For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life....Job 33:4 (NLT)....... †THE POWER OF PRAYER†

Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Salvation is of the Lord."

Jonah 2:9.
SALVATION is the work of God.

 It is He alone who quickens the soul "dead in trespasses and sins," and it is He also who maintains the soul in its spiritual life.

He is both "Alpha and Omega." "Salvation is of the Lord."
 If I am prayerful, God makes me prayerful; if I have graces, they are God's gifts to me; if I hold on in a consistent life, it is because He upholds me with His hand.

 I do nothing whatever towards my own preservation, except what God Himself first does in me. Whatever I have, all my goodness is of the Lord alone.

Wherein I sin, that is my own; but wherein I act rightly, that is of God, wholly and completely.
If I have repulsed a spiritual enemy, the Lord's strength nerved my arm.

Do I live before men a consecrated life? It is not I, but Christ who liveth in me.
 Am I sanctified?
 I did not cleanse myself: God's Holy Spirit sanctifies me.

 Am I weaned from the world? I am weaned by God's chastisements sanctified to my good.
Do I grow in knowledge?
 The great Instructor teaches me.

 All my jewels were fashioned by heavenly art.
 I find in God all that I want; but I find in myself nothing but sin and misery.

"He only is my rock and my salvation."
 Do I feed on the Word? That Word would be no food for me unless the Lord made it food for my soul, and helped me to feed upon it.

Do I live on the manna which comes down from heaven? What is that manna but Jesus Christ himself incarnate, whose body and whose blood I eat and drink? Am I continually receiving fresh increase of strength? Where do I gather my might? My help cometh from heaven's hills: without Jesus I can do nothing.

As a branch cannot bring forth fruit except it abide in the vine, no more can I, except I abide in Him. What Jonah learned in the great deep, let me learn this morning in my closet:
"Salvation is of the Lord."

 IF YOU ENJOY THIS BLOG ?.. I invite You to visit my others blogs,
 just copy the link and put it in to your browser or highlight it and do
 a right click  to go the the address ( clicking is not working sorry).. 
 Please share with your family and friends using small envelope (E-mail) 
next to a pencil, under my name at the bottom of post ...
 Reflection and inspiration from the "Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon. 
Copyright Statement, This resource was produced before 1923 , 
and therefore is considered in the "Public Domain". 

Copyright Policy: 
We respect copyright laws and are committed to remove any copyright infringing material from our website. If you find any content on our website which infringes your copyrighted work, please contact us, we’ll be happy to verify and remove such content. Please do provide us the following details: 1) Your name, E-mail Address. 2) Location (URLs) of your copyrighted work on your website. 3) Location (URLs) of your copyrighted work on our website.