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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X IT IS I MYSELF We
have been studying God's choice of men, a choice to service and to
privilege. The privilege, as it is set forth in Scripture, is
fellowship with Himself for time and for eternity. Our last chapter
gave a representation of this privilege taken from the Old
Testament. Our study shall now conclude in this chapter with a
representation of the same privilege taken from the New Testament.
It is the interview of our Lord with His disciples after He was
risen from the dead, as it is described in the twenty-fourth
chapter of Luke, the thirty-eighth and thirty-ninth verses. The
disciples were troubled, terrified. They supposed that they had
seen a spirit, or, as we should say, a ghost. Huddled together in
that closed upper room, a sad and lonely company, mourning, for the
dear Lord who had been put to death, all their hopes dying with
Him, suddenly they saw in the midst of them an appearance like His
form, and heard a sound like His voice; but they thought it was
only a ghost, a shadow, a vanishing hallucination, and they cried
out in fear. But He answered quickly, "Behold, see, that it is I
Myself." They must know that death had made no break in that
continuing personal identity of their dear Lord. He would show it
to them as a visible, audible, tangible fact. "It is I Myself." Oh,
if those disciples could be brought to believe it, if they could be
well assured that it was true, it would be the best thing that had
ever come to human knowledge since first men began to live and die.
Continuing identity of any sort is interesting to us. You go up to
Central Park and look at that shaft of polished stone lifting its
head toward the sky, its sides carved with strange hieroglyphics,
and you say to yourself, "To think that...
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