Down From His Glory
Down from his glory, Ever living story,
My God and Savior came, And Jesus was his name,
Born in a manger, To his own a stranger,
A man of sorrows, tears and agony.
Oh, how I love him, How I adore him,
My breath my sunshine, My all in all,
The Great Creator became my Savior,
And all God's fullness dwelleth in him.
What condescension, Bringing us redemption;
That in the dead of night, Not one faint hope in sight,
God, gracious, tender, Laid aside His splendor,
Stooping to woo, to win, to save my soul.
Without reluctance, Flesh and blood His substance,
He took the form of man, Revealed the hidden plan.
O glorious myst'ry, Sacrifice of Calv'ry,
And now I know Thou are the great "I Am."
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said. While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as theyentered into the cloud.
And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
1 Timothy 3:16
William E. Booth-Clibborn -
1893 - 1969
Born: August 4, 1893, Switzerland
Died: August 1969, Portland Oregon
Eduardo di Capua
1856 - 1917
Born: May 12, 1865, Naples, Italy.
Died: October 13, 1917, Milan, Italy
William E. Booth-Clibborn was a powerful evangelist from a powerful Christian family. He was a son of the famed Marechael of France (Booth's eldest daughter, who pioneered the Salvation Army work in France as a teenager -- her exciting life story is still in print) and grandson and namesake of General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army. His mother Catherine married Arthur Clibborn, and at the General's insistence, changed their name by deed poll to Booth-Clibborn.
So successful was their work in France, that General Booth instructed them to return to London to help him there, but they decided to remain in Europe and won thousands to Christ in Switzerland and other countries.
William Booth-Clibborn, one of their many children, was converted at the age of 12 and then conducted children's evangelistic campaigns at the age of 15 in Holland, Germany, Poland and Russia while his parent's preached to the adults. He preached in English, German and French (his native language).
He later trained at the Moody Bible Institute and evangelized in the U.S. and then worldwide. He spent over two years in Australia in the 1930s, where the legacy of his labors remain. He founded churches in Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States. He later settled in Portland, Oregon, where he founded Immanuel Temple, and died in 1969. His wife died in 1997 at the age of 98.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Lord is Risen. He is risen indeed. Jesus showed himself alive after His resurrection teaching his disciples of things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
When the Lord first appeared to his disciples after He arose from the dead He greeted them and told them;
Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me even so send I you.
Later Jesus Christ appeared to His disciples at the sea of Tiberias where he asks Peter.
Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me? He saith unto him; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
And finally, before He ascended unto Heaven his disciples asked Him
"wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?"
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
One of the last commands that Jesus made to His disciples was to;
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all thing whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen
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