Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 73, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 25, 1963 Page: 2 of 16
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THE CLAUDE NEWS Claude, Texas APRIL 25, 1963.
The indwelling Christ..
the hope of glory...
by S. S. Lappin
other passages of like tenor. Of
himself Paul said, "I am crucifi-
ed with Christ: nevertheless I
in pain together until now" while The thousand kindnesses of
"the earnest expectation of the Pittsburgh Central, the most con-
creature walteth for the mani- siderate congregation I ever serv-
festation of the sons of God." ed, could not soothe the hurt my
In the light of this it is no spirit suffered daily. Watching at
wonder that when Jesus was born through troubled nighgts
the angels sang of glory to God with a slowly dying companion
and peace among men of good W own spirit grew fain
will. No wonder that John, near- ™der th? straln- \ would 8° oufc
ing the end of a troubled life, ^ my daily round among those
could write, "Beloved, now are «">st in need of my ministry I
we the sons of God, and it doth would greet, cheerfully as I could,
There is an oft-quoted passage live"; but he adds, "yet not I, not t appear What we shall be: and do **st t0 encourage the
in the Colossian letter in which but Christ liveth in me." In the but know that( when he shan downcast and despairing—the vast
Paul speaks of what he calls a same letter he expresses anxiety appear we shan be like him; for city was in the Srip of the Breat
"mystery among the Gentiles" and for his recent Galatian converts we shajj see hlm ^ he is - the depression. I had to deal with the
further defines it as "Christ in "until Christ be formed in you." beginning of this Gentile age His despondent and dropsical, the de-
you, the hope of glory." Again, To the church at Rome he wrote, <'C0rp0reai" presence was with- spearte and diseased, the blind
in the Roman letter he refers to "If Christ be in you ... He that draVyn, but not his "real" pre- and half-blind, the tubercular and
a "mystery" in "that blindness in raised up Christ from the dead sence. He is near us always, but those lttle children, maybe, eaten
part is happened to Israel, until shall also quicken your mortal unseen for these fleshly eyes with nameless disease through no
the fulness of the Gentiles be bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth pieiCe the veil between. fault 04 their own- Often there
. come in." in you." And the Corinthians, "We But one day we are to be on the was nothing I could do but pray;
Paul's reference to the indwell- have thiS treasure in earthen' ves- other side of tha(. veil. therii and for bodies wasted by disease
ing seems to stem from a state- sels . . . that the life also of cause we are like him," we shall and malnutrition or minds cloud-
ment made by Jesus in the upper Jesus might be made manifest in be able to see Him as He is. ed b* doubts and forebodings that
room. Referxng to the Holy Spirit, our body." _ . will not lift, prayer alone seems
he used this cryptic clause, "He No other explanation than a di- . ' for us e a s 1 .. such a feeble and inadequate help,
that is with you and shall be in vine indwelling, it seems to me, er and graver meaning in a • At the day's end, weary and
you." Hardly could they under- can justify these frequent refer- the nignt y heartsick with it all 1 would re_
stand how one who had been their ences. And no other would seem Je®"s p™!ye ' y . . turn to the comfortable apart-'
leader and teacher, and who was to make clear His words when He witn thine own s g thp ment, bathe, change clothes and
now about to leave them, could said, of the coming Comforter, whlrti I hiad _ d d t eat good food, glad to take up
still be near to lead and teach. "Whom the world cannot receive P£thlv adventure and my niShtly vi8n with the 01ie be-
lt would be through the ministry because it seeth him not neither ™s visible ear h y loved. Then would come to me,
of the Holy Spirit he would send, knoweth him." This coming One, .. .. _ .. t r Th uninvited, Ihe thought that where
"If I go not away, the Comfor- sent to comfort, guide and attend ™ wo™ " for' brief 1 had been but bliefly« t0 lend
ter will not come unto you . . ." during the Gentile age, could not °ne' *' 8 . . a helping hand for the moment,
said he—the Comforter "who is be arrested, tried, or crucified for sPace 111 _ine nei(ls * 1 • n aavjor haci f0 stav sllffP,.
Why do the
heathen rage? -
vioovon Tt ic with my Savior had to stay, to suffer
with you and shall be in you." he would not be personalized. ^01"®®ick f®r with the destitute and lonely ones,
The incarnation required that (The Greek word "lambano" here gladness that He contemplates His 1
to share their anxious dreads,
lor them and for the time, limit*, rendered receive can as well be ^7^ ™ Je"'hos"n the"' <*<"" 'ls
JT.?" mansions. His exile is at an end. were true I knew why our Lord
tions be laid on Deity. The visible translated
presence of Jesus, as God in the The campaign about to be laun-
They would ask, as
fVto mHon that shuddered and drew back momen-
omnipresence. ched could not be interrupted by Jut in 1116 Ja den <on a ^ he took ^ bltfcer cup
we also may, slaying then leader. World forces san)e tragic night ^ what black Father's hand
How can He go away and yet be would feel the power thereof (see
darkness is this that settles over
from the Father's hand.
a_ „ — — , vwv.„ Th..„ tt„ .™nth«,. If what we know as the Holy
with us still? What could he John 3:8) but would not be able J W1P !10^' lhi' Spirit is the spirit and life and
mean. "A little while and you to discover from whence it come- 'ft ,°U * neverthdess not mv ful1 consciousness of Christ in us
shall not see me: and again a th nor whither it goeth. cup om ; nevertheless not y actnallv Ihe indwell-
little while and vou shall see me Marvelous strateev to rnnmipr will, but thine, be done. Why . , 5,. . actually the indwell
" e wnne ana you snau see me, iviarveious strategy, to conquer mg of Christ in us the hope of
because I (in corporeal presence, a wayward and rebellious race tnis agony ot soui 11 oniy aeatn understand how
as we mav think) eo untn thp bv the inbreathed pnen?v nf nn lay between him and the Fathers B iy- unaerstana now
w ay ininK) 8° unto tne uy ine inoieainea eneigy oi an „ hinnHv OTpqt9 when Christians, once ransomed
Father"? unseen Conqueror! house? Why thK bloody sweat. savcd hv his eraee do oftpn
So the world would be without It was this thrustine- nf a Hivi why the hour of unspeakable suf- ana save(^ W ms giace, do otten
U , « V . ,, ^ ust ng .°* a dlvi- fpvinB-9 Men have often faced ®neve and wound him, even cru-
him? Not so; he that was "with ne element into our earth life leun8- Men nave otten iacea afresh and nut him to
them" would be "in them." We that Paul referred to when he death wlthout dread or fear" Sl shame
might assume that all this is fig- wrote, "For we know the whole Surely the Son of 'nan ^"ld.do Said John G Pa ton mission-
urative if it were not forjso many creation groaneth and travaileth so' Here 1S a Problem that has ■ '
given pause to the saints and y 111 1Ntw leinng
sageS since that night in Geth- of„the deatb a'ld burial of his Slrl
semane. What was His cup of w . ' <e®inJ11"g. of their
suffering in the hour of that "uni ry ere' If had not been
strategic retreat, by which he'for Jesus- who vouchsafed His
would defeat the adversary thro- Presence to me there, I should
4 •. XT ugh death and resu-action? bav^ gone mad and died by that
Awaits Y fill 1 venture to raise a question loncly grave. He there sensed
here. I but raise the question and rea ^
proceed from there,trusting those ' me' is t,^ie meaning of
who read to do their own think- ^ ciyptic word, Christ in you
ing, as all must do when seeking . ^°Pe of glory. It is the
to fathom the depth of divine christ- who as the Word was
purpose. once made flesh to dwell among
Was He facing there the pros- "s briefly- n°w made a quicken-
pect of an age-long incarnation sp'rit, 111 every sincere believer,
until all the wandering sons of y whlcb unseen presence His
God were brought safely back to ministry is made potent and per-
the Fathers house? Must He, to to the end of time. Christ,
finish His voluntary mission to ® ^ f.1?® sick—^through us;
mankind, become an indwelling, CbJ"lst- seeking His little ones
A Warm Welcome
quickening spirit, not just "with"
—through us; Christ, still labor-
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship .... 7:30 p.m.
Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m. Prayer Meeting, Wed., 7:30 p.m.
Training Union 6:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal .... afterward
Meet Your Friends At
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
but "within" each penitent be- lnS wlth terider Patience when we
liver, to suffer with him and for fa"er or do aught to grieve Him.
him, to bear his griefs and sor- ^ ® and *"be world about
rows, to be pained at his failures ever ,b® the same, once we
and hurt by his sins, to die again J?okied upon and Pondered
with each martyr, to be with each . Mystery among the Gentiles,
wayward and suffering one, what- ®^nst in you the hope of glory"?
ever he might have to endure of Jve ever again doubt that,
sickness and sin, of filth and a11 tbe c^aos and confus-
squalor, that He might lift up a io" °uf ,this troubled world, He
fallen race to the welcoming kiss bung victory at last and
of a loving God? peace on earth among men of
Some, it may be, will recall a food ^an we longer hesi-
dark experience that will suggest, ® when we hear Him say to us
even if feebly, what he faced in "r age' Behold' 1 stand
that hour. For me it was my one ® or and knock; if any
city ministry. I had loved the ^eaf„my volce and °Pen the
stilly places of nature. Fields and d?or ^ come ln and sup with
hills and flowing streams had in- m and be with me' ?
trigued and fascinated me. The
little churches of village and ^ TT . ~,
Dr. Hugh Sticksel
209 W. 15th
by Fredna W. Bennett
And it came to pass, when Ahab
saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto
him, Art thou he that troubleth
Israel? 1 Kings 18:17
When king Ahab met Elijah,
the prophet, he was enraged. On
one occasion, he said, "Hast thou
found me, O mine enemy?"
But Elijah answered: "I have
found thee: because thou hast
sold thyself to work evil in the
sight of the LORD."
Ahab was enraged when Elijah
said: "As the LORD God of Isras
el liveth, before whom I stand,
there shall not be dew nor rain
these years, but according to my
word." Instead of repenting of
his sins and leading Israel to re-
pent, Ahab sought to kill the pro-
phet. But at the command of
God, Elijah hid himself for three
years. Ahab searched everywhere
but could not find him.
When Elijah, again at God'.«
command, came to bring tidings
of rain to Israel, Ahab accused
him of troubling Israel. But Eli-
jah answered, "I have not troubl-
ed Israel; but thou, and thy fath-
er's house, in that ye have for;
saken the commandments of the
LORD, and thou hast followed
It has always been the lot of
God's fathful prophets to be call-
ed the "troublers of the land,"
disturbers of the peace. Christ
and His apostles were accused of
"perverting the nation."
But Christ expressed the spirit
of . the true prophets of all ages
when He sgjd. "O Jerusalem, Jer-
usalem, thou that killest the pro-
phets, and stonest them which
are sent unto thee, how often
would I have gathered thy child-
ren together, even as a hen ga-*
thereth her chickens under her
wings, and ye would not!"
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Forty years of this, and then the
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Waggoner, William J. B. & Waggoner, Cecil O. Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 73, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 25, 1963, newspaper, April 25, 1963; Claude, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth355893/m1/2/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Richard S. and Leah Morris Memorial Library.