I Credit It All

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In these easy-going days of indifference—days marked by form without power, and by routine without reality—it is blessed to see a soul downright in earnest to be saved. Such a one it was my privilege to see and talk with a few days ago.
He told me he was most anxious to be saved; that he had been harassed by Satan and by doubts for weeks. Now he said he was trying hard, but he could not yet say his feet were firmly planted on the Rock Christ Jesus.
He confessed what a sinner he had been, and that his sins troubled him. Seeing he was a truly repentant soul, I took out my pocket Bible and read from Exodus 12:1313And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:13): "The BLOOD shall be to you for a token... WHERE YE ARE: and when I see the BLOOD, I will pass over you."
I pressed upon him that the blood of the Lamb and the Word of God, and nothing else, was what God put before him for salvation. His faith must be in the Word of God, which tells of the blood of the Lamb which cleanseth from all sin. I then read John 3:3333He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. (John 3:33): "He that hath received His testimony hath set to his seal that God is true."
I explained to him that Christ on the cross had paid our sin debts with His own most precious blood; that God, being perfectly satisfied, yes., glorified, with what Christ had done, had raised Him from the dead, and in that act had, as it were, receipted the bill; and that now Christ was in the glory of God as the paid and receipted bill in a safe place.
The dear man jumped up and stretched out his arm. Holding his right forefinger as if pressing it upon a seal, he exclaimed most earnestly, with tears flowing down his face, "I credit it all! I CREDIT IT ALL! Bless God, I am free; I am delivered. My soul is saved. I'm ready for heaven. Jesus has paid it all, and He is in heaven waiting to welcome me. I credit it all!"
At this point his wife came into the room. Taking her hand, he exclaimed: "I am free from my burden, for the blood of Jesus Christ has cleansed me from all sin. I am quite ready to go now; Jesus has made me ready. He has paid it all. You need not look this way or that way, but only to Jesus. I credit it all."