Regeneration / two natures

If a lobster loses its claw in a fight

Posted by on May 12, 2024 at 6:13 am

If a lobster loses its claw in a fight (Charles Spurgeon) “I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your heart of stone, and give you a heart of flesh!” Ezekiel 36:26 What a wonder it is, that a man could ever have a new heart! You know that if a […]

How do we become children of God?

Posted by on April 17, 2024 at 11:07 pm

How do we become children of God?  I answer, first, by “eternal election;” and therefore we are called “a chosen generation,” 1 Pet. 2:9.  2 By “pre-adoption“. And, because ye are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father,” Gal. 4:6.  3, By regeneration. God, who from everlasting willed […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]