What Time is it?

“It is time to seek the Lord.”
Text: Hosea 10:22
This month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio (aperire), which signifies to open, because all the buds and blossoms are now opening, and we have arrived at the gates of the flowery year. Reader, if you are yet unsaved, may your heart, in accord with the universal awakening of nature, be open to receive the Lord; be not out of tune with nature, but let your heart bud and bloom with holy desires.

It is time to seek the Lord.” 

Text: Hosea 10:22

Charles H Spurgeon

 This month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio (aperire), which signifies to open, because all the buds and blossoms are now opening, and we have arrived at the gates of the flowery year.  Reader, if you are yet unsaved, may your heart, in accord with the universal awakening of nature, be open to receive the Lord; be not out of tune with nature, but let your heart bud and bloom with holy desires.  Do you tell me that  the warm blood of youth leaps in your veins?  Then I entreat you, give your vigor to the Lord.  It was my unspeakable happiness to be called in early youth, and I could fain praise the Lord every day for it.  Salvation is priceless, let it come when it may, but oh! an early salvation has a  double value in it.  Young men and maidens, since you may perish ere you reach your prime, “It is time to seek the Lord.” Ye who feel the first signs of decay, quicken your pace: that hollow cough, that hectic flush, are warnings which you must not trifle with; with you it is indeed time to seek the Lord.  Did I observe a little gray mingled with your once luxurious tresses?  Years are stealing on apace, and death is drawing nearer by hasty marches, let each return of spring arouse you to set your house in order.  Dear reader, if you are now advanced in life, let me entreat  and implore you to delay no longer.  There is a day of grace for you now—be thankful for that, but it is a limited season and grows shorter every time that clock ticks.  Here in the silent chamber , on this first night of another month, I speak to you as best I can by paper and ink, and from my inmost soul, as God’s servant, I lay before you this warning, “It is time to seek the Lord.” Slight not that work, it may be your last call from destruction, the final syllable from the lip of grace. 

–Taken from the reading of April 1, (evening), Morning and Evening, Charles H. Spurgeon.  This reading is in public domain and may be used in your messages, your blogs, etc.  Just credit Mr. Spurgeon.

 

Easter is Coming!

Dr. Munsey

The Resurrection of the Human Body

By Rev. William Elbert Munsey 

A Message Preached by a Powerful Methodist Pastor.  His sermons, unlike anything that had been known in the eastern portion of the Methodist  work, attracted immense congregations, and the church was crowded to overflowing, whenever it was known that he was to preach.  People arrived  hours before he preached and then hung onto every word and thought this man presented.  He captivated his audience with his wonderful word pictures of the Gospel.  (July 13, 1833 — October 23, 1877) 

THE RESURRECTION OF THE HUMAN BODY: How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?  Text: I Corinthians 15:35 

WE are all standing upon the threshold of an awful future, replete with facts and instinct with entities, about which we know but little. Let but the heart cease its beating, or one vital function of this body cease its office, and we are gone-gone! to grapple with the stern truths of ages, at once interminable, inconceivable, unknown. 

” To be or not to be,” after death, is answered, and nearly all men, though with different degrees of faith, are looking confidently to an existence beyond the grave. 

The idea of immortality has descended down the stream of human generations from the first pair in Paradise, running down every branch from the central tide, disappearing in one, corrupted in another, and becoming more lucid and sat­isfactory in another, to the present age. It is seen in the language, literature, and manners of every age; in the his­tory, philosophy, and poetry of every people. It is seen in the retributive horrors of Tartarus, the rich fields and streams of Elysium, the Hesperian seas and islets of the Red man, the heaven and hell of the Christians. 

Please click the link below to find the complete message by Dr. Munsey, The Resurrection of the Human Body.  Do invest your time and soak up this wonderful message delivered over 100 years ago by this outstanding Methodist pastor and orator. 

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