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Thou hast cast all my sins
behind Thy back.
WHO is a God
like Thee, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the
remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, because He
delights in unchanging love. He will again have compassion on us. He will
tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, Thou wilt cast all their sins into the
depths of the sea.
For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great
compassion I will gather you. In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you
for a moment but with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on
you, says the LORD your Redeemer.-- I will forgive their iniquity, and
their sin I will remember no more.
How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered! How
blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose
spirit there is no deceit! -- The blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from
Isa 38.17. Mic 7.18, 19.
Isa 54.7, 8.--
Jer 31:34. Ps. 32.1, 2.--1John 1.7
I know whom I have believed and I am convinced
that He is able
ABLE to do
exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power
that works within us.
Able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in
everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;
Able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.
Able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always
lives to make intercession for them.
Able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you
stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,
Able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until
Who will transform the body of our humble state
into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power
that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
Do you believe that I am able to do this?... Yes,
Lord... Be it done to you according to your faith.
2Ti 1.12. Ep. 3.20. 2 Co.
Heb 2.18. Heb 7.25. Jude 1.24. 2Ti 1.12 Php 3.21. Mt. 9.28, 29.
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by F. B. Meyer
"Elijah Was a man of like passions
with us, and he prayed fervently."--
Jam 5:17 (R.V.).
WHEN WE read that Elijah was a man
subject to the same passions as selves, we are apt to suppose that we have
the clue to the driving force of his life. But Scripture shows that the
results of his wonderful career were achieved, not by his passion, but by
his prayer! Elijah, though capable of the same vehement earnestness with
which we are all endowed, refused to accomplish his life-work by the
employment of lower energies, but set himself to obtain the results he
desired, through prayer. He was a man of like passions with ourselves, but
he prayed earnestly. He turned his passion into prayer.
There was no salient element of a
strong nature of which his was destitute. There was the passion of
patriotism, as when he was prepared even to witness the sufferings of his
people, if these would bring them back to God; of tenderness, as when he
bore the dead body of the child to his room; of righteousness, as when he
slew the false prophets; of love for Nature, as when he fled into the
wilderness to die; of devotion to God's glory, as when he cried, "I have
been very jealous for the Lord God of Hosts." All these passions dwelt
strongly within his breast, but if he had relied on them alone, his
life-work would have faded as the mirage on the glistening sand.
There is a marvellous contagion in
vehement feeling. As a tiny pith-ball, light as a feather, by continually
impinging on a suspended bar of iron, will make it move, so one soul can
move others. The brain is able to create waves of thought, and the heart
waves of emotion. But we must learn to secure through God results which some
try to achieve by the energy of their own nature. Let us pray more. Let us
seek to be filled with a passionate love to our Lord Jesus, and to the world
of men---with a love so hot that the most passionate words of St. Bernard or
Faber may not seem extravagant. Then let us divert the glowing metal into
the mould of prayer--which may express itself in an intense silence of
intercession, or with strong cryings and tears. At least let us not dare to
be tepid and apathetic in the midst of this wonderful universe which is
electric with living energy! (Rev 3:15-16.)
O Christ, who baptizest with fire,
kindle in our hearts the flame of Thy love, that we may not be lukewarm or
cold. We would not trust in the force of our emotions, lest they fail us,
but in the power of prayer and of Thine intercession for us. AMEN.
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
Our Substance Blessed
Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. (Deuteronomy 28:5)
Obedience brings a blessing on all the provisions which our
industry earns for us. That which comes in and goes out at once,
like fruit in the basket which is for immediate use, shall be
blest; and that which is laid by with us for a longer season shall
equally receive a blessing. Perhaps ours is a hand-basket portion.
We have a little for breakfast and a scanty bite for dinner in a
basket when we go out to do our work in the morning. This is well,
for the blessing of God is promised to the basket. If we live born
hand to mouth, getting each day's supply in the day, we are as
well off as Israel; for when the Lord entertained His favored
people He only gave them a day's manna at a time. What more did
they need? What more do we need?
But if we have a store, how much we need the Lord to bless it! For
there is the care of getting, the care of keeping, the care of
managing, the care of using; and, unless the Lord bless it, these
cares will eat into our hearts till our goods become our gods and
our cares prove cankers.
O Lord, bless our substance. Enable us to use it for Thy glory,
Help us to keep worldly things in their proper places, and never
may our savings endanger the saving of our souls.
MORNING AND EVENING
Spurgeon's Morning Reading Evening, March
“We must through much
tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”
God’s people have their trials. It was never designed by God, when
he chose his people, that they should be an untried people. They
were chosen in the furnace of affliction; they were never chosen
to worldly peace and earthly joy. Freedom from sickness and the
pains of mortality was never promised them; but when their Lord
drew up the charter of privileges, he included chastisements
amongst the things to which they should inevitably be heirs.
Trials are a part of our lot; they were predestinated for us in
Christ’s last legacy. So surely as the stars are fashioned by his
hands, and their orbits fixed by him, so surely are our trials
allotted to us: he has ordained their season and their place,
their intensity and the effect they shall have upon us. Good men
must never expect to escape troubles; if they do, they will be
disappointed, for none of their predecessors have been without
them. Mark the patience of Job; remember Abraham, for he had his
trials, and by his faith under them, he became the “Father of the
faithful.” Note well the biographies of all the patriarchs,
prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and you shall discover none of
those whom God made vessels of mercy, who were not made to pass
through the fire of affliction. It is ordained of old that the
cross of trouble should be engraved on every vessel of mercy, as
the royal mark whereby the King’s vessels of honour are
distinguished. But although tribulation is thus the path of God’s
children, they have the comfort of knowing that their Master has
traversed it before them; they have his presence and sympathy to
cheer them, his grace to support them, and his example to teach
them how to endure; and when they reach “the kingdom,” it will
more than make amends for the “much tribulation” through which
they passed to enter it.
Spurgeon's Evening Reading Evening, March 8
“She called his name Ben-oni (son of sorrow), but his father
called him Benjamin (son of my right hand).”
To every matter there is a bright as well as a dark side. Rachel was
overwhelmed with the sorrow of her own travail and death; Jacob, though
weeping the mother’s loss, could see the mercy of the child’s birth. It is
well for us if, while the flesh mourns over trials, our faith triumphs in
divine faithfulness. Samson’s lion yielded honey, and so will our
adversities, if rightly considered. The stormy sea feeds multitudes with
its fishes; the wild wood blooms with beauteous flowerets; the stormy wind
sweeps away the pestilence, and the biting frost loosens the soil. Dark
clouds distil bright drops, and black earth grows gay flowers. A vein of
good is to be found in every mine of evil. Sad hearts have peculiar skill
in discovering the most disadvantageous point of view from which to gaze
upon a trial; if there were only one slough in the world, they would soon
be up to their necks in it, and if there were only one lion in the desert
they would hear it roar. About us all there is a tinge of this wretched
folly, and we are apt, at times, like Jacob, to cry, “All these things are
against me.” Faith’s way of walking is to cast all care upon the Lord, and
then to anticipate good results from the worst calamities. Like Gideon’s
men, she does not fret over the broken pitcher, but rejoices that the lamp
blazes forth the more. Out of the rough oyster-shell of difficulty she
extracts the rare pearl of honour, and from the deep ocean-caves of
distress she uplifts the priceless coral of experience. When her flood of
prosperity ebbs, she finds treasures hid in the sands; and when her sun of
delight goes down, she turns her telescope of hope to the starry promises
of heaven. When death itself appears, faith points to the light of
resurrection beyond the grave, thus making our dying Ben-oni to be our
THE CITIZENS OF THE HOME-LAND
Revelation 7:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.
THE citizen of “the home-land” wears white robes. His habits are perfectly
clean. And the purity which he wears is a Divine gift and not a human
accomplishment. It cannot be attained by self-sacrifice; it is ours
through the sacrifice of our Lord. “They have washed their robes and made
them white in the blood of the Lamb.”
And every citizen of the home-land bears a palm in his hand. It is the
emblem of conquest and sovereignty. By the grace of Christ they have been
lifted above self and sin, and the devil, and death, and “made to sit with
Him” on His throne. The palm is the heavenly symbol that all their
spiritual enemies are under their feet.
And every citizen of the home-land takes part in the new song. The
home-folk are therefore one in purity, one in self-conquest, and one in
praise. “Salvation unto our God which sitteth upon the throne!” In that
melody of thankfulness their union is deepened and enriched.
And we, too, can begin now to wear the white robe! And even now can we
carry the palm! And even now we can join in the song of ceaseless praise.
"Year Book" 1895
"So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed him. Abram was
seventy-five years old when he left Haran." Genesis 12:4
That was faith. Obedience proved it. Abram did not know where he
was going; he had simply the call of God and a promise. But he
asked no questions. He did not insist on knowing how his journey
would come out, how profitable it would be, just what he would get
in exchange for the land he was leaving and the sacrifice he was
making. Quietly, without question or hesitation, he arose, cut the
ties that bound him to his old home, and departed.
That is the kind of faith all of us should have, whenever God
gives us a call and a promise. Some people want to see where they
are going before they will begin to follow Christ; but that is not
walking by faith at all.
We should not trouble ourselves to know where we are to be led, if
only we know that God is leading us. His guidance is safe; and we
should be willing to trust him, do precisely what he says, and go
just where he leads, without asking any questions. Abraham's life
is a picture of a true "walk with God."
See these other
= 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
Breakthrough, Continued (Courage)
“It’s not such a simple thing to admit that everything which
you’ve been taught since childhood and which you’ve long believed
is a ‘counterfeit.’ But I had found the true Lord who was able to
fill me with genuine love and Who Himself is Love. On Nov. 28,
2000, I went to a home meeting of these believers. I will never
forget the heavenly joy that filled my being when I prayed the
prayer of repentance and surrendered my life to Jesus. That night
as I walked back through the city to my home, I felt like I was
flying—I wanted to sing, dance, and share my joy with everyone!”
“Before long I discovered the importance of water baptism, and
passionately wanted to fulfill this covenant step of uniting with
Jesus in cleansing the past and resurrection to newness of life in
the power of the Spirit. December 17, 2000—the old Shaadia with
all her sins was buried in the raging waters of the Caspian Sea,
and the new Shaadia was reborn for the Kingdom of God! God’s
powerful love triumphed in my life. What joy to live and grow in
Shaadia is currently devoting her life to completing the
translation of the whole Bible into the heart language of her own
Caucasus people group (See day 31). Her autobiography, Love That
Triumphs, is available in an English translation this year.
Pray for courage for Caucasus people who discover the truth of
Jesus. Pray for them to overcome barriers and fully respond.
Acts 2:38, NIV
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the
name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you
will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Peter made it clear to his Jewish audience in the second chapter
of Acts that they must repent. Their repentance would be
symbolized by baptism into Christ, the washing away of sin. It
takes courage to decisively repent, turn your life over to Christ
and present oneself for baptism. But what a wonderful gift God
gives to those who follow Him: the indwelling of the Holy Spirit!
Pray that thousands of Muslims from the Caucasus Region will
indeed receive Christ and be filled with the Holy Spirit for God’s
glory. Pray for Shaadia’s testimony to penetrate many spiritually
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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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