• RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS...Podcast ... If you missed last night's show where RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discussed 'Trust Lost and A Candidate No One Saw Coming'; 'The Witch Hunt Exposed'; Garland's targeting the Catholic Church; Biden declares pandemic over; Hunter Biden and business partners visit the WH 80+ times; and why Taiwan matters...you can listen to it (and previous shows) at your convenience at: https://rspradio1.com to go directly to our podcasts...we hope you become 'followers' of RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS.
    RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS...Podcast ... If you missed last night's show where RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discussed 'Trust Lost and A Candidate No One Saw Coming'; 'The Witch Hunt Exposed'; Garland's targeting the Catholic Church; Biden declares pandemic over; Hunter Biden and business partners visit the WH 80+ times; and why Taiwan matters...you can listen to it (and previous shows) at your convenience at: https://rspradio1.com to go directly to our podcasts...we hope you become 'followers' of RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS.
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  • 22 SEPTEMBER (1878)

    Adoption—the Spirit and the cry

    And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.’ Galatians 4:6
    SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: John 16:5–15

    Note the style and title under which the Holy Spirit comes to us: he comes as the Spirit of Jesus. The words are ‘the Spirit of his Son’, by which is not meant the character and disposition of Christ, though that were quite true, for God sends this to his people, but it means the Holy Spirit. Why, then, is he called ‘the Spirit of his Son’, or ‘the Spirit of Christ’? May we not give these reasons? It was by the Holy Spirit that the human nature of Christ was born of the virgin. By the Spirit our Lord was attested at his baptism, when the Holy Spirit descended upon him like a dove and abode upon him. In him the Holy Spirit dwelt without measure, anointing him for his great work, and by the Spirit he was anointed ‘with the oil of gladness above’ his fellows. The Spirit was also with him, attesting his ministry by signs and wonders. The Holy Spirit is our Lord’s great gift to the church; it was after his ascension that he bestowed the gifts of Pentecost, and the Holy Spirit descended upon the church to abide with the people of God forever. The Holy Spirit is ‘the Spirit of Christ’ because he is also Christ’s witness here below, for ‘there are three that bear witness on earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood’. For these and many other reasons he is called ‘the Spirit of his Son’, and it is he who comes to dwell in believers. I would urge you very solemnly and gratefully to consider the wondrous condescension which is here displayed. God himself, the Holy Spirit, takes up his residence in believers. I never know which is the more wonderful, the incarnation of Christ or the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

    FOR MEDITATION: The Holy Spirit was uniquely associated with the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God (Luke 1:35; 3:22). How wonderful it is that he is also specially associated with every individual Christian in their position as an adopted son or daughter of God (Romans 8:14–16; Galatians 4:5–6).


    C. H. Spurgeon and Terence Peter Crosby, 365 Days with Spurgeon (Volume 4), (Leominster, UK: Day One Publications, 2007), 276.
    22 SEPTEMBER (1878) Adoption—the Spirit and the cry And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.’ Galatians 4:6 SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: John 16:5–15 Note the style and title under which the Holy Spirit comes to us: he comes as the Spirit of Jesus. The words are ‘the Spirit of his Son’, by which is not meant the character and disposition of Christ, though that were quite true, for God sends this to his people, but it means the Holy Spirit. Why, then, is he called ‘the Spirit of his Son’, or ‘the Spirit of Christ’? May we not give these reasons? It was by the Holy Spirit that the human nature of Christ was born of the virgin. By the Spirit our Lord was attested at his baptism, when the Holy Spirit descended upon him like a dove and abode upon him. In him the Holy Spirit dwelt without measure, anointing him for his great work, and by the Spirit he was anointed ‘with the oil of gladness above’ his fellows. The Spirit was also with him, attesting his ministry by signs and wonders. The Holy Spirit is our Lord’s great gift to the church; it was after his ascension that he bestowed the gifts of Pentecost, and the Holy Spirit descended upon the church to abide with the people of God forever. The Holy Spirit is ‘the Spirit of Christ’ because he is also Christ’s witness here below, for ‘there are three that bear witness on earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood’. For these and many other reasons he is called ‘the Spirit of his Son’, and it is he who comes to dwell in believers. I would urge you very solemnly and gratefully to consider the wondrous condescension which is here displayed. God himself, the Holy Spirit, takes up his residence in believers. I never know which is the more wonderful, the incarnation of Christ or the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. FOR MEDITATION: The Holy Spirit was uniquely associated with the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God (Luke 1:35; 3:22). How wonderful it is that he is also specially associated with every individual Christian in their position as an adopted son or daughter of God (Romans 8:14–16; Galatians 4:5–6). C. H. Spurgeon and Terence Peter Crosby, 365 Days with Spurgeon (Volume 4), (Leominster, UK: Day One Publications, 2007), 276.
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  • QANON THE VOICE OF THE FALLEN EXPOSED

    WWG1WGA??? Really? I have said this myself before I was awakened
    That's NOT what The Word of God says!
    The Holy Bible tells us a completely different story!

    ALL OF THIS #Trump and Q nonsense is #Satan beguiling YOU!
    Satan actually has you praising HIM in a war for YOUR SOUL!

    Do NOT take any oath of this earth!
    The serpent has mastered his deceptions with much practice
    The smarter you THINK you are, the easier his job!

    A veil is before your eyes unless you have had your sins cleansed by Jesus, the only begotten Son of the Most High God, who died on the cross for YOUR SINS

    Ask His forgiveness, and have your eyes opened! Take NO OATH!

    James 5:12

    12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

    13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

    14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

    15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

    16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/lgGZQS5JXqlP/
    QANON THE VOICE OF THE FALLEN EXPOSED WWG1WGA??? Really? I have said this myself before I was awakened That's NOT what The Word of God says! The Holy Bible tells us a completely different story! ALL OF THIS #Trump and Q nonsense is #Satan beguiling YOU! Satan actually has you praising HIM in a war for YOUR SOUL! Do NOT take any oath of this earth! The serpent has mastered his deceptions with much practice The smarter you THINK you are, the easier his job! A veil is before your eyes unless you have had your sins cleansed by Jesus, the only begotten Son of the Most High God, who died on the cross for YOUR SINS Ask His forgiveness, and have your eyes opened! Take NO OATH! James 5:12 12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. https://www.bitchute.com/video/lgGZQS5JXqlP/
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  • I preach mostly Spurgeon's sermons every Sunday in our house church; this Sunday it shall be this one. A pity most of my loved ones will not hear it.
    https://thepilgrimjournal.com/farm-sermons-5/
    I preach mostly Spurgeon's sermons every Sunday in our house church; this Sunday it shall be this one. A pity most of my loved ones will not hear it. https://thepilgrimjournal.com/farm-sermons-5/
    Farm Sermons 5
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  • Invite God back to America
    America is at a dangerous point right now. We need to repent. We need to come back to our spiritual roots. Many of us were angry, sickened, frightened, bitter, and betrayed with what we saw on January 20th, 2021 even as we prayed, fought, protected and defended this nation and condemned the theft of the election. I felt the same way. People say repeatedly, “This is wrong!” “This is a betrayal!” “There is no justice!” “Why are these evil people not in jail?!” “Trump is the face of this nation, not this Beijing Biden!” “WE SAY NO!” “Stop the steal!” I said then I would not shut my mouth, but would continue to expose these depraved things according to Ephesians 5:11. That still holds.
    But why is America in danger? It has forgotten the words of God. It has forgotten the blessing and protection of God. Why? Because of sin.
    Isa 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
    We need to repent as individuals, and as a nation.
    The Bible, especially the NT, teaches us to pray for our leaders. Because all leaders in the world of all nations -- kings, governors, presidents, rulers -- are from God. What? People say, “You see what happened with Hitler and the Holocaust,” “Stalin and the pogroms!” “Xi Jinpeng persecuting the Christians and the Uighurs in China!” “Where was God when they did these things?” “Where was He when those innocents cried out for help?”
    We must understand first that presidents and other world leaders are the face of the nation. The same is in the church; sometimes I say, show me your pastor and I will show you your church. Show me your church, I will tell you who the pastor is. The churches reflect what the pastors are like. My first pastors said that fish rot from the head. If you are a pastor or leader? I am! This world is knocking on the doors of my mind and heart, and I ask myself, who am I in this moment? What I am I doing? Where am I going? And all my jobs to change things are at the center. All leaders in wartime sit in the war room. That is also my heart -- the war room. Something happens there, something must come and happen there, to change the situation around me and in my situation.
    Sheep smell like the pastor, and the pastor smells like the sheep. If we wish to change the situation in our country, the situation in our churches, we need to change ourselves and repent before God. We know prayer starts and ends from the heart. If I want to see change in our nation and the world, I need to change myself first. We need to repent as a nation.
    Invite God back to America America is at a dangerous point right now. We need to repent. We need to come back to our spiritual roots. Many of us were angry, sickened, frightened, bitter, and betrayed with what we saw on January 20th, 2021 even as we prayed, fought, protected and defended this nation and condemned the theft of the election. I felt the same way. People say repeatedly, “This is wrong!” “This is a betrayal!” “There is no justice!” “Why are these evil people not in jail?!” “Trump is the face of this nation, not this Beijing Biden!” “WE SAY NO!” “Stop the steal!” I said then I would not shut my mouth, but would continue to expose these depraved things according to Ephesians 5:11. That still holds. But why is America in danger? It has forgotten the words of God. It has forgotten the blessing and protection of God. Why? Because of sin. Isa 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. We need to repent as individuals, and as a nation. The Bible, especially the NT, teaches us to pray for our leaders. Because all leaders in the world of all nations -- kings, governors, presidents, rulers -- are from God. What? People say, “You see what happened with Hitler and the Holocaust,” “Stalin and the pogroms!” “Xi Jinpeng persecuting the Christians and the Uighurs in China!” “Where was God when they did these things?” “Where was He when those innocents cried out for help?” We must understand first that presidents and other world leaders are the face of the nation. The same is in the church; sometimes I say, show me your pastor and I will show you your church. Show me your church, I will tell you who the pastor is. The churches reflect what the pastors are like. My first pastors said that fish rot from the head. If you are a pastor or leader? I am! This world is knocking on the doors of my mind and heart, and I ask myself, who am I in this moment? What I am I doing? Where am I going? And all my jobs to change things are at the center. All leaders in wartime sit in the war room. That is also my heart -- the war room. Something happens there, something must come and happen there, to change the situation around me and in my situation. Sheep smell like the pastor, and the pastor smells like the sheep. If we wish to change the situation in our country, the situation in our churches, we need to change ourselves and repent before God. We know prayer starts and ends from the heart. If I want to see change in our nation and the world, I need to change myself first. We need to repent as a nation.
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  • HOW CAN YOU KNOW FOR SURE WHICH RELIGION IS THE RIGHT ONE?
    Bible Study / Daily Devotional
    Daily Devotions
    Average reading time is about 5 and a half minutes

    There are a lot of religions out there. Assuming you believe in the Bible, you’ve accepted Christianity. But how do you know which church is right?—after all, there are so many denominations!

    There are many good churches, and I believe there are good Christians in every church. I believe the majority of the saved are not in my denomination, but that doesn’t mean I believe every church is right. I also believe there is only one truth, and that’s what we should base our decision on. But again, there are Christian people who love the Lord and are following the light they have in every persuasion.

    In selecting a church, there should always be an ongoing search for truth, and the Bible needs to be the foundation. In Revelation 12, you read about the bride of Christ, and the Bible lists several criteria. It identifies some of the important characteristics of God’s church in the last days.

    The most outstanding characteristic is found in the last verse of that chapter. That verse says that the dragon, which represents the devil, is angry with the woman. We know this woman, the bride of Christ, represents God’s church; she is clothed with light. Remember that Jesus said to His followers, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). Furthermore, in both the Old and the New Testaments a woman is a symbol of God’s people.

    As the Scripture continues, the dragon goes “to make war with the rest of her offspring” (verse 17). Now, here are their characteristics: These people “keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” The Bible explains that last phrase: “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10). So the two outstanding characteristics of God’s people in the last days are that they keep God’s Ten Commandments and they have the spirit of prophecy.
    KEY BIBLE TEXTS
    And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 12:17
    HOW CAN YOU KNOW FOR SURE WHICH RELIGION IS THE RIGHT ONE? Bible Study / Daily Devotional Daily Devotions Average reading time is about 5 and a half minutes There are a lot of religions out there. Assuming you believe in the Bible, you’ve accepted Christianity. But how do you know which church is right?—after all, there are so many denominations! There are many good churches, and I believe there are good Christians in every church. I believe the majority of the saved are not in my denomination, but that doesn’t mean I believe every church is right. I also believe there is only one truth, and that’s what we should base our decision on. But again, there are Christian people who love the Lord and are following the light they have in every persuasion. In selecting a church, there should always be an ongoing search for truth, and the Bible needs to be the foundation. In Revelation 12, you read about the bride of Christ, and the Bible lists several criteria. It identifies some of the important characteristics of God’s church in the last days. The most outstanding characteristic is found in the last verse of that chapter. That verse says that the dragon, which represents the devil, is angry with the woman. We know this woman, the bride of Christ, represents God’s church; she is clothed with light. Remember that Jesus said to His followers, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). Furthermore, in both the Old and the New Testaments a woman is a symbol of God’s people. As the Scripture continues, the dragon goes “to make war with the rest of her offspring” (verse 17). Now, here are their characteristics: These people “keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” The Bible explains that last phrase: “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10). So the two outstanding characteristics of God’s people in the last days are that they keep God’s Ten Commandments and they have the spirit of prophecy. KEY BIBLE TEXTS And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 12:17
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  • 2 DECEMBER (UNDATED SERMON)

    The church as she should be

    ‘Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.’ Song of Solomon 6:4
    SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: 2 Timothy 2:1–13

    Ask yourself: ‘An army, a company of warriors—am I one of them? Am I a soldier? I have entered the church; I make a profession; but am I really a soldier? Do I fight? Do I endure hardness? Am I a mere carpet-knight, a mere lie-a-bed soldier, one who is pleased to put on regimentals in order to adorn myself with a profession without ever going to the war?’

    ‘Am I a soldier of the cross—a follower of the Lamb?’

    Are you a soldier who engages in actual fighting for Jesus under his banner? Do you rally round it? Do you know the standard? Do you love it? Could you die in defence of it? Is the person of Jesus dearest of all things to you? Do you value the doctrine of the atoning substitution? Do you feel your own energy and power awakened in the defence of that and for the love of that? Ask the searching question. And then—‘terrible’. Am I in any way terrible through being a Christian? Is there any power in my life that would condemn a sinner, any holiness about me that would make a wicked man feel ill at ease in my company? Is there enough of Christ about my life to make me like a light in the midst of the darkness? Or is it very likely that if I were to live in a house, the inhabitants would never see any difference between me and the ungodly?

    How many Christians there are who need to wear a label round their necks: you would never know that they were Christians without it! They make long prayers and great pretences, but they are Christians in nothing but the name. May our lives never be thus despicable, but may we convince gainsayers that there is a power in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and make them confess that they, not having it, are losing a great blessing.

    FOR MEDITATION: Does your life and witness shine like a light in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation (Philippians 2:15–16)? Are you different enough to expose the works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11)? Or is your Christian life and witness a little bit too ‘user-friendly’ to make much of an impact upon others?


    C. H. Spurgeon and Terence Peter Crosby, 365 Days with Spurgeon (Volume 3), (Leominster, UK: Day One Publications, 2005), 344.
    2 DECEMBER (UNDATED SERMON) The church as she should be ‘Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.’ Song of Solomon 6:4 SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: 2 Timothy 2:1–13 Ask yourself: ‘An army, a company of warriors—am I one of them? Am I a soldier? I have entered the church; I make a profession; but am I really a soldier? Do I fight? Do I endure hardness? Am I a mere carpet-knight, a mere lie-a-bed soldier, one who is pleased to put on regimentals in order to adorn myself with a profession without ever going to the war?’ ‘Am I a soldier of the cross—a follower of the Lamb?’ Are you a soldier who engages in actual fighting for Jesus under his banner? Do you rally round it? Do you know the standard? Do you love it? Could you die in defence of it? Is the person of Jesus dearest of all things to you? Do you value the doctrine of the atoning substitution? Do you feel your own energy and power awakened in the defence of that and for the love of that? Ask the searching question. And then—‘terrible’. Am I in any way terrible through being a Christian? Is there any power in my life that would condemn a sinner, any holiness about me that would make a wicked man feel ill at ease in my company? Is there enough of Christ about my life to make me like a light in the midst of the darkness? Or is it very likely that if I were to live in a house, the inhabitants would never see any difference between me and the ungodly? How many Christians there are who need to wear a label round their necks: you would never know that they were Christians without it! They make long prayers and great pretences, but they are Christians in nothing but the name. May our lives never be thus despicable, but may we convince gainsayers that there is a power in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and make them confess that they, not having it, are losing a great blessing. FOR MEDITATION: Does your life and witness shine like a light in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation (Philippians 2:15–16)? Are you different enough to expose the works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11)? Or is your Christian life and witness a little bit too ‘user-friendly’ to make much of an impact upon others? C. H. Spurgeon and Terence Peter Crosby, 365 Days with Spurgeon (Volume 3), (Leominster, UK: Day One Publications, 2005), 344.
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  • Happy September Brothers and Sisters in the Lord. Summer is over and we enter the Fall Season. We still have some warm temperatures, but we know that the cold is coming. We can recognize the seasons, so we should also recognize the signs of the Lord's return. If you are awake you can see that His return is soon, just as sure as the trees will be changing colors soon and we will be raking them up. It is time to prepare for coming Cold and the Return of our Lord too. Let's see what the Smart Book has for us today;

    Matthew 18:15-20 New Revised Standard Version
    15 "If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one.
    16 But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses.
    17 If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
    18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
    19 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.
    20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."

    We cannot have sin against one another and enter heaven. This reading explains to us how we are to become right with one another in Christ. It is a hard text and even harder to practice. There is blessing in it though. We cannot have a broken Church. Check out what power and strength there is in an unbroken Church, for if two of God's children agree about anything we ask, it will be done for us by the Father. Wow, and the best thing is that where two or three are gathered in the name of Yeshua (Jesus), He is there among us. We cannot have a broken Church and we cannot foresake the gathering together of the Saints. Imagine what can be done for us if we can all agree together on it together. All hell and the Evil One will be powerless against us. We can expect to be with the Lord forever when He returns. It is time for us to prepare for His return. The signs are all there brothers and sisters.

    God bless and keep you, His face shine upon you,

    Chaplain Loehne
    Happy September Brothers and Sisters in the Lord. Summer is over and we enter the Fall Season. We still have some warm temperatures, but we know that the cold is coming. We can recognize the seasons, so we should also recognize the signs of the Lord's return. If you are awake you can see that His return is soon, just as sure as the trees will be changing colors soon and we will be raking them up. It is time to prepare for coming Cold and the Return of our Lord too. Let's see what the Smart Book has for us today; Matthew 18:15-20 New Revised Standard Version 15 "If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16 But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." We cannot have sin against one another and enter heaven. This reading explains to us how we are to become right with one another in Christ. It is a hard text and even harder to practice. There is blessing in it though. We cannot have a broken Church. Check out what power and strength there is in an unbroken Church, for if two of God's children agree about anything we ask, it will be done for us by the Father. Wow, and the best thing is that where two or three are gathered in the name of Yeshua (Jesus), He is there among us. We cannot have a broken Church and we cannot foresake the gathering together of the Saints. Imagine what can be done for us if we can all agree together on it together. All hell and the Evil One will be powerless against us. We can expect to be with the Lord forever when He returns. It is time for us to prepare for His return. The signs are all there brothers and sisters. God bless and keep you, His face shine upon you, Chaplain Loehne
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  • 5 AUGUST (PREACHED 4 AUGUST 1872)

    Salvation all of grace

    ‘By grace are ye saved.’ Ephesians 2:8
    SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Acts 15:1–11

    Grace is the fountain-head of salvation and is most conspicuous throughout. Grace is to be seen in our election, for ‘there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works’. Grace is manifestly revealed in our redemption, for you know therein the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and it is utterly inconceivable that any soul could have deserved to be redeemed with the precious blood of Christ. The mere thought is abhorrent to every holy mind. Our calling is also of grace, for God ‘hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began’. By grace also we are justified; for over and over again the apostle insists upon this grand and fundamental truth. We are not justified before God by works in any measure or in any degree, but by faith alone; and the apostle tells us ‘it is of faith, that it might be by grace’.

    We see a golden thread of grace running through the whole of the Christian’s history, from his election before all worlds even to his admission to the heaven of rest. All along does grace ‘reign through righteousness unto eternal life’, and ‘where sin abounded, grace did much more abound’. There is no point in the history of a saved soul upon which you can put your finger and say, ‘In this instance he is saved by his own deservings.’ Every single blessing which we receive from God comes to us by the channel of free favour, revealed to us in Christ Jesus our Lord. Boasting is excluded because deservings are excluded. Merit is an unknown word in the Christian church; it is banished once for all; our only shoutings over foundation or topstone are, ‘Grace, grace unto it.’

    FOR MEDITATION: Salvation by God’s grace is frequently contrasted with the impossibility of salvation by our own deeds (Romans 11:5–6; Galatians 5:4; Ephesians 2:8–9; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5–7). No wonder ‘grace’ is one of the very first terms to be found in all the epistles of Paul and Peter! Have you received ‘Grace, mercy, and peace’ from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ?


    C. H. Spurgeon and Terence Peter Crosby, 365 Days with Spurgeon (Volume 3), (Leominster, UK: Day One Publications, 2005), 225.
    5 AUGUST (PREACHED 4 AUGUST 1872) Salvation all of grace ‘By grace are ye saved.’ Ephesians 2:8 SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Acts 15:1–11 Grace is the fountain-head of salvation and is most conspicuous throughout. Grace is to be seen in our election, for ‘there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works’. Grace is manifestly revealed in our redemption, for you know therein the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and it is utterly inconceivable that any soul could have deserved to be redeemed with the precious blood of Christ. The mere thought is abhorrent to every holy mind. Our calling is also of grace, for God ‘hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began’. By grace also we are justified; for over and over again the apostle insists upon this grand and fundamental truth. We are not justified before God by works in any measure or in any degree, but by faith alone; and the apostle tells us ‘it is of faith, that it might be by grace’. We see a golden thread of grace running through the whole of the Christian’s history, from his election before all worlds even to his admission to the heaven of rest. All along does grace ‘reign through righteousness unto eternal life’, and ‘where sin abounded, grace did much more abound’. There is no point in the history of a saved soul upon which you can put your finger and say, ‘In this instance he is saved by his own deservings.’ Every single blessing which we receive from God comes to us by the channel of free favour, revealed to us in Christ Jesus our Lord. Boasting is excluded because deservings are excluded. Merit is an unknown word in the Christian church; it is banished once for all; our only shoutings over foundation or topstone are, ‘Grace, grace unto it.’ FOR MEDITATION: Salvation by God’s grace is frequently contrasted with the impossibility of salvation by our own deeds (Romans 11:5–6; Galatians 5:4; Ephesians 2:8–9; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5–7). No wonder ‘grace’ is one of the very first terms to be found in all the epistles of Paul and Peter! Have you received ‘Grace, mercy, and peace’ from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ? C. H. Spurgeon and Terence Peter Crosby, 365 Days with Spurgeon (Volume 3), (Leominster, UK: Day One Publications, 2005), 225.
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  • FEBRUARY—26

    Who is she that looketh forth as the morning; fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?—Song 6:10.

    By whomsoever this question is asked, there can be no question of whom it is said; for the Church of Jesus, made comely by the comeliness which her Lord hath put upon her, is all this, and more in every eye that can admire true loveliness; and will be a perfection of beauty, in the upper and brighter world, for ever, the first openings of grace upon the soul, after a dark night of the fall, may be compared to the beauty of the morning. But though fair as the moon, it is but a borrowed light, as the moon, and subject to changes in its increasings, and its wanings also.

    As long as the sun’s influences are upon this planet, its shinings will be fair. But when objects intervene from the earth, and the sun shines not, there will be an eclipse of all its borrowed lustre. Just so the Church; and oh! how often on my soul. While Jesus, the sun of righteousness, shines upon me, all is fair and lovely; but if he withdraws, the night immediately follows. But oh! my soul, when grace is perfected in glory; when as John in a vision saw that wonder of wonders in heaven, “a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet,” (Rev. 12:1.) then shall the whole Church of God shine forth “as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father.”

    Precious Jesus! give me to see my clear interest in thee, from my union with thee! And do thou, dear Lord, so make me strong in thy strength, that during the whole period of my present warfare, I may be “terrible as an army with banners,” to all that would oppose my way to thee, and in thee. Yea, Lord! let sin, and Satan, and the world, be ever so united against me, yet do thou put on me the whole armour of my God, that I may “fight the good fight of faith, lay hold of eternal life, and be made more than conqueror through Him that loveth me.”

    Robert Hawker, The Poor Man’s Evening Portion, A New Edition., (Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle, 1845), 62.
    FEBRUARY—26 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning; fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?—Song 6:10. By whomsoever this question is asked, there can be no question of whom it is said; for the Church of Jesus, made comely by the comeliness which her Lord hath put upon her, is all this, and more in every eye that can admire true loveliness; and will be a perfection of beauty, in the upper and brighter world, for ever, the first openings of grace upon the soul, after a dark night of the fall, may be compared to the beauty of the morning. But though fair as the moon, it is but a borrowed light, as the moon, and subject to changes in its increasings, and its wanings also. As long as the sun’s influences are upon this planet, its shinings will be fair. But when objects intervene from the earth, and the sun shines not, there will be an eclipse of all its borrowed lustre. Just so the Church; and oh! how often on my soul. While Jesus, the sun of righteousness, shines upon me, all is fair and lovely; but if he withdraws, the night immediately follows. But oh! my soul, when grace is perfected in glory; when as John in a vision saw that wonder of wonders in heaven, “a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet,” (Rev. 12:1.) then shall the whole Church of God shine forth “as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father.” Precious Jesus! give me to see my clear interest in thee, from my union with thee! And do thou, dear Lord, so make me strong in thy strength, that during the whole period of my present warfare, I may be “terrible as an army with banners,” to all that would oppose my way to thee, and in thee. Yea, Lord! let sin, and Satan, and the world, be ever so united against me, yet do thou put on me the whole armour of my God, that I may “fight the good fight of faith, lay hold of eternal life, and be made more than conqueror through Him that loveth me.” Robert Hawker, The Poor Man’s Evening Portion, A New Edition., (Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle, 1845), 62.
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