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Saturday, September 20, 2014

"The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon."



"The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon."
Judges 7:20.

Gideon ordered his men to do two things: covering up a torch in an earthen pitcher, he bade them, at an appointed signal, break the pitcher and let the light shine, and then sound with the trumpet, crying, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon! the sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" This is precisely what all Christians must do. 

First, you must shine; break the pitcher which conceals your light; throw aside the bushel which has been hiding your candle, and shine. Let your light shine before men; let your good works be such, that when men look upon you, they shall know that you have been with Jesus. 

Then there must be the sound, the blowing of the trumpet. There must be active exertions for the ingathering of sinners by proclaiming Christ crucified. Take the gospel to them; carry it to their door; put it in their way; do not suffer them to escape it; blow the trumpet right against their ears. 

Remember that the true war-cry of the Church is Gideon's watchword, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" God must do it, it is His own work. 

But we are not to be idle; instrumentality is to be used—
"The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" 
If we only cry, "The sword of the Lord!" we shall be guilty of an idle presumption; and if we shout, "The sword of Gideon!" alone, we shall manifest idolatrous reliance on an arm of flesh: we must blend the two in practical harmony, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" 

We can do nothing of ourselves, but we can do everything by the help of our God; let us, therefore, in His name determine to go out personally and serve with our flaming torch of holy example, and with our trumpet tones of earnest declaration and testimony, and God shall be with us, and Midian shall be put to confusion, and the Lord of hosts shall reign for ever and ever.

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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ,
 you can be accepted in to his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted.

"PRAYER"
Marvelous God Almighty, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, who died for me to make me free of sin, I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free, I confess that He is the son of God.
I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven.
In the precious name of Jesus I ask.
Amen..
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♥ <(((><    ><)))> ♥ 
“The true minister of Christ
 knows that the true value of a sermon must lie,  
not in its fashion and manner, 
but in the truth which it contains.” 
 C. H. Spurgeon ~ 
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 The purpose of these pages is to share the precious word of God, 
without acquiring any monetary reward. 
God gave me the salvation for free, so I share the gospel of his word the same way ..
( NO ADVERTISEMENTS ) ...
  Blessings to all of You, rejoice in the sublime and infallible word of God  
 PRAYER 
 Father, 
I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, 
who are reading this right now. 
Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. 
Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. 
 Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy.. 
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. 
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
 Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings.
 Amen. 
 "HAVE A BLESSED DAY FULL OF PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS"
 You can see two post at the time, please go to the bottom and look for the "Blog Archive", there is many more, sometimes I do many during the day as the time permits. 
 DO YOU ENJOY THIS BLOG ? ..
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 Charles Haddon Spurgeon. 
 This resource was produced before 1923 and therefore is considered in the "Public Domain".
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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:
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Everything we do is for God Almighty's glory our creator and we pray for all the people that are making images available to continue spreading the Gospel. 
 Thank You and God Bless.
Blog created February 15/ 2010 .
Mightywarrior..

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The backslider’s way hedged up


The backslider’s way hedged up

‘She said, I will go after my lovers … Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns … that she shall not find her paths. And she shall follow after her lovers … but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.’ Hosea 2:5–7

Suggested Further Reading: 
Jeremiah 3:1–25

By the mouth of Jeremiah God speaks these words—‘Turn … for I am married unto you.’ I do not know anything which should make the backslider’s heart break like the doctrine of God’s immutable love to his people. 

Some say that if we preach that ‘whom once he loves he never leaves, but loves them to the end,’ it will be an inducement to man to sin. Well, I know man is very vile, and he can turn even love itself into a reason for sinning, but where there is as much as even one spark of grace, a man cannot do that. 

A child does not say, ‘I will offend my father because he loves me;’ it is not even in fallen nature generally, unless inspired by the devil to find motives for sin in God’s love, and certainly no backsliding child of God can say ‘I will continue in sin that grace may abound.’ 

They who do so show that they are reprobates, and their damnation is just. But the backslider, who is a child of God at the bottom, will, I think, feel no cord so strong to hold him back from sin as this. 

Backslider, I hope it will also be a golden chain to draw you to Christ. Jesus meets you, meets you this morning.

 You were excommunicated. You were driven out from among God’s people with shame, but Jesus meets you, and pointing to the wounds which he received in the house of his friends at your hands, he nevertheless says, ‘Turn … for I am married unto you.’ 

It is a relationship which you have broken, and it might legally be broken for ever if he willed it; but he does not will it, for he hates to put away. You are married to Jesus. 

Come back to your first husband, for he is your husband still!

For meditation: 

Backsliding is a real problem amongst God’s people (Hosea 11:7), but not incurable (Hosea 14:4). The remedy is to state the obvious—‘return unto the Lord’ (Hosea 6:1; 14:1).

Sermon no. 590
18 September (1864)

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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ,
 you can be accepted in to his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted.

"PRAYER"
Marvelous God Almighty, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, who died for me to make me free of sin, I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free, I confess that He is the son of God.
I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven.
In the precious name of Jesus I ask.
Amen..
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
♥ <(((><    ><)))> ♥ 
“The true minister of Christ
 knows that the true value of a sermon must lie,  
not in its fashion and manner, 
but in the truth which it contains.” 
 C. H. Spurgeon ~ 
 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
 The purpose of these pages is to share the precious word of God, 
without acquiring any monetary reward. 
God gave me the salvation for free, so I share the gospel of his word the same way ..
( NO ADVERTISEMENTS ) ...
  Blessings to all of You, rejoice in the sublime and infallible word of God  
 PRAYER 
 Father, 
I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, 
who are reading this right now. 
Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. 
Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. 
 Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy.. 
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. 
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
 Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings.
 Amen. 
 "HAVE A BLESSED DAY FULL OF PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS"
 You can see two post at the time, please go to the bottom and look for the "Blog Archive", there is many more, sometimes I do many during the day as the time permits. 
 DO YOU ENJOY THIS BLOG ? ..
If you like to visit my other blogs, please click at the link and If not clickable, please copy and paste the address to your browser.
Thanks...
SPANISH:
 TRANSLATORS ARE AVAILABLE TO ANY LANGUAGE..
 TRADUCTORES AL ESPAÑOL O CUALQUIER OTRO LENGUAJE... 

 Don't forget to spread The Word of GOD by sharing today's passage with friends...
 Please share with your family and friends using small envelope (E-mail) next to a pencil, under my name at the bottom of post, or using the share link.. 
COPYRIGHT STATEMENT 
" Reflection and inspiration from the "Prince of Preachers," 
 Charles Haddon Spurgeon. 
 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. 
 Some of images taken from Flickr under Creative Commons License and also the bank of free Creative images for non commercial usage... 
Everything we do is for God Almighty's glory our creator and we pray for all the people that are making images available to continue spreading the Gospel. 
 Thank You and God Bless.
Blog created February 15/ 2010 .
Mightywarrior..

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Partakers of the divine nature."


"Partakers of the divine nature."
2 Peter 1:4.

To be a partaker of the divine nature is not, of course, to become God. That cannot be. The essence of Deity is not to be participated in by the creature.

 Between the creature and the Creator there must ever be a gulf fixed in respect of essence; but as the first man Adam was made in the image of God, so we, by the renewal of the Holy Spirit, are in a yet diviner sense made in the image of the Most High, and are partakers of the divine nature. 

We are, by grace, made like God. "God is love"; we become love—"He that loveth is born of God." God is truth; we become true, and we love that which is true: God is good, and He makes us good by His grace, so that we become the pure in heart who shall see God. 

Moreover, we become partakers of the divine nature in even a higher sense than this—in fact, in as lofty a sense as can be conceived, short of our being absolutely divine. 

Do we not become members of the body of the divine person of Christ? Yes, the same blood which flows in the head flows in the hand: and the same life which quickens Christ quickens His people, for "Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." 

Nay, as if this were not enough, we are married unto Christ. He hath betrothed us unto Himself in righteousness and in faithfulness, and he who is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 

Oh! marvellous mystery! we look into it, but who shall understand it? One with Jesus—so one with Him that the branch is not more one with the vine than we are a part of the Lord, our Saviour, and our Redeemer! 

While we rejoice in this, let us remember that those who are made partakers of the divine nature will manifest their high and holy relationship in their intercourse with others, and make it evident by their daily walk and conversation that they have escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 

O for more divine holiness of life!

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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ,
 you can be accepted in to his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted.

"PRAYER"
Marvelous God Almighty, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, who died for me to make me free of sin, I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free, I confess that He is the son of God.
I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven.
In the precious name of Jesus I ask.
Amen..
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
♥ <(((><    ><)))> ♥ 
“The true minister of Christ
 knows that the true value of a sermon must lie,  
not in its fashion and manner, 
but in the truth which it contains.” 
 C. H. Spurgeon ~ 
 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
 The purpose of these pages is to share the precious word of God, 
without acquiring any monetary reward. 
God gave me the salvation for free, so I share the gospel of his word the same way ..
( NO ADVERTISEMENTS ) ...
  Blessings to all of You, rejoice in the sublime and infallible word of God  
 PRAYER 
 Father, 
I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, 
who are reading this right now. 
Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. 
Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. 
 Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy.. 
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. 
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
 Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings.
 Amen. 
 "HAVE A BLESSED DAY FULL OF PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS"
 You can see two post at the time, please go to the bottom and look for the "Blog Archive", there is many more, sometimes I do many during the day as the time permits. 
 DO YOU ENJOY THIS BLOG ? ..
If you like to visit my other blogs, please click at the link and If not clickable, please copy and paste the address to your browser.
Thanks...
SPANISH:
 TRANSLATORS ARE AVAILABLE TO ANY LANGUAGE..
 TRADUCTORES AL ESPAÑOL O CUALQUIER OTRO LENGUAJE... 

 Don't forget to spread The Word of GOD by sharing today's passage with friends...
 Please share with your family and friends using small envelope (E-mail) next to a pencil, under my name at the bottom of post, or using the share link.. 
COPYRIGHT STATEMENT 
" Reflection and inspiration from the "Prince of Preachers," 
 Charles Haddon Spurgeon. 
 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. 
 Some of images taken from Flickr under Creative Commons License and also the bank of free Creative images for non commercial usage... 
Everything we do is for God Almighty's glory our creator and we pray for all the people that are making images available to continue spreading the Gospel. 
 Thank You and God Bless.
Blog created February 15/ 2010 .
Mightywarrior..

Monday, September 15, 2014

"He shall not be afraid of evil tidings."



"He shall not be afraid of evil tidings."
Psalm 112:7.

CHRISTIAN, you ought not to dread the arrival of evil tidings; 
because if you are distressed by them, what do you more than other men? 
Other men have not your God to fly to; they have never proved His faithfulness as you have done, and it is no wonder if they are bowed down with alarm and cowed with fear: but you profess to be of another spirit; you have been begotten again unto a lively hope, and your heart lives in heaven and not on earthly things; now, if you are seen to be distracted as other men, what is the value of that grace which you profess to have received? 
Where is the dignity of that new nature which you claim to possess?
Again, if you should be filled with alarm, as others are, you would, doubtless, be led into the sins so common to others under trying circumstances. 

The ungodly, when they are overtaken by evil tidings, rebel against God; they murmur, and think that God deals hardly with them. 

Will you fall into that same sin? 
Will you provoke the Lord as they do?
Moreover, unconverted men often run to wrong means in order to escape from difficulties, and you will be sure to do the same if your mind yields to the present pressure. 

Trust in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. 
Your wisest course is to do as Moses did at the Red Sea, 
"Stand still and see the salvation of God." 

For if you give way to fear when you hear of evil tidings, you will be unable to meet the trouble with that calm composure which nerves for duty, and sustains under adversity.

 How can you glorify God if you play the coward? Saints have often sung God's high praises in the fires, but will your doubting and desponding, as if you had none to help you, magnify the Most High? 
Then take courage, and relying in sure confidence upon the faithfulness of your covenant God, "let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ,
 you can be accepted in to his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted.

"PRAYER"
Marvelous God Almighty, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, who died for me to make me free of sin, I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free, I confess that He is the son of God.
I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven.
In the precious name of Jesus I ask.
Amen..
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
♥ <(((><    ><)))> ♥ 
“The true minister of Christ
 knows that the true value of a sermon must lie,  
not in its fashion and manner, 
but in the truth which it contains.” 
 C. H. Spurgeon ~ 
 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
 The purpose of these pages is to share the precious word of God, 
without acquiring any monetary reward. 
God gave me the salvation for free, so I share the gospel of his word the same way ..
( NO ADVERTISEMENTS ) ...
  Blessings to all of You, rejoice in the sublime and infallible word of God  
 PRAYER 
 Father, 
I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, 
who are reading this right now. 
Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. 
Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. 
 Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy.. 
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. 
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
 Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings.
 Amen. 
 "HAVE A BLESSED DAY FULL OF PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS"
 You can see two post at the time, please go to the bottom and look for the "Blog Archive", there is many more, sometimes I do many during the day as the time permits. 
 DO YOU ENJOY THIS BLOG ? ..
If you like to visit my other blogs, please click at the link and If not clickable, please copy and paste the address to your browser.
Thanks...
SPANISH:
 TRANSLATORS ARE AVAILABLE TO ANY LANGUAGE..
 TRADUCTORES AL ESPAÑOL O CUALQUIER OTRO LENGUAJE... 

 Don't forget to spread The Word of GOD by sharing today's passage with friends...
 Please share with your family and friends using small envelope (E-mail) next to a pencil, under my name at the bottom of post, or using the share link.. 
COPYRIGHT STATEMENT 
" Reflection and inspiration from the "Prince of Preachers," 
 Charles Haddon Spurgeon. 
 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. 
 Some of images taken from Flickr under Creative Commons License and also the bank of free Creative images for non commercial usage... 
Everything we do is for God Almighty's glory our creator and we pray for all the people that are making images available to continue spreading the Gospel. 
 Thank You and God Bless.
Blog created February 15/ 2010 .
Mightywarrior..