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The Ministry of Healing

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    Character of God Revealed in Christ

    Taking humanity upon Him, Christ came to be one with humanity, and at the same time to reveal our heavenly Father to sinful human beings. He who had been in the presence of the Father from the beginning, He who was the express image of the invisible God, was alone able to reveal the character of the Deity to mankind. He was in all things made like unto His brethren. He became flesh even as we are. He was hungry and thirsty and weary. He was sustained by food and refreshed by sleep. He shared the lot of men; yet He was the blameless Son of God. He was a stranger and sojourner on the earth—in the world, but not of the world; tempted and tried as men and women today are tempted and tried, yet living a life free from sin. Tender, compassionate, sympathetic, ever considerate of others, He represented the character of God, and was constantly engaged in service for God and man.MH 422.2

    “Jehovah hath anointed Me,” He said,
    “To preach good tidings unto the poor;
    He hath sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    To proclaim liberty to the captives,”
    “And recovering of sight to the blind;”
    “To proclaim the year of Jehovah's favor; ...
    To comfort all that mourn.” Isaiah 61:1, A.R.V., margin; Luke 4:18; Isaiah 61:2, A.R.V.
    MH 423.1

    “Love your enemies,” He bids us; “bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven;” “for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.” “He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.” Matthew 5:44, 45; Luke 6:35; Matthew 5:45; Luke 6:36.MH 423.2

    “Through the tender mercy of our God; ...
    The Dayspring from on high hath visited us,
    To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the
    shadow of death,
    To guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78, 79.
    MH 423.3

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