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Consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ
HE who hears My word,
and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into
judgment, but has passed out of death into life .-- For through the Law I
died to the Law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with
Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved
me, and delivered Himself up for me.
Because I live, you shall
live also.-- I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and
no one shall snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to
Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the
Father's hand. I and the Father are one.
If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep
seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For
you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Ro 6.11. Jn 5.24.--Ga. 2.19, 20.
Jn 14.19.--Jn 10.28, 29, 30. Col. 3.1, 3.
God gives to all men generously and without
WOMAN, where are they?
Did no one condemn you? And she said, 'No one, Lord.' And Jesus said,
'Neither do I condemn you; go your way. From now on sin no more.'
The grace of God and the gift by
the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many... the free gift
arose from many transgressions resulting in justification.
God, being rich in mercy, because of His great
love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions,
made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and
raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in
Christ Jesus, in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing
riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered
Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Jas 1.5. Jn 8.10, 11. Ro. 5.15,
Ep. 2.4, 5, 6, 7. Ro 8.32.
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by F. B. Meyer
JESUS CHRIST TRIUMPHANT
"Who is this that cometh from
Edom...glorious in His apparel, travelling in the greatness of His strength?
I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save."--
WE CAN never speak of our Lord as we
would! We select the richest metaphors of Scripture, the ideals of poets,
the masterpieces of the rarest art; but none of them suffice. We steep our
thought with fragments from the diaries and autobiographies of the saints.
We meditate on His words till our hearts begin to burn! But we come back to
the light of common days, and the summons of daily tasks, knowing that we
have Him, but what He is neither tongue can tell nor heart conceive. We
await, therefore, with some impatience, till the veil will part asunder and
we shall see Him as He is.
The wistful yearning after Christ,
which has characterised every age, has broken out again and again in
transcendent expression, but among all the imaginings of sanctified and
glowing souls, it is hard to find one more suggestive and inspiring than
this pre-vision of Isaiah. He is standing on the foothills of the Judean
table-land, looking due south toward Edom, when he is startled by an
unexpected and extraordinary spectacle. A mighty Conqueror is descried in
the distance, of commanding appearance traversing slowly and majestically
the desert-wastes, His back toward Edom, His face toward the Judean
frontier. He is clearly alone. Whether He had led an army, or had completed
His work without an army, is not immediately apparent; but He approaches,
travelling in the greatness of His strength. It is only natural that the
astonished seer should challenge Him with the cry: "Who is this that cometh
from Edom?" Across the intervening space the answer comes: "I that speak in
righteousness, mighty to save!"
Clearly, then, He is no enemy, but an
Ally, and much more! The word save suggests that there is no reason for
fear, but every reason to hope. Notice the special aspect of Jesus Christ
which appears in this scene. It is not Jesus on the Cross, but in His
Resurrection and Ascension glory. He it is who stands Sentry between us and
the power of the flesh, for which Edom stands. He is not simply the Forgiver
of Sin, but the Conqueror over all Sin. He is more than a Conqueror for
Himself--He is responsible for all who trust Him.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Captain of
Salvation, who discernest the malevolence and working of evil spirits
against my soul, deliver me, I entreat Thee, amid the manifold temptations
and trials by which I am beset, make a way for me to escape, succour me by
Thy mighty power, and cause me to become more than a conqueror. 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)
"He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed, trusting in
the LORD" (Psalm 112:7).
Suspense is dreadful. When we have no news from home, we are apt to grow
anxious, and we cannot be persuaded that "no news is good news." Faith is
the cure for this condition of sadness; the LORD by His Spirit settles the
mind in holy serenity, and all fear is gone as to the future as well as
the present. The fixedness of heart spoken of by the psalmist is to be
diligently sought after. It is not believing this or that promise of the
LORD, but the general condition of unstaggering trustfulness in our God,
the confidence which we have in Him that He will neither do us ill Himself
nor suffer anyone else to harm us. This constant confidence meets the
unknown as well as the known of life. Let the morrow be what it may, our
God is the God of tomorrow. Whatever events may have happened, which to us
are unknown, our Jehovah is God of the unknown as well as of the known. We
are determined to trust the LORD, come what may. If the very worst should
happen, our God is still the greatest and best. Therefore will we not fear
though the postman's knock should startle us or a telegram wake us at
midnight. The LORD liveth, and what can His children fears.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, February 27
“Thou hast made the Lord, which
is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation.”
The Israelites in the wilderness were continually exposed to change.
Whenever the pillar stayed its motion, the tents were pitched; but
tomorrow, ere the morning sun had risen, the trumpet sounded, the
ark was in motion, and the fiery, cloudy pillar was leading the way
through the narrow defiles of the mountain, up the hill side, or
along the arid waste of the wilderness. They had scarcely time to
rest a little before they heard the sound of “Away! this is not your
rest; you must still be onward journeying towards Canaan!” They were
never long in one place. Even wells and palm trees could not detain
them. Yet they had an abiding home in their God, his cloudy pillar
was their roof-tree, and its flame by night their household fire.
They must go onward from place to place, continually changing, never
having time to settle, and to say, “Now we are secure; in this place
we shall dwell.” “Yet,” says Moses, “though we are always changing,
Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place throughout all generations.”
The Christian knows no change with regard to God. He may be rich
today and poor to-morrow; he may be sickly today and well to-morrow;
he may be in happiness today, to-morrow he may be distressed—but
there is no change with regard to his relationship to God. If he
loved me yesterday, he loves me today. My unmoving mansion of rest
is my blessed Lord. Let prospects be blighted; let hopes be blasted;
let joy be withered; let mildews destroy everything; I have lost
nothing of what I have in God. He is “my strong habitation whereunto
I can continually resort.” I am a pilgrim in the world, but at home
in my God. In the earth I wander, but in God I dwell in a quiet
“Whose goings forth have been
from of old, from everlasting”
The Lord Jesus had goings forth for his people as their
representative before the throne, long before they appeared upon
the stage of time. It was “from everlasting” that he signed the
compact with his Father, that he would pay blood for blood,
suffering for suffering, agony for agony, and death for death, in
the behalf of his people; it was “from everlasting” that he gave
himself up without a murmuring word. That from the crown of his
head to the sole of his foot he might sweat great drops of blood,
that he might be spit upon, pierced, mocked, rent asunder, and
crushed beneath the pains of death. His goings forth as our Surety
were from everlasting. Pause, my soul, and wonder! Thou hast
goings forth in the person of Jesus “from everlasting.” Not only
when thou wast born into the world did Christ love thee, but his
delights were with the sons of men before there were any sons of
men. Often did he think of them; from everlasting to everlasting
he had set his affection upon them. What! my soul, has he been so
long about thy salvation, and will not he accomplish it? Has he
from everlasting been going forth to save me, and will he lose me
now? What! Has he carried me in his hand, as his precious jewel,
and will he now let me slip from between his fingers? Did he
choose me before the mountains were brought forth, or the channels
of the deep were digged, and will he reject me now? Impossible! I
am sure he would not have loved me so long if he had not been a
changeless Lover. If he could grow weary of me, he would have been
tired of me long before now. If he had not loved me with a love as
deep as hell, and as strong as death, he would have turned from me
long ago. Oh, joy above all joys, to know that I am his
everlasting and inalienable inheritance, given to him by his
Father or ever the earth was! Everlasting love shall be the pillow
for my head this night.
J H JOWETT
THE MIGHT OF FRAILTY
Psalm 105:23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36.
THAT is the wonder of wonders, that the Almighty God will use frail
humanity as the vehicles of His power, and will make Moses and Aaron shine
with reflected glory. Man can send an electric current into a fragile
carbon film and make it incandescent. He can send his voice across a
continent, and make it speak on a distant shore. And the Lord God can do
wonders compared with which these are only as the dimmest dreams. He can
send His holy power into human speech, and the words can wake the dead. He
can send His virtue into the human will, and its strength can shake the
thrones of iniquity. He can send His love into the human heart, and the
power of its affection can capture the bitterest foe.
And so the word “impossible” becomes itself impossible when the soul of
man is in fellowship with the Lord of Hosts. The pliant will becomes an
iron pillar. The weak heart becomes “as a defended city” when it is the
home of God. Dumb lips become the thrones of mysterious eloquence when
touched with divine inspiration.
"Year Book" 1895
"He hides Himself—that I cannot see Him. Yet He knows the way I
take; when He has tested me, I will emerge as pure gold!" Job
God is invisible—and we cannot see Him. We know that He is working
here and there, and we turn quickly to find Him—but our eyes get
no glimpse of Him. We cannot lay our hand upon Him. We cannot see
His face. Yet we know that while He is not visible to our
sight—that He sees us always and knows our way where we are, what
we are doing, what our circumstances and experiences are. "He
One evening Jesus sent his disciples out upon the sea in the boat,
to go to the other side—but He did not go with them. In the night
a great storm arose, and the disciples were alone. They were in
sore distress—but they could not find their Master. Meanwhile,
however, though unseen by them—He was looking down upon them in
tender love from the mountain-top. He knew the way that they took,
in the darkness on the sea.
In our experience, it may often be that we cannot find God; that
we cannot see Him; that He shall elude our search, not answer to
our cry, and not come when we call for Him. Yet it is a precious
comfort that in all such cases—He knows the way that we take,
where we are, and what we are suffering. We are never out of His
sight! Always, "He knows!" and that is enough!
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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
(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
- Global Recordings Network (GRN) work in Nigeria
“Is someone meeting you here? It’s not safe! I’m afraid for you!”
These frightening words were uttered by a Nigerian woman who was
meeting a Global Recordings Network (GRN) worker in the Lagos
Airport in Nigeria. She had good reason to warn him about danger.
In just a matter of days a bomb exploded in a bus park in Abuja
killing many. In the north of Nigeria Boko Haram kidnapped 200
schoolgirls. Nigeria is experiencing increasing violence from
Muslim extremist groups.
But in the midst of the evil, God is at work and is blessing the
efforts of GRN! The Nigerian GRN staff is a group of very
dedicated young men. Almost all of them must have additional jobs
or businesses that help provide for their needs. In addition,
three of the team are doing Bible college study on the weekends.
The team regularly distributes tapes and cassettes to individuals
and villages. They show films and witness to people. They
sometimes take a medical team to a village and provide free care.
In many so called “Christian” villages the Christianity has been
so infected by the influence of traditional African religion that
it is hardly recognizable, so the witness, teaching, and
distribution of the gospel tapes by GRN is essential.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for peace and growth for the Nigerian church. Pray for God to
protect the GRN team and its ministry of recording in various
Nigerian languages and distribution of the tapes.
Daniel 6:28, NIV
So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of
Cyrus the Persian.
Scholars have estimated that Daniel was about 90 years old—toward
the end of his lifetime of civil service to successful
regimes—when he experienced God’s miraculous protection in the
lion’s den. God honored Daniel’s faith and obedience and used him
to bless Babylonians, Chaldeans, Medes, and Persians. We may
confidently expect to enjoy fellowship together around the throne
of God with members of each of these ancient peoples! Daniel was
faithful to his mission. Will Daniel be able to enjoy fellowship
at that same gathering with representatives of other people groups
because we too have been faithful to the task to which the Lord
Pray that God will give us the perseverance to serve well like
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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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