Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My Year with Spurgeon #9

The Beatific Vision
Charles Spurgeon
“We shall see him as he is.”—1 John 3:2.
We have I believe, all of us who love his name, a most insatiable wish to behold his person. The thing for which I would pray above all others, would be for ever to behold his face, for ever to lay my head upon his breast, for ever to know that I am his, for ever to dwell with him. Ay, one short glimpse, one transitory vision of his glory, one brief glance at his marred, but now exalted and beaming countenance, would repay almost a world of trouble. We have a strong desire to see him. Nor do I think that that desire is wrong.
“WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE IS.” Heaven shall be ours, and all we ever dreamed of him shall be more than in our possession.
I do not think there is a believer who has seen the whole of Christ. No. We preach as much as we can do of the Master; but we cannot paint him wholly.
Marvellous Increase of the Church
Charles Spurgeon
“Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?”—Isaiah 60:8.
We should always thank God, when those who join the church are of the right sort; for alas! there is such a thing as having a large addition to the church of men that are of no use whatever.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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