In An Instant, Comes Peace to the Soul

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. – Mark 16:16

Whenever Jesus Christ’s blood comes upon a man, the instantaneous effect is something more than miraculous. Before the application of Christ’s blood, the man was distracted. His guilt, and its consequent punishment, weighed heavily upon him. “Alas!” said he, “I shall soon die, and then hell will be my lot!” Oh! some of us will never forget when we were in that miserable, burdened state! I protest before you all that, when I felt the weight of my sin, I wished that I had never been born; and I envied frogs, and toads, and the most loathsome creatures, and thought that they were so much better off than I, because they had never broken the law of God, which I had so wickedly and so wilfully done. If I went to my bed, I started with the fear that I should wake up in hell; and by day the same dread thought distracted me, that I was cast off by God, and must perish. But the moment that I looked to Christ, do not mistake me, the very self-same moment that I put my trust in Christ, I rose from the depths of despair to the utmost heights of joy. It was not a process of reasoning; it was not a matter which took hours and days; it was all done in an instant. I understood that God had punished Christ instead of me, and I saw that, therefore, I could not be punished any more; that I never could be, if Christ died for me, and I was assured that He did, if I did but trust Him. So I did trust Him; with my whole weight I threw myself into His arms, and thought at the time that He had never had such a load to carry before… Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I am a sinner, and my soul rests alone on Him; and how can He cast me away, since His own promise is, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.”

O dear friends, there are hundreds here who have passed through the same blessed experience, and they can tell you that the blood of Jesus in an instant speaks peace to the soul.~ C.H. Spurgeon

https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/spurgeon_charles/sermons/3293.cfm

2 thoughts on “In An Instant, Comes Peace to the Soul

  1. Yep! —> “…the very self-same moment that I put my trust in Christ, I rose from the depths of despair to the utmost heights of joy.” I felt the cement block of sin lifted, literally, off of my shoulders and His presence while He did it.

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