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Sin shall not be master over you,
for you are not under law, but under grace.
WHAT then? shall we
sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be! --My
brethren, you... were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ,
that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead,
that we might bear fruit for God -- Not being without the law of God but
under the law of Christ--The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is
the law but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord
The law of the Spirit of life in
Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death --Whosoever
commits sin is the slave of sin --If...the Son shall make you free, you
shall be free indeed.
It was for freedom that Christ set us free;
therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of
Ro 6.14. Ro. 6.15.--Ro. 7.4.--
1Co 9.21.--1Co. 15.56, 57. Ro. 8.2.--
Jn 8.34, 36. Ga. 5.1.
A double minded man is
unstable in all his ways
NO man, after putting
his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that
He is a rewarder of those who seek Him --Let him ask in faith without any
doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and
tossed by the wind. For let not that man expect that he will receive
anything from the Lord -- All things for which you pray and ask, believe
that you have received them, and they shall be granted you.
We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there
by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of
men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
but speaking the truth in love.. grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the
head, even Christ
Abide in me.--Be ye steadfast,
immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil
is not in vain in the Lord.
Jas 1.8. Lk. 9.62. Heb 11. 6.--
Jas. 1.6, 7.--Mk 11.24. Ep. 4.14, 15.
Jn 15.4.--1Co 15.58.
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by F. B. Meyer
WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY!
"And when they could not find by
what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon
the housetop, and let him down through the tiling, with his couch, into
the midst before Jesus."--
WHAT A lovely human story this is!
The crowds that gathered around our Lord, as He taught them, were so great
that they filled not only the house where He was staying, with the
Pharisees and learned men sitting by, but overflowed into a vast multitude
in the fore-court. The Master may have stood on the balcony of a
double-storied house, so as to be able to reach the crowds within and
As He was teaching, presently four
men approached, carrying on a hammock slung between them a paralysed man.
We are not told in so many words that they were young men, but their
earnestness and ingenuity incline one to this idea. Perhaps they had been
school-chums together, and as they grew up they may have entered upon evil
ways--"sown their wild oats" together, and one of their number may have
been suffering from the consequences, for our Lord very distinctly set the
pardon of his sins before the healing of his body. His four companions had
probably heard Christ preach and had become His followers, for it was
"seeing their faith" that He performed this miracle of salvation and
healing. They agreed that by hook or by crook they would bring their
friend into Christ's gracious presence. Unable to make their way through
the throng, they were not daunted, but climbed up on to the roof, and the
record says, "let him down through the tiling." Lowered by strong hands,
with its four ropes, the hammock swung to the feet of the Master, and the
expectant imploring eyes of this poor fellow could not make a more
eloquent appeal for help than did the evident faith of his bearers.
The words with which our Lord
saluted him were very tender and gracious: "Man, thy sins are forgiven
thee!" One of the sure means of physical health is to be assured of
spiritual cleansing and forgiveness (Jas 5:14,
Would that we were all equally anxious to bring our friends to Christ. If
four would agree about a fifth, and never rest until he or she was brought
to Jesus, what a revival would break out (Jn 4:28, 29, 30).
Enlarge our souls with a Divine
Love, that we may hope all things, endure all things, and become
messengers of Thy healing mercy to the grievances and infirmities of men.
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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)
The Safest Shelter
"And a Man shall be as an hiding-place from the wind and a covert from the
tempest" (Isaiah 32:2).
Who this Man is we all know. Who could He be but the Second Man, the LORD
from heaven, the man of sorrows, the Son of Man? What a hiding place He
has been to His people! He bears the full force of the wind Himself, and
so He shelters those who hide themselves in Him. We have thus escaped the
wrath of God, and we shall thus escape the anger of men, the cares of this
life, and the dread of death. Why do we stand in the wind when we may so
readily and so surely get out of it by hiding behind our LORD? Let us this
day run to Him and be at peace. Often the common wind of trouble rises in
its force and becomes a tempest, sweeping everything before it. Things
which looked firm and stable rock in the blast, and many and great are the
falls among our carnal confidences. Our LORD Jesus, the glorious man, is a
covert which is never blown down. In Him we mark the tempest sweeping by,
but we ourselves rest in delightful serenity. This day let us just stow
ourselves away in our hiding place and sit and sing under the protection
of our Covert. Blessed Jesus! Blessed Jesus! How we love Thee! Well we
may, for Thou art to us a shelter in the time of storm.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, Sept 14
“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings.”
Christian, you ought not to dread the arrival of evil tidings;
because if you are distressed by them, what do you more than other
men? Other men have not your God to fly to; they have never proved
his faithfulness as you have done, and it is no wonder if they are
bowed down with alarm and cowed with fear: but you profess to be of
another spirit; you have been begotten again unto a lively hope, and
your heart lives in heaven and not on earthly things; now, if you
are seen to be distracted as other men, what is the value of that
grace which you profess to have received? Where is the dignity of
that new nature which you claim to possess?
Again, if you should be filled with alarm, as others are, you would,
doubtless, be led into the sins so common to others under trying
circumstances. The ungodly, when they are overtaken by evil tidings,
rebel against God; they murmur, and think that God deals hardly with
them. Will you fall into that same sin? Will you provoke the Lord as
Moreover, unconverted men often run to wrong means in order to
escape from difficulties, and you will be sure to do the same if
your mind yields to the present pressure. Trust in the Lord, and
wait patiently for him. Your wisest course is to do as Moses did at
the Red Sea, “Stand still and see the salvation of God.” For if you
give way to fear when you hear of evil tidings, you will be unable
to meet the trouble with that calm composure which nerves for duty,
and sustains under adversity. How can you glorify God if you play
the coward? Saints have often sung God’s high praises in the fires,
but will your doubting and desponding, as if you had none to help
you, magnify the Most High? Then take courage,
Evening, Sept 15
near unto him.”
The dispensation of the old covenant was that of
distance. When God appeared even to his servant
Moses, he said, “Draw not nigh hither: put off
thy shoes from off thy feet”; and when he
manifested himself upon Mount Sinai, to his own
chosen and separated people, one of the first
commands was, “Thou shalt set bounds about the
mount.” Both in the sacred worship of the
tabernacle and the temple, the thought of
distance was always prominent. The mass of the
people did not even enter the outer court. Into
the inner court none but the priests might dare
to intrude; while into the innermost place, or
the holy of holies, the high priest entered but
once in the year. It was as if the Lord in those
early ages would teach man that sin was so
utterly loathsome to him, that he must treat men
as lepers put without the camp; and when he came
nearest to them, he yet made them feel the width
of the separation between a holy God and an
impure sinner. When the gospel came, we were
placed on quite another footing. The word “Go”
was exchanged for “Come”; distance was made to
give place to nearness, and we who aforetime
were afar off, were made nigh by the blood of
Jesus Christ. Incarnate Deity has no wall of
fire about it. “Come unto me, all ye that labour
and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,”
is the joyful proclamation of God as he appears
in human flesh. Not now does he teach the leper
his leprosy by setting him at a distance, but by
himself suffering the penalty of his defilement.
What a state of safety and privilege is this
nearness to God through Jesus! Do you know it by
experience? If you know it, are you living in
the power of it? Marvellous is this nearness,
yet it is to be followed by a dispensation of
greater nearness still, when it shall be said,
“The tabernacle of God is with men, and he doth
dwell among them.” Hasten it, O Lord.
SEPTEMBER The Fifteenth
RESTORING A RUINED LIFE
Psalm 103:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.
COULD there be a sweeter chime than the opening music of this psalm?
“Who forgiveth all thine iniquities.” He receives me back home again,
interrupts the broken story of my sin, and drowns my sobbings in His
“Who healeth all thy diseases.” He takes in hand the foul complaints which
I acquired in “the far country,” and with His powerful medicines, and His
wonderful “bread of life,” He drives the foul things from my soul.
“Who redeemeth thy life from destruction.” Yes, with His own blood He buys
me back from a midnight servitude, strikes every chain and shackle from my
limbs, and makes me dance in “the glorious liberty of the children of
“Who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercy.” He encircles me
with the invulnerable army of His own love. Henceforth if the devil would
get at me he must deal with God. “As the mountains are round about
Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people.”
“Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things.” He sets before me a glorious
table, and enlivens my spirits with glorious fellowship. That so I can be
no other than “satisfied,” and my heart is at rest in the Lord. “Thou, O
Christ, art all I want!”
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"Who touched Me? Jesus asked." Luke 8:45
The people were crowding against Jesus, and many people touched
him; but there was one touch different from the others. There was
a heart's cry in it, a pleading, a piteous supplication. It was a
touch of faith, inspired by a deep sense of need. It was not an
accidental touch, a mere touch of nearness; it was intentional.
This incident illustrates what is going on all the while, about
Christ. We cannot move without pressing up against him. Sometimes
in our heedlessness we jostle him rudely. But when among all
earth's millions, one person intentionally reaches out a hand to
feel after Christ, to touch him with a purpose, to seek for some
blessing, to crave some help—Jesus instantly knows the pressure of
that touch, and turns to answer it. He knows when any heart wants
him, no matter how obscure the person, how poor, how hidden away
in the crowd. Blessing came that day to none in that crowd, so far
as we know—except to this poor, sick woman, who touched Christ's
clothes. It came to her, because she had a burden on her heart—and
sought Christ's help.
So in every company, there are some who are close, and yet receive
no blessing, because there is no faith in their touching. Then
there are those who are no nearer—but who reach out their hands in
faith, and touch Christ's clothes, and go away helped, comforted.
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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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(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
- Kashyap Rajputs
Andup counted the coins he had already made that day: 120 rupees.
It was quite early in the morning for his roadside restaurant to
have made so much money. He looked at the picture on the cover of
that morning’s newspaper that lay on the counter. The photo was of
Anurag Kashyap, the famous movie director, producer, and
screenplay writer. Andup looked up as an older man dragged in a
small group of teary-eyed girls dressed in clean outfits. Andup
guessed that these unhappy looking girls would be trafficked; he
couldn’t be certain. But he was certain he might make as much as
200 rupees cooking for the group.
In today’s India the Kashyap Rajputs dominate the roadside
restaurant industry. The less fortunate members of the community
work as landless agricultural laborers. They are found throughout
the state of Haryana, and they speak Haryanvii, a dialect of
The Kashyap Rajput community is divided between Hindus and Sikhs.
No one who follows Christ lives among them, and there is no known
specific outreach to this community. Nevertheless, an indigenous
ministry, the Native Missionary Movement, works in the state of
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Indian believers will be drawn into the Kashyap
restaurants and then speak boldly to them about the hope they have
in Jesus. Pray that the Kashyap Rajputs will also speak up in
defense of victims of the traffickers that visit their roadside
restaurants. Pray that the Kashyap will embrace the hope of Christ
when they learn about Him.
1 Thessalonians 1:5, NIV
The goal of world evangelization will never be achieved by the
brilliance of human strategy, the wisdom of cultural adaptation,
or the power and effort of human determination; nevertheless, each
of these elements has its place in God’s plan. Only God’s Holy
Spirit, moving and working among hearts in each people group, will
accomplish their evangelization. He also uses the available humans
that have yielded to His purposes.
Pray that believers in India and all over the world will be
sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s guidance so that the Great
Commission will be fulfilled.
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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