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December 20, Morning

December 20, Evening

He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world

 

THAT 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 2.13, 14.--
Ro 8.29, 30.--1Pe 1.2. Eze 36.26.--
1Th 4.7.

If the LORD should make windows in heaven, could this thing be?

 

HAVE 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--L
ORD, 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

2Ki.7:2. Mk 11.22.--He 11.6.--
Mt 19.26. Is 50.2. Is 55.8, 9.--
Mal. 3.10. Is 59.1.--2Ch 14.11.
2Co 1.9.

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by F. B. Meyer

December 20

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 of life.

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).

PRAYER

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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FAITH'S CHECKBOOK
by C H Spurgeon
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Dec 20
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 51:12,13).

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.

SPURGEON'S
MORNING AND EVENING

Morning, Dec 20
“Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.”
Jeremiah 31:3
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.”
Matthew 20:8
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.

John H Jowett
Daily Meditation


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.

J R Miller's
"Year Book" 1895

December 20.

"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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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 20 -Other Emirates in UAE
by CL

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, and Islam.

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 true.
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 truth.

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Need some encouragement to be an encourager? Study the great Greek verb Parakaleo - call alongside to help!

 

Question: Should professing Christians "Test themselves" to see if they are in the faith? See commentary on 2Corinthians 13:5

 

Needed: Christians living with a sense of imminency and urgency redeeming the time in the work of and in the Lord! Read, memorize,  meditate on, and be motivated by 1Corinthians 15:58 - see commentary

 

Isaiah 6 Commentary -  I Saw the LORD!

 

After a year of teaching & writing on Daniel the Commentary is finished! Hallelujah!

Daniel 11 Commentary(1)  -- Da 11:1-19
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Daniel 12 Commentary
 

Daniel Commentary - links to every chapter and verse

 

Daniel 10 Commentary - Preface for a Prophecy of the Last Days

 

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Daniel 9:24 Commentary
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Daniel 9:26 Commentary
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Daniel 9 Commentary (Part 1) - A Great Pattern for Prayer for a Nation in Need of Deliverance!

 

A "sampling" of the fruit one can glean from Inductive Bible Study

 

Daniel 8 Commentary

 

New Testament Resources Updated - 100's of new resources including Bengel's Gnomon of the NT, Joseph Parker (>1000 pages on Matthew), et al.

 

What are you clinging to? See study of the picturesque verb kollao

 

What does it mean to be a diakonos (servant, minister, deacon) in the NT?

 

Word Study on Greek Verb Kaleo = to call - and its interesting nuances

 

John 19:30 Commentary - some overlap with discussion "It is Finished" below 

 

"It is finished" (Jn 19:30) Click discussion of the incredible picture of our Savior's cry of Victory which secured our Victory over the world, the flesh and the devil !

 

Revised study on Charis = Gk for Grace - Why is it so "amazing?"

 

What is Sin? - A Short Study of the Greek Word Hamartia

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 Commentary - A New Creature in Christ

 

What Does It Mean to Be "In Christ"? 

 

What Does the Bible say about the "World" aka the "Kosmos"?

 

Proverbs 29:18 Comments on a Commonly Misinterpreted Verse - "Where there is no vision the people perish"

 

Judges Commentaries - Updated with many additions

 

Topical Discussion: The Deceitfulness of Sin

 

Sermons by Charles Simeon - Hebrews, 1Peter, 2 Peter, Judges
 

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The name of God is Adonai - My Lord, My Master

 

Isaiah 5 Commentary - "Parable" of the Vineyard


Integrity - A Few Thoughts


Daniel 1 Commentary
Daniel 2 Commentary -- Daniel 2:1-23
Daniel 2 Commentary -- Daniel 2:24-49

Daniel 3 Commentary
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Daniel 7 Commentary -- Daniel 7:1-6
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Jesus Teaches on the Principle of Prophetic "Time Gaps"

 

The Judgment Seat of Christ - How to live with a "Bema Seat" Mentality (Commentary on 2Corinthians 5:10)

 

Goel - Our Kinsman Redeemer - In Shadow (Type) & Substance

 

Blood Avenger - Avenges Man's "Murder", Reclaims Title Deed of Earth

 

Isaiah Devotionals - from a friend of mine

 

John 3:30 Commentary "He must increase, but I must decrease"

 

Memory Verses by Topic - memorize so you can fight the good fight (Mt 4:4, Job 23:12-note)

 

Mark Commentaries, Sermons, Devotionals - completely revised 8/2/09

 

Beginning to see signs of "spiritual burnout"? - Study the concept of "Rest" in the Bible

 

Old Testament Passages in the NT

 

#1 problem in churches in America = Unforgiveness, resentment, bitterness - see revisions of expositions on-Forgiveness in Col 3:13, Forgiveness in Mt 6:12; Forgiveness" in Eph 4:32

 

Commentary on Isaiah 4:1 Isaiah 4:2-6 The Branch of Jehovah
Commentary on
Galatians 6:14 In What Do You Boast?

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Corinthians 6:20
Commentary on
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Commentary on 1John 2:15  1John 2:16  1John 2:17   
Kosmos = Greek word for the World - In Depth Word Study
Commentary on James 4:4 and
Commentary on James 4:5 - a difficult passage to interpret

Commentary on James 4:6  4:7  4:8  4:9  4:10 - God gives grace to the humble
Commentary 2Corinthians 12:9, 12:10 His grace made perfect in our weakness

Isaiah 40:31 - How to "Fly Like An Eagle"
Isaiah Verse by Verse Commentary - Isaiah 1-3 are completed
Jehovah Shammah - The LORD is There
A Brief Excursus on Idolatry and Immorality
Philippians 4:13 - completely revised - I can do all things through Him...
David and Goliath -revised/updated
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Isaiah Commentary - Isaiah 1:1 - just beginning (long project)

James 1:1-25 Commentary
1Corinthians 10:13 No Temptation or Test Too Great - Commentary

Commentary on Proverbs 5:1-14;  5:15-23; 6:20-35; 7:1-27
Proverbs 4:23 Commentary - Guard Your Heart
Daniel 9:24-27 Commentary on the Greatest Messianic Prophecy

Timeline of Daniel's Seventieth Week Updated
1Corinthians 13:4-7 Commentary - Christian Love

2Corinthians 10:3-5 Commentary - Taking Every Thought Captive

2Corinthians 7:1 Commentary Perfecting Holiness
James 2:14-26 Commentary - Faith and Works

Psalm 1 Commentary
Job 23:12  the "Secret" of his perseverance  

Table comparing the Rapture and the Second Coming

Ezra 7:10 Principle - "secret" of Spirit empowered, God Glorifying Preaching

Romans 6:11 The Believer's Emancipation Proclamation - Updated

Suffering and trials 1Peter 1:6; 1:7

Commentary on Proverbs 13:13

Galatians 5:16-26 - in depth commentary - What does it means to Walk by the Spirit?

Do you know Him as your El Shaddai - God Almighty?
Jehovah - I Am

Study of Types - Typology - Overview, Guidelines, Warnings

The Fruit of the Spirit...Exposition of Galatians 5:22  and Galatians 5:23

Hundreds of illustrations on Proverbs 1-31...

Proverbs Sermon Illustrations 1 (Proverbs 1-12)
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Acts 16 Commentary  Acts 17 Commentary

Ephesians Commentary - Verse by Verse Notes, Ephesians 1-6

In Depth Commentary on Covenant: Covenant of Marriage; Covenant: Abrahamic vs Old vs New; Covenant: Why the New is Better; Covenant: New Covenant in the Old Testament; Covenant: Abrahamic versus Mosaic; Covenant: Withholding Nothing from God

1 Timothy 4:7-11 Commentary  

Commentary on Ruth (kinsman-redeemer) - updated & revised
Galatians 2:20 commentary

The Incredible Prophecy of Isaiah 61:1-3

The Millennium 1-Why did the Early Church drift from literal interpretation of Rev 20?
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Messianic Prophecies

Jehovah Jireh - God our Provider

The Power of God's Word - A Simple Inductive Study for your class

"Israel of God" - Is God "Finished" with Israel in His prophetic plan?

Psalms - over 400 Devotionals from Our Daily Bread  Indexed by Scripture
Jehovah Nissi the LORD our Banner (Exposition of Exodus 17:8-16)

What is Christian Hope? = A Blessed Hope

How to Handle Fear

Spiritual Gifts Chart

Day of the LORD - What? When? How Do I Respond?
Covenant of Marriage

Jehovah 'Ezer = the LORD my Help
Inductive Bible Study - Observation Interpretation Application
How to Do Greek Word Study on the Web revised
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Love Is...
1Corinthians 13:4
1Corinthians 13:5

1Corinthians 13:6
1Corinthians 13:7
1Corinthians 13:8

 

The Gospel Is...

1Corinthians 15:1
1Corinthians 15:2

1Corinthians 15:3
1Corinthians 15:4
1Corinthians 15:5
1Corinthians 15:6

1Corinthians 15:7

1Corinthians 15:8

To Live Is...
Galatians 2:20

To Walk in Spirit vs in the Flesh  Is...
Galatians 5:16
Galatians 5:17
Galatians 5:18
Galatians 5:19
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
1 Timothy 4:10
1 Timothy 4:11

1 Timothy 4:12
 

 

God's Plan for the future Is...
Daniel Commentary - links to every chapter and verse

The Testimony of Jesus Is...
Revelation (by verse)

 

Judges - Verse by Verse Commentary

Judges 1
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Ezekiel - Verse by Verse Commentary
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Ezekiel 1:1-14
Ezekiel 1:15-28


 

Ezekiel 2:1-10

Ezekiel 3:1-15
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Ezekiel 4:1-8
Ezekiel 4:9-17

Ezekiel 5:1-12
Ezekiel 5:13-17

 

Ezekiel 6:1-7
Ezekiel 6:8-14

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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