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God is not a
man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent
THE Father of lights, with whom is no variation, or shifting shadow.-- Jesus
Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever.
Nu 23.19. Jas 1.17.--He
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark
God desiring even more to show to the heirs of
the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath in
order that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to
lie, we may have strong encouragement, we who have fled for refuge in laying
hold of the hope set before us.
He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His
covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation --All the paths
of the LORD are are lovingkindness and truth to those who keep His covenant
and His testimonies.--How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the LORD his God....Who keeps faith forever
Ps. 91.4. He. 6.17, 18. Dt. 7.9--
Ps. 25.10--Ps. 146.5, 6
If you are
slack in the day of distress,
your strength is limited.
gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power.--My grace is sufficient for
you: for power is
perfected in weakness.--He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will
be with him in trouble; I will rescue him --The eternal God is a dwelling
place, and underneath are the everlasting arms; and He drove out the enemy
from before you.
Pr. 24.10. Is 40.29.--2Co 12.9.--
I looked for sympathy, but there was none, and
for comforters, but I found none.
Every high priest taken from among men is is
appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God...he can deal gently
with the ignorant and misguided...so also Christ...Although He was a Son, He
learned obedience from the things which He suffered. And having been made
perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation
--Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried.
Ps 91.15.--Dt. 33.27. Ps. 69.20
He 5.1, 2, 5, 8, 9.--Is 53.4.
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by F. B. Meyer
"He removed from thence, and
digged another well... and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and
he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be
fruitful in the land." -- Gen 26:22.
ISAAC SEEMS to be rather a
disappointing character, and we sometimes wonder that he should be
classed with Abraham, the father of all who believe; and Jacob,
who prevailed with the Angel and became a Prince! He was passive,
quiet, given to thoughtful meditation (Gen 24:63). God's
purpose includes all sorts and types of men, and Isaac dug wells
of which men have drunk for thousands of years.
He was constantly pursued by
enmity, jealousy, and strife, as the names of his wells attest.
But each time he consistently retired from the conflict, and
yielded his well to dig another. Finally, his enemies had to
confess that he was mightier than they (Gen 26:16). Best of
all, God appeared to him "the same night," and promised that He
would be with Him and bless him.
Let us learn to sublimate
our resistance to evil, and lift it from the physical to the moral
and spiritual level. "He that is slow to anger is better than the
mighty" (Pro 16:32). Go on digging wells--the wells of
Family Prayer, of love for the Bible, of holy exercises and
habits! You will find spring water (Gen 26:19). That is
God's side of your life. You are called to dig wells, but God's
Holy Spirit will rise up in your soul, and in the souls of others,
like the geyser-springs in Arctic regions (Joh 4:14). Let
us present to Him ourselves---our souls and bodies, to be the
wells and channels, along and through which His eternal God-Head
and Power, arising from the fathomless depths of His own nature,
may reach this thirsty and parched world!
God is Love: Love is
Self-Giving: but God depends on the co-operation of us, the
well-diggers, to make outlets for the outflow of His Love and
Most Merciful Father, give
us grace that we may never be drawn to do anything that may
dishonour Thy Name; but may persevere in all good purposes, and in
Thy holy service, unto the end of our life. 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)
Deliverance Not Limited
deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch
thee" (Job 5:19).
Eliphaz in this spoke the truth of God. We may have as many troubles as
the workdays of the week, but the God who worked on those six days will
work for us till our deliverance is complete. We shall rest with Him and
in Him on our Sabbath. The rapid succession of trials is one of the sorest
tests of faith. Before we have recovered from one blow it is followed by
another and another till we are staggered. Still, the equally quick
succession of deliverances is exceedingly cheering. New songs are rung out
upon the anvil by the hammer of affliction, till we see in the spiritual
world the antitype of "the Harmonious Blacksmith." Our confidence is that
when the LORD makes our trials six, six they will be and no more.
It may be that we have no rest day, for seamen troubles come upon us. What
then? "In seven there shall be no evil touch thee." Evil may roar at us,
but it shall be kept at more than arm's length and shall not even touch
us. Its hot breath may distress us, but its little finger cannot be laid
upon us. With our loins girt about us, we will meet the six or the seven
troubles and leave fear to those who have no Father, no Savior, and no
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, August 20
“The sweet psalmist of Israel.”
2 Samuel 23:1
Among all the saints whose lives are recorded in Holy Writ, David
possesses an experience of the most striking, varied, and
instructive character. In his history we meet with trials and
temptations not to be discovered, as a whole, in other saints of
ancient times, and hence he is all the more suggestive a type of our
Lord. David knew the trials of all ranks and conditions of men.
Kings have their troubles, and David wore a crown: the peasant has
his cares, and David handled a shepherd’s crook: the wanderer has
many hardships, and David abode in the caves of Engedi: the captain
has his difficulties, and David found the sons of Zeruiah too hard
for him. The psalmist was also tried in his friends, his counsellor
Ahithophel forsook him, “He that eateth bread with me, hath lifted
up his heel against me.” His worst foes were they of his own
household: his children were his greatest affliction. The
temptations of poverty and wealth, of honour and reproach, of health
and weakness, all tried their power upon him. He had temptations
from without to disturb his peace, and from within to mar his joy.
David no sooner escaped from one trial than he fell into another; no
sooner emerged from one season of despondency and alarm, than he was
again brought into the lowest depths, and all God’s waves and
billows rolled over him. It is probably from this cause that David’s
psalms are so universally the delight of experienced Christians.
Whatever our frame of mind, whether ecstasy or depression, David has
exactly described our emotions. He was an able master of the human
heart, because he had been tutored in the best of all schools—the
school of heart-felt, personal experience. As we are instructed in
the same school, as we grow matured in grace and in years, we
increasingly appreciate David’s psalms, and find them to be “green
pastures.” My soul, let David’s experience cheer and counsel thee
Evening, August 20
fortified Jerusalem unto the broad wall.”
Cities well fortified have broad walls, and so
had Jerusalem in her glory. The New Jerusalem
must, in like manner, be surrounded and
preserved by a broad wall of nonconformity to
the world, and separation from its customs and
spirit. The tendency of these days break down
the holy barrier, and make the distinction
between the church and the world merely nominal.
Professors are no longer strict and Puritanical,
questionable literature is read on all hands,
frivolous pastimes are currently indulged, and a
general laxity threatens to deprive the Lord’s
peculiar people of those sacred singularities
which separate them from sinners. It will be an
ill day for the church and the world when the
proposed amalgamation shall be complete, and the
sons of God and the daughters of men shall be as
one: then shall another deluge of wrath be
ushered in. Beloved reader, be it your aim in
heart, in word, in dress, in action to maintain
the broad wall, remembering that the friendship
of this world is enmity against God.
The broad wall afforded a pleasant place of
resort for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, from
which they could command prospects of the
surrounding country. This reminds us of the
Lord’s exceeding broad commandments, in which we
walk at liberty in communion with Jesus,
overlooking the scenes of earth, and looking out
towards the glories of heaven. Separated from
the world, and denying ourselves all ungodliness
and fleshly lusts, we are nevertheless not in
prison, nor restricted within narrow bounds;
nay, we walk at liberty, because we keep his
precepts. Come, reader, this evening walk with
God in his statutes. As friend met friend upon
the city wall, so meet thou thy God in the way
of holy prayer and meditation. The bulwarks of
salvation thou hast a right to traverse, for
thou art a freeman of the royal burgh, a citizen
of the metropolis of the universe.
AUGUST The Twentieth
FEEDING THE FLOCK
Isaiah 40:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
HERE is the gracious promise of provision. “He shall feed His flock like a
Shepherd.” He knows the fields where my soul will be best nourished in
holiness. I am sometimes amazed at His choice. He takes me into an
apparent wilderness, but I find rich herbage on the unpromising plain. And
so I would rest in His choice even when it seems adverse to my good.
And here is the gracious promise of gentle discrimination. “He shall
gather the lambs in His arm, and carry them in His bosom.” Says old Trapp,
“He hath a great care of His little ones, like as He had of the weaker
tribes. In their march through the Wilderness He put a strong tribe to two
weak tribes, lest they should faint or fail.” Yes, “He knoweth our frame.”
He will not lay upon us more than we can bear. At the back of every
commandment there is a promise of adequate resource. His askings are also
His enablings. The big duty means that we shall have a big lift. And when
we are tired He will lead on gently. Such is the grace and tenderness of
"Year Book" 1895
"The Lord gave—and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name
of the Lord." Job 1:21
God's love is the same in the brightness—and when the brightness
fades into gloom. It is the same in joy—and when the joy turns
to grief. It is the same when blessings are given—and when the
blessings are recalled.
It does not seem so to us; we easily believe that while God
showers favors upon us—he loves us; but when he gives suffering
and sorrow, we almost feel that he does not love us as before.
Yet it may be, that there are even richer blessings in the
things which make us grieve—than in those which give us
gladness. We know at least that the same love sends both. That
should be comfort for us. It is always love that comes from
God—in whatever form or guise it comes. We need never doubt that
this is true, "For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and
punishes every son whom He receives." Hebrews 12:6
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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
- Helambu Sherpa People of Nepal
Think of the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, home to the Helambu
Sherpa people. Now think of the Four Corners Region of the
U.S.A., home to the Navajo Nation. Have they anything in common?
Both of these people groups engage in raising livestock and
catering to tourists. But the Helambu also grow potatoes and
maize; the Navajo do not raise crops. Both are traditionally
animist, and the making of sand paintings is part of their
Yet there are huge differences. The Helambu Sherpa Buddhist sand
paintings (which are called mandalas), serve a different
function from the Navajo sand paintings. The Helambu mandala
serves to focus one’s mind on meditation in order to gain
wisdom, compassion, and enlightenment. By contrast, the Navajo
mandala paintings focus on purification and healing. When
complete, the Navajo mandalas are destroyed and cast into
flowing water to heal the world by transmitting positive
energies. The patients who are seeking healing sit in the sand
painting until the ritual is finished and is destroyed.
While many Navajos follow Jesus, very few Helambu Sherpa do.
While the Navajo New Testament is available, little of the Bible
is available to the Helambu Sherpas.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Helambu Sherpas will come to realize that “the
fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” and that they
should meditate on Jesus for spiritual healing. Pray for the
entire Bible to be translated into their language so that they
can meditate on His Word. Pray for a people movement to Christ
to begin among the Helambu Sherpas. Pray for the Lord to use
Navajo believers to reach out to the Helambu Sherpas.
2 Corinthians 4:1-2 (NIV)
Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we
do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful
ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of
God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly, we
commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
God has been merciful to each of us; we will never face the
wrath of God that we deserve. For this reason we will obey Him
out of gratitude. As we act in truth and teach truth to others,
our actions spread a bit more of the kingdom of God to people.
As you pray for the missionaries bringing the good news to
faraway places, ask God to work in the hearts of the Helambu
Sherpa people so that they can enter into His Kingdom.
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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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May God Grant Us
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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