Posted by: the watchmen | December 4, 2007

CH Spurgeon – December 4.

December 4-Morning {Daily Reading: #Eph 4:1-6:24} {Quick Study: #Php 1:1-4:23}“I have much people in this city.” {#Ac 18:10}

This should be a great encouragement to try to do good, sinceGod has among the vilest of the vile, the most reprobate, the

most debauched and drunken, an elect people who must be saved.

When you take the Word to them, you do so because God has

ordained you to be the messenger of life to their souls, and

they must receive it, for so the decree of predestinationruns. They are as much redeemed by blood as the saints before

the eternal throne. They are Christ’s property, and yet perhaps

they are lovers of the ale house, and haters of holiness; but if

Jesus Christ purchased them he will have them. God is not

unfaithful to forget the price which his Son has paid. He will

not suffer his substitution to be in any case an ineffectual,

dead thing. Tens of thousands of redeemed ones are not

regenerated yet, but regenerated they must be; and this is our

comfort when we go forth to them with the quickening Word of

God.

Nay, more, these ungodly ones are prayed for by Christ before

the throne. “Neither pray I for these alone,” saith the great

Intercessor, “but for them also which shall believe on me

through their word.” Poor, ignorant souls, they know nothing

about prayer for themselves, but Jesus prays for them. Their

names are on his breastplate, and ere long they must bow their

stubborn knee, breathing the penitential sigh before the throne

of grace. “The time of figs is not yet.” The predestinated

moment has not struck; but, when it comes, they shall obey,

for God will have his own; they must, for the Spirit is not

to be withstood when he cometh forth with fulness of power—

they must become the willing servants of the living God. “Mypeople shall be willing in the day of my power.” “He shall

justify many.” “He shall see of the travail of his soul.” “I

will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide

the spoil with the strong.”

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