Some beloved idol?

Posted by on June 24, 2019 at 12:39 am

Some beloved idol?J.C.Philpot“Because the whole land is filled with idols, and thepeople are madly in love with them.” Jeremiah 50:38 Have we not all in our various ways,set up some beloved idol . . .something which engaged our affections,something which occupied our thoughts,something to which we devoted all the energies of our minds,something for which […]

Coming up from the wilderness

Posted by on June 24, 2019 at 12:36 am

Coming up from the wilderness (J. C. Philpot, “Coming up from the Wilderness” 1857) “Who is this coming 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 […]

I am weak and ignorant

Posted by on June 24, 2019 at 12:25 am

I am weak and ignorant, full of sin andcompassed with infirmity. But I bless Godthat He has in some measure shown methe power of eternal things, and by freeand sovereign grace stopped me in thatcareer of vanity and sin in which, to alloutward appearance, I was fast hurryingdown to the chambers of death.

To him that overcomes

Posted by on April 16, 2019 at 6:38 am

“To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna.” –Revelation 2:17How often God’s word is to you a sealed book; how often you hear from the pulpit the most encouraging preaching, yet get no encouragement from it; how often you hear Christ held forth in his Person, blood and righteousness, and go away as you […]

Reformation is not Regeneration

Posted by on April 21, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Reformation is not Regeneration Before the soul can know anything about salvation, it must learn deeply and experimentally the nature of sin, and of itself, as stained and polluted by sin. It is proud, and needs to be humbled; careless, and needs to be awakened; alive, and needs to be killed; full, and requires to […]

What is a sanctifying influence?

Posted by on March 4, 2018 at 9:10 am

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17 When the gospel comes “not in word only, but also in power,” it comes “in the Holy Ghost,” that is, in and with the teaching and testimony of the Holy Ghost. It is this coming “in the Holy Ghost” which gives truth in its […]

A spirit of hardness

Posted by on January 29, 2018 at 3:19 am

One mark of the spirit which is not of God, is a spirit of hardness. I use the word “spirit,” because the Scriptures speak in the same way of “the spirit of error,” (1 John iv. 6), “of antichrist,” (1 John iv. 3), “of whoredoms,” (Hos. iv. 12), and so on. We read that “the […]

If You Walk in the Fear of God

Posted by on September 25, 2017 at 1:59 am

If You Walk in the Fear of God JC Philpot “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” John 15:19 If you walk in the fear of God, and […]

Authority, glory and sovereign power!

Posted by on February 25, 2017 at 7:36 am

Authority, glory and sovereign power! “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns!” Rev. 19:6 The unlimited dominion of King Jesus extends over . . . all things, all events, all circumstances, all people! All are subjected to the sovereign control of the King of kings and Lord of lords! Everywhere on this earthly globe—as far as […]

A mystery to yourself

Posted by on October 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

A mystery to yourself “I find then, the law that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present.” Romans 7:21 Are you not often a mystery to yourself? Warm one moment— cold the next! Abasing yourself one hour—exalting yourself the following! Loving the world, full of it, steeped up to your head in […]