HEAVEN is a place of complete victory and glorious triumph.
This is the battlefield; there is the triumphal procession. This is the land of the sword and the spear; that is the land of the wreath and the crown. This is the land of the garment rolled in blood and of the dust of the fight; that is the land of the trumpet’s joyful sound–that is the place of the white robe and of the shout of conquest. Oh, what a thrill of joy shall shoot through the hearts of all the blessed when their conquests shall be complete in heaven, when death itself, the last of foes, shall be slain–when Satan shall be dragged captive at the chariot wheels of Christ–when He shall have overthrown sin and trampled corruption as the mire of the streets–when the great shout of universal victory shall rise from the hearts of all the redeemed! C.H. Spurgeon – Spurgeon’s Gems
There never shall come a day when the church shall be bereft of mighty champions for the truth, who shun not to declare the whole counsel of God; but continually, to the latest period of time, men shall be raised up to preach free grace in all its sovereignty, in all its omnipotence, in all its perseverance, in all its immutability. Until the sun grows dim with age, and the comets cease their mighty revolutions–till all nature doth quake and totter with old age, and, palsied with disease, doth die away–the voice of the ministry must and shall be heard, “and daily shall He be praised.” Men cannot put out the light of Christianity; the pulpit is still the Thermopylae of Christendom, and if there were but two godly ministers they would stand in the pass and repulse a thousand– yea, ten thousand. All the hosts of mankind shall never vanquish the feeble band of Christ’s followers, while he Bends forth his ministers. On this we rely as a sure word of prophecy: “Thy teachers shall no more be removed into a corner;” and we believe that by this ministry daily shall Christ be praised. C.H. Spurgeon – Spurgeon’s Gems