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God has made me fruitful in the land of my
BLESSED be the
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of
all comfort who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to
comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we
ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are
ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if
necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of
your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though
tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the
revelation of Jesus Christ -- The Lord stood with me, and strengthened me.
Let those also who
suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful
Creator in doing what is right.
Ge 41.52. 2Co. 1.3-5. 1Pe.
2Ti. 4.17. 1Pe. 4.19.
There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the
people of God.
wicked cease from raging, And there the weary are at rest. The prisoners are
at ease together. They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!... they may rest
from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.
Our friend Lazarus
has fallen asleep... Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He
was speaking of literal sleep.
We are in this tent, we groan, being burdened.-- Also we ourselves,
having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within
ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our
body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not
hope...But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait
eagerly for it.
Heb 4.9. Job 3.17, 18. Rev
John 11.11, 13. 2Co 5.4.--Ro 8.23, 24, 25.
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by F. B. Meyer
"Then shall we know, if we follow on
to know the Lord."--
SOME PEOPLE do not seem to desire to
advance in the knowledge of God. They have not seen the heavenly vision.
Religion to them consists in saying, over and over again, the same prayers
that they have used for years, and reading a prescribed portion of
Scripture. This is better than nothing, but they cannot appropriate David's
comparison between himself and the hunted deer that pants for the
water-brook, or our Lord's blessing for those that "hunger and thirst after
But with others, there is a longing
for a further advance. Like the Apostle, they are pressing toward the mark,
though it seems to evade them and to recede! They are like the blind man, on
whom our Lord wrought the miracle. First, he saw men as trees walking, dimly
appreciating the glory of perfect vision; but, presently, as those dear
hands touched him again, he saw clearly. Is there one who reads this page
who does not long for this clear vision, this knowledge of God! Let us not
desist in our quest, but follow on! When the last lesson is learned, the
last and deepest surrender taken, the final act of faith accomplished, the
partition will remove, and we shall know what Pascal meant when he wrote:
"The world hath not known Thee, but I have known Thee. Joy! Joy! Joy! Tears
of Joy!" "Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I
know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." (1Co 13:12).
God has a Way of His own for each of
us. "His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us
as the rain." Some are smitten by a sudden sense of the reality and vision
of the Eternal World, that hides behind the veil of sense. Others, as they
partake of the Bread and Wine of Communion, have such a vision of the love
of Jesus, that they are more than satisfied. At any time a heavenly door may
open before the knock of the seeker; or, we may suddenly look up and see His
face, and exclaim with St. Paul: "The Lord is at hand!" We shall see His
hand beckoning to us, and we shall arise and follow into that world of
reality and love that is so near, but sometimes seems so far!
Lord Jesus! Give us this second sight,
we beseech Thee! Lift us up, by Thy strong arm, above the mists and darkness
of the valley, to walk with Thee on the high level of Thy manifested
presence and glory. 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)
Giving Without a Whisper
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand
doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in,
secret Himself shall regard thee openly" (Matthew 6:3-4).
No promise is made to those who give to the poor to be seen of men. They
have their reward at once and cannot expect to be paid twice. Let us hide
away our charity -- yes, hide it even from ourselves. Give so often and so
much as a matter of course that you no more take note that you have helped
the poor than that you have eaten your regular meals. Do your alms without
even whispering to yourself, How generous I am! Do not thus attempt to
reward yourself. Leave the matter with God, who never fails to see, to
record, and to reward. Blessed is the man who is busy in secret with his
kindness: he finds a special joy in his unknown benevolences. This is the
bread, which eaten by stealth, is sweeter than the banquets of kings. How
can I indulge myself today with this delightful luxury? Let me have a real
feast of tenderness and flow of soul. Here and hereafter the LORD Himself
will personally see to the rewarding of the secret giver of alms. This
will be in His own way and time; and He will choose the very best. How
much this promise means it will need eternity to reveal.
MORNING AND EVENING
“But all the Israelites went down
to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter,
and his axe, and his mattock.”
1 Samuel 13:20
We are engaged in a great war with the Philistines of evil. Every
weapon within our reach must be used. Preaching, teaching, praying,
giving, all must be brought into action, and talents which have been
thought too mean for service, must now be employed. Coulter, and
axe, and mattock, may all be useful in slaying Philistines; rough
tools may deal hard blows, and killing need not be elegantly done,
so long as it is done effectually. Each moment of time, in season or
out of season; each fragment of ability, educated or untutored; each
opportunity, favourable or unfavourable, must be used, for our foes
are many and our force but slender.
Most of our tools want sharpening; we need quickness of perception,
tact, energy, promptness, in a word, complete adaptation for the
Lord’s work. Practical common sense is a very scarce thing among the
conductors of Christian enterprises. We might learn from our enemies
if we would, and so make the Philistines sharpen our weapons. This
morning let us note enough to sharpen our zeal during this day by
the aid of the Holy Spirit. See the energy of the Papists, how they
compass sea and land to make one proselyte, are they to monopolize
all the earnestness? Mark the heathen devotees, what tortures they
endure in the service of their idols! are they alone to exhibit
patience and self-sacrifice? Observe the prince of darkness, how
persevering in his endeavours, how unabashed in his attempts, how
daring in his plans, how thoughtful in his plots, how energetic in
all! The devils are united as one man in their infamous rebellion,
while we believers in Jesus are divided in our service of God, and
scarcely ever work with unanimity. O that from Satan’s infernal
industry we may learn to go about like good Samaritans, seeking whom
we may bless!
Evening, March 2
“Unto me, who am less than the
least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach
among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.”
The apostle Paul felt it a great privilege to be allowed to preach
the gospel. He did not look upon his calling as a drudgery, but he
entered upon it with intense delight. Yet while Paul was thus
thankful for his office, his success in it greatly humbled him.
The fuller a vessel becomes, the deeper it sinks in the water.
Idlers may indulge a fond conceit of their abilities, because they
are untried; but the earnest worker soon learns his own weakness.
If you seek humility, try hard work; if you would know your
nothingness, attempt some great thing for Jesus. If you would feel
how utterly powerless you are apart from the living God, attempt
especially the great work of proclaiming the unsearchable riches
of Christ, and you will know, as you never knew before, what a
weak unworthy thing you are. Although the apostle thus knew and
confessed his weakness, he was never perplexed as to the subject
of his ministry. From his first sermon to his last, Paul preached
Christ, and nothing but Christ. He lifted up the cross, and
extolled the Son of God who bled thereon. Follow his example in
all your personal efforts to spread the glad tidings of salvation,
and let “Christ and him crucified” be your ever recurring theme.
The Christian should be like those lovely spring flowers which,
when the sun is shining, open their golden cups, as if saying,
“Fill us with thy beams!” but when the sun is hidden behind a
cloud, they close their cups and droop their heads. So should the
Christian feel the sweet influence of Jesus; Jesus must be his
sun, and he must be the flower which yields itself to the Sun of
Righteousness. Oh! to speak of Christ alone, this is the subject
which is both “seed for the sower, and bread for the eater.” This
is the live coal for the lip of the speaker, and the master-key to
the heart of the hearer.
J H JOWETT
THE POWER OF THE CROSS
John 10:11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.
I LAY down my life.” In that supreme sacrifice all other sacrifices turn
pale. In the power of that sacrifice the blackest guilt finds forgiveness.
Its energies seek out the ruined and desolate life with glorious offer of
renewal. When the Lord laid down His life the entire race found a new
beginning. Our hope is born at the Cross. It is there that “the burden of
our sin rolls away.” In His night we find daybreak. When He said, “It is
finished,” our soul could sing, “Life is begun.”
And so pilgrims gather at the Cross. Songs are heard there, the “sweetest
ever sung by mortal tongues.” And the power of the Cross never wanes. Its
glorious grace reaches the soul to-day as in the earliest days. It
inspires the despairing heart. It transforms the mind. It remakes the
tissues of the will. There is no shattered power that the power of the
Cross cannot restore. “We are complete in Him.”
“In the Cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o’er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.”
"Year Book" 1895
"You are light in the Lord; walk as children of light." Ephesians
The tendency to morbidness which shows itself in some people, is
most unhealthy. In some it is habitual; a disposition to gloom has
been permitted to have its way so long—that now the feelings run,
even unimpeded, in melancholy grooves. In others it is incidental,
caused by loss or trial, the life requiring some time to react
after its shock of grief, and rebound to its wonted cheerfulness.
The latter experience is not so unwholesome, because it is
transient; but the former, wherever it exists, should be treated
as a mental disease, and subjected to the wisest processes of
cure. It is destructive of the life's beauty. It mars one's
usefulness. It grieves God, for it is practical unbelief.
Why should one persist in refusing the blessing of God's bounteous
sunshine, and walk only in gloomy paths? Why should one close
windows and doors and live in darkness—when God's glory of light
flows everywhere? The morbid person should heroically set himself
the task of getting rid of his miserable gloom! It may take time;
for when darkness has become ingrained in the soul—it can yield
but slowly to the influence of light. Yet the task should be
achieved. To stay in the shades of melancholy is most unchristian.
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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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- Missionary Biography: Bill Kapitaniuk
The elderly guest in the Kapitaniuk’s home said to Bill Kapitaniuk
and his two brothers, “I’d like to pray for you. Would you like to
accept Christ into your hearts?” Mainly to be polite, the boys
knelt around the table and prayed. But something happened to Bill
Bill was born in Ukraine in the U.S.S.R. in 1928. As communism
consolidated its hold on the Soviet Union, his family fled to
Poland and from there emigrated to Canada. After high school, Bill
decided to study the Bible at Prairie Bible Institute in Three
Hills, Alberta. To help pay expenses, he mended shoes using rubber
from old tires.
One day Peter Deyneka, founder of the Slavic Gospel Association,
spoke at the Prairie Bible Institute. In closing, he spoke of the
Slavic people in Europe’s displaced persons camps. “World War II
has left thousands of them destitute, homeless, jobless, and
without spiritual resources,” he said. “They are hungry to hear of
a God who loves them and cares about what happens to them.” Bill
Kapitaniuk had heard many missionary speakers at Prairie Bible
Institute. But none had ever spoken of where he had been born.
When Deyneka spoke of the needs of the Slavic people in the
displaced persons’ camps, Bill’s heart felt strangely drawn. He
had spoken Polish before he had spoken English. Having a Slavic
background, he understood the culture and wouldn’t need to spend
years learning about the customs. He could start right away!
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Pray for the Holy Spirit to send His ambassadors to the mission
Deuteronomy 10:18, NIV?
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves
the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.
May the Lord give us hearts broken and bleeding for the poor
lonely orphans begging and knocking at our doors. Restore their
joy and their losses; plant roses ‘round their raised crosses;
pour beauty and blessings upon their lives; give them hearts
confessing a life restored.
Pray that the gospel would penetrate the orphanages in Ukraine.
Pray that workers would be sent to minister to these children.
Pray that godly men and women would advocate on behalf of the
orphans. Pray that those involved in orphanage ministry would not
weary in doing good. Pray that the Lord would give these orphans a
hope, a future, and a home.-VA
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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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