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Saturday, April 8, 2017

"I sleep, but my heart waketh."


"I sleep, but my heart waketh." 
 Song of Song of Solomon 5:2

Paradoxes abound in Christian experience, and here is one-the spouse was asleep, 
and yet she was awake. 
He only can read the believer's riddle who has ploughed with the heifer of his experience. 

The two points in this evening's text are-a mournful sleepiness and a hopeful wakefulness. 
I sleep. 
Through sin that dwelleth in us we may become lax in holy duties, 
slothful in religious exercises, dull in spiritual joys, 
and altogether supine and careless.

 This is a shameful state for one in whom the quickening Spirit dwells; 
and it is dangerous to the highest degree. 
Even wise virgins sometimes slumber, 
but it is high time for all to shake off the bands of sloth. 

It is to be feared that many believers lose their strength as Samson lost his locks, 
while sleeping on the lap of carnal security. 
With a perishing world around us, to sleep is cruel; 
with eternity so near at hand, it is madness. 

Yet we are none of us so much awake as we should be; 
a few thunder-claps would do us all good, 
and it may be, unless we soon bestir ourselves, 
we shall have them in the form of war, 
or pestilence, or personal bereavements and losses.

 O that we may leave for ever the couch of fleshly ease, 
and go forth with flaming torches to meet the coming Bridegroom! My heart waketh. 
This is a happy sign. 
Life is not extinct, though sadly smothered. 

When our renewed heart struggles against our natural heaviness, 
we should be grateful to sovereign grace for keeping a little vitality within the body of this death.
 Jesus will hear our hearts, will help our hearts, 
will visit our hearts; for the voice of the wakeful heart is really the voice of our Beloved,
 saying, "Open to me. "
Holy zeal will surely unbar the door. 

"Oh lovely attitude! He stands 
With melting heart and laden hands; 
My soul forsakes her every sin; 
And lets the heavenly stranger in." 

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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 according to the Holy Word.

Matthew 10:7-8 The Voice (VOICE)
As you go, preach this message:
“The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Heal the sick, raise the dead,
and cleanse those who have leprosy.
 Drive out demons from the possessed.
You received these gifts freely,
so you should give them to others freely.

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Blessings to all of you, rejoice in the sublime and infallible word of God. 
PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
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If you are NOT a believer in Jesus Christ, 
you can be accepted into his kingdom. 
 I invite you to let him 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 into 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 the 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 ~ 


PRAYER 
 Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who is 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 a pain, give them Your peace and mercy. 
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through 
Your grace. 
Where there is a need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings, and their comings.
Amen. 
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