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WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT SHALL MAN DO TO ME?
WHO shall separate us
from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or
famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? In all these things we
overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more
that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who after
He has killed has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!
are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and
persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of
Me. Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they
persecuted the prophets who were before you --I do not consider my life of
any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the
ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the
gospel of the grace of God -- I will speak of Thy testimonies before kings,
and shall not be ashamed.
Heb. 13.6. Ro. 8.35, 37.
Lk. 12.4, 5. Mt. 5.10-12.--Ac. 20.24.--Ps.
. . . set my feet upon a rock.
Rock was Christ.--Simon Peter . . . said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of
the living God. . . . Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of
hell shall not overpower it.-- There is salvation in no one else; for there
is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we
must be saved.
Full assurance of faith...without
wavering.--Faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the
surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
Who shall separate us from the love of
Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or
nakedness, or peril, or sword? In all these things we overwhelmingly conquer
through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor
life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to
come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall
be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our
Ps. 40.2. 1 Co. 10.4.--Mt. 16.16, 18.--
Ac. 4.12. Heb 10.22, 23.--Jas 1.6.
Ro. 8.35, 37, 39.
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by F. B. Meyer
"We know that we have passed from
death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his
brother abideth in death."-- 1Jn 3:14.
IT IS a great comfort to find that Love is not
regarded by the Apostle as though it were merely an emotional or
sentimental matter, for every reference points to action! The love of God
was manifested in the laying down of His life, and we are to be willing to
follow in His steps (1Jn 3:16).
The injunction is that we should love in our deeds. We are not to shut up
our hearts in compassion, but to help our brother in need. If we begin
with doing kind and loving actions, we shall end by feeling the same.
Often when people come to me, saying that love has completely died out of
their life towards some other person, I have bidden them go back again,
and act with love, making the other one the centre and object of helpful
ministry; the invariable result is the refreshing and rekindling of the
hot geyser-springs of affection.
Do not wait to feel love, but begin
at once to show it, because it is right, and your duty, and as you step
out in simple faith you will find that God will make this to abound
towards that also abound in grace you may this good work. Love of such
kind is self-giving and it is the gift of the Spirit of God. This exotic
bloom cannot flourish on our wintry soil; the heart of man cannot furnish
it. There may be a few wild growths, but they bear small comparison to its
beautiful flower and fruit. Love is of God. It proceeds from His Nature,
and is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto
us. "The fruit of the Spirit is love," and as we are united with Christ by
faith, the love of God will be shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy
Spirit, and we shall be able to love with God's love.
We know that we have been born from
above as soon as we find ourselves willing to put the interests of another
before our own, not because we have a natural affection or affinity for
him, but because he and we belong to God. If there is hatred or dislike in
our hearts towards any, let us beware! We must uproot it by generous
action, or it will bring darkness into our own lives (1Jn 2:9, 10, 11).
Enable us, O God of patience, to
bear one another's burdens, and to forbear one another in love. Oh, teach
and help us all to live in peace and to love in truth. Subdue all bitter
resentments in our minds, and let the law of kindness be in our tongues.
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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)
"Thou shalt no
more be termed Forsaken" (Isaiah 62:4).
"Forsaken" is a dreary word. It sounds like a knell. It is the record of I
sharpest sorrows and the prophecy of direst ills. An abyss of misery yawns
in that word forsaken. Forsaken by one who pledges his honor! Forsaken by
a friend so long tried and trusted! Forsaken by a dear relative! Forsaken
by father and mother! Forsaken by all! This is woe indeed, and yet it may
be patiently born if the LORD will take us up. But what must it be to feel
forsaken of God? Think of that bitterest of cries, "My God, my God, why
hast thou forsaken me?" Have we ever in any degree tasted the wormwood and
the gall of "forsaken" in that sense? If so, let us beseech our LORD to
save us from any repetition of so unspeakable a sorrow. Oh, that such
darkness may never return! Men in malice said of a saint, "God hath
forsaken him; persecute and take him." But it was always false. The LORD's
loving favor shall compel our cruel foes to eat their own words or, at
least, to hold their tongues. The reverse of all this is that superlative
word Hephzibah "the LORD delighteth in thee." This turns weeping into
dancing. Let those who dreamed that they were forsaken hear the LORD say,
"I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."
MORNING AND EVENING
““Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a
We learn from this narrative, the necessity of human agency. The
draught of fishes was miraculous, yet neither the fisherman nor
his boat, nor his fishing tackle were ignored; but all were used
to take the fishes. So in the saving of souls, God worketh by
means; and while the present economy of grace shall stand, God
will be pleased by the foolishness of preaching to save them that
believe. When God worketh without instruments, doubtless he is
glorified; but he hath himself selected the plan of
instrumentality as being that by which he is most magnified in the
earth. Means of themselves are utterly unavailing. “Master, we
have toiled all the night and have taken nothing.” What was the
reason of this? Were they not fishermen plying their special
calling? Verily, they were no raw hands; they understood the work.
Had they gone about the toil unskilfully? No. Had they lacked
industry? No, they had toiled. Had they lacked perseverance? No,
they had toiled all the night. Was there a deficiency of fish in
the sea? Certainly not, for as soon as the Master came, they swam
to the net in shoals. What, then, is the reason? Is it because
there is no power in the means of themselves apart from the
presence of Jesus? “Without him we can do nothing.” But with
Christ we can do all things. Christ’s presence confers success.
Jesus sat in Peter’s boat, and his will, by a mysterious
influence, drew the fish to the net. When Jesus is lifted up in
his Church, his presence is the Church’s power—the shout of a king
is in the midst of her. “I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men
unto me.” Let us go out this morning on our work of soul fishing,
looking up in faith, and around us in solemn anxiety. Let us toil
till night comes, and we shall not labour in vain, for he who bids
us let down the net, will fill it with fishes.
““Praying in the Holy Ghost.”
Mark the grand characteristic of true prayer—“In the Holy Ghost.”
The seed of acceptable devotion must come from heaven’s
storehouse. Only the prayer which comes from God can go to God. We
must shoot the Lord’s arrows back to him. That desire which he
writes upon our heart will move his heart and bring down a
blessing, but the desires of the flesh have no power with him.
Praying in the Holy Ghost is praying in fervency. Cold prayers ask
the Lord not to hear them. Those who do not plead with fervency,
plead not at all. As well speak of lukewarm fire as of lukewarm
prayer—it is essential that it be red hot. It is praying
perseveringly. The true suppliant gathers force as he proceeds,
and grows more fervent when God delays to answer. The longer the
gate is closed, the more vehemently does he use the knocker, and
the longer the angel lingers the more resolved is he that he will
never let him go without the blessing. Beautiful in God’s sight is
tearful, agonizing, unconquerable importunity. It means praying
humbly, for the Holy Spirit never puffs us up with pride. It is
his office to convince of sin, and so to bow us down in contrition
and brokenness of spirit. We shall never sing Gloria in excelsis
except we pray to God De profundis: out of the depths must we cry,
or we shall never behold glory in the highest. It is loving
prayer. Prayer should be perfumed with love, saturated with
love—love to our fellow saints, and love to Christ. Moreover, it
must be a prayer full of faith. A man prevails only as he
believes. The Holy Spirit is the author of faith, and strengthens
it, so that we pray believing God’s promise. O that this blessed
combination of excellent graces, priceless and sweet as the spices
of the merchant, might be fragrant within us because the Holy
Ghost is in our hearts! Most blessed Comforter, exert thy mighty
power within us, helping our infirmities in prayer.
J H JOWETT
GOD’S GLORIOUS PURPOSE
“I have created him for My glory, I have formed him;
yea, I have made him.”
—Isaiah 43:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
THAT is surely a superlative honour! “I have created him for My glory.” I
stood before one of Turner’s paintings, and a man of fine judgment said to
me, “That is Turner’s glory!” He meant that in that picture the genius and
the power and the grace of Turner were most abundantly expressed. And it
is the will of God that man should express His glory, and by his
righteousness and goodness witness to the great Creator’s power and love.
Amid all the wonders and sublimities of earth, and sky, and sea, man is to
be the Almighty’s “glory.”
The contrast is pathetic when we turn from the Creator’s purpose to our
immediate life. There is so much that is shameful, crooked, and perverse.
There is little or nothing of “glory.” But, blessed be God! the purpose
abides, and the Creator’s work goes on. In His redemptive grace He has
made provision for marred work, for spoilt and perverted life. “The
crooked shall be made straight.” “I will bring again that which is out of
the way.” “Where sin abounds grace doth much more abound.”
"Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Romans
Strange as it may seem, it is easier to weep with those who weep;
than it is to rejoice with those who rejoice. There is something
in sorrow that makes its resistless appeal to every heart,
touching it with tenderness, and calling out sympathetic
expressions. Suffering in another, disarms all unkindly feeling,
and bids a truce, for the time at least, to all bitterness,
jealousy, and resentment. We weep even with our enemy, whom we
find in pain or sorrow. No one is ever envious of another's grief.
But when we see others rejoicing, it is not so according to nature
to rejoice with them. The mood of gladness is not so sure to find
sympathetic chords in the hearts of others. There are those who
are envious of the happiness of others—and are made even more
miserable by their joy! This surely is a most undivine spirit, and
yet none can deny its existence in many hearts.
Gladness in others makes no such appeal to a heart, as sorrow
does. It does not need help. Yet we should mark well the lesson
that it is as much our duty to rejoice with those who rejoice—as
it is to weep with those who weep. It is a close test of
character, this being able to be glad because our friend is
prosperous, even though at the time we do not have prosperity
ourselves. It shows a wholesome spiritual condition.
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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
- Education in Pakistan
(This story is intended to illustrate the situation in Punjab
Swathed in headscarves and traditional Islamic robes over their
clothing, Saleh and her teenaged friends walked to school ignoring
the scathing glances of men. Saleh dropped her little sister off
at the primary school, which was once burned out by jihadists who
feel that girls should not go to school.
When the teenaged girls reached their own run down school
building, Saleh glanced across the street at the well-provisioned,
clean building that housed the madrasa, an Islamic religious
school for boys. This school is well funded by petro-dollars, but
the teachings at these schools contribute to sectarian violence,
religious extremism, and hatred.
Although Pakistan’s constitution guarantees all children a free
and compulsory education, 5.5 million Pakistani children are not
in school. According to a United Nations agency called UNESCO,
Pakistan has the highest adult illiteracy rate in the world. To
make matters worse, it is common for those in power to have fake
college degrees. Often people in government positions do not have
the qualifications that they claim to have, much to the harm of
the entire nation of Pakistan.
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Pray that in the name of Jesus spiritual strongholds that destroy
Pakistan’s much-needed education system will be broken, cast down,
and destroyed. Pray that the Words of Jesus will reach the hearts
of Punjabis in Pakistan, be they poor or wealthy, in such a way
that they will clearly see that Jesus offers them the only answer.
Proverbs 17:23, NLT
The wicked take secret bribes to pervert the course of justice.
Pakistan is noted for bribery and corruption. The end result is
that, instead of people having clean water to drink, for example,
they must boil it or they will get sick. Officially the water is
clean, but due to bribery, illegal actions become legal for all
practical purposes, so long as someone pays a bribe. People can
get sick or even die by drinking tap water. The desire for
personal gain gives people the willingness to allow others to
suffer. Deception and injustice is at the root of this.
Pray for the people of Pakistan to take action when bribery and
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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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