Tread Down Unbelief ( by C. H. Spurgeon)

Tread Down Unbelief

How long will it be ere they believe me?”
Numbers 14:11

Strive with all diligence to keep out that monster unbelief. It so dishonours Christ, that he will withdraw his visible presence if we insult him by indulging it. It is true it is a weed, the seeds of which we can never entirely extract from the soil, but we must aim at its root with zeal and perseverance. Among hateful things it is the most to be abhorred. Its injurious nature is so venomous that he that exerciseth it and he upon whom it is exercised are both hurt thereby. In thy case, O believer! it is most wicked, for the mercies of thy Lord in the past, increase thy guilt in doubting him now. When thou dost distrust the Lord Jesus, he may well cry out, “Behold I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.” This is crowning his head with thorns of the sharpest kind. It is very cruel for a well-beloved wife to mistrust a kind and faithful husband. The sin is needless, foolish, and unwarranted. Jesus has never given the slightest ground for suspicion, and it is hard to be doubted by those to whom our conduct is uniformly affectionate and true. Jesus is the Son of the Highest, and has unbounded wealth; it is shameful to doubt Omnipotence and distrust all-sufficiency. The cattle on a thousand hills will suffice for our most hungry feeding, and the granaries of heaven are not likely to be emptied by our eating. If Christ were only a cistern, we might soon exhaust his fulness, but who can drain a fountain? Myriads of spirits have drawn their supplies from him, and not one of them has murmured at the scantiness of his resources. Away, then, with this lying traitor unbelief, for his only errand is to cut the bonds of communion and make us mourn an absent Saviour. Bunyan tells us that unbelief has “as many lives as a cat:” if so, let us kill one life now, and continue the work till the whole nine are gone. Down with thee, thou traitor, my heart abhors thee.

The Fight of Faith ( by Fenny West)

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The Fight of Faith

The Fight of Faith is good

If it is well understood

Jesus began it and ended it.

He showed us how to fight it

He won it for us

on Calvary’s cross

It made us overcomers

And more than conquerors.

The fight of faith is spiritual

Beyond the natural

We see the invisible

And do the impossible.

Because you’re on the winning side.

And regardless of the ocean wide,

No matter what betide,

On the storms of life you can ride;

All because of the Greater One on the inside.

Yes, Jesus has gone ahead of you

To clinch the victory.

He is in you. He is for you,

And with you.

So rejoice, again I say rejoice

Because there are more with you

 than are against you.

The Fight of Faith Is a good fight.

For you to fight

Not by your might

But as of a right

By the Spirit

Day and night.

So let’s do it

With boldness

And confidence

And importunity

at every opportunity.

To Maintain Your Drive ( by Fenny West)

To Maintain Your Drive…

To maintain your drive Never say:

“I’ve arrived

But keep being hungry

Without being angry.

Keep reaching forth

From strength to strength.

Keep going from glory to glory.

Keep longing, burning,

glowing, growing,

Achieving and accomplishing.

 

10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection , and the fellowship of His sufferings , being conformed to His death , Pressing Toward the Goal  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. Phil3:10,12-14

 

From Maniac to Minister ( by Fenny West)

From Maniac to Minister

 

From Maniac to Minister

Mary of Magdala.

From believer

to avid helper.

Demons: seven, left her

She was no longer

their harbinger.

Jesus was her Deliverer

He was her restorer.

 

From incarceration

Came liberation.

From serfdom

 to freedom.

 

From being afar

She came so near.

At the foot of the cross,

She was there

At the sepulchre

She was there.

Before He ascended

She was there

So He made her

His messenger.

 

“He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.” Mark 16:9

The Price of Our Admission ( by Fenny West)

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    The Price of Our Admission

  • The Price of Our Admission

    Was the blood of our Saviour

    Poured out for our redemption;

    Paid in full for our salvation.

    He took away the barrier.

    He removed middle wall.

    He became the Bridge

    For us all to cross over.

    He made an ATONEMENT;

    Made a reconciliation,

    For whosoever will come

    To the table of grace.

    Whoever believes can receive.

    Those dead in sin can rise.

    Those held in prison can come out Because the price is paid. 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus , Ro3:24 Faith Triumphs in Trouble 1 Therefore , having been justified by faith , we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ , Ro5:1 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith , and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God , 9 not of works , lest anyone should boast. Christ Our Peace 14 For He Himself is our peace , who has made both one , and has broken down the middle wall of separation Eph2:8-9,14

The Work of the Word (by Fenny West)

The Work of the Word

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The Word of God:

Perfects us, purifies us

Positions us, pacifies us

Protects us, promotes  us, upgrades us

Illuminates us, enlightens us, sanctifies us

Establishes us, directs us, distinguishes us

Informs us, transforms us, teaches us

Heals us Moulds us

Yes, it makes us useful, fruitful,

beautiful, bountiful, merciful

Courageous, industrious,

illustrious and generous.

The Word: Controls you, corrects you

Comforts you, advises you

Admonishes you, adorns you Inspires you

Recreates you and revives you

 

32 “So now , brethren , I commend you to God and to the word of His grace , which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Acts20:32    9 How can a young man cleanse his way?  By taking heed according to Your word.   Acts20:32

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet  And a light to my path. Ps119:9,105

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God , and is profitable for doctrine , for reproof , for correction , for instruction in righteousness 2Tim3:16

 

 

Wallow in the Word Always ( by Fenny West)

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Wallow in the Word Always

Attend to the Word of God.
Listen to it day and night.
Read it, study it, eat it, and digest it.
Store the Word in You.
Saturate your mind with the word.
Sow the word in you.
Treasure the word in you.
Water the word in you.
Pray the word in you.
Prove the word in you.
War with the word in you.
Fight with the word in you.
Ward off evil with the word in you.
Command good with the word in you.
Order with the word in you.
Decree with the word in you.
Medicate with the word in you.
Create with the Word in you.
Meditate on the word in you.
Use the word in you.
Act on the word in you.
Feed your faith with the word in you.
Deter fear and evil with the word in you.
Speak the Word of faith in you.
Sanctify with the word in you.
Spread the good news in you.
Speak the Word of life in you.
Wallow in the Word always.

8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.Josh1:8

I Delight In You ( C.H. Spurgeon)

Jeremiah 32:41
I will rejoice over them to do them good.

How heart-cheering to the believer is the delight which God has in His saints! We cannot see any reason in ourselves why the Lord should take pleasure in us; we cannot take delight in ourselves, for we often have to groan, being burdened; conscious of our sinfulness, and deploring our unfaithfulness; and we fear that God’s people cannot take much delight in us, for they must perceive so much of our imperfections and our follies, that they may rather lament our infirmities than admire our graces. But we love to dwell upon this transcendent truth, this glorious mystery: that as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so does the Lord rejoice over us. We do not read anywhere that God delighteth in the cloud-capped mountains, or the sparkling stars, but we do read that He delighteth in the habitable parts of the earth, and that His delights are with the sons of men. We do not find it written that even angels give His soul delight; nor doth He say, concerning cherubim and seraphim, “Thou shalt be called Hephzibah, for the Lord delighteth in thee”; but He does say all that to poor fallen creatures like ourselves, debased and depraved by sin, but saved, exalted, and glorified by His grace. In what strong language He expresses His delight in His people! Who could have conceived of the eternal One as bursting forth into a song? Yet it is written, “He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.” As He looked upon the world He had made, He said, “It is very good”; but when He beheld those who are the purchase of Jesus’ blood, His own chosen ones, it seemed as if the great heart of the Infinite could restrain itself no longer, but overflowed in divine exclamations of joy. Should not we utter our grateful response to such a marvellous declaration of His love, and sing, “I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation?”

C. H. Spurgeon

Complete Covenant in Christ ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

Complete Covenant in Christ

 

 

“He hath commanded his covenant forever.”
Psalms 111:9

The Lord’s people delight in the covenant itself. It is an unfailing source of consolation to them so often as the Holy Spirit leads them into its banqueting house and waves its banner of love. They delight to contemplate the antiquity of that covenant, remembering that before the day-star knew its place, or planets ran their round, the interests of the saints were made secure in Christ Jesus. It is peculiarly pleasing to them to remember the sureness of the covenant, while meditating upon “the sure mercies of David.” They delight to celebrate it as “signed, and sealed, and ratified, in all things ordered well.” It often makes their hearts dilate with joy to think of its immutability, as a covenant which neither time nor eternity, life nor death, shall ever be able to violate–a covenant as old as eternity and as everlasting as the Rock of ages. They rejoice also to feast upon the fulness of this covenant, for they see in it all things provided for them. God is their portion, Christ their companion, the Spirit their Comforter, earth their lodge, and heaven their home. They see in it an inheritance reserved and entailed to every soul possessing an interest in its ancient and eternal deed of gift. Their eyes sparkled when they saw it as a treasure-trove in the Bible; but oh! how their souls were gladdened when they saw in the last will and testament of their divine kinsman, that it was bequeathed to them! More especially it is the pleasure of God’s people to contemplate the graciousness of this covenant. They see that the law was made void because it was a covenant of works and depended upon merit, but this they perceive to be enduring because grace is the basis, grace the condition, grace the strain, grace the bulwark, grace the foundation, grace the topstone. The covenant is a treasury of wealth, a granary of food, a fountain of life, a store-house of salvation, a charter of peace, and a haven of joy.

To Know that You Know ( by Fenny West)

To Know That You Know

 

To know that You know

Is boundless peace .

To know that You know

Is joy unspeakable and full of glory.

To know that You know

Is rest, serenity and repose.

 

To know that You know

Is strength in itself.

To know that You know

Is confidence.

To know that You care

Makes me care-free.

To know that You care

Makes me sleep like a well-fed child.

 

To know that You care

Increases my faith.

To know that You love

Gives me great hope.

To know that You love

Leaves me to live.

To know that You love

Gives me self-worth.

To know that You’re there

Makes Goliath a dwarf.

To know that You’re there

Gives me freedom.

To know that You’re there

Reassures me of all help.

To know that You’re there

Makes me know it is well.

 

Do Not Worry

25  “Therefore I say to you ,   do not worry about your life , what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body , what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  34  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow , for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day   is   its own trouble. Matt6:25,34  

10 Fear not , for I am with you;  Be not dismayed , for I am your God.  I will strengthen you , Yes , I will help you , I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isa41:10   

4. Yea , though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death , I will fear no evil;  For You are with me;  Your rod and Your staff , they comfort me. Ps23:4

 God the Refuge of His People and Conqueror of the Nations  God is our refuge and strength , A very present help in trouble. Ps46:1

Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High  Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Ps91:1 7

casting all your care upon Him , for He cares for you. 1Pet.5:7

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you , says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil , to give you a future and a hope. Jer29:11