Hear So as to Be Heard (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

24 Feb

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Hear So as to Be Heard
February 24
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (John 15:7)

Note well that we must hear Jesus speak if we expect Him to hear us speak. If we have no ear for Christ, He will have no ear for us. In proportion as we hear we shall be heard.
Moreover, what is heard must remain, must live in us, and must abide in our character as a force and a power. We must receive the truths which Jesus taught, the precepts which He issued, and the movements of His Spirit within us; or we shall have no power at the Mercy Seat.
Suppose our Lord’s words to be received and to abide in us, what a boundless field of privilege is opened up to us! We are to have our will in prayer, because we have already surrendered our will to the Lord’s command. Thus are Elijahs trained to handle the keys of heaven and lock or loose the clouds. One such man is worth a thousand common Christians. Do we humbly desire to be intercessors for the church and the world, and like Luther to be able to have what we will of the Lord? Then we must bow our ear to the voice of the Well-beloved, treasure up His words, and carefully obey them. He has need to “hearken diligently” who would pray effectually.

From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app –


Posted by on February 24, 2013 in Christianity, Church, Devotionals


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5 responses to “Hear So as to Be Heard (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

  1. propheticrevivalworldhops

    March 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Greetings friend, I’m Melissa Crawford and I appreciate the prophecy that I found on your webpage. My husband wanted me to invite you to share with our live video streaming e-revival audience as soon as possible. At Spirit University he is training a team of prophetic students and we are all receiving end time visions, dreams and words like yours. One of our students has been seeing fireballs falling from Heaven and as you know, one actually fell on Russia.

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    • forhisgloryandpraise

      April 11, 2013 at 5:48 PM

      I will have to check it out sometime. I deal with a great many pain and health issues so my time on here is limited by days when I have a good day as far as those concerns, plus as a wife mother and homeschooling teacher, I often find my time really limited, but I will try.

  2. mydelightandmycounsellors

    February 24, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  3. Mr. Atheist

    February 24, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Prayers are seldom answered.

    • forhisgloryandpraise

      March 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      You have to believe to have your prayers answered. Since you don’t, you don’t see answers to your prayers. I see answers to mine daily. It’s about having a connection with the one true God, since you don’t believe you don’t have that connection. I feel sorry that you lack this in your life.


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