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Lovingkindness and truth have met together.
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
A righteous God and a
Savior. There is none except Me. -- The LORD was pleased for His
righteousness' sake To make the law great and glorious.
God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their
trespasses against them -- Whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in
His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because
in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed for
the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, that He
might be Just and the Justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.--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.--Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who
justifies -- To the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies
the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness
Ps 85.10. Isaiah.
45.21. Isaiah. 42.21.
2Co. 5.19.--Ro. 3.25, 26.--Isaiah. 53.5.--
Ro. 8.33.--Ro. 4.5.
How are the dead raised?
And with what kind of body do they come?
BELOVED, now we
are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We
know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him
just as He is.--As we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear
the image of the heavenly.
A Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ...will transform the body of our humble
state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the
power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
He Himself stood in their midst. But they
were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.--
He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve: After that He appeared to more
than five hundred brethren at one time
If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who
raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies
through His Spirit who indwells you.
1Co 15.35. 1John
Phil 3.20, 21. Lk. 24.36, 37.--
1Co. 15.5, 6. Ro. 8.11
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by F. B. Meyer
"Give us this day our daily bread."--
IF YOU want daily bread, and would
pray for it aright, you must ask as a child; and you must put first, before
your own satisfaction, the Hallowing of God's Name, and the doing of His
Will. Implicitly you suggest that if He gives you bread, you will use the
strength it gives for His service.
Let us ever think of God as the
bountiful and generous Giver. Too often He has been described as hard and
austere, and as a result, men dread God, and only think of Him when they
have done wrong. But we should describe Him as the All-Giver, who gives all
things to all with the most royal generosity. He gives sunbeams and
dewdrops, showers and rainbows, grace and glory, His beloved Son and His
Spirit, human love and friendship, the daily spreading of our table, the
provision of all that we need for life and godliness. Whether we wake or
sleep, whether we are evil or good, whether we are pleasing to Him or not;
to those who forget and blaspheme Him equally as to the saints and martyrs
of the Church, God gives with both hands, pressed down and running over. We
cannot buy, we do not merit, we cannot claim, but we may rely on Him to
give. God is Love; and Love cannot refrain from giving, or it ceases to be
Yet how low God stoops! He is so
great, that His greatness is unsearchable. He dwells in the high and lofty
place. His sun is ninety-seven millions of miles away from our earth; He has
filled the heavens with countless constellations, for each of which He has a
name. He puts the Himalaya into a scale, and the islands are as dust in His
balances; but Jesus has taught us to say, "Our Father, give us bread!" When
we get troubled about the immensity of heaven and the distances of the
universe, let us come back to the discourse, of which this prayer is part,
and which tells us that the great God thinks about the clothing of the
lilies, the down on a butterfly's wings, the food of the young lions in the
forest, the store of acorns that squirrels accumulate for their provision.
It is wonderful to remember that from the first days of man's sojourn on
earth, our Father has been laying up stores for us. Though we may be among
the youngest children of Time, we come to a table as richly plenished and
provided as those who first tasted of His bounty. "Fear not, it is your
Father's good pleasure to give."
Heavenly Father, let me not be anxious
about to-morrow's provision or path, but trust Thee to provide and lead for
to-day. Open Thine hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 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)
Cure for Envy
"Do not let
your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always. Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off." (Proverbs
When we see the wicked prosper we are apt to envy them. When we hear the
noise of their mirth and our own spirit is heavy, we half think that they
have the best of it. This is foolish and sinful. If we knew them better,
and specially if we remembered their end, we should pity them.
The cure for envy lies in living under a constant sense of the divine
presence, worshiping God and communing with Him all the day long, however
long the day may seem. True religion lifts the soul into a higher region,
where the judgment becomes more clear and the desires are more elevated.
The more of heaven there is in our lives, the less of earth we shall
covet. The fear of God casts out envy of men. The deathblow of envy is a
calm consideration of the future. The wealth and glory of the ungodly are
a vain show. This pompous appearance flashes out for an hour and then is
extinguished. What is the prosperous sinner the better for his prosperity
when judgment overtakes him? As for the godly man, his end is peace and
blessedness, and none can rob him of his joy; wherefore, let him forgo
envy and be filled with sweet content.
(See Torrey's Topic "Godly
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, May 6
“We dwell in him.”
1 John 4:13
Do you want a house for your soul? Do you ask, “What is the
purchase?” It is something less than proud human nature will like
to give. It is without money and without price. Ah! you would like
to pay a respectable rent! You would love to do something to win
Christ? Then you cannot have the house, for it is “without price.”
Will you take my Master’s house on a lease for all eternity, with
nothing to pay for it, nothing but the ground-rent of loving and
serving him forever? Will you take Jesus and “dwell in him?” See,
this house is furnished with all you want, it is filled with
riches more than you will spend as long as you live. Here you can
have intimate communion with Christ and feast on his love; here
are tables well-stored with food for you to live on forever; in
it, when weary, you can find rest with Jesus; and from it you can
look out and see heaven itself. Will you have the house? Ah! if
you are houseless, you will say, “I should like to have the house;
but may I have it?” Yes; there is the key—the key is, “Come to
Jesus.” “But,” you say, “I am too shabby for such a house.” Never
mind; there are garments inside. If you feel guilty and condemned,
come; and though the house is too good for you, Christ will make
you good enough for the house by-and-by. He will wash you and
cleanse you, and you will yet be able to sing, “We dwell in him.”
Believer: thrice happy art thou to have such a dwelling-place!
Greatly privileged thou art, for thou hast a “strong habitation”
in which thou art ever safe. And “dwelling in him,” thou hast not
only a perfect and secure house, but an everlasting one. When this
world shall have melted like a dream, our house shall live, and
stand more imperishable than marble, more solid than granite,
self-existent as God, for it is God himself—“We dwell in him.”
Evening, May 6
“All the days of my appointed time will I wait.”
A little stay on earth will make heaven more heavenly. Nothing
makes rest so sweet as toil; nothing renders security so pleasant
as exposure to alarms. The bitter quassia cups of earth will give
a relish to the new wine which sparkles in the golden bowls of
glory. Our battered armour and scarred countenances will render
more illustrious our victory above, when we are welcomed to the
seats of those who have overcome the world. We should not have
full fellowship with Christ if we did not for awhile sojourn
below, for he was baptized with a baptism of suffering among men,
and we must be baptized with the same if we would share his
kingdom. Fellowship with Christ is so honourable that the sorest
sorrow is a light price by which to procure it. Another reason for
our lingering here is for the good of others. We would not wish to
enter heaven till our work is done, and it may be that we are yet
ordained to minister light to souls benighted in the wilderness of
sin. Our prolonged stay here is doubtless for God’s glory. A tried
saint, like a well-cut diamond, glitters much in the King’s crown.
Nothing reflects so much honour on a workman as a protracted and
severe trial of his work, and its triumphant endurance of the
ordeal without giving way in any part. We are God’s workmanship,
in whom he will be glorified by our afflictions. It is for the
honour of Jesus that we endure the trial of our faith with sacred
joy. Let each man surrender his own longings to the glory of
Jesus, and feel, “If my lying in the dust would elevate my Lord by
so much as an inch, let me still lie among the pots of earth. If
to live on earth forever would make my Lord more glorious, it
should be my heaven to be shut out of heaven.” Our time is fixed
and settled by eternal decree. Let us not be anxious about it, but
wait with patience till the gates of pearl shall open.
J H JOWETT
THE PERFECTING OF LOVE
“Herein is our love made perfect.”
1John 4:11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21.
HOW? By dwelling in God and God in us. Love is not a manufacture; it is a
fruit. It is not born of certain works; it springs out of certain
relations. It does not come from doing something; it comes from living
with Somebody. “Abide in Me.” That is how love is born, for “love is of
God, and God is love.”
How many people are striving who are not abiding. They live in a
manufactory, they do not live in a home. They are trying to make something
instead of to know Somebody. “This is life, to know Thee.” When I am
related to the Lord Jesus, when I dwell with Him, love is as surely born
as beauty and fragrance are born when my garden and the spring-time dwell
together. If we would only wisely cultivate the fellowship of Jesus,
everything else would follow in its train—all that gracious succession of
beautiful things which are called “the fruits of the Spirit.”
And “herein is our love made perfect.” It is always growing richer,
because it is always drawing riches from the inexhaustible love of God.
How could it be otherwise? Endless resource must mean endless growth. “Our
life is hid with Christ in God,” and hence our love will “grow in all
wisdom and discernment.”
"Year Book" 1895
"Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another,
"Why this waste of perfume?" Mark 14:4
There are some who think that every sacrifice for Christ's sake,
is a waste. They think that money which is given to build
churches, or to send missionaries to the heathen, is wasted. They
think that lives are wasted which are devoted to Christ and
sacrificed in his service. But is it so? Is it really the money
that is spent in advancing Christ's kingdom, which is wasted? Are
they the wasted lives, that are emptied out in love for Christ?
There is money that is wasted; but it is that which is used for
selfish and sinful purposes, or squandered in the mere
extravagances of worldliness. There are lives that are wasted; but
they are those which are thrown away in evil courses, sacrificed
in pleasure, in dissipation, in lust, in passion's fires.
Indeed, all lives are wasted—which are not lost for Christ's sake;
for did he not say, "He who saves his life—shall lose it"? To
withhold one's life from Christ—is therefore to waste it. It has
been noted as very suggestive, that our Lord uses the self-same
word for "wasted" when he describes Judas as a "son of perdition."
Judas had wasted that which was more precious than the ointment of
spikenard, even the gift of eternal life which once had been
within his reach. What we give to Christ—is indeed all that we do
not waste of our life and of our substance.
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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
- Bethel Church—Mexican Church Efforts
by Liz Adleta
Members who are mostly poor farmers formed Bethel Church in
Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, Mexico. Their meeting place was severely
damaged by an earthquake, so the 50 members had to build a
temporary church from scrap wood and tin. The windows and door
spaces were covered with plastic.
Nevertheless, when they heard of the unreached people groups (UPGs)
near their area, they had to decide between reaching the unreached
or re-building their place of worship. They did not have the
resources to do both. Regardless of how uncomfortable their
meeting place was, the small congregation prioritized reaching the
unreached people groups first before finishing the building
Today one of the two teachers in their community has given up the
financial security of his job to live among the adopted unreached
group. The congregation has become so enthusiastic about reaching
the adopted group that a good number of them now travel every week
at their own expense to help their missionaries. A number of
fellowships have been planted among the new group. The church’s
excitement is so high that they have decided to adopt a second
unreached people. The original church has grown to about 100; only
80 attend every Sunday, as 20 are helping their missionaries! Now
the Bethel Church has planted several churches among two different
unreached people groups. Having his faith expanded by this effort,
their pastor is considering going as a missionary to Tajikistan.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for many fellowships to have the faith to put aside their
needs and to sacrificially reach out to the unreached peoples.
Luke 8:1b-3, NET
The twelve were with Him, and also some women who had been healed
of evil spirits and disabilities: Mary (called Magdalene), from
whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna the wife of Cuza
(Herod’s household manager), Susanna, and many others who provided
for them out of their own resources
Notice how unexpected this situation is. Former demoniacs and
someone associated with Herod were supporting the Lord’s ministry
with their finances. The Lord provides in strange ways! Likewise,
we are rejoicing today over a fellowship that put aside their
desire for a better building so they could have the resources to
reach out to an unreached people group. Are there other churches
you can think of that do this same thing?
Pray for the Lord to raise up more sacrificial supporters to make
sure that His work among the unreached is completed.
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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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