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…The devil’s cunning…if he cannot hurt by persecuting and destroying, he doth it under color of correcting and building up.

                – Luther, Martin, Commentary…Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930), 44.

 No man hath so grievously fallen at any time, but he may rise again. 

And on the other side, no man taketh so fast footing, but he may fall.     

                – Luther, Martin, Commentary…Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930), 94.

 

…No man can sufficiently conceive how horrible the idolatry of the Papist is. 

                     – Luther, Martin, Commentary…Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930), 116.

 

…Where the Holy Ghost dwelleth, he will not suffer a man to be idle.                

                – Luther, Martin, Commentary…Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930), 133.

 

…This is the proper office of an apostle, to set forth the glory and benefit of Christ                     

                – Luther, Martin, Commentary…Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930), 255.

 

Martin Luther, on this date (6/13/1525) married a former nun, Katharina von Bora.  Their union was blessed with Hans, Martin, Paul, Magdalena, Elizabeth, and Margaret.

Tradition has it that Katie “proposed” to Martin, reminding him he had encouraged others to marry but had not married himself.  He was 42, she was 26.  They were married twenty-one years before Martin died – she outlived him six years.

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“SEARCH ME, O GOD”

Search me, O God,
And know my heart today;
Try me, O Savior,
Know my thoughts, I pray.
See if there be
Some wicked way in me;
Cleanse me from every sin
And set me free.

I praise Thee, Lord,
For cleansing me from sin;
Fulfill Thy Word,
And make me pure within.
Fill me with fire
Where once I burned with shame;
Grant my desire
To magnify Thy Name.

Lord, take my life,
And make it wholly Thine;
Fill my poor heart
With Thy great love divine.
Take all my will,
My passion, self and pride;
I now surrender, Lord
In me abide.

O Holy Ghost,
Revival comes from Thee;
Send a revival,
Start the work in me.
Thy Word declares
Thou wilt supply our need;
For blessings now,
O Lord, I humbly plead.

James Edwin Orr was born this date (1/12/1912) in Belfast, Ireland.  The clear preacher of holiness, Paul W. Finch, preached at least one service when Orr was in the audience. He is said to have written this (one of his six hymns) in Ngarua­wa­hia, New Zea­land.

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Seed produces a certain kind of harvest.

                – From a sermon of H. Robb French

 

Holy Ghost represents the power of the God Head.

                – From a sermon of H. Robb French

 

Was Pentecost a special day?  No, it was a specimen day.

                – From a sermon of H. Robb French

 

We never give to God, we invest.

                – From a sermon of H. Robb French

H (Hamilton) Robb French was born this day in Denver, CO.  He graduated from Trevecca College (Nashville, TN) in 1915 and went on to become one of the most clear voices for heart purity in the 20th century.  I knew him personally and found him to be the most godly man I ever knew. 

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For those who may not know Knox, he was a powerful Presbyterian Minister who opposed Queen Mary and the system she represented.  With that opposition in mind the following prayer is an insight into his soul.

“Illuminate the heart of our Sovereign Lady Queen Mary with pregnant gifts of the Holy Ghost, and influence the hearts of her council with Thy true fear and love.”  – Wm M Taylor, John Knox, (NY: A C Armstrong & Sons, 1885), 67.

In direct conversation with this same Queen, in response to her question he said, “Yea, madame, to me it appertains no less to forewarn of such things as may hurt it [the commonwealth], if I foresee them, then it doth to any of the nobility; for both my vocation and conscience requires plainness of me.” – Wm M Taylor, John Knox, (NY: A C Armstrong & Sons, 1885), 171.

Some knew the possible danger he was in to which he replied, “As for the fear of danger that may come to me let no man be solicitious, for my life is in the custody of Him whose glory I seek, and therefore I cannot so fear their boast or tyranny that I cease from doing my duty, when of His mercy He offereth me the occasion.” – Wm M Taylor, John Knox, (NY: A C Armstrong & Sons, 1885), 124.

On another occastion when some questioned his speaking as he did; he replied, “I am in the place where I am demanded of my consiecne to speak the truth; and therefore the truth I will speak; impugn it who so list.”  – Wm M Taylor, John Knox, (NY: A C Armstrong & Sons, 1885), 176.

After hearing of the St. Bartholomew Day massacre he had an opportunity to address Le Croc, the French ambassador, “Go tell your master that sentence is pronounced against him; that the Divine vengeance shall never depart from him or from his house, except they repent…”    – Wm M Taylor, John Knox, (NY: A C Armstrong & Sons, 1885), 196.

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