These promises are for every believer, yet each will admit to not fully experiencing what is promised. Charles Spurgeon helps us to appreciate that all God's promises are the birthright of each Christian. It is not presumptuous or unreal to expect to enjoy what God has promised for us. We are to measure what the Lord can do by His generous promises rather than by our selfish level of expectation. In According to Promise, Spurgeon affirms his concrete and unshakable faith in the veracity of God's covenant promises to His elect.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) converted to Christianity at the age of fifteen. By the age of twenty-two, he was the most popular preacher in England, and remained so for the latter half of the 1800s. He frequently spoke to crowds over 10,000 in the days before electronic amplification. Known as the "Prince of Preachers," he delivered nearly thirty-six hundred sermons throughout his life. A prolific writer as well, many of Spurgeon's works remain in print to this day.