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Erlo Stegen

Arise and shine

Erlo Stegen"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the br... Read More
Erlo Stegen

Arise, shine

Erlo StegenGod used the same word to Abraham when He commanded him to arise and sacrifice his child; and this hero of the faith did exactly that, in such a way that it's recorded till this day and speaks to us. He did it in complete obedience. He arose with purpose and meaning and did what God commanded him to... Read More
John Gill

Of the Exhibitions of the Covenant of Grace in the Patriarchal State.

John GillA Body of Doctrinal Divinity Book 4—Chapter 2 OF THE EXHIBITIONS OF THE COVENANT OF GRACE IN THE PATRIARCHAL STATE Through the administration of the covenant of grace may be considered in a three fold state; as in the patriarchal state, before the giving of the law; and then under the Mosaic dispens... Read More
John Gill

Of the Spiritual Reign of Christ.

John GillA Body of Doctrinal Divinity Book 5—Chapter 14 OF THE SPIRITUAL REIGN OF CHRIST It has been observed in the preceding chapter, that Christ has been exercising his kingly office in all ages of time, both before and since his incarnation: and there are two remarkable periods of time yet to come; in wh... Read More
John Gill

The Glory of the Church in the Latter Day.

John GillTHE GLORY OF THE CHURCH IN THE LATTER DAY: A SERMON, Preached at a Wednesday’s Evening Lecture, in GREAT EAST-CHEAP, Dec. 27, 1752. Psalm 87:3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God! Selah. Some think this psalm was written by David, under a prophetic view of the temple to be built by his... Read More
John Gill

The Sure Performance of Prophecy.

John GillTHE SURE PERFORMANCE OF PROPHECY. A SERMON, Preached at a Wednesday’s Evening Lecture, in GREAT EAST-CHEAP, Jan. 1, 1755. Isaiah 9:7 (latter part) —The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. In my last annual Sermon save one, on this occasion, I discoursed concerning the glorious things foreto... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

Light Through Death And Resurrection

T. Austin-Sparks"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And nations shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness ... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

Recovery of Lost Testimony

T. Austin-SparksAs we move into the next and succeeding chapters of Isaiah—being now, as I have said, on the positive, the resurrection side, the constructive side of the Cross—we find that one thing comes very much into view: namely, the recovery of God’s testimony in the City and in the nations. That is the key t... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

The Place of God in His House

T. Austin-SparksReading: Isaiah 6:1-7. “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fl... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

The Shining Of The Light

T. Austin-Sparks"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee" (Isaiah 60:1). We have said a good deal about the ground and nature of this light. We now go on to ask, and briefly to answer, the question: What is this light which is come, and the glory which is risen? And I have ... Read More

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