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This is the
ordinance of the Passover: no foreigner is to eat of it
WE have an altar, from
which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.-- Unless one is
born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.-- At that time separate from
Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the
covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now
in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the
blood of Christ.
For He Himself is our peace, Who
made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,
by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments
contained in ordinances, that in Himself He might make the two into one new
man, thus establishing peace
So then you are no longer strangers
and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's
If anyone hears My voice and opens
the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.
Ex 12.43. Heb. 13.10.--Jn 3.3.--
Ep. 2.12, 13. Ep. 2.14, 15. Ep. 2.19.
prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more.
the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with
loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was
heard because of His piety.
So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD --Devoted to prayer
--With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with
this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the
saints.--By prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be
made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension,
shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Yet not as I will, but as Thou
wilt.--This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask
anything according to His will, He hears us.
Delight yourself in the LORD and He
will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD. Trust
also in Him, and He will do it.
Mt 26.44. Heb. 5.7. Hos. 6.3.--
Ro. 12.12.--Ep. 6.18.--Php 4.6, 7.
Mt 26.39.--1Jn 5.14. Ps. 37.4, 5.
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by F. B. Meyer
THE JOY OF SERVICE
"These things have I spoken
unto you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be
fulfilled."-- Joh 15:11 (R.V.).
"My servants shall sing for
joy of heart."-- Isa 65:14.
ON THE eve of Gethsemane and
the night before His crucifixion "these things" were said by our
Lord: how could He have even a thought of Joy? Note how
confidently He speaks of it--abiding, remaining, persistent joy!
Like a hot geyser-spring, rising from unknown depths on an
ice-bound world. How could He think of joy at such a moment? One
answer alone seems possible. He knew that by His supreme sacrifice
He was creating a well-spring of joy for all future generations.
The spring of His joy was perennial because of the joy He was
about to create for myriads.
This joy was characteristic
of His whole ministry. It seems to have been an unfailing
fountain. How could it be otherwise when He was always ministering
to others, when He was for ever fulfilling His Father's loving
Will for men? It is in harmony with His oft-repeated "Be of good
courage," whether He was about to heal pain and disease, or
proclaim the forgiveness of sin. The New Testament rings with this
call to rejoice, and to rejoice greatly!
Life of Self-giving. Our
joy, like Christ's, consists in self-giving. We pass on to others
the joy and love with which He fills our hearts, and in doing so,
we are made infinitely happy. Let us today fix these thoughts in
our mind. God is Love, and that Love cannot be self-contained.
Day by day let us abide in
Him, with our heart-gate open to the incoming of His love, that He
may be able to speak a word to those that are weary, to proclaim
liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them
that are bound. We are not to create, but to pass on! Not to
inaugurate, but to transmit! The love and grace of Christ were
always expressed in acts of ministry. He was not content with
speaking the word of cheer, but ministered in such a way that joy
and gladness were the immediate result. We must not be
well-wishers only, but well-doers, If it be only to help to lift a
burden, or to guide the perplexed, or to give a caress to some
lonely despairing soul. In all such acts of ministry we are giving
our Saviour the opportunity of expressing Himself through us, and
of fulfilling our joy.
O Blessed Lord, give me to
know the joy that is unspeakable, the love that passeth knowledge,
and the peace that passeth understanding. 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)
"So He giveth
His beloved sleep" (Psalm 127:2).
Ours is not a life of anxious care but of happy faith. Our heavenly Father
will supply the wants of His own children, and He knoweth what we have
need of before we ask Him. We may therefore go to our beds at the proper
hour and not wear ourselves out by sitting up late to plot, and plan, and
contrive. If we have learned to rely upon our God, we shall not lie awake
with fear gnawing at our hearts; but we shall leave our care with the
LORD, our meditation of Him shall be sweet, and He will give us refreshing
sleep. To be the LORD's beloved is the highest possible honor, and he who
has it may feel that ambition itself could desire no more, and therefore
every selfish wish may go to sleep. What more is there even in heaven than
the love of God? Rest, then, O soul, for thou hast all things. Yet we toss
to and fro unless the LORD Himself gives us not only the reasons for rest
but rest itself. Yea, He doth this. Jesus Himself is our peace, our rest,
our all, On His bosom we sleep in perfect security, both in life and in
Sprinkled afresh with pardoning blood,
I lay me down to rest
As in the embraces of my God,
Or on my Savior's breast.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, July 2
“Our heart shall rejoice in Him.”
Blessed is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the
deepest distress; although trouble may surround them, they still
sing; and, like many birds, they sing best in their cages. The
waves may roll over them, but their souls soon rise to the surface
and see the light of God’s countenance; they have a buoyancy about
them which keeps their head always above the water, and helps them
to sing amid the tempest, “God is with me still.” To whom shall
the glory be given? Oh! to Jesus—it is all by Jesus. Trouble does
not necessarily bring consolation with it to the believer, but the
presence of the Son of God in the fiery furnace with him fills his
heart with joy. He is sick and suffering, but Jesus visits him and
makes his bed for him. He is dying, and the cold chilly waters of
Jordan are gathering about him up to the neck, but Jesus puts His
arms around him, and cries, “Fear not, beloved; to die is to be
blessed; the waters of death have their fountain-head in heaven;
they are not bitter, they are sweet as nectar, for they flow from
the throne of God.” As the departing saint wades through the
stream, and the billows gather around him, and heart and flesh
fail him, the same voice sounds in his ears, “Fear not; I am with
thee; be not dismayed; I am thy God.” As he nears the borders of
the infinite unknown, and is almost affrighted to enter the realm
of shades, Jesus says, “Fear not, it is your Father’s good
pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Thus strengthened and consoled,
the believer is not afraid to die; nay, he is even willing to
depart, for since he has seen Jesus as the morning star, he longs
to gaze upon Him as the sun in his strength. Truly, the presence
of Jesus is all the heaven we desire. He is at once
“The glory of our brightest days;
The comfort of our nights.”
Evening, July 2
“Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest,
if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the
A cry is the natural expression of sorrow, and a suitable
utterance when all other modes of appeal fail us; but the cry must
be alone directed to the Lord, for to cry to man is to waste our
entreaties upon the air. When we consider the readiness of the
Lord to hear, and his ability to aid, we shall see good reason for
directing all our appeals at once to the God of our salvation. It
will be in vain to call to the rocks in the day of judgment, but
our Rock attends to our cries.
“Be not silent to me.” Mere formalists may be content without
answers to their prayers, but genuine suppliants cannot; they are
not satisfied with the results of prayer itself in calming the
mind and subduing the will—they must go further, and obtain actual
replies from heaven, or they cannot rest; and those replies they
long to receive at once, they dread even a little of God’s
silence. God’s voice is often so terrible that it shakes the
wilderness; but his silence is equally full of awe to an eager
suppliant. When God seems to close his ear, we must not therefore
close our mouths, but rather cry with more earnestness; for when
our note grows shrill with eagerness and grief, he will not long
deny us a hearing. What a dreadful case should we be in if the
Lord should become forever silent to our prayers? “Lest, if thou
be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.”
Deprived of the God who answers prayer, we should be in a more
pitiable plight than the dead in the grave, and should soon sink
to the same level as the lost in hell. We must have answers to
prayer: ours is an urgent case of dire necessity; surely the Lord
will speak peace to our agitated minds, for he never can find it
in his heart to permit his own elect to perish.
J H JOWETT
JULY The Second
LIGHT AND LIGHTNING
“And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him.”
—Isaiah 11:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
AND the spirit is one of light! All the doors and windows are open. His
correspondences are perfect and unbroken. He is of “quick understanding,”
keen-scented to discern the essences of things, alert to perceive the
reality behind the semblance, to “see things as they are.” All the great
primary senses are awake, and He has knowledge of every “secret place.”
“He shall smite ... with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His
lips shall He slay.” The spirit of light follows a crusade of holiness.
The light becomes lightning! The “breathing,” which cools the
fever-stricken, can also become a hot breath, which wastes and destroys
every plant of evil desire. It is an awful thing, and yet a gracious
thing, that “our God is a consuming fire.” It was foretold of our Lord
that He should baptize “with fire.”
And this crusade of holiness is in the ministry of peace. He will burn
away all that defileth, in order that He may create a profound and
permanent fellowship. When His work is done, there will be a mingling of
apparent opposites, and antagonisms will melt into a gracious union. “The
sucking child will play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall
put his hand on the adder’s den.”
"Year Book" 1895
"Then he said, "Take the arrows," and the king took them. Elisha
told him, "Strike the ground." He struck it three times and
stopped. The man of God was angry with him and said, "You should
have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have
defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat
it only three times." 2 Kings 13:18-19
Character comes out in little things. It seemed a small matter,
there in the prophet's dying chamber, whether the king shot three
arrows or six—yet the future successes of his army depended on it.
Unconsciously, he was undergoing a critical test. His lack of
energy in shooting the arrows, betrayed a fatal weakness of
character. And when the test was over the measure of his success
in life was unalterably fixed. No doubt he would have given large
sums for a repetition of the testing, now that, he knew what
depended on it; but it was too late.
Every life is full of just such testings. Destinies are forever
turning on events too trivial for record. Our characters are ever
being put to proof in the smallest things, and the result settles
important matters for our future. He who improves his one talent,
receives more. He who is faithful in things that are least, is
entrusted with greater things. On the other hand, unfaithfulness
in the smallest things, is forever keeping men out of greater
trusts. The picking up of a pin in a merchant's office, has made a
great destiny for a boy. There is not a lad who may not make or
unmake his fortune any day, by some unconscious acts.
God also is continually putting us to the test to see how we do
this or that little thing; and he determines thereby whether or
not he can entrust great things to us.
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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, Dorothy Miller
In the year 1757, hymn writer Robert Robinson penned the now
famous praise line. “Teach me some melodious sonnet sung by
flaming tongues above.” Had we all had ears tuned in to pick up
heavenly frequencies, perhaps we would have heard angels singing
on the night of December 9, 2014 when Christ greeted the arrival
of Dorothy Miller into the kingdom of God.
Known to hundreds, perhaps, thousands of family members, friends,
and colleagues as “Mom” or “Mum,” Dorothy Miller was a modern
trailblazer in the art of “storytelling.” Storying, as it is
sometimes called, is a method of oral communication that presents
Bible stories aloud in a narrative form that makes the content
easier to understand and remember.
Dorothy and her husband, Tom, began their missionary journey by
sharing Christ with those they worked with while they owned
several businesses. The largest business was an equestrian venture
where Dorothy trained students how to ride horses. Some of the
students became Olympians. After Tom and Dorothy sold their
businesses, Dorothy kept busy writing. She authored numerous books
as well as scripts for Christian videos. Little did Dorothy know
at the time that one of those script projects would providentially
become a stepping stone down the path of her calling in life.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the seeds planted by Dorothy Miller’s story telling
ministry would take root and blossom into fruit for
Christ-following believers from every tongue and tribe.
Luke 9:25NET For what does it
benefit a person if he gains the whole world but loses or forfeits
How does one lose or forfeit
himself? Jesus said this on the heels of “denying oneself… taking
up his cross daily… following Me.” Where did He go? He went to His
death on our behalf! We are to go to our death on behalf of others
who do not know Him, and we gain our lives by doing so. Are we
ready to forfeit ourselves for Him—to sign our death sentence—to
die to our own preferences, and to live to serve others? What does
this life really have to offer us–of eternal significance?
Pray for a willingness to die to yourself for the sake of His
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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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