HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.!” Matthew 28:18
For Jesus, to die was gain in the richest degree — to die, and to rise again from His death. He took up once more all that He had surrendered when He came to our far-off world. Yes, and since Bethlehem and Olivet and Calvary — He is rewarded with a dominion which is larger still.
Today He has a new authority to forgive my sin. Since He bore the cross for me, since He poured out from the white marble of His body, and the precious ointment of His blood — He has a right to speak the sentence of pardon which none can gainsay.
Today He has a new fullness of the Spirit to impart to my soul. By His sorrow and shame, by His crucifixion and ascension — He opened the way for the coming of the Teacher, the Sanctifier, the Comforter. The Holy Spirit is given since Jesus was glorified.
Today He has a new title for my love. Ah, mine must be a heart of adamant, if I can refrain from loving Him who suffered in my place, and who appears in glory as my Intercessor. None on earth, and none in Heaven, should equal Him.
Today He has a new sceptre to which I bend. It is the sceptre of One who is not God only but Man too. It is the government of my Kinsman-Redeemer. I see in it the pledge of my own kinghood by and by.
Thus death has given my Saviour a fresh empire and a better sovereignty. Lord of lords as He was in the everlasting years, on His head are many crowns today which did not sparkle there in that unruffled and passionless eternity of the past.