- Gate of heaven.
- Morning star.
- Health of the sick.
- Refuge of sinners.
- Comforter of the afflicted.
- Help of Christians.
In the Scriptures we discover a different picture. All those titles really belong to someone else. They are all titles of the Lord Jesus.
- Gate of heaven: Jesus said, ‘I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved’ (John 10:9).
- Morning star: ‘I, Jesus ... I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star’ (Revelation 22:16)
- Health of the sick: ‘I am the LORD, your healer’ (Exodus 15:26).
- Refuge of sinners: ‘On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God’ (Psalm 62:7).
- Comforter of the afflicted, ‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me’ (Psalm 23:4).
- Help of Christians: ‘Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life’ (Psalm 54:4).
(Gospel e-Letter - September 2015)