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Writings from Whitmore Winslow – Audio

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

bible-4Gleanings from the Journal of Whitmore Winslow

The Hidden Life

Whitmore Winslow was the son of Octavius and May Winslow. His journal, which was previously unknown to his family, was found among his papers after his unexpected death, at the age of 21. He died in 1856.
Gems written at the age of 14

Gems written at the age of 15

Gems written at the age of 16 – 18

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Writings from Mary Winslow – Audio

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

bible-3Mary Winslow was Octavius Winslow’s mother 

Walking With Jesus By Mary Winslow Part 1

Walking With Jesus By Mary Winslow Part 2

Walking With Jesus By Mary Winslow Part 3

Walking With Jesus By Mary Winslow Part 4

Walking With Jesus By Mary Winslow Part 5

Life in Jesus by Octavius Winslow – Mary Winslow

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The Work of the Holy Spirit (1-10) – Octavius Winslow – Audio

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

bible-2-thompsons-chain-reference-bibleThe Work of the Holy Spirit (1 of 10), An Experimental and Practical View

The Work of the Holy Spirit (2 of 10), True & False Conversion, Baptismal…

The Work of the Holy Spirit (3 of 10), An Experimental and Practical View

The Work of the Holy Spirit (4 of 10), An Experimental and Practical View

The Work of the Holy Spirit (5 of 10), An Experimental and Practical View

The Work of the Holy Spirit (6 of 10), An Experimental and Practical View

The Work of the Holy Spirit (7 of 10), An Experimental and Practical View

The Work of the Holy Spirit (8 of 10), An Experimental and Practical View

The Work of the Holy Spirit (9 of 10), An Experimental and Practical View

The Work of the Holy Spirit (10 of 10), An Experimental and Practical View

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Christ Sympathy to Weary Pilgrims – Octavius Winslo – Audio

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

bible-11Christ’s Sympathy to Weary Pilgrims, part 1

Christ’s Sympathy to Weary Pilgrims, part 2

 

Christ’s Sympathy to Weary Pilgrims: Spiritual Meditations for Pilgrims in a…

Christ’s Sympathy to Weary Pilgrims: Spiritual Meditations for Pilgrims in a…

Christ’s Sympathy to Weary Pilgrims: Spiritual Meditations for Pilgrims in a…

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Miscellaneous Messages from Octavius Winslow – Audio

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

bibleA Look from Christ!

All Is Transparent and Harmonious to His Eye 

Forgiveness and Fear: Sermon 3 in a Series on Psalm 130

Grace Denial

He Has Done All Things Well

His uplifted dart is inexorable!

Leaning on the Beloved

Meditation

Oh, how changed a man he is now!

Poor, naked, penniless, worthless

Practical Predestination

Prayer and Contrition: Sermon 2 in a Series on Psalm 130

Soul Depths : Sermon 1 in a Series on Psalm 130

Sympathy

Sympathy

The Christian’s Hope: Sermon 5 in a Series on SympathyPsalm 130

The Infinite Ocean of Christ’s Love

This Little Idol

Waiting and Watching: Sermon 4 in a Series on Psalm 130

What, Lord, After All I Have Done 

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Octavius Winslow – Bio

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

bible-1Octavius Winslow (1808-1878)

There are no pictures to be found of Octavius Winslow. It has been very hard to find out much about him however I hope what I have been able to glean will enlighten you about the love he had for our Saviour. 

 

Edward Winslow came over on the Mayflower in 1620 of which Octavius was a descendant of, Edward was a pilgrim leader among his fellow men and a leading New England Puritan. 

 

Thomas and Mary Winslow were the parents of Octavius, as well nine other children. Thomas was a captain in the Army and stationed in London, where Octavius was born on August 1, 1808. When Octavius was seven years old his father passed away and shortly after his death his mother moved the family to New York, where Octavius was raised and educated. In spite of the deep loss of Mary’s husband and her children’s father, the Winslow family would be deeply blessed of the Lord as all ten of Mary’s and Thomas’ children were saved of which three became preachers, (Octavius was one.) It has been said that Thomas and Mary’s family were very devout and loved the Lord deeply and stood on the gospel of Jesus Christ.  

 

On June 21, 1833 Octavius was also ordained to the ministry and shortly after he moved back to England where he became one of the most esteemed and respected non-conformist ministers of the nineteenth century, mainly because of his sincerity in preaching the Word of God. He was known for his practical excellence in his abundances of written works. He held the office of pastor at Leamington Spa, Bath, and Brighton. He was greatly in demand as a speaker for special occasions, such as the opening of C.H. Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle in 1861. 

 

“His Christ centered writings show devotion, practicality, and excellence. He seems to be richly devotional and warms the soul and inflames the heart with a sincere love, reverence, and glorification of Christ.” Jeff with Grace Gems. 

 

Though broad in his interests and sympathies he always adhered to the old Reformed and Puritan theology, yet knew no denominational walls.  His life was devoted to the promotion of an experimental knowledge of the precious truths of God. (Just what does this mean? It means that all the truths of God’s Word, especially the Cross Work of Christ is so absorbed into us, that our lives, our being, and our thoughts, and all that is within us comes alive. We must understand our corrupt nature, what total depravity truly means, the cost we inflicted upon our Saviour and what it means to know Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We then should live a lifestyle of thankfulness and appreciation in our deepest gratitude for the Father – the Son and for the Holy Spirit. Our forever aim should be to bringing Him glory and enjoying Him forever. 

 

After a short illness, Octavius Winslow died on March 5, 1878, and was buried in Abbey Cemetery, Has.

Octavius wrote an immense memoir from the view of his mother on their family which is called “The Life in Jesus.” It is filled with spiritual content on his mother’s life and experiences, arranged from her Correspondence, Diary and Thoughts.  

 

During His lifetime he enthusiastically wrote more than forty books in which he wrote on the truths of God. Some of his works include: Born Again, or, From Grace To Glory; Christ Ever With You; Christ the Theme of the Missionary; Divine Realities; Evening Thoughts; Glimpses of the Truth as it is in Jesus; Grace and Truth; Heaven Opened; Hidden Life; Midnight Harmonies; Human Sympathy; Morning Thoughts;  No Condemnation in Christ Jesus; Personal Declension and Revival of Religion in the Soul; The Fullness Of Christ; The Glory Of The Redeemer in His Person and Work; The Inquirer Directed to an Experimental and Practical View of the Atonement; The Inquirer Directed to an Experimental and Practical View of the Work of the Holy Spirit; The Man Of God, or Spiritual Religion Explained and Enforced; The Silver Trumpet; The Tree of Life; Emmanuel, or the Titles of Christ;  

 

“For several years, I have kept an old used copy of The Precious Things Of God near my desk, often using it as a devotional to stir up my heart to treasure those sacred truths of Scripture which are to mold our thoughts, words, and actions if we aim to live Christ-like. As is true of all of Dr. Winslow’s writings, this volume is a precious gem about precious truths, replete with memorable statements and written for spiritual edification.” Jeff from Grace Gems 

 

This devotional on Octavius Winslow would not be possible without the permission from Grace Gems – I am finding out even more how precious is the work by Jeff at Grace Gems is and his willingness to share with the saints anyway he can. To God be the glory!