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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The earnest of heaven




The earnest of heaven

“That holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance.”
 Ephesians 1:13-14

Suggested Further Reading: 
1 Corinthians 2:6-16

You remember the day, some of you, when you first learned the doctrines of grace. 
When we were first converted, we did not know much about them, we did not know whether God had converted us, or we had converted ourselves; but we heard a discourse one day in which some sentences were used, which gave us the clue to the whole system, and we began at once to see how God the Father planned, and God the Son carried out, and God the Holy Spirit applied, and we found ourselves suddenly brought into the midst of a system of truths, which we might perhaps have believed before, but which we could not have clearly stated, and did not understand. 

Well, the joy of that advance in knowledge was exceeding great. 
I know it was to me. I can remember well the day and hour, when first I received those truths in my own soul—when they were burnt into me, as John Bunyan says—burnt as with a hot iron into my soul; and I can recollect how I felt I had grown suddenly from a babe into a man—that I had made progress in Scriptural knowledge, from having got a hold once and for all of the clue to the truth of God. 

Well, now, in that moment when God the Holy Spirit increased your knowledge, and opened the eyes of your understanding, you had the earnest, that you shall one day see, not through a glass darkly, but face to face, and then you shall know the whole truth, even as you are known.

For meditation: 

The best teacher and interpreter of Scripture is God the Holy Spirit who moved chosen men to record his Word (2 Peter 1:20-21). Do you always seek his help when you are reading or studying God’s Word?

Sermon no. 358
3 February (1861)

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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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