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December 19, Morning

December 19, Evening

Light arises in the darkness for the upright

 

WHO 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 light.
      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 righteousness.
      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 darkness!


Ps 112.4. Is 50.10.--Ps 37.24.--
Pr 6.23. Mic 7.8, 9. Mt. 6.22, 23.

Like 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.

 

I feel 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. 15.32.--He. 4.15.
Mk 10.13,16. Ps 119.176.--Lk 19.10.--
1Pe 2.25. Lk 12.32. Ezek 34.15.

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December 19

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 respectability.

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 constant faith.

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 may be.

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 be glad.

PRAYER

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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FAITH'S CHECKBOOK
by C H Spurgeon
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Dec 19
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.

SPURGEON'S
MORNING AND EVENING

Morning, Dec 19
The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.”
Proverbs 16:33
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.”
Revelation 21:1
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.

John H Jowett
Daily Meditation


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 Lord.”

J R Miller's
"Year Book" 1895

December 19.

"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 fall.

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Store up (present imperative = 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

December 19 -Dhofari Arabs in Oman
by PE

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 Christ.

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 girls.

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 our prayers.

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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Table comparing the Rapture and the Second Coming

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Love Is...
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1Corinthians 15:1
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1Corinthians 15:3
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1Corinthians 15:7

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Galatians 2:20

To Walk in Spirit vs in the Flesh  Is...
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Galatians 5:18
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Galatians 5:20
Galatians 5:21
Galatians 5:22
Galatians 5:23
Galatians 5:24
Galatians 5:25
Galatians 5:26

Godliness Is...
1 Timothy 4:7
1 Timothy 4:8
1 Timothy 4:9
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1 Timothy 4:12
 

 

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Ezekiel 7:1-3
Ezekiel 7:14-22
Ezekiel 7:23-27

Ezekiel 8:1-9
Ezekiel 8:10-18

Ezekiel 9:1-11
 

Ezekiel 10:1-14
Ezekiel 10:15-22

Ezekiel 11:1-12
Ezekiel 11:13-25

Ezekiel 12:1-16
Ezekiel 12:17-28

Ezekiel 13:1-16
Ezekiel 13:17-23

Ezekiel 14:1-11
Ezekiel 14:12-23

Ezekiel 15:1-8

Ezekiel 16:1-14
Ezekiel 16:15-34
Ezekiel 16:35-50
Ezekiel 16:51-63

Ruth - Verse by Verse Commentary

Ruth 1:1
Ruth 1:2-5
Ruth 1:6-8
Ruth 1:9-13
Ruth 1:14-18

Ruth 1:19-22

Ruth 2:1-3
Ruth 2:4-7
Ruth 2:8-11
Ruth 2:12-14
Ruth 2:15-18

Ruth 2:19-23

Ruth 3:1-3
Ruth 3:4-7
Ruth 3:8-12

Ruth 3:13-15
Ruth 3:16-18

Ruth 4:1-5
Ruth 4:6-10
Ruth 4:11-16

Ruth 4:17-22

 

Matthew 5-7 - Verse by Verse Commentary
Sermon on the Mount Commentary

Matthew 5:1-2
Matthew 5:3

Matthew 5:4
Matthew 5:5
Matthew 5:6
Matthew 5:7
Matthew 5:8
Matthew 5:9
Matthew 5:10-12
Matthew 5:13
 
Matthew 5:14-16
Matthew 5:17-18
Matthew 5:19-20
Matthew 5:21-22
Matthew 5:23-26
Matthew 5:27-28
Matthew 5:29-30
Matthew 5:31-32
Matthew 5:33-35
Matthew 5:36-37

Matthew 5:38-39
Matthew 5:40-42
Matthew 5:43-45
Matthew 5:46-48
Matthew 6:1
Matthew 6:2-4
Matthew 6:5-6
Matthew 6:7-8
Matthew 6:9-10
Matthew 6:11-12
Matthew 6:13-15
Matthew 6:16-18
Matthew 6:19-21
Matthew 6:22-23
Matthew 6:24
Matthew 6:25-26
Matthew 6:27-29
Matthew 6:30-32
Matthew 6:33-34
Matthew 7:1-2
Matthew 7:3-5
Matthew 7:6
Matthew 7:7-8
Matthew 7:9-11
Matthew 7:12
Matthew 7:13-14
Matthew 7:15-16
Matthew 7:17-20
Matthew 7:21
Matthew 7:22-23
Matthew 7:24-25
Matthew 7:26-27
Matthew 7:28-29

Romans - Verse by Verse Commentary

Romans 1:1-4
Romans 1:5-7
Romans 1:8-10
Romans 1:11-15
Romans 1:16-17
Romans 1:18-19 
Romans 1:20-21
Romans 1:22-23
Romans 1:24-25
Romans 1:26-27
Romans 1:28
Romans 1:29-31
Romans 1:32

Romans 2:1-2
Romans 2:3-4
Romans 2:5-6
Romans 2:7-8

Romans 2:9-12
Romans 2:13-16
Romans 2:17-19
Romans 2:20-23
Romans 2:24-26

Romans 2:27-29

Romans 3:1-4
Romans 3:5-9
Romans 3:10-11
Romans 3:12-13
Romans 3:14-16
Romans 3:17-18
Romans 3:19
Romans 3:20

Romans 3:21-23
Romans 3:24
Romans 3:25-26
Romans 3:27-28

Romans 3:29-31

Romans 4:1-3
Romans 4:4-6
Romans 4:7-9
Romans 4:10-12
Romans 4:13-15
Romans 4:16-18
Romans 4:19-21
Romans 4:22-25

Romans 5:1-2
Romans 5:3
Romans 5:4-5
Romans 5:6-7
Romans 5:8-9
Romans 5:10-11
Romans 5:12-13
Romans 5:14-15
Romans 5:16-17
Romans 5:18-19
Romans 5:20-21

Romans 6:1-3
Romans 6:4-5
Romans 6:6-7
Romans 6:8-10
Romans 6:11
Romans 6:12-14
Romans 6:15-17
Romans 6:18-20
Romans 6:21-23

Romans 7:1-3
Romans 7:4-6
Romans 7:7-13
Romans 7:14-20
Romans 7:21-25

Romans 8:1
Romans 8:2-3
Romans 8:4
Romans 8:5
Romans 8:6-8
Romans 8:9
Romans 8:10-11
Romans 8:12-13
Romans 8:14-15
Romans 8:16-17
Romans 8:18-19
Romans 8:20-21
Romans 8:22-23
Romans 8:24-25
Romans 8:26-27
Romans 8:28

Romans 8:29-30
Romans 8:31-33
Romans 8:34-36
Romans 8:37-39

Romans 9:1-5
Romans 9:6-8
Romans 9:9-13
Romans 9:14-18
Romans 9:19-21
Romans 9:22-24
Romans 9:25-28
Romans 9:29-33

Romans 10:1-4
Romans 10:5-7
Romans 10:8-11
Romans 10:12-15
Romans 10:16-18
Romans 10:19-21

Romans 11:1-4
Romans 11:5-8
Romans 11:9-11
Romans 11:12-15
Romans 11:16-18
Romans 11:19-21
Romans 11:22-24
Romans 11:25-27
Romans 11:28-32
Romans 11:33-36

Romans 12:1
Romans 12:2
Romans 12:3-6 Romans 12:7-9 
Romans 12:10-13
Romans 12:14-17
Romans 12:18-21

Romans 13:1-2
Romans 13:3-4
Romans 13:5-7
Romans 13:8-9
Romans 13:10-11
Romans 13:12
Romans 13:13-14

Romans 14:1-3
Romans 14:4-6
Romans 14:7-9
Romans 14:10-12
Romans 14:13-15
Romans 14:16-19

Romans 14:20-23

Romans 15:1-3
Romans 15:4-6
Romans 15:7-10
Romans 15:11-14
Romans 15:15-18

Romans 15:19-26
Romans 15:27-33

Romans 16:1-4
Romans 16:5-12
Romans 16:13-18

Romans 16:19-24

Romans 16:25-27

Ephesians Verse by Verse Commentary

Ephesians 1:1-2
Ephesians 1:3-4
Ephesians 1:5-6
Ephesians 1:7-8
Ephesians 1:9-10
Ephesians 1:11-12
Ephesians 1:13-14
Ephesians 1:15-17
Ephesians 1:18-19
Ephesians 1:20-21
Ephesians 1:22-23
Ephesians 2:1-2
Ephesians 2:3
Ephesians 2:4-5
Ephesians 2:6-7
Ephesians 2:8-9
Ephesians 2:10
Ephesians 2:11-12
Ephesians 2:13-14
Ephesians 2:15-16
Ephesians 2:17-18
Ephesians 2:19-20
Ephesians 2:21-22
Ephesians 3:1-3
Ephesians 3:4-5
Ephesians 3:6-7
Ephesians 3:8-9
Ephesians 3:10
Ephesians 3:11-12
Ephesians 3:13
Ephesians 3:14-15
Ephesians 3:16-17
Ephesians 3:18-19
Ephesians 3:20-21
Ephesians 4:1
Ephesians 4:2-3
Ephesians 4:4-6
Ephesians 4:7
Ephesians 4:8-10
Ephesians 4:11
Ephesians 4:12-13
Ephesians 4:14
Ephesians 4:15-16
Ephesians 4:17-19
Ephesians 4:20-22
Ephesians 4:23-24
Ephesians 4:25-27
Ephesians 4:28
Ephesians 4:29-30
Ephesians 4:31-32
Ephesians 5:1-2
Ephesians 5:3-4
Ephesians 5:5-6
Ephesians 5:7-8
Ephesians 5:9-10
Ephesians 5:11-12
Ephesians 5:13-14
Ephesians 5:15-16
Ephesians 5:17-18
Ephesians 5:19-20
Ephesians 5:21-22
Ephesians 5:23-24
Ephesians 5:25-27
Ephesians 5:28-30
Ephesians 5:31
Ephesians 5:32-33
Ephesians 6:1-3
Ephesians 6:4
Ephesians 6:5-6
Ephesians 6:7-9
Ephesians 6:10-11
Ephesians 6:12-13
Ephesians 6:14-15
Ephesians 6:16-17
Ephesians 6:18-20
Ephesians 6:21-22
Ephesians 6:23-24
   

Philippians Verse by Verse Commentary

Philippians 1:1
Philippians 1:2

Philippians 1:3-5
Philippians 1:6-8
Philippians 1:9-11
Philippians 1:12-14
Philippians 1:15-17
Philippians 1:18-20
Philippians 1:21
Philippians 1:22-24
Philippians 1:25-26

Philippians 1:27-28
Philippians 1:29-30
Philippians 2:1-2
Philippians 2:3-4
Philippians 2:5-7
Philippians 2:8-11
Philippians 2:12
Philippians 2:13
Philippians 2:14-15
Philippians 2:16
Philippians 2:17-18
Philippians 2:19-20
Philippians 2:21-22
Philippians 2:23-24
Philippians 2:25-27
Philippians 2:28-30
Philippians 3:1-3
Philippians 3:4-6
Philippians 3:7-8
Philippians 3:9-11
Philippians 3:12-13
Philippians 3:14
Philippians 3:15-16
Philippians 3:17-19
Philippians 3:20-21
 
Philippians 4:1-5
Philippians 4:6
Philippians 4:7
Philippians 4:8

Philippians 4:9-10
Philippians 4:11-12
Philippians 4:12
Philippians 4:13
Philippians 4:14-18
Philippians 4:19-23

Colossians Verse by Verse Commentary

Colossians 1:1-5
Colossians 1:6-8
Colossians 1:9
Colossians 1:10
Colossians 1:11-13
Colossians 1:14-16
Colossians 1:17-20
Colossians 1:21-23
Colossians 1:24-25

Colossians 1:26-27
Colossians 1:28
Colossians 1:29
Colossians 2:1-3
Colossians 2:4-7
Colossians 2:8-10
Colossians 2:11-13
Colossians 2:14-15
Colossians 2:16-17

Colossians 2:18-19
Colossians 2:20-23
Colossians 3:1
Colossians 3:2
Colossians 3:3-4
Colossians 3::5
Colossians 3:6-8
Colossians 3:9
Colossians 3:10
Colossians 3:11
Colossians 3:12-14
Colossians 3:15-16
Colossians 3:17-19
Colossians 3:20-25
Colossians 4:1-4
Colossians 4:5-6
Colossians 4:7-11
Colossians 4:12
Colossians 4:13-18

1Thessalonians Verse by Verse Commentary

1Thess 1:1-2

1Thess 1:3-4

1Thess 1:5-7

1Thess 1:8-10

1Thess 2:1-2
1Thess 2:3-4
1Thess 2:5-6
1Thess 2:7-9
1Thess 2:10-12
1Thess 2:13
1Thess 2:14-16
1Thess 2:17-20
1Thess 3:1-3
1Thess 3:4-5
1Thess 3:6-8
1Thess 3:9-10
1Thess 3:11-13
1Thess 4:1-2
1Thess 4:3-5
1Thess 4:6-8
1Thess 4:9-10
1Thess 4:11-12
1Thess 4:13-14
1Thess 4:15-16
1Thess 4:17-18
1Thess 5:1-3
1Thess 5:4-5
1Thess 5:6-7
1Thess 5:8
1Thess 5:9-11
1Thess 5:12-13
1Thess 5:14-15
1Thess 5:16-20
1Thess 5:21-22
1Thess 5:23-24
1Thess 5:25-28
     

2 Timothy Verse by Verse Commentary

2 Timothy 1:1-2
2 Timothy 1:3-4
2 Timothy 1:5-6
2 Timothy 1:7
2 Timothy 1:8
2 Timothy 1:9
2 Timothy 1:10-12
2 Timothy 1:13-14
2 Timothy 1:15-18
2 Timothy 2:1-2
2 Timothy 2:3-4
2 Timothy 2:5
2 Timothy 2:6
2 Timothy 2:7
2 Timothy 2:8-10
2 Timothy 2:11-13
2 Timothy 2:14
2 Timothy 2:15

2 Timothy 2:16-17
2 Timothy 2:18-19

2 Timothy 2:20-21

2 Timothy 2:22-23
2 Timothy 2:24-26

2 Timothy 3:1-2
2 Timothy 3:3-5
2 Timothy 3:6-9
2 Timothy 3:10-11
2 Timothy 3:12-13
2 Timothy 3:14-15

2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

 

2 Timothy 4:1
2 Timothy 4:2
2 Timothy 4:3-4
2 Timothy 4:5-6
2 Timothy 4:7
2 Timothy 4:8
2 Timothy 4:9-13
2 Timothy 4:14-18
2 Timothy 4:19-22

Titus Verse by Verse Commentary

Titus 1:1-2
Titus 1:3-4
Titus 1:5:6
Titus 1:7-8
Titus 1:9
Titus 1:10-11

Titus 1:12-13
Titus 1:14-15
Titus 1:16
Titus 2:1-2
Titus 2:3-4
Titus 2:5
Titus 2:6-8
Titus 2:9-10
Titus 2:11

Titus 2:12
Titus 2:13

Titus 2:14-15
Titus 3:1
Titus 3:2
Titus 3:3
Titus 3:4
Titus 3:5
Titus 3:6-8
Titus 3:9-11
Titus 3:12-15
 

1 Peter Verse by Verse Commentary

1 Peter 1:1
1 Peter 1:2
1 Peter 1:3-4
1 Peter 1:5
1 Peter 1:6
1 Peter 1:7
1 Peter 1:8-9
1 Peter 1:10-12
1 Peter 1:13-14
1 Peter 1:15-16
1 Peter 1:17
1 Peter 1:18-19
1 Peter 1:20-21
1 Peter 1:22-25
1 Peter 2:1
1 Peter 2:2-3
1 Peter 2:4-6
1 Peter 2:7-8
1 Peter 2:9-10
1 Peter 2:11-12
1 Peter 2:13-17
1 Peter 2:18-20
1 Peter 2:21-23

1 Peter 2:24-25
1 Peter 3:1-4
1 Peter 3:5-7
1 Peter 3:8-12
1 Peter 3:13-17
1 Peter 3:18-22

1 Peter 4:1-6
1 Peter 4:7-9
1 Peter 4:10-13
1 Peter 4:14-17

1 Peter 4:18-19

 

CHAPTER 5

1 Peter 5:1-3
1 Peter 5:4-5
1 Peter 5:6-7
1 Peter 5:8
1 Peter 5:9
1 Peter 5:10
1 Peter 5: 11-14

2 Peter Verse by Verse Commentary

2 Peter 1:1
2 Peter 1:2
2 Peter 1:3-4
2 Peter 1:5
2 Peter 1:6-7
2 Peter 1:8-9
2 Peter 1:10-11
2 Peter 1:12-14

2 Peter 1:15-18
2 Peter 1:19-21
2 Peter 2:1
2 Peter 2:2-3
2 Peter 2:4-5
2 Peter 2:6-8
2 Peter 2:9-11
2 Peter 2:12-13
2 Peter 2:14
2 Peter 2:15-16
2 Peter 2:17-22

2 Peter 2:18
2 Peter 2:19
2 Peter 2:20-21
2 Peter 2:22
2 Peter 3:1-6
2 Peter 3:7-8
2 Peter 3:9
2 Peter 3:10
2 Peter 3:11-13
2 Peter 3:14-16
2 Peter 3:17-18
 

 

CODE RED:
PRAY FOR REVIVAL

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. (Psalm 85:4-7)

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? (Psalm 80:3-4)

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...

The self-satisfied doesn't need to pray. The self-sufficient doesn't want to pray. The 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!)

Consider joining with other believers at One Cry - A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening (Dearly beloved of God, watch the Video and join Cry Out!)

May God Grant Us Grace|
To
Intercede For America
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 peculiar covenant.

National wickedness will end in the ruin of any people,
especially where the Word of God and the light of the Gospel are enjoyed.

Sooner or later, sin will be the ruin, as well as the reproach, of every people.

Oh that, being humbled for our sins,
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 our day,
consider the things which belong to our eternal peace.

Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
Proverbs 14:34

My (Our) soul cleaves to the dust;
Revive me (us) according to Thy word.
Psalm 119:25

 

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