The Remembrancer: 1893

" God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us in [the Person of the]*Son."-Heb. 1
If we search the word of God, we shall find that though sometimes the term " world " refers to the earth on which we live, yet it is more often used to denote a certain sphere, or state of things here, that though the {s
It should be joy to anyone who loves the Lord Jesus to think of having His individual peculiar approbation and love; to find He has approved of our conduct in such and such circumstances, though none know this but ourselves who receive the approval. But, beloved,
The Christian's rule of life is to be like Christ―the only rule he has, and we find the details of it in Scripture. We have to seek such power of Christ over the affections, that we ate longing and striving to be like Him; and
How wondrous the glories that meet
I do not think that the promises refer to prayers offered up one for another only, though this is a. large part of the cases put forward in Scripture, "pray one for another," "for me also," "laboring earnestly for you in prayers," and many others; but the {s
.... I suppose as to the principle that we are clear on one point, namely, that we are bought with a price, and are not our own―servants, blessed be God in this ruined world, of the Lord, by His great grace: and if besides the joy
We must pray the Lord of the harvest that He may send forth laborers into His harvest. It is more devotedness that is lacking. There are-I know it to be the case―brothers who would be more useful in the work, if only they were more devoted. They
10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (Ephesians 5:10)This is a short exhortation containing nothing attractive for the intellect, but very much for the heart. Are we doing it? How much of the " proving " has there been in your course and in mine this day? How much of real, earnest, godly exercise
(Extract from a Letter.)
It is important to observe the way in which the Spirit of God speaks in the Epistles of a power that can keep us from every fall, and unblameable; so that a thought only of sin is never excusable. It is not that the {s
I'm a stranger here;
18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:18)This kind of prayer denotes confidence in God. It is not the cry which, as to a judge, the poor sinner would make under conviction of sin, but the appeal of a child in trial and difficulty unto the known love of its
How pride should be hid from man, and salvation of the Lord fully manifested, the sequel discloses―three hundred only of the many thousands of Israel, and with such weapons of war as appeared very folly in the eyes of the world. But the
I have lately been meditating on the rich and perfect display of the grace that the Lord makes in David. Indeed it is grace that the Lord exhibits in David, as it is glory that He exhibits in Solomon. But it is
"The cross and the crown go together: and more than this, the cross and communion go together. The cross touches my natural will, and therefore it breaks down and takes away that which hinders communion. It was when Peter rejected the thought of the cross
(Read 5th Chapter of Daniel.)
The object of redemption is to bring us nigh to God, as it is written, "Christ hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God." But what is our state before God when brought nigh? The right understanding of this
7Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. 8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 9Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. 10We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. 11For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. 12Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. 15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 17Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. 18Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. 19But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. (Hebrews 13:7‑19)There was twofold character in the offering which has its counterpart for us in Christ; and the want of firm grasp of this, to distinguish and yet maintain them together, lies at the root of much want of enjoyment and of feebleness in the children of {s
There is an impression arising in the soul from this chapter, and it is this, first, love never cools in the heart of the Lord towards us. He never forgets it, though as we know, we may and do towards Him. This chapter opens with the
" And Christ's love rose beyond and above every littleness and stupidity and failure of His disciples. Do you seek to love each other as He did, in such a way that it will rise above every pettiness, every bitterness every hindrance, 'As Christ loved you?'
Lines written on hearing that an aged and paralyzed Christian, who was afflicted with total deafness, was accustomed to say, " I'll hear the trump."―1 Thess. 4:1616For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (1 Thessalonians 4:16).-18.
The way in which, in this chapter, we find the highest state to which a Christian can be elevated, an exceptional one, no doubt, as an experience, and the lowest condition to which he can fall, and all the practical principles on which the divine work is carried
There is never any light from God without love. Whenever there is a real revelation of God to a soul, you always get the conscience reached and the heart affected.
The courage, patience, firmness, and zeal of a Christian, are a perfectly distinct order of character from the courage, firmness, patience, and zeal of a natural man―self confidence, self glory, self preservation, self exaltation, are the essential principles of one confidence in God, self
" Search The Scriptures.... they are they which testify of ME." "All Scripture is given by inspiration of GOD." "The Scriptures" have a living source, and living power has pervaded their composition: hence their infiniteness of bearing, and the impossibility of
"ALL THINGS ARE OURS."―Every possible glory indeed is Ours. The blessedness that is in God Himself, as far as it can be communicated, for we dwell in God and God in us. Relative blessedness, for we tue children. Associated blessedness, in union with the blessed One, for
Jesus, my Savior! Thou art mine,
Faith anticipates the judgment, as regards the old man, the flesh, with all its ways. Upon the grounds of its responsibility we are wholly lost. We may learn it experimentally by passing under the law, becoming hopeless of pleasing God as being
It is remarkable the instruments God uses to display His grace towards man, and the different exercises of heart persons go through, which prepare them for the service on which they are to be sent. There is a loneliness which may even be occasioned by a
How varied and precious are the " considerations" set before us in the Epistle to the Hebrews, striking chord after chord in our hearts, and producing note after note of praise! In the first chapter the personal and official dignities and glories of the Lord {s
There is only one right way with everything of God; while the shades of right (which in reality are paths of error) are countless. Now the errant soul, or bad guide, is sure always to engage my soul with an inquiry about some one of the shades
Jesus guide thy silly sheep;
The being, as men speak, in the third heaven, is not always our place and portion. It is a mistake to think it would puff us up. A creature is never puffed up in the presence of God and with Him before the mind. It is when the
Christian life, is a common life of service in contact with human passions, faults, weaknesses,-in a word, in contact with flesh, but in order to act in the midst of it, to INTRODUCE GOD there.
That which should characterize the saints is, not merely holding the doctrine of the Lord's coming as that which they believe, but their souls should be in the, daily attitude of waiting, expecting, and desiring His coming. But why? That they may see Himself, and be with Him and
If we have Christ, we have all―without Christ we have nothing. You can be happy without money, without liberty, without parents, without friends, if Christ is yours. If you have not Christ, neither money, nor liberty, nor parents, nor friends; can make you lastingly happy. Christ, with a
We find in Philippians this confidence in the flesh (not lusts of corruption) judged by the apostle. All that made Paul of undue importance to himself, or to others and so reflectively to himself, was rejected. It would have been confidence in self. Our part is
The following extract, on Rev. 11, which gives such a marked and striking picture of the spirit that is working at the present time, is worthy of a place in our pages. It was written over two hundred and fifty years ago, by one whose powers
On her forehead her name was written. A drunken world does not see it; but a saint ought not to mistake it. We should judge from the outside of it; and if we are in our place, in the Spirit in the wilderness, we shall
Yes, be the world ever so godless-GOD is GOD still;
Be the professing church ever so ungodly, GOD is GOD still;
Be the people of GOD ever so little godly, still GOD is GOD.
What moral illustrations that beautiful book of Genesis does afford us; what a variety of character is exhibited for our warning and instruction! Isaac takes his place in the midst of these characters thus produced and presented―and for a saint we get in him but
Ah! has Christ ever touched the quick of your soul in solitude? Do you know the exquisite tenderness of His touch? He does not tear am lacerate. The necessities and trials of saint down here are created by God in order to show, them what Christ is
My attention has been drawn to the use of " Walking worthy." In Ephesians we see clearly its connection with the noticed force and character of the Epistle. This treats of the Christian
and then of the Church's privileges, and the saint is to "walk worthy
THE lie of the serpent estranged man from God, and made him at home in the world. The work of the serpent's bruiser (Christ) makes the believer at home in the presence of God, but a stranger in the world.