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ONE God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in
all.--You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus -- With a view
to an administration suitable to the fulness of the times, that is, the
summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon
He is not ashamed to call them brethren.--Behold my mother and my
brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is
My brother and sister and mother --Go to My brethren, and say to them, I
ascend to My Father and your Father
I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because
of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained
...and there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told
that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their
fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had
been, should be completed also.--That apart from us they should not be
Ep 3.15. Ep 4.6.--Ga. 3.26.--
Ep. 1.10. Heb 2.11.--Mt 12.49, 50.--
Jn 20.17. Rev 6.9-11.--Heb 11.40.
Pray in this way: Our
Father who art in heaven
JESUS...lifting up His
eyes to heaven, He said, Father --My Father and your Father, and My God and
your God --You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus --You have
not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have
received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, Abba! Father! The
Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
Because you are sons, God has sent forth the
Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba! Father! Therefore you are
no longer a slave, but a son
Truly, truly, I say to you, if you shall ask the Father for anything, He
will give it to you in My name. Until now you have asked for nothing in My
name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.
And I will welcome you. And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons
and daughters to Me, Says the Lord Almighty. Therefore, having these
promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and
spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Jn 17.1.--Jn 20.17.Gal 3.26.--Ro. 8.15, 16. Ga 4.6, 7.
Jn 16.23, 24. 2 Co. 6.17, 18, 7:1
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by F. B. Meyer
"Lord, how oft shall my brother sin
against me, and I forgive him? until seven times?"--
THE RELIGIOUS teachers of Christ's
day taught that four times was the extreme limit of forgiveness. Peter
exceeded this in his estimate, but how far even he fell short of the
Divine ideal! Seven was to the Jews the number of perfection, so that no
expression could more forcibly convey the impression of ever-renewed,
eternal, repetition than "seventy times seven!." What comfort there is for
each one of us here! For if God expects man to forgive his brother thus,
how may we not count on His forgiveness!
This parable shows the great wrong
we do to ourselves as well as to our brother, when we fail to forgive.
Here was a man who had been forgiven the enormous debt of two millions
sterling, but was not softened and chastened by its remission, for he went
immediately from his Master's presence to lay violent hands on an
unfortunate fellow-servant, who owed him less than a five-pound note. He
is deaf to the reasons which had filled his own mouth previously, and
oblivious of everything except that this debt should be paid instantly.
Are we not all tempted to abuse the
forgiving love of God, and to be censorious, vindictive, implacable, and
unforgiving? If you want to be the reverse of this, consider how much you
have been forgiven! Sit down and count up your enormous debt to God, and
how freely He has forgiven you. Only the forgiving are forgiven--"If ye
forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your
trespasses." If we are unrelenting, slow to recognize merit, quick to
observe faults, cherishing ill-will and resentment for injuries inflicted,
perhaps years ago; and if we cling to and nourish this spirit, we may be
sure that we have never been forgiven.
How are we to attain the state of
mind which forgives so often, and can win the most wayward? The parable
teaches us that we must receive God's pardon in a right spirit, that we
must remember our own failures and sins, and that we must ever be willing
to cast the mantle of forgiving love over the sins and failures of those
O Lord, may we hear Thee say to us:
Thy sins which are many are all forgiven; Go in peace; and may we, in our
turn, forgive as we have been forgiven, and may the sun not go down upon
our wrath. 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)
Open Door of Communion
"I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it"
Saints who remain faithful to the truth of God have an open door before
them. My soul, thou hast resolved to live and die by that which the LORD
has revealed in His Word, and therefore before thee stands this open door.
I will enter in by the open door of communion with God. Who shall say me
nay? Jesus has removed my sin and given me His righteousness; therefore I
may freely enter. LORD, I do so by Thy grace. I have also before me an
open door into the mysteries of the Word. I may enter into the deep things
of God. Election, union to Christ, the Second advent-all these are before
me, and I may enjoy them. No promise and no doctrine are now locked up
against me. An open door of access is before me in private and an open
door of usefulness in public. God will hear me; God will use me. A door is
opened for my onward march to the church above, and for my daily
fellowship with saints below. Some may try to shut me up or shut me out,
but all in vain. Soon shall I see an open door into heaven: the pearl gate
will be my way of entrance, and then I shall go in unto my LORD and King
and be with God eternally shut in.
MORNING AND EVENING
““Faultless before the presence of his glory.”
Revolve in your mind that wondrous word, “faultless!” We are far
off from it now; but as our Lord never stops short of perfection
in his work of love, we shall reach it one day. The Saviour who
will keep his people to the end, will also present them at last to
himself, as “a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or
any such thing, but holy and without blemish.” All the jewels in
the Saviour’s crown are of the first water and without a single
flaw. All the maids of honour who attend the Lamb’s wife are pure
virgins without spot or stain. But how will Jesus make us
faultless? He will wash us from our sins in his own blood until we
are white and fair as God’s purest angel; and we shall be clothed
in his righteousness, that righteousness which makes the saint who
wears it positively faultless; yea, perfect in the sight of God.
We shall be unblameable and unreproveable even in his eyes. His
law will not only have no charge against us, but it will be
magnified in us. Moreover, the work of the Holy Spirit within us
will be altogether complete. He will make us so perfectly holy,
that we shall have no lingering tendency to sin. Judgment, memory,
will—every power and passion shall be emancipated from the
thraldom of evil. We shall be holy even as God is holy, and in his
presence we shall dwell forever. Saints will not be out of place
in heaven, their beauty will be as great as that of the place
prepared for them. Oh the rapture of that hour when the
everlasting doors shall be lifted up, and we, being made meet for
the inheritance, shall dwell with the saints in light. Sin gone,
Satan shut out, temptation past forever, and ourselves “faultless”
before God, this will be heaven indeed! Let us be joyful now as we
rehearse the song of eternal praise so soon to roll forth in full
chorus from all the blood-washed host; let us copy David’s
exultings before the ark as a prelude to our ecstasies before the
““And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I
will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.”
Note the glorious personality of the promise. I will, I will. The
Lord Jehovah himself interposes to deliver and redeem his people.
He pledges himself personally to rescue them. His own arm shall do
it, that he may have the glory. Here is not a word said of any
effort of our own which may be needed to assist the Lord. Neither
our strength nor our weakness is taken into the account, but the
lone I, like the sun in the heavens, shines out resplendent in
all-sufficience. Why then do we calculate our forces, and consult
with flesh and blood to our grievous wounding? Jehovah has power
enough without borrowing from our puny arm. Peace, ye unbelieving
thoughts, be still, and know that the Lord reigneth. Nor is there
a hint concerning secondary means and causes. The Lord says
nothing of friends and helpers: he undertakes the work alone, and
feels no need of human arms to aid him. Vain are all our lookings
around to companions and relatives; they are broken reeds if we
lean upon them—often unwilling when able, and unable when they are
willing. Since the promise comes alone from God, it would be well
to wait only upon him; and when we do so, our expectation never
fails us. Who are the wicked that we should fear them? The Lord
will utterly consume them; they are to be pitied rather than
feared. As for terrible ones, they are only terrors to those who
have no God to fly to, for when the Lord is on our side, whom
shall we fear? If we run into sin to please the wicked, we have
cause to be alarmed, but if we hold fast our integrity, the rage
of tyrants shall be overruled for our good. When the fish
swallowed Jonah, he found him a morsel which he could not digest;
and when the world devours the church, it is glad to be rid of it
again. In all times of fiery trial, in patience let us possess our
J H JOWETT
OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH
Psalm 46:1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
"GOD is our refuge and strength.” And in the varied conflicts and perils of
life we need both these resources. We need the “refuge.” There are times
when our mightiest warfare is to lie passive, to shelter quietly in the
strong defences of our God. Our finest strategy is sometimes to “rest in
the Lord and wait.” We can slay some of our enemies by leaving them alone.
We can “starve them out.” They can be weakened and beaten by sheer
neglect. We feed their strength, and give them favoured chances, if we go
out and face them actively, “marching as to war.” The best way is to hide,
and keep quiet; and “God is our refuge.”
But we also need the “strength.” This is positive equipment for active
service. The defensive is changed to the offensive, and in the “strength”
of the Lord we advance against the foe. We “ride abroad, redressing human
wrongs.” We “tread upon the lion and the adder, the young lion and the
dragon we trample under foot.” We meet our enemy on the open field, and we
slay him in his pride!
And so our God is our resource in the double warfare of active and passive
crusade. In Him we can take refuge, and the enemy withers. In Him we can
find fighting strength, and the enemy is overthrown.
"I have had God's help to this very day!" Acts 26:22
It had been through nearly twenty-five years of hard, toilsome
life, that the heroic old apostle had stood, never giving up,
never faltering in his confession. But he takes no praise to
himself. The help came from God.
Many young people are afraid to set out on a Christian life,
fearing they will not be able to be true to the end. Here is the
word for all such; they will obtain help from God—for every duty,
for every struggle, for every sorrow, which they must endure. They
need only to be faithful day by day, doing the day's duty, and
trusting God for grace. The help will come silently, just as it is
needed, always sufficient grace—so that they will ever be able to
God never puts a burden upon us—without giving us the strength to
carry it. The way to obtain help from him, is to go promptly
forward in the way of duty, asking for the help, and sure of
getting it. It will not come if we wait to get it before we set
out to obey. It will come only as we do God's will moment by
"But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you!" 2 Corinthians
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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
- Muslim Baghban People
With a population of just over a quarter of a million, the Muslim
Baghban people have spread far and wide! As a result, they speak
eight languages. You can find them in both the rural and the urban
parts of India and Pakistan. They also have a Facebook site of
some 2,000 members. Although they speak Awalhi, they use Urdu as a
trade language. In 2010, we asked prayer for these people because
of floods in their areas.
Like those for whom we will pray tomorrow, the Baghban’s name
derives from an occupation. It means “gardener.” And indeed, most
of the people are agriculturalists who raise vegetables on small
plots. However, others engage in wholesale and retail sales of
fruits. In Pakistan they have an educational trust. There is also
a Baghban Muslim Welfare Association in lieu of community
There are no known Christ-followers among these Muslims who
probably converted from Hinduism at one time. However, there are
gospel resources available, both audio and written in their
language. These and the other people groups we will talk about in
the next few days have no Christian witness and are totally
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that God will open their hearts to the gospel, and will raise
up people of peace to tell them of Jesus. Pray that God will
reveal Himself in dreams and visions, and send believers who can
explain those dreams and visions to them. Pray that many will be
drawn to read or listen to gospel resources. Pray that churches
adopt this people group and support those seeking to win them.
Colossians 2: 15, NIV
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public
spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Imagine two nations at war. One nation is victorious; the other
has to surrender. But the defeated nation is holding many soldiers
captive in their POW camps. Those prisoners may not even know the
war is over. It is only when the victorious army exercises its
battle-won authority that it can liberate the camps and set the
POWs free. The Church is called to liberate captives in the
age-long war between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of
darkness. The decisive victory was won by our Lord Jesus at
Calvary. Through His death and resurrection, He disarmed the
principalities and powers, breaking their hold over the nations.
Pray that the Punjabi peoples will flee the evil one to the
victorious side of Jesus Christ.—Colin Stott, GRN
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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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