On October 7th, 1857, the renowned preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, preached for almost two hours to 23,654 people at the Crystal Palace in London. Like all of Spurgeon's well crafted sermons, his preaching that day was undoubtedly powerful and profitable to all who heard it. But one unnamed man heard a one sentence, divinely powerful sermon from Spurgeon a day or two before that changed his life forever.
Spurgeon later noted: A day or two before preaching at the Crystal Palace, I went to decide where the platform should be fixed; and, in order to test the acoustic properties of the building, cried in a loud voice, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the World." (John 1:29) In one of the galleries, a workman, who knew nothing of what was being done, heard the words, and they came like a message from heaven to his soul. He was smitten with conviction on account of sin, put down his tools, went home, and there, after a season of spiritual struggling, found peace and life by beholding the Lamb of God. Years after, he told this story to one who visited him on his death-bed.
The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, (Ephesians 6:17) is indeed divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. And we too, like Charles Spurgeon, have been entrusted with this powerful spiritual weapon; For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)
Have you heard, do you know and do you speak the divinely powerful word of God? Maranatha!