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SURELY the hills are a
deception, A tumult on the mountains. Surely, in the LORD our God Is the
salvation of Israel. --The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my
salvation, my stronghold.--Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of
Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues
them...The righteous cry and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all
their troubles. -- The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are
the everlasting arms -- So that we confidently say, THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I
WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT SHALL MAN DO TO ME? --For who is God, but the LORD?
And who is a rock, except our God, the God who girds me with strength, and
makes my way blameless?
By the grace of God I am
what I am.
Ps 18.18. Jer. 3.23.--Ps.
Isa. 12.6. Ps. 34.7, 17.--Dt. 33.27.--
Heb 13.6.--Ps. 18.31, 32. 1Co. 15.10.
All of us like sheep have gone astray.
we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not
in us.-- THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; THERE IS NONE WHO
UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE,
TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT
You were continually straying like sheep, but now you
have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. --I have gone
astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant, for I do not forget Thy
He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me and I give
eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch
them out of My hand.
What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does
not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture, and go after the one which is
lost, until he finds it?
1Jn 1.8.--Ro. 3.10, 11, 12.
1 Pe. 2.25.--Ps. 119.176. Ps. 23.3.
John 10.27, 28. Lk 15.4.
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by F. B. Meyer
OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
"They assayed to go into Bithynia; and
the Spirit o f Jesus suffered them not. And a vision appeared to Paul in the
night; There was a man of Macedonia, standing beseeching him, and saying,
Come over into Macedonia, and help us."--
THE SPIRIT of Jesus often shuts doors in the long
corridors of life. We pass along, trying one after another, but find that
they are all locked, in order that we may enter the one that He has opened
for us (Rev 3:7-8).
Sometimes in following the Spirit's guidance we seem to come to a blank
wall. The little missionary band found themselves facing the sea. They had
not contemplated crossing to Europe, but there seemed no other course open.
They walked to and fro on the sea-wall or landing-stage, looking over the
restless waves, and noticing the strange costumes of sailors and travellers
who had gathered in the thriving sea-port, which bore the name famous to all
the world for the Siege of Troy.
It was with such thoughts in his heart
that St. Paul slept that night in his humble lodging, and in his dreams, a
man from Macedonia, like one he had seen on the quay, stood and beckoned to
him (Act 16:10,
Where it is possible for the judgment
to arrive at a right conclusion, on the suggestions that may be supplied by
the Divine Spirit, we are left to think out the problems of our career.
Within your reach are the materials needed for formulating a correct
judgment; use them, balance the pros and cons, and looking up to God to
prevent you from making a mistake, act. When once you have come to a
decision, in faith and prayer, go forward, not doubting or looking back.
A small door may lead to a vast
opportunity. St. Paul might have been discouraged by his reception in
Europe. He looked for the man whom he had seen in the vision, but the only
trace they could find of the worship of God was the gathering together of a
few women. How startled they must have been by the sudden appearance of
these missionaries, but a mighty work for God began in the life of at least
one of them "whose heart the Lord opened." Let us not despise the smallest
opening, for we can never tell into what a wide place it may conduct us.
O God, since we know not what a day
may bring forth, but only that the hour for serving Thee is always present,
may we wake to the instant claims of Thy holy Will; not waiting for
to-morrow, but yielding today. Consecrate with Thy presence the way our feet
may go; and the humblest work will shine, and the roughest places be made
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
No Fear of Death
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; he that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second
death" (Revelation 2:11).
The first death we must endure unless the LORD should suddenly
come to His temple. For this let us abide in readiness, awaiting
it without fear, since Jesus has transformed death from a dreary
cavern into a passage leading to glory.
The thing to be feared is not the first but the second death, not
the parting of the soul from the body but the final separation of
the entire man from God. This is death indeed. This death kills
all peace, joy, happiness, hope. When God is gone, all is gone.
Such a death is far worse than ceasing to be: it is existence
without the life which makes existence worth the having.
Now, if by God's grace we fight on to the end and conquer in the
glorious war, no second death can lay its chill finger upon us, We
shall have no fear of death and hell, for we shall receive a crown
of life which fadeth not away. How this nerves us for the fight!
Eternal life is worth a life's battle. To escape the hurt of the
second death is a thing worth struggling for throughout a
LORD, give us faith so that we may overcome, and then grant us
grace to remain unharmed though sin and Satan dog our heels!
MORNING AND EVENING
Spurgeon's Morning Reading Evening, April 23
Nay, in all these things we are
more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
We go to Christ for forgiveness, and then too often look to the
law for power to fight our sins. Paul thus rebukes us, “O foolish
Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the
truth? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by
the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? are ye so
foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by
the flesh?” Take your sins to Christ’s cross, for the old man can
only be crucified there: we are crucified with him. The only
weapon to fight sin with is the spear which pierced the side of
Jesus. To give an illustration—you want to overcome an angry
temper; how do you go to work? It is very possible you have never
tried the right way of going to Jesus with it. How did I get
salvation? I came to Jesus just as I was, and I trusted him to
save me. I must kill my angry temper in the same way. It is the
only way in which I can ever kill it. I must go to the cross with
it, and say to Jesus, “Lord, I trust thee to deliver me from it.”
This is the only way to give it a death-blow. Are you covetous? Do
you feel the world entangle you? You may struggle against this
evil so long as you please, but if it be your besetting sin, you
will never be delivered from it in any way but by the blood of
Jesus. Take it to Christ. Tell him, “Lord, I have trusted thee,
and thy name is Jesus, for thou dost save thy people from their
sins: Lord, this is one of my sins; save me from it!” Ordinances
are nothing without Christ as a means of mortification. Your
prayers, and your repentances, and your tears—the whole of them
put together—are worth nothing apart from him. “None but Jesus can
do helpless sinners good;” or helpless saints either. You must be
conquerors through him who hath loved you, if conquerors at all.
Our laurels must grow among his olives in Gethsemane.
Spurgeon's Evening Reading Evening, April 23
Lo, in the midst of the throne ... stood a Lamb as it had been
Why should our exalted Lord appear in his wounds in glory? The
wounds of Jesus are his glories, his jewels, his sacred ornaments.
To the eye of the believer, Jesus is passing fair because he is
“white and ruddy:” white with innocence, and ruddy with his own
blood. We see him as the lily of matchless purity, and as the rose
crimsoned with his own gore. Christ is lovely upon Olivet and
Tabor, and by the sea, but oh! there never was such a matchless
Christ as he that did hang upon the cross. There we beheld all his
beauties in perfection, all his attributes developed, all his love
drawn out, all his character expressed. Beloved, the wounds of
Jesus are far more fair in our eyes than all the splendour and
pomp of kings. The thorny crown is more than an imperial diadem.
It is true that he bears not now the sceptre of reed, but there
was a glory in it that never flashed from sceptre of gold. Jesus
wears the appearance of a slain Lamb as his court dress in which
he wooed our souls, and redeemed them by his complete atonement.
Nor are these only the ornaments of Christ: they are the trophies
of his love and of his victory. He has divided the spoil with the
strong. He has redeemed for himself a great multitude whom no man
can number, and these scars are the memorials of the fight. Ah! if
Christ thus loves to retain the thought of his sufferings for his
people, how precious should his wounds be to us!
“Behold how every wound of his
A precious balm distils,
Which heals the scars that sin had made,
And cures all mortal ills.
“Those wounds are mouths that preach his grace;
The ensigns of his love;
The seals of our expected bliss
In paradise above.”
APRIL The Twenty-third
Colossians 3:12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.
TRUE forgiveness is a very strong and clean and masculine virtue. There is
a counterfeit forgiveness which is unworthy of the name. It is full of
“buts,” and “ifs,” and “maybes,” and “peradventures.” It moves with
reluctance, it offers with averted face, it takes back with one hand what
it gives with the other. It forgives, but it “cannot forget.” It forgives,
but it “can never trust again.” It forgives, but “things can never be the
same as they were.” What kind of forgiveness is this? It is the mercy of
the police-court. It is the remission of penalty, not the glorious
“abandon” of grace! It is a cold “Don’t do it again,” not the weeping and
compassionate goodwill of the Lord.
“Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” That is to be our motive, and
that is to be our measure. We are to forgive because Christ forgave us.
The glorious memory of His grace is to make us gracious. His tender,
healing words to us are to redeem our speech from all harshness. In the
contemplation of His cross we are to become “partakers of His sufferings,”
and by the shedding of our own blood help to close and heal the alienation
of the world.
And we are to forgive as Christ forgave us. Resentment is to be changed
into frank goodwill, and filled with the grace of the Lord.
"Year Book" 1895
"As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return
to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so
is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me
empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose
for which I sent it!" Isaiah 55:10-11
Everyone knows the effect of the rain, especially when it falls on
a field that has been parched and withered. Its drops go down to
the roots of the dying grass, the fading flowers, and the drooping
trees—and soon new life appears everywhere. The grass is greener.
The flowers revive and pour out fragrance. All vegetation is
renewed. So it is when God's Word comes to a fainting, failing
Sometimes rain comes in storms, with black clouds and fierce
lightnings and thunders. People tremble and are afraid as they
look on. But the storm passes, pouring out rich blessings of rain,
which make all the fields rejoice. God sometimes sends his Word to
us in dark, portentous forms—sickness, loss, disappointment,
sorrow, trial. At first we are terrified; but in the end, when the
storms have cleared away, we find that the dark clouds we so
dreaded—were but God's messengers to bring to us rich blessings of
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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
-Hui in Shanghai, China
At the mosque the call to prayer was in Arabic, but the men bowing
toward Mecca didn’t look like Arabs at all! The men looked like
Chinese, and the mosque was located in Shanghai, one of China’s
major cities. The worshippers were from the Hui people group. The
mosques are common in districts of Shanghai where the Hui live and
there are few if any Buddhist temples.
Today there are 20 million Muslims living in China. Many of those
living in eastern China belong to the Hui people group. Arab
traders brought Islam to Shanghai in the 7th century A.D. They
quickly won converts from the majority Han people group, and these
converts became known as the Hui. Certain Chinese emperors have
favored the Hui throughout China’s long recorded history. This was
especially true during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 A.D.). China’s
most famous explorer, Zheng, was Hui. He lived during the Ming
Dynasty (1371-1435 A.D.) when Hui influence was starting to
decline. More recently the Hui have been marginalized. But that
changed when China’s Communist government exempted the Hui from
China’s one child policy. Today the Hui are envied by many other
Ask God to mobilize the church in China toward reaching out to the
Hui with the message of salvation. Pray that God will soon open
doors for Christian materials to reach Hui communities. Ask God to
create a hunger among the Hui for the true God and the true
message of salvation.
Revelation 1:17-18, RSV
Fear not, I am the First and the Last, and the Living One; I died,
and behold: I AM alive for evermore, and I have the keys of death
See His power in action here! When Christ died for our sins He
stated that He now holds the keys to death and hell. Jesus is the
same yesterday, today, and forever! We can thank Him for His
loving grace for us.
Pray that God will send His workers to the Hui people in Shanghai
and will make these truths real to them.-RR
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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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"I came that they might have life