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days of your mourning will be finished
IN the world you have
tribulation --The whole creation groans and suffers the pains of
childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we
ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we
ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption
as sons, the redemption of our body --While we are in this tent,
we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed,
but to be clothed, in order that what is mortal may be swallowed
up by life.
These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and
they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of
the Lamb. For this reason, they are before the throne of God; and
they serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the
throne shall spread His tabernacle over them. They shall hunger no
more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun beat down on
them, nor any heat for the Lamb in the center of the throne shall
be their shepherd, and shall guide them to springs of the water of
life; and God shall wipe every tear from their eyes.
Is 60.20. Jn 16.33.--Ro 8.22, 23.--
2Co. 5.4. Re 7.14, 15, 16, 17
Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?
LORD is good to all, and His mercies are
over all His works.
Every moving thing that is alive shall be food
for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant --While the
earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer
and winter, and day and night shall not cease
The LORD is
good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who
take refuge in Him --God heard the lad crying; and the angel of
God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, "What is the
matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice
of the lad where he is. Then God opened her eyes and she saw a
well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water, and
gave the lad a drink.
Do not be anxious then, saying, What shall we
eat? or What shall we drink?... For all these things the Gentiles
eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all
these things --To fix their hope... on God, who richly supplies us
with all things to enjoy.
Mk 4.38. Ps.
145.9. Ge 9.3.--
Ge 8.22. Nahum 1.7--Ge. 21.17, 19.
Mt. 6.31, 32.--1Ti. 6.17
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by F. B. Meyer
THE PROMISE OF RESURRECTION
"The third day He will raise
us up, and we shall live in His sight." -- Hos 6:2.
"For as in Adam all die,
even so in Christ shall all be made alive." -- 1Co 15:22.
DEATH IS the precursor of
life, and we cannot truly reach Easter unless we first descend
into the grave. Blessed are they who descend thither in hope;
their soul shall not be left in the land of shadow, nor will God
permit His holy ones to see corruption. God will revive them, and
they shall live. On the third day our Lord Jesus rose from the
dead, and this is the foundation-hope for the world.
"Come, let us return unto
the Lord." There is always resurrection, hope, and joy for those
who repent of their sins. True repentance is a humble return to
God; and as we draw nigh to Him, He meets us with healing and
salvation. The result of His coming is like the dawn, or as the
spring-rains. Light and joy, fertility and beauty are the
immediate response of the soul to His advent.
Do you find yourself in the
dark grave of circumstances? Be of good cheer. One of God's angels
is on his way to roll away the stone. Though our Lord was
crucified, yet on the third day God raised Him up, and He lives
and reigns at the right hand of God; and we also may live with
Him, by the same power, not in the other world only, but in this.
God will raise you up, and you shall live in His sight. The best
is yet to be!
"Let us follow on to know
the Lord." We may always count on Him. If there is any variation
in our relations with Him, it is on our side, not on His. Just as
surely as we return to Him, we shall find Him coming to meet and
greet and receive us with a glad welcome. When the prodigal was a
great way off, his father saw him, and ran to meet him! Is there
any doubt about our reception? No, there cannot be! God our Father
is always waiting for us. In Him there is no variation, neither
shadow that is cast by turning. As certainly as we count on the
day-spring may we count on God. Let your soul move towards Him out
of the grave of doubt and despair, and on the third day--the Day
of Resurrection, He will be revealed.
May our self-life be
crucified with Christ, that His life may be manifest in us; and
out of the grave may there spring a more complete resemblance to
our Risen Saviour, so that all may see in us daily evidence of the
Resurrection of our Lord. 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)
From Anger to Love
"He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our
iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea"
God never turns from His love, but He soon turns from His wrath. His love
to His chosen is according to His nature; His anger is only according to
His office. He loves because He is love; He frowns because it is necessary
for our good. He will come back to the place in which His heart rests,
namely, His love to His own, and then He will take pity upon our griefs
and end them. What a choice promise is this--"He will subdue our
iniquities"! He will conquer them. They cry to enslave us, but the LORD
will give us victory over them by His own right hand. Like the Canaanites,
they shall be beaten, put under the yoke, and ultimately slain. As for the
guilt of our sins, how gloriously is that removed! "All their sins"--yes,
the whole host of them; "thou wilt cast"--only an almighty arm could
perform such a wonder; "into the depths of the sea"--where Pharaoh and his
chariots went down. Not into the shallows out of which they might be
washed up by the tide, but into the "depths" shall our sins be hurled.
They are all gone. They sank into the bottom like a stone. Hallelujah!
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, Dec 21
“Yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant.”
2 Samuel 23:5
This covenant is divine in its origin. “He hath made with me an
everlasting covenant.” Oh that great word He ! Stop, my soul. God,
the everlasting Father, has positively made a covenant with thee;
yes, that God who spake the world into existence by a word; he,
stooping from his majesty, takes hold of thy hand and makes a
covenant with thee. Is it not a deed, the stupendous condescension
of which might ravish our hearts forever if we could really
understand it? “HE hath made with me a covenant.” A king has not
made a covenant with me—that were somewhat; but the Prince of the
kings of the earth, Shaddai, the Lord All-sufficient, the Jehovah of
ages, the everlasting Elohim, “He hath made with me an everlasting
covenant.” But notice, it is particular in its application. “Yet
hath he made with me an everlasting covenant.” Here lies the
sweetness of it to each believer. It is nought for me that he made
peace for the world; I want to know whether he made peace for me! It
is little that he hath made a covenant, I want to know whether he
has made a covenant with me. Blessed is the assurance that he hath
made a covenant with me! If God the Holy Ghost gives me assurance of
this, then his salvation is mine, his heart is mine, he himself is
mine—he is my God.
This covenant is everlasting in its duration. An everlasting
covenant means a covenant which had no beginning, and which shall
never, never end. How sweet amidst all the uncertainties of life, to
know that “the foundation of the Lord standeth sure,” and to have
God’s own promise, “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the
thing that is gone out of my lips.” Like dying David, I will sing of
this, even though my house be not so with God as my heart desireth.
Evening, Dec 21
“I clothed thee also with
broidered work, and shod thee with badgers’ skin, and I girded
thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.”
See with what matchless generosity the Lord provides for his
people’s apparel. They are so arrayed that the divine skill is
seen producing an unrivalled broidered work, in which every
attribute takes its part and every divine beauty is revealed. No
art like the art displayed in our salvation, no cunning
workmanship like that beheld in the righteousness of the saints.
Justification has engrossed learned pens in all ages of the
church, and will be the theme of admiration in eternity. God has
indeed “curiously wrought it.” With all this elaboration there is
mingled utility and durability, comparable to our being shod with
badgers’ skins. The animal here meant is unknown, but its skin
covered the tabernacle, and formed one of the finest and strongest
leathers known. The righteousness which is of God by faith
endureth forever, and he who is shod with this divine preparation
will tread the desert safely, and may even set his foot upon the
lion and the adder. Purity and dignity of our holy vesture are
brought out in the fine linen. When the Lord sanctifies his
people, they are clad as priests in pure white; not the snow
itself excels them; they are in the eyes of men and angels fair to
look upon, and even in the Lord’s eyes they are without spot.
Meanwhile the royal apparel is delicate and rich as silk. No
expense is spared, no beauty withheld, no daintiness denied.
What, then? Is there no inference from this? Surely there is
gratitude to be felt and joy to be expressed. Come, my heart,
refuse not thy evening hallelujah! Tune thy pipes! Touch thy
“Strangely, my soul, art thou arrayed
By the Great Sacred Three!
In sweetest harmony of praise
Let all thy powers agree.”
DECEMBER The Twenty-first
THE LORD OF WORKING MEN
Luke 2:8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.
AND so the good news was told to shepherds, to working men who were
toiling in the fields. The coming King would hallow the common work of
man, and in His love and grace all the problems of labour would find a
The Lord of the Christmas-tide throws a halo over common toil. Even
Christian people have not all learnt the significance of the angels’ visit
to the lonely shepherds. Some of us can see the light resting upon a
bishop’s crosier, but we cannot see the radiance on the ordinary
shepherd’s staff. We can discern the hallowedness of a priest’s vocation,
but we see no sanctity in the calling of the grocer, or of the scavenger
in the street. We can see the nimbus on the few, but not on the crowd; on
the unusual, but not upon the commonplace. But the very birth-hour of
Christianity irradiated the humble doings of humble people. When the
angels went to the shepherds, common work was encircled with an immortal
And it is in the Lord Jesus that all labour troubles are to be put to
rest. If we work from any other centre we shall arrive at confusion
confounded. “I have the keys.”
"Year Book" 1895
"He who is righteous—let him do righteousness still." Revelation
The life in the eternal world—will not be different from the life
here. The same good things we have learned to do here—we shall
continue to do there. Those who have learned here to do
righteousness shall continue, in the other life, to do
righteousness. We shall still obey God there, and do his will;
only we shall be more obedient than we have been here, and shall
do his will better—perfectly! We shall love God there with all our
heart, and love each other as ourselves; our life there shall be a
perfect brotherhood, and heaven shall be a perfect home. It will
still be more blessed there to give than to receive. They will
still be chief there, who shall serve. Love, joy, peace,
long-suffering, meekness, gentleness, goodness, truth—will still
be fruits of the Spirit there—as they are here.
Life in heaven will not be so strange to us as we think, if we
have learned to do God's will in this world. The everlasting life
begins the moment we believe on Christ. While we remain on this
earthly sphere, it is hindered and hampered by the limitations of
earth, but in all true Christian experiences there are intimations
of what the full blessedness will be. When we reach heaven the
life begun here will go on, only without hindrance, limitation, or
imperfection, forever. We are taught to pray that the will of God
may be done on earth—as it is in heaven. Thus we are to get ready
here for heaven.
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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.
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(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
December 21 -Emirati
Tribal Families of Dubai
“Dad, has our family always lived in Dubai?”
The man shook his head. “No, son, our people are originally from
The 14-year-old boy thought about this for a moment before asking,
“How did we get to Dubai?” This time the father sat down and
motioned for his son to do the same. After a long pause, he
launched into the story of how their family had been captured in
Africa and brought to Dubai as slaves. “We have come a long way
since then,” he told the boy.
The “tribal” families of Dubai come from many different places and
heritages. Some, like the man and his son above, were brought from
Africa. Others came from Iran. Others were Bedouins who migrated
through the nearby deserts. Today, all of these different people
groups are mixed together as citizens of Dubai. What the families
of Dubai have in common, aside from where they live, is that they
have not encountered Christ. However, many are now searching for
meaning and significance.
Pray that those who are searching will find the One who is holy,
righteous, and sovereign. Pray for members of the Emirati tribal
families of Dubai to hear and respond to the gospel. Ask God to
establish His Church among these people and for it to grow
Ephesians 4:14, ESV
It is way too easy for people from any nation to be tossed back
and forth by false teachings. Doctrines can be twisted and crafted
by lies and half-truths to keep us away from the true Savior.
Pray for the Emirati tribal families to have the spiritual
discernment to see through false doctrines and embrace the One who
is the Truth.
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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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