Northcote Deck

“We Beheld His Glory”

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Preface

Loizeaux brothers: Publishers 19 West 21st Street New York City First Edition 3,000 — June 1942 Preface We need “medicine” occasionally for the “healing” of the soul, but we cannot thrive on medicine alone. On the other hand we need food continually, to nourish us, that we may “grow in grace.” This little book goes forth, not so much that it may search the conscience as that it may feed the soul. For of old God strengthened and sustained His people with “Bread fr...

The Son Of God

“Thou Art Fairer” (Ps. 45:2) “Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature! Ο Thou of God and man the Son! Thee would I worship, Thee ever honor, Thou my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.” The personal appearance of the Saviour was well-known to His disciples. For three years they had looked into His very eyes, and eyes are ever the windows of the soul. They had listened reverently and continually to the cadences of the voice which spake “as never man spake;” had become...

The Cross

“A spectacle …to Angels and… Men” Writing about A. D. 54 to the self-satisfied Corinthians, Paul in his first epistle (4:9) is led to describe the lot of apostles in those darkening days. He says, “we are made a spectacle unto … angels and … men.” Thus in their fight against sin and darkness he emphasizes that they were seen and watched by celestial beings as well as by men. They were indeed being made a “theatron” lit., a theatrical spectacle, and that to all created ...

The Paraclete

“Grieve not the Spirit” (Eph. 4:30) In John 20:21 we read: “Then said Jesus… As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you. And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.” A little later at Pentecost this promise received its evident fulfillment, and so dawned the new age of the Church, so was ushered in the new era of the Spirit. The Saviour’s action and words were deeply significant and intentional. He whom they had known a...

The Apostle To The Gentiles

The “must” of God’s Will Coming north from Galilee, and at last descending from the sun-baked lower slopes of snowy Hermon, Damascus bursts upon the traveller’s gaze, the oldest city in the world. There centuries ago, on the high road near this great Gentile capital, Saul of Tarsus, a Jew, fanatic and patriot, was literally commandeered by the Voice from Heaven to become the great apostle to the Gentiles. There the Saviour identified Himself with His suffering saints with: “Why ...

The Believer

“My Expectation is from God” (Psalm 62:5) My expectation!” How the words ring down the centuries out of David’s troubled life! For here was a man who might easily have become a cynic or a pessimist after his scurvy treatment by King Saul. But happily, David had long learned the useful habit of getting his eyes off men and on to God. Like Elijah who followed him, he had looked into the face of famine and then had calmly looked into the face of God, and he could never forget the exp...

The Sequel

Suppers with the Saviour (Rev. 3:20; Song of Sol. 5:3; Mark 14:3; Luke 24:30) Let us turn first to the supper proposed by the Saviour, in the midst of the message to Laodicea (Rev. 3:20): “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and sup with him.” This invitation is usually applied to the knocking of the Saviour at the heart of the sinner needing salvation, and no doubt it is legitimate to so use it. But surely i...
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