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May the Lord
of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance.
The Lord be with you all!
PEACE, from Him who is
and who was and who is to come --The peace of God, which surpasses all
comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
He Himself stood in their midst and saith unto them and He said to
them, why are you troubled?--Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled,
nor let it be fearful.
The Helper...that is the Spirit of truth--The fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace.--The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we
are children of God.
My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. Then he said
to Him, If Thy presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.
For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Thy sight, I and Thy
people? Is it not by Thy going with us?
2Th 3.16. Re 1.4.--Php 4.7
Lk. 24.36,38.--Jn 14.27 Jn 15.26-- Ga 5.22.--Ro. 8.16. Ex. 33.14-16.
We exult in
we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which
comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening
to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on
rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with
exultation.--Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I will say,
Rejoice.--They went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing
that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing.
Though the fig tree should not blossom, and there be no fruit on the
vines, though the yield of the olive should fail, and the fields produce no
food, though the flock should be cut off from the fold, and there be no
cattle in the stalls, yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the
God of my salvation.
Ro 5.3. 1 Co. 15.19. 1 Pe 4.12, 13.-- 2 Co. 6.10.
Phil 4.4--Ac. 5.41 Ro. 15.13--Hab 3.17, 18.
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by F. B. Meyer
OUR HERITAGE AND OUR GOAL
"Ye are come unto the City
of the living God ... to God the Judge o fall, and to the spirits
of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the New
Heb 12:22, 23, 24.
WE ARE far from being
perfect. When in our deepest moments, we ascend into the Holiest,
on the wings of faith and prayer, we pass through a vast host of
sympathetic spirits, all of whom are devoted to the same Lord and
Master, and are joining in the same act of worship. Many of them
have known and helped us in our earthly life, and they have been
sent forth to minister to us, and to help us on our way. "Ye are
come to the spirits of just men made perfect." (He 12:23)
We are also come unto God,
the Judge of all. When Moses stood before God on the Mount, he
said: "I exceedingly fear and quake." But we may come with
boldness to the footstool of the Eternal Throne, though our God is
a consuming fire, for in Christ Jesus we stand accepted. He is the
Mediator of the New Covenant, and His Blood speaks better things
than that of Abel. That blood cried against Cain. But the Blood of
Jesus cries on our behalf; it has opened the way into the Holiest;
has cleansed us from our sins; has ratified the New Covenant, and
is the Pledge of our redemption.
Therefore, although we
realize our sinfulness and imperfection, let us arise into the
unseen, and join with the One Church of the Redeemed in heaven and
on earth. We are come to it in the purpose of God, and by the
all-sufficing work of Christ our Lord, but let us see to it that
we come also in our spiritual realization, communion, and
We are members of the Church
Universal, citizens of the Heavenly City. Heirs of that precious
Redemption, which has severed us from things that are seen, and
made us part of that blessed throng that no man can number--"the
general Assembly and Church of the First-born, which are written
in heaven." Neither life, nor death, nor rite, nor church-order,
can divide those who are for ever one with each other because they
are one with Christ. Nothing but sin and obtuseness of soul can
exclude us from living fellowship with saints of all communions
and sects, denominations and ages.
Accept our thanks, O God,
for this foretaste of the bliss of Paradise. To Thee we would pour
forth our tribute of adoring love, and join with angels and the
spirits of the Redeemed in worship. Unto Him that sitteth upon the
Throne, and unto the Lamb, be blessing and honour, glory and
dominion, for ever. AMEN.
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by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
God Is in the Front Line
"The LORD, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He
will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed"
In the presence of a great work or a great warfare, here is a text which
should help us to buckle on our harness. If Jehovah Himself goes before
us, it must be safe to follow. Who can obstruct our progress if the LORD
Himself is in the van? Come, brother soldiers, let us make a prompt
advance! Why do we hesitate to pass on to victory? Nor is the LORD before
us only; He is with us. Above, beneath, around, within is the omnipotent,
omnipresent One. In all time, even to eternity, He will be with us even as
He has been. How this should nerve our arm! Dash at it boldly, ye soldiers
of the cross, for the LORD of hosts is with us! Being before us and with
us, He will never withdraw His help. He cannot fail in Himself, and He
will not fail toward us. He will continue to help us according to our
need, even to the end. As He cannot fail us, so He will not forsake us. He
will always be both able and willing to grant us strength and succor till
fighting days are gone. Let us not fear nor be dismayed; for the LORD of
hosts will go down to the battle with us, will bear the brunt of the
fight, and give us the victory.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, November 30
““And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for
the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And
the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more
2 Chronicles 25:9
A very important question this seemed to be to the king of Judah,
and possibly it is of even more weight with the tried and tempted
O Christian. To lose money is at no times pleasant, and when
principle involves it, the flesh is not always ready to make the
sacrifice. “Why lose that which may be so usefully employed? May
not the truth itself be bought too dear? What shall we do without
it? Remember the children, and our small income!” All these things
and a thousand more would tempt the Christian to put forth his
hand to unrighteous gain, or stay himself from carrying out his
conscientious convictions, when they involve serious loss. All men
cannot view these matters in the light of faith; and even with the
followers of Jesus, the doctrine of “we must live” has quite
The Lord is able to give thee much more than this is a very
satisfactory answer to the anxious question. Our Father holds the
purse-strings, and what we lose for his sake he can repay a
thousand-fold. It is ours to obey his will, and we may rest
assured that he will provide for us. The Lord will be no man’s
debtor at the last. Saints know that a grain of heart's-ease is of
more value than a ton of gold. He who wraps a threadbare coat
about a good conscience has gained a spiritual wealth far more
desirable than any he has lost. God’s smile and a dungeon are
enough for a true heart; his frown and a palace would be hell to a
gracious spirit. Let the worst come to the worst, let all the
talents go, we have not lost our treasure, for that is above,
where Christ sitteth at the right hand of God. Meanwhile, even
now, the Lord maketh the meek to inherit the earth, and no good
thing doth he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Evening, November 30
““Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon
fought and his angels.”
War always will rage between the two great sovereignties until one
or other be crushed. Peace between good and evil is an
impossibility; the very pretence of it would, in fact, be the
triumph of the powers of darkness. Michael will always fight; his
holy soul is vexed with sin, and will not endure it. Jesus will
always be the dragon’s foe, and that not in a quiet sense, but
actively, vigorously, with full determination to exterminate evil.
All his servants, whether angels in heaven or messengers on earth,
will and must fight; they are born to be warriors—at the cross
they enter into covenant never to make truce with evil; they are a
warlike company, firm in defence and fierce in attack. The duty of
every soldier in the army of the Lord is daily, with all his
heart, and soul, and strength, to fight against the dragon.
The dragon and his angels will not decline the affray; they are
incessant in their onslaughts, sparing no weapon, fair or foul. We
are foolish to expect to serve God without opposition: the more
zealous we are, the more sure are we to be assailed by the
myrmidons of hell. The church may become slothful, but not so her
great antagonist; his restless spirit never suffers the war to
pause; he hates the woman’s seed, and would fain devour the church
if he could. The servants of Satan partake much of the old
dragon’s energy, and are usually an active race. War rages all
around, and to dream of peace is dangerous and futile.
Glory be to God, we know the end of the war. The great dragon
shall be cast out and forever destroyed, while Jesus and they who
are with him shall receive the crown. Let us sharpen our swords
tonight, and pray the Holy Spirit to nerve our arms for the
conflict. Never battle so important, never crown so glorious.
Every man to his post, ye warriors of the cross, and may the Lord
tread Satan under your feet shortly!
J H JOWETT
NOVEMBER The Thirtieth
THE SPRING AND THE RIVER
“With the Lord there is mercy.”
—Psalm 130:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
THAT is the ultimate spring. All the pilgrims of the night may meet at that
fountain. We have no other common meeting-place. If we make any other
appointment we shall lose one another on the way. But we can meet one
another at the fountain, men of all colours, and of all denominations, and
of all creeds. “By Thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord!”
“There is forgiveness with Thee.” That is the quickening river. Sin and
guilt scorch the fair garden of the soul as the lightning withers and
destroys the strong and beautiful things in woodland and field. The graces
are stricken, holy qualities are smitten, and the soul languishes like a
blasted heath. But from the fountain of God’s mercy there flows the
vitalizing stream of His forgiveness. “There is a river the streams
whereof shall make glad the city of God.” It is the mystic “river of life,
clear as crystal.” “Everything shall live whither the river cometh.”
“With Him is plenteous redemption.” Salvation is not merely a recovered
flower, it is a recovered garden. It is not the restoring merely of a
withered hand; “He restoreth my soul.” God does not make an oasis in a
surrounding desert; He makes the entire wilderness to “rejoice and blossom
as the rose.”
"All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes
and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with
them." Acts 9:39
A good many people have to die—to be appreciated. They go through
the world living quietly, devoted to the interests of those who
are dear to them, seeking no recognition. They are merely
commonplace people, and so are allowed to love and serve without
But one day they are missed from their accustomed place—their work
on earth is done—and they are gone! Then the empty place reveals
the value of the blessing they have been. In their absence, people
learn for the first time the value of the services they had been
accustomed to receive from them.
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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
- Isik Abla Ministries
Isik Abla loved Allah. Yet, after a lifetime of abuse and
emptiness, she sobbed in the bathroom. After a lifetime of
faithfulness to Allah, she would kill herself. But the Lord
intervened, and she asked Jesus into her life. Her yes to Jesus
that day started her on the road to eventually birth one of the
largest media ministries in the Muslim world! By the word of her
testimony in TV programs and shows, millions of Muslims have heard
the good news.
IsikAbla.tv is a 24/7 TV/Website that broadcasts her TV programs
to a Muslim audience that is hungry for hope. She now hosts a live
show in Turkish, “The Way, the Truth, and the Life.” Her program
reaches 18 million households in Turkey. Her ministry focuses on
100-million Turkish speakers in Turkey as well as Iran, Iraq,
Saudi Arabia, parts of Europe, and the rest of the Turkish
Isik’s broadcasts have expanded rapidly into many countries in
multiple languages. Translated into Arabic, Persian (Farsi), Urdu,
Indonesian, French and English, her programs can potentially reach
more than a billion viewers! Her programs can be seen in the
Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, Central Asia,
Africa, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Her
ministry’s website receives more than 50,000 program downloads per
month. She receives 3.5 million daily Facebook hits.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that God will give Isik Abla and her ministry His wisdom and
protection as those that listen to the Word through these
Galatians 1:23-24, NLT
All they knew was that people were saying, “The one who used to
persecute us is now preaching the very faith he tried to destroy!”
And they praised God because of me.
Isik Abla is a woman who has been persecuted for her faith. She
has been threatened with death by people who believe that the
religious-political system we call Islam must prevail. Are you
praising God because of her work? We need to intercede for those
fighting on the front lines of faith, but we must first thank Him
for those who have turned their hearts over to the Loving Father
Thank the Lord for people like Isik Abla who have responded to
God’s love! May many others also respond to the message He gave
her for the Muslim world.—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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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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