Regeneration / two natures

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 […]

WHEN IS A SINNER BORN AGAIN?

Posted by on October 11, 2022 at 12:44 pm

WHEN IS A SINNER BORN AGAIN?          Galatians 1:15-16 I have no interest in answering the foolish questions of men about the chronological sequence of events in a man’s salvation. I will leave that to theologians who have nothing better to do than dissect the scriptures. But I do want to tell you when a person may […]

The Unbelief Of Man

Posted by on October 11, 2022 at 12:43 pm

The Unbelief Of Man              Luke 22:67      If I understand the Word of God, the greatest, most abominable evil in this world is the horrible sin of unbelief. I would rather stand before God guilty of any crime known to man than stand before him guilty of having heard and refused to believe the gospel […]

Supernatural light

Posted by on March 28, 2021 at 10:10 am

Supernatural light J.C.Philpot “For God, who commanded the light to shine out  of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Cor. 4:6 Until, then, this supernatural light of God enters into the soul, a man has no […]

Idling life away like an idiot or a madman

Posted by on March 8, 2020 at 7:59 am

Idling life away like an idiot or a madman (Joseph Philpot, “The Soul’s Growth in Grace” 1837) When one is spiritually reborn, he sees at one and the same moment . . . God and self, justice and guilt, power and helplessness, a holy law and a broken commandment, eternity and time, the purity of […]

Preserving grace before regeneration

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 8:21 am

Preserving grace before regeneration (J.C. Philpot, “Daily Words for Zion’s Wayfarers”) “To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ.” Jude 1 What a mercy it is for God’s people, that before they have a ‘vital union’ with Christ, before they are grafted into Him experimentally […]

A DIVINE and SUPERNATURAL work

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 8:17 am

The new birth is a DIVINE and SUPERNATURAL work. Holy ancestry does not insure it, pious parentage does not convey it, human eloquence does not inspire it, moral persuasion does not produce it. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high is the accomplishment of this work above created power. How clear does the […]

In every Christian are two natures

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 8:16 am

Now, I hold that there is in every Christian two natures, as distinct as were the two natures of the God-Man Christ Jesus. There is one nature which cannot sin, because it is born of God—a spiritual nature, coming directly from heaven, as pure and as perfect as God himself, who is the author of […]

Regeneration

Posted by on February 2, 2020 at 8:13 am

Regeneration-    Faith in Christ is the gift and operation of God in us, created in and bestowed upon chosen, redeemed sinners in regeneration by the irresistible power and grace of His Spirit (Eph. 2:8; Phil. 1:29; Col. 2:12). This gift of faith is communicated to and wrought in God’s elect through the instrumentality of […]

The Miracle of Hearing

Posted by on November 17, 2019 at 7:23 am

The Miracle of Hearing God-called gospel preachers spend a lot of time in prayer and preparation of the Word. They are deeply concerned with being clear and faithful to preach Christ and Him crucified. “How shall they hear without a preacher” Rom. 10:14. Paul asked rhetorically, “who is sufficient for these things”? I Cor. 2:16. […]