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Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit
into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
IN the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with
loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was
heard because of His piety. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from
the things which He suffered. And having been made perfect, He became to all
those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation.--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.
No temptation has overtaken you but
such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be
tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the
way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.--My grace is
sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.
Mt 4.1. Heb. 5.7, 8, 9.--Heb. 4.15.
1Co 10.13.--2Co 12.9.
The Son of Man
did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom
IF the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling
those who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how
much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered
Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to
serve the living God?
Like a lamb that is led to
slaughter--I lay down My life for the sheep. No one has taken it away from
Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down,
and I have authority to take it up again.
The life of the flesh is in the
blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your
souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes
atonement.--Without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
While we were yet sinners, Christ
died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we
shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
Mt 20.28. Heb. 9.13, 14. Is 53.7.--
Jn 10.15, 18. Lev. 17.11.--Heb. 9.22.
Ro. 5.8, 9.
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by F. B. Meyer
THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIAN
"Pure religion and undefiled
before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and
widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the
Jam 1:27 (R.V.).
IT IS the experiences of life that reveal us
to ourselves. They cannot put into us qualities that are not
there, but can develop them. The whole of this wonderful chapter
is filled with the diverse discipline of life. "Manifold trials" (Jam 1:2),
which probably refer to the persecutions and losses of the early
Christians., "Temptations" (Jam 1:12) which refer to the
solicitation of evil from without and within. The burning heat of
the fire of prosperity (Jam 1:11).
The "good gifts" which are strewn around our pathway by the Father
of lights--home, parents, friendship, love!
The greatest training-ground
for us all is the Word of God (Jam 1:21-25).
It is here compared to a mirror which reflects us to ourselves,
but alas, too often we go our way and forget what manner of men we
are. The human soul has a wonderful habit of forgetting any
statements that seem to reflect on itself, and to contradict its
own notions of its pride and respectability. If, however, we avoid
this mistake, and set ourselves to doing, and not hearing only,
then we shall grow into strong, brave, and beautiful souls, and
shall be blessed in our deed.
Do not stand gazing at the
imperfections which the Word of God reveals but having learnt
where you come short, dare to believe that Jesus Christ is the
true counterpart of your need; that He is strong where you are
weak, and full where you are empty.
"Keep himself unspotted from
the world." We love the dimpled innocence and purity of a sweet
child. But there is something nobler--the face of man or woman who
has fought and suffered in the great battle against corruption
that is in the world through lust. To keep oneself unspotted from
the evil of the world, though perpetually accosted and surrounded
by it, is a greater thing than to live in a glass-house, where the
blight and dust cannot enter. What a training for character is
this daily warfare!
To visit those in
affliction. We are related to the world of pain and sorrow by the
troubles which are constantly overtaking those with whom we come
in contact in dally life. Where the conditions of life are hard,
we obtain our best perfecting in Christian character.
Make our life deeper,
stronger, richer, more Christlike, more full of the spirit of
heaven, more devoted to Thy service and glory. 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)
heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O
mountains: for the LORD hath comforted His people, and will have mercy
upon His afflicted" (Isaiah 49:13).
So sweet are the comforts of the LORD, that not only the saints themselves
may sing of them, but even the heavens and the earth may take up the song.
It takes something to make a mountain sing; and yet the prophet summons
quite a choir of them. Lebanon, and Sirion, and the high hills of Bashan
and Moab, He would set them all singing because of Jehovah's grace to His
own Zion. May we not also make mountains of difficulty, and trial, and
mystery, and labor become occasions for praise unto our God? "Break forth
into singing, O mountains!" This word of promise, that our God will have
mercy upon His afflicted, has a whole peal of bells connected with it.
Hear their music -- "Sing!" "Be joyful!" "Break forth into singing." The
LORD would have His people happy because of His unfailing love. He would
not have us sad and doubtful; He claims horn us the worship of believing
hearts. He cannot fail us: why should we sigh or sulk as if He would do
so? Oh, for a well-tuned harp! Oh, for voices like those of the cherubim
before the throne!
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, July 7
““Brethren, pray for us.”
1 Thessalonians 5:25
This one morning in the year we reserved to refresh the reader’s
memory upon the subject of prayer for ministers, and we do most
earnestly implore every Christian household to grant the fervent
request of the text first uttered by an apostle and now repeated
by us. Brethren, our work is solemnly momentous, involving weal or
woe to thousands; we treat with souls for God on eternal business,
and our word is either a savour of life unto life, or of death
unto death. A very heavy responsibility rests upon us, and it will
be no small mercy if at the last we be found clear of the blood of
all men. As officers in Christ’s army, we are the especial mark of
the enmity of men and devils; they watch for our halting, and
labour to take us by the heels. Our sacred calling involves us in
temptations from which you are exempt, above all it too often
draws us away from our personal enjoyment of truth into a
ministerial and official consideration of it. We meet with many
knotty cases, and our wits are at a non plus; we observe very sad
backslidings, and our hearts are wounded; we see millions
perishing, and our spirits sink. We wish to profit you by our
preaching; we desire to be blest to your children; we long to be
useful both to saints and sinners; therefore, dear friends,
intercede for us with our God. Miserable men are we if we miss the
aid of your prayers, but happy are we if we live in your
supplications. You do not look to us but to our Master for
spiritual blessings, and yet how many times has He given those
blessings through His ministers; ask then, again and again, that
we may be the earthen vessels into which the Lord may put the
treasure of the gospel. We, the whole company of missionaries,
ministers, city missionaries, and students, do in the name of
Jesus beseech you
“Brethren, pray for us.”
Evening, July 7
“When I passed by thee, I said unto thee, Live.”
Saved one, consider gratefully this mandate of mercy. Note that
this fiat of God is majestic. In our text, we perceive a sinner
with nothing in him but sin, expecting nothing but wrath; but the
eternal Lord passes by in his glory; he looks, he pauses, and he
pronounces the solitary but royal word, “Live.” There speaks a
God. Who but he could venture thus to deal with life and dispense
it with a single syllable? Again, this fiat is manifold. When he
saith “Live,” it includes many things. Here is judicial life. The
sinner is ready to be condemned, but the mighty One saith, “Live,”
and he rises pardoned and absolved. It is spiritual life. We knew
not Jesus—our eyes could not see Christ, our ears could not hear
his voice—Jehovah said “Live,” and we were quickened who were dead
in trespasses and sins. Moreover, it includes glory-life, which is
the perfection of spiritual life. “I said unto thee, Live:” and
that word rolls on through all the years of time till death comes,
and in the midst of the shadows of death, the Lord’s voice is
still heard, “Live!” In the morning of the resurrection it is that
self-same voice which is echoed by the arch-angel, “Live,” and as
holy spirits rise to heaven to be blest forever in the glory of
their God, it is in the power of this same word, “Live.” Note
again, that it is an irresistible mandate. Saul of Tarsus is on
the road to Damascus to arrest the saints of the living God. A
voice is heard from heaven and a light is seen above the
brightness of the sun, and Saul is crying out, “Lord, what wilt
thou have me to do?” This mandate is a mandate of free grace. When
sinners are saved, it is only and solely because God will do it to
magnify his free, unpurchased, unsought grace. Christians, see
your position, debtors to grace; show your gratitude by earnest,
Christlike lives, and as God has bidden you live, see to it that
you live in earnest.
J H JOWETT
JULY The Seventh
IN THE GOLDEN AGE
Isaiah 40:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
AND so these things are to happen when the Lord has come to His own, and
His decrees are honoured in our midst.
Certain inequalities are to be ended. Valleys are to be exalted, and
mountains are to be made low. There is to be a levelling! Men are to be
equal in freedom and opportunity.
Certain crookednesses are to be ended. They are to be “made straight.”
Society has become warped with the heat of lust, and the fierce fever of
competition, and the hot, devouring fires of greed. When the Lord is
enthroned the fires will be put out, the heat will pass, and the twisted
fellowships will be rectified.
Certain roughnesses are to be ended. Class works against class with jagged
edge, like the teeth of a saw. They tear and rend one another, and the
family of God is always bleeding. These “rough places” are to be “made
plain.” We are to “work in to one another,” smoothly, congenially, in a
And this Lord is coming, coming every day, and “His arm shall rule for
Him.” “Say unto the cities of Judah—Behold your God!”
"Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed,
the water I give him will become in him a well of water welling up
to eternal life!" John 4:14
If you are a true believer in Christ, your new life will become a
spring of water in you. Wherever you go, into the driest desert,
into the hottest plain, far away from the means of grace and from
spiritual privileges, into the dark paths of sorrow—your life
shall not waste nor fail, for its fountain is within you. It is
not fed from without, nor is it dependent upon ordinances and
'means of grace' as sources of nourishment along the way. The
fountain of your life, your comfort, your joy, your strength—is
fed from the mountains of heaven, from the fullness of Christ;
hence it can never waste. Thus from this well of water in the
heart of the Christian, flows out a perpetual stream of life, with
blessing for the world.
If you can be only a little spring, with but water enough to fill
a pilgrim's cup, do not be discouraged; be the sweet blessing that
you can be, and thank God for the privilege. Yet Jesus says that
"rivers of living water" shall flow from this well in him who
believes—not a mere trickling rill—but large rivers, to bless a
whole community. We should not be satisfied with any small measure
of usefulness. We should seek to bear much fruit. We should always
abound in the work of the Lord. We should seek to be the largest
blessing we can be.
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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
Unreached People Group of the Day.
(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
In North America people may assume that everyone has access to the
Internet—if not at home, then at a local library or a wireless hot
spot. We talk about the worldwide web as if it is actually
worldwide; but it’s not. According to the World Bank, about 20
percent of the world’s population has no access to electricity and
may be pre-literate. Many of those areas are closed to
missionaries, so people have no choice but to live in physical and
But SonSet Solutions is working to reach lost people in remote
areas of the world through solar-powered radios. Perhaps very
soon, maybe in this generation, everyone in the world will have an
opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus Christ and to receive
His free gift of salvation!
SonSet Solutions (sonsetsolutions.org) distributes the MB-1
portable, solar-powered radio that can have up to nine frequencies
(AM, FM or SW) programmed into its memory. It can be worn around
the neck like a necklace that serves as its antenna. The radios
are already in use in Haiti, Africa, and Indonesia. One Muslim
woman received Christ and has introduced 12 of her friends to
Jesus through the radio broadcasts.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for thousands more of the radios to be distributed throughout
the world and for the Holy Spirit to use this ministry to draw
people unto Jesus.
Luke 12:51, NET
Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you,
but rather division.
People have wanted to have their own way since Adam and Eve lived
in God’s perfect garden. Man can choose to use his privilege of
choice for salvation and blessing or to destroy peace. God allows
division between people groups to show them their ways are not His
ways. Conflict can show us what we need to think or do differently
to align ourselves with our Creator’s will.
Pray that warring people groups will begin to ask questions about
why life is so dangerous and difficult, and that they will seek
the One Who loves them perfectly.—KH
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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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"I came that they might have life