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did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking
NOT unto us, O LORD,
not unto us, but to Thy name give glory.--Lord, when did we see You
hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? -- With humility of
mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself --
Clothe yourselves with humility
Jesus was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun,
and His garments became as white as light --All who were sitting in the
Council saw his face like the face of an angel --The glory which Thou hast
given Me I have given to them --We all, with unveiled face beholding as in
a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image
from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be
hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on
the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Ex 34.29. Ps. 115.1.--Mt. 25.37.--
Phil 2.3.--1 Pe. 5.5. Mt. 17.2.--
Ac. 6.15.--Jn 17.22.--2 Co. 3.18.
Mt. 5.14, 15.
There are varieties of
effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons
Manasseh also some defected to David...and they helped David against the
band of raiders, for they were all mighty men of valor --To each one is
given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the
times, with knowledge of what Israel should do --To one is given the word of
wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to
the same Spirit
Of Zebulun...50,000 who went out in the army,
who could draw up in battle formation with all kinds of weapons of
war...undivided heart --A double minded man
is unstable in all his ways.
There should be no division in the body but the
members should have the same care for one another. And if one member
suffers, all the members suffer with it. If one member is honored, all the
members rejoice with it.
One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
1Co 12.6. 1 Ch. 12.19, 21.--1 Co. 12.7.
1 Ch. 12.32.--1 Co. 12.8. 1 Ch. 12.33.--
Jas 1.8. 1 Co. 12.25-26. Ep. 4.5.
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by F. B. Meyer
LOVE AND LIBERTY
"None of us liveth to himself, and
no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord: and
whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live, therefore, or die,
we are in the Lord's."--
THE KEY to this wonderful chapter,
so full of sound judgment and sanctified common sense, is the reiterated
reference which the Apostle makes to the Lord, which occurs some ten times
in fourteen verses. The fact of Jesus being Lord both of the living and of
those who have died, and are living on the other side of death, is the
solution of the difficulty as to what the Christian should do or leave
undone. Let each of us stand before the judgment-seat of Christ, or at
least before the reflection of that tribunal which is mirrored in the
tranquil expanse of conscience, and we shall have an unerring guide for
The question agitated in Rome was as
to the observance of the seventh or first day of the week as the Christian
Sabbath; and, what principle should direct the use of food--that of
Leviticus, or of common use. The Apostle insists that these are not
questions which affect either our personal salvation or our acceptance
with God. In his opinion they are matters for each individual Christian to
settle and decide for himself. There are certain factions clear as light,
or black as night, about which there can be no controversy; but there are
other questions for the solution of which each must apply one or other of
these general principles for guidance through the maze.
What would Jesus Christ, my Lord and
Master, wish me to do? I am His servant, and He will let me know His will
by the teaching of His Spirit in my heart. Whether I act or forbear, it
must be done unto Him; and in my liberty or abstinence I must give Him
What is best for others? I have an
influence over some; perhaps more look to me for guidance than I know. I
must be on my guard not to put a stumbling block in another's way. Though
certain things are innocent to me, yet, if they will destroy, directly or
indirectly, one for whom Christ died, it will be better for me to abstain
What is best for myself? I ask God
not to lead me into temptation, but I must not put myself into it. I must
put aside all weights as well as sins, that I may follow Christ as He goes
forth to the conquest of evil.
O Lord and Master, may we be
faithful to Thee in the little things, always following the inner light,
till it lead us into the perfect day. AMEN.
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VALLEY OF VISION
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
The Mighty Magnet
"And I, if l be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me"
Come, ye workers, be encouraged. You fear that you cannot draw a
congregation. Try the preaching of a crucified, risen, and ascended
Savior; for this is the greatest "draw" that was ever yet manifested among
men. What drew you to Christ but Christ? What draws you to Him now but His
own blessed self? If you have been drawn to religion by anything else, you
will soon be drawn away from it; but Jesus has held you and will hold you
even to the end. Why, then, doubt His power to draw other? Go with the
name of Jesus to those who have hitherto been stubborn and see if it does
not draw them. No sort of man is beyond this drawing power. Old and young,
rich and poor, ignorant and leaned, depraved or amiable--all men shall
feel the attractive force. Jesus is the one magnet. Let us not think of
any other. Music will not draw to Jesus, neither will eloquence, logic,
ceremonial, or noise. Jesus Himself must draw men to Himself; and Jesus is
quite equal to the work in every case. Be not tempted by the quackeries of
the day; but as workers for the LORD work in His own way, and draw with
the LORD's own cords. Draw to Christ, and draw by Christ, for then Christ
will draw by you.
MORNING AND EVENING
““At evening time it shall be light.”
Oftentimes we look forward with forebodings to the time of old
age, forgetful that at eventide it shall be light. To many saints,
old age is the choicest season in their lives. A balmier air fans
the mariner’s cheek as he nears the shore of immortality, fewer
waves ruffle his sea, quiet reigns, deep, still and solemn. From
the altar of age the flashes of the fire of youth are gone, but
the more real flame of earnest feeling remains. The pilgrims have
reached the land Beulah, that happy country, whose days are as the
days of heaven upon earth. Angels visit it, celestial gales blow
over it, flowers of paradise grow in it, and the air is filled
with seraphic music. Some dwell here for years, and others come to
it but a few hours before their departure, but it is an Eden on
earth. We may well long for the time when we shall recline in its
shady groves and be satisfied with hope until the time of fruition
comes. The setting sun seems larger than when aloft in the sky,
and a splendour of glory tinges all the clouds which surround his
going down. Pain breaks not the calm of the sweet twilight of age,
for strength made perfect in weakness bears up with patience under
it all. Ripe fruits of choice experience are gathered as the rare
repast of life’s evening, and the soul prepares itself for rest.
The Lord’s people shall also enjoy light in the hour of death.
Unbelief laments; the shadows fall, the night is coming, existence
is ending. Ah no, crieth faith, the night is far spent, the true
day is at hand. Light is come, the light of immortality, the light
of a Father’s countenance. Gather up thy feet in the bed, see the
waiting bands of spirits! Angels waft thee away. Farewell, beloved
one, thou art gone, thou wavest thine hand. Ah, now it is light.
The pearly gates are open, the golden streets shine in the jasper
light. We cover our eyes, but thou beholdest the unseen; adieu,
brother, thou hast light at even-tide, such as we have not yet.
““If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous.”
1 John 2:1
“If any man sin, we have an advocate.” Yes, though we sin, we have
him still. John does not say, “If any man sin he has forfeited his
advocate,” but “we have an advocate,” sinners though we are. All
the sin that a believer ever did, or can be allowed to commit,
cannot destroy his interest in the Lord Jesus Christ, as his
advocate. The name here given to our Lord is suggestive. “Jesus.”
Ah! then he is an advocate such as we need, for Jesus is the name
of one whose business and delight it is to save. “They shall call
his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.” His
sweetest name implies his success. Next, it is “Jesus Christ”—Christos,
the anointed. This shows his authority to plead. The Christ has a
right to plead, for he is the Father’s own appointed advocate and
elected priest. If he were of our choosing he might fail, but if
God hath laid help upon one that is mighty, we may safely lay our
trouble where God has laid his help. He is Christ, and therefore
authorized; he is Christ, and therefore qualified, for the
anointing has fully fitted him for his work. He can plead so as to
move the heart of God and prevail. What words of tenderness, what
sentences of persuasion will the anointed use when he stands up to
plead for me! One more letter of his name remains, “Jesus Christ
the righteous.” This is not only his character but his plea. It is
his character, and if the Righteous One be my advocate, then my
cause is good, or he would not have espoused it. It is his plea,
for he meets the charge of unrighteousness against me by the plea
that he is righteous. He declares himself my substitute and puts
his obedience to my account. My soul, thou hast a friend well
fitted to be thine advocate, he cannot but succeed; leave thyself
entirely in his hands.
J H JOWETT
CREATOR AND CREATURE
LET me mark the range of this teaching. “Who hath measured the waters in
the hollow of His hand.... He shall feed His flock like a shepherd.” And
let me mark it again. “The Creator of the ends of the earth ... giveth
power unto the faint.” Almightiness offers itself to carry my burden! The
Creator offers Himself to re-create me! I can engage the forces of the
universe to help me on my journey. Emerson counselled us to hitch our
wagon to a star. We can do better than that. We can hitch it to the Maker
of the star! We have something better than an ideal; we have the Light of
the world. We are not left to a radiant abstraction; we have a gracious
The water flows from the Welsh hills to every house in Birmingham. Rich
and poor alike share the bounty of the mountains. The wealth of the
mountains comes to the common thirst. And everybody, too, may have the
water from the everlasting hills. “The water that I shall give him shall
be in him.” The river of life will flow to every soul of man.
"I came that they may have life—and may have it abundantly!" John
To have abundant life, we must use the life we have. If the child
would have his puny arm grow into strength—he must exercise it.
The smith wields his hammer—and his muscles become like bands of
iron. If you would have your brain develop into mental
strength—you must use it. It is so of every faculty and function
of the life. If you would have your power of sympathy grow, until
you are able to be a true helper and comforter of others—you must
find expression for your sympathy. If you would become a true
helper—begin in little ways. Every outgoing of love in true
service—makes our love itself more abundant.
Begin with the little life you have, accept every opportunity to
use it—and by and by you will reach a capacity for helpfulness and
service which will amaze you. But sit down and do nothing, put
forth no effort, and your little life will dry up and shrivel to a
crisp. "If the stars did not move," said Horace Bushnell, "they
might rot in the sky!" The curse on thousands of Christian lives,
is inactivity. Do not use your hand, and it will wither to death.
The same is true of all physical, mental, and moral powers; unused
they will die. If you would have abundant life, use every particle
of the life you have, and it will develop until it reaches
fullness of power.
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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
Unreached People Group of the Day.
(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
- Persecution of Believers
The small congregation of Pakistani believers in Lahore felt
encouraged as they listened to their pastor present God’s Word.
Suddenly there was a loud shout by policemen entering the church,
knocking over chairs, and pushing the worshipers. Forcing their
way to the front of the church, they told the pastor, “This church
is now closed. We have heard complaints about much noise coming
from this church, and it is disturbing Muslims outside.” The women
and children began praying, but they stopped when the police
threatened them with arrest. The policeman continued, “You must
never come back to this church.” The Pastor told the police, “We
have the right to worship.” The police retorted, “You have lost
your right because you violated the law. This church is closed.
Pakistan’s estimated 2.5 million believers (approximately half are
Roman Catholic and half Protestant) are among the most persecuted
in the world. They live under constant fear of the country’s
strict anti-blasphemy laws, which are often used as an excuse to
attack the believers. This has led to imprisonment, executions,
burning and destruction of churches and personal property.
Christians are often denied jobs and frequently rejected by their
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Pray that God will bring justice and stability to Pakistan and
that the people will stop the persecution and fear that Christians
face each day. Pray that God’s Word will encourage the believers
and allow them to grow in faith through their trials and
James 2:13, NLT
There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to
others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when
He judges you.
This is a concept that Muslims believe in theory. They know Allah
(God) to be “merciful”, but they often neglect to show mercy to
others because of self righteousness. The true and living God is
holy, righteous, loving, and merciful.
Pray that those who choose to oppress God’s children in Pakistan
will understand that they are placing themselves under God’s wrath
and turn from their ways. Pray that Pakistani Muslims will embrace
the God of mercy, and begin to show mercy to others.—KC
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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
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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"I came that they might have life