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Set your mind on the things above, not on the
things that are on earth.
not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world,
the love of the Father is not in him. -- Do not lay up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break
in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal for where
your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
For we walk by
faith, not by sight.--Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer
man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 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 are eternal -- An inheritance
which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in
heaven for you.
Col. 3.2. 1John 2.15.--Mt. 6.19-21.
2Co. 5.7.--2Co. 4.16-18.--1Pe 1.4.
He bowed his shoulder to bear burdens
an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke
in the name of the Lord --Now these things happened to them as an example,
and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages
Shall we indeed
accept good from God and not accept adversity? In all this Job did not sin
with his lips --Aaron, therefore, kept silent.-- It is the LORD; let Him do
what seems good to Him.
Cast your burden
upon the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to
be shaken --Surely our griefs He Himself bore and our sorrows He carried
Come to Me, all
who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon
you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and YOU SHALL
FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.
Ge. 49.15. Jas
Job 2.10.--Lev 10.3.--1Sa. 3.18.
Ps. 55.22.--Isa 53.4. Mt. 11.28-30.
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by F. B. Meyer
CONDESCENSION TO MAN
"When I consider Thy heavens, the work
of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is
man, that Thou art mindful of him, and the son of man, that Thou visitest
him?"-- Psa 8:3-4.
A CERTAIN writer ridiculed the idea
that the Almighty Ruler, who inhabits the stellar spaces, can have any
knowledge of such a cheese-mite as man. He says: "Put yourself in the
planetary space, a mere dot, and do you think that the Almighty Maker can
have discernment of thee!" But bigness is not greatness! The infant in the
cradle is worth more to the parents and the nation than the royal palace in
which he was born. The age which discovers the telescope, with the infinite
abyss above, discovers also the microscope, with the infinite abyss beneath.
How absolutely different is the
outlook of the Psalmist! He stands under the Eastern heavens, blazing at
midnight with myriads of resplendent constellations, and cries: "O Jehovah,
my Lord, how excellent is Thy Name in all the earth, who has set Thy glory
above the heavens! They are Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers; as for
moon and stars, Thou hast ordained them. How great Thou art!" Then he turns
to think of man, and says: There must be something more in man than a
superficial gaze is competent to discover. He must surely possess an
unrealized dignity and worth, since the great God, the Maker of these
worlds, stoops to call him friend.
But the question arises: How can God
find pleasure in visiting, i.e. in having fellowship with a race so full of
evil as ours? Granted that He might have fellowship with Moses or Elijah,
with Daniel or John, but how can He stoop to intercourse with ordinary
people like ourselves? What is Zaccheus, that the Son of Man should visit at
his house--is he not a publican? Yes, but of late he had been restoring his
ill-gotten gains, and Jesus sees in him the possibility of a son of Abraham!
What is Simon Peter, that Christ should visit him? He, but he will one day
become the rock-man, the foremost leader of the Church! So does Christ our
Lord see what we may become, and He stands at the door of our life, seeking
admission. Let us heed His knock and bid Him come in.
O God, may our whole nature be
consecrated for Thine indwelling and use. Let there be no part in us dark,
but may the clear shining of Thy Presence dispel all shadows, and fill us
with peace and joy. 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)
"Them that honor Me I will honor" (1 Samuel 2:30).
Do I make the honor of God the great object of my life and the rule of my
conduct? If so, He will honor me. I may for a while receive no honor from
man, but God will Himself put honor upon me in the most effectual manner.
In the end it will be found the surest way to honor to be willing to be
put to shame for conscience' sake. Eli had not honored the LORD by ruling
his household well, and his sons had not honored the LORD by behavior
worthy of their sacred office, and therefore the LORD did not honor them
but took the high priesthood out of their family and made young Samuel to
be ruler in the land instead of any of their tine. If I would have my
family ennobled, I must honor the LORD in all things. God may allow the
wicked to win worldly honors; but the dignity which He Himself gives, even
glory, honor, and immortality, He reserves for those who by holy obedience
take care to honor Him. What can I do this day to honor the LORD? I will
promote His glory by my spoken testimony and by my practical obedience, I
will also honor Him with my substance and by offering to Him some special
service. Let me sit down and think how I can honor Him, since He will
MORNING AND EVENING
“My grace is sufficient for
2 Corinthians 12:9
If none of God’s saints were poor and tried, we should not know
half so well the consolations of divine grace. When we find the
wanderer who has not where to lay his head, who yet can say,
“Still will I trust in the Lord;” when we see the pauper starving
on bread and water, who still glories in Jesus; when we see the
bereaved widow overwhelmed in affliction, and yet having faith in
Christ, oh! what honour it reflects on the gospel. God’s grace is
illustrated and magnified in the poverty and trials of believers.
Saints bear up under every discouragement, believing that all
things work together for their good, and that out of apparent
evils a real blessing shall ultimately spring—that their God will
either work a deliverance for them speedily, or most assuredly
support them in the trouble, as long as he is pleased to keep them
in it. This patience of the saints proves the power of divine
grace. There is a lighthouse out at sea: it is a calm night—I
cannot tell whether the edifice is firm; the tempest must rage
about it, and then I shall know whether it will stand. So with the
Spirit’s work: if it were not on many occasions surrounded with
tempestuous waters, we should not know that it was true and
strong; if the winds did not blow upon it, we should not know how
firm and secure it was. The master-works of God are those men who
stand in the midst of difficulties, stedfast, unmoveable,—
“Calm mid the bewildering cry,
Confident of victory.”
He who would glorify his God must set his account upon meeting
with many trials. No man can be illustrious before the Lord unless
his conflicts be many. If then, yours be a much-tried path,
rejoice in it, because you will the better show forth the
all-sufficient grace of God. As for his failing you, never dream
of it—hate the thought. The God who has been sufficient until now,
should be trusted to the end.
Evening, March 4
“They shall be abundantly
satisfied with the fatness of thy house.”
Sheba’s queen was amazed at the sumptuousness of Solomon’s table.
She lost all heart when she saw the provision of a single day; and
she marvelled equally at the company of servants who were feasted
at the royal board. But what is this to the hospitalities of the
God of grace? Ten thousand thousand of his people are daily fed;
hungry and thirsty, they bring large appetites with them to the
banquet, but not one of them returns unsatisfied; there is enough
for each, enough for all, enough for evermore. Though the host
that feed at Jehovah’s table is countless as the stars of heaven,
yet each one has his portion of meat. Think how much grace one
saint requires, so much that nothing but the Infinite could supply
him for one day; and yet the Lord spreads his table, not for one,
but many saints, not for one day, but for many years; not for many
years only, but for generation after generation. Observe the full
feasting spoken of in the text, the guests at mercy’s banquet are
satisfied, nay, more “abundantly satisfied;” and that not with
ordinary fare, but with fatness, the peculiar fatness of God’s own
house; and such feasting is guaranteed by a faithful promise to
all those children of men who put their trust under the shadow of
Jehovah’s wings. I once thought if I might but get the broken meat
at God’s back door of grace I should be satisfied; like the woman
who said, “The dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from the master’s
table;” but no child of God is ever served with scraps and
leavings; like Mephibosheth, they all eat from the king’s own
table. In matters of grace, we all have Benjamin’s mess—we all
have ten times more than we could have expected, and though our
necessities are great, yet are we often amazed at the marvellous
plenty of grace which God gives us experimentally to enjoy.
J H JOWETT
THE GREAT COMPANION
John 14:15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
AND so even the road is to have the home-feeling in it. “I will not leave
you orphans.” Yes; there is to be something of home even in the way to it.
I find something of Devonshire even in Dorsetshire; Shropshire gives me a
taste of Wales. My Lord will not leave me comfortless. Heaven runs over,
and I find its bounty before I arrive at its gate. The “Valley of Baca”
becomes “a well.”
And there are to be wonderful visions to speed the pilgrim’s feet. “I will
manifest Myself unto him.” At unexpected corners the glory will break! We
shall be assuming that we have picked up a common traveller, and suddenly
we shall discover it is the Lord, for He will be made known to us “in the
breaking of bread.” And at many “risings” of the road, where the climbing
is stiff and burdensome, we shall be inspired with many a glorious view,
and we shall see “the land that is very far off.”
The one condition is, that I keep His word. If I am obedient, He will
appear unto me, and the humdrum road will shine with miracles of grace.
"Year Book" 1895
"Jesus did not answer a word!" Matthew 15:23
Who has not come to Christ with a burden, crying out for help or
for relief—only to find him silent? To many of our earnest
supplications, he seems not to answer a word. We are told to
ask—and we shall receive, to seek—and we shall find, to knock—and
it shall be opened unto us. Yet there come times when we ask
imploringly, and do not seem to receive; when, though we seek with
intense eagerness, we do not seem to find what we seek; when we
knock at the door of prayer until our hands are bruised and
bleeding, and there is no opening of the door.
Sometimes the heavens seem to be brass above us; and we ask, "Is
there anywhere, an ear to hear our pleadings? Is there anywhere, a
heart to feel sympathy with us in our overwhelming need?"
Sometimes God seems to be far off—so far that our cries cannot
reach him. Nothing is so awful as this silence of God—the feeling
that communication is cut off. Few prayers in the Bible are more
pathetic than that in the psalm: "Be not silent to me, lest I
become like those who go down into the pit!" Anything from God,
any punishment, is better than his silence!
Oh, it would be a dreary world, if the atheist's creed were true,
that there is no God, no ear to hear prayer; that no voice of
answering help, or love, or comfort, ever comes out of the
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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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- Missionary Biography: Bill Kapitaniuk
One day in 1969 while trying to cross the border into Hungary with
a station wagon full of contraband Bibles, Bill began to envision
a depot stocked with thousands of Bibles and Christian books for
Eastern Europe. He claimed the promise, “I will go before you and
make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze,
and cut through their iron bars” (Isaiah 45:2). “Couldn’t the
‘iron bars’ be the Iron Curtain?” he wondered.
The official at the border told Kapitaniuk, “Your Polish visa has
been denied.” For some time Bill had been taking large quantities
of Bibles and books into Poland; then Christians living on the
Soviet border carried them into the Soviet Union. Bill suspected
that the Russian authorities knew he was providing these books.
Stuck now in France, he knew it was time to start the launching
pad he had previously dreamed about; he would get more Bibles into
Eastern Europe and Russia.
By 1984 Bill had a professional offset press and the personnel
needed for all phases of a printing operation. Almost immediately
the presses were running at full speed. Within weeks, they had
printed 27,000 Polish Illustrated New Testaments. Before two years
had passed, Bill and his crew had transported over 150,000 of
these New Testaments into Poland.—AL from God’s Printer For
Poland, Bill Kapitaniuk’s story as told to Halyna Smith, Baker
Book House, 1987.
Pray for the Lord to clear the way to get Bibles into the hands
and hearts of people suffering from today’s conflicts in Ukraine.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the Lord to clear the way to get Bibles into the hands
and hearts of people suffering from today’s conflicts in Ukraine.
Daniel 3:17b-18a, NIV
The God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us
from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, we want you to
know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego teach us at least three lessons as
we stand against the spirit of anti-Christ. First, God is able to
deliver His servants from danger, and give us great boldness and
confidence. Second, He is not obligated to rescue His servants
from physical harm; His power is directed by His wisdom. Third, a
balanced view of God’s ability keeps us from timidity on the one
hand or presumption on the other.
Pray that our Lord will teach today’s workers to stand firm with
boldness, but proclaim His Word with love and respect.
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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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