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Charles Haddon Spurgeon ( 1834 – 1892)

01/02/16

Dear brethen, we that are believers have been enabled by divine grace to escape most sins of commission; but I for one have to mourn daily over sins of omission. If we have Spiritual Graces, yet they do not reach the point required of us. If we do that which is right in itself, yet we usually mar our work upon the wheel, either in the thought, wish, desire or  motive, or in the manner of doing it, or by the self-satisfaction with which we view it when it is done. We come short of the glory of God in some respect or other. We forget to do what we ought to do, or, doing it, we are guilty of lukewarmness, self-reliance, unbelief, or some other grievious error. It was not so with our divine Redeemer.—

The Heart of The Gospel is redemption, and the essence of redemption is the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ. They who preach this truth preach the gospel in whatever else they may be mistaken; but they who preach not the atonement, whatever else they declare, have missed the soul and substance of the divine message.—

The Lord God laid upon Jesus, who voluntarily undertook it, all the weight of human sin. Instead of its resting on the sinner, who did commit it, it was made to rest upon Christ, who did not commit it; while the righteousness which Jesus wrought out was placed to the account of the guilty, who had not worked it out, so the guilty are treated as righteous. Those who by nature are guilty, are regarded as righteous, while he who by nature knew no sin whatever, was treated as guilty. I think I must have read in scores of books that such a transference is impossible; but the statement has had no effect upon my mind. I do not care whether it is impossible or not with learned unbelievers: it is evidently possible with God, for he has done it. But they say it is contrary to reason. I do not care for that, either: it may be contrary to the reason of those unbelievers, but it is not contrary to mine ; and if I am to be guided by reason, I prefer to follow my own. The atonement is a miracle, and miracles are rather to be accepted by faith than measured by calculation. A fact is the best of arguments. It is a fact that the Lord hath laid on Jesus the iniquity of us all. God’s revelation proves the fact, and our faith defies human questioning! God saith it, and I believe it; and believing it, I find life and comfort in it. Shall I not preach it? Assuredly I will.—

I had been praying with you in the prayer-meeting that God would give us the Holy Ghost to the full, and you said to me afterwards, ‘My dear brother, do you know what you asked God for?’ I answered ‘Yes.’ But you very solemnly said to me, ‘The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Judgment and the Spirit of Burning, and few are prepared for the inward conflict which is meant by these two words.’” My good old friend told me that at the time he did not understand what I meant, but thought me a singular youth. “Ah!” said he, “I see it now, but it is only by a painful experience that I have come to the full comprehension of it.” Yes, when Christ comes, he comes not to send peace on the earth, but a sword; and that sword begins at home, in our own souls, killing, cutting, hacking, breaking in pieces. Blessed is that man who knows the Word of the Lord by its exceeding sharpness, for it kills nothing but that which ought to be killed. It quickens and gives new life to all that is of God; but the old depraved life which ought to die, it hews in pieces… “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.”—

1/3/13

“ Groaning which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.”(Spurgeon)

12/2/13

A man cannot pray with a good opinion of himself

The man who pleads his own merit does not pray

Humble men are most conscious of great pride

The spring of Humility is true self knowledge (Spurgeon)

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1) PRAYER                     Charles Haddon Spurgeon
2) INTERCESSORY PRAYER                   Charles Haddon Spurgeon
3) FAITH & REPENTANCE            Charles Haddon Spurgeon
4) The Parable of the Sower              Charles Haddon Spurgeon
5)  Self Delusion                         Charles Haddon Spurgeon
6) The Loved Ones Chastened                          Charles Haddon Spurgeon
7)  God’s Will and Man’s Will                  Charles Haddon Spurgeon
8)  God or Self             Charles Haddon Spurgeon
9)   Instability              Charles Haddon Spurgeon
10) Heaven and Hell     Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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