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The great Shepherd of the sheep... even Jesus our
THE chief Shepherd.--I am the good shepherd, aand I know My own, and My own
know Me. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me and I
give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall
snatch them out of My hand.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green
pastures. He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. He guides me
in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.
All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way,
but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.--I am the
good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep..-- I will
seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken, and strengthen
the sick --You were continually straying like sheep, but now you have
returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls
He 13.20. 1Pe. 5.4.--John
10.14, 27, 28. Ps. 23.1-3. Is. 53.6.--John 10.11.-- Eze. 34.16.--1Pe. 2.25.
The city has no need of the sun or of the moon to
shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is
I saw on the way a light
from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining all around me and those who were
journeying with me. And I said, Who art Thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am
Jesus whom you are persecuting.-- Jesus took with Him Peter and James and
John his brother, and brought them up to a high mountain by themselves. And
He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His
garments became as white as light.-- No longer will you have the sun for
light by day, nor for brightness will the moon give you light, but you will
have the LORD for an everlasting light, and your God for your glory. Your
sun will set no more, neither will your moon wane; for you will have the
LORD for an everlasting light, and the days of your mourning will be
The God of all grace, Who called you to His
eternal glory in Christ
Re 21.23. Ac. 26.13,
15.--Mat. 17.1, 2.-- Is. 60.19, 20. 1Pe. 5.10.
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by F. B. Meyer
"We are the clay, and Thou our potter;
and we are all the work of Thy hand."--
THE POTTER'S craft is almost the
oldest in the world, and its method has hardly differed through the ages.
Jeremiah as well as Isaiah refers to it (Jer 18:1-4).
While the prophet was standing watching the potter, he saw him take a piece
of moistened clay from the lump that lay beside him, and placing it on the
wheel, he began to shape it after a design which was in his thought. As it
approached completion, the clay collapsed under his hands, some part falling
on the ground, and some on the wheel itself. To Jeremiah's surprise, the
potter did not sweep the recalcitrant fragments away, but gathered them up,
and made them again into another vessel. This is what God does still.
The Master-workman is our Father. "But
now, O Lord, Thou art our Father." Some who read these words have themselves
been parents. They have tasted the ecstasy of parentage, as the child has
been laid for the first time in their arms. At that moment a new passion has
arisen in the heart, and new resolves have compelled the soul. To shield,
defend, educate, help, love, and teach to love--all this is included in that
first embrace. The compulsion of the child's helplessness is a supreme
motive to father or mother. Prayers are offered that find an echo in the
heart of God, from whom they sprang.
Has God put these sentiments in human
hearts, and has He not their original and pattern in Himself? For a moment
do not think of yourself as a child, but of God as your Father. Your spirit
has come forth from the Father of Spirits. You were called into existence by
His word. You carry in your nature some thought or conception to which He
desired to give expression. Is He not conscious therefore, of responsibility
to perfect that which concerns you? Of course you may thwart Him, as the
clay was marred in the hand of the potter. You may take your journey into a
far country and waste the precious formative years in selfish indulgence.
But if you will let the Great Father work out His full purpose in your
training, your unfolding, and your prayer-life specially, you will find with
Isaiah, that eye hath not seen, nor ear heard such an One as our God, who
worketh for him that waiteth for Him.
O God, our Father, may we never doubt
Thy enduring mercy. May we not be frightened by the noise of the wheels in
Thy great workshop. Enable us to believe that Thou art weaving the fair
fabric of our life on the loom of daily circumstance. We beseech Thee to
perfect that which concerneth us. AMEN.
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from the Puritan's
VALLEY OF VISION
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
shall serve the LORD your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy
water" (Exodus 23:25).
What a promise is this! To serve God is in itself a high delight. But what
an added privilege to have the blessing of the LORD resting upon us in all
things! Our commonest things become blessed when we ourselves are
consecrated to the LORD. Our LORD Jesus took bread and blessed it; behold,
we also eat of blessed bread. Jesus blessed water and made it wine: the
water which we drink is far better to us than any of the wine with which
men make merry; every drop has a benediction in it. The divine blessing is
on the man of God in everything, and it shall abide with him at every
time. What if we have only bread and water! Yet it is blessed bread and
water. Bread and water we shall have. That is implied, for it must be
there for God to bless it. "Thy bread shall be given thee, and thy waters
shall be sure." With God at our table, we not only ask a blessing, but we
have one. It is not only at the altar but at the table that He blesses us.
He serves those well who serve Him well. This table blessing is not of
debt but of grace. Indeed, there is a trebled grace; He grants us grace to
serve Him, by His grace feeds us with bread, and then in His grace blesses
MORNING AND EVENING
"So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat
continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet."
2 Samuel 9:13
Mephibosheth was no great ornament to a royal table, yet he had a
continual place at David's board, because the king could see in
his face the features of the beloved Jonathan. Like Mephibosheth,
we may cry unto the King of Glory, "What is thy servant, that thou
shouldst look upon such a dead dog as I am?" but still the Lord
indulges us with most familiar intercourse with himself, because
he sees in our countenances the remembrance of his dearly-beloved
Jesus. The Lord's people are dear for another's sake. Such is the
love which the Father bears to his only begotten, that for his
sake he raises his lowly brethren from poverty and banishment, to
courtly companionship, noble rank, and royal provision. Their
deformity shall not rob them of their privileges. Lameness is no
bar to sonship; the cripple is as much the heir as if he could run
like Asahel. Our right does not limp, though our might may. A
king's table is a noble hiding-place for lame legs, and at the
gospel feast we learn to glory in infirmities, because the power
of Christ resteth upon us. Yet grievous disability may mar the
persons of the best-loved saints. Here is one feasted by David,
and yet so lame in both his feet that he could not go up with the
king when he fled from the city, and was therefore maligned and
injured by his servant Ziba. Saints whose faith is weak, and whose
knowledge is slender, are great losers; they are exposed to many
enemies, and cannot follow the king whithersoever he goeth. This
disease frequently arises from falls. Bad nursing in their
spiritual infancy often causes converts to fall into a despondency
from which they never recover, and sin in other cases brings
broken bones. Lord, help the lame to leap like an hart, and
satisfy all thy people with the bread of thy table!
"What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead
dog as I am?"
2 Samuel 9:8
If Mephibosheth was thus humbled by David's kindness, what shall
we be in the presence of our gracious Lord? The more grace we
have, the less we shall think of ourselves, for grace, like light,
reveals our impurity. Eminent saints have scarcely known to what
to compare themselves, their sense of unworthiness has been so
clear and keen. "I am," says holy Rutherford, "a dry and withered
branch, a piece of dead carcass, dry bones, and not able to step
over a straw." In another place he writes, "Except as to open
outbreakings, I want nothing of what Judas and Cain had." The
meanest objects in nature appear to the humbled mind to have a
preference above itself, because they have never contracted sin: a
dog may be greedy, fierce, or filthy, but it has no conscience to
violate, no Holy Spirit to resist. A dog may be a worthless
animal, and yet by a little kindness it is soon won to love its
master, and is faithful unto death; but we forget the goodness of
the Lord, and follow not at his call. The term "dead dog" is the
most expressive of all terms of contempt, but it is none too
strong to express the self- abhorrence of instructed believers.
They do not affect mock modesty, they mean what they say, they
have weighed themselves in the balances of the sanctuary, and
found out the vanity of their nature. At best, we are but clay,
animated dust, mere walking hillocks; but viewed as sinners, we
are monsters indeed. Let it be published in heaven as a wonder,
that the Lord Jesus should set his heart's love upon such as we
are. Dust and ashes though we be, we must and will "magnify the
exceeding greatness of his grace." Could not his heart find rest
in heaven? Must he needs come to these tents of Kedar for a
spouse, and choose a bride upon whom the sun had looked? O heavens
and earth, break forth into a song, and give all glory to our
sweet Lord Jesus.
J H JOWETT
THE UNITING OF SUNDERED PEOPLES
“On the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Acts 10:34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48.
AND this is ever the issue of a true outpouring of the Spirit: sundered
peoples become one. At “low tide” there are multitudes of separated pools
along the shore: at “high tide” they flow together, and the little
distinctions are lost in a splendid union.
It is so racially. “Jew and Gentile!” Peter and Cornelius lose their
prejudices in the emancipating ministry of the Spirit. And so shall it be
with English and Irish, with French and German, with Asiatic and European:
they shall be “all one” in Christ.
It is so socially. “Bond and free!” The master and the servant shall
discover a glorious intimacy and union. And so shall rich and poor, the
learned and the illiterate, the many-talented and the obscure. The pools
shall flow together.
It is so ecclesiastically. Our sectarianisms are always most frowning and
obtrusive when spiritually we are at “low tide.” When the tide rises, it
is amazing how the ramparts are submerged. It is not round-table
conferences that we need, but seasons of communion when together we shall
await the outpouring of the Holy Ghost.
"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day." Revelation 1:10
We should all seek to be in the Spirit on the Lord's day. During
the week we have our cares of business, and our hands are full of
work that must be done. The world is apt to get into our heart
during the week-days; and if there is no break in this secular
life, we are apt to become secularized in spirit, losing interest
in spiritual things. The trouble is not that we are in the
world—but that the world too often gets into us. It is a proper
enough thing for a ship to be in the sea; but when the sea gets
into the ship—that is an end of sailing, and the ship sinks into
the waters! Christ wants us to be in the world—but he does not
want the world to get into us!
On the Lord's day, therefore, we should run our ship just as
completely as possible out of the world's troubled waters into the
peaceful bay of spiritual rest and enjoyment. We should think on
spiritual things, and seek to have our heart thoroughly cleansed
of worldliness and filled with God. One who thus faithfully uses
the Lord's day each week—will be safe amid the world's unspiritual
influences. A well-spent Sunday, will keep up the spiritual tone
of the life amid the most intense pressure of week-day duty. But
there is no other antidote to worldliness; and no Christian who
desires to be faithful, dare lose the Sundays out of his week.
"I am not praying that You take them out of the world—but that You
protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, as I am
not of the world." John 17:15-16
"You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the
world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of
the world becomes an enemy of God!" James 4:4
"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves
the world, the love of the Father is not in him!" 1 John 2:15
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from the VALLEY OF VISION
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= command to make this privilege our practice enabled to
do so by the Holy Spirit!) 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
May 25 -
Hindu Nepalis in Greater Los Angeles
“What you get in the end is what is important.” This is a common
philosophy of people from Nepal. This belief encourages lying,
dishonesty, and unethical practices. If the end justifies the
means, then there is no integrity, and people cannot be trusted.
Unfortunately, this Nepalese character trait has come with
immigrants to the United States, even among Christians! There is a
great need among Nepalese believers for sound biblical instruction
and discipleship that will permeate every area of their lives.
When immigrants come from Nepal, usually both parents work long
hours, often 14 hours a day. This leaves children in need of care
after school. One big complaint of Nepalese families is that their
children are easily influenced by the drug culture and everything
that is undesirable among American youth. Families yearn for
socialization with other Nepali families, but there is little time
or opportunity with their heavy work schedules. There is a
definite need for church and community outreach to both parents
and their children that will help them excel economically and
Pray for programs to provide Nepali youths a safe, Christ-centered
place to study and play without the negative influences of the
world. Pray for believers and child evangelists to begin such
programs. Pray for efforts to help Nepali Hindus acculturate to
the United States that will help meet their physical, financial,
and spiritual needs.
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replace your time in the pure milk of the Word -- for that
is the primary source for spiritual growth -- Never read
the devotionals and fail to read the living and active
Word of Truth and Life (1Peter 2:2 = "by it [pure Word]
you grow in respect to salvation," Mt 4:4, Jer 15:16)
Henry Alford's acclaimed
NT Commentary (Mt-Rev indexed by chapter, English and Greek
Need some encouragement to be an encourager? Study the great
Greek verb Parakaleo - call alongside to help!
Should professing Christians "Test themselves" to see if
they are in the faith? See commentary on 2Corinthians 13:5
Christians living with a sense of imminency and urgency
redeeming the time in the work
the Lord! Read, memorize, meditate on, and be
motivated by 1Corinthians 15:58 - see commentary
Isaiah 6 Commentary - I Saw the
After a year of teaching
& writing on Daniel the Commentary is finished! Hallelujah!
Daniel 11 Commentary(1)
-- Da 11:1-19
Daniel 11 Commentary(2)
-- Da 11:20-45
Daniel 12 Commentary
Daniel Commentary - links
to every chapter and verse
Daniel 10 Commentary - Preface for a Prophecy of the Last
Revisions on -
Daniel 9:24 Commentary
Daniel 9:25 Commentary
Daniel 9:26 Commentary
Daniel 9:27 Commentary
Daniel 9 Commentary (Part 1) - A Great
Pattern for Prayer for a Nation in Need of Deliverance!
A "sampling" of the fruit
one can glean from Inductive Bible Study
Daniel 8 Commentary
New Testament Resources Updated -
100's of new resources
Bengel's Gnomon of the NT, Joseph
Parker (>1000 pages on Matthew), et al.
What are you clinging to? See study of the picturesque
What does it mean to be a diakonos
in the NT?
Word Study on Greek Verb Kaleo = to call - and its
John 19:30 Commentary - some
overlap with discussion "It is Finished" below
is finished" (Jn 19:30)
of the incredible picture of our Savior's cry of Victory
which secured our Victory over
Revised study on
Gk for Grace - Why is it so "amazing?"
What is Sin? - A Short Study of the Greek Word Hamartia
2 Corinthians 5:17
Commentary - A New Creature in Christ
What Does It Mean to Be "In Christ"?
What Does the Bible say about the
"World" aka the "Kosmos"?
Proverbs 29:18 Comments on a Commonly Misinterpreted Verse -
"Where there is no vision the people perish"
Judges Commentaries - Updated with many additions
Topical Discussion: The Deceitfulness of
Sermons by Charles Simeon - Hebrews, 1Peter,
If you are not
familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr
John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to
read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click
Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3
The name of God is
Adonai - My Lord, My Master
Isaiah 5 Commentary -
"Parable" of the Vineyard
Integrity - A Few Thoughts
Daniel 1 Commentary
Daniel 2 Commentary
-- Daniel 2:1-23
Daniel 2 Commentary --
Daniel 3 Commentary
Daniel 4 Commentary
Daniel 5 Commentary
Daniel 6 Commentary
Daniel 7 Commentary
-- Daniel 7:1-6
Daniel 7 Commentary
Daniel 7 Commentary
Jesus Teaches on the Principle of Prophetic "Time Gaps"
The Judgment Seat of
Christ - How to live with a "Bema Seat" Mentality
(Commentary on 2Corinthians 5:10)
Goel - Our Kinsman
Redeemer - In Shadow (Type) & Substance
Avenger - Avenges Man's "Murder", Reclaims Title Deed of
Isaiah Devotionals - from
a friend of mine
John 3:30 Commentary "He
must increase, but I must decrease"
Memory Verses by Topic -
memorize so you can fight the good fight
(Mt 4:4, Job 23:12-note)
Sermons, Devotionals - completely revised 8/2/09
Beginning to see signs of
"spiritual burnout"? - Study the concept of "Rest" in the
Old Testament Passages in
#1 problem in churches in
bitterness - see
revisions of expositions on-Forgiveness
in Col 3:13,
Forgiveness in Mt 6:12;
Forgiveness" in Eph 4:32
Isaiah 4:2-6 The Branch of Jehovah
Galatians 6:14 In What Do You Boast?
1 Corinthians 6:18;
1 Corinthians 6:19;
1 Corinthians 6:20
= Greek word for the World
- In Depth Word Study
- a difficult passage to interpret
- God gives grace to the humble
Commentary 2Corinthians 12:9,
12:10 His grace made perfect in our
Isaiah 40:31 - How to "Fly Like An Eagle"
Isaiah Verse by Verse Commentary - Isaiah 1-3 are
Jehovah Shammah - The LORD is There
A Brief Excursus on Idolatry and Immorality
Philippians 4:13 - completely revised - I
can do all things through Him...
David and Goliath -revised/updated
- Ecclesiastes Resources
Isaiah Commentary - Isaiah 1:1 - just beginning (long
James 1:1-25 Commentary
1Corinthians 10:13 No Temptation or Test Too Great -
Commentary on Proverbs 5:1-14; 5:15-23;
Proverbs 4:23 Commentary - Guard Your Heart
Daniel 9:24-27 Commentary on the Greatest
Timeline of Daniel's Seventieth Week Updated
1Corinthians 13:4-7 Commentary - Christian Love
2Corinthians 10:3-5 Commentary - Taking Every Thought
2Corinthians 7:1 Commentary Perfecting Holiness
James 2:14-26 Commentary - Faith and Works
Psalm 1 Commentary
Job 23:12 the "Secret" of his
Table comparing the Rapture and the
Ezra 7:10 Principle - "secret" of Spirit
empowered, God Glorifying Preaching
Romans 6:11 The Believer's Emancipation
Proclamation - Updated
Suffering and trials 1Peter 1:6;
Commentary on Proverbs 13:13
Galatians 5:16-26 - in depth commentary - What does it
means to Walk by the Spirit?
Do you know Him as your El Shaddai - God
Jehovah - I Am
Study of Types -
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The Fruit of the
illustrations on Proverbs 1-31...
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Proverbs Sermon Illustrations 3
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Acts 17 Commentary
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In Depth Commentary on
Covenant of Marriage;
Covenant: Abrahamic vs
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Covenant: Why the New is
Covenant: New Covenant in the Old
Nothing from God
1 Timothy 4:7-11
Commentary on Ruth
(kinsman-redeemer) - updated & revised
Galatians 2:20 commentary
The Incredible Prophecy
of Isaiah 61:1-3
The Millennium 1-Why
did the Early Church drift from literal interpretation of
The Millennium 2-What
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The Millennium 3-How
does the OT describe the 1000 year Messianic Age?
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Indexed by Scripture
Jehovah Nissi the LORD our Banner
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What is Christian Hope? = A Blessed Hope
How to Handle Fear
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Covenant of Marriage
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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!)
Consider joining with other
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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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