Samuel at Gilgal

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-JonesHave you ever wondered how to explain the difference between the call of God (general) and the effectual call? D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shares his wisdom on this subject.

As we now proceed to consider in detail what exactly it is the Holy Spirit does to us in the application of redemption, I would remind you that I am not insisting that the order which I shall follow is of necessity the right one, and certainly not of necessity the chronological one. . . .

My approach therefore is this: there is the truth of the gospel, and we have seen already that it is a part of the work of the Holy Spirit to see that that truth is proclaimed to all and sundry. That is what we called the general call — a kind of universal offer of the gospel. Then we saw that though the external or general…

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