Fertile Field of Delight ( by C. H. Spurgeon)

Fertile Field of Delight

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The kindness and love of God our Saviour.” Titus 3:4

How sweet it is to behold the Saviour communing with his own beloved people! There can be nothing more delightful than, by the Divine Spirit, to be led into this fertile field of delight. Let the mind for an instant consider the history of the Redeemer’s love, and a thousand enchanting acts of affection will suggest themselves, all of which have had for their design the weaving of the heart into Christ, and the intertwisting of the thoughts and emotions of the renewed soul with the mind of Jesus. When we meditate upon this amazing love, and behold the all-glorious Kinsman of the Church endowing her with all his ancient wealth, our souls may well faint for joy. Who is he that can endure such a weight of love? That partial sense of it which the Holy Spirit is sometimes pleased to afford, is more than the soul can contain; how transporting must be a complete view of it! When the soul shall have understanding to discern all the Saviour’s gifts, wisdom wherewith to estimate them, and time in which to meditate upon them, such as the world to come will afford us, we shall then commune with Jesus in a nearer manner than at present. But who can imagine the sweetness of such fellowship? It must be one of the things which have not entered into the heart of man, but which God hath prepared for them that love him. Oh, to burst open the door of our Joseph’s granaries, and see the plenty which he hath stored up for us! This will overwhelm us with love. By faith we see, as in a glass darkly, the reflected image of his unbounded treasures, but when we shall actually see the heavenly things themselves, with our own eyes, how deep will be the stream of fellowship in which our soul shall bathe itself! Till then our loudest sonnets shall be reserved for our loving benefactor, Jesus Christ our Lord, whose love to us is wonderful, passing the love of women.

Keep Your Dream Alive (by Fenny West)

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Keep your dream alive

It matters that you are alive

God is on your side

So on the waves ride.

 

Keep your dream alive

You will not just survive but thrive

God is supporting you

So who can be against you?

 

Keep your dream Alive

No matter what betide

You have what it takes

Despite past mistakes.

 

Keep your dream alive

and you will arrive

There shall be a resurrection

and mammoth manifestation.

 

10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

12   Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phil3:10-14

15   So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days.16 And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God.

Neh6:15-16

4     Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 2Cor2:14

Bought and Brought ( by Fenny West)

Bought and Brought

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Bought and brought;

Bought with a great price;

 The precious blood of Jesus,

Brought from afar-

The wilderness.

Brought near by God.

Born of the word of God.

Born bold and strong.

Beautified, glorified.

 

No longer barred;

No longer an alien;

No longer without God;

No longer without hope;

No longer in sin;

No longer sitting in darkness;

No longer ensnared or bastardised;

No longer in prison.

 

Acquitted

Accepted

Adorned

Anointed

Assuaged

Assured

Assisted

Accredited

 

Now a citizen of heaven,

An heir of God

And  join-heir with Christ

Now a New Creature

 Reconciled.

Now a child of God

Turned into a new man

A son of God.

Now passed from death onto life.

Living in Zion

Separated, sanctified for good works.

Now with an inheritance

An ambassador

 A city on a hill

Light of the world

 Salt of the earth

Now saved to serve

 An instrument of reconciliation

A friend of God.

Now a partaker of the divine nature

washed

God’s masterpiece

God’s poem

Now created for good works

 a co-worker with God

 God’s field

God’s temple

Now triumphant

 a good success

 more than a conqueror

Now set free for freedom

a branch of the Vine

a visitor and traveller on earth

 with a heart set on things above

Now with a heart after God’s heart

Now with a mind of Christ

Now fulfilling vision

Now with a purpose

A great dream

Now justified, now longer condemned

Now with Zoe- the God-kind of life

Now filled with the Holy Spirit, charged

Comforted, revived, renewed, invigorated

Directed, taught, constrained, compelled

Strengthened with might in the inner being.

Now empowered and anointed for service.

Now bold with an enlarged coast;

with a treasure of darkness

Hidden riches in secret places;

The abundance of the seas

Now blessed with every spiritual blessings in heavenly places

Now chosen, sealed, celebrated, surrounded by angelic hosts.

Now a royal priesthood, a king and a priest of God,

Now a peculiar person, living stone,

With robe of righteousness and garment of praise

In place of the spirit of heaviness,

 a tree of righteousness.

Now of the holy nation,

 led of the Spirit,

God’s Habitation,

 apple of God’s eyes,

Now loved with a great love,

an everlasting love,

an unconditional love.

God’s liquid love

Now God’s aroma and fragrance

and testament and ornament of glory.

Now inseparable from the love of Christ.

 

Glory be to the Most High!

 

9          But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 1Pet2:9-10

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Eph2:10

.30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and redemption – 1Cor1:30

.17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20        Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.2Cor5:17-21

 

14        Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 2Cor2:14-15

12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Col1:12-14

  1. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Ro8:1-231        What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?36 As it is written:              We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

  2. 37        Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro8:

  3.               ” For Your sake we are killed all day long;

  4. 28        And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

1     Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

1John3:1-3

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world 1John4:4

4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith.1John5:4