Torrey - Man -12.3- Results of Love to Christ

III. RESULTS OF LOVE TO CHRIST. Ephesians 6:24 "Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen."

First Proposition: There is grace for all who love Jesus Christ in sincerity. John 14:21-23 — "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, if a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."

Second Proposition: Those who love Christ are loved by the Father and by Christ. Christ manifests Himself to those who love Him. The Father and Christ make their abode with those who love Christ.

God loves all men, but he has a peculiar love for those who love His Son. (Compare to John 17:23 RV — "I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that thou didst send me, and lovedst them, even as thou lovedst me.") QUESTION: How does Christ manifest Himself to those who love Him?

ANSWER: See John 14:15-17,23, and John 16:14. John 14:15-17 RV — "If ye love me ye will keep my commandments.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you."

Third Proposition: The Father's gift of the Holy Spirit, as the Paraclete to abide with and be in us, is for those who love Christ. 2 Timothy 4:8 — "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."

Fourth Proposition: At His coming the Lord will give a crown of righteousness to all who love His appearing.