Monday, January 16, 2006

The Mighty Breaker - Spurgeon

"There brake He the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle." --Psalm 76:3

Our Redeemer's glorious cry of "It is finished," was the death-knell of all the adversaries of His people, the breaking of "the bow and the battle." Behold the hero of Golgotha using His cross as an anvil, and His woes as a hammer, dashing to shivers bundle after bundle of our sins, those poisoned "arrows of the bow"; trampling on every indictment, and destroying every accusation. What glorious blows the mighty Breaker gives with a hammer far more ponderous than the fabled weapon of Thor! How the diabolical darts fly to fragments, and the infernal bucklers are broken like potters' vessels! Behold, He draws from its sheath of hellish workmanship the dread sword of Satanic power! He snaps it across His knee, as a man breaks the dry wood of a fagot, and casts it into the fire.

Beloved, no sin of a believer can now be an arrow mortally to wound him, no condemnation can now be a sword to kill him, for the punishment of our sin was borne by Christ, a full atonement was made for all our iniquities by our blessed Substitute and Surety. Who now accuseth? Who now condemneth? Christ hath died, yea rather, hath risen again. Jesus has emptied the quivers of hell, has quenched every fiery dart, and broken off the head of every arrow of wrath; the ground is strewn with the splinters and relics of the weapons of hell's warfare, which are only visible to us to remind us of our former danger, and of our great deliverance. Sin hath no more dominion over us. Jesus has made an end of it, and put it away for ever. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end. Talk ye of all the wondrous works of the Lord, ye who make mention of His name, keep not silence, neither by day, nor when the sun goeth to his rest. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

C.H. Spurgeon

7 Comments:

At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 4:20:00 AM, Blogger bluecollar said...

Spurgeon sure loved his Lord! He loved to meditate on Jesus' finished work on the cross.

Thank you for sharing Spurgeon with us. He is my favorite preacher.

Mark Pierson

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 11:17:00 AM, Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

Thanks for the devotion. We need to be challenged to cherish the cross. It serves to turn our focus from the world.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 11:23:00 AM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Sound stuff.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 12:30:00 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

This reminds me of the Romans verse (6:13), which empahsizes how God uses us as weapons/instruments. We are inescapably part of the battle, though the victory is sure!

"Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments (weapons) of righteousness unto God."

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 3:11:00 PM, Blogger Modern Day Magi said...

Possibly the most powerful and profound statment recorded in the Bible is found in John 19:30
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Nothing else is, or ever has been needed for salvation. With the price of His blood man's separation from God is finnished.

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 3:17:00 PM, Blogger Doug E. said...

Magi,

Amen to your point. You read deeply. I also like your point Ryan. You see the sovereignty of God is working out his salvation in us.

God bless

Doug

 
At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 5:35:00 PM, Blogger Puritan Belief said...

"for the punishment of our sin was borne by Christ"

Justification at its best.

Jesus doesn't look through rose colored glasses at us and see Christ's righteousness. For what if he took them off?

We are justified and made righteous because the sin which we deserved was borne by Christ (once and for all) and because of this the Lord is now Just in making his abode in us and our worship and companionship with him is done in fullness.

 

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