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The righteousness of
God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe
made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the
righteousness of God in Him -- Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law,
having become a curse for us-- this is His name by which He will be called
The LORD our righteousness -- Who became to us wisdom from God, and
righteousness and sanctification, and redemption -- not on the basis of
deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by
the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, Whom He poured
out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior
I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing
Christ Jesus my Lord, for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and
count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ, and may be found in
Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that
which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on
the basis of faith -- for the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to
faith; as it is written The righteous man shall live by faith.
Ro 3.22. 2Co 5.21.--
Je23.6 -- Ga 3.13 --
1Co. 1.30 --Titus 3.5, 6. Phil 3. 8, 9. Ro 1:17
A spirit of
adoption, by which we cry out Abba Father.
lifting up His eyes to heaven... said Father... Holy Father... O righteous
Father -- He was saying Abba, Father. -- Because you are sons, God has sent
forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying Abba! Father! -- for
through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you
are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the
saints, and are of God's household.
For Thou art our Father...Thou, O LORD, art our Father,
our Redeemer from ages past is Thy name. -- Therefore, come out from their
midst & be separate says the LORD and do not touch what is unclean and I
will welcome you and I will be a Father to you and you shall be sons and
daughters to Me
I will get up and go to my Father, and will say to him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight... and he got up and
came to his Father.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved
children -- like the Holy One who called you be holy yourselves also in all
Ro 8.15. John 17.1, 11,
Mk 14.36.--Gal. 4.6.--Ep. 2.18, 19.
Is 63.16. 2Co 6:17-18. Lk 15.18, 19, 20. Eph 5.1. 1Pe 1:15
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by F. B. Meyer
"God is able to make all grace abound
toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound
to every good work."--
ABUNDANCE IS characteristic of God! Go
forth on a spring morning, and look on the flowers with which He has
carpeted the woodlands.
Daisies and buttercups, primroses and
cowslips in myriads, bear witness to the prodigality of His thought and
power--His thought to fashion, His power to produce. But this profuse
carpeting of the earth's nakedness is equalled in the heavens! There, depth
opens beyond depth, lighted and inlaid with constellations, and the wonders
of the sky answer to those of the earth. How multitudinous is God's
But what shall we say of His Grace?
His Joy is unspeakable, His Peace passeth understanding, His Love is beyond
knowledge! Get great thoughts of God, who holds the ocean depths as a drop
in the hollow of his hand, and weighs the mountains as grains of dust in His
scales. Lie upon that bank of flowers, and consider their multitude; sweep
the skies with a telescope and see if you can tell the stars; number the
sand-grains upon the shore, and count the shells strewn along the strand;
and when you have considered the gifts of His hand, ascend to the wealth of
His heart. Study the infinite map of God's nature; compare it with the need
of your little life, and then remember that the Father loves you infinitely,
so much so that for your salvation and mine He gave His Only-Begotten Son.
He has set His love upon you, and will certainly deliver you! He will set
you on high because you have known His Name. All the resources of eternity
and infinity are at His disposal, and He can make all grace abound toward
you, that always having all sufficiency in all things, you may abound to
every good work.
Iris a very wonderful text! Count the
number of universals in it. All Grace Always! All Sufficiency! All things!
God abounding to us that we may abound. The word translated abound might be
rendered literally "to flow or pour over." "My cup runneth over." Our Lord
said: "I am come that they might have life, and have it overflowingly";
"Where sin overflows, grace much more overflows" (Jn 10:10; Rom 5:20).
Let us remember that God does not pour
in unless we pour out. If we are filled with the Presence and Grace of
Christ in our hearts, we must give ourselves out to others.
Give me grace, O Lord, to see the
beauty lying at my feet in the commonplaces of life; and to feel that Thou
art as near, and that life is as wonderful today, as when men beheld Thee in
the days of Thy flesh. 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 Acts on Honest Confession
"He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have
sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not; He
will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the
light" (Job 33:27-28).
This is a word of truth, gathered from the experience of a man of God, and
it is tantamount to a promise. What the LORD has done, and is doing, He
will continue to do while the world standeth. The LORD will receive into
His bosom all who come to Him with a sincere confession of their sin; in
fact, He is always on the lookout to discover any that are in trouble
because of their faults. Can we not endorse the language here used? Have
we not sinned, sinned personally so as to say, "I have sinned"? Sinned
willfully, having perverted that which is right? Sinned so as to discover
that there is no profit in it but an eternal loss? Let us, then, go to God
with this honest acknowledgment. He asks no more. We can do no less.Let us
plead His promise in the name of Jesus. He will deliver us from the pit of
hell which yawns for us; He will grant us life and light. Why should we
despair? Why should we even doubt? The LORD does not mock humble souls. He
means what He says. The guilty can be forgiven. Those who deserve
execution can receive free pardon. LORD, we confess, and we pray Thee to
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, January 25
I will mention the
lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according
to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us.”
And canst thou not do this? Are there no mercies which thou hast
experienced? What, though thou art gloomy now, canst thou forget
that blessed hour when Jesus met thee, and said, “Come unto me”?
Canst thou not remember that rapturous moment when he snapped thy
fetters, dashed thy chains to the earth, and said, “I came to break
thy bonds and set thee free”? Or if the love of thine espousals be
forgotten, there must surely be some precious milestone along the
road of life not quite grown over with moss, on which thou canst
read a happy memorial of his mercy towards thee? What, didst thou
never have a sickness like that which thou art suffering now, and
did he not restore thee? Wert thou never poor before, and did he not
supply thy wants? Wast thou never in straits before, and did he not
deliver thee? Arise, go to the river of thine experience, and pull
up a few bulrushes, and plait them into an ark, wherein thine
infant—faith—may float safely on the stream. Forget not what thy God
has done for thee; turn over the book of thy remembrance, and
consider the days of old. Canst thou not remember the hill Mizar?
Did the Lord never meet with thee at Hermon? Hast thou never climbed
the Delectable Mountains? Hast thou never been helped in time of
need? Nay, I know thou hast. Go back, then, a little way to the
choice mercies of yesterday, and though all may be dark now, light
up the lamps of the past, they shall glitter through the darkness,
and thou shalt trust in the Lord till the day break and the shadows
flee away. “Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy
lovingkindnesses, for they have been ever of old.”
Evening, January 25
“Do we then make void the law
through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.”
When the believer is adopted into the Lord’s family, his
relationship to old Adam and the law ceases at once; but then he
is under a new rule, and a new covenant. Believer, you are God’s
child; it is your first duty to obey your heavenly Father. A
servile spirit you have nothing to do with: you are not a slave,
but a child; and now, inasmuch as you are a beloved child, you are
bound to obey your Father’s faintest wish, the least intimation of
his will. Does he bid you fulfil a sacred ordinance? It is at your
peril that you neglect it, for you will be disobeying your Father.
Does he command you to seek the image of Jesus? Is it not your joy
to do so? Does Jesus tell you, “Be ye perfect, even as your Father
which is in heaven is perfect”? Then not because the law commands,
but because your Saviour enjoins, you will labour to be perfect in
holiness. Does he bid his saints love one another? Do it, not
because the law says, “Love thy neighbour,” but because Jesus
says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments;” and this is the
commandment that he has given unto you, “that ye love one
another.” Are you told to distribute to the poor? Do it, not
because charity is a burden which you dare not shirk, but because
Jesus teaches, “Give to him that asketh of thee.” Does the Word
say, “Love God with all your heart”? Look at the commandment and
reply, “Ah! commandment, Christ hath fulfilled thee already—I have
no need, therefore, to fulfil thee for my salvation, but I rejoice
to yield obedience to thee because God is my Father now and he has
a claim upon me, which I would not dispute.” May the Holy Ghost
make your heart obedient to the constraining power of Christ’s
love, that your prayer may be, “Make me to go in the path of thy
commandments; for therein do I delight.” Grace is the mother and
nurse of holiness, and not the apologist of sin.
J H JOWETT
FIRST, MY BROTHER!
Matthew 5:17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
FIRST be reconciled to thy brother.” We are to put first things first.
When we bring a gift unto the Lord He looks at the hand that brings it. If
the hand is defiled the gift is rejected. “Wash you, make you clean.”
“First be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”
All this tells us why some resplendent gifts are rejected, and why some
commonplace gifts are received amid heavenly song. This is why the widow’s
mite goes shining through the years. The hand that offered it was hallowed
and purified with sacrifice. Shall we say that in that palm there was
something akin to the pierced hands of the Lord? The mite had intimate
associations with the Cross.
And it also tells me why so much of our public worship is offensive to our
Lord. We come to the church from a broken friendship. Some holy thing has
been broken on the way. Someone’s estate has been invaded, and his
treasure spoiled. Someone has been wronged, and God will not touch our
gift. “Leave there thy gift; first be reconciled to thy brother.”
"Year Book" 1895
"I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know
his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for
everything that I learned from my Father—I have made known to
you." John 15:15
One of the marks of a noble nature, is open-heartedness. Jesus
gave it as the chief privilege of friendship with him that he
would make known to his friends—all that his Father had taught
him. That is, full, trusting confidence is the deepest, truest
thing—in the highest and best possible friendship. Soul and soul
should be thoroughly united in two friends.
Two gentlemen lived in houses adjoining each other. Their back
yards were separated by a fence. A warm friendship grew up between
the two families; and soon that fence came down, and the children
played together alike in both yards. True friendship pulls down
the fences between lives.
Therefore a secretive man can never be a friend—nor have a friend
at more than a few points. He is afraid to let his friend know
what he knows, what he has been doing, what he is intending to do.
Secretiveness is narrow, hindering, cramping. It is like living in
a closed cell. It robs one's own life of sweet blessings which it
might get from others—and it robs others of pleasures and benefits
which it might give to them. The secretive man has not yet learned
the meaning of the sweet word about the open-heartedness of the
Master toward his friends, which he would have them repeat toward
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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
- Rizeigat Baggara People of Sudan
(This story is intended to illustrate how this people group thinks
“Father, I want to join the Janjaweed, just like you did.” The man
shook his head at his 13-year-old son and replied, “Times have
changed.” The boy persisted. “But I want to join the fight!” His
father replied, “The fight you need to join is the fight to feed
and water our camels. Our people are no longer supporting the
Janjaweed militias, son. The government refuses to look after our
interests. So we must look after our own needs instead of joining
a militia that only helps them.”
Until recently, the Rizeigat made up most of the Janjaweed, a
militia that attacks civilians in the Sudanese region of Darfur.
But a lack of support from the Sudanese government and the fact
that the Rizeigat were not invited to be part of the peace process
with South Sudan has changed things.
The Rizeigat are believed to be 100 percent Muslim. The New
Testament is available in their language, but their nomadic
lifestyle and the region in which they reside make reaching them
with the gospel very difficult.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for God to provide laborers to take the good news to this
remote harvest field. Ask Him to prepare the hearts of the
Rizeigat people to receive the gift of His Son. Pray for many
Rizeigat to put their faith in Christ and for them to become
witnesses to other tribes in the region.
Exodus 23:4-5, ESV
If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall
bring it back to him. If you see the donkey of one who hates you
lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him
with it; you shall rescue it with him.
What can be a better way of reconciling with one’s enemy than to
help him in his time of need! One must get beyond what their flesh
tells them to do if they are going to reach out to an enemy like
this. But in the end, God is glorified, and enemies become
Pray that the Rizeigat Baggara people will turn their hearts to
Christ in such an amazing way that God can use them to draw their
enemies into the kingdom of God.
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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