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Light arises in the darkness for the upright
is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of His
servant, that walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in
the name of the LORD and rely on his God -- When he falls, he
shall not be hurled headlong, because the LORD is the One who
holds his hand --The commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is
Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall
I will rise. Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for
me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD because I have sinned
against Him, until He pleads my case and executes justice for me.
He will bring me out to the light, and I will see His
The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore
your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if
your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If
therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the
Ps 112.4. Is 50.10.--Ps 37.24.--
Pr 6.23. Mic 7.8, 9. Mt. 6.22, 23.
a shepherd He will tend His flock, in His arm He will gather
the lambs, and carry them in His bosom. He will gently lead
the nursing ewes.
compassion for the multitude, because they have remained with Me
now three days and have nothing to eat... I do not wish to send
them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.--We do not have a
high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who
has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
They were bringing children to Him so that He
might touch them... and He took them in His arms and began
blessing them, laying His hands upon them.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant --The
of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost --You were
continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the
Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your
Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom --I will feed My
flock and I will lead them to rest, declares the Lord GOD.
Is. 40.11. Mt.
Mk 10.13,16. Ps 119.176.--Lk 19.10.--
1Pe 2.25. Lk 12.32. Ezek 34.15.
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by F. B. Meyer
THE ELDER BROTHER
"He was angry, and would not
go in; therefore came his father out, and intreated him. And he
said unto him, Son thou art ever with me, and all that I have is
thine."-- Lk 15:28, 29, 30, 31.
OF THE two, I think the
prodigal attracts more interest and affection than his elder
brother. Esau seems a more attractive character than Jacob; the
publican than the Pharisee, who rejoices that he is not as others!
Probably it is because we are conscious of a closer affinity to
the life of sense and passion, than to that of outward decorum and
The elder son had a goodly
heritage. He had his father's companionship in all the changing
seasons of the year, and all the following years of his life; he
had the comfortable assurance that he had never at any time
transgressed the commands and directions which his father gave, so
that he was saved from the inward canker of bitter remorse; he was
at liberty to help himself, not only to a share of all that his
father possessed, but to it all--all that I have is thine.
This is our heritage also,
as the sons and daughters of the Lord God Almighty. We may live
always in the presence and with the companionship of God, talking
over with Him all that concerns our lives and His work; we, too,
are at liberty to draw on His vast resources, for whatever we
require, since all that He has is ours in Christ, to be claimed by
How loveless and selfish was
the spirit of the eider brother! He was jealous of the welcome
accorded to the prodigal, and complained that so much should be
lavished on one whose conduct had been so great a contrast to his
own. His selfish spirit alienated him from his father, who had to
go out and intreat him to come in, for selfishness always
isolates. The spirit which magnifies itself for its own virtues is
not the spirit of true religion, however correct the exterior life
Let us each ask ourselves:
Can God our Father address us in such words as these? Can we be
regarded with His grace and heavenly benediction, the sons of God
without rebuke? If not, we are really as much prodigals as our
brethren, for we are throwing away opportunities which angels
covet. Let us arise and come back to our Father. Let us enter into
His joy; let His joy enter our hearts, that we may make merry and
Father, I have sinned..,
bring me back again into the old blessed companionship and
fellowship, that I may live with Thee on earth, until Thou callest
me to live with Thee in Heaven. 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)
Afflictions, But No Broken Bones
"He keepeth all His bones; not one of them is broken" (Psalm 34:20).
This promise by the context is referred to the much afflicted righteous
man: "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivereth
him out of them all." He may suffer skin wounds and flesh wounds, but no
great harm shall be done; "not a bone of him shall be broken."
This is great comfort to a tried child of God, and comfort which I dare
accept; for up to this hour I have suffered no real damage from my many
afflictions. I have neither lost faith, nor hope, nor love. Nay so far
from losing these bones of character, they have gained in strength and
energy. I have more knowledge, more experience, more patience, more
stability than I had before the trials came. Not even my joy has been
destroyed. Many a bruise have I had by sickness, bereavement, depression,
slander, and opposition; but the bruise has healed, and there has been no
compound fracture of a bone, not even a simple one. The reason is not far
to seek. If we trust in the LORD, He keeps all our hones; and if He keeps
them, we may be sure that not one of them is broken. Come, my heart, do
not sorrow. Thou art smarting, but there are no hones broken. Endure
hardness and bid defiance to fear.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, Dec 19
The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of
If the disposal of the lot is the Lord’s whose is the arrangement of
our whole life? If the simple casting of a lot is guided by him, how
much more the events of our entire life—especially when we are told
by our blessed Saviour: “The very hairs of your head are all
numbered: not a sparrow falleth to the ground without your Father.”
It would bring a holy calm over your mind, dear friend, if you were
always to remember this. It would so relieve your mind from anxiety,
that you would be the better able to walk in patience, quiet, and
cheerfulness as a Christian should. When a man is anxious he cannot
pray with faith; when he is troubled about the world, he cannot
serve his Master, his thoughts are serving himself. If you would
“seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,” all things
would then be added unto you. You are meddling with Christ’s
business, and neglecting your own when you fret about your lot and
circumstances. You have been trying “providing” work and forgetting
that it is yours to obey. Be wise and attend to the obeying, and let
Christ manage the providing. Come and survey your Father’s
storehouse, and ask whether he will let you starve while he has laid
up so great an abundance in his garner? Look at his heart of mercy;
see if that can ever prove unkind! Look at his inscrutable wisdom;
see if that will ever be at fault. Above all, look up to Jesus
Christ your Intercessor, and ask yourself, while he pleads, can your
Father deal ungraciously with you? If he remembers even sparrows,
will he forget one of the least of his poor children? “Cast thy
burden upon the Lord, and he will sustain thee. He will never suffer
the righteous to be moved.”
My soul, rest happy in thy low estate,
Nor hope nor wish to be esteem'd or great;
To take the impress of the Will Divine,
Be that thy glory, and those riches thine.
Evening, Dec 19
“And there was no more sea.”
Scarcely could we rejoice at the thought of losing the glorious
old ocean: the new heavens and the new earth are none the fairer
to our imagination, if, indeed, literally there is to be no great
and wide sea, with its gleaming waves and shelly shores. Is not
the text to be read as a metaphor, tinged with the prejudice with
which the Oriental mind universally regarded the sea in the olden
times? A real physical world without a sea it is mournful to
imagine, it would be an iron ring without the sapphire which made
it precious. There must be a spiritual meaning here. In the new
dispensation there will be no division—the sea separates nations
and sunders peoples from each other. To John in Patmos the deep
waters were like prison walls, shutting him out from his brethren
and his work: there shall be no such barriers in the world to
come. Leagues of rolling billows lie between us and many a kinsman
whom tonight we prayerfully remember, but in the bright world to
which we go there shall be unbroken fellowship for all the
redeemed family. In this sense there shall be no more sea. The sea
is the emblem of change; with its ebbs and flows, its glassy
smoothness and its mountainous billows, its gentle murmurs and its
tumultuous roarings, it is never long the same. Slave of the
fickle winds and the changeful moon, its instability is
proverbial. In this mortal state we have too much of this; earth
is constant only in her inconstancy, but in the heavenly state all
mournful change shall be unknown, and with it all fear of storm to
wreck our hopes and drown our joys. The sea of glass glows with a
glory unbroken by a wave. No tempest howls along the peaceful
shores of paradise. Soon shall we reach that happy land where
partings, and changes, and storms shall be ended! Jesus will waft
us there. Are we in him or not? This is the grand question.
DECEMBER The Nineteenth
THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
“A light to lighten the Gentiles.”
—Luke 2:25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40.
THAT was the wonder of wonders. Hitherto the light had been supposed to be
for Israel alone; and now a heavenly splendour was to fall upon the
Gentiles. Hitherto the light had been thought of as a lamp, illuming a
single place; now it was to be a sun, shedding its glory upon a world. The
“people that sat in darkness” are now to see “a great light.” New regions
are to be occupied; there is to be daybreak everywhere! “The Sun of
Righteousness is arisen, with healing in His wings.”
“To lighten the Gentiles!” And thus the heavenly beams have come to thee
and me, to Europe and America, and to all the nations of the earth. The
amazing privilege is our personal inheritance. We are born to glorious
rights in Christ Jesus. But a wealthy heir may neglect this inheritance.
We may have the light and neglect our garden. We may have all the favours
of a blessed clime, and yet our life may be like a wilderness. The
Gentiles may have the light, and may yet be children of the darkness. It
is ours to believe in the light that our lives may become “light in the
"Year Book" 1895
"He went on his way rejoicing!" Acts 8:39
He did not give up his journey and decide to go back among the
other Christians, because he was now a believer. He went on his
way to his own country and to his own business; but he had a new
secret of joy in his heart. Part of the duty of this new convert
was to carry the knowledge of Christ back to the people among whom
he had been living. He had found something which they needed, and
which would bless them as it had blessed him.
We learn that a new-born Christian is not to give up his work. Of
course, if he is engaged in any sinful occupation he must give it
up. But if his occupation is right, he is usually to stick to it,
and carry Christ with him into it. A carpenter when converted, is
to continue a carpenter—with Christ.
To be a Christian, makes one happy. This man went on his way
rejoicing. His heart was full of song. The Christian goes on in
his work day by day; but while he works his heart sings, and the
songs make the way shorter and the burdens lighter for him, while
at the same time they give cheer to others on whose ears they
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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.
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(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
19 -Dhofari Arabs in Oman
Saleem skillfully sliced the trunk of one olibanum tree after
another. In two weeks he would return to collect the milky sap
that has congealed on the trunks of the trees and make
frankincense with it. For thousands of years the Dhofari Arabs in
Oman have exported precious frankincense throughout the world.
Nestled in the coastal mountains along a sliver of the central
coast of Oman, the 95,000 Dhofari people remain unique. They speak
a variation of Arabic and adhere to a sect of Islam called
Ibadhism. Their customs, including wearing a traditional dagger,
are similar to their western neighbors, the Yemenis. In the whole
of Oman it is believed that there are only 10 Dhofari followers of
In recent years oil and gas production have radically changed the
economic landscape of the country. New leaders have emerged who
are amenable to modern ideas such as new roads and education for
However, the generous and hospitable nature of the Omani people
draws the line at the mention of the gospel. Suspicion and fear
make contacting the people with the Word of God very difficult.
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Pray that God will provide wisdom, guidance, and grace for any
workers among the Omani Dhofari. Pray that Christian radio and TV
programming will provide an avenue of contact acceptable to the
Arabs of Oman. Pray for spiritual strengthening of the 10 Dhofani
people dedicated to Jesus. Pray for their protection and that
their culturally relevant testimony will be like fishes and loaves
in the Master’s hands.
Ephesians 3:11-12, ESV
This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in
Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with
confidence through our faith in Him.
Boldness, access, and confidence; these are some of the fruits of
faith. We can be bold because He is true. We have access to the
Father through our prayers, and we have confidence that He hears
Pray that the people of Oman will have a spiritual craving for
this kind of relationship with the Lord of Creation. Pray that
this craving will lead them to Jesus Christ.
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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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