On behalf of the staff at Reformation Heritage Books:
We wish you the Lord’s richest blessings in the coming year and that you may learn for the first time or afresh to “count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus.” Thank you for your support. Reformation Heritage Books has been privileged to publish quite a few titles this year and it is our prayerful intention to do the same in 2017.
LONGING FOR CHRIST
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. — JOHN 10:9
There is provision for the satisfaction and contentment of the thirsty, longing soul in Christ, as He is the way to the Father, not only from the fullness of excellency and grace that He has in His own person, but as by Him we may come to God, may be reconciled to Him, and may be made happy in His favor and love. The poverty and want of the soul in its natural state consist in its being separated from God, for God is the riches and the happiness of the creature. We naturally are alienated from God, and God is alienated from us, and our Maker is not at peace with us. But, in Christ, there is a way for a free communication between God and us—for us to come to God and for God to communicate Himself to us by His Spirit: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6); and “But now in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ…. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father…. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God” (Eph. 2:13, 18, 19). Christ, by being thus the way to the Father, is the way to true happiness and contentment: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture” (John 10:9).