Life of JMK and MEJKING

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." 3 John 1:4 (KJV)

Friday, November 10, 2006

That wonderful medicine!

(Letters of J. C. Philpot)

"He forgives all my sins and heals all my
diseases." Psalm 103:3

What a mass of . . .
filth and folly,
blindness and ignorance,
deceit and hypocrisy,
carnality, sensuality, and devilism are we!

Prone to all that is bad, utterly averse to all
that is good--bent upon sin--hating holiness,
heavenly-mindedness, and spirituality--what
earthly wretches, guilty monsters, abominable
creature are we!

And if our minds are sometimes drawn upwards
in faith and affection, and we pant after the living
God--how soon, how almost instantly, do we drop
down again into our earthly self, whence we are
utterly unable to rise until the Blessed Spirit lifts
us out again! What fits of unbelief, shakings of
infidelity, fevers of lust, agues of carelessness,
consumptions of faith, hope, love and zeal; yes,
what a host of diseases dwell in our poor soul!

But they all admit of a twofold cure--that wonderful
medicine which John saw run from the wounded side
of the Redeemer--blood and water; the one to heal,
the other to wash; the one to atone, the other to
cleanse; justification by blood, and sanctification
by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the
Holy Spirit.

"The blood of Jesus, cleanses us from every sin."
1 John 1:7

1 comment:

  1. That was great and so, so true. I love JC Philpot. He was such a wise man and his writings are so comforting to me because I can so relate and know that even though the first part of what he says is true, so is the second part and there IS hope for me. It seems to me that so many present day writings stress how great WE are cause 'God don't make no junk' and such. But to that I CAN'T relate. I know what goes on in my own heart and it ain't pretty. Praise the Lord we have a perfect substitute to stand in our place before the Lord God. Hallelujah, What a savior!

    And P.S. You never did send me your gmail address!


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