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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lessons from Lydia’s conversion



Lessons from Lydia’s conversion

‘And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us; whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.’ Acts 16:14

Suggested Further Reading: Acts 2:37–47

All who believe shall be saved, but still for our part, when we see baptism put in so close connection with believing, we would not be disobedient to our Master’s command.

 We think it to be a sweet sign of a humble and broken heart, when the child of God is willing to obey a command which is not essential to his salvation and which is not forced upon him by a selfish fear of damnation: we say it is no mean sign of grace, when, as a simple act of obedience and of communion with his Master in his burial to the world and resurrection to a new life, the young convert yields himself to be baptised. 

Lydia was baptised, but her good works did not end at the water; she then would have the apostles come to her house. She will bear the shame of being thought to be a follower of the crucified Jew, a friend of the despised Jewish apostle, the renegade, the turncoat; she will have him in her house; and though he says ‘No,’ out of his bashfulness to receive anything, yet she constrains him, for love is in her heart, and she has a generous spirit; and while she has a crust it shall be broken with the man who brought her to Christ; she will give not only the cup of cold water in the prophet’s name, but her house shall shelter him. 

Brethren, I do not think much of a conversion where it does not touch a man’s substance; and those people who pretend to be Christ’s people, and yet live only for themselves, and do nothing for him or for his church, give but sorry evidence of having been born again. A love to the people of God has ever been a distinguishing mark of the true convert. 

Look, then, at Lydia.

For meditation:

 Baptism is a once-for-all command; hospitality to one another (Romans 12:13; 1 Peter 4:9) and to strangers (Hebrews 13:2; 3 John 5–8) is the Christian’s ongoing responsibility, especially in leadership (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8). Lydia didn’t need telling to be hospitable (Acts 16:15).

Sermon no. 544
13 December (1863)


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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"
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it."



"Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it."
1 Thessalonians 5:24 

Heaven is a place where we shall never sin; where we shall cease our constant watch against an indefatigable enemy, because there will be no tempter to ensnare our feet. 

There the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest. Heaven is the "undefiled inheritance"; it is the land of perfect holiness, and therefore of complete security.

 But do not the saints even on earth sometimes taste the joys of blissful security? The doctrine of God's word is, that all who are in union with the Lamb are safe; that all the righteous shall hold on their way; that those who have committed their souls to the keeping of Christ shall find Him a faithful and immutable preserver. 

Sustained by such a doctrine we can enjoy security even on earth; not that high and glorious security which renders us free from every slip, but that holy security which arises from the sure promise of Jesus that none who believe in Him shall ever perish, but shall be with Him where He is. 

Believer, let us often reflect with joy on the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints, and honour the faithfulness of our God by a holy confidence in Him. 

May our God bring home to you a sense of your safety in Christ Jesus! May He assure you that your name is graven on His hand; and whisper in your ear the promise, "Fear not, I am with thee." 

Look upon Him, the great Surety of the covenant, as faithful and true, and, therefore, bound and engaged to present you, the weakest of the family, with all the chosen race, before the throne of God; and in such a sweet contemplation you will drink the juice of the spiced wine of the Lord's pomegranate, and taste the dainty fruits of Paradise.

 You will have an antepast of the enjoyments which ravish the souls of the perfect saints above, if you can believe with unstaggering faith that "faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it."

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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.
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SPANISH:
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 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.. 
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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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3) Location (URLs) of your copyrighted work on our website. 
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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..

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Therefore will the Lord wait that He may be gracious unto you."




"Therefore will the Lord wait that He may be gracious unto you." 
Isaiah 30:18 

God often DELAYS IN ANSWERING PRAYER.
We have several instances of this in sacred Scripture.
Jacob did not get the blessing from the angel until near the dawn of day--he had to wrestle all night for it.

The poor woman of Syrophenicia was answered not a word for a long while. Paul besought the Lord thrice that "the thorn in the flesh" might be taken from him, and he received no assurance that it should be taken away, but instead thereof a promise that God's grace should be sufficient for him.

If thou hast been knocking at the gate of mercy, and hast received no answer, shall I tell thee why the mighty Maker hath not opened the door and let thee in? Our Father has reasons peculiar to Himself for thus keeping us waiting.

 Sometimes it is to show His power and His sovereignty, that men may know that Jehovah has a right to give or to withhold. More frequently the delay is for our profit.

Thou art perhaps kept waiting in order that thy desires may be more fervent. God knows that delay will quicken and increase desire, and that if He keeps thee waiting thou wilt see thy necessity more clearly, and wilt seek more earnestly; and that thou wilt prize the mercy all the more for its long tarrying.

 There may also be something wrong in thee which has need to be removed, before the joy of the Lord is given. Perhaps thy views of the Gospel plan are confused, or thou mayest be placing some little reliance on thyself, instead of trusting simply and entirely to the Lord Jesus.

 Or, God makes thee tarry awhile that He may the more fully display the riches of His grace to thee at last. Thy prayers are all filed in heaven, and if not immediately answered they are certainly not forgotten, but in a little while shall be fulfilled to thy delight and satisfaction.

Let not despair make thee silent, but continue instant in earnest supplication.

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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..

Sunday, December 7, 2014

"Base things of the world hath God chosen."



"Base things of the world hath God chosen." 
1 Corinthians 1:28 

Walk the streets by moonlight, if you dare, and you will see sinners then. Watch when the night is dark, and the wind is howling, and the picklock is grating in the door, and you will see sinners then. 

Go to yon jail, and walk through the wards, and mark the men with heavy over-hanging brows, men whom you would not like to meet at night, and there are sinners there.

 Go to the Reformatories, and note those who have betrayed a rampant juvenile depravity, and you will see sinners there. Go across the seas to the place where a man will gnaw a bone upon which is reeking human flesh, and there is a sinner there. 

Go where you will, you need not ransack earth to find sinners, for they are common enough; you may find them in every lane and street of every city, and town, and village, and hamlet. 

It is for such that Jesus died. If you will select me the grossest specimen of humanity, if he be but born of woman, I will have hope of him yet, because Jesus Christ is come to seek and to save sinners. Electing love has selected some of the worst to be made the best. Pebbles of the brook grace turns into jewels for the crown-royal. Worthless dross He transforms into pure gold. Redeeming love has set apart many of the worst of mankind to be the reward of the Saviour's passion. Effectual grace calls forth many of the vilest of the vile to sit at the table of mercy, and therefore let none despair. 

Reader, by that love looking out of Jesus' tearful eyes, by that love streaming from those bleeding wounds, by that faithful love, that strong love, that pure, disinterested, and abiding love; by the heart and by the bowels of the Saviour's compassion, we conjure you turn not away as though it were nothing to you; but believe on Him and you shall be saved.

 Trust your soul with Him and He will bring you to His Father's right hand in glory everlasting.

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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..