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December 11, Evening
not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil
from every form of evil --Have regard for what is honorable, not
only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men--For
such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the
ignorance of foolish men.
By no means let any of you suffer as a murderer,
or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler but if anyone
suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but in that name
let him glorify God.
You were called to freedom, brethren; only do not
turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through
love serve one another.--Take care lest this liberty of yours
somehow become a stumbling block to the weak --Whoever causes one
of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better
for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that
he be drowned in the depth of the sea-- To the extent that you did
it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you
did it to Me.
1Th. 5.22.--2Co 8.21.--
1Pe. 2.15, 4.15, 16. Ga 5.13.--
1Co. 8.9.--Mt 18.6.--Mt. 25.40
Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will
shine on you.
IT is already the hour for you to
awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we
believed .--so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be
alert and sober. For those who sleep do their sleeping at night,
and those who get drunk get drunk at night. But since we are of
the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith
and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.
Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the
glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will
cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will
rise upon you, and His glory will appear upon you.
Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep
sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be
brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ -- Be dressed in
readiness, and keep your lamps alight. And be like men who are
waiting for their master
Ep 5.14. Ro
13.11.--1Th 5.6, 7, 8.
Isa 60.1,2. 1Pe 1.13.--Lk 12.35, 36.
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by F. B. Meyer
"Who is on the Lord's
side!"-- Exo 32:26.
"How long halt ye between
two opinions! If the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, follow
him. And the people answered him not a word."-- 1Ki 18:21.
MOSES AND Elijah uttered
practically the same call, which is always being spoken to each
fresh generation. As soon as we can think for ourselves, we are
accosted by the challenge of the Divine Voice- Art thou for Me or
against Me? Which side dost thou take? From the lips of our
blessed Lord comes the additional challenge, which compels us to
face the alternative as one that may not be trifled with or put
aside: "He that is not with Me is against Me."
How long halt ye between two
opinions? We must take one side or the other. When the
division-bell rings in the House of Commons, the Ayes must go to
the right and the Noes to the left. A man must choose which he
will take! If Jehovah, If Baal, We cannot be neutral without being
Who, then, is prepared to
take sides, and to come out to Christ, without the camp, bearing
His reproach? (Heb 13:13). To be on the Lord's side is to
acknowledge Him as our King as well as Saviour. It is to render to
Him our reverence, obedience, love and devotion. It is to abandon
all refuges and resorts to our own works and ways, and to strive
for heart, mind, and life to be assimilated to His will and
character. This is what our Saviour expects and asks of each of
us! We are to belong wholly to God, to give Him all that we are
capable of giving, to choose His cause, and to find in Him the
beginning and ending, the first and last.
Jesus Christ possesses an
unimpeachable and absolute right over us--the right of Creator,
"it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves"; the right of
Benefactor, not only in the realm of temporal but of spiritual
existence; the right of Redeemer, and this is the greatest claim
Our decision demands
declaration. Christ will not have His followers live in secret. In
the days in which we live, when there are so many temptations to
compromise between the disciples of Jesus and the votaries of the
world, there is overwhelming reason why we should take His side.
And in that great day, He will take our side and acknowledge us
before His Father and the Holy Angels!
O Lord, we acknowledge Thy
dominion over us; our life, our death, our soul and body, all
belong to Thee. Grant that we may willingly consecrate them all to
Thee, and use them in Thy service. AMEN.
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
Trust and Do; Do and Trust
Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land,
and verily thou shalt be fed. (Psalm 37:3)
Trust and do are words which go well together, in the order in
which the Holy Spirit has placed them. We should have faith, and
that faith should work. Trust in God sets us upon holy doing: we
trust God for good, and then we do good. We do not sit still
because we trust, but we arouse ourselves and expect the Lord to
work through us and by us. It is not ours to worry and do evil but
to trust and do good. We neither trust without doing nor do
Adversaries would root us out if they could; but by trusting and
doing we dwell in the land. We will not go into Egypt, but we will
remain in Immanuel's land-the providence of God, the Canaan of
covenant love. We are not so easily to be got rid of as the Lord's
enemies suppose. They cannot thrust us Out nor stamp us out: where
God has given us a name and a place, there we abide.
But what about the supply of our necessities? The Lord has put a
"verily" into this promise. As sure as God is true, His people
shall be fed. It is theirs to trust and to do, and it is the
Lord's to do according to their trust. If not fed by ravens, or
fed by an Obadiah, or fed by a widow, yet they shall be fed
somehow. Away, ye fears!
MORNING AND EVENING
Spurgeon's Morning Reading Evening, December 11
“Faithful is he that calleth you, who
also will do it.”
1 Thessalonians 5:24
Heaven is a place where we shall never sin; where we shall cease our
constant watch against an indefatigable enemy, because there will be no
tempter to ensnare our feet. There the wicked cease from troubling, and
the weary are at rest. Heaven is the “undefiled inheritance;” it is the
land of perfect holiness, and therefore of complete security. But do not
the saints even on earth sometimes taste the joys of blissful security?
The doctrine of God’s word is, that all who are in union with the Lamb are
safe; that all the righteous shall hold on their way; that those who have
committed their souls to the keeping of Christ shall find him a faithful
and immutable preserver. Sustained by such a doctrine we can enjoy
security even on earth; not that high and glorious security which renders
us free from every slip, but that holy security which arises from the sure
promise of Jesus that none who believe in him shall ever perish, but shall
be with him where he is. Believer, let us often reflect with joy on the
doctrine of the perseverance of the saints, and honour the faithfulness of
our God by a holy confidence in him.
May our God bring home to you a sense of your safety in Christ Jesus! May
he assure you that your name is graven on his hand; and whisper in your
ear the promise, “Fear not, I am with thee.” Look upon him, the great
Surety of the covenant, as faithful and true, and, therefore, bound and
engaged to present you, the weakest of the family, with all the chosen
race, before the throne of God; and in such a sweet contemplation you will
drink the juice of the spiced wine of the Lord’s pomegranate, and taste
the dainty fruits of Paradise. You will have an antepast of the enjoyments
which ravish the souls of the perfect saints above, if you can believe
with unstaggering faith that “faithful is he that calleth you, who also
will do it.”
Spurgeon's Evening Reading Evening, December 11
“Ye serve the Lord Christ.”
To what choice order of officials was this word spoken? To kings who
proudly boast a right divine? Ah, no! too often do they serve themselves
or Satan, and forget the God whose sufferance permits them to wear their
mimic majesty for their little hour. Speaks then the apostle to those
so-called “right reverend fathers in God,” the bishops, or “the venerable
the archdeacons”? No, indeed, Paul knew nothing of these mere inventions
of man. Not even to pastors and teachers, or to the wealthy and esteemed
among believers, was this word spoken, but to servants, aye, and to
slaves. Among the toiling multitudes, the journeymen, the day labourers,
the domestic servants, the drudges of the kitchen, the apostle found, as
we find still, some of the Lord’s chosen, and to them he says, “Whatsoever
ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of
the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the
Lord Christ.” This saying ennobles the weary routine of earthly
employments, and sheds a halo around the most humble occupations. To wash
feet may be servile, but to wash his feet is royal work. To unloose the
shoe-latchet is poor employ, but to unloose the great Master’s shoe is a
princely privilege. The shop, the barn, the scullery, and the smithy
become temples when men and women do all to the glory of God! Then “divine
service” is not a thing of a few hours and a few places, but all life
becomes holiness unto the Lord, and every place and thing, as consecrated
as the tabernacle and its golden candlestick.
“Teach me, my God and King, in all things thee to see;
And what I do in anything to do it as to thee.
All may of thee partake, nothing can be so mean,
Which with this tincture, for thy sake, will not grow bright and clean.
A servant with this clause makes drudgery divine;
Who sweeps a room, as for thy laws, makes that and the action fine.”
DECEMBER The Eleventh
THE SPEECH OF THE INCARNATION
“He hath spoken to us in His Son.”
AND that blessed Son spake my language. He came into my troubled
conditions and expressed Himself out of my humble lot. My surroundings
afforded Him a language in which He made known His good news. The
carpenter’s shop, the shepherd on the hill, the ladened vine, a wayside
well, common bread, a friend’s sickness, the desolation of a garden, the
darkness of “the last things”—these all offered Him a mode of speech in
which He unveiled to me the heart of God.
He came as the Son to make me a son. For I had made myself a slave, and
called my bondage freedom. I wore my badge of servitude with unholy pride.
But when He came and spake to me, my lost inheritance dawned upon my
wondering eyes, and I knew myself to be enslaved. But His was the glorious
mission not only to awake but to emancipate, not only to unveil lost
splendour but to recover it. He came to set us free, “and if the Son shall
make you free ye shall be free indeed.”
“This my son was lost and is found.” Has that great word been spoken
concerning me in the Father’s home of light? “Lord, I would serve, and be
a son. Dismiss me not, I pray.”
"Year Book" 1895
"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'If you will walk in my ways
and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have
charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these
standing here." Zechariah 3:7
The way to rise to higher places—is to be faithful where we are.
Unless we do well, the smaller things which God gives us to do—he
will not entrust greater things to us. The man who was faithful
and diligent in the use of his two talents, saw the two become
four, and found himself put in trust also with new
responsibilities. The promise here was, that if this good priest
would walk in God's ways, and keep his charge—he would have
influence and power in God's house, and should stand among angels.
This latter is a remarkable promise. It seems to mean that even on
the earth, those who are faithful in holy things, shall have
fellowship with angels. They may not be conscious of the
companionship amid which they stand, but really they are working
alongside spiritual beings continually while they wait upon God.
Then, those who serve God faithfully and diligently in holy things
in this world will be received into the good fellowship of angels
in the other world. The lesson, however, is that faithfulness in
the common duties of the passing days is the one thing of life
with us. If we live thus, God will lead us step by step, even into
larger service and greater usefulness, as he may find us ready. We
need not worry about our promotion; the only real promotion is
that which comes through fidelity.
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= command to make this privilege our practice!) for
yourselves treasure in heaven (cp Mt 6:20-note,
1Th 2:19, 20-note,
Lk 10:2, Col 4:2,3-note,
2Th 3:1, Rev 7:9-note)
We will do much of what we do on earth in heaven, but
one thing we cannot do is share the Gospel and intercede
for souls to be saved. Beloved, let this sobering truth
cause us to
redeem the time,
making the most of the opportunities we have today to
intercede for these innumerable souls who have never
heard the Gospel or the Name of Jesus.
Pray for the unreached people groups.
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(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
Bedouins in Syria
Ali piled sticks to make a small fire in the cool desert morning
air. He placed a small black kettle on the fire to brew tea and
sat back to watch the water truck toss dust into the air as it
made its way to his camp. His oldest son ran to bring the plastic
buckets and metal canisters for the driver to fill. The driver
sang an old Bedouin tune in a minor key as he worked.
Ali is a nomadic Bedouin who lives in a large tent. He moves his
camels as the sparse grazing land requires. Other Bedouins live in
block-houses and no longer trek the northern Syrian desert where
Ali’s half-million fellow Nadji Bedouins reside.
Ali’s world consists of red checked headdresses, long loose
clothing, tent ropes hung with multicolored laundry, children
tearing pieces of warm flatbread for breakfast, and thick glass
cups on a tray, ready for the pouring of sweet tea. He has said
his morning prayers to Allah, and will talk of plans for the day
with the men. The women milk the sheep, make cheese, and work hard
throughout the day.
Some 80,000 Nadji Bedouins have fled to Jordan to escape the war
in Syria, while others do their best to scratch a living in urban
Cry out to God to raise up believers to take the gospel to the
Nadji, and pray for indigenous Bedouin fellowships to emerge.
I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain
because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.
Reaching the most difficult places is going to require sacrifice
and may even result in martyrdom. But we don’t shrink back from
those places just because it’s dangerous. Quite the opposite; we
join with a long line of our brethren who have willingly laid down
their lives for Christ throughout the centuries. Just as it was
illegal and dangerous to preach the gospel in the Roman Empire, so
it is difficult to take the gospel into much of the 10/40 Window
today. What a high honor to be called to join the company of those
saints who bore testimony of Jesus and took up their crosses and
never looked back!
Pray for those who today may be called to martyrdom to get the
gospel message to all the tribes on the earth.
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Restore us, O God of our
salvation, and cause Your indignation toward us to cease. Will You
be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all
generations? Will You not Yourself revive us again, that Your
people may rejoice in You? Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD,
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O God, restore us And cause
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hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
Bryon Paulus, director
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revival is failure to pray, to plead, to intercede, to cry out.
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doesn't need to pray. The self-sufficient doesn't want to
self-righteous cannot pray!
Paulus commented: "Those three
principles apply to revival: We are so self-satisfied that
we don't want revival, so
self-sufficient that we think we don't need revival, and so
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While we still have time!
God addressed Israel
in the following famous passage but the timeless principle is
apropos to believers in America ...
If I shut up the heavens so
that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the
land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves
and pray, and seek My face and turn from
their wicked ways,
then I will hear
from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal
their land. (2Chr 7:13, 14)
J. Barton Payne writes that
"This great verse, the best known in all Chronicles, expresses as
does no other in Scripture God’s requirement for national
blessing, whether in Solomon’s land, in Ezra’s, or in our own.
Those who believe must forsake their sins, turn from the life that
is centered in self, and yield to God’s word and will. Then, and
only then, will heaven send revival."
May God grant His children
grace to plead for a Spirit driven, God glorifying, Word centered,
Christ exalting revival of the Body of Christ in America.
First of all, then, I urge that
entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on
behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in
order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness
and dignity. (1Ti 2:1,2)
Our Heavenly Father
desires to hear His children cry out with "fasting, sackcloth and
ashes" (Da 9:3), reflecting not the external appearance of our
bodies, but more accurately the internal condition of our hearts -
sinful (Da 9:5 - "we" not "they"!), rejecting His Holy Word
(Da 9:6-"we"), shameful (Da 9:8-"us"), contrite, and
broken (Ps 51:17), over our national rejection of God's righteous
and holy Name...
Daniel's prayer (Da 9:3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) is an
excellent "template" for all saints to emulate as we begin to
intercede with a sense of urgency for
America and especially for God's Name and reputation considering
that the world thinks of us as a "Christian nation" and we once
called ourselves "One Nation Under God"!
Matthew Henry's comments
on Lev 26:40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 (directed first to Israel but
applicable to any nation that rejects Him)
Among the Israelites, persons
were not always prosperous or afflicted according to their
obedience or disobedience. But national prosperity was the
effect of national obedience, and national judgments
were brought on by national wickedness. Israel was under a
National wickedness will end
in the ruin of any people,
especially where the Word of God and the light of the Gospel are
Sooner or later, sin will be
the ruin, as well as the reproach, of every people.
Oh that, being humbled for
we might avert the rising storm before it bursts upon us!
(Note: Henry's comments
were published in 1706 and national revival, the
First Great Awakening,
occurred in the 1730's and 1740's! Brethren, there is hope because
there is a "God of hope"! Ro 15:13)
God grant that we may, in this
consider the things which belong to our eternal peace.
Righteousness exalts a
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
My (Our) soul cleaves
to the dust;
according to Thy word.
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