Angelic Protection in Appointed Ways
Charles H. Spurgeon
Our subject this morning was the sprinkling of the blood of the paschal lamb upon the lintel and the two door posts of the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt. As soon as that was done and the lamb had been eaten, they had to start upon their journey to Canaan. They knew that they had to go, and they were prepared to go. They had their loins girt, and each man had his staff in his hand and his sandals on his feet. After being prisoners so long, they were set free in order that they might become pilgrims to the land which the Lord their God had given to their fathers.
We, who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, are in a similar condition to theirs, for the Lord has redeemed us, and we can sing the new song, "He hath brought us up out of the house of bondage, and with a high hand and an outstretched arm he hath made us free." And now we are pilgrims and strangers in this world, for we are on our way to a better land than the earthly Canaan ever was-a land that flows with something richer than milk and honey, and where there is an eternal and abounding portion appointed for each one of the redeemed.
We are pressing on through this great wilderness toward the land into which the Lord will surely bring us in His own good time. Our text is a promise to pilgrims. It most appropriately follows the text of this morning: "The blood shall be to you for a token." You have set out upon the road to heaven; you have entered the narrow way by Christ who is the gate at the head of the way, and now you are wondering how you will get on while you are on the road and whether you will be preserved in the right way so as to endure to the end. This promise comes to you with much of real heart cheer, "He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways."
There Are Some Ways Which Are Not Included in This Promise
My first remark is rather by way of implication from the text ...
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