Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Final Considerations - Do You Have the Spirit of Christ?

"Let me conclude by asking you this question: do you have the Spirit of God in you? You have some kind of religion, most of you, I daresay. Well, of what kind is it? Is it a homemade article? Did you make yourself the way you are? Then, if so, you are a lost person up to this moment. If, my friend, you have gone no further than you have walked yourself, you are not on the road to heaven yet; your face is turned the wrong way. But if you have received something that neither flesh nor blood could reveal yo you, if you have been led to do the very thing that you once hated, and to love that thing that you once despised, and to despise that on which your heart and your pride were once set, then soul, if this is the Spirit's work, rejoice, for where He has begun the good work He will carry it on (Phil. 1:6).

"And you may know whether it is the Spirits;s work by this: have you been led to Christ, and away from self? Have you been led away from all feelings, all doings, from all willings, from all prayings, as the ground of your trust and your hope, and have you been brought nakedly to rely upon the finished work of Christ?" If so, this is more than human nature ever taught a man; this is a height which human nature never climbed. The Spirit of God has done this, and He will never leave what He has once begun, but you will "go from strength to strength" (Ps. 84:7), and you will stand among the blood-washed throng, at last complete in Christ, and "accepted in the beloved" (Eph. 1:6). But if you do not have the spirit of Christ, you are none of His.

May the Spirit lead you to a quite place where you can weep, repent, and look to Christ. May you now have a divine life implanted, which neither time nor eternity will be able to destroy. God hear this prayer,. and bless us for Jesus' sake. Amen."

C.H. Spurgeon, Spurgeon on the Holy Spirit, pgs. 50-51.

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