Mere notional knowledge

Posted by on December 6, 2022 at 6:53 am

Mere notional knowledge By J. C. Philpot The distinction that we are drawing between a gracious knowledge of the truth—and a mere notional knowledge is plain enough to every discerning child of God. He carries daily in his own bosom a test which discovers to him the difference between the knowledge which puffs up—and the knowledge of the only […]

That wonderful medicine!

Posted by on December 6, 2022 at 6:52 am

That wonderful medicine!(Letters of J. C. Philpot) “who forgiveth all thine iniquities;who healeth all thy diseases” Psalm 103:3 What a mass of . . .  filth and folly,  blindness and ignorance,  deceit and hypocrisy,  carnality, sensuality, and devilism are we! Prone to all that is bad, utterly averse to allthat is good–bent upon sin–hating holiness,heavenly-mindedness, and spirituality–whatearthly […]

To bathe in the ocean of endless bliss!

Posted by on November 21, 2022 at 9:27 am

To bathe in the ocean of endless bliss! J.C.Philpot Psa. 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. Psa. 84:6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. Psa. 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. Every living […]

For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty

Posted by on November 17, 2022 at 9:50 am

“For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty.”Isaiah 44:3 J.C.Philpot Thirst, as a feeling of the soul, in a spiritual sense, is certainly indicative of divine life. It is as impossible, spiritually viewed, for a man dead in sin to thirst after a living God, as for a corpse in the graveyard to […]

Coming up from the wilderness

Posted by on October 17, 2022 at 9:55 am

Coming up from the wilderness (J. C. Philpot, “Coming up from the Wilderness” 1857) Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?Song of Solomon 8:5 To come up from the wilderness, is to come up outof OURSELVES; for we are ourselves the wilderness.It is our wilderness heart that makes the worldwhat it is to […]

An apostolic face and a Judas heart

Posted by on October 11, 2022 at 12:46 pm

An apostolic face and a Judas heart (Letters of J. C. Philpot) Many think that a minister is exempt from suchcoldness, deadness, and barrenness, as privateChristians feel. And the hypocritical looks andwords of many of Satan’s ministers favour thisdelusion. Holiness is so much on their tongues,and on their faces, that their deluded hearersnecessarily conclude that it is in their hearts. […]

A mother sin

Posted by on October 11, 2022 at 12:42 pm

A mother sin Unbelief is a mother sin—a breeding sin. It does not remain in the heart alone, but gives birth to thousands of sins, all springing up out of its prolific womb—like the fabled sea monsters. We see in the wilderness how all through all their journeyings the crying sin of the people of Israel was […]

The love of the truth

Posted by on January 11, 2022 at 7:20 am

The love of the truth (J. C. Philpot, “The Valley of Achor” 1861) “They perish because they did not receive the love of  the truth, that they might be saved.” 2 Thess. 2:10 There is a receiving of ‘the truth’, and a receiving of ‘the love of the truth’. These two things widely differ. To […]

The chief among ten thousand

Posted by on May 23, 2021 at 6:59 am

The chief among ten thousand,   the altogether lovely One! (by Octavius Winslow) With what pen, dipped though it were in heaven’sThe Authority & Power of the Word upon the Heart excerpt by J. C. Philpot God is essentially invisible. “He dwells in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man has […]

Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ

Posted by on May 23, 2021 at 6:55 am

“Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” –John 1:17 J.C.Philpot The way to learn truth is to be much in prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ; as you lie upon your bed, as engaged in your daily occupation, to be from time to time looking up to the Lord himself as he sits upon his […]