A MESSAGE TO THE CHILD OF GOD
Are you, this moment, in a sad, sorrowful, unholy condition? Do you desire to get out of it? Then, my brothers and sisters, arise, for Jesus calls you! “But I cannot,” you say. You cannot, I grant you that, for without Jesus you can do nothing!
But I am not talking about what you can do; I would remind you that there is no reason you should not ascend into a noble condition at once! Are you not still one with Jesus? Despite the state into which you have fallen, you are still a member of His body!
Who can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord? In Him all fullness dwells—why should you pine in poverty? You are naked, poor, and miserable in yourself, but all things are yours! Come, brothers and sisters, these things are to be had for the asking!
God waits to give these things to you, why not enjoy them? “Oh, but I have strayed so far from God, and have fallen into such a state.” Has the Spirit of God weakened? Cannot He raise you out of your sad state? What condition were you in when you were converted?
You were dead, yet He quickened you! You are not dead now! There is some life in you, though that life is sickly. Which is easier, to make the sick man whole, or to make the dead man live? He has done the greater—He can certainly do the lesser!
“But can He do it at once?” Did He not regenerate you at once? Was there not but a moment in which you passed from death to life? Well, at this moment you can pass from a state of sickness into one of spiritual health! “How?” Why, by the same way in which you passed into spiritual life at first, namely, by an act of faith!
Come to the cross again, my dear brother, my dear sister. Wipe those eyes of yours. Jesus died for sinners! Come away, just as you are, just as you came at first—and though your life is blotted with sins, and your evidences blighted, your comforts shall come again! Why do you hesitate?
Thus, says the Lord, “I have blotted out like a cloud your transgressions, and like a thick cloud your sins.” “Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as wool; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as snow.” Why do you need so much persuasion to bring you to the heart which bled for you?
Married to Christ, and yet ashamed to come to your Husband? A member of His body, and yet afraid to approach your Head?
Come along, brothers and sisters, the Lord lives, and His heart moves with compassion towards you! He loves you! He will love you! He must love you. Though you have sinned, He cannot change!
Though you believe not, He abides faithful. “He hates putting away.” Your transgressions have separated you, for a while, from your God, but listen to this. “The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, says the Lord who has mercy on you.” CHS