Tuesday, August 24, 2010

By Jesus' help

Sin, like an iron net, encompassed us and held us fast; nor could we be free, struggle as we might, until that pierced band which took away the guilt of sin also released us from its power. By Jesus’ help habits which seemed invincible were soon overcome; customs which bound us fast were broken as Samson snapped the green withs; we were free by the power of God’s Holy Spirit from the service of Satan and were enlisted under the banner of Christ. Oh, what freedom is this! The Lord continue to give us more and more of it till the last link of sin’s cruel chain shall be removed and our freedom of holiness shall be complete.

From a sermon entitled "Bands Of Love," delivered June 5, 1870. Image by William and Lisa Roberts under Creative Commons License.

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