Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Sue him for it

I have borrowed my pal's Lloyd-Jones commentaries and he needed a quote from the sermons on Chapter 5 so he made me type this out for him.

As I've gone to the bother here it is:

"So I end by quoting the words of Thomas Goodwin

'Sue him for it! Sue Him for it! Ask him for it! Don't give up!' ....

Ask him for it. Do not be content with less. He has promised to manifest Himself to those who keep his commandments, to those who really seek him in this way. You will find that saints throughout the centuries have been able to testify to this 'immediate' knowledge,...

Has the love of God been shed abroad in your heart? Do you rejoice in Christ 'with a joy unspeakable and full of glory?' This, it seems to me, was given to the first Christians universally to start off Christianity and the Church, and to show us what is possible. It happened to the people on the Day of Pentecost, it happened to countless others throughout the centuries, it has happened to those who sought it truly. Why should you not know it, so that you may bask in the sunshine of His love, more sure of His love than of anything in the entire universe? Sue Him for it! 'Hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given to us'"

[MLY Romans 5 v 5 Page 88]

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