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Surely the LORD is in this place
and I did not
WHERE two or three
are gathered together in my name, there am I in their midst --Lo, I am
with you always, even to the end of the age.--My presence shall go with you,
and I will give you rest.
Where can I go from Thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence? If I
ascend to heaven, Thou art there. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, Thou
art there. Am I a God who is near, declares the LORD, and not a God far off?
Can a man hide himself in hiding places, so I do not see him? declares the
LORD. Do I not fill the heavens and the earth? declares the LORD.
Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot
contain Thee, how much less this house which I have built!--Thus says the
high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a
high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order
to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite --We are the temple
of the living God.
Gen. 28.16. Mat.
Ex. 33.14. Ps. 139.7, 8.--Je. 23.23, 24.
1Ki. 8.27.--Isaiah. 57.15.--2Co. 6.16.
Guard yourselves from idols.
son, give me your heart.--Set your mind on the things above, not on the
things that are on earth.
Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts, and have put
right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity. Should I be
consulted by them at all? -- Consider the members of your earthly body as
dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts
to idolatry .--Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare
and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and
destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some
by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves
with many a pang. But flee from these things, you man of God;
If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.--My fruit is
better than gold, yea, even pure gold, and my yield than choicest silver.
Where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.--The LORD looks at
1Jn 5.21. Pr.
Ezek 14.3.--Col. 3.5.--1Ti. 6.9-11.
Ps. 62.10.--Pr. 8.19. Mat. 6.21.--
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by F. B. Meyer
THE FIRST LESSON
"When ye pray, say 'Father'."-- Luk 11:2.
HEAVEN IS "the Father's House." It is
our Home. We are strangers and sojourners here, and on our way home. What
fascination is in the word! Home will draw the sailor, soldier, explorer,
prodigal from the ends of the earth. God has given to most of us the dear
memory of what Home is, that we may guess at what awaits us and be smitten
with home-sickness. "Blessed are the home-sick, for they shall reach home!"
But the charm of Heaven will be the
manifested presence of our Father. All doubts and misunderstandings will be
dissipated. We shall know and see, as we are seen and known. In the closing
verses of Jude we are told that we shall be set before the presence of His
glory, without blemish and in exceeding joy. It is as though our Saviour
will introduce us to the manifested presence of the Father.
But we need not wait till then. If we
know our Lord, we know the Father. It troubled Christ that His disciples had
been so long with Him in familiar intercourse and yet had not realised that
the beauty and holiness which shone from His nature were beams of the
Father's character. To have Jesus is to have the Father. To know Jesus is to
know the Father. To pray to Him is to pray to God, for He is God manifest in
the flesh. He is not simply an incarnation of God, in the sense of the old
Greek mythology, adopting a cloak or disguise which was afterwards east off.
God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself.
There must be reverence in our prayer.
God is in heaven and we upon the earth. We must not rush unceremoniously
into His presence, as though it were a common and too-familiar room, where
ceremony and respect are laid aside. There should be the constant
remembrance that in prayer we stand in the presence-chamber of the great
Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of the Universe. We wipe our shoes and remove
our hats when we enter the home of our friend; let us not forget our manners
in the opening sentences of prayer. Angels veil their faces and cry "Holy!"
But there may be a blessed faith and
trust when we pray. The Father of Jesus awaits us. He ascended to His Father
and our Father. We pray to One who loves us in His Beloved Son with an
everlasting love, and holds out the golden sceptre towards us.
I adore Thee, Heavenly Father! There
is no limit to Thy power, or to Thy love. Thou art greatly to be praised!
Thou art greatly to be loved! Accept the homage of my soul and life, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
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from the Puritan's
VALLEY OF VISION
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
"For the one
who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one
who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life."
Sowing looks like a losing business, for we put good corn into the ground
never to see it anymore. Sowing to the Spirit seems a very fanciful,
dreamy business; for we deny ourselves and apparently get nothing for it.
Yet if we sow to the Spirit by studying to live unto God, seeking to obey
the will of God, and laying ourselves out to promote His honor, we shall
not sow in vain. Life shall be our reward, even everlasting life. This we
enjoy here as we enter into the knowledge of God, communion with God, and
enjoyment of God. This life flows on like an ever-deepening, ever-widening
river till it bears us to the ocean of infinite felicity, where the life
of God is ours forever and ever. Let us not this day sow to our flesh, for
the harvest will be corruption, since flesh always tends that way; but
with holy self-conquest let us live for the highest, purest, and most
spiritual ends, seeking to honor our most holy LORD by obeying His most
gracious Spirit. What a harvest will that be when we reap life
everlasting! What sheaves of endless bliss will be reaped! What a festival
will that harvest be! LORD, make us such reapers, for thy Son's sake.
Torrey's Topic "The
Reward of the Saints")
MORNING AND EVENING
"I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the
It is a sweet and blessed event which will occur to all believers
in God's own time--the going home to be with Jesus. In a few more
years the Lord's soldiers, who are now fighting "the good fight of
faith" will have done with conflict, and have entered into the joy
of their Lord. But although Christ prays that his people may
eventually be with him where he is, he does not ask that they may
be taken at once away from this world to heaven. He wishes them to
stay here. Yet how frequently does the wearied pilgrim put up the
prayer, "O that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away
and be at rest;" but Christ does not pray like that, he leaves us
in his Father's hands, until, like shocks of corn fully ripe, we
shall each be gathered into our Master's garner. Jesus does not
plead for our instant removal by death, for to abide in the flesh
is needful for others if not profitable for ourselves. He asks
that we may be kept from evil, but he never asks for us to be
admitted to the inheritance in glory till we are of full age.
Christians often want to die when they have any trouble. Ask them
why, and they tell you, "Because we would be with the Lord." We
fear it is not so much because they are longing to be with the
Lord, as because they desire to get rid of their troubles; else
they would feel the same wish to die at other times when not under
the pressure of trial. They want to go home, not so much for the
Saviour's company, as to be at rest. Now it is quite right to
desire to depart if we can do it in the same spirit that Paul did,
because to be with Christ is far better, but the wish to escape
from trouble is a selfish one. Rather let your care and wish be to
glorify God by your life here as long as he pleases, even though
it be in the midst of toil, and conflict, and suffering, and leave
him to say when "it is enough."
"These all died in faith."
Behold the epitaph of all those blessed saints who fell asleep
before the coming of our Lord! It matters nothing how else they
died, whether of old age, or by violent means; this one point, in
which they all agree, is the most worthy of record, "they all died
in faith." In faith they lived--it was their comfort, their guide,
their motive and their support; and in the same spiritual grace
they died, ending their life-song in the sweet strain in which
they had so long continued. They did not die resting in the flesh
or upon their own attainments; they made no advance from their
first way of acceptance with God, but held to the way of faith to
the end. Faith is as precious to die by as to live by.
Dying in faith has distinct reference to the past. They believed
the promises which had gone before, and were assured that their
sins were blotted out through the mercy of God. Dying in faith has
to do with the present. These saints were confident of their
acceptance with God, they enjoyed the beams of his love, and
rested in his faithfulness. Dying in faith looks into the future.
They fell asleep, affirming that the Messiah would surely come,
and that when he would in the last days appear upon the earth,
they would rise from their graves to behold him. To them the pains
of death were but the birth-pangs of a better state. Take courage,
my soul, as thou readest this epitaph. Thy course, through grace,
is one of faith, and sight seldom cheers thee; this has also been
the pathway of the brightest and the best. Faith was the orbit in
which these stars of the first magnitude moved all the time of
their shining here; and happy art thou that it is thine. Look anew
tonight to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith, and thank
Him for giving thee like precious faith with souls now in glory.
J H JOWETT
THE HAPPY WARRIOR
Ephesians 6:10, 11,12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.
HERE is a portrait of the happy warrior! Let me first look at the warrior,
and then at the implements with which he fights.
“You cannot fight the French merely with red uniforms; there must be men
inside them!” So said Thomas Carlyle. Well, look at this man.
“Strengthened in the Lord, and in the power of His might.” There is a
secret communion with the Almighty, and he draws his resources from the
Infinite. The water in my home comes from the Welsh hills; every drop was
gathered on those grand and expansive uplands. And this man’s soldierly
strength is drawn from the hills of God; every ounce of his fighting blood
comes from the veins of the Lord.
And mark the nature of his armoury. His weapons are dispositions. He
fights with “truth,” and “righteousness,” and “peace,” and “faith,” and
“prayer”! There are no implements like these. A sword will fail where a
courtesy will prevail. We can kill our enemies by kindness. And as for the
devil himself there is nothing like a grace-filled disposition for putting
him to flight! A prayerful disposition can drive him off any field, at any
hour of the day or night. “Put on the whole armour of God.”
The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and
your father's household—and go to the land I will show you."
All noble life begins with sacrifice. To gain the higher—the lower
must be given up. We must leave our own country—before we can get
into God's country. We can have the better—only by giving up the
less valuable. God calls us all to leave the old—in order to enter
the new. It may not be literally to leave country, kindred, and
home—and go out into a strange land; but in a spiritual sense it
always is just this. If we would follow Christ—we must cut loose
from the world, and go out with him.
Perhaps there is too great a tendency in these days—to try to
follow Christ without cutting loose from the world. Too many
people imagine that they can take the pilgrimage to Canaan—without
leaving Ur! But this is quite impossible. We can get to our land
of promise—only by leaving all, and following where Christ leads.
This means that we must give up this world as our portion, and
take the heavenly inheritance instead; we cannot keep both. The
rich man who came to Christ could not sacrifice his earthly
possessions, and therefore could not get the heavenly riches.
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= command to make this privilege our practice enabled to
do so by the Holy Spirit!) 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.
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May 2 -
Missionary biography, Joy Ridderhof
After serving as a missionary in Honduras for six years, Joy
Ridderhof returned to Los Angeles in 1937 broken in health and
suffering from dysentery and malaria. While she was recuperating
and unable to return to Honduras, she wondered if phonograph
records could be the means of reaching the people with the gospel
in their own language.
“I remembered the raucous sound of gramophone records being played
in the saloons and shops of Honduras,” she recalled. “I was
playing hymns in English on the gramophone when a missionary
observed, ‘If we only had gospel recordings in Spanish to sing and
preach the gospel.”
Flat on her back, she prayed for guidance. She had no idea that
there were 7,000 major languages plus thousands more dialects
worldwide. But in her room, her faith burned brightly. She had
made an acquaintance in Central America who had some professional
equipment in Los Angeles. Joy made her first gospel recording in
Spanish. Six copies were sent to the missionary who had replaced
her. Back came an enthusiastic letter. “Please send me more. The
people are listening and understanding the message. Some have
already accepted the Lord.”
In no time a new fledgling agency called Spanish Gospel Recordings
was begun. Joy’s attic bedroom was also her office. For a time she
stood alone, with no one to support her, no board or advisory
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the Lord to raise up more people with His vision of how
we can use technology to spread the gospel.
Hebrews 1:4-5, NIV
So He became as much superior to the angels as the name He has
inherited is superior to theirs. For to which of the angels did
God ever say, “You are my son; today I have become your Father”?
Or again, “I will be his Father, and he will be my son.”
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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,
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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.
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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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