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TAKE care, and be calm, have no fear and do not be fainthearted --"Cease
striving and know that I am God --Did I not say to you, if you believe, you
will see the glory of God? --The pride of man will be humbled, And the
loftiness of men will be abased, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that
Mary... was listening to the Lord's word seated at His
feet...Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her--In
repentance and rest you shall be saved, in quietness and trust is your
strength.--Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently
for Him. Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the
man who carries out wicked schemes.
He will not fear evil tidings. His heart is steadfast,
trusting in the LORD. His heart is upheld
He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
Ru.3:18. Is 7.4.--Ps.
Jn 11.40.--Isa 2.17. Lk 10.39, 42.--
Isa 30.15.--Ps 4.4. Ps 37.7. Ps 112.7, 8.
What I do you
do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter
shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the
wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know
what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, you were
at the time for love...I also swore to you and entered into a covenant with
you so that you became Mine," declares the Lord GOD.--Whom the Lord loves He
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among
you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing
were happening to you but to the degree that you share the sufferings of
Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you
may rejoice with exultation.--For momentary, light affliction is producing
for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison while we look
not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for
the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen
Jn 13.7. Dt 8.2. Eze.
1Pe 4.12, 13.--2Co. 4.17, 18.
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by F. B. Meyer
WHEAT AND TARES
"But while he slept, his enemy came
and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way."--
HOW CLEARLY our Lord taught the
personality of Satan! In His explanation of this parable, He said
distinctly, "The enemy that sowed them is the devil." He knew that in
every heart--in the Church as well as in the world--the great enemy of
God's Kingdom, and of human happiness, is always at work, sowing tares.
The seed may be very small, but in a single night irreparable injury may
Notice that we become as the seed we
receive--those who receive the wheat-seed become wheat; those who receive
the tare-seed become tares. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."
How careful we should be over the books we read, the companionship and
friendship that we form, the recreations that we take part in. Such are
some of the processes by which our characters are being made. If we are
thoughtless and careless, we expose ourselves to the reception of
tare-seed, which germinates into weeds and rubbish. Of course, if our
necessary duties take us into scenes where evil is rife, we may claim the
keeping power of Christ, and hide ourselves in Him. As the doctor or nurse
will saturate themselves with disinfectant when called to a house where
plague or fever is incurred, so the Holy Spirit, in whom we may bathe our
souls, will be as the antiseptic, and deliver us from the microbes of
temptation (Gal 5:16, 17).
There is not much difference, it is
said, between wheat and tares, in the earlier stages of growth; it is only
when the harvest comes that the distinction is dearly defined. So in the
Church and the world, there are many counterfeits, people who seem to be
good and true, but they are not what they seem, and in the day of
reckoning they will be rooted up and cast forth as rubbish. The two
classes that will be rejected at last are "All that cause stumbling, and
them that do iniquity" (Mt 13:41,
R.V.). It may be that you are not amongst those that do iniquity, in any
of its glaring forms, but are you causing others to stumble by your
inconsistent behaviour or worldliness? Let each of us carefully examine
ourselves, and open our hearts to receive from the hand of the Lord Jesus
the incorruptible seed which He waits to implant by His Word.
Give us a pure judgment and a true
understanding of Thy Word, O Lord, that we may not be deceived and carried
away by any error; but grant that we may grow in grace and in the
knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. AMEN.
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VALLEY OF VISION
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
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I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD
their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by
horses, nor by horsemen" (Hosea 1:7).
Precious Word. Jehovah Himself will deliver His people in the greatness of
His mercy, but He will not do it by the ordinary means, Men are slow to
render to God the glory due unto His name. If they go to battle with sword
and bow and win the victory, they ought to praise their God; yet they do
not, but begin to magnify their own right arm and glory in their horses
and horsemen. For this reason our Jehovah often determines to save His
people without second means, that all the honor may be to Himself alone.
Look, then, my heart, to the LORD alone and not to man. Expect to see God
all the more clearly when there is no one else to look to. If I have no
friend, no adviser, no one at my back, let me be none the less confident
if I can feel that the LORD Himself is on my side; yea, let me be glad if
He gives victory without battle, as the text seems to imply. Why do I ask
for horses and horsemen if Jehovah Himself has mercy upon me and lifts up
His arm for my defense! Why need I bow or sword if God will save? Let me
trust and not be afraid from this day forth and for evermore. Amen.
MORNING AND EVENING
““I will; be thou clean.”
Primeval darkness heard the Almighty fiat, “light be,” and
straightway light was, and the word of the Lord Jesus is equal in
majesty to that ancient word of power. Redemption like Creation
has its word of might. Jesus speaks and it is done. Leprosy
yielded to no human remedies, but it fled at once at the Lord’s “I
will.” The disease exhibited no hopeful signs or tokens of
recovery, nature contributed nothing to its own healing, but the
unaided word effected the entire work on the spot and forever. The
sinner is in a plight more miserable than the leper; let him
imitate his example and go to Jesus, “beseeching him and kneeling
down to him.” Let him exercise what little faith he has, even
though it should go no further than “Lord, if thou wilt, thou
canst make me clean;” and there need be no doubt as to the result
of the application. Jesus heals all who come, and casts out none.
In reading the narrative in which our morning’s text occurs, it is
worthy of devout notice that Jesus touched the leper. This unclean
person had broken through the regulations of the ceremonial law
and pressed into the house, but Jesus so far from chiding him
broke through the law himself in order to meet him. He made an
interchange with the leper, for while he cleansed him, he
contracted by that touch a Levitical defilement. Even so Jesus
Christ was made sin for us, although in himself he knew no sin,
that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. O that poor
sinners would go to Jesus, believing in the power of his blessed
substitutionary work, and they would soon learn the power of his
gracious touch. That hand which multiplied the loaves, which saved
sinking Peter, which upholds afflicted saints, which crowns
believers, that same hand will touch every seeking sinner, and in
a moment make him clean. The love of Jesus is the source of
salvation. He loves, he looks, he touches us, we live.
““Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall
Weights, and scales, and measures were to be all according to the
standard of justice. Surely no Christian man will need to be
reminded of this in his business, for if righteousness were
banished from all the world beside, it should find a shelter in
believing hearts. There are, however, other balances which weigh
moral and spiritual things, and these often need examining. We
will call in the officer tonight.
The balances in which we weigh our own and other men’s characters,
are they quite accurate? Do we not turn our own ounces of goodness
into pounds, and other persons’ bushels of excellence into pecks?
See to weights and measures here, Christian. The scales in which
we measure our trials and troubles, are they according to
standard? Paul, who had more to suffer than we have, called his
afflictions light, and yet we often consider ours to be
heavy—surely something must be amiss with the weights! We must see
to this matter, lest we get reported to the court above for unjust
dealing. Those weights with which we measure our doctrinal belief,
are they quite fair? The doctrines of grace should have the same
weight with us as the precepts of the word, no more and no less;
but it is to be feared that with many one scale or the other is
unfairly weighted. It is a grand matter to give just measure in
truth. Christian, be careful here. Those measures in which we
estimate our obligations and responsibilities look rather small.
When a rich man gives no more to the cause of God than the poor
contribute, is that a just ephah and a just hin? When ministers
are half starved, is that honest dealing? When the poor are
despised, while ungodly rich men are held in admiration, is that a
just balance? Reader, we might lengthen the list, but we prefer to
leave it as your evening’s work to find out and destroy all
unrighteous balances, weights, and measures.
J H JOWETT
SEPTEMBER The Fourth
A PORTRAIT OF A GREAT SUPPLIANT
Matthew 8:5, 6,7,8, 9,10, 11,12, 13.
HERE we have the grace of sympathy; one man troubled about the
sickness of another. We are drawing very near to the Lord when our
soul vibrates responsively to another man’s need. We can measure
our likeness to the Lord by the range of our sensitiveness to the
world’s sorrow and pain. Our God is the “Father of pities”; He is
sensitive in every direction, no side is numb, and we are putting
on His likeness in proportion as we attain an all-round
responsiveness to the cries of human need.
And here we have the grace of humility. “I am not worthy!” Our
pride always blocks “the way of the Lord.” Our humility makes us
porous to the Divine. The “poor in spirit” are already in the
kingdom, and the gracious powers of the kingdom are commanded to
attend their bidding.
And here we have the grace of faith. “Only say the word!” The
centurion conceives the Lord’s words as soldiers attending on the
Lord’s will. Let one be spoken, and at once the mission is
executed. And so it is. “The words that I speak unto you, they are
spirit and they are life.” His words are vehicles of power, and
when they are spoken, miracles are always wrought. “The entrance
of Thy word giveth light.”
"Do not be dejected and sad—for the joy of the Lord is your
strength!" Nehemiah 8:10
If we would be strong for service, and would do our best always—we
must cultivate a joyful spirit. No duty is urged in the Bible more
earnestly, than the duty of Christian joy. Of course we must make
sure that it is the 'joy of the Lord' which we have. We must draw
the water of our gladness—out of the wells of salvation, and not
out of the muddy pools of earth! The 'joy of the Lord' comes from
the heart of Christ. When we have this joy—we are strong; for joy
inspires us, fills us with hope and courage. When we can sing at
our toil, or in our sorrow—we have the Lord's strength—and are in
no danger of being overcome.
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from the VALLEY OF VISION
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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
-The number of rescued children soon grew, thus beginning Amy
Carmichael’s new ministry. When the children were asked what drew
them to Amy, they most often replied “It was love, Amma (Amy)
Respecting Indian culture, members of the organization wore Indian
dress and gave rescued children Indian names. Carmichael herself
dressed in Indian clothes, dyed her skin with dark coffee, and
often traveled long distances on India’s hot, dusty roads to save
just one child from suffering.
In 1912 Queen Mary recognized the great work of Amy Carmichael and
helped fund a hospital at the Dohnavur Fellowship.
In 1926 Amy fell and broke her leg, dislocating her ankle, and
twisting her spine. She was confined to chair and bed until her
death in 1951. During these years she wrote books, leaving an
immeasurable treasure for us. She, who had never borne children,
was known over all India, even in high governmental places as “Amma,”
Dohnavur Fellowship continues today, staffed by many who grew up
there. It remains the same, based on the Scriptures and the
command to love one another. Almighty God’s influence through His
servants eventually affected legislation regarding involvement of
children in temple operations and treatment of widows.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that those who are part of that fellowship will walk in
obedience to the One Who died in their place, carrying the message
of love and obedience to those who walk in darkness.
James 3:15-16, NLT
For jealousy and selfishness is not God’s kind of wisdom. Such
things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there
is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and
evil of every kind.
It is perfectly human to fall into the sins of jealousy and
selfishness. It goes along with our fallen nature. Without closely
following the leading of the Holy Spirit we quickly fall into
selfish patterns. James warns us that it goes beyond human
failings; such things are actually demonic.
Pray for the Hindu peoples of India who are involved with the vice
trade to have a healthy fear of the Lord that will lead them away
from selfishness and greed.—KC
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Restore us, O God of our
salvation, and cause Your indignation toward us to cease. Will You
be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all
generations? Will You not Yourself revive us again, that Your
people may rejoice in You? Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD,
and grant us Your salvation.
O God, restore us And cause
Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. O LORD God of
hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
Bryon Paulus, director
of Life Action Ministries, has said our greatest obstacle for
revival is failure to pray, to plead, to intercede, to cry out.
Leonard Ravenhill summed it up...
doesn't need to pray. The self-sufficient doesn't want to
self-righteous cannot pray!
Paulus commented: "Those three
principles apply to revival: We are so self-satisfied that
we don't want revival, so
self-sufficient that we think we don't need revival, and so
self-righteous that we can't have revival." (Ouch!)
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While we still have time!
God addressed Israel
in the following famous passage but the timeless principle is
apropos to believers in America ...
If I shut up the heavens so
that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the
land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves
and pray, and seek My face and turn from
their wicked ways,
then I will hear
from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal
their land. (2Chr 7:13, 14)
J. Barton Payne writes that
"This great verse, the best known in all Chronicles, expresses as
does no other in Scripture God’s requirement for national
blessing, whether in Solomon’s land, in Ezra’s, or in our own.
Those who believe must forsake their sins, turn from the life that
is centered in self, and yield to God’s word and will. Then, and
only then, will heaven send revival."
May God grant His children
grace to plead for a Spirit driven, God glorifying, Word centered,
Christ exalting revival of the Body of Christ in America.
First of all, then, I urge that
entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on
behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in
order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness
and dignity. (1Ti 2:1,2)
Our Heavenly Father
desires to hear His children cry out with "fasting, sackcloth and
ashes" (Da 9:3), reflecting not the external appearance of our
bodies, but more accurately the internal condition of our hearts -
sinful (Da 9:5 - "we" not "they"!), rejecting His Holy Word
(Da 9:6-"we"), shameful (Da 9:8-"us"), contrite, and
broken (Ps 51:17), over our national rejection of God's righteous
and holy Name...
Daniel's prayer (Da 9:3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) is an
excellent "template" for all saints to emulate as we begin to
intercede with a sense of urgency for
America and especially for God's Name and reputation considering
that the world thinks of us as a "Christian nation" and we once
called ourselves "One Nation Under God"!
Matthew Henry's comments
on Lev 26:40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 (directed first to Israel but
applicable to any nation that rejects Him)
Among the Israelites, persons
were not always prosperous or afflicted according to their
obedience or disobedience. But national prosperity was the
effect of national obedience, and national judgments
were brought on by national wickedness. Israel was under a
National wickedness will end
in the ruin of any people,
especially where the Word of God and the light of the Gospel are
Sooner or later, sin will be
the ruin, as well as the reproach, of every people.
Oh that, being humbled for
we might avert the rising storm before it bursts upon us!
(Note: Henry's comments
were published in 1706 and national revival, the
First Great Awakening,
occurred in the 1730's and 1740's! Brethren, there is hope because
there is a "God of hope"! Ro 15:13)
God grant that we may, in this
consider the things which belong to our eternal peace.
Righteousness exalts a
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
My (Our) soul cleaves
to the dust;
according to Thy word.
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