Samuel L. Brengle's Life-changing Experience; Friday, January 9, 2004___________________________________________________Samuel Logan Brengle, preparing for the pastorate, became convinced that a person can be set apart (sanctified) for God's use and filled with God's Spirit. "I saw the humility of Jesus, and my pride; the meekness of Jesus, and my temper; the lowliness of Jesus, and my ambition; the purity of Jesus and my unclean heart; the faithfulness of Jesus, and the deceitfulness of my heart; the unselfishness of Jesus, and my selfishness; the trust and faith of Jesus, and my doubts and unbelief; the holiness of Jesus and my unholiness. I got my eyes off everybody but Jesus and myself, and I came to loathe myself." For weeks he could hardly sleep. Finally on the morning of this day, January 9, 1885, he made up his mind he must be sanctified--or eternally lost. However, he could not find peace. "I was seeking the Holy Spirit that I might use Him, rather than that He might use me." Finally he was able to ask God to put him in even the most out-of-the-way place or make him stammer in the pulpit--if only God would be with him. Peace came when he believed God's promise, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." With glowing face and changed life, he became a notable leader in the Salvation Army.-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----o-----From http://www.chinstitute.org/DAILYF/daily.php
Hi MikeIt is one of the great joys of this site that it keeps introducing us to saints who have been forgotten by most of the 21st Century church. Brengle was an amazing character. There are quite a few of Brengle's books available as pdfs online at the Wesley Centre. You may have to register but it is free and there is some wonderful stuff on this site. Just follow the authors names down until you get to Brengle; you will see a picture too.
Thanks Ron!Will be sure to check out this link.
It is one of the great joys of this site that it keeps introducing us to saints who have been forgotten by most of the 21st Century church.
Wow!What a resource Ron!Been looking for some more on David Brainerd and what do you know...Fantastic!Much thanks.Mike
these two books are on ravenhill's list of recommendations:13. Heart Talks on Holiness - Samuel Logan Brengle14. Helps to Holiness - Samuel Logan Brengle
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