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October 25, Evening
end of all things is at hand.
two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done
for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered
together in My name, there I am in their midst -- He who has My commandments
and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by
My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to him.
Lord, what then has happened that You are
going to disclose Yourself to us, and not to the world?... If anyone loves
Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to
him, and make Our abode with him.
To him who is able to keep you from
stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with
great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be
glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever.
Mt. 18.19, 20.--Jn 14.21. Jn 14.22, 23. Jude 1:24, 25.
am with you always,
even to the end of the world
SAW a great white throne, and Him that sat upon it, from whose presence
earth and heaven fled away --The heavens and and earth by His word are being
reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly
God is our refuge and strength, a very present
help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea though its waters
roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. --You will
be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened
We have a building from God, a house not made
with hands, eternal in the heavens .--we are looking for new heavens and a
new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look
for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and
1Pe 4.7. Re. 20.11.--2 Pe. 3.7.
Ps. 46.1-3.--Mt. 24.6. 2 Co. 5.1.--
2 Pe 3.13, 14.
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by F. B. Meyer
OUR LORD'S PRAYER
"Holy Father, keep through Thine own
Name those whom Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, as we are."--
THIS MARVELLOUS seventeenth chapter
of St. John's Gospel has been called the Incense Altar of the New
Testament. It is full of the sweet fragrance of our Lord s intercession
for His own. Let us linger over it for a little, that its wondrous depths
may unfold before our eyes. It is a window into His inner consciousness,
from which we may read some of the thoughts that habitually filled His
Christ's self-obliteration. The
motives that animated our Lord's earthly ministry were all for the
Father's glory. He anticipated, in fact, those great words of the Apostle:
"Of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for
ever" (Rom 11:36).
In this we have an example, that we should follow His steps. We also must
find our fresh springs in Him, as He found them in God; we also must be
willing to forsake and surrender all things to Him, holding them as His
stewards; we also must appropriate, moment by moment, His unsearchable
wealth; If any glory should ever fall to our lot, we must lay it at His
feet, and share it with those entrusted to our charge.
Christ's self-assertion. Though our
Lord obliterated His own interests, there were many things which were
inalienable and of which He could not dispossess Himself. He knew that He
had ever been One with God, and ever would be, that the love which had
existed between the Fatherland Himself was to be shared by a multitude
that no one could number. It is ours to know that we are loved with an
unchanging love, that in Christ we are enriched into the measure of God's
unchangeable fullness. Oh, why do we not more deeply share the
self-obliteration of Christ for others, that we may stand with Him on
these glorious heights, beyond the reach of doubt and fear?
Christ's self-realization. Listen to
His joyous words: "I am glorified in them." "I in them, Thou in Me, that
they may be made perfect in one." It is only as He sees His joy glowing in
myriads of redeemed souls, and finds His love reproduced in their lives,
that He is fulfilled and satisfied.
We thank Thee, our heavenly Father,
for the gift of Jesus our Lord to be our Saviour and Friend. Draw us into
closer union with Him, that we may know Thee better through Him, and be
conformed to Thine image. 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)
God First, Then Extras
"But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33).
See how the Bible opens: "In the beginning God." Let your life open in the
same way. Seek with your whole soul, first and foremost, the kingdom of
God, as the place of your citizenship, and His righteousness as the
character of your life. As for the rest, it will come from the LORD
Himself without your being anxious concerning it. All that is needful for
this life and godliness "shall be added unto you." What a promise this is!
Food, raiment, home, and so forth, God undertakes to add to you while you
seek Him. You mind His business, and He will mind yours. If you want paper
and string, you get them given in when you buy more important goods; and
just so all that we need of earthly things we shall have thrown in with
the kingdom. He who is an heir of salvation shall not die of starvation;
and he who clothes his soul with the righteousness of God cannot be left
of the LORD with a naked body. Away with carping care. Set all your mind
upon seeking the LORD. Covetousness is poverty, and anxiety is misery:
trust in God is an estate, and likeness of God is a heavenly inheritance.
LORD, I seek Thee; be found of me.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, October 25
For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us
2 John 2
Once let the truth of God obtain an entrance into the human heart
and subdue the whole man unto itself, no power human or infernal can
dislodge it. We entertain it not as a guest but as the master of the
house—this is a Christian necessity, he is no Christian who doth not
thus believe. Those who feel the vital power of the gospel, and know
the might of the Holy Ghost as he opens, applies, and seals the
Lord’s Word, would sooner be torn to pieces than be rent away from
the gospel of their salvation. What a thousand mercies are wrapped
up in the assurance that the truth will be with us forever; will be
our living support, our dying comfort, our rising song, our eternal
glory; this is Christian privilege, without it our faith were little
worth. Some truths we outgrow and leave behind, for they are but
rudiments and lessons for beginners, but we cannot thus deal with
Divine truth, for though it is sweet food for babes, it is in the
highest sense strong meat for men. The truth that we are sinners is
painfully with us to humble and make us watchful; the more blessed
truth that whosoever believeth on the Lord Jesus shall be saved,
abides with us as our hope and joy. Experience, so far from
loosening our hold of the doctrines of grace, has knit us to them
more and more firmly; our grounds and motives for believing are now
more strong, more numerous than ever, and we have reason to expect
that it will be so till in death we clasp the Saviour in our arms.
Wherever this abiding love of truth can be discovered, we are bound
to exercise our love. No narrow circle can contain our gracious
sympathies, wide as the election of grace must be our communion of
heart. Much of error may be mingled with truth received, let us war
with the error but still love the brother for the measure of truth
which we see in him; above all let us love and spread the truth
Evening, October 25
She gleaned in the field after
the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field
belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.”
Her hap was. Yes, it seemed nothing but an accident, but how
divinely was it overruled! Ruth had gone forth with her mother’s
blessing, under the care of her mother’s God, to humble but
honourable toil, and the providence of God was guiding her every
step. Little did she know that amid the sheaves she would find a
husband, that he should make her the joint owner of all those broad
acres, and that she a poor foreigner should become one of the
progenitors of the great Messiah. God is very good to those who
trust in him, and often surprises them with unlooked for blessings.
Little do we know what may happen to us to-morrow, but this sweet
fact may cheer us, that no good thing shall be withheld. Chance is
banished from the faith of Christians, for they see the hand of God
in everything. The trivial events of today or to-morrow may involve
consequences of the highest importance. O Lord, deal as graciously
with thy servants as thou didst with Ruth.
How blessed would it be, if, in wandering in the field of meditation
tonight, our hap should be to light upon the place where our next
Kinsman will reveal himself to us! O Spirit of God, guide us to him.
We would sooner glean in his field than bear away the whole harvest
from any other. O for the footsteps of his flock, which may conduct
us to the green pastures where he dwells! This is a weary world when
Jesus is away—we could better do without sun and moon than without
him—but how divinely fair all things become in the glory of his
presence! Our souls know the virtue which dwells in Jesus, and can
never be content without him. We will wait in prayer this night
until our hap shall be to light on a part of the field belonging to
Jesus wherein he will manifest himself to us.
THE ROBE OF HUMILITY
1Peter 5:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
LET me, therefore, learn this lesson, that if my Lord should give me
prominence in His church it is not to feed my lust of dominion, but in
order to strengthen and extend the influence of the church’s life.
“Neither as lording it over the charge allotted to you, but making
yourselves ensamples to the flock.”
The only truly imperial purple is the robe of humility. Any other sort of
attire may appear to be kingly, but it has none of the glorious
significance which belongs to our sovereign Lord. When a man puts on the
robe of pride, he immediately belittles his manhood. When a man puts on
the robe of humility, he becomes a greater man.
But humility is more than an imperial robe, it is a complete armour. It is
fine for defence! The devil cannot get at the man who is “clothed in
humility.” There is no chink or crevice through which his deadly rapier
can pierce. And it is equally fine for offence! Wearing this armour we can
go out “redressing human wrongs.” The stroke of pride is ever futile. When
the humble man deals a blow, the power of the Almighty is in his right
hand. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God.”
"Year Book" 1895
"Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace
that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest
care . . . Even angels long to look into these things!" 1 Peter
Both earth and heaven are intensely interested in the great
redeeming work of Christ. There are wise men who are so busy in
their researches into little earthly matters, that they cannot get
time to study the things of the spiritual kingdom of God. But
nothing in this world so merits the thought, study, and research
of the wisest beings in the universe—as Christ's work of
The interest of the angels in Christ's suffering as the Redeemer,
is very beautiful. There is a picture by Domenichino which
represents the scene on Calvary, after the Savior's body had been
taken down and laid in the grave. The cross is empty. An angel
stands beside the crown of thorns which lies there, feeling with
the tip of his finger, one of its sharp points. His face wears a
look of wonder. He is trying to find out the meaning of
suffering—but he cannot understand it nor fathom its depth.
The artist's thought is, that to this angel the sufferings of
Christ were a great mystery which he was trying to comprehend. The
same thought is suggested in the words, "even angels long to look
into these things!" Surely it is worth while to give thought and
attention to the wonderful things of Christ's redemption, since
even the angels find in them mystery worthy of their deepest
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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
- Khoja People
Raji watched the Islamic festival with his friend Jose from
Argentina. They stood on a sidewalk in Hyderabad, India, as Khoja
men beat themselves with chains. “Why do your people do that?”
asked Jose. “They are depicting the death of the one who brought
Islam to us, a missionary named Pir Sadardin,” Raji explained.
Jose thought for a minute and commented, “I also follow someone
who was killed by His enemies. His name is Jesus. But there is a
major difference. Unlike Pir Sadardin, Jesus rose from the dead.
He conquered death and sin.” “Please tell me more,” asked Raji.
Jose said, “Yes, but not here.” The two young men then walked
several blocks to Raji’s house.
Many years ago members of the Lohanna people group in northern
India converted from Hinduism to Shi’ite Islam and came to be
known as the Khoja. This happened in the 14th century, and it was
mainly the work of a Muslim missionary named Pir Sadardin.
Sadardin was eventually killed by angry Hindus. Today all Khojas
are either Shi’ite or Sunni Muslims, and there are no known
followers of Jesus Christ among this people group.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Ask God to open the hearts of the Khoja people to the Risen
Savior. May this people group come to see Jesus Christ as the only
source of eternal life. Pray that God will soon send the right
people to reach out to them.
Psalms 56:8, ESV
You have kept count of my sorrows; You have put all my tears in
Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?
For centuries the Khojas and other Shi’ite Muslim peoples have
held onto hurts, hate, and violence. They have clung to the
oppressive ideas of the men who brought them Islam: the false
ideas of hate, rage, and unforgiveness. The Bible says that we
should let go of our hurts; God keeps track of the wrongs, and we
are better off releasing them to Him.
Pray that the Khojas and other Shi’ite Muslim peoples will release
the wrongs committed against them to the One who alone can forgive
sins. Send laborers to the Khojas from the God who loves them so
that their hearts will be healed.
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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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