The Covenant Pleaded

January 1, 1970

The Covenant Pleaded   “Have respect unto the covenant.”—Psalm Ixxiv. 20.   HE will succeed in prayer who understands the science of pleading with God. “Put me in remembrance: let us plead together,” is a divine command. “Come now, let us reason together” is a sacred invitation. “Bring forth your strong reasons, saith the Lord,” is a condescending direction …


The Heart Full and the Mouth Closed

January 1, 1970

The Heart Full and the Mouth Closed   “And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the …


Twelve Covenant Mercies

June 30, 1889

Twelve Covenant Mercies   “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.”— Isaiah lv. 3.   I GOT so far this morning as to plead with men to come to God to hear what he had to say, to …


David Dancing before the Ark Because of His Election

July 1, 1888

David Dancing Before the Ark Because of His Election   “Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to-day, who uncovered himself to-day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows …

2 Samuel:6:20-22

“The Ark of His Covenant.”

August 18, 1887

“The Ark of His Covenant.”   “And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament (covenant— R.V.): and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.” — Revelation xi. 19.   I SHALL take the passage quite by itself. I do not …


The Covenanter

July 31, 1887

The Covenanter   “All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.”— Psalm xxv. 10.   THIS Psalm is intensely earnest. “Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.” The sentences are ingots of gold. Every word is exceeding weighty with sense and sincerity. I take it …


The Bond of the Covenant

May 10, 1885

The Bond of the Covenant   “And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I …


Mourners, Inquirers, Covenanters

November 25, 1883

MOURNERS, INQUIRERS, COVENANTERS.   “In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves …


The General Convocation Around Mount Zion

November 5, 1882

THE GENERAL CONVOCATION AROUND MOUNT ZION.   “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits …


The Ark of the Covenant

September 25, 1881

The Ark of the Covenant    “And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the laud, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither …