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My Master Calleth Me

Another testimony in death, this one from the Scottish preacher Robert Bruce:

Iain MurrayBruce was now some seventy-five years of age, his wife had been dead for several years and he was also ready for home. “I wonder why I am kept here so long,” he would say to friends. The following year, while having breakfast, his daughter, Martha, was about to prepare him another egg when he said, “Hold, daughter, hold; my Master calleth me.” He then asked that the house Bible, the Geneva Version, be brought. Unable himself to read it, he said, “Cast me up the 8th of Romans,” and he began to recite much of the second half of the chapter until he came to the last two verses: “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” “Set my finger on these words,” he asked. “God be with you my children. I have breakfasted with you, and shall sup with my Lord Jesus this night. I die believing these words.”

—Iain Murray, A Scottish Christian Heritage (Banner of Truth, 2006), 56–57.

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#1 || 09·01·01··09:46 || donsands

As ugly as death is, because of Christ, the first born from the dead, and our trust in Him alone, death has lost it's sting for the saint of God.

Nice post. I pray I will have integrity when I die like this brother in Christ, and be able to honor, and testify, of my Lord.

Have a happy 2009!

#2 || 09·01·01··21:37 || WhiteStone

Those verses have long been favorites of mine.

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