Saturday, September 18, 2010

Save To The Uttermost

Save To The Uttermost
"Wherefore He is resourceful to preserve them to the summit that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them."

-Hebrews 7:25

We possess been embrace the profuse heresies found in the curricula called A Road in Miracles the departed few months. We've noted that the Road teaches a play-actor Christ. But who is the real Member of the aristocracy Jesus Christ? The last is an reference from a dressing-down that answers that originate, by J.C. Philpot:

...Put forward is something to my look at very dear and deliberate in the words, "to the summit." It seems to my look at to carry two personal effects. It seems best, to carry the exhausted qualification of relations whom He saves; and it seems equally to carry the all-sufficiency and omnipotency of that almighty arm that can valor a scarce criminal out of the very quiet of hell.

Now, best, see whom the Member of the aristocracy is resourceful to preserve to the summit.

The Member of the aristocracy Jesus Christ had a fierce work to do. Would God possess sent His solitary begotten Son happening the world to do a youthful work? Would God and man possess been mutual in one dominant Individual to do a youthful work? Would an shatterproof accord possess been entered happening amongst the three Individuals in the Trinity to do a youthful work? And would the only-begotten Son of God possess came out of His Father's bosom, everywhere He dwelt from shatterproof, to do a youthful work? Does not the very act of the Member of the aristocracy Jesus Christ, in steal our manipulate happening social establishment with His own divine and dominant Individual, definitely describe what a fierce thing use requirement be, considering such an act was needful to bring to fruition it? And do we not see by it how chaotically sunk man requirement be to ultimatum such a lose, - that go would do but God's co-equal and co-eternal Son; that He who was from shatterproof to shatterproof, necessitate lean forward so low as to escape and die to preserve us from the Tumble, and go happening the quiet happening which we were sunk, and happening which our best foretaste plunged himself and all his kin.

In the role of God the blessed Company, afterward, is satisfy to open up in their hearts the quiet of the fall, depend upon it they impressive every word of the emulate - One who is resourceful to "preserve to the summit." They impressive that "summit" to be revealed to their hearts' hold.

For generation, some of relations who are coming to God by Jesus Christ, are full of qualms and qualms. Is the work genuine? Do my atmosphere pour from the work of God on my heart? Is my religion such as drive stand in the from way back day? Is it the tarn dishonesty of my fleshly spirit or the teaching of God the Spirit?

Others of the Lord's race are passing through grievous temptations; temptations to disloyalty, temptations to bad language, temptations to suicide, temptations to curse God, temptations too focus, too black even to be oblique at. And considering their scarce souls are groaning and labouring underneath these temptations, can a youthful Saviour do for them? No; they impressive completely such a Saviour as Jesus is, one who is resourceful to preserve to the uttermost; if I may use the impart, one who has an arm want adequately, and one who has an arm strong adequately, to widen to the ends of the earth; aye, and in some gear to widen to the very gates of hell.

Others are passing through deep convictions; they see the length, and scale, and spirituality of God's law; that God requires a holiness mode in all respects; and they possess proved that they sin in all they judge, say, and do. They see they requirement possess the holiness of God, and be fully clad in it, that they may stand to the fore God weakness separate, or catch sight of, or any such thing.

Others are grief and sighing under a trace of their starkness, that they cannot pocket up one opportune hint, that they cannot move nor thaw out their own souls, nor candid one top whisper of prayer; nor can they provoke in their own hearts any believe, elegant, or love. Others are grief and sighing on image of the deep impiety and exhausted degradation of their manipulate, that all expression of dishonesty is lurking and working in their carnal look at, and that do what they can, sin works in them, and that regularly. Others can get no answers to their prayers; they possess cried, and the Member of the aristocracy has not heard; and they possess begged and prayed, but involve they shall never come forth happening the light, life, and independence of the gospel.

Now all these impressive a Saviour that can preserve them to the uttermost; not a one-half Saviour, not a nine-tenths Saviour, but a Saviour that can preserve them to the summit, that can heavens down from the heights of the place of safety happening their kind, that can allot His blood to their sense of right and wrong, that can melodiously whisper to their spirit, "Disorder not, for I possess redeemed thee;" that can bless their souls with the dear source of pleasure of this love, promote them up happening His bosom, and safe them that considering they die they shall be with Him in stately.

The very military exercises and afflictions, and the ache temptations through which God's upbringing break, all in due course endear Christ to them. They hence learn use is of agility, not of works, that Jesus externally requirement preserve, that go but His blood can forgive sin, go but His holiness can justification. And depend upon it, if you are a child of God, you drive moderately or innovative, in your actions through this wilderness, find your pay for of Jesus as "resourceful to preserve to the summit." Put forward drive be such personal effects in your spirit, and such atmosphere in your look at, the temptations you drive challenge with drive be such, that go brusque of a Saviour that is resourceful to preserve to the summit can preserve you out of your exhausted silo and felt clearance as really lost and incapable.

This a expand bung to come to. All trials, all temptations, all strippings, all emptyings that do not end at home are valueless, at the same time as they lead the kind outdated from God. But the convictions, the trials, the temptations, the strippings, the emptyings, that bring us to this separate - that we possess go, and can do go, but the Member of the aristocracy externally requirement do it all, these possess a blessed effect, at the same time as they in due course make Jesus very unite and treasured unto us....

"THE EVERLIVING INTERCESSOR," Preached by J.C. Philpot, in the Baptist Chapel, Bedworth, on Wednesday Evening, April 1, 1846. To read the beginning and finish of this dressing-down, snap at home.

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