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chose us in Him before the foundation of the world
we should be holy and blameless before Him.
God has chosen you from the beginning for
salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the
truth. And it was for this He called you through our gospel, that
you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.--Whom He
foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of
His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren; and
whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called,
these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also
glorified.--Chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the
Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey
Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood
I will give you a new heart and put a new
spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your
flesh and give you a heart of flesh--God has not called us for the
purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.
Ep 1.4. 2Th
Ro 8.29, 30.--1Pe 1.2. Eze 36.26.--
the LORD should make windows in heaven, could this thing be?
faith in God.--Without faith it is impossible to please
Him--With men this is impossible
Is My hand so short that it cannot ransom? Or
have I no power to deliver?
My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are
your ways My ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are
higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and
My thoughts than your thoughts --Test Me now in this, says the
LORD of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven,
and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not so short that it
cannot save. Neither is His ear so dull that it cannot hear--LORD,
there is no one besides Thee to help in the battle between the
powerful and those who have no strength
We should not trust in ourselves, but in God who
raises the dead
Mt 19.26. Is 50.2. Is 55.8, 9.--
Mal. 3.10. Is 59.1.--2Ch 14.11.
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by F. B. Meyer
FIDELITY TO OUR PLEDGES
"For Thou, O God, hast heard
my vows: Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear Thy
Name." "I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of
His people."-- Psa 61:5; Psa 116:18.
THE PSALMIST had been
brought very low by the sorrows of death, but God had mercifully
intervened to deliver him in answer to his cry, and he now walked
before Him in the land of the living. It seemed as though the cup
of salvation had been put into his hand, overflowing with
blessing. He tells us that God had loosed his bonds, as though he
had been some wild creature of the woods, who had been entrapped,
but was now set free and able to realise its former glad buoyancy
Under such circumstances, it
is natural to ask, "What shall I render to the Lord for all His
mercies toward me?" The first and most reasonable thing is to pay
the vows which we promised when we were in trouble. Nothing so
deadens the heart as to vow and not to pay.
We ought to fulfil our vows
for many reasons. First, because it is dishonouring to God to play
fast and loose with Him; second, it deteriorates character to
resolve and not to do, for such failures render the next
resolutions still more brittle; third, it is a great hindrance to
those who may have heard us make our vows, when we go back on
them; fourth, the vow which is not kept shows that we have failed,
both in vowing and performing, to rely on the grace and power of
the Holy Spirit. When a deed, from the inception of the first
thought to its ultimate performance, is wrought in God, there can
be no fear that it will not become permanent (Jn 3:21).
If you have vowed to be
God's servant, see that you are as you have vowed; if you have
promised service, money, gifts, amendment, or lifelong devotion,
be sure that your promise is kept. What a glorious affirmation is
in Psa 116:16 : "O Lord, truly I am Thy servant." The
duplication of the sentence is very significant, especially when
joined to Psa 118:27. Do we not need to be tied by the
cords of faith and hope and love of the mercies of God, and by the
keeping grace of the Holy Spirit. Our own resolutions and pledges
are so frail and uncertain, but God's grace is sufficient to make
us what we long to be in our best moments (Rom 12:1, 2).
Defend us, O Lord, from the treachery of our unfaithful hearts. We
are exceeding frail and indisposed to every virtuous and gallant
undertaking, Grant that we may bring our vessel safe to shore,
unto our desired haven. 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)
Men as Men; God as God
"I, even I, am He that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest
be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be
made as grass; and forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched
forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and host feared
continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were
ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?" (Isaiah
Let the text itself be taken as the portion for today. There is no need to
enlarge upon it. Trembling one, read it, believe it, feed on it, and plead
it before the LORD. He whom you fear is only a man after all; while He who
promises to comfort you is God, your Maker, and the creator of heaven and
earth. Infinite comfort more than covers a very limited danger. "Where is
the fury of the oppressor?" It is in the LORD's hand. It is only the fury
of a dying creature; fury which will end as soon as the breath is gone
from the nostril. Why, then, should we stand in awe of one who is as frail
as ourselves? Let us not dishonor our God by making a god of puny man. We
can make an idol of a man by rendering to him excessive fear as well as by
paying him inordinate love. Let us treat men as men, and God as God; and
then we shall go calmly on in the path of duty, fearing the LORD and
fearing nobody else.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, Dec 20
“Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.”
Sometimes the Lord Jesus tells his Church his love thoughts. “He
does not think it enough behind her back to tell it, but in her very
presence he says, ‘Thou art all fair, my love.’ It is true, this is
not his ordinary method; he is a wise lover, and knows when to keep
back the intimation of love and when to let it out; but there are
times when he will make no secret of it; times when he will put it
beyond all dispute in the souls of his people” (R. Erskine’s
Sermons). The Holy Spirit is often pleased, in a most gracious
manner, to witness with our spirits of the love of Jesus. He takes
of the things of Christ and reveals them unto us. No voice is heard
from the clouds, and no vision is seen in the night, but we have a
testimony more sure than either of these. If an angel should fly
from heaven and inform the saint personally of the Saviour’s love to
him, the evidence would not be one whit more satisfactory than that
which is borne in the heart by the Holy Ghost. Ask those of the
Lord’s people who have lived the nearest to the gates of heaven, and
they will tell you that they have had seasons when the love of
Christ towards them has been a fact so clear and sure, that they
could no more doubt it than they could question their own existence.
Yes, beloved believer, you and I have had times of refreshing from
the presence of the Lord, and then our faith has mounted to the
topmost heights of assurance. We have had confidence to lean our
heads upon the bosom of our Lord, and we have no more questioned our
Master’s affection to us than John did when in that blessed posture;
nay, nor so much: for the dark question, “Lord, is it I that shall
betray thee?” has been put far from us. He has kissed us with the
kisses of his mouth, and killed our doubts by the closeness of his
embrace. His love has been sweeter than wine to our souls.
Evening, Dec 20
“Call the labourers, and give
them their hire.”
God is a good paymaster; he pays his servants while at work as
well as when they have done it; and one of his payments is this:
an easy conscience. If you have spoken faithfully of Jesus to one
person, when you go to bed at night you feel happy in thinking, “I
have this day discharged my conscience of that man’s blood.” There
is a great comfort in doing something for Jesus. Oh, what a
happiness to place jewels in his crown, and give him to see of the
travail of his soul! There is also very great reward in watching
the first buddings of conviction in a soul! To say of that girl in
the class, “She is tender of heart, I do hope that there is the
Lord’s work within.” To go home and pray over that boy, who said
something in the afternoon which made you think he must know more
of divine truth than you had feared! Oh, the joy of hope! But as
for the joy of success! it is unspeakable. This joy, overwhelming
as it is, is a hungry thing—you pine for more of it. To be a
soul-winner is the happiest thing in the world. With every soul
you bring to Christ, you get a new heaven upon earth. But who can
conceive the bliss which awaits us above! Oh, how sweet is that
sentence, “Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord!” Do you know what
the joy of Christ is over a saved sinner? This is the very joy
which we are to possess in heaven. Yes, when he mounts the throne,
you shall mount with him. When the heavens ring with “Well done,
well done,” you shall partake in the reward; you have toiled with
him, you have suffered with him, you shall now reign with him; you
have sown with him, you shall reap with him; your face was covered
with sweat like his, and your soul was grieved for the sins of men
as his soul was, now shall your face be bright with heaven’s
splendour as is his countenance, and now shall your soul be filled
with beatific joys even as his soul is.
DECEMBER The Twentieth
THE COMING OF THE LORD
John 1:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
MY Lord came as “the word.” He came as the expression of the mind of the
eternal God. Ordinary words could not have carried the “good news.”
Ordinary language was an altogether inadequate vessel for this new wine.
And so the mighty news was spoken in the incarnation of the Lord.
My Lord came as “life.” “In Him was life.” But not a mere cupful of life,
or even a cup running over. He came as “the fountain of life.” Nay, if I
had the requisite word I must get even behind and beyond this. For He was
the Creator of fountains. “The water that I shall give him shall be in him
a well.” Yes, He was the fountain of fountains!
The Lord came as “light.” “The life was the light.” True light is always
the child of life. Our clearest light comes not from speech or doctrine,
still less does it emerge from controversy. It is the fine, subtle issue
of fine living. And my light is to “shine before men” by reason of the
indwelling life of the Christ.
And my Lord came as “power.” “To them gave He power.” All the power I need
for a full, holy, healthy life I can find in Him. Every obligation has its
corresponding inspiration, and I am competent to do His will.
"Year Book" 1895
"The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say,
"Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let
him take the free gift of the water of life!" Revelation 22:17
A great novelist tells of a child that had run away from her home.
Every night when it grew dark, a candle was set in the window, to
show to the lost one, if ever she crept back repentant, that
love's place was kept for her within. The Bible seems to me like a
great palace standing in the center of a dark world. It has a
thousand windows; and in everyone of them a bright light shines,
to tell earth's lost ones of a home where they will find a welcome
if they but come to its door.
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from the VALLEY OF VISION
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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
December 20 -Other
Emirates in UAE
When Abishek’s alarm went off, he rolled over and hit the snooze
button. It was still dark and he had no desire to get up yet. When
the alarm went off again in just five minutes, he groaned and
crawled out of bed.
The good thing about living in Sharjah is that it is a little more
affordable than Dubai. However, Abishek’s job is in Dubai which
means braving daily traffic jams in his nearly hour-long commute
each way. As he slowly began to get dressed, Abishek wondered
every day if it had been worth it to leave his home and family in
India for this.
Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Kaimah, Umm Al Quwain, and Fujairah are the
“other Emirates” of the UAE. Lesser known than Dubai or Abu Dhabi,
they are home to many expatriates who practice Hinduism, Buddhism,
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Christ’s followers will reach both expatriates and
locals living in the “other Emirates” of the UAE. Pray for God to
establish His Church in each of these five emirates. Pray for
mission organizations to train expatriate believers to be
effective witnesses. Pray that there will soon be a discipleship
making movement among each people group in the UAE.
Acts 17:11, NIV
Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in
Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness
and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was
The Bereans were eager to find truth, and they knew that God’s
Word is truth. This is part of our theme this month. The shroud
represents death, but it also represents blinding to the truth.
Unlike most of humanity, the Bereans were so eager for truth that
they spent hours searching the Scriptures to find it out.
Pray for God to move among the peoples in the UAE to be “Bereans”
in the sense that they will eagerly search the Scriptures and find
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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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