I tell you the true sheep know a true shepherd. The very man he had been talking against was the very man God used to convert him. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. Moody’s Stories Being a Second Volume of Anecdotes, Incidents and Illustrations. It may not come immediately, but the retribution will surely come. She looked up through her tears, and said, “No; I can’t help it; that is spontaneous.” “What is his name?” said the visitor. He proves that God can truly use anybody from anywhere; you do not need to be a Bible scholar to be successful in the Lord. So it is with the sinner; if you are really willing to take the Water of Life, YOU CAN DO IT. “I am not going to give up the theater.” So he said to the shepherd: Dr. Andrew Bonar once said that, although it was a mystery to him how sin should have come into the world, it was still a greater mystery how God should have come here to bear the penalty of it Himself. It is not so much the white robes, the golden crown, or the harps of gold, but it is the society we shall meet there. The doctor told him he did, and prayed and wrestled with him, and at last the clear light of Calvary shone on his soul. When preaching in Chicago, Dr. Monro Gibson once asked in the inquiry meeting, “Now, how can we find out who is thirsty? At last he went back, tightened his girdle about his loins, took up two little lambs, and put one inside his frock, and another inside his bosom. A father took his little child out into the field one Sabbath, and, it being a hot day, he lay down under a beautiful shady tree. When God said, “I will not hold him guiltless that takes My name in vain,” He meant what He said, and I don’t believe any one can be a true child of God who takes the name of God in vain. In the twinkling of an eye my whole life came flashing across my mind. result is lack of power in testimony and work. “What do you see?” Nature alone never brings forth anything but weeds. They said, “You are not going to preach, are you? See more ideas about moody quotes, quotes, moody. It costs them too much. He laughed at the idea. A lady came to me once and said, “Mr. If you go out to your garden and throw down some sawdust, the birds will not take any notice; but if you throw down some crumbs, you will find they will soon sweep down and pick them up. They say, “I don’t believe in that man’s religion.” And the church clubs them. The next morning she went out again and kept him there until dinner-time. “I have missed it at last!” So it is in the Christian life—only one step at a time. So we, if we want to rise nearer heaven, must just throw out some of the sand, and cast aside every weight. Have you ever seen anything in the sermons against the theaters?” Now, certainly there must be something wrong. He didn’t say he wasn’t dirty after that! When you come and say you are not fit, haven’t got good clothes, haven’t got righteousness enough to be a Christian, remember that Christ will furnish you with the uniform of heaven, and you will be set down at the marriage feast of the Lamb. or are you training them for God and righteousness? He summoned Satan before him, and reproached him for ruining so good a youth. So there is a scarlet thread running all through the Bible—the whole book points to Christ. The doctor, who was himself a Christian man, said: “It is not too late. can you write? It may be so gentle and faint that you barely recognize it; but if you do, do not disregard it. Moody, can I go to the theater if I become a Christian?” “Why!” she said; “I don’t understand.” Well, when I wanted an orange, I did not go to an orange tree and pray the oranges to fall into my pocket; but I walked up to a tree, reached out my hand, and took the oranges. I cannot tell you how a whole life can be crowded into a second of time; but everything I had done from my earliest childhood—it all came flashing across my mind. How many times a godly, pure young lady has taken the light into some darkened home! “Suppose He did! They seemed to know it was no place for a Christian to go. He was a little fellow about two years old. Suppose I should reply: “If you have not finished your education, you need not go any more.” What would you say? “Because he is soon gone, and once gone can never be overtaken.” I cannot tell you the contempt I had for that one act. I remember, when we were in London, they found one old woman who was eighty-five years old, and not a Christian. In all I found five or six different fastenings. I took the invitation, and went down and saw the two men who had the saloon, and I said: She told him to go and pick it up. Never! Christ proved His superiority right there. Shall it be with the saints and martyrs and prophets, or in the dark caverns of hell, amidst blackness and darkness forever? Turn to the light of God, and the reflection will flash in your heart. The blood is on the mercy-seat, and the vilest sinner can be saved for time and eternity. But when he had it, he hardly knew what to do with it. Where will you be a hundred years hence?” The doctor said, “You have come to the wrong physician, but I will tell you of One who can cure you”; and he told him of Christ, and read to him the fifty-third chapter of Isaiah, “With His stripes we are healed.” Christ comes and takes us by the hand, and says: After the meeting we went home. “Put it down,” said I; “many a man thinks more of tobacco than he does of God. Call it by whatever name you may, confidence, trust, or belief, it is inseparable from the human race. The tears started again. She introduced him to me (he was a doctor and a very influential man), and said: Now, supposing a slave should have seen a copy of that proclamation and should have learned its contents. Dwight L. Moody influenced many to join the cause of evangelism, but perhaps the most well-known individual to have identified Moody’s deep impression on his life is Billy Graham. But a man comes forward, and says: I took my Bible and told him all about Christ, and he accepted Him. I go to the other man, and say: “What does this mean? I could not understand it. This was the woman’s story: He offers eternal life in the kingdom of God. Early Training. The closest tie on earth is a mother’s love for her child. Moody: A Man used of God “Missed what?” Those who are working for salvation are like men on a treadmill, going round and round and round; toiling and toiling and toiling; but nothing comes of it all. But day after day the grace of God had been granted to him, and when I was in his chamber it seemed as if I was as near heaven as I could get on earth. A few months afterward a miserable man died a miserable death in a poor lodging-house. He has gone down, down, down, and now he is just a miserable wreck. Mother, clothe me; I am naked, and cannot clothe myself. Can you buy it? There I first found Christ, and I have often said since: DWIGHT LYMAN MOODY (1837-1899) BY THE REV. In all departments of life you find that men are very anxious for a revival in the things that concern them most. Confess and forsake your sins! This man was suspected, was tried and found guilty, and was sent to the penitentiary for life. As soon as she saw this, she came out quite decided. The door of his heart is double-locked, double-bolted, and double-barred. D.L. Moody’s Stories He said that when the minister gave out the text and began to preach, he used to settle himself in the corner of the pew and work out the plans of some building. He didn’t have a perfect one in his flock. When I was in California I went into a Sunday-school and asked: You will be a pauper; for you have no inheritance with the saints above.” The poor old man (he was poor enough in reality, though rich in all the world’s goods).burst into tears. Let us pray God that He may send His Holy Spirit to inspire us with fresh energy and zeal to do His work. His father was a confirmed drunkard, and his mother took in washing to educate her four children. “Why! A leading surgeon I heard of, when he has a bad wound to dress, or a broken limb to set, tells the patient: “I felt it.” “You talk like a madman,” they cried; but the man stuck to his point that he had been dead and buried some months. Mothers, if you don’t make your boy obey when he is young, he will break your heart. One of her neighbors had died, and her husband had brought home a little child. If you use that argument you may as well not walk home from this tabernacle. At last I used the fable of the pendulum in the clock. There is a great revival in politics just now. The young man looked up and said, “Well, then, I have missed it at last!” Some one said to some young converts, “It is all moonshine being converted.” They replied, “Thank you for the compliment. “Wasn’t it a good thing that my sisters went to those meetings? The mother said, “Charlie, I am not going to talk to you any more. I don’t see anything.” When he came back, he applied for them again. A man was being shown through one of the cathedrals of Europe; he had come in from the country. In 1871 I preached a series of sermons on the life of Christ in old Farwell hall, Chicago, for five nights. He could not tell how many plans he had prepared while the minister was preaching. what do you say?” And then, falling back on his pillow, feebly exclaimed, “It is too late! Men do not object to a battle if they are confident that they will have victory, and, thank God, every one of us may have the victory if we will. Lift them up toward God and heaven. He wiped away his tears, and started home. And I thought maybe my mission might embarrass the boy, that when I went away the other clerks might ask who I was, and when they learned might taunt Moody and ask if I was trying to make a good boy out of him. No mention was made of her mother, or of what had occurred; but no sooner was she taken to the house than she ran first into one room, then into another, into the parlor, the dining-room, and all over the house, and then away into a little room where her mother used to go to pray alone. “No.” God will have a mansion ready for you when you ascend to your heavenly home. He didn’t know what to do. “Better let your wife know it, and better let your home and furniture go.” A few months later she followed her boy, and when she was dying she sent word to the governor, and begged that her body might be laid close to her son. We boys used to watch to see when an apple was getting red. It has driven me nearly mad.” “Do you believe I can bind you with that thread?” God is always true to what He promises to do. This being true, D. L. Moody was an evangelist in the truest sense of the word. Andrew Murray | That man thought that repentance was coming down some day to strike him like lightning. Secretary Seward, who was Lincoln’s Secretary of State—a long-headed and shrewd politician—prophesied that the war would be over in ninety days; and young men in thousands and hundreds of thousands came forward and volunteered to go down to Dixie and whip the South. At last light seemed to break in upon him, and he seemed to find comfort from it. One day one of the sisters was going by the hall, and she thought she would drop in and see what class of people went there. Only the true Christian can say the second.”. A great many people say, you must hear both sides; but if a man should write me a most slanderous letter about my wife, I don’t think I would have to read it; I should tear it up and throw it to the winds. Unity is one thing that we must have if we are to have the Holy Spirit of God to work in our midst. If you have eternal life you need not fear fire, death, or sickness. May 10, 2014 - Dwight L. Moody Quotes. “Yes, and the meeting has not removed any of it, but has rather increased it.” I went the other night. If a man is not willing to go to heaven by the way of Calvary, he cannot go at all. So he got them over the water, and led them into the green pastures on the other side. “Why, pa, I heard Uncle George say that you had your house insured, and your life insured; but he didn’t believe you had thought of your soul, and he was afraid you would lose it; won’t you get it insured right away?” It was heavy, and too large to conceal in his pocket, so he had to put it under his hat. And so the Arnot children were all the time teasing their father to let them climb the tree; but the old sire said: He set fire to the hymn book, but he could not burn up the little word “Come!” The thief is a covetous person out of the shell. That is the way I used to feel when I was a boy. But after a while the captain and sixteen men were taken off, and the vessel went down. It is the god of some men. “Many what?” When I was a young man I was clerk in the establishment of a man in Chicago, whom I observed frequently occupied sorting and marking bills. When I was out in California, the first time I went down from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and dropped into the Valley of the Sacramento, I was surprised to find on one farm that everything about it was green—all the trees and flowers, everything was blooming, and everything was green and beautiful, and just across the hedge everything was dried up, and there was not a green thing there. “Yes, He cannot see my sins through the blood of Christ.”, Some time ago I read in one of the daily papers a thing that pleased me very much. Hudson Taylor you said you would take me.” It is the easiest thing in the world to become a Christian, and it is also the most difficult. The story also goes on to relate how, on the same occasion a sporting man, intending to go to the races, by some mistake found himself on the wrong boat, bound for the camp-meeting. It was such an earnest letter! One day he stood with his mother at the cottage door—it was a poor house, but she could not pay for their schooling and feed and clothe her children and hire a very good house too out of her earnings. She needs the care of a shepherd to keep her from deceit, for she will ruin all her children; they will all turn out just like their mother. Some one has said that there are three classes of people: the “wills,” the “won’ts,” and the “can’ts”; the first accomplish everything, the second oppose everything, and the third fail in everything. money, money, money!” was his cry. “If I were introduced into a room where a large number of parcels were stored up, and I was told that there was something good for me, I should begin to look for that which had my name upon it, and when I came upon a parcel and I saw in pretty big letters, ‘It is not for you,’ I should leave it alone. They have gone miles and miles away from the shaft, under the sea, and there is danger of men getting lost. Many people are working and working, as Rowland Hill said, like children on a rocking-horse—it is a beautiful motion, but there is no progress. She came and sat down right in front of me, and her face had such a sad expression. He shouted at the top of his voice, but all he heard was the echo. He didn’t worship God, but he worshiped that boy. A young convert tried to preach in the open air; he could not preach very well either, but he did the best he could. I never saw that audience again. When the new administration of President McKinley went into office some clerks in one of the departments were promoted. “We don’t want you. Moody's Index: Change Font Size Increase Decrease Our Community. If he is not regenerate, heaven will have no attractions for him. This it is to receive the Kingdom of God as a little child—to come to Jesus in our helplessness, and say: “Lord Jesus, wash me!” “Clothe me!” “Feed me!” “Carry me!” “Save me, Lord, or I perish.”—Rains-ford. 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