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he is being comforted
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 finished --
He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord GOD will wipe tears away
from all faces, and He will remove the reproach of His people from all the
earth -- These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation and they
have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For
this reason, they are before the throne of God and they serve Him day and
night in His temple and He who sits on the throne shall spread His
tabernacle over them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
neither shall the sun beat down on them, nor any heat for the Lamb in the
center of the throne shall be their Shepherd, and shall guide them to
springs of the water of life and God shall wipe every tear from their eyes
--and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any
mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away -- and there
shall no longer be any curse -- He who overcomes shall inherit these things,
and I will be his God and he will be My son.
Lk 16.25. Is 60.20.--Is 25.8
Rev 7.14, 15, 16, 17.--Rev 21.4, 22:3, 21:7
Night is coming, when no man can work
are the dead who die in the Lord... they may rest from their labors, for
their deeds follow with them -- There the wicked cease from raging, And
there the weary are at rest -- Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disturbed
me by bringing me up?
Whatever your hand finds to do, verily, do it
with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or
wisdom in Sheol where you are going-- The dead do not praise the LORD, nor
do any who go down into silence.
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering,
and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have
finished the course, I have kept the faith in the future there is laid up
for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will
award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved
There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the
people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested
from his works, as God did from His.
Jn 9.4. Re 14.13.--Job
Eccl 9.10.--Ps 115.17. 2Ti. 4.6, 7, 8. He 4.9,10.
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by F. B. Meyer
CHANGING OUR STRENGTH
"They that wait upon the Lord shall
renew their strength."--
IT IS more than probable that these
lines will be read by some who have lost heart. They are fainting beneath
the long and arduous strain of life, and ready to give up in despair. It
seems as though God had forgotten to be gracious, and in anger had shut up
His tender mercies. To all such, Isaiah says: God is not tired: you think He
is because you are. Wait upon the Lord, and change your strength (see
The question is not as to altering
your environment, but altering your courage, your power of endurance, your
assurance of victory; then, notwithstanding every hindrance and difficulty,
you will mount up on wings like eagles, you will run without being weary,
you will walk without being faint.
The inevitable order. Mounting
up--running--walking! We should have supposed that it should have been
walking in the beginnings of religious experience; then the walk breaking
into the run; and finally the runner leaping on wings into the azure, like
the eagle a black speck against the blue! But experience confirms the
prophetic order. Isaiah is right! We mount, we run, we walk!
Let us claim the promise--"They that
wait on the Lord shall change their strength." Too often in the past we have
depended on the stimulus of services, sermons, conventions which have made
the embers glow again on the heart's altar. We have gone back to our homes,
to our daily calling, with a new zeal and impulse that has lasted for weeks
or months. Then we have found ourselves flagging again; we have run and got
weary; we have walked and become faint.
To all such comes the word; if you
would once more mount up and run and walk, you must change your strength.
Time tells on us! Moods influence us! Circumstances impede us! Satan blows
cold blasts on our heart-fires and cools them! Sins pile up their debris
between us and God! From all these let us turn once more to Jesus and wait
on Him. "My soul, wait thou only upon the Lord, for my expectation is from
Him." Look not back, but forward! Not down, but up! Not in, but out! Never
to your own heart, but keep looking to Jesus, made near and living by the
grace of the Holy Spirit. So shall you change your strength, as you wait
upon the Lord.
Thou knowest, Lord, how often I am
sorely let and hindered in running the race which is set before me. May Thy
bountiful grace and mercy come to my help, that I may finish my course with
joy, and receive the crown of life. 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)
The Dross Purged
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as
silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on
My Name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall
say, The LORD is my God" (Zechariah 13:9).
Grace transmutes us into precious metal, and then the fire and the furnace
follows as a necessary consequence. Do we start at this? Would we sooner
be accounted worthless, that we might enjoy repose, like the stones of the
field! This would be to choose the viler part -- like Esau, to take the
pottage and give up the covenant portion. No, LORD; we will gladly be cast
into the furnace rather than be cast out from Thy presence! The fire only
refines; it does not destroy. We are to be brought through the fire, not
left in it. The LORD values His people as silver, and therefore He is at
pains to purge away their dross. If we are wise, we shall rather welcome
the refining process than decline it. Our prayer will be that our alloy
may be taken from us rather than that we should be withdrawn from the
crucible. O LORD, Thou triest us indeed! We are ready to melt under the
fierceness of the flame. Still, this is Thy way, and Thy way is the best.
Sustain us under the trial and complete the process of our purifying, and
we will be Thine forever and ever.
MORNING AND EVENING
"And David enquired of the Lord."
2 Samuel 5:23
When David made this enquiry he had just fought the Philistines,
and gained a signal victory. The Philistines came up in great
hosts, but, by the help of God, David had easily put them to
flight. Note, however, that when they came a second time, David
did not go up to fight them without enquiring of the Lord. Once he
had been victorious, and he might have said, as many have in other
cases, "I shall be victorious again; I may rest quite sure that if
I have conquered once I shall triumph yet again. Wherefore should
I tarry to seek at the Lord's hands?" Not so, David. He had gained
one battle by the strength of the Lord; he would not venture upon
another until he had ensured the same. He enquired, "Shall I go up
against them?" He waited until God's sign was given. Learn from
David to take no step without God. Christian, if thou wouldst know
the path of duty, take God for thy compass; if thou wouldst steer
thy ship through the dark billows, put the tiller into the hand of
the Almighty. Many a rock might be escaped, if we would let our
Father take the helm; many a shoal or quicksand we might well
avoid, if we would leave to his sovereign will to choose and to
command. The Puritan said, "As sure as ever a Christian carves for
himself, he'll cut his own fingers;" this is a great truth. Said
another old divine, "He that goes before the cloud of God's
providence goes on a fool's errand;" and so he does. We must mark
God's providence leading us; and if providence tarries, tarry till
providence comes. He who goes before providence, will be very glad
to run back again. "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way
which thou shalt go," is God's promise to his people. Let us,
then, take all our perplexities to him, and say, "Lord, what wilt
thou have me to do?" Leave not thy chamber this morning without
enquiring of the Lord.
"Lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil [or, the
What we are taught to seek or shun in prayer, we should equally
pursue or avoid in action. Very earnestly, therefore, should we
avoid temptation, seeking to walk so guardedly in the path of
obedience, that we may never tempt the devil to tempt us. We are
not to enter the thicket in search of the lion. Dearly might we
pay for such presumption. This lion may cross our path or leap
upon us from the thicket, but we have nothing to do with hunting
him. He that meeteth with him, even though he winneth the day,
will find it a stern struggle. Let the Christian pray that he may
be spared the encounter. Our Saviour, who had experience of what
temptation meant, thus earnestly admonished his disciples--"Pray
that ye enter not into temptation."
But let us do as we will, we shall be tempted; hence the prayer
"deliver us from evil." God had one Son without sin; but he has no
son without temptation. The natural man is born to trouble as the
sparks fly upwards, and the Christian man is born to temptation
just as certainly. We must be always on our watch against Satan,
because, like a thief, he gives no intimation of his approach.
Believers who have had experience of the ways of Satan, know that
there are certain seasons when he will most probably make an
attack, just as at certain seasons bleak winds may be expected;
thus the Christian is put on a double guard by fear of danger, and
the danger is averted by preparing to meet it. Prevention is
better than cure: it is better to be so well armed that the devil
will not attack you, than to endure the perils of the fight, even
though you come off a conqueror. Pray this evening first that you
may not be tempted, and next that if temptation be permitted, you
may be delivered from the evil one.
J H JOWETT
THE ROCK AND THE BOWING WALL
Psalm 62:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
THERE are two symbols by which the psalmist describes the confidence of
the righteous. “He only is my rock.” Only yesterday I had the shelter of a
great rock on a storm-swept mountain side. The wind tore along the
heights, driving the rain like hail, but in the opening of the rock our
shelter was complete.
And the second symbol is this: “He is my high place.” The high place is
the home of the chamois, out of reach of the arrow. “Flee as a bird to
your mountain!” Get beyond the hunter’s range! Our security is found in
loftiness. It is our unutterable privilege to live in the heavenly places
in Christ Jesus. Such is the confidence of the righteous.
In this psalm there is also another pair of symbols describing the
futility of the wicked. The wicked is “as a bowing wall.” The wall is out
of perpendicular, out of conformity with the truth of the plumb-line, and
it will assuredly topple into ruin. So is it with the wicked: he is
building awry, and he will fall into moral disaster. He is also “as a
tottering fence.” The wind and the rain dislodge the fence, it rots at its
foundations, and one day it lies prone upon the ground.
"If only we had died by the Lord's hand in the land of Egypt, when
we sat by pots of meat and ate all the bread we wanted. Instead,
you brought us into this wilderness to make this whole assembly
die of hunger!" Exodus 16:3
It is a sad thing when we allow life's disappointments to make us
despondent! The problem of Christian living in this troublesome
world, is not to escape experiences of hardship—but to retain
sweetness of spirit in all such experiences.
You must have hardships, losses, sorrows. But see to it that you
retain through all these—a gentle heart, full of trust and hope.
Then when the harsh adversity is past—you will emerge unharmed,
with even richer life, tenderer beauty, and deeper joy! The secret
of such victorious living—is a trust in God which never fails.
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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
- Sokoto Fulani People
Usman stood proud, knowing to whom he belonged. He is a Sokoto
Fulani, a member of the tribe that is a custodian of Islam. His
ancestor, Usman dan Fodio, established an Islamic Caliphate in
1809. It stretched far and wide in West Africa for nearly 100
years. Usman dan Fodio’s religious fervor fueled the jihads
responsible for the Fulani Islamic expansion. Now, however,
another Islamic Caliphate has risen in Nigeria, Boko Haram. Three
years ago Usman joined this group. But Usman had been having
dreams of Isa (Jesus). He is now prepared to return to Boko Haram
to tell his brothers that he belongs to Jesus, and face the
The nearly 375,000 Sokoto Fulani live in northwestern Nigeria’s
Sokoto State. They are comprised of the ruling class (Toroobe) and
the semi-nomadic shepherds (Bororo). They are 99.9 percent Muslim;
only a handful of Christian believers exist in this group.
Some Sokoto Fulani, even those who have joined Boko Haram like
Usman, have been encountering Christ in dreams. Some have joined
discipleship programs of ministries reaching the Sokoto Fulani.
Some even return to their village as secret witnesses to their own
people, even though they are facing the threat of persecution.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the destruction of the satanic spirits that have ensnared
the Sokoto Fulani. Pray that they will be replaced by a firm faith
in Jesus Christ. Pray for wisdom to be given to the ministries
reaching out to the Sokoto Fulani. Pray for boldness and
protection for all Fulani believers.
Exodus 1:16-21, NASB
... and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give
birth and see them upon the birth stool, if it is a son, then you
shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall
live.” But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of
Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live. So the king of
Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done
this thing, and let the boys live?” The midwives said to Pharaoh,
“Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they
are vigorous and give birth before the midwife can get to them.”
So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and
became very mighty. Because the midwives feared God, he
established households for them.
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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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