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will be like a refuge from the wind, And a shelter from the
then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise
also partook of the same --The man, My Associate, Declares the
LORD of hosts.--I and my Father are one.
He who dwells in the
shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty
--There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and
refuge and protection from the storm and the rain --The LORD is
your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day,
nor the moon by night.
When my heart is faint;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I .--Thou art my
hiding place; thou dost preserve me from trouble --Thou hast been
a defense for the helpless, a defense for the needy in his
distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; for the
breath of the ruthless is like a rain storm against a wall.
Is 32.2. Heb.
John 10.30. Ps. 91.1.--Isa. 4.6.--
Ps121:5,6 . Ps. 61.2.--Ps. 32.7.--
Behold, I create new heavens and a new
new heavens and the new earth, which I make will endure before Me,
declares the LORD, So your offspring and your name will endure.
According to His promise
we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which
I saw a new heaven and a
new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away,
and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new
Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a
bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the
throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He
shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God
Himself shall be among them, and He shall wipe away every tear
from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there
shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first
things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said,
Behold, I am making all things new. And He said, Write, for these
words are faithful and true.
Is 65.17. Isa. 66.22.
2 Pe. 3.13.
Rev. 21.1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
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by F. B. Meyer
WALKING IN THE LIGHT
"God said, Let there be
Light; and there was Light."--- Gen1:3.
"Ye were sometimes darkness,
but now are ye light in the Lord: Walk as children of Light."--
ST. PAUL makes use of this
passage in Genesis, when He says, that "God who commanded the
fight to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give
the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of
Jesus Christ." He seems to go back in his experience to that
remarkable vision on the road to Damascus, when the light shone,
and he saw the face of the Lord Jesus. It was as though he had
passed through the experience of chaos, while kicking against the
goad of conviction, and at that moment, which he could never
forget, God said: "Let there be light." Looking up, he saw the
light of the glory of God reflected in that dear Face that looked
down on him with ineffable love. It was life out of death; light
replaced darkness, and peace chased away the last vestige of
This is ever the result and
climax of the work in our hearts wrought by the Holy Spirit. He
leads us out of darkness; He takes of the things of Christ and
shows them unto us. His one aim is to glorify our Saviour, and to
make Him the Alpha and Omega of our faith, as we walk in the
When I was in Tasmania, I
was shown a great mountain range on which was a vast lake,
fifty-two miles in circumference. The overflow yielded a perennial
waterfall of a thousand feet, the force of which was translated
into electricity which made light and power cheap for great
factories and for domestic needs. It seemed to me, as I thought
about it, that the great sheet of water resembled the Love of God,
in its longing to help mankind; that the descending waterfall
might be taken to illustrate the Incarnation of our Saviour, who
was the Sent-One of the Eternal Trinity; and that the electric
current, invisible but mighty, was typical of the Holy Spirit, who
brings to our hearts the Light and Power of the Divine Nature. The
lesson is obvious, that as the manufacturer or the scientist
invents machinery to meet the conditions on which alone the
electric current can do its work, so must we learn to adapt
ourselves to receive and transmit the power and light of God,
which comes to us through our union with Jesus.
May the Holy Spirit keep us
ever walking in the light of Thy countenance. May He fill our
hearts with the sense of Thy nearness and loving fellowship. Order
our steps in Thy way, and then walk with us, for in Thee is no
darkness at all. AMEN.
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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)
True Walking Posture
"He that walketh
uprightly walketh surely" (Proverbs 10:9).
His walk may be slow, but it is sure.
He that hasteth to be rich shall not be innocent nor sure; but steady
perseverance in integrity, if it does not bring riches, will certainly
bring peace. In doing that which is just and right, we are like one
walking upon a rock, for we have confidence that every step we take is
upon solid and safe ground. On the other hand, the utmost success through
questionable transactions must always be hollow and treacherous, and the
man who has gained it must always be afraid that a day of reckoning will
come, and then his gains will condemn him. Let us stick to truth and
righteousness. By God's grace let us imitate our LORD and Master, in whose
mouth no deceit was ever found. Let us not be afraid of being poor, nor of
being treated with contempt. Never, on any account whatever, let us do
that which our conscience cannot justify. If we lose inward peace, we lose
more than a fortune can buy. If we keep in the LORD's own way and never
sin against our conscience, our way is sure against all comers. Who is he
that can harm us if we be followers of that which is good? We may be
thought fools by fools if we are firm in our integrity; but in the place
where judgment is infallible we shall be approved.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, December 1
““Thou hast made summer and winter.”
My soul begin this wintry month with thy God. The cold snows and
the piercing winds all remind thee that he keeps his covenant with
day and night, and tend to assure thee that he will also keep that
glorious covenant which he has made with thee in the person of
Christ Jesus. He who is true to his Word in the revolutions of the
seasons of this poor sin-polluted world, will not prove unfaithful
in his dealings with his own well-beloved Son.
Winter in the soul is by no means a comfortable season, and if it
be upon thee just now it will be very painful to thee: but there
is this comfort, namely, that the Lord makes it. He sends the
sharp blasts of adversity to nip the buds of expectation: he
scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes over the once verdant meadows
of our joy: he casteth forth his ice like morsels freezing the
streams of our delight. He does it all, he is the great Winter
King, and rules in the realms of frost, and therefore thou canst
not murmur. Losses, crosses, heaviness, sickness, poverty, and a
thousand other ills, are of the Lord’s sending, and come to us
with wise design. Frosts kill noxious insects, and put a bound to
raging diseases; they break up the clods, and sweeten the soil. O
that such good results would always follow our winters of
How we prize the fire just now! how pleasant is its cheerful glow!
Let us in the same manner prize our Lord, who is the constant
source of warmth and comfort in every time of trouble. Let us draw
nigh to him, and in him find joy and peace in believing. Let us
wrap ourselves in the warm garments of his promises, and go forth
to labours which befit the season, for it were ill to be as the
sluggard who will not plough by reason of the cold; for he shall
beg in summer and have nothing.
Evening, December 1
““O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his
wonderful works to the children of men.”
If we complained less, and praised more, we should be happier, and
God would be more glorified. Let us daily praise God for common
mercies—common as we frequently call them, and yet so priceless,
that when deprived of them we are ready to perish. Let us bless
God for the eyes with which we behold the sun, for the health and
strength to walk abroad, for the bread we eat, for the raiment we
wear. Let us praise him that we are not cast out among the
hopeless, or confined amongst the guilty; let us thank him for
liberty, for friends, for family associations and comforts; let us
praise him, in fact, for everything which we receive from his
bounteous hand, for we deserve little, and yet are most
plenteously endowed. But, beloved, the sweetest and the loudest
note in our songs of praise should be of redeeming love. God’s
redeeming acts towards his chosen are forever the favourite themes
of their praise. If we know what redemption means, let us not
withhold our sonnets of thanksgiving. We have been redeemed from
the power of our corruptions, uplifted from the depth of sin in
which we were naturally plunged. We have been led to the cross of
Christ—our shackles of guilt have been broken off; we are no
longer slaves, but children of the living God, and can antedate
the period when we shall be presented before the throne without
spot or wrinkle or any such thing. Even now by faith we wave the
palm-branch and wrap ourselves about with the fair linen which is
to be our everlasting array, and shall we not unceasingly give
thanks to the Lord our Redeemer? Child of God, canst thou be
silent? Awake, awake, ye inheritors of glory, and lead your
captivity captive, as ye cry with David, “Bless the Lord, O my
soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” Let the new
month begin with new songs.
J H JOWETT
DECEMBER The First
A FAITHFUL FRIEND
Proverbs 27:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
"A FAITHFUL friend is a strong defense.”
He is a gift of God, and therefore a “means of grace.” The Lord’s seal is
upon his ministry. How we impoverish ourselves by separating these
precious gifts from their Giver? We desecrate many a fair shrine by
emptying it of God. We turn many a temple into just a common house. When
we think of our friend let us link him to our Father, and fall upon our
knees in grateful praise.
He is God’s minister in his encouragements. When he cheers me, it is “the
Sun of righteousness who rises with healing in His wings.” All radiant
words are just lamps for “the light of life.” All genial speech carries
flame from the altar fire of heaven.
And he is God’s minister in his reproofs. He uses a clean knife: there is
no poison on the blade. And when he does surgeon’s work upon me, it is
clean work, healthy work, the relentless enemy of disease. Some men cut
me, and the wound festers. There is malice in the deed. My friend wounds
me in order that he may give me a larger, sweeter life.
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring
its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today." Matthew
One reason our Lord gives for not worrying about the future—is
that we have nothing to do with it. Each day has its own duties,
its own needs, its own trials and temptations; and God always
gives us strength enough 'for the day'. We must not drag in
tomorrow's cares, and add them to today's—for our strength will
not be enough, for God will not add to the day's portion of
strength, just to humor our whims of anxiety.
So the lesson is, that we should keep the days fenced off, each
one by itself. Do today's duty, fight today's temptation, and do
not weaken and distract yourself by looking forward to things
which you cannot see, and could not understand if you saw them.
When tomorrow comes—it will bring its own strength. "As your
days—so shall your strength be." Deuteronomy 33:25
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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
- SAT-7 TV
The two girls had been best friends for a long time. But it seemed
they had been apart forever since they had both become refugees
fleeing to different countries from ISIS.
They grinned broadly when, at last, they saw each other again.
This time, though, they met on a SAT-7 TV program! Speaking
through a cell phone to her friend on TV, one prayed to Jesus for
With a Muslim majority of almost 97 percent, new Turkish believers
must attend secret house churches. Yet, SAT-7 has reached millions
in Turkey and beyond with the uncensored gospel for nearly 20
years! The broadcasts have wide coverage in Turkey, and they reach
across the Middle East. SAT-7’s five satellite TV stations
broadcast shows that discuss topics ranging from primary health
care, seminary and discipleship training, to women’s issues,
biblical education for kids, and more. They also offer Christian
The ministry is still growing, with SAT-7 TÜRK recently becoming
the first and only Christian channel on Türksat (the
government-sponsored Turkish satellite). More than 100,000
visitors viewed the SAT-7 website following a prime-time interview
on CNN Turk.
Showing programs in various languages, SAT-7 reports that just one
of their Farsi-language children’s shows receives an average of
340 calls during their one-hour broadcast!
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that SAT-7 will receive the funds it needs to continue the
growing ministry while the doors of opportunity remain open.
Galatians 5:22-23, NLT
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives:
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these
Once again we have an excellent opportunity to pray Scripture
verses for people’s lives. Will you pray for the fruit of the Holy
Spirit to come to the unreached peoples who hear SAT-7’s
broadcasts? Imagine what would happen if lives were transformed
and people who once walked in the ways of the flesh began to live
as God intended us to live!
Pray for each of the fruits of the Holy Spirit to penetrate the
lives of those who listen and respond to SAT-7 broadcasts. Thank
Him for working in their lives!—KC
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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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