Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Unsearchable

Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.
 
[John Wesley]
 
 
 
 
1 John 5:7 ... For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
 
 
 
Romans 11:33 ... O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
 
 
 
Psalm 145:3 ... Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
 
 
 
Job 26:14 ... Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

So In Love With Holiness

Christ is so in love with holiness, that at the price of His blood, He will buy it for us!

See the greatness and dreadfulness of that breach which sin made between God and us. No less a sacrifice than Christ himself must make atonement. Judge of the greatness of the wound which sin made, by the magnitude of the remedy which Christ made.

All our repentance, could we shed as many tears for sin, as there have fallen drops of rain since the creation, could not have atoned for our sin!
 
[John Flavel]
 
 
 
Hebrews 9:12 ... Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
 
 
 
Hebrews 13:12 ... Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
 
 
 
1 Peter 1:16 ... Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
 
 
 
Acts 20:28 ... Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Glorify God in The Fire!

Fire not only burns and purges, but it separates one thing from another.

God Almighty knows that we are often purged more in one hour by a good sound trial than by a thousand manifestations of His love. It is a fine thing to come purified, to come pardoned out of the furnace of affliction. The furnace is intended to purge us to separate the precious from the vile, the chaff from the wheat. And God, in order to do this, is pleased to put us into one fire after another.

There are some roads which are finely paved and smooth but the King's road to Heaven is strewed with crosses and afflictions!

My brethren, we need to be purged! How apt are we to want to go to Heaven upon a featherbed. But many go lying upon beds of pain and languishing, which is the King's highway there.

God will not put us into the fire if there was not something to be purged away. The grand thing, is to learn to glorify God in the fire.

We glorify God in the fire, when we quietly endure it as a chastisement, and when we bear it patiently. It is a dreadful thing when we are saying with Cain, "My punishment is greater than I can bear!" But the language of a soul that glorifies God in the fire is this, "Shall I, Lord, shall I a sinful man, complain for the punishment of my sins?"

We glorify God in the fire, when, though we feel pain and anguish, we at the same time say, "Lord, we deserve this and ten thousands times more!"

We glorify God in the fire also, when we are really and fully persuaded that God will put us in the furnace only for our good, and His own glory.

We glorify God in the fire when we say, "Lord don't let the fire go out until it has purged away all my dross!"

We glorify God in the fire when the soul can say, "Here I am, my God, do with me as seems good in Your sight! I know that I shall not have one unnecessary stroke!"

We glorify God in the fire when we are not grumbling, but humbly submitting to His will. When that awful message was brought to Eli, what does he say? "It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him." Let my children be killed, whatever is done, it is the Lord's doing!

We glorify God in the fire when we rejoice in Him when we can thank God for striking us when we can thank Him for whipping us!

Happy are you who have got into Christ's fire!

 
 
[George Whitefield]
 
 
 
 
 
John 15:2 ... Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
 
 
 
Isaiah 48:10 ... Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
 
 
 
Proverbs 17:3 ... The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts.
 
 
 
Hebrews 12:6 ... For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

He Loves Me

He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me. He loves me not. He died for me. Debate settled.
 
 
 







Romans 5:8 ... But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
 
 
 
Ephesians 2:4-5 ... But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

 
 
 
John 3:16 ... For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

View Him Yonder

View Him yonder, sinner, sweating in the garden. See the ruby drops of blood as they fall from that dear visage!

Oh, see Him sinner, see Him in Pilate's hall. View the streams of gore as they gush from those lacerated shoulders!

See Him, sinner, see Him on His cross!

View that holy head still marked with the wounds with which the thorns pierced His sacred temples!

Oh, view that pure face, emaciated and marred!

See the vile spittle still hanging there, the spittle of cruel mockers!

View those loving eyes floating in tears with languid pity!

Look, too, at those kind hands, and view them as they stream like fountains of blood!

 
[Charles H. Spurgeon]
 
 
 
 
 
Zechariah 12:10 ... And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
 
 
 
John 19:37 ... And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
 
 
 
 
Revelation 1:7 ... Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Eternal Bliss

Every living soul that has been experimentally taught his lost condition, that has known something of a resting place in Christ, that has turned his back upon both the world and the professing church, and gone weeping Zionward, that he may live in Jesus, feel His power, taste His love, know His blood, rejoice in His grace; every such soul shall, like Israel of old, be borne safely through this waste-howling wilderness shall be carried through this valley of tears and taken to enjoy eternal bliss and glory in the presence of Jesus to bathe in the ocean of endless bliss!
 
[Joseph Philpot]
 
 
 
 
 
John 3:15 ... That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
 
 
 
Romans 6:23 ... For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
 
 
Titus 1:2 ...  In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
 
 
 
Jude 1:21 ... Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Christian's Never-Failing Resort

Prayer is the Christian's never-failing resort in any case, in every plight. When you cannot use your sword you may take to the weapon of all-prayer! Your gun-powder may be damp, your bow-string may be broken but the weapon of all-prayer need never be out of order.
 
Leviathan laughs at the javelin but he trembles at prayer. Sword and spear need furbishing but prayer never rusts; and when we think it most blunt it cuts the best. Prayer is an open door which none can shut!
 
Devils may surround you on all sides but the way upward is always open, and as long as that road is unobstructed, you will not fall into the enemy's hand. We can never be taken by force or storm so long as Heavenly help comes down to us, to support us in the time of our necessities.
 
Prayer is never out of season in summer and in winter its merchandise is precious. Prayer gains an audience with God in the dawn of morning, in the heat of noonday, in the midst of business, in the shades of evening, in the dead of night. In every condition whether of poverty, or sickness, or obscurity, or slander, or sin your covenant God will welcome your prayer and answer it from His holy place.
 
 
Prayer is never futile. True prayer is evermore true power. You may not always get what you ask but you shall always have your real needs supplied. When God does not answer His children according to the letter, He does so according to the spirit.
 
If you ask for coarse meal will you be angered because He gives you the finest flour? If you seek bodily health, should you complain if instead thereof He makes your sickness turn to the healing of spiritual maladies? Is it not better to have the affliction sanctified, than removed? My soul, do not forget to offer your petition and request for the Lord is ready to grant you your desires!
 
[Charles H. Spurgeon]
 
 
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2 Chronicles 30:27 ... Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.
 
 
James 5:16 ... Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
 
 
Philippians 4:6 ... Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.❤

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Breast the Wave, Christian

Breast the wave, Christian, when it is strongest;
Watch for day, Christian, when the night’s longest;
Onward and upward still be thine endeavor;
The rest that remaineth will be forever.


Fight the fight, Christian, Jesus is o’er thee;
Run the race, Christian, Heav’n is before thee;
He Who hath promised faltereth never;
The love of eternity flows on forever.


Lift thine eye, Christian, just as it closeth;
Raise thy heart, Christian, ere it reposeth;
Thee from the love of Christ nothing shall sever;
And when all thy work is done, praise Him forever.


[written by: Jo­seph Stam­mers]

 
1 Corinthians 9:24 ... Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
 
 
 
1 Timothy 6:12 ... Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
 
 
 
2 Timothy 4:7 ... I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Full Joy

Happiness is caused by things that happen around me and circumstances will mar it;  But joy flows right on through trouble; joy flows on through the dark.  It is an unceasing fountain bubbling up in the heart.
 
[D.L. Moody]



 
 
 
John 16:24 ... Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
 
 
 
 
Acts 2:28 ... Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
 
 
 
Psalm 16:11 ... Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.❤

Monday, April 27, 2015

Distinguishing Grace

What sad consequences there are to sin! That horrible, heart-hatred of God, which resides in the hearts of each of Adam's sons and daughters works havoc in the earth and will bring us all down to Hell in the end unless God intervenes to save. The only hope there is for fallen, depraved, helpless sinners is the omnipotent intervention of God's irresistible grace!

The whole world was lost. The whole world was corrupt. The whole of Adam's race was degenerate and walked in wickedness, provoking the wrath of God. But God, in great pity, mercy and compassion showed Himself gracious to one man. "Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord." God spared Noah. God saved Noah. Through him, God preserved His family, preserved our race and thus preserved His elect for all generations to come!

Blessed be His name, God does intervene to save! He does not have to save. No mortal will ever seek salvation from Him until first he is sought by Him. But God has, in indescribable, infinite mercy, chosen to save a people for His own glory and save them, He will!

[Don Fortner]




 
 
Genesis 6:8 ... But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
 
 
 
Jeremiah 31:3 ... The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
 
 
 
John 6:44 ... No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.