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Whoever keeps His word,
in him the love of God has truly been perfected
God of peace, Who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep
through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in
every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His
sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.--
If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and
We will come to him, and make Our abode with him. --No one who abides in Him
sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. Little children, let no one
deceive you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is
righteous --By this, love is perfected with us, that we may have confidence
in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
Heb. 13.20, 21. 1Jn 2.3.--
John 14.23.--1Jn 3.6, 7.--1Jn 4.17
He who is slow to anger has great understanding
LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, The LORD, the LORD God,
compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness
and truth -- The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness,
but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come
imitators of God, as beloved children and walk in love.--The fruit of the
Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. -- This
finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a man bears up under
sorrows when suffering unjustly. For what credit is there if, when you sin
and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do
what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor
with God. For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also
suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps:
while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He
uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges
righteously. -- BE ANGRY AND yet DO NOT SIN
14.29. Ex. 34.6.--2Pe. 3.9.
Ep 5.1, 2.--Gal 5.22, 23.-- 1Pe. 2.19, 20, 21, 23. Ep 4.26.
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by F. B. Meyer
IN CHRISTIAN SERVICE
"They beckoned unto their partners in
the other boat, that they should come and help them. And they came, and
filled both the boats."--
Luk 5:7 (R.V.).
WE ALL want to fill our nets and boats with the fish
that we have caught for Christ. How shall we do it? There are certain
conditions for successful Christian service which must be observed. Our nets
must be clean. They were "washing their nets." It was a good thing that this
necessary work had been performed; otherwise they would have been unable to
sail at a moment's notice, and to let down their nets at the Master's
command (Luk 5:4).
"If a man shall cleanse himself.., he shall be a vessel unto honour,
sanctified, and meet for the Master's use." Let us see to it that we are
always ready to respond at Christ's call.
We must be prepared to obey Christ in
little things. Our Lord first asked Peter to put out his boat a little from
the land. He knew what He was going to do afterwards in making great demands
on Peter's obedience and faith; but first, He made this slight request. With
alacrity the Master's wishes were complied with, and the floating pulpit,
rising and falling with the ripple of the water, was at the Lord's service
as He sat down and taught the people. Remember that whenever you lend your
empty boat to Jesus, He will pay for it by giving it back to you filled with
Christ's will must be obeyed even
against our own judgment. Peter had spent the whole of his life apprenticed
to the lake, and knew everything of the art of fishing. When our Lord bade
him: "launch out into the deep, and let down your nets," it was against all
his knowledge and practical experience to let down his nets in the daytime,
especially as he had toiled all night in vain! Happily for him, he said: "At
Thy word I will let down the nets!"
We must be willing to share with
others. He might have kept the haul for himself, but he longed that the
others should share in the Master's bounty, "and they came and filled both
O God, Thou hast committed our work to
us, and we would commit our cares to Thee. May we feel that we are not our
own, and that Thou wilt heed our wants while we are intent upon Thy will.
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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)
The Overcomer's Reward
'He who has an
ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who
overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give
him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows
but he who receives it"
(Revelation 2:17 -
My heart, be thou stirred up to persevere in the holy war, for the reward
of victory is great. Today we eat of heavenly food which falls about our
camps; the food of the wilderness, the food which comes from heaven, the
food which never fails the pilgrims to Canaan. But there is reserved for
us in Christ Jesus a still higher degree of spiritual life and a food for
it which, as yet, is hidden from our experience. In the golden pot which
was laid up in the ark there was a portion of manna hidden away, which
though kept for ages never grew stale. No one ever saw it; it was hid with
the Ark of the Covenant, in the Holy of Holies. Even so, the highest life
of the believer is hid with Christ, in God. We shall come to it soon,
Being made victorious through the grace of our LORD Jesus, we shall eat of
the King's meat and feed upon royal dainties. We shall feed upon Jesus. He
is our "hidden manna," as well as the manna of the wilderness. He is all
in all to us in our highest, as well as in our lowest, estate. He helps us
to fight, gives us the victory, and then is Himself our reward. LORD, help
me to overcome. (See Torrey's Topic "Warfare
of the Saints")
MORNING AND EVENING
"And all the children of Israel murmured."
There are murmurers amongst Christians now, as there were in the
camp of Israel of old. There are those who, when the rod falls,
cry out against the afflictive dispensation. They ask, "Why am I
thus afflicted? What have I done to be chastened in this manner?"
A word with thee, O murmurer! Why shouldst thou murmur against the
dispensations of thy heavenly Father? Can he treat thee more
hardly than thou deservest? Consider what a rebel thou wast once,
but he has pardoned thee! Surely, if he in his wisdom sees fit now
to chasten thee, thou shouldst not complain. After all, art thou
smitten as hardly as thy sins deserve? Consider the corruption
which is in thy breast, and then wilt thou wonder that there needs
so much of the rod to fetch it out? Weigh thyself, and discern how
much dross is mingled with thy gold; and dost thou think the fire
too hot to purge away so much dross as thou hast? Does not that
proud rebellious spirit of thine prove that thy heart is not
thoroughly sanctified? Are not those murmuring words contrary to
the holy submissive nature of God's children? Is not the
correction needed? But if thou wilt murmur against the chastening,
take heed, for it will go hard with murmurers. God always
chastises his children twice, if they do not bear the first stroke
patiently. But know one thing--"He doth not afflict willingly, nor
grieve the children of men." All his corrections are sent in love,
to purify thee, and to draw thee nearer to himself. Surely it must
help thee to bear the chastening with resignation if thou art able
to recognize thy Father's hand. For "whom the Lord loveth he
chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye
endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons." "Murmur not
as some of them also murmured and were destroyed of the
"How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God."
Divine omniscience affords no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to
the child of God it overflows with consolation. God is always
thinking upon us, never turns aside his mind from us, has us
always before his eyes; and this is precisely as we would have it,
for it would be dreadful to exist for a moment beyond the
observation of our heavenly Father. His thoughts are always
tender, loving, wise, prudent, far-reaching, and they bring to us
countless benefits: hence it is a choice delight to remember them.
The Lord always did think upon his people: hence their election
and the covenant of grace by which their salvation is secured; he
always will think upon them: hence their final perseverance by
which they shall be brought safely to their final rest. In all our
wanderings the watchful glance of the Eternal Watcher is evermore
fixed upon us--we never roam beyond the Shepherd's eye. In our
sorrows he observes us incessantly, and not a pang escapes him; in
our toils he marks all our weariness, and writes in his book all
the struggles of his faithful ones. These thoughts of the Lord
encompass us in all our paths, and penetrate the innermost region
of our being. Not a nerve or tissue, valve or vessel, of our
bodily organization is uncared for; all the littles of our little
world are thought upon by the great God.
Dear reader, is this precious to you? then hold to it. Never be
led astray by those philosophic fools who preach up an impersonal
God, and talk of self-existent, self-governing matter. The Lord
liveth and thinketh upon us, this is a truth far too precious for
us to be lightly robbed of it. The notice of a nobleman is valued
so highly that he who has it counts his fortune made; but what is
it to be thought of by the King of kings! If the Lord thinketh
upon us, all is well, and we may rejoice evermore.
J H JOWETT
APRIL The Thirtieth
THE TEST OF VICTORY
“David behaveth himself wisely.”
1Samuel 17:55-1Samuel 18:1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
HE hour of victory is a more severe moral test than the hour of defeat.
Many a man can brave the perils of adversity who succumbs to the
seductions of prosperity. He can stand the cold better than the heat! He
is enriched by failure, but “spoilt by success.” To test the real quality
of a man, let us regard him just when he has slain Goliath! “David behaved
He was not “eaten up with pride.” He developed no “side.” He went among
his friends as though no Goliath had ever crossed his way. He was not for
ever recounting the triumph, and fishing for the compliments of his
audience. He “behaved wisely.” So many of us tarnish our victories by the
manner in which we display them. We put them into the shop-window, and
they become “soiled goods.”
And in this hour of triumph David made a noble friend. In his noonday he
found Jonathan, and their hearts were knit to each other in deep and
intimate love. It is beautiful when our victories are so nobly borne that
they introduce us into higher fellowships, and the friends of heaven
become our friends.
"One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was leaning on Jesus'
bosom." John 13:23
I like the word leaning. John leaned his weight on Jesus, on his
bosom, near his heart. We need to learn better our privilege of
leaning, nestling, in the bosom of divine love. We think of giving
a few of our burdens to Christ; but he wants to carry both us and
all our load!
A gentleman was moving his library, and his boy was helping him.
The child had gathered his arms full of books, and had gone off
proudly with his load. Presently, however, the father heard a call
for help. The little fellow had gotten half-way up the stairs when
the load proved too heavy, and he sank down. The father heard the
call, and, coming up the stairs, lifted and carried both the boy
and his load.
That is like what Jesus will do for us. He takes our sins—and
forgives them. He takes our wicked heart—and changes it. He takes
our ruined life—and restores it. He takes all our mistakes and
faults—and corrects them. He takes into his hands the ordering of
our steps, the shaping of our circumstances, the ruling and
overruling of the events of our days, our deliverance in
temptation. We really have nothing whatever to do with our own
life—but our simple duty day by day, hour by hour.
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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.
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April 30 -
Stadell Biography, Continued
by This excerpt is from Roberta Winter’s book, I Will Do A New
Swedish Missionary Erik Stadell had come to Pasadena to a campus
he hadn’t even known existed. Erik had been praying for some time
that the Lord would provide property that would be utilized solely
for world missions. And here was Pasadena College, a vacant 17 1/2
acre campus! Could this be God’s answer to his prayer?
Pasadena College had a small prayer chapel. One day a workman saw
him praying by it and asked Erik if he would like to pray inside.
He later commented, “I went in and a burden of prayer came over
me. I prayed all day and into the night. My wife sent my children
looking for me, but I told them I couldn’t leave—not yet. I prayed
there for a week before the Lord let me leave.” Erik was praying
that somehow the Lord would hold this campus for missions.
August 10, 1975… Erik’s prayer diary records that he went on to
claim the campus in Pasadena: “Before the face of the Lord our God
we both speak and confess that the campus of Pasadena College is
consecrated for world missions and can never belong to any other
purpose.” He later told us that peace immediately settled over his
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Pray for believers today to listen and pray with passion, faith,
and confidence, in covenant partnership with God’s heart.
2 Peter 1:5-9, NASB
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your
faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence,
knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your
self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,
and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly
kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are
increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the
true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these
qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his
purification from his former sins. -
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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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