NEARNESS TO CHRIST
- For the word of God
- quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged
- , piercing even to the Dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and
- a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
“I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not.”
There are different translations of these words. One version renders it, “I will shew thee great and fortified things.” Another, “Great and reserved things.” Now, there are reserved and special things in Christian experience: all the developments of spiritual life are not alike easy of attainment. There are the common frames and feelings of repentance, and faith, and joy, and hope, which are enjoyed by the entire family; but there is an upper realm of rapture, of communion, and conscious union with Christ, which is…
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