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Only the Spirit can show you the things of Christ

“Without faith it is impossible to please God the Holy Spirit, and whosoever cometh to God the Holy Spirit must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” If you think the Holy Spirit is only an influence, you will carry no petition to Him, for no man ever asks an influence to help him. Do you believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine person, that He is God, and will you tonight honor Him as God? You cannot spiritually discern the things of the kingdom of God; you cannot in the right way take hold of the things of Jesus Christ, and I cannot show them to you, and no other preacher can, and the whole church united cannot make one see Jesus Christ as his Savior; but there is One who can take the things of Christ and can show them to you so you can see them in a moment, in the flash of an eye, in the snap of a finger. I say the Holy Spirit can take the redemption that is in Christ and can make you see it and feel it and trust it as quick as a bolt of lightning leaped across yonder sky.

B. H. Carroll—The Faith that Saves—Triumphant Faith

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A sense of need drives us to God

Now, do I believe that God the Father is? Do I believe that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him? Do I believe this when I come to Him, when I approach Him? And what is involved in coming to Him? There is always a sense of need. We come to Him because of our impotence, of our helplessness, or because we are in trouble. And now, as my trouble is a real trouble, as my want is a real want, as the perplexity of my mind is a genuine perplexity, about which there can be no question, I know it is so; when I seek to get rid of that, I must go to a person if I expect deliverance from that trouble, for the remover of a real trouble must be a real person.

B. H. Carroll—The Faith that Saves—Triumphant Faith

 

Two things a man must believe to please God

September 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Here are two things that a man must believe before he can ever please God. First, he must believe in God’s existence. He must believe that He is. He must believe in that existence as God represents it. And then he must believe that God will reward or help or give to him what the believer’s soul desires or what he wants.

B. H. Carroll—The Faith that Saves—Triumphant Faith

 

What is Faith?

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Faith is the confidence of things hoped for. They were persuaded of them and embraced them. They took them to their hearts, the promises of God, as if they were fulfilled. Faith became to them the substance, the confidence, the grounds of the thing that they hoped to obtain. Now, without faith it is impossible to please God. “For he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”

B. H. Carroll—The Faith that Saves—Triumphant Faith