14 January 2010

Thursday's Spurgeon

The following is excerpted from Spurgeon's sermon entitled "Heaven and Hell." The snippet below is just a glimpse of some of the rich truths he preached throughout this sermon. Perhaps one of these days I will transcribe it in its entirety for you! But for now, take this sweet truth and let it bless you today!

And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 8:11
"Oh! I love God's "shalls" and "wills." There is nothing comparable to them. Let a man say "shall," what is it good for? [...] But it is never so with God's "shalls." If he says "shall," it shall be; when he says "will," it will be. Now he has said here, "many shall come." The devil says "they shall not come;" but "they shall come." Their sins say "you can't come;" God says "you shall come." You, yourselves, say, "you won't come;" God says "you shall come." Yes! there are some here who are laughing at salvation, who can scoff at Christ and mock at the gospel; but I tell you some of you shall come yet. "What!" you say, "can God make me become a Christian?" I tell you yes, for herein rests the power of the gospel. It does not ask your consent; but gets it. It does not say, Will you have it? but it makes you willing in the day of God's power. Not against your will, but it makes you willing. It shows you its value, and then you fall in love with it; and straightway you run after it and have it."

Amen, Brother Spurgeon. Amen.

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