Married to Christ

Let these words heal your heart today, right now, think and ponder them as fresh bread  and cool water being freely offered to you in the freeness of the gospel of Christ!”DON’T YOU REMEMBER when you were first being DRAWN BY YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER

and JESUS BEGAN TO WOO YOU to himself?

Tell me oh man, Tell me oh woman!

DON’T YOU KNOW OF A TIME

when

THE BLESSED SPIRIT OF GOD STRIPPED you of the fig-leaves of your own righteousness,

HUNTED YOU OUT of the trees of the garden of your performances,

FORCED YOU FROM the embraces of your old husband the law, and MADE YOU ABHOR your own righteousness, as so many filthy rags?

CAN YOU REMEMBER, after a long struggle with unbelief, Jesus appeared to you, as altogether lovely, mighty and willing to save?

AND CAN YOU REFLECT UPON A TIME, when your own stubborn heart was made to bend; and you were made willing to embrace him, as freely offered to you in the everlasting gospel?

AND CAN YOU NOT WITH UNSPEAKABLE PLEASURE REFLECT

On some HAPPY MOMENT

Some

CERTAIN POINT OF TIME,

In which A SACRED SOMETHING (perhaps you could it not then well tell what)

DID CAPTIVATE AND FILL YOUR HEART?

SO THAT YOU COULD SAY,

In a RAPTURE OF HOLY SURPRISE,

and

ECSTACY OF DIVINE LOVE

“MY LORD AND MY GOD!”

“MY BELOVED IS MINE AND I AM HIS!”

“I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVES”

OR

“MY MAKER IS MY HUSBAND!”

(Rev. George Whitefield).

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