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I asked a young man “when are you going to get saved?” He said to me “I am only 20 years old, in my country men have a life expectancy of 80 years, I have 60 years ahead of me, I have plenty of time.” That moment the Holy Spirit spoke to me, I said “Young man you are totally wrong, the border to eternity is never ahead of us but the border to eternity runs next to life, parallel to our lives, it is never ahead of us. It can be stepped over by young or old any day. In this information age many of us are very smart and educated. You may be the most educated man, but without Christ it is of no value. Even those who have the whole alphabet after their name do not know if they will be alive tomorrow morning. Today is the day of salvation.
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“We have known and believed the love that God hath to us.” 1 John 4:16
Suggested Further Reading: Habakkuk 3:16-19
“Hast thou considered my servant Job?” “Ah,” says Satan, “he serves thee now, but thou hast set a hedge about him and blessed him, let me but touch him.” Now he has come down to you, and he has afflicted you in your estate, afflicted you in your family, and at last he has afflicted you in your body. Shall Satan be the conqueror? Shall grace give way? O my dear brother, stand up now and say once more, once for all, “I tell thee, Satan, the grace of God is more than a match for thee; he is with me, and in all this I will not utter one word against the Lord my God. He doeth all things well—well, even now, and I do rejoice in him.” The Lord is always pleased with his children when they can stand up for him when circumstances seem to belie him. Here come the witnesses into court. The devil says, “Soul, God has forgotten thee, I will bring in my witness.” First he summons your debts—a long bill of losses. “There,” says he “would God suffer you to fall thus, if he loved you?” Then he brings in your children—either their death, or their disobedience, or something worse, and says, “Would the Lord suffer these things to come upon you, if he loved you?” At last he brings in your poor tottering body, and all your doubts and fears, and the hidings of Jehovah’s face. “Ah,” says the devil, “do you believe that God loves you now?” Oh, it is noble, if you are able to stand forth and say to all these witnesses, “I hear what you have to say, let God be true, and every man and everything be a liar. I believe none of you. You all say, God does not love me; but he does, and if the witnesses against his love were multiplied a hundredfold, yet still would I say, “I know whom I have believed.”
Sermon no. 253
22 May (1859)