A Sentry At The Gate of Heaven

“Ye must be born again.”

angelThis declaration stands like a sentry at the gate of heaven, thrusting the bayonet in the way to show that, however amiable, moral, upright, and excellent those may be who seek to enter there, they must be born again.

“Ye must be born again.”

Ye dignitaries of the church, ye senators of the nation, ye who wear imperial crowns, and ye who don your  coronets, ye must be born again.

Ye who have been brought up and dandled upon the knees of piety, ye who have not only offended against the law, ye who have been in your houses a joy and in the world a delight, ye must be born again. It mattereth not who ye are; if ye are born of woman, how can that be clean which cometh of the unclean?

Ye must be passed out of the flesh into the spirit, and this must be the work of God himself, or it is nothing worth. It must be a supernatural change, above and beyond all the strugglings and the strivings of the creature. It must be the display of the eternal power of the Holy Spirit, or else where God is you cannot come.

Happy should you be, my brethren and sisters, who trust that you have a share in this unutterably precious privilege! “Of his own will begat he you.” You are twice born. You are God’s children with an emphasis which belongs most to other men. You, though you were dead, are now alive. Though you were carnal you have been spiritualized. Though you were far off, you have been brought nigh; and this is due to the sovereign will of God alone.

Bless him, bless him, and humble your hearts before him.

(From Regeneration by C. H. Spurgeon)

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4 Responses to A Sentry At The Gate of Heaven

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  3. calvin says:

    I wish i was in heaven right now earth sucks

  4. calvin says:

    And also this crap life

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