“The Lord, the God of Hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.”—Amos 5:146

My soul, pause over this precious scripture, and ask thyself, is it indeed confirmed to thy experience? And do remark how the promise of the old testament scripture is confirmed in the new. Jesus assured the same, when he said, “If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come and make our abode with him.” Pause, my soul, again, and see whether both testaments concurring in the same, and the Holy Ghost ever abiding with the Lord’s people, to confirm his word in the heart; are not these promises thine, and art thou not everlastingly enjoying them? Precious Jesus, morning by morning would I besiege thy mercy-seat, to put thee in mind of this promise, which in this blessedness, comprehends every other. If the Lord, the God of Hosts, be with me; if the Father graciously come; if the Son himself come, both to make their abode, not as a wayfaring man that turneth in to tarry for a night, but to make their abode; and if the Holy Ghost abide with me for ever—Oh the blessedness of such a state, the glory of such company! Lord, I pray, be it unto me according to thy word.


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