Posts Tagged ‘Holy Spirit’

When Spring Unlocks the Flowers

When spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil;
When summer’s balmy showers refresh the mower’s toil;
When winter binds in frosty chains the fallow and the flood;
In God the earth rejoiceth still and owns his Maker good.

The birds that wake the morning and those that love the shade;
The winds that sweep the mountain or lull the drowsy glade;
The sun that from his amber bower rejoiceth on his way,
The moon and stars their Master’s Name in silent pomp display.

Shall man, the lord of nature, expectant of the sky,
Shall man alone, unthankful, his little praise deny?
No; let the year forsake his course, the seasons cease to be,
Thee, Master, must we always love, and Savior, honor Thee.

The flowers of spring may wither, the hope of summer fade,
The autumn droop in winter, the birds forsake the shade;
The winds be lulled, the sun and moon forget their old decree;
But we, in nature’s latest hour, O Lord, will cling to Thee!

Reginald Heber was born this date 4/21/1783, at Cheshire,England.  He attended Oxford and married a Miss Shirley (her last name).  He penned  “Holy, Holy, Holy” “From Greenland’s Icy Mountains” and over 50 more hymns publishing his first hymn at age 28.

In 1815 he delivered lectures on the The Personality and Office of the Christian Comforter (Holy Spirit). He was made Bishop of Calcutta, India, where he worked to spread the gospel of Christ.  He died 4/3/1826 at Tri­chin­o­po­ly (Tir­u­chir­ap­pal­li), Ta­mil Na­du, In­dia, of a ce­reb­ral hem­or­rhage.

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Thank You, Father for Thy faithfulness,

Who gave Your only Son.

Thank God for Jesus Christ,

The Holy, given One.

Thank You for the Holy Spirit,

Since the Son went away.

Thank the whole Divine Trinity,

Every day, yes, every day.  – eab, 3/13/07

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“We are the ambassadors of eternity in the courts of time, and it is our business to permeate the courts of time with the atmosphere of eternity.”

                Andrew Woolsey, Duncan Campbell, (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974), 64.


“Desire for revival is one thing; confident anticipation that our desires will be fulfilled is another.”

                Andrew Woolsey, Duncan Campbell, (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974), 113.


“Preach the Word!  Sing the Word!  Live the Word!  Anything outside of this has no sanction in heaven.”  [ Campbell’s biographer added right here – Religious movies and plays which involved dramatizing spiritual truth, and particularly the work of the Holy Spirit, were blasphemy to him. ]  

                Andrew Woolsey, Duncan Campbell, (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974), 152.


“Revival must ever be related to holiness, true revival is a revival of holiness”

                Andrew Woolsey, Duncan Campbell, (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974), 164.


Duncan Campbell was born this date in Scotland.  I had the privilege of hearing him speak but once and that very near the end of his holy life.

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A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit’s aid than he can create a world.


By perseverance the snail reached the ark.


Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.


None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.


You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter.


(The above  are purported to be Spurgeon quotes from an internet source without book or page source.)


Charles Haddon Spurgeon was converted to Christ this date (1/6/1850) in England.  Thought later known as a Baptist minister his conversion took place in a Methodist chapel.

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“Jesus, Revealed in Me” (stanza 2)


Here Lord I bring my heart,

My love, my strength, my will;

Cleanse me in every part,

With all Thy Spirit fill.


Written by Rodney Simon “Gipsy” Smith.  Gipsy (also spelled “Gypsy”) Smith was born in a gipsy tent near London, England in 1860; he was “born again” (John 3.3) this date in 1876.  Smith worked with the Salvation Army (had high regard for William Booth), with the Methodist, and evangelised among several other groups.  He made five preaching trips to America as well as preaching in Australia.

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“Thou Whose Unmeasured Temple Stands (stanza 3)

And let the Comforter and Friend,
Thy Holy Spirit, meet,
With those who here in worship bend
Before Thy mercy seat.


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“To a Waterfowl”  (last stanza)

He who, from zone to zone,

Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight,

In the long way that I must tread alone,

Will lead my steps aright.


William Cullen Bryant was born 11/2/1794 in Massachusetts.  He founded the New York Review, edited the New York Evening Post, and found time to write many poems and/or hymns, the most famous being “Thanatopsis,” the major part of which was penned when he was seventeen (17).

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“God has voted for you, and 

 the devil has voted against God… 

 it’s up to you to vote how you will be elected.”    

             – Uncle Buddy (Reuben Robinson)


Bro. Robinson was born in Tennessee, cowboyed in Texas, was born again, filled with the Holy Spirit, and became one of the most famous Nazarene evangelists.



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