MLJ on the Spirit's Direction of a Preacher

You can call this what you will, but I would call it a prophecy. Certainly it seems like a communication from the Holy Spirit today. It might be enough to have got the Doctor thrown out of some churches…

“..one morning while dressing, quite suddenly and in an overwhelming manner, it seemed to me that the spirit of God was urging me to preach a series of sermons on ‘spiritual depression’.

Quite literally while I was dressing the series took order in my mind, and all I had to do was to rush as quickly as possible to jot down on paper the various texts, and the order in which they had come to me, in that way. I had never thought about preaching a series of sermons on spiritual depression; it had never occurred to me to do so; but it came just like that. I always pay great attention to such happenings. It is a very wonderful and glorious experience apart from anything else; and I would not dare to disobey what I regard as a very definite injunction coming in that manner. I am quite confident that the preaching of that series of sermons was dictated to me by Spirit Himself.” Martyn Lloyd-Jones Preaching and Preachers, pp. 188-190. READ MORE

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