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My mother and
My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.
BOTH He who
sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which
reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying, I WILL PROCLAIM THY
NAME TO MY BRETHREN, IN THE MIDST OF THE CONGREGATION I WILL SING THY PRAISE
--In Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything,
but faith working through love --You are My friends, if you do what I
command you.--Blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it.
Not every who says
to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the
will of My Father who is in heaven.--My food is to do the will of Him who
sent Me, and to accomplish His work.
If we say that we
have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not
practice the truth --Whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has
truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him
Lk 8.21. Heb. 2.11, 12.--Ga. 5.6.--
Jn 15.14.--Lk. 11.28. Mt. 7.21.--
Jn 4.34. 1 Jn 1.6.--1 Jn 2.5.
What are you
doing here, Elijah?
HE knows the way I take.--O LORD, thou hast
searched me, and known me. Thou dost know when I sit down and when I
rise up; Thou dost understand my thought from afar. Thou dost scrutinize my
path and my lying down, and art intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Where can I go from Thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence?--If
I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
even there Thy hand will lead me, and Thy right hand will lay hold of me.
Elijah was a man
with a nature like ours --The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts
in the LORD will be exalted.--When he falls, he shall not be hurled
headlong; because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.--A righteous man
falls seven times, and rises again
Let us not lose
heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow
weary.--The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.--Just as a father has
compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear
1Ki 19.9. Job 23.10.--
Ps. 139.1-3, 7, 9, 10. Jas 5.17.--Pr. 29.25.--
Ps. 37.24.--Pr. 24.16. Ga. 6.9.--
Mt. 26.41.--Ps. 103.13.
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by F. B. Meyer
THE GOD OF PEACE
"Now the God of Peace be
with you all."--
"Having made peace through
the blood of His Cross."--
WE ALL need Peace! There are
sources of Peace which are common to all men. The peace of a happy
home; of an increasing business and enlarging influence; of the
respect and love of our fellows. As a man is conscious of these,
he is inclined to say with Job, "I shall die in my nest." We can
all understand a peace like that; but there is a "peace that
passeth understanding." It is too deep for words. It is like the
pillowed depths of the ocean, which are undisturbed by the passing
storm. Here is a sufferer, almost always in acute pain, and
needing constant attention, and yet so happy. Joy and Peace, like
guardian angels, sit by that bedside; and Hope, not blindfolded,
touches all the strings of the lyre, and sheds sunshine,--how do
you account for it? Let the skeptic and the scoffer answer! Here
is a peace that passes understanding which comes from the God of
For the Christian soul there
is a silver lining in every cloud; a blue patch in the darkest
sky; a turn in the longest lane; a mountain view which shall
compensate the steepest ascent. Wait on the Lord, and keep His
way, and He shall exalt thee to inherit the land. The thing
impossible shall be; because all things are possible to God.
The peace of God is the
peace of the Divine Nature---the very tranquillity which prevails
in the heart of the God of Peace. It was of this that Jesus spoke
when He said, "My peace I give unto you"; for His own being was
filled and blessed with it during His earthly career. "The Lord of
Peace Himself give you peace always."
There are three things
against which we must ever be on our guard lest they rob us of our
peace. First, unconfessed sin; second, worry; third, the
permission of an unrebuked selfish principle. The Apostle says,
"Let the Peace of God rule in your hearts." The Greek word means
arbitrate. Let God's Peace act as umpire.
We shall not escape life's
discipline. We may expect to abound here, and to be abased there.
But amid all, God's Peace, like a white-winged sentinel angel,
shall come down to garrison our heart with its affections, and our
mind with its thoughts.
I humbly ask, O God, that
Thy Peace may be the garrison of my heart and mind; that it may
ever rule within me, asserting itself over the tumultuous passions
that arise within. And out of this Peace may I arise to serve
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from the VALLEY OF VISION
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
Pardon and Forgiveness
"He will not always chide: neither will He keep His anger for ever"
He will chide sometimes, or He would not be a wise Father for such poor,
erring children as we are. His chiding is very painful to those who are
true, because they feel how sadly they deserve it and how wrong it is on
their part to grieve Him. We know what this chiding means, and we bow
before the LORD, mourning that we should cause Him to be angry with us.
But what a comfort we find in these lines! "Not always" will He chide. If
we repent and turn to Him with hearts broken for sin and broken from sin,
He will smile upon us at once. It is no pleasure to Him to turn a frowning
face toward those whom He loves with all His heart: it is His joy that our
joy should be full. Come, let us seek His face. There is no reason for
despair, nor even for despondency. Let us love a chiding God, and before
long we shall sing, "Thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortest me."
Be gone, ye dark forebodings, ye ravens of the soul! Come in, ye humble
hopes and grateful memories, ye doves of the heart! He who pardoned us
long ago as a judge will again forgive us as a father, and we shall
rejoice in His sweet, unchanging love.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, Nov 24
“The glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and
Broad rivers and streams produce fertility, and abundance in the
land. Places near broad rivers are remarkable for the variety of
their plants and their plentiful harvests. God is all this to his
Church. Having God she has abundance. What can she ask for that he
will not give her? What want can she mention which he will not
supply? “In this mountain shall the Lord of Hosts make unto all
people a feast of fat things.” Want ye the bread of life? It drops
like manna from the sky. Want ye refreshing streams? The rock
follows you, and that Rock is Christ. If you suffer any want it is
your own fault; if you are straitened you are not straitened in him,
but in your own bowels. Broad rivers and streams also point to
commerce. Our glorious Lord is to us a place of heavenly
merchandise. Through our Redeemer we have commerce with the past;
the wealth of Calvary, the treasures of the covenant, the riches of
the ancient days of election, the stores of eternity, all come to us
down the broad stream of our gracious Lord. We have commerce, too,
with the future. What galleys, laden to the water’s edge, come to us
from the millennium! What visions we have of the days of heaven upon
earth! Through our glorious Lord we have commerce with angels;
communion with the bright spirits washed in blood, who sing before
the throne; nay, better still, we have fellowship with the Infinite
One. Broad rivers and streams are specially intended to set forth
the idea of security. Rivers were of old a defence. Oh! beloved,
what a defence is God to his Church! The devil cannot cross this
broad river of God. How he wishes he could turn the current, but
fear not, for God abideth immutably the same. Satan may worry, but
he cannot destroy us; no galley with oars shall invade our river,
neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
Evening, Nov 24
“Yet a little sleep, a little
slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so shall thy
poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed
Proverbs 24:33, 34
The worst of sluggards only ask for a little slumber; they would
be indignant if they were accused of thorough idleness. A little
folding of the hands to sleep is all they crave, and they have a
crowd of reasons to show that this indulgence is a very proper
one. Yet by these littles the day ebbs out, and the time for
labour is all gone, and the field is grown over with thorns. It is
by little procrastinations that men ruin their souls. They have no
intention to delay for years—a few months will bring the more
convenient season—to-morrow if you will, they will attend to
serious things; but the present hour is so occupied and altogether
so unsuitable, that they beg to be excused. Like sands from an
hour-glass, time passes, life is wasted by driblets, and seasons
of grace lost by little slumbers. Oh, to be wise, to catch the
flying hour, to use the moments on the wing! May the Lord teach us
this sacred wisdom, for otherwise a poverty of the worst sort
awaits us, eternal poverty which shall want even a drop of water,
and beg for it in vain. Like a traveller steadily pursuing his
journey, poverty overtakes the slothful, and ruin overthrows the
undecided: each hour brings the dreaded pursuer nearer; he pauses
not by the way, for he is on his master’s business and must not
tarry. As an armed man enters with authority and power, so shall
want come to the idle, and death to the impenitent, and there will
be no escape. O that men were wise be-times, and would seek
diligently unto the Lord Jesus, or ere the solemn day shall dawn
when it will be too late to plough and to sow, too late to repent
and believe. In harvest, it is vain to lament that the seed time
was neglected. As yet, faith and holy decision are timely. May we
obtain them this night.
NOVEMBER The Twenty-fourth
THE PRAYER WHICH ENDS IN SACRIFICE
1Kings 8:54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66.
AND that is the healthy order of all true worship. It begins in spacious
supplication in which “the stranger” finds a place. Then there is a lavish
consecration of self and substance. And then the wedding-bells begin to
ring, and “the joy of the Lord is our strength!” “They went unto their
tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the Lord had
But so many suppliants miss the middle term, and therefore the gladness is
wanting. Supplication is not followed by consecration, and therefore there
is no exultation. It is a fatal omission. When we are asking for “the gift
of God” our request must be accompanied by the gift of ourselves to God.
If we want the water we must offer the vessel. No gift of self, no bounty
of God! No losing, no finding! “When the burnt offering began, the song of
the Lord began.”
“Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.”
"Year Book" 1895
"The Word of the Lord abides forever!" 1 Peter 1:25
Men often make promises to others, on which the others
depend—perhaps staking all their interests and happiness on the
promise given to them, only to find at last that the promises have
been forgotten. But God's least Word is sure and eternal. When a
soul takes any divine promise, and builds a fabric of hope upon
it, sooner might the stars fall from heaven, than that God should
forget his Word or fail to make it good.
An English nobleman, walking in the country one day, found a
little child in distress. She had broken her pitcher, and her
family were poor, and the vessel could not be replaced. The good
man put his hand in his pocket to find some money to give the
child—but had not a penny. Then he bade her meet him tomorrow at
the same place, at the same hour, promising to bring her money to
buy a new pitcher. The child ran away very happy, reposing perfect
confidence in the stranger's word to her.
Tomorrow he was invited to dine with the queen at the very hour of
his appointment with the child. But he promptly declined the
invitation. He would not fail in his word, even to an unknown
child of poverty. She had trusted him, and his promise had made
her happy. He would not disappoint her for a thousand dinners with
royalty! Will God be less faithful to his Word? No Word he has
spoken shall ever be broken!
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from the VALLEY OF VISION
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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.
Global Prayer Digest
(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
-Mohmand Pashtun Tribe
One member of the Mohmand tribe, Rahman Baba, is a poet known as
the “Nightingale of Peshawar.” He wrote, “I start in the name of
God, among whose many names is ‘The Greatest.’ The work that is
hard for everyone else is easy for Him. Who else can lift the sun
into the sky? … Or color the flowers? Every tree is standing in
prayer before Him. Every blade of grass recites His greatness.
Every fish sings His praise in the river. Every bird exalts Him in
the fields.” His words echo Psalm 19, ESV: “The heavens declare
the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day
to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the
end of the world..”
About 600,000 Mohmand people live along the border of Afghanistan
and Pakistan. The area is mostly hilly and mountainous with very
little flat land available for agriculture. Rainfall is rare. Many
of this people group have re-located to the city of Peshawar,
Pakistan, seeking jobs and a better standard of living.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Mohmand people will learn about the true and living
God by accepting the witness of God’s creation so that they will
have no excuse (Romans 1:20). Pray they will hear about the Lord
Jesus Christ in the cities and take their new faith back to their
friends and relatives still living in the mountainous areas.
I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right
hand, I shall not be shaken.
Have you ever considered how wonderful it will be in the presence
of the Lord? We will not be shaken by life’s frequent upheavals.
Not so for the Mohmand people; they do not have a personal
relationship with God, although some of them like the poet we
quoted understand more than others. Yet all of us would be far
less likely to be shaken if we would set the Lord before us in our
thoughts and prayers.
Pray that the Mohmand people will embrace Him so they can
eventually be in His presence. Then they will have the faith and
peace that will keep them from being shaken.
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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,
and grant us Your salvation.
O God, restore us And cause
Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. O LORD God of
hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
Bryon Paulus, director
of Life Action Ministries, has said our greatest obstacle for
revival is failure to pray, to plead, to intercede, to cry out.
Leonard Ravenhill summed it up...
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
self-righteous that we can't have revival." (Ouch!)
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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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