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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Charles Spurgeon, His Calling For Service - Quotes

Every so often in our world a bright light  shines to be a beacon of light and illuminate other lights - In this time strength in faith and determination with what is written in the scriptures is being retold to save souls.

Charles Spurgeon is a name I was not familiar with until recently.

Born in Kelvedon, Essex, Spurgeon's conversion from Anglicanism came on 6 January 1850, at age 15. On his way to a scheduled appointment, a snow storm forced him to cut short his intended journey and to turn into a Primitive Methodist chapel in Colchester where God opened his heart to the salvation message. The text that moved him was Isaiah 45:22 – "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else." Later that year on 4 April 1850, he was admitted to the church at Newmarket.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Spurgeon

It is interesting because usually in crisis people are calling out in prayer, even non believers but there are also people who dismiss this and ignore the help they are given. When a prayer to God is said and when the prayer is answered in some way divine intervention takes place. This is the miracle of prayer.

My writing this article is to share a few quotes of this gentleman.

“There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. . . . Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God's Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord. . . .” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you're not saved yourself, be sure of that!” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“If you can't see His way past the tears, trust His heart.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“If Christ is not all to you He is nothing to you. He will never go into partnership as a part Saviour of men. If He be something He must be everything, and if He be not everything He is nothing to you.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Have your heart right with Christ, and he will visit you often, and so turn weekdays into Sundays, meals into sacraments, homes into temples, and earth into heaven.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Men will allow God to be everywhere but on his throne. They will allow him to be in his workshop to fashion worlds and make stars. They will allow Him to be in His almonry to dispense His alms and bestow his bounties. they will allow Him to sustain the earth and bear up the pillars thereof, or light the lamps of heaven, or rule the waves of the ever-moving ocean; but when God ascends Hes throne, His creatures then gnash their teeth. And we proclaim an enthroned God, and His right to do as He wills with His own, to dispose of His creatures as He thinks well, without consulting them in the matter; then it is that we are hissed and execrated, and then it is that men turn a deaf ear to us, for God on His throne is not the God they love. But it is God upon the throne that we love to preach. It is God upon His throne whom we trust.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“The Lord gets His best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Do not sit down and try to pump up repentance from the dry well of a corrupt nature. It is contrary to the laws of your mind to suppose that you can force your soul into that gracious state. Take your heart in prayer to Him who understands it and say, "Lord, cleanse it. Lord, renew it. Lord, work repentance in it." The more you try to produce penitent emotions in yourself, the more you will be disappointed. However, if you believingly think of Jesus dying for you, repentance will burst forth.” 
― Charles Haddon SpurgeonAll of Grace [With CD]

“I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination - the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our hearts on the black horse of affliction. Jesus uses the whole range of our experiences to wean us from earth and woo us to Heaven.” 
― Charles Haddon SpurgeonAll of Grace

“It is God that justifieth"—that justifieth the ungodly; He is not ashamed of doing it, nor are we of preaching it.” 
― Charles Haddon SpurgeonAll of Grace

“God has only to give you what you want to make you feel the emptiness of it!...You will generally notice that when the believer gets near to God, tastes the unseen joys and eats the bread that was made in heaven, all the feasts of earth, all its amusements, and all its glories seem very flat, stale, and unprofitable!”–1891, Sermon 2225” 
― Charles Haddon SpurgeonSpurgeon Gems

“The Saviour is, by His Spirit, still on earth; let this cheer us. He is ever in the midst of the fight, and therefore the battle is not doubtful.” 
― Charles Haddon SpurgeonMorning and Evening-Classic KJV Edition

“Wait in quiet patience, not rebelling because you are under the affliction, but blessing your God for it.” 
― Charles Haddon SpurgeonMorning and Evening-Classic KJV Edition

“He is here with me in this chamber of mine: I must not trifle. He leans over me, he puts his finger along the lines, I can see his pierced hand: I will read it as in his presence. I will read it, knowing that he is the substance of it,—that he is the proof of this book as well as the writer of it; the sum of this Scripture as well as the author of it. That is the way for true students to become wise! You will get at the soul of Scripture when you can keep Jesus with you while you are reading.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“That very church which the world likes best is sure to be that which God abhors.” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Read more https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2876959.Charles_Haddon_Spurgeon

Peace be with you
Pauline Maria

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