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He preserves the way of
His godly ones.
your God . . . goes before you on your way, to seek out a place for you to
encamp, in fire by night and cloud by day, to show you the way in which you
should go -- Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its
young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions.
The LORD alone guided him, and there was no foreign god with him --The steps
of a man are established by the LORD; And He delights in his way. When he
falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because the LORD is the One who
holds his hand --Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But the LORD
delivers him out of them all --For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish --We know that God causes all things
to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called
according to His purpose --With us is the LORD our God to help us and to
fight our battles
The LORD your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over
you with joy
Pr 2.8. Dt 1.32, 33.--Dt
Ps. 37.23, 24.--Ps. 34.19.--Ps 1.6.--
Ro. 8.28.--2Chr 32.8. Zeph 3.17
"MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?"
HE was pierced through
for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening
for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed...has
caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him...He was cut off out of the
land of the living, for the transgression of my people...the LORD was
pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief.
Jesus our Lord...was
delivered up because of our transgressions --Christ ...also died for sins
once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to
God --He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die
to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
He made Him
who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the
righteousness of God in Him.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us
Mt 27.46. Isa. 53.5, 6, 8,
10. Ro. 4.24, 25.-1Pe. 3.18.--1Pe. 2.24. 2Co. 5.21
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by F. B. Meyer
PLACE OF PRAYER
"When thou prayest, enter into thy
closet, and when thou hast shut the door, pray to Thy Father which is in
IN PRAYER there must be
deliberateness, the secret place, the inner chamber, the fixed time, the
shut door against distraction and intruders. In that secret place the Father
is waiting for us. He is as certainly there as He is in Heaven, Be reverent,
as Moses when he took the shoes from off his feet! Be trustful, because you
are having an audience with One who is infinite sympathy and love! Be
comforted, because there is no problem He cannot solve, no knot He cannot
God knows even better than we do what
we need and should ask for. He has gone over every item of our life, every
trial, every temptation--the unknown and unexpected, the glints of sunshine
on the path, and the clouds of weeping. He listens to our forecast and
requests, and rejoices when they accord with His infinite foreknowledge; or
He may give us something better and more appropriate to our case.
"He will recompense thee." If He does
not remove the cup, He will send an angel to strengthen; if the thorn
remains unremoved, He will give more grace. You may be sure that, in some
way or other, your Heavenly Father is going to meet your particular need. It
is as certain as though you heard Him say: "Go your way, your prayer is
heard: I will undertake, trust Me, leave all in My hand!" When you have once
definitely put a matter into God's hands, leave it there. Do not repeat the
committal, for that suggests that you have never made it. Your attitude
thenceforward is to look into God's face, not to ask Him to remember, but to
say: "Father, Thou knowest, understandest, carest! I know whom I have
trusted, and am persuaded that Thou wilt not fail."
There is a prayer which is without
ceasing; but surely that is not the reiterated request for the same thing,
but the blessed interchange of happy fellowship. Use not vain repetitions,
as do the heathen, who think that they will be heard for much speaking, but
count Him faithful that promised! This reckoning of faith is probably the
loftiest attribute of prayer, for faith is the quiet assurance of things not
Lift us into light and love and purity
and blessedness, and give us at last our portion with those who have trusted
in Thee, and sought in small things as in great, in things tempered and
things eternal, to do Thy Holy Will. AMEN.
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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)
Guardian of the Fatherless
"In Thee the fatherless findeth mercy" (Hosea 14:3).
This is an excellent reason for casting away all other confidences and
relying upon the LORD alone. When a child is left without its natural
protector, our God steps in and becomes his guardian: so also when a man
has lost every object of dependence, he may cast himself upon the living
God and find in Him all that he needs. Orphans are cast upon the
fatherhood of God, and He provides for them. The writer of these pages
knows what it is to hang on the bare arm of God, and he bears his willing
witness that no trust is so well warranted by facts, or so sure to be
rewarded by results, as trust in the invisible but ever-living God. Some
children who have fathers are not much the better off because of them, but
the fatherless with God are rich. Better have God and no other friend than
all the patrons on the earth and no God. To be bereaved of the creature is
painful, but so long as the LORD remains the fountain of mercy to us, we
are not truly orphaned. Let fatherless children plead the gracious word
for this morning, and let all who have been bereaved of visible support do
the same, LORD, let me find mercy in Thee! The more needy and helpless I
am, the more confidently do I appeal to Thy loving heart.
MORNING AND EVENING
“Ye must be born again.”
Regeneration is a subject which lies at the very basis of
salvation, and we should be very diligent to take heed that we
really are “born again,” for there are many who fancy they are,
who are not. Be assured that the name of a Christian is not the
nature of a Christian; and that being born in a Christian land,
and being recognized as professing the Christian religion is of no
avail whatever, unless there be something more added to it—the
being “born again,” is a matter so mysterious, that human words
cannot describe it. “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou
hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh,
and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”
Nevertheless, it is a change which is known and felt: known by
works of holiness, and felt by a gracious experience. This great
work is supernatural. It is not an operation which a man performs
for himself: a new principle is infused, which works in the heart,
renews the soul, and affects the entire man. It is not a change of
my name, but a renewal of my nature, so that I am not the man I
used to be, but a new man in Christ Jesus. To wash and dress a
corpse is a far different thing from making it alive: man can do
the one, God alone can do the other. If you have then, been “born
again,” your acknowledgment will be, “O Lord Jesus, the
everlasting Father, thou art my spiritual Parent; unless thy
Spirit had breathed into me the breath of a new, holy, and
spiritual life, I had been to this day ‘dead in trespasses and
sins.’ My heavenly life is wholly derived from thee, to thee I
ascribe it. ‘My life is hid with Christ in God.’ It is no longer I
who live, but Christ who liveth in me.” May the Lord enable us to
be well assured on this vital point, for to be unregenerate is to
be unsaved, unpardoned, without God, and without hope.
Evening, March 6
“Before destruction the heart
of man is haughty.”
It is an old and common saying, that “coming events cast their
shadows before them;” the wise man teaches us that a haughty heart
is the prophetic prelude of evil. Pride is as safely the sign of
destruction as the change of mercury in the weather-glass is the
sign of rain; and far more infallibly so than that. When men have
ridden the high horse, destruction has always overtaken them. Let
David’s aching heart show that there is an eclipse of a man’s
glory when he dotes upon his own greatness. 2 Sam. 24:10. See
Nebuchadnezzar, the mighty builder of Babylon, creeping on the
earth, devouring grass like oxen, until his nails had grown like
bird’s claws, and his hair like eagle’s feathers. Dan. 4:33. Pride
made the boaster a beast, as once before it made an angel a devil.
God hates high looks, and never fails to bring them down. All the
arrows of God are aimed at proud hearts. O Christian, is thine
heart haughty this evening? For pride can get into the Christian’s
heart as well as into the sinner's; it can delude him into
dreaming that he is “rich and increased in goods, and hath need of
nothing.” Art thou glorying in thy graces or thy talents? Art thou
proud of thyself, that thou hast had holy frames and sweet
experiences? Mark thee, reader, there is a destruction coming to
thee also. Thy flaunting poppies of self-conceit will be pulled up
by the roots, thy mushroom graces will wither in the burning heat,
and thy self-sufficiency shall become as straw for the dunghill.
If we forget to live at the foot of the cross in deepest lowliness
of spirit, God will not forget to make us smart under his rod. A
destruction will come to thee, O unduly exalted believer, the
destruction of thy joys and of thy comforts, though there can be
no destruction of thy soul. Wherefore, “He that glorieth, let him
glory in the Lord.”
J H JOWETT
HOME-LIFE IN GOD
John 17:20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.
THE home-life in God is to be a life of perfect union—“I in them, and Thou
in Me.” Home is only another name for union. It is the perfect fusion of
life with life, the harmonizing of differences as many different notes
combine to form the mystery of choral song. And so will it be in the
home-land! Our manifold individualities will be retained, but we shall
“fit into one another,” and in the perfect harmony we shall hear the “new
song” of heaven.
And we are to prepare that union by the contemplation of the glory of the
Lord. “That they may behold My glory.” Yes, and we can begin to do that
now. We can lift our eyes away from the ugly compromises of men and fix
them upon the radiant holiness of the Lord. We can look away from the
dirty Alpine village and gaze upon the virgin snow of the uplifted
heights. “Looking unto Jesus!”
And in that contemplation we shall most assuredly become transformed. “I
have given unto them the glory which Thou gavest Me.” That is our
wonderful possibility. For thee and me is this prize offered, we can
“awake in His likeness.”
"Year Book" 1895
"I long to see you—so that I may impart to you some spiritual
gift, to make you strong." Romans 1:11
We ought always to desire to be a blessing to those we love. God
sends many of his best spiritual gifts, through human hearts and
hands. There could be no fitter morning prayer, as we go out for
the day, than that we may be permitted to carry some help,
comfort, instruction, inspiration, courage, or cheer—to every life
that our life touches. There are always those who need such help.
No aim in life is nobler—than to be a help to others in all
gentle, quiet ways.
We should make sure, too, that it is the best we have, that we
impart to others. There are times when the best thing we can do
for a man is to make him laugh. But there are other gifts which we
should seek to impart. Sometimes it is cheer to a disheartened
spirit. Sometimes it is comfort for sorrow. Sometimes it is the
inspiration of a fresh thought which we have found. We should make
sure at least that to everyone we meet—we are ready to impart some
gift which will do him good.
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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
- Crimean Tatars
The mother bit her lip as she leaned close to the computer. She
and her husband searched the footage of a security camera, hoping
to witness their son’s abduction. This scene has repeated itself
again and again as young pro-Ukrainian Crimean Tatar men continue
to “disappear” from the Crimean Peninsula in recent months. Since
the annexation of Crimea by the Russians, many Crimean Tatar homes
have been marked by Russian militiamen, and silent protesters have
Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea from Ukraine has sent shock
waves throughout the Crimean Tatar community. A possibly rigged
vote indicated a large number of Crimean Tatars prefer the
annexation, but many of them desire to remain with Ukraine. Many
are also being denied Russian citizenship which could affect their
rights to own land, to travel, or to have access to schools and
Nearly 98 percent of the 248,200 Crimean Tatars live in a part of
Ukraine that has been annexed to Russia. The Crimean Tatars are a
Turkic people who have often suffered persecution from Russia.
They are mostly nominal Muslims, mixing animistic beliefs with
With only 0.01 percent putting their faith in Christ, the Crimean
Tatars still have no complete Bible or fellowship. However the
number of believers is now increasing.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Crimean Tatars will soon hear about and learn about
Jesus who loves them and wants to be their Lord and Savior.
Daniel 4:32a, NIV
What is central to your identity? It is easy for a king like
Nebuchadnezzar to wrap his identity in his powerful position, or
for someone to identify with their ethnicity. But God in His love
can break even the most proud king, the most ardent nationalist,
and anyone else whom He chooses to break.
Pray that the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Crimean Tatars
to acknowledge the Lord of creation.
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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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