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July 30, 2010

Timeless Promise

Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.[1]

This promise decree’s to all – no matter who they may be, Israelites, Gentiles, Pharisees, Scoffers, Harlots, or even the very Castaways of the devil – a promise of unparalleled proportion.

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Timeless Promise

There are no limits to its duration – it is a timeless promise. It does not merely say, “I will not cast out a sinner only upon the first time he comes to me,”  but “I will in no wise cast out.” The original Greek reads οὐ μή (oo may).  This is a double negative strengthening His denial of ever responding with rejection; “I will not, not cast out,” or “I will never, never cast out.”  It means, that Christ will not at first reject a new believer; and that as He will not do it at the first, so He will not in the latter.

But suppose the believer sins after coming to Christ?  “If any man sin we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” But suppose that believers backslide? “I will heal their backsliding,   I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.” But believers may fall under temptation! “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” But the believer may fall into sin as David did! Yes, but he will “Purge them with hyssop, and they shall be clean; he will wash them and they shall be whiter than snow”; “From all their iniquities will I cleanse them.” Not from some sins, not from a few iniquities but all of them!

“Once in Christ, in Christ forever,
Nothing from his love can sever.”

I give unto my sheep,” saith He, “eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” What have you to say to this, O trembling feeble mind? Is not this the most precious mercy, that coming to Christ, you do not come to One who will treat you well for a little while, and then send you about your business, but He will receive you and make you His bride, and you will be His forever?

Then receive no longer the spirit of bondage to fear, but the spirit of adoption whereby you shall cry, Abba, Father! Oh! the grace of these words: “I will in no wise cast out.”

Sources:
[1] John 6:37 (KJV)
Daily Devotions by Charles Spurgeon

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July 29, 2010

The Hope, Tucked Away, Within You and Me…

Filed under: Blogroll,Christ,Community,Family,Father,Life with God,Love,Nashville — canwetalkaboutthat @ 7:00 AM

To all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Christ Jesus: Please don’t tuck the Hope within you away…

There are lost and lonely people — children, women and men — who are hurting and searching for the Hope within us; only some don’t realize that their emptiness, their pain is really an ache, a longing for a “personal relationship” with the One true God found only through Christ Jesus.

Please, do Not let anyone “go down” on your watch unnoticed — Be a part of the web, every chance you get saints.

Does Anybody Hear Her

She is running a hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction
She is trying; But the canyon’s ever widening in the depths of her cold heart
So she sets out on another misadventure just to find
She’s another two years older and she’s three more steps behind
Does  anybody  hear  her? Can  anybody  see?
Or  does  anybody  even  knows  she’s  going  down  today
Under  the  shadow  of  our  steeple;  with  all  the  lost  and  lonely  people
Searching  for  the  hope  that’s  tucked  away  in  you  and  me
Does  anybody  hear  her?  Can  anybody  see?
She is yearning for shelter and affection that she never found at home
She is searching for a hero to ride in, to ride in and save the day
And in walks her prince charming and he knows just what to say
Momentary lapse of reason and she gives herself away
If  judgement  looms  under  every  steeple;  If  lofty  glances  from  lofty  people;
Can’t  see  past  her  scarlet  letter;  And  we  never  even  met  her!
He  is  running  a  hundred  miles  an  hour  in  the  wrong  direction……

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