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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The beginning, increase, and end of the divine life



The beginning, increase, and end of the divine life

“Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.”
 Job 8:7

Suggested Further Reading: 
2 Corinthians 13:5-9

If thou art saved—though the date be erased—yet do thou rejoice and triumph evermore in the Lord thy God. 
True, there are some of us who can remember the precise spot where we first found the Saviour. 

The day will never be forgotten when these eyes looked to the cross of Christ and found their tears all wiped away. 
But thousands in the fold of Jesus know not when they were brought in; be it enough for them to know they are there.

 Let them feed upon the pasture, let them lie down beside the still waters, for whether they came by night or by day they did not come at a forbidden hour. 

Whether they came in youth or in old age, it matters not; all times are acceptable with God, “and whosoever cometh,” come he when he may, “he will in no wise cast out.”

 Does it not strike you as being very foolish reasoning if you should say in your heart, “I am not converted because I do not know when?” Nay, with such reasoning as that, I could prove that old Rome was never built, because the precise date of her building is unknown; nay, we might declare that the world was never made, for its exact age even the geologist cannot tell us.

 We might prove that Jesus Christ himself never died, for the precise date on which he expired on the tree is lost beyond recovery; nor doth it signify much to us. 

We know the world was made, we know that Christ did die, and so you—if you are now reconciled to God, if now your trembling arms are cast around that cross, you too are saved—though the beginning was so small that you cannot tell when it was. 

Indeed, in living things, it is hard to put the finger upon the beginning.

For meditation:

 An ongoing Christ-experience in the present without a crisis experience in the past is far more valid than an isolated crisis experience in the past without the evidence of an ongoing Christ-experience in the present.

Sermon no. 311
30 April (Preached 29 April 1860)

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

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