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Signing With His Knee
A. B. Earle
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TOPIC and SUBTOPIC: Kneeling To Christ, Done Signifying Total Surrender.

TITLE: Signing With His Knee

Among those who sought Christ in New London, was one of Connecticuts ablest lawyers, who prided himself on his intelligence and rare eloquence. He had no confidence in what are called measures, yet he was very anxious about his souls salvation.

In a large meeting I proposed instead of an inquiry meeting, or coming near the pulpit for prayer, that every person who was able should kneel down by the seat they occupied. That each person who kneeled should put his or her honor and veracity in the act as far as they knew. That it should be fully understood between themselves and God that when their knees touched the floor it should be the token of a full surrender of their wills to God, never to be taken back, as far as knowledge went, just as far as they understood themselves. That no one should kneel this time except those who meant it as a token of a full surrender.

This would be signing the deed with their knee. This lawyer began to move his foot slowly and after a great struggle his knee reached the floor.

He declared the moment his knee reached the floor, with his veracity in the act, he felt the witness in his heart that he was born again.

This action of the will unbolted the door of the heart so that the Spirit entered and imparted life to the dead affections.

Reader, if you have not already done it, will you promptly go and do likewise.

A. B. Earle, From: Incidents Usedů In His Meetings, published in 1888.

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