Saturday, July 25, 2009

Spurgeon quote for the day! 7/25

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5.

"Christ’s gospel has not come into the world to be co-equal with other faiths and share a divided kingdom with differing creeds. False gods may stand face to face to each other in one Pantheon, and be at peace, for they are all false together, but where Christ comes, Dagon must go down, not even the stump of him must stand. Truth is of necessity intolerant of falsehood, love wars with hate, and justice battles with wrong. Christ Jesus will be all in all, and sit upon the throne alone. May the day come in which obedience to Christ shall be universal. What a scene would present itself if every thought of every human being were in holy subjection to Christ! Not a poor woman would muse beneath her lowly roof of thatch without rendering holy adoration, while on the throne neither queen nor prince would purpose anything but what should be for the glory of Jesus. No council chamber would know a policy, which would be contrary to the Prince of love, nor would the freest thinker think aught contrary to the thoughts of Jesus. The wild men of the plain would cease to forget the Lord, and the civilized dwellers in cities would no longer east off his fear. The common people would seek unto him in multitudes, and the nobles would study how to honor him. How happy will the time be when all inventive genius shall own the sway of Jesus, and man shall desire no more to fashion weapons of war, but only to design that which shall minister to the well-being of mankind; when art with pencil and chisel shall refrain from all which excites lascivious thoughts and perpetuates the memory of blood and slaughter, and shall bow at Jesus’ feet to honor God by setting nature’s beauties before reverent eyes; when learning poring over its classic tomes shall find in human wisdom trophies for the surer wisdom of Jesus; and study, searching by the midnight lamp, shall seek out the heights and depths of love divine. It charms me to think of every poet singing divine songs for earth’s great King, drinking no more from the Castallan fount, but finding all his springs in God alone. Then, too, shall music compose her most harmonious symphonies, and pour forth her richest notes in worship of the redeeming Lord; while eloquence, no longer declaiming in the defense of wrong, shall spend her force in the maintenance of peace and righteousness, and in the extolling of the Lord. Dawn even now, auspicious day. Why hangs the night so heavy? Why bides the darkness around us for so many ages?

Great Captain of salvation, thou canst achieve the victory. We have compassed this Jericho these many days, but still the walls fall not. Up, thou mighty man of war, for thou art such, and come thou to the battle and then the battlements of sin will fall. “The Lord is a man of war: Jehovah is his name.” Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab and wounded the dragon? Because of truth and righteousness, ride forth in thy majesty. For peace on earth and glory to God in the highest, come forth in the glory of thy might with the everlasting gospel, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”

C.H Spurgeon - "Forts Demolished and Prisoners Taken"

May His Glorious Gospel prevail in the hearts of men that they may become captives to the love of Christ!

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