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The accuser of
our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day
THEY overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of
their testimony.--Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the
one who justifies who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died,
yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also
intercedes for us.
Re. 12.10, 11.--Ro
When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities,
He made a public display of them--That that through death He might render
powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil and might
deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their
lives--In all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved
us --Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm
against the schemes of the devil. And take take THE HELMET OF SALVATION and
the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.--But thanks be to God,
who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Col. 2.15.--Heb 2.14, 15.--Ro. 8.37.--
Ep. 6.11, 17. 1Co. 15.57.
has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.--He gave His only
begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have
eternal life --As the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so
the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. For just as the Father has life
in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself
Ge 2.9. 1Jn 5.11.--Jn
To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the
tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God --In the middle of its street.
And on either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds
of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were
for the healing of the nations.
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom. Long
life is in her right hand. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of
her, And happy are all who hold her fast.--Christ Jesus Who became to us
wisdom from God.
Jn 5.21, 26. Re 2.7.--Re 22.2.
Pr. 3.13, 16, 18.--1Co. 1.30.
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by F. B. Meyer
PROPOSALS AND DISPOSALS
"Take heed, and beware of
covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of
the things which he possesseth." --- Luk 12:15.
MEN ARE often more eager to
get God's help in temporalities than in spiritualities. The man in
the crowd, who appealed to Christ, was more anxious that He should
interpose on his behalf in a family dispute than to give him the
life of the ages. But our Lord refused to be Judge and Arbitrator.
His ministry went deeper to the springs of action, and He knew
that in each brother there was the root of covetousness, which led
the one to wrong the other. He struck at the sin which lay at the
root of all such disputes about property.
Our Lord insisted that life
does not consist in the abundance of things of which we may happen
to be possessed. We say: "So and so is worth a million pounds!"
Heaven estimates a man's worth by the courage, faith, purity,
self-control, and love to God and man, which have grown up in the
soul by the careful discipline of the years! Acceptance and rank
in the Kingdom of God depends on character not on possessions.
How often man proposes and
God disposes! We say, "We shall yet live for many years, and enjoy
the fruit of our labours"; but God says: "'To-night!'" Listen to
the Apostle James, speaking to those who said, "To-day or
to-morrow we will go to this city or that, and spend a year there,
and carry on a successful business! All the while you do not even
know what will happen to-morrow. For your life is but a mist,
which appears on the hill-side, but vanishes at the touch of dawn.
Surely, we ought to say: If it is the Lord's will, we shall live,
and do this or that" (Jam 4:13-17).
Many talk of seeing life who
see only its most sordid and ugly side. If a man really wishes to
see life, and know happy days, the secret is given in
1Pe 3:10-19. This is the message of the Gospel, "That God has
given us the Life of the ages, and that this life is in Christ
Jesus. He who has the Son has the Life" (Joh 3:36;
Lord, I know not what is
before me, but Thou knowest. Choose Thou my portion for me. Lead
me by Thine own hand; and keep me close to Thee, day by day, and
night by night. 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)
Out of Any
for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me" (Psalm 55:16).
Yes, I must and will pray. What else can I do! What better can I do?
Betrayed, forsaken, grieved, baffled, O my LORD, I will call upon Thee. My
Ziklag is in ashes, and men speak of stoning me; but I encourage my heart
in the LORD, who will bear me through this trial as He has borne me
through so many others. Jehovah shall save me; I am sure He will, and I
declare my faith. The LORD and no one else shall save me. I desire no
other helper and would not trust in an arm of flesh even if I could. I
will cry to Him evening, and morning, and noon, and I will cry to no one
else, for He is all sufficient. How He will save me I cannot guess; but He
will do it, I know. He will do it in the best and surest way, and He will
do it in the largest, truest, and fullest sense. Out of this trouble and
all future troubles the great I AM will bring me as surely as He lives;
and when death comes and all the mysteries of eternity follow thereon,
still will this be true: "the LORD shall save me." This shall be my song
all through this autumn day. Is it not as a ripe apple from the tree of
life? I will feed upon it. How sweet it is to my taste!
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, August 28
“Oil for the light.”
My soul, how much thou needest this, for thy lamp will not long
continue to burn without it. Thy snuff will smoke and become an
offence if light be gone, and gone it will be if oil be absent. Thou
hast no oil well springing up in thy human nature, and therefore
thou must go to them that sell and buy for thyself, or like the
foolish virgins, thou wilt have to cry, “My lamp is gone out.” Even
the consecrated lamps could not give light without oil; though they
shone in the tabernacle they needed to be fed, though no rough winds
blew upon them they required to be trimmed, and thy need is equally
as great. Under the most happy circumstances thou canst not give
light for another hour unless fresh oil of grace be given thee.
It was not every oil that might be used in the Lord’s service;
neither the petroleum which exudes so plentifully from the earth,
nor the produce of fishes, nor that extracted from nuts would be
accepted; one oil only was selected, and that the best olive oil.
Pretended grace from natural goodness, fancied grace from priestly
hands, or imaginary grace from outward ceremonies will never serve
the true saint of God; he knows that the Lord would not be pleased
with rivers of such oil. He goes to the olive-press of Gethsemane,
and draws his supplies from him who was crushed therein. The oil of
gospel grace is pure and free from lees and dregs, and hence the
light which is fed thereon is clear and bright. Our churches are the
Saviour’s golden candelabra, and if they are to be lights in this
dark world, they must have much holy oil. Let us pray for ourselves,
our ministers, and our churches, that they may never lack oil for
the light. Truth, holiness, joy, knowledge, love, these are all
beams of the sacred light, but we cannot give them forth unless in
private we receive oil from God the Holy Ghost.
Evening, August 28
Though we have brought forth some fruit unto
Christ, and have a joyful hope that we are
“plants of his own right hand planting,” yet
there are times when we feel very barren. Prayer
is lifeless, love is cold, faith is weak, each
grace in the garden of our heart languishes and
droops. We are like flowers in the hot sun,
requiring the refreshing shower. In such a
condition what are we to do? The text is
addressed to us in just such a state. “Sing, O
barren, break forth and cry aloud.” But what can
I sing about? I cannot talk about the present,
and even the past looks full of barrenness. Ah!
I can sing of Jesus Christ. I can talk of visits
which the Redeemer has aforetimes paid to me; or
if not of these, I can magnify the great love
wherewith he loved his people when he came from
the heights of heaven for their redemption. I
will go to the cross again. Come, my soul, heavy
laden thou wast once, and thou didst lose thy
burden there. Go to Calvary again. Perhaps that
very cross which gave thee life may give thee
fruitfulness. What is my barrenness? It is the
platform for his fruit-creating power. What is
my desolation? It is the black setting for the
sapphire of his everlasting love. I will go in
poverty, I will go in helplessness, I will go in
all my shame and backsliding, I will tell him
that I am still his child, and in confidence in
his faithful heart, even I, the barren one, will
sing and cry aloud.
Sing, believer, for it will cheer thine own
heart, and the hearts of other desolate ones.
Sing on, for now that thou art really ashamed of
being barren, thou wilt be fruitful soon; now
that God makes thee loath to be without fruit he
will soon cover thee with clusters. The
experience of our barrenness is painful, but the
Lord’s visitations are delightful. A sense of
our own poverty drives us to Christ, and that is
where we need to be, for in him is our fruit
AUGUST The Twenty-eighth
WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING
“The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom.”
HERE learning will not make me wise. The path to wisdom is not necessarily
through the schools. The brilliant scholar may be an arrant fool. True
wisdom is found, not in mental acquisitions, but in a certain spiritual
relation. The wise man is known by the pose of his soul. He is “inclined
toward the Lord!” He has returned unto his rest, and he finds light and
vision in the fellowship of his Lord.
“To depart from evil is understanding.” Yes, I need the lens of purity if
I am to see the secrets of things. A dirty lens is the explanation of much
ignorance and obscurity. I do not think I can ever see a flower if my lens
is defiled. Much less can I see “the things of others.” And still less
again can I enjoy “the secret of the Lord.” What we want is not so much a
theological training as a right spirit, not so much to go to school as to
“depart from evil.” When I leave an evil habit worlds unseen begin to show
their glory. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
"Year Book" 1895
"If you keep quiet at a time like this . . . you and your
relatives will die! What's more, who can say but that you have
been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?"
Often we sin by speaking, and do incalculable harm with our
words. But there are times when it is a sin not to speak—when to
be silent is to fail in duty. We are not to speak out the wrong
thoughts that may be in our heart—but the good thoughts and
feelings which burn within us it is usually our duty to utter.
We should never hesitate to speak out boldly in confession of
Christ, when his honor is assailed by his enemies. To walk with
an impenitent friend day after day and year after year, in close
association with him, and never to speak a word to him about his
spiritual life—is to commit a grievous sin against him.
We have many cautions about watching our speech, and withholding
words that are not good; but we need to beware also lest we fail
to speak the words we ought to speak. Especially should we
beware of silence about spiritual and eternal things. God gives
to each of us a message—a gospel message to others—and we dare
not fail to deliver it. We scarcely ever lack words when the
themes are trivial; but amid the trivial talk, let us not fail
to speak some word which shall not be forgotten.
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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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(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
- Bumthangpa People of Bhutan
Athut clasped her older brother’s hand as they ran across the
beautiful Choskhar Valley. “Hurry Athut, we must get to the
market soon to buy rice for dinner!” As they ran to the toe of
the valley where the capital city called “Jakar” is located,
Athut’s brother said mischievously, “This city is where the head
of a conqueror is buried. He could not conquer us!”
On the way home Athut shifted the small bag of rice on her head
and pointed to the monastery on a beautiful hill overlooking the
valley. “What’s that?” she asked her brother. He looked at it
and replied, “As the lamas tried to decide where to build their
monastery, a giant white bird flew upwards and landed on that
hill. They knew it was an itas-mo, an omen. So they built there
and called it the Castle of the White Bird.”
The 40,000 Bumthangpa people of the east-central portion of
Bhutan are nearly 100 percent Buddhist; they also believe in the
native Tibetan system of omens in nature that represent
powerful, wrathful spirits. However, the love and kindness of
God has permeated the people because there is a tiny believing
Christian community scattered throughout the Bumthangpa region.
Pray for these followers of Christ who are discriminated against
in their villages, yet continue to remain faithful. Pray that
the testimony of their lives in Christ will draw many Bumthangpa
people to Him.
That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and
on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
This verse makes it abundantly clear that Jesus Christ is
sovereign over all the earth. That means that He is the one we
should look to, not to omens. This is great news for the
Bumthangpa people, yet they may not know it. After all, they not
only do not realize that He is in charge over the entire
universe, but they also do not know about His loving-kindness.
Pray for the Bumthangpa people to be exposed to the
loving-kindness of the sovereign Lord.
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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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