Our Present Privileges

Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee. – Song of Songs 4:7

At this very moment, I, a believer in Christ, am completely pardoned; no spot of sin remains on me if I believe in Jesus. White as the newly fallen snow is every soul that has been washed in the precious blood. Think of this delightful truth, desponding Christian, and let your countenance be no more sad. Your eye of faith is dim, your evidences are very slender, your graces are at a low ebb, but you are completely forgiven, absolved and acquitted at this moment, if your soul rests upon the Rock of Ages. You are completely justified at this moment, despite your sins. Wearing your Savior’s righteousness, you stand all beauteous in the eye of God at this very moment: the words of Solomon to the spouse are the words of Christ to you, though you are vexed with a thousand cares, “Thou art all fair my love: there is no spot in thee.” Covered with His righteousness and washed in His blood, even the pure and holy eyes of God can find no fault in thee, and, as a consequence of this, thou art this moment accepted. “He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath He seen perverseness in Israel.” “Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?” God doth not look upon thee with any anger. Though thy heart may be struggling and tormented with sin, yet if thou art resting upon God’s Son, the love of God is flowing out to thee in a stream which never can be stayed. Think of this sweet thought, and let thy soul be filled with the perfume of it. Loved of God now, the object of the almighty affection of the blessed One art thou now. Nay, more than this, thou art not only accepted, but thou art in union with Christ now. Beloved believer, canst thou realize it? Thou art a member of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones. There is a vital union at this instant between you and the Lord of glory; the life-blood flows from Him, the head, to thee; and at this moment; whether in thy worst state of feeling or thy best, thou art now one with Jesus, by eternal union, one. I would to God we realized our present privileges. We are thinking about the heaven that is to come and forgetting the heaven below. ~ C.H. Spurgeon


3 thoughts on “Our Present Privileges

  1. So much comfort in knowing the forgiveness of God! And as the writer asks “Do we realize our present privileges?” Thank you for this wonderful share Sherry. May you Be Blessed Dear Sister.

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