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The Lamb slain from the
foundation of the world
YOUR lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old...the whole assembly of the
congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight. Moreover, they shall take
some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the
houses in which they eat it...and when I see the blood I will pass over you .--The
sprinkled blood --Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed -- Delivered
up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God -- According to His
own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity
Re 13.8. Ex 12.5, 6, 7,
13.--He 12.24.-- 1Co. 5.7.--Ac 2.23.--2Ti 1.9. Ep 1.7--1Pe 4.1, 2.
We have redemption through His blood, the
forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.
Since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm
yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the
flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh
no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
I have trodden the wine
WHO is like unto Thee among
the gods, O LORD? Who is like Thee, majestic in holiness, awesome in
praises, working wonders?--He saw that there was no man, and was astonished
that there was no one to intercede. Then His own arm brought salvation to
Him and His righteousness upheld Him-- He Himself bore our sins in His body
on the cross -- having become a curse for us
1Sa 63.3. Ex.
O Sing to the LORD a new song, for He has done
wonderful things. His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory
for Him.-- When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public
display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.--As a result of the
anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied. By His knowledge the
Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, as He will bear their
O my soul, march on with strength --We
overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.--They overcame... because
of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony
1Pe 2.24.--Ga. 3.13. Ps. 98.1.--
Col. 2.15.--Isa. 53.11. Jdg. 5.21.--
Ro. 8.37.--Re. 12.11.
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by F. B. Meyer
THE WISE USE OF INFLUENCE
"Ye are the light of the
world.... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see
your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."--
INFLUENCE MAY be defined as
the flowing in of our soul to enthuse and help, or to debase
others. The law of action and recreation, of attraction and
repulsion is always at work, in virtue of which it may be truly
said that no one liveth or dieth to himself. The position of each
atom of sand upon the seashore affects the position of all others,
and the quality of our personal character is more pervasive than a
good or ill odour. What we are affects others much more deeply
than what we say. Probably waves of spiritual influence are
continually going forth from our inmost nature, and it is the
impact of these upon those around us which makes it easier or
harder for them to realize their highest ideals.
The first circle which we
can touch and influence is that of our friends. Our counsel may be
sweetness or bitterness, but whatever we do or say, we must see
that we are absolutely true and faithful (Pro 27:6-9).
Sincerity means to be without the wax which the cabinet-maker may
put into the cracks of the wood to make it appear sound. It is the
true and pure soul that most readily and forcibly helps another.
Do not be selfish in your friendship, but always give out as much
and more than you expect to receive. Love is a tender plant, and
needs culture. We must not suppose that it is able to thrive
without light and truth.
The second circle of
influence is that of our associates. The great world of men may
not appreciate our reproduction of the Beatitudes of the Kingdom,
but still reproach, persecute, and say all manner of evil falsely;
nevertheless, we must continue to bless the world by the silent
and gracious influence of holy living. Reviled, we must bless;
persecuted, we must endure; defamed, we must entreat. We must be
as salt to our persecutors and as light to our defamers. It is
wonderful how love, and consistent, patient, prayerful influence
We are to be as salt; i.e.
our consistent holy living will act as antiseptic to arrest evil.
We are to be the light of the world. Inconsistency and cowardice
are like bushels which are put over the lamp. Let us put all these
hindrances away, that the light which is within us may shine out
on the dark world.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O
God, that our behaviour may be as becometh the Gospel of Christ.
May the savour of Christ be in our influence, His light in our
face, His love in our hearts. AMEN.
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
Speak What He Teaches
"Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee
what thou shalt say." Exod. 4:12
Many a true servant of the Lord is slow of speech, and when
called upon to plead for his Lord, he is in great confusion lest
he should spoil a good cause by his bad advocacy. In such a case
it is well to remember that the Lord made the tongue which is so
slow, and we must take care that we do not blame our Maker. It
may be that a slow tongue is not so great an evil as a fast one,
and fewness of words may be more of a blessing than floods of
verbiage. It is also quite certain that real saving power does
not lie in human rhetoric, with its tropes, and pretty phrases,
and grand displays. Lack of fluency is not so great a lack as it
If God be with our mouth, and with our mind, we shall have
something better than the sounding brass of eloquence, or the
tinkling cymbal of persuasion. God's teaching is wisdom; His
presence is power. Pharaoh had more reason to be afraid of
stammering Moses than of the most fluent talker in Egypt; for
what he said had power in it; he spoke plagues and deaths. If
the Lord be with us in our natural weakness we shall be girt
with supernatural power. Therefore, let us speak for Jesus
boldly, as we ought to speak.
MORNING AND EVENING
"Who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will."
Our belief in God's wisdom supposes and necessitates that He has a
settled purpose and plan in the work of salvation. What would
creation have been without His design? Is there a fish in the sea,
or a fowl in the air, which was left to chance for its formation?
Nay, in every bone, joint, and muscle, sinew, gland, and
blood-vessel, you mark the presence of a God working everything
according to the design of infinite wisdom. And shall God be present
in creation, ruling over all, and not in grace? Shall the new
creation have the fickle genius of free will to preside over it when
divine counsel rules the old creation? Look at Providence! Who
knoweth not that not a sparrow falleth to the ground without your
Father? Even the hairs of your head are all numbered. God weighs the
mountains of our grief in scales, and the hills of our tribulation
in balances. And shall there be a God in providence and not in
grace? Shall the shell be ordained by wisdom and the kernel be left
to blind chance. No; He knows the end from the beginning. He sees in
its appointed place, not merely the corner-stone which He has laid
in fair colours, in the blood of His dear Son, but He beholds in
their ordained position each of the chosen stones taken out of the
quarry of nature, and polished by His grace; He sees the whole from
corner to cornice, from base to roof, from foundation to pinnacle.
He hath in His mind a clear knowledge of every stone which shall be
laid in its prepared space, and how vast the edifice shall be, and
when the top-stone shall be brought forth with shoutings of "Grace!
Grace! unto it." At the last it shall be clearly seen that in every
chosen vessel of mercy, Jehovah did as He willed with His own; and
that in every part of the work of grace He accomplished His purpose,
and glorified His own name.
"So she gleaned in the field until even." Ruth 2:17
Let me learn from Ruth, the gleaner. As she went out to gather the
ears of corn, so must I go forth into the fields of prayer,
meditation, the ordinances, and hearing the word to gather spiritual
food. The gleaner gathers her portion ear by ear; her gains are
little by little: so must I be content to search for single truths,
if there be no greater plenty of them. Every ear helps to make a
bundle, and every gospel lesson assists in making us wise unto
salvation. The gleaner keeps her eyes open: if she stumbled among
the stubble in a dream, she would have no load to carry home
rejoicingly at eventide. I must be watchful in religious exercises
lest they become unprofitable to me; I fear I have lost much
already—O that I may rightly estimate my opportunities, and glean
with greater diligence. The gleaner stoops for all she finds, and so
must I. High spirits criticize and object, but lowly minds glean and
receive benefit. A humble heart is a great help towards profitably
hearing the gospel. The engrafted soul-saving word is not received
except with meekness. A stiff back makes a bad gleaner; down, master
pride, thou art a vile robber, not to be endured for a moment. What
the gleaner gathers she holds: if she dropped one ear to find
another, the result of her day's work would be but scant; she is as
careful to retain as to obtain, and so at last her gains are great.
How often do I forget all that I hear; the second truth pushes the
first out of my head, and so my reading and hearing end in much ado
about nothing! Do I feel duly the importance of storing up the
truth? A hungry belly makes the gleaner wise; if there be no corn in
her hand, there will be no bread on her table; she labours under the
sense of necessity, and hence her tread is nimble and her grasp is
firm; I have even a greater necessity, Lord, help me to feel it,
that it may urge me onward to glean in fields which yield so
plenteous a reward to diligence.
AUGUST The Second
BY JACOB’S WELL
WEARY woman and a weary Lord! But the Lord was only weary in body; the
woman was dry and exhausted in soul. Her heart was like some charred
chamber after a destructive fire. All its furniture was injured, and some
of it was almost burnt away. For sin had been blazing in the secret place,
and had scorched the delicacies of the spirit, and the inward satisfaction
was gone. And now she was very weary, and her daily walk had become a most
And the Lord, with sympathetic insight, discerned the inward dryness.
There was no sound of holy contentment, no melody of joyful, spiritual
desire. There was only the cold, clammy silence of death. “He knew what
was in man.” And there was no “river of water of life” making glad the
streets of this woman’s soul.
And so He would bring to her the waters of spiritual satisfaction, the
holy well of eternal life. “In the wilderness shall waters break out, and
springs in the desert.” The Lord is about to work a miracle of grace,
changing dull pang into healing peace, and suffocated desire into soaring
fellowship with God. He is about to transform an outlawed woman into one
of the “elect saints.” How will He do it? Let us watch Him.
"Year Book" 1895
"Then they took their bones and buried them under a tamarisk
tree at Jabesh, and they fasted seven days." 1 Samuel 31:13
It has been said, that everyone lives for a funeral; that the
burial one has—tells the story of one's life. One man amasses
great wealth, and when his body lies in state, the rich come and
look at him and pass on with their tearless eyes. Another
devotes his life to doing good. His hands scatter blessings. The
needy are cared for, the hungry are fed, the sick are visited,
the fallen are lifted up. When he lies in his coffin, the poor
come, the widow and the orphan, those whom his hands have
relieved and helped, and with grateful hearts and tearful eyes
take their farewell.
It is a beautiful sight this rescuing of the body of King Saul
from dishonor on the field where he had fallen, and it is
especially so when we learn that it was an act of kindness which
he had done many years before, which secured for his dead body
the gentle thought and care it received that day. Had Saul's
life been filled to its close with such deeds of true valor as
marked its beginning, he would have had the gratitude of a whole
nation when he came to die.
We should try to live—so that we shall be remembered with
gratitude. Also, we would never fail to show gratitude to anyone
who has conferred a favor upon us. Let us be sure, too, that we
live so as to obtain honor from God, when we come to the end of
life. If we miss that, earth's honor will be an awful mockery.
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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: Bob Bowman of FEBC
The story of Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) starts at a
time that historians now call Year Zero-the year 1945, when one
world ended and another began. World War II had just come to a
close. Peace finally came to a planet exhausted by six years of
relentless conflict. More than 60 million people were dead.
Cities and towns around the world lay in ruins, their
populations stunned and starving. And out of this shattered
silence there came a yearning for something more meaningful.
Two men understood this need and vowed to do something about it.
John Broger was a soldier returning from the Pacific front. Bob
Bowman was a Christian radio broadcaster. As old friends who
reunited after the war, they developed a deep appreciation for
the spiritual needs of Asia. After so much death and
destruction, they felt called by God to set up a radio ministry
that could reach into the void to inspire and encourage
desperate, disheartened people. They wanted to bring the
greatest comfort of all to millions of people, the gospel of
The two men had no financial backing, no supportive board, and
no church denomination. But they had courage, and they leaned on
this biblical promise from God: “I will instruct you and teach
you in the way you should go. I will guide you with my loving
eye on you” (Psalm 32:8, NIV).
Pray for faith and perseverance for those God is calling in the
21st century to begin new works to extend His kingdom.-FEBC
Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
These two men were excellent examples of putting the principle
of this verse into practice. We are all weak in our own
strength, but God gives us the ability to do everything that He
wants us to do. Prompted by the Holy Spirit, the two godly men
used all that they had to begin a ministry that is now reaching
Thank the Lord for giving strength to His workers. Pray for His
guidance so that you can carry out what He wants you to do for
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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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"I came that they might have life