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“Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory”

“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my dis-ciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’” John 8:31-32. 

Just before Joshua received his marching orders from the commander of the Lord’s army, he asked if he was for them or their enemies. The answer is that he was on God’s side.  Those on both sides of the battle for the republic in 1861 sang the hymn, “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory,” and believed themselves on God’s side.  Great song as God’s wrath is loos-ed on His enemies that He is trampling—if we believe we’re on His side as most of us do!  But, far too often we believe God must be fighting for our cause and so this doesn’t apply to us.  It’s His truth and not our wills, how-ever, that is marching on.  A great mystery is how free we become the more we submit ourselves to Him. After all, it is Jesus who did the work of salvation by going to the cross and rising from the grave.  Since Jesus was made like us in every way to die to make men holy, we who have been re-made like Him in every way must live to make men free by getting them too to submit to God’s will.

Can you truly sing “Glory! Glory hallelujah!”?