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Nothing from that which is put under
shall cling to your hand.
OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE says the Lord. AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS
UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you.--Beloved, I urge you as aliens and
strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul. --
hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has
not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we
shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is. And everyone who
has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.--The grace
of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny
ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly
in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the
glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus; who gave Himself for us,
that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a
people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
13.17. 2Co. 6.17.--1Pe. 2.11.--
Jude 1:23. 1John 3.2, 3.--Titus 2.11-14.
Who art thou, Lord? I am
is I; be not afraid.--When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through
the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am
the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no
evil; for Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.--Immanuel, God with us.
You shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from
their sins.--If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous -- 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. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril,
26.15. Mt. 14.27.--Isa. 43.2, 3.
Ps. 23.4.--Mt. 1.23. Mt. 1.21.--
1Jn 2.1.--Ro. 8.34, 35.
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by F. B. Meyer
"For if by one man's offence death
reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the
gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by One, Jesus Christ."--
NOTICE THAT word Receive! We first receive
forgiveness, or reconciliation, then abundance of grace (Rom 5:11-17).
We cannot merit or earn either one or the other; all that we have to do is
to take what God offers, by an act of the will which accepts and
appropriates. If men are lost, it is because they refuse to receive the
grace and love of God, secured to us, in spite of our failure and sin,
through the second Adam. We must believe that we have received, even when we
are not conscious of any new experience (Jn 1:12).
It is a blessed thing, when our emotional life is at a low ebb, and we feel
out of sorts, to receive, to inbreathe, to drink in the "abundance of
grace," and to know that He is working in us in power.
There is no limit to the abundance of
God's supply--it abounds! The Apostle keeps using that word, which really
means "running over " (Rom 5:15, Rom 5:17, Rom 5:20).
And the result of receiving more and more out of God's fullness, is that we
reign, not in the future life, but in this. Ours becomes a royal, a regnant,
a triumphant life.
This glorious life in which we are
daily victorious over sin, daily using and scattering the unsearchable
riches of Christ, daily helping others up to the throne-life, is within the
reach of every reader of these words. God wants you to enter upon it; He has
made every provision for it, and is at this moment urging you to enter upon
it. The only thing for you to do is to receive the abundance of His grace
and of the gift of righteousness. Open your heart and life and He will fill
it; dare to believe that He has filled it, even though you don't feel it;
and go forth to live a royal life, distributing the largess of His royal
But we must pour out as God pours in!
Only so will He be able to trust us with His fullness. Our love to others,
our willingness to help them, our forgivingness and patience must go to the
point of self-exhaustion, if we would know the abundant life and the grace
that flows over.
For souls redeemed, for sins forgiven;
For means of grace, and hopes of heaven, Father, what can to Thee be given,
Who givest all? AMEN.
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
By Faith Not Feeling
"The just shall live by faith" (Romans 1:17).
I shall not die, I can, I do, believe in the LORD my God, and this
faith will keep me alive. I would be numbered among those who in
their lives are just; but even if I were perfect I would not try
to live by my righteousness; I would cling to the work of the LORD
Jesus and still live by faith in Him and by nothing else. If I
were able to give my body to be burned for my LORD Jesus, yet I
would not trust in my own courage and constancy, but still would
live by faith.
Were I a martyr at the stake
I'd plead my Saviour's name;
Intreat a pardon for His sake,
And urge no other claim.
To live by faith is a far surer and happier thing than to live by
feelings or by works, The branch, by living in the vine, lives a
better life than it would live by itself, even if it were possible
for it to live at all apart from the stem. To live by clinging to
Jesus, by deriving all from Him, is a sweet and sacred thing. If
even the most just must live in this fashion, how much more must I
who am a poor sinner! LORD, I believe. I must trust Thee wholly.
What else can I do? Trusting Thee is my life....
MORNING AND EVENING
Spurgeon's Morning Reading Evening, April 20
That through death he might
destroy him that had the power of death.”
O child of God, death hath lost its sting, because the devil’s
power over it is destroyed. Then cease to fear dying. Ask grace
from God the Holy Ghost, that by an intimate knowledge and a firm
belief of thy Redeemer’s death, thou mayst be strengthened for
that dread hour. Living near the cross of Calvary thou mayst think
of death with pleasure, and welcome it when it comes with intense
delight. It is sweet to die in the Lord: it is a covenant-blessing
to sleep in Jesus. Death is no longer banishment, it is a return
from exile, a going home to the many mansions where the loved ones
already dwell. The distance between glorified spirits in heaven
and militant saints on earth seems great; but it is not so. We are
not far from home—a moment will bring us there. The sail is
spread; the soul is launched upon the deep. How long will be its
voyage? How many wearying winds must beat upon the sail ere it
shall be reefed in the port of peace? How long shall that soul be
tossed upon the waves before it comes to that sea which knows no
storm? Listen to the answer, “Absent from the body, present with
the Lord.” Yon ship has just departed, but it is already at its
haven. It did but spread its sail and it was there. Like that ship
of old, upon the Lake of Galilee, a storm had tossed it, but Jesus
said, “Peace, be still,” and immediately it came to land. Think
not that a long period intervenes between the instant of death and
the eternity of glory. When the eyes close on earth they open in
heaven. The horses of fire are not an instant on the road. Then, O
child of God, what is there for thee to fear in death, seeing that
through the death of thy Lord its curse and sting are destroyed?
and now it is but a Jacob’s ladder whose foot is in the dark
grave, but its top reaches to glory everlasting.
Spurgeon's Evening Reading Evening, April 20
“Fight the Lord’s battles.”
1 Samuel 18:17
The sacramental host of God’s elect is warring still on earth,
Jesus Christ being the Captain of their salvation. He has said,
“Lo! I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” Hark to
the shouts of war! Now let the people of God stand fast in their
ranks, and let no man’s heart fail him. It is true that just now
in England the battle is turned against us, and unless the Lord
Jesus shall lift his sword, we know not what may become of the
church of God in this land; but let us be of good courage, and
play the man. There never was a day when Protestantism seemed to
tremble more in the scales than now that a fierce effort is making
to restore the Romish antichrist to his ancient seat. We greatly
want a bold voice and a strong hand to preach and publish the old
gospel for which martyrs bled and confessors died. The Saviour is,
by his Spirit, still on earth; let this cheer us. He is ever in
the midst of the fight, and therefore the battle is not doubtful.
And as the conflict rages, what a sweet satisfaction it is to know
that the Lord Jesus, in his office as our great Intercessor, is
prevalently pleading for his people! O anxious gazer, look not so
much at the battle below, for there thou shalt be enshrouded in
smoke, and amazed with garments rolled in blood; but lift thine
eyes yonder where the Saviour lives and pleads, for while he
intercedes, the cause of God is safe. Let us fight as if it all
depended upon us, but let us look up and know that all depends
Now, by the lilies of Christian purity, and by the roses of the
Saviour’s atonement, by the roes and by the hinds of the field, we
charge you who are lovers of Jesus, to do valiantly in the Holy
War, for truth and righteousness, for the kingdom and crown jewels
of your Master. Onward! “for the battle is not yours but God's.”
APRIL The Twentieth
THE JOY OF THE LOVER
Romans 12:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.
LOVE finds her joy in seeing others crowned. Envy darkens when she sees
the garland given to another. Jealousy has no festival except when she is
“Queen of the May.” But love thrills to another’s exaltation. She feels
the glow of another’s triumph. When another basks in favour her own “time
of singing of birds is come!”
And all this is because love has wonderful chords which vibrate to the
secret things in the souls of others. Indeed, the gift of love is just the
gift of delicate correspondence, the power of exquisite fellow-feeling,
the ability to “rejoice with them that do rejoice, and to weep with them
that weep.” When, therefore, the soul of another is exultant, and the
wedding-bells are ringing, love’s kindred bells ring a merry peal. When
the soul of another is depressed, and a funeral dirge is wailing, love’s
kindred chords wail in sad communion. So love can enter another’s state as
though it were her own.
Our Master spake condemningly of those who have lost this exquisite gift.
They have lost their power of response. “We have piped with you, and ye
have not danced; we have mourned with you, and ye have not lamented.” They
lived in selfish and loveless isolation. They have lost all power of
"Year Book" 1895
"As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." John 20:21
The Son of God came down and lived in human form on the earth—that
men might see God in the flesh. He said, "He who has seen me, has
seen the Father." All the love, the gentleness, the patience, the
compassion, the purity, the truth, the righteousness, which people
saw in the life of Jesus—was simply a revealing of God. That is
what God is like.
Now the Christ sends us out to reveal God to men. We are to show
to them in our character, disposition, spirit, and temper—the
qualities of God. If anyone asks us to tell him what God is like,
we ought to be able to say humbly and yet truthfully, "I am trying
to be like God. He lives in me, and his qualities shine out in my
life. Look at me—and you will see what God is like."
I know how dimly the beauty of God shines in us, even at the best;
but we cannot get away from the truth that if we are indeed
Christ's, he lives in us. Paul said more than once: "Be imitators
of me—even as I am of Christ." We must be able to say the same.
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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
(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
-Betawi People of Jakarta
Indonesia is a country that has continued to merge old-world
beliefs with today’s technology. To live in Indonesia is to
constantly walk this tightrope. For the Betawi people daily life
is a steady showcase of this tension, with traditional Islamic
beliefs and practices such as early arranged marriage of daughters
contrasting with online dating services and high tech jobs.
The Betawi people are artistic and expressive, but they are also
known to be short-tempered and direct. Those living in Jakarta
work as government employees, laborers, or craftsmen. Betawi youth
are less inclined to follow the traditions of their parents, which
leads to family tensions, seen much more in the larger, populated
areas. The education level among the Betawi is low, partly due to
their belief that education will make them similar to the ethnic
Chinese or the colonial Dutch, both of whom they abhor. Another
source of opposition to formal education comes from Muslim
teachers who encourage enrollment in Islamic schools rather than
the government run schools.
Islam is not only the dominant religion of the Betawi, but it is
also the cultural identifier. For a person to be a true Betawi he
must be a Muslim. There is also a degree of animism mixed in with
their spiritual beliefs.
Pray for a spiritual breakthrough among the Betawi people,
especially in Jakarta. Pray that God would send the right people
to them to demonstrate His love.
John 11:25, RSV
I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though
he die, yet shall he live.
The good news may be hard to believe for people who have never
heard about God coming down to earth in human form, dying on the
cross for our sins and rising from dead. But there are many people
in Jakarta, Indonesia, who believe in Christ and His resurrection
from the dead.
Pray for these Christian people to aggressively seek out the
Betawi and with much prayer show them love and concern. How will
they learn about Christ if nobody tells them? Pray Jesus’
resurrection life and power will move through the Betawi people in
Jakarta in such a way that they cannot deny His resurrection
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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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