… In all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren…. Hebrews 2:17
“Is it possible to be a true Christian and still suffer in the doldrums of discouragement?”
This is a question that we are hearing often. Frankly, I cannot assure you whether Christians should know discouragement or not: I can only tell you that they all do!
Inwardly, they are often heavy-hearted, defeated, unhappy and a little bit frightened—yet they are Christians!
What we need, brethren, is to get the true scriptural vision of our victorious Lord, our victorious human brother. Paul wrote to the Philippians about Jesus Christ humbling Himself and becoming obedient even unto the death of the cross, and then: “Wherefore, God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name” and “every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God, the Father.”
Now, that is our victorious Lord, our victorious human brother.
Someone may say: “It is no great news to say that God is victorious.”
But what we read in the New Testament is that God has joined His nature to the nature of man and has made a Man victorious, so that men might be victorious and overcoming in that Man!
God has made Him to be Head of the Church and He meanwhile waits for the time of His returning, guiding and keeping and instructing His Church. This He does by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God!