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Weekend Pause

Thank again for following this blog. We will now pause for the weekend.

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.

The Word Upholds All Things

Let him who wants a true church cling to the Word by which everything is upheld.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Fruit of True Saints

March 24, 2011 2 comments

True saints have their minds, in the first place, inexpressibly pleased and delighted with the sweet ideas of the glorious and amiable nature of the things of God. And this is the spring of all their delights, and the cream of all their pleasures.

Jonathan Edwards – Religious Affections

Quotes from 31 Third Wave Leaders

This week I am very much involved in a few Spring projects around the house. Therefore I offer this link on exposing Charismatic teachers for what they are—–False teachers.

This link will give you quotes from 31 Third Wave Leaders and provide you with a little information on each Leader.

I hope you enjoy this material and also hope that you be given knowledge to help expose the false teachers in the church today.

Here is the link.

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.

Calvin’s Last Will

I John Calvin, servant of the Word of God in the church of Geneva, weakened by many illnesses…thank God that he has not only shown mercy to me, his poor creature….and suffered me in all sins and weaknesses, but what is more than that, he has made me a partaker of his grace to serve him through my work…I confess to live and die in this faith which he has given me, inasmuch as I have no other hope or refuge than his predestination upon which my entire salvation is grounded. I embrace the grace which he has offered me in our Lord Jesus Christ, and accept the merits of his suffering and dying that through him all my sins are buried; and I humbly beg him to wash me and cleanse me with the blood of our great Redeemer, as it was shed for all poor sinners so that I, when I appear before his face, may bear his likeness.”

Calvin’s Last Will (April 25, 1564) Letters of John Calvin, 29

Love the Lord with all Your Heart

Love to Jesus is the basis of all true piety, and the intensity of this love will ever be the measure of our zeal for His glory. Let us love Him with all our hearts, and then diligent labor, and consistent living will be sure to follow.

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Back to the Simple Gospel

I have been doing some spring projects around the house and so I have not been able to write as much as I would like to. So today I am going to share another gospel article from our Brother Miles Mckee.

 

 

  

Back to the Simple Gospel  by Miles Mckee

Paul, after many years of believing, continued to draw his strength from the gospel.  Everything he needed, he found in Christ Jesus. He even said, “I glory in my infirmities,” (2 Corinthians 12:10).  In other words, he is saying, “I take pleasure in my lack of strength. Why so Paul? “That the power of Christ may rest upon me“he boldly replies.

When it comes to growing in grace, our lack of strength works in our favor for it gives us another reason for trusting Jesus entirely (Job 23:16). A strong self sufficient man does not need a high priest—-he doesn’t need to depend on the strength of another!  Those, however, who like me need mercy, continually find grace to help in every time of need. All needy Christians know the way to the throne of grace. It’s that blood stained path that leads us to the Lamb. 

As believers, however, we find it all too easy to stray from the gospel (Psalms 119:176). Instead of resting entirely on Christ and His finished, perfect accomplishments we end up settling for something much inferior, something which has neither health nor healing. We mix works and law together with the gospel; we focus on our performance and not His; we dwell on our inner life rather that the salvation that was accomplished outside of and apart from us——–and thus we neutralize all the gospel’s healing properties (Gal 2:16). Luther said that “the sin underneath all our sins is the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and that we must take matters into our own hands.” That is why we must constantly teach and preach the gospel to ourselves.

 

There is a graveyard in the west of Scotland, where, some years ago, a stranger was buried. However, it rather stressed the local people that an outsider had been buried in their community plot —-  he was not, after all, one of them. In fact, so stressed and annoyed were they that they put up a notice which read, “This graveyard is reserved exclusively for the dead who are living in this parish.” I greatly fear that when it comes to the centrality of the gospel, there are many ‘dead’ who are living in our churches.  Their religion has an inward focus, a concentration on self and performance.  May they yet come alive to the gospel for the gospel will cause them to be thrilled with Jesus.  Are you thrilled with Him?  Does the gospel still surprise you?

As we are bathed in the gospel, a love for Him will continually be generated. Through the gospel, Christ replaces all the cardboard loves created by the world, the flesh and the devil (1 John 2:16). The gospel brings us constant things. It is only through the gospel that we sense and enjoy the constant presence of God in our lives. Through the gospel the continual knowledge that all our sins have been purged brings us constant peace. Through the gospel comes constant mercy and the vibrant awareness that all Christ’s righteousness has been credited and applied to our account.  Through the gospel we constantly know the love of God and constantly enjoy deliverance from guilt and fear. Through the gospel we have constant knowledge of the reign and rule of our great High Priest, the servant King! Indeed there is much more than this that belongs to the inheritance of the gospel driven believer. Without a doubt, because of the gospel, we are now blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph 1:3).

Alas, the gospel and its applications are undervalued by many and ignored by most, but it is to the gospel that the God of heaven attaches utmost importance.  Indeed the gospel has been in the center of His thinking from all eternity and we, as His redeemed ones, have the opportunity of making it the center of ours (1 Corinthians 15:1-2; Psalm 13:5-6)

 

And that’s the Gospel Truth

 Miles

Miles McKee Ministries

www.milesmckee.com

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