46 0 obj Purpose ||.What's New While we may be convinced that such demonstrations may differ from culture to culture, the following can certainly be… <. I could feel the impression, like a wave of electricity, going through and through me. (c) That trust or confidence of the heart that yields all our voluntary powers up to the control of truth. 2013-12-19T20:13:10Z 1. Conversion and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit Charles G. Finney. He then said, “Are you in pain?” I gathered myself up as best I could, and replied, “No, but so happy that I cannot live.”. But as I turned and was about to take a seat by the fire, I received a mighty baptism of the Holy Ghost. They must insist upon their fulfillment now, and not consent that it should be put off any longer. A few can never use a sufficient amount of means to bring about their fulfillment. Until the Church come to understand this as a promise actually made to all nations and as having actually become due, and now to be received and treated by them as a promise in the present tense, the Millennium will never come. Nor is it yet fulfilled to all the world. 31:33, "But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people." ( Log Out /  and 32:40, "And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me." This blessing is to be received by faith. Charles G Finney by Garth M. Rosell. So God in the promise of the outpouring of his Spirit in Ezek. And the Apostle here expressly affirms that the Gentiles who had faith are of the seed of Abraham, and that he is the father of us all. (a) An intellectual perception of the truth. Charles Grandison Finney was a descendant of the New England Puritans, and was born in Connecticut in 1792. Here again it is manifest that the Apostle in writing to the Gentiles, expressly includes them in the covenant made with Abraham, and affirms that if they are Christians, then they are "Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Instead of saying anything, he fell into a most spasmodic laughter. OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. Faith then is the yielding up of our voluntary powers to the guidance, instruction, influences and government of the Holy Spirit. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. From Memoirs of Rev. 5. Though both these are indispensable to its existence, yet faith itself is an act of the will--a trust--a confiding in--a yielding up of the whole being to the influence of truth. "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. But as I turned and was about to take a seat by the fire, I received a mighty baptism of the Holy Ghost. A realization of the truth is not itself faith. But he did not expect the fulfillment without prayer. 2. Without any expectation of it, without ever having the thought in my mind that there was any such thing for me, without my recollection that I had ever heard the thing mentioned by any person in the world, the Holy Ghost descended on me in a manner that seemed to go through me, body and soul. Now God says, he "will be inquired of by the house of Israel." No work whatever, performed without his influences prepares us, in the least degree, to receive him, or at all puts us in more favorable circumstances in respect to our salvation or sanctification. In Gen. 17:4, it is written, "As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations," Verse 7, "I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee;" and 18:18, the same promise is noticed again; and 22:18, "And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed," and 26:4, the same words are repeated. It was promised sometimes in figurative language, where the Spirit of God is represented as water. II. 32:15, "Until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest." But let me inquire. 20-21. Homepage Holy Bible Nitro Pro 8 (8. Charles G. Finney 1792-1875 A Voice from the Philadelphian Church Age by Charles Grandison Finney C. G. FINNEY Table of Contents Power From On High by Charles G. Finney 1 of 52 . Do they understand these as promises now due, which they have a right to plead in faith for all the nations of the earth? He turned and left the office, and in a few minutes returned with one of the elders of the church, whose shop was nearly across the way from our office. It teaches what this blessing is. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints and of the household of God, And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; In whom all the building, fitly framed together, groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Charles Finney was Baptized in the Holy Spirit. ( Log Out /  And it is expressly said of Abraham and of the Old Testament saints that they "all died in faith not having received the promises but having seen them afar off." application/pdf The great thing promised to Abraham as affirmed in the text, and in these passages which I have now quoted, with numerous other passages that might be quoted, demonstrate that the great thing promised was the Holy Spirit. How long I continued in this state, with this baptism continuing to roll over me and go through me, I do not know. (2) what it is to receive the Holy Ghost. endstream This blessing then promised was not Christ himself, but some promise to Christ, and through Christ to all the nations of the earth. Finally. 5. And again in Heb. All preparation on our part to receive him and all delay, however earnest we may suppose ourselves to be in seeking and preparing to receive his influences, are only self-righteousness and rebellion--a vain and God provoking attempt to get grace by works and to purchase by our Pharisaical efforts the gift of the Holy Ghost. Salvation || Catholicism || Sound Doctrine || Prayer Now beloved the thing that we need is to understand and get hold of this promise to Abraham, and through Abraham to Christ, and through Christ and by Christ to the whole Church of God. Salvation || Catholicism || Sound Doctrine || Prayer 1839 Lecture XIV The Holy Spirit of Promise, Charles G. Finney 1792-1875 A Voice from the Philadelphian Church Age, Text.--Gal. This is receiving him, and this is the only possible way in which he can be received. I might quote many more passages to the same import, but these must suffice. There was also a blessing promised through Abraham to all the nations of the earth. Charles Finney, Revivalist By Dennis Pollock Any serious study of the great revivals of church history will reveal the name of the nineteenth century evangelist Charles Finney again and again. Here then he affirms that the Gentiles are as absolutely within the promise made to Abraham as Isaac was. CHARLES G. FINNEY LECTURE VI THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER TEXT. I wept aloud with joy and love; and I do not know but I should say, I literally bellowed out the unutterable gushings of my heart. When God had promised the restoration of Israel, after seventy years' captivity in Babylon, it is said that Daniel learned by books, i.e. || Tribulation Topics || Download Page || Today's Entry The New Covenant so often quoted, and so largely dwelt upon, is the fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant to those who receive it. 47 0 obj A careful examination of these passages will show what the great blessing under the eye of inspiration was. ( Log Out /  OE1839.Holy.Spirit.Text.pdf. ( Log Out /  It is not merely a promise that Christ should be of his seed, for the Apostle affirms in Gal. spirit of fanaticism and misrule, as in at least some instances they manifestly have done. Charles G. Finney (New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1876) pp. "Be it unto thee according to thy faith." The thing that Abraham and the Old Testament saints did not receive was that measure of the Holy Spirit which constitutes the New Covenant, and produces the entire sanctification of the soul. And in the text it is said "that the blessing might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ." It would seem as if they supposed the promise still future, and do not understand that a promise which is due at some specified future time, is ever after that time, to all intents and purposes, a promise in the present tense. But on the contrary he gave himself to mighty wrestlings with God, and did not leave his knees until the cloud was seen to arise that watered all the land. Hundreds of millions have gone to hell since these promises have become due, and should have been so regarded and pleaded and means used for their fulfillment. Timeline .Prophecy Philadelphia Fellowship Promises Stories Poetry Links For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us: Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby; And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. Before I conclude what I wish to say upon the promises, I will notice the relation which the New Covenant sustains to the Covenant made with Abraham. Nor is a realization of the truth respecting him, however deep and intense, either faith or a receiving of him. The Apostle Paul talked about preaching with the ‘demonstration of the Spirit’s power’ (1 Cor 2:4). %PDF-1.4 10) This is the grand thing upon which the prophets and the inspired writers seem to have had their eye all along under the old dispensation. In Rom. Related PDF's: OberlinEvangelist_1839.pdf. I can recollect distinctly that it seemed to fan me, like immense wings. That the blessing of Abraham has come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ. I. This was a spiritual blessing, and that which the text says has come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ. II. John 7:38, 39, "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. and verse 16, "Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed: not to that only which is of the law, but to that which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all." But I know it was late in the evening when a member of my choir–for I was the leader of the choir–came into the office to see me in this state of loud weeping, and said to me, “Mr. Let it be understood then that the New Covenant sustains the same relation to the Abrahamic Covenant that the fulfillment of a promise does to the promise itself. "Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 1. But it has been shown that Christ was not the thing promised, but that the promise was made to him, and through him to all the nations of the earth. The ceremonial law was a shadow of the Gospel, and it is expressly said in Gal. Privacy Policy The Old Testament saints were saved not by works of law, but by faith in the covenant made with Abraham.