The Remembrancer: 1892

" All Scripture is given by inspiration of God." 1 TIMOTHY. 3:16.
"Even so Father, for so it seemed good in Thy sight." MATTHEW. 11:26.
What is your example? Christ. You must give yourself up entirely, because Christ did. If you are always grieving the Spirit, the Spirit must occupy you with your state. If I say I am in Christ, I say Christ is in me, and my business is to show,
EXTRACT FROM A LETTER.
" MY LOVED BROTHER. ―I think I have had my mind more occupied of late than ever with the subject which your letter suggests―the being with the Lord. I am sure it is deeper, happier, fuller acquaintance with himself that our hearts need; and then we should
He is coming, coming quickly!
Now, as to work for the Lord. The simple inquiry, and recorded as the first utterance of Paul to our Lord, "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" is the duty and expression of every one distinctly awakened to the claim Christ has on him. This inquiry
How emphatically Christ is the truth. Not His work merely, but Himself-His own blessed self. We speak of the preciousness of His blood, and of all He has done for us, [and right, all right to do so], but after all we must have Himself―we cannot do
We most cordially agree with you in deploring the sad conformity to the world as exhibited in the dress of many professing Christians. It is most sad, and evidences but too plainly the bent of the heart, the tone of the mind, and the moral condition of
[The following remarks were made on a particularly solemn instance, where a young sister (converted in 1853) fell into the snare of accepting an offer of marriage made by a worldly man.
SINCE I belong to Thee, my Savior God,
Such a thing as personal connection with God would never have entered into our minds unless He had revealed Himself. We see in Abraham's history how God comes to him, and introduces Himself as a living Person to his soul, drawing him out of his own country
Is that which you find in your heart the thought of one that loves God? Is it a thought in accordance with the will of God-a thought suitable to one whom Christ has so loved as to humble Himself even to death for? Stop, poor {s
MY DEAR M.,
To have Christ,―I mean practically to walk with Him and after Him, to have communion with the Father and the Son, to walk in unfeigned obedience and lowliness: to live i n realized dependence on Christ and have His secret with us, and realize a Father's
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", Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed." Romans. 13:11.
Beloved, do our hearts indeed say " We are on our way to God?"
A perfect Christian is a full-grown man in one sense; it is the same word as the " perfect man, the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." And what is that? It is certainly not being like what Christ was when He was down
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" Before we are in the glory, we are never on a level with the position we hold, while we have only this position to sustain us. We must look above our path to be able to walk in it. A Jew who had the secret of
That thou mayest daily gather fresh droppings of His love,
TEACH me to live! 'Tis easier far to die―
Fellow-believer, do you know in your soul, as taught of God from His word, the above two blessings that are ours through grace.
23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. (Luke 9:23)We have here an important lesson, indeed, more than one lesson. First the Christian needs to understand well that the way which leads to glory and to heaven, the way in which Christ Himself walked, and in which He wishes us to follow Him, is a
" It was that very spot, sir," said a working shoemaker, pointing to a place in his little workshop; " Yes, in that very place, sir, six years ago, that the Lord spoke peace to my troubled soul; and how good and gracious He is."
1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 7Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. (1 John 3:1-10)If we weigh the state of the church, we shall find a great deal of what is negative in the Christian life, and contentedness with what is negative. For example, a man sees sin, he takes for granted that there must be sin in
Ah! now my heart is won,
" Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not," and whosoever eats His flesh and drinks His blood abides in Christ and Christ in him; that is, if I am eating Christ and occupied with Christ, I do not commit sin, nor is my mind living in the
58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58)I have one word to press on you before going away " Be ye steadfast, un moveable." Hour hearts are not close to Christ, we are apt to get weary in the way. All is a vain show around us; but that which is inside abides, is
VERY DEAR BROTHER,―G., who told me that you are now settled in―, begged me to write
you a few lines, which I do very willingly: indeed, it was on my asking him for news of you that he spoke to me of you, and told me that you had
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W hat is the mark of the action of the Holy Ghost on the soul? The Lord Jesus gets a place which He had not before, and if you are full of the Holy Ghost, you will have no object but
Upon Thy. heart, Lord Jesus,
In earlier days the angels had desired to look into the things of Christ, (1 Peter 1:1212Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. (1 Peter 1:12)). When these things themselves were manifested and accomplished, this desire was answered; for in the history, as we find it in the Evangelists, the angels are set to be eye-witnesses of
As Mentioned Together in Scripture.
17And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. (Mark 4:17)Note, how vital root is―secret life. If the word has given life, only the word can satisfy it. The rain which cometh oft upon it will be relished. And needed, too, for as there is no power of life in the heart,
Self-emptying obedience, subjection of a kind quite its own, is, therefore, to be seen in every stage and action of such an One. And what was that course of service in the esteem of Him to whom it was rendered? As the born One, the circumcised One, the
Ye are speak ing of the Sovereign,