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Call upon me in the day of
trouble: I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me
WHY are you in
despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in
God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance, and my God
--LORD, Thou hast heard the
desire of the humble; Thou wilt strengthen their heart, Thou wilt incline
Thine ear --For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and abundant
in lovingkindness to all who call upon Thee.
Jacob said let us arise and go up to Bethel and I will make an altar there
to God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and has been with me
wherever I have gone -- Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His
I love the LORD, because He hears My voice and my supplications because He
has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I
live. The cords of death encompassed me, and the terrors of Sheol came
upon me; I found distress and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the
Ps 50.15 Ps 42.11 --Ps 10.17 --
Ps 86.5 Ge 35.2, 3 --Ps 103.2
Yet in a very little while, He Who is coming will come and will not
the vision And inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run.
For the vision is yet for the appointed time. It hastens toward the goal,
and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly
come, it will not delay.
Do not let this one fact escape your notice,
beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand
years as one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count
slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for
all to come to repentance --Thou, O Lord,
art a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in
lovingkindness and truth -- Oh, that Thou wouldst rend the heavens and come
down...for from of old they have not heard nor perceived by ear, neither has
the eye seen a God besides Thee, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for
Heb 10.37 Hab 2.2, 3 2 Pe 3.8, 9 --
Ps. 86.15--Isa 64.1, 4
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by F. B. Meyer
LOVED AND LOOSED
"Unto Him that loveth us, and loosed
us from our sins by His Blood; and He made us to be a kingdom, to be
priests unto His God and Father; to Him be the glory and the dominion for
ever and ever. Amen."--
Rev 1:5-6 (R.V.).
WHATEVER ELSE the Blood of Christ
may mean, it certainly means that Christ has viewed our sin as of
tremendous gravity. With Him it is no slight malady to be cured by a
regimen of diet and exercise. It is deep-seated, radical, perilous,
endangering the fabric of our soul's health and the scope of its outlook
on the future.
No religion that ignores this
elemental fact in human consciousness is destined to permanence. To say
with Buddha--sin can be wiped out with good deeds; or with Mahomet--God is
good, and will not be hard on you --is not enough. The religious creed
that deals most radically and drastically with sin is the one which will
ever appeal most strongly to the human heart, and it is because Jesus
Christ has not treated sin lightly, but has loosed men from it by His
blood, that He is enthroned for ever.
It is thus that He speaks to every
sin-burdened soul, profoundly conscious of its heavy binding links,
sighing for the liberty of the sons of God. This forgiveness and loosing
is for thee. What Christ was as Alpha, He is as Omega. He is the same
to-day as in the yesterday of the past. All that He did for those first
believers in Himself, He waits to do for us, if only with humble penitence
and faith we will claim it at His hands. He loveth us! He purchased us for
Himself, not with corruptible things as silver and gold, but with His
precious blood. He breaks the power of cancelled sin, and tells us that we
are loosed from its bondage. He has made us free, and we need not again
yield to the evil things of which we are ashamed, any more than the woman
whom He healed needed to continue to be bent double
Lk 13:11, 12, 13, R.V.).
Let us lift up ourselves, and go forth to glorify God in an upright walk
and conversation; to reign in this life through the one Man, Christ Jesus
Most holy and adorable Lord, who
hast loosed me from my sins, I thankfully accept the redemption which Thou
hast purchased, and the glad freedom from the guilt and power of sin.
Enable me henceforth to walk in newness of life. And to Thee, my Lord and
King, shall be glory and dominion for ever and ever. AMEN.
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VALLEY OF VISION
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the
LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor
waiteth for the sons of men" (Micah 5:7).
If this be true of the literal Israel, much more is it true of the
spiritual Israel, the believing people of God. When saints are what they
should be, they are an incalculable blessing to those among whom they are
scattered. They are as the dew; for in a quiet, unobtrusive manner they
refresh those around them. Silently but effectually they minister to the
life, growth, and joy of those who dwell with them. Coming fresh from
heaven, glistening like diamonds in the sun, gracious men and women attend
to the feeble and insignificant till each blade of grass has its own drop
of dew. Little as individuals, they are, when united, all-sufficient for
the purposes of love which the LORD fulfills through them. Dew drops
accomplish the refreshing of broad acres. LORD, make us like the dew!
Godly people are as showers which come at God's bidding without man's
leave and license. They work for God whether men desire it or not; they no
more ask human permission than the rain does. LORD, make us thus boldly
prompt and free in Thy service wherever our lot is cast.
MORNING AND EVENING
““He arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of
that meat forty days and forty nights.”
1 Kings 19:8
All the strength supplied to us by our gracious God is meant for
service, not for wantonness or boasting. When the prophet Elijah
found the cake baked on the coals, and the cruse of water placed
at his head, as he lay under the juniper tree, he was no gentleman
to be gratified with dainty fare that he might stretch himself at
his ease; far otherwise, he was commissioned to go forty days and
forty nights in the strength of it, journeying towards Horeb, the
mount of God. When the Master invited the disciples to “Come and
dine” with him, after the feast was concluded he said to Peter,
“Feed my sheep”; further adding, “Follow me.” Even thus it is with
us; we eat the bread of heaven, that we may expend our strength in
the Master’s service. We come to the passover, and eat of the
paschal lamb with loins girt, and staff in hand, so as to start
off at once when we have satisfied our hunger. Some Christians are
for living on Christ, but are not so anxious to live for Christ.
Earth should be a preparation for heaven; and heaven is the place
where saints feast most and work most. They sit down at the table
of our Lord, and they serve him day and night in his temple. They
eat of heavenly food and render perfect service. Believer, in the
strength you daily gain from Christ labour for him. Some of us
have yet to learn much concerning the design of our Lord in giving
us his grace. We are not to retain the precious grains of truth as
the Egyptian mummy held the wheat for ages, without giving it an
opportunity to grow: we must sow it and water it. Why does the
Lord send down the rain upon the thirsty earth, and give the
genial sunshine? Is it not that these may all help the fruits of
the earth to yield food for man? Even so the Lord feeds and
refreshes our souls that we may afterwards use our renewed
strength in the promotion of his glory.
““He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.”
Mr. MacDonald asked the inhabitants of the island of St. Kilda how
a man must be saved. An old man replied, “We shall be saved if we
repent, and forsake our sins, and turn to God.” “Yes,” said a
middle-aged female, “and with a true heart too.” “Aye,” rejoined a
third, “and with prayer”; and, added a fourth, “It must be the
prayer of the heart.” “And we must be diligent too,” said a fifth,
“in keeping the commandments.” Thus, each having contributed his
mite, feeling that a very decent creed had been made up, they all
looked and listened for the preacher’s approbation, but they had
aroused his deepest pity. The carnal mind always maps out for
itself a way in which self can work and become great, but the
Lord’s way is quite the reverse. Believing and being baptized are
no matters of merit to be gloried in—they are so simple that
boasting is excluded, and free grace bears the palm. It may be
that the reader is unsaved—what is the reason? Do you think the
way of salvation as laid down in the text to be dubious? How can
that be when God has pledged his own word for its certainty? Do
you think it too easy? Why, then, do you not attend to it? Its
ease leaves those without excuse who neglect it. To believe is
simply to trust, to depend, to rely upon Christ Jesus. To be
baptized is to submit to the ordinance which our Lord fulfilled at
Jordan, to which the converted ones submitted at Pentecost, to
which the jailer yielded obedience the very night of his
conversion. The outward sign saves not, but it sets forth to us
our death, burial, and resurrection with Jesus, and, like the
Lord’s Supper, is not to be neglected. Reader, do you believe in
Jesus? Then, dear friend, dismiss your fears, you shall be saved.
Are you still an unbeliever, then remember there is but one door,
and if you will not enter by it you will perish in your sins.
J H JOWETT
THE SOUL AND NATURE
Psalm 148:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
"PRAISE ye the Lord.” And the Psalmist calls upon the creation to join in
the anthem. And that is the gracious purpose of our God, that the world
should be filled with harmonious praise. It is His will that the character
of man should harmonize with the flowers of the field, that the beauty of
his habits should blend with the glories of the sunrise, and that his
speech and laughter should mingle with the songs of birds and with the
melody of flowing streams. But man is too often a discord in creation. The
flowers put him to shame. The birds make him sound harsh and jarring. He
is “out of tune.”
What then? “Tune my heart to sing Thy praise.” We must bring the broken
strings, the rusted strings, the jarring strings to the Repairer and Tuner
of the soul. It is the glad ministry of His grace to re-awaken silent
chords, to restore broken harps, to “put new songs” in our mouths. He will
make us the kinsfolk of all things bright and beautiful. We shall “go
forth with joy,” and “all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
"Then a Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt
deep pity." Luke 10:33
"O Lord, advertise your love through us!" was the prayer of an
earnest Christian. A young Christian, when asked if she loved
Jesus, was moved to tears, saying in her heart, "What a dim light
mine must be, if others are not sure that I love Jesus!" A
Christian writer has recently said, that the deadliest heresy is
to be unloving.
God advertised his love through the good Samaritan. Others needed
not to ask him if he loved God. He was not guilty of the deadly
heresy of being unloving. He had true compassion. He was not
content merely to say a few pitying words. His sympathy took the
practical form of doing something. He bound up the man's
wounds—that was help of the best kind. He stopped the bleeding
away of the sufferer's life. He rested not until he had him safe
in a warm shelter.
He did not even content himself with getting the man into an inn,
then throwing off further responsibility. He might have said, "I
have done my share; let some other one look after him now." But he
was in no hurry to get the case off his hands. He took care of the
man for a time, and then provided for the continuation of the care
as long as it would be needed. The good Samaritan is Christ's own
picture of what Christian love should be in everyone of his
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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
- Persecution of Believers
The small congregation of Pakistani believers in Lahore felt
encouraged as they listened to their pastor present God’s Word.
Suddenly there was a loud shout by policemen entering the church,
knocking over chairs, and pushing the worshipers. Forcing their
way to the front of the church, they told the pastor, “This church
is now closed. We have heard complaints about much noise coming
from this church, and it is disturbing Muslims outside.” The women
and children began praying, but they stopped when the police
threatened them with arrest. The policeman continued, “You must
never come back to this church.” The Pastor told the police, “We
have the right to worship.” The police retorted, “You have lost
your right because you violated the law. This church is closed.
Pakistan’s estimated 2.5 million believers (approximately half are
Roman Catholic and half Protestant) are among the most persecuted
in the world. They live under constant fear of the country’s
strict anti-blasphemy laws, which are often used as an excuse to
attack the believers. This has led to imprisonment, executions,
burning and destruction of churches and personal property.
Christians are often denied jobs and frequently rejected by their
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Pray that God will bring justice and stability to Pakistan and
that the people will stop the persecution and fear that Christians
face each day. Pray that God’s Word will encourage the believers
and allow them to grow in faith through their trials and
James 2:13, NLT
There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to
others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when
He judges you.
This is a concept that Muslims believe in theory. They know Allah
(God) to be “merciful”, but they often neglect to show mercy to
others because of self righteousness. The true and living God is
holy, righteous, loving, and merciful.
Pray that those who choose to oppress God’s children in Pakistan
will understand that they are placing themselves under God’s wrath
and turn from their ways. Pray that Pakistani Muslims will embrace
the God of mercy, and begin to show mercy to others.—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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"I came that they might have life