“The great glory of the New Covenant is that God should carry out both His part and ours, and He does this by committing the elect to the care of Christ, by whom they are given all saving graces. ‘Christ, as mediator,’ says [Thomas] Brooks, ‘had a command from his Father to die, and he observes it: ‘I lay down my life for my sheep; this commandment have I received of my Father,’ John 10:11, 15 …Jesus Christ has not only leave to save the elect, but a charge to save the elect: ‘All that the Father gives me, shall come to me, and him that comes to me, I will in no wise cast out, for I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which has sent me, that of all which he has given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day…’ Christ is to be answerable for all those that are given to him; at the last day, and therefore we need not doubt but that he will certainly employ all the power of his Godhead to secure and save all those that he must be accountable for. Christ’s charge and care of these that are given to him, extends even to the very day of their resurrection, that he may not so much as lose their dust, but gather it together again, and raise it up in glory, to be a proof of his fidelity, for saith he, ‘I should lose nothing, but raise it up again at the last day’ ” (Brooks, 5:368-69) ” — Iain Murray “The Puritan Papers” Vol. 1 p. 9
Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
NoteUnder Archived Posts, note that posts from October 2009 through September 2010 were written by Michael Stohlmeyer
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