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Worthy Is the LambWorthy Is the Lamb
by Jim McGuiggan

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Where the Spirit of the Lord is... there is glory for Christ

“He who has nothing to say about Jesus Christ has nothing to say.” (H.S. Vigeveno)
Oh, there is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not be presenting his own ideas; he will be telling you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by revealing to you whatever he receives from me. (John 16:12-14 NLT)

    We hear the quiet breathing of the Holy Spirit on every page of Holy Scripture, but when we listen to what he’s whispering, there is only one name on his lips — Jesus.

    If we pay attention to his way of working, we, too, will have only one name on our lips and one thing to say: “Worthy is the Lamb.” In doing this we’ll be joining a vast host of men and women down through the ages who tore from their heads whatever crowns they had gained in this life and threw them at the feet of the Lord Jesus.

    When we’ve done all we are led by the Spirit of God to do, we’ll discover that Christ has been glorified. Should it happen that people applaud us, we without fanfare or pomposity, will direct their eyes to the Lord Christ himself

There is only one name on his lips — Jesus.
    Young Arturo Toscanini set out to become a cellist and was living out his dream until at the age of nineteen, while on tour with the orchestra in Rio de Janeiro, he was called on to fill in for the conductor. He proceeded to perform Verdi’s Aida from memory, and the world of music discovered a genius. He is praised most for his interpretation of Verdi’s work and the symphonies of Beethoven, and those who know say he could get from the musicians more than any other conductor.

    On many, many occasions, when he had raised the orchestra’s performance of Beethoven to heights they didn’t think they could attain, the artists would rise to their feet and applaud the master, until embarrassed with the length and fervor of the tribute, he had to beg them to cease. “You must see, gentlemen,” he’d say, “it isn’t me; it’s Beethoven.”

    The Spirit would ceaselessly remind us, “It isn’t you; it’s the Lord Christ! There is no other name, no other heart, no other face — there is only One!”

    Where the Spirit of the Lord is, people are glorifying Jesus Christ.

Now, the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, he gives freedom. And all of us have had that veil removed so that we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even more. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18 NLT)

 
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      Excerpted from Where the Spirit of the Lord Is..., ©1999, Howard Publishing Company. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

      Title: "Worthy Is the Lamb"
      Author: Jim McGuiggan
      Publication Date: November 8, 2002


 

 
 
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Paul LeeJim McGuiggan lives and ministers in Northern Ireland. He is the author of several books, including The God of the Towel and Jesus, Hero of Thy Soul. Jim has three grown children and six wonderful grandchildren.

 

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