We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
(2 Corinthians 4:13-15)

I can speak about matters of fact that prove to me the power of my Lord and Master, for I have seen the triumphs of Christ.

I have seen men who used to live in sin and drunkenness made honest and sober, and I have seen fallen women brought to Jesus’ feet as penitents.

All along, what is growing to be a long ministry, the chariot of the gospel, in which I have ridden, has had vocatives to grace Christ’s triumphs. All along, multitudes have decided to quit the ways of sin and have turned to the living God, and I must believe in the power of divine grace.

I cannot doubt it. The proof of what the tree is surely is found in the fruit, and the fruit is most abundant. Ask the missionaries what Christ has done in the Southern Seas, and they will tell you of islands, once inhabited by naked cannibals, where now men are clothed and in their right mind, sitting at the feet of Jesus.

The whole world teems with trophies of Christ and shall yet more fully team with them. “We have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world” (1 John 4:14, KJV), and we preach with the full conviction that yet “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9, KJV).

Charles Spurgeon

End notes:

[1] Charles Spurgeon, At the Master’s Feet [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005], May 6.

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