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How great is Thy goodness,
which Thou hast stored up for those who fear Thee.
from of old they have not heard nor perceived by ear, neither has the eye
seen a God besides Thee, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.--
EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART
OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. For to us God
revealed them through the Spirit --Thou wilt make known to me the path of
life. In Thy presence is fulness of joy. In Thy right hand there are
How precious is Thy lovingkindness, O God! And the
children of men take refuge in the shadow of Thy wings. They drink their fill
of the abundance of Thy house; And Thou dost give them to drink of the river
of Thy delights. For with Thee is the fountain of life. In Thy light we see
Godliness is profitable for all things, since it
holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
Ps. 31.19. Is. 64.4.--1
Co. 2.9, 10.--
Ps. 16.11. Ps. 36.7-9. 1Ti. 4.8.
Son of God...has eyes like a flame of fire
is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick. Who can understand
it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give to each man
according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds.--Thou hast
placed our iniquities before Thee, our secret sins in the light of Thy
presence --The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And he went out and wept
Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them,
for He knew all men, and because He did not need anyone to bear witness
concerning man for He Himself knew what was in man.--He Himself knows our
frame. He is mindful that we are but dust.--A bruised reed He will not
break, And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish
The Lord knows those who are His.--I am the good
shepherd; and I know My own. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and
they follow Me: nd I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish;
and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.
Re 2.18. Je. 17.9,
Lk. 22.61, 62. John 2.24, 25.--Ps. 103.14.-- Is. 42.3. 2Ti. 2.19.-- John
10.14, 27, 28.
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by F. B. Meyer
DAYS OF GLADNESS
"All the people went their way to eat,
and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they
had understood the words that were declared unto them. And there was very
great gladness. Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he
read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days."--
Neh 8:12, Neh 8:17, Neh 8:18.
GLADNESS IS health. If you can get a
patient to look on the bright side of things, you have done a great deal to
bring back the tides of life.
Whenever we are optimistic and glad we
are looking at things from the divine side, and imbibing some of God's
eternal gladness. And cherishing this temperament, we shall know what
Nehemiah and Ezra meant when they said: "The joy of the Lord is your
strength" (Neh 8:10).
If you have some secret sorrow, tell
it to God, but do not impose it needlessly upon men. Anoint your head and
wash your face, that you appear not to men to fast, and He who sees the
secret tears will comfort you openly (Mat 6:17-18).
The pain and sorrow of the world is undeniable, even worse than many of us
realise, but this is largely due to the intrusion of sin and selfishness
which can only be expelled by Love. But even this gives opportunity for that
unselfish ministry and devotion which are the keys of the blessed life. In
so far as we dedicate our lives to help Christ in His redeeming work of
delivering souls out of the power of darkness and translating them into the
Kingdom of Life and Light, we share in His perennial blessedness.
It must have been a time of unusual
joy when the returned exiles reviewed the finished wall which now engirded
the city. There was the consciousness of a finished work. It is always
delightful when we have done to the very best of our ability a piece of work
that needed doing. One of the elements of a thoroughly enjoyable holiday is
to be able to look back on a bit of good construction, a piece of brick or
stone work which will endure in the edifice of our own lives or of other
In addition, there was the Book of the
Law of God, in which they read from day to day. Let us take the Bible with
us on our holidays! We shall find that it will yield new meaning as we study
it by lake or mountain; as we ponder it in country lanes, or by the
seashore, One like the Son of Man will walk beside us, and apply its
teaching till our hearts burn within us, and we are no more sad.
We thank Thee for eyes that see, and
hearts that love, and natures that can enjoy Thy good and perfect gifts. O
Father, in Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. AMEN.
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from the 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 open unto thee His good treasure" (Deuteronomy 28:12).
This refers first to the rain. The LORD will give this in its season. Rain
is the emblem of all those celestial refreshings which the LORD is ready
to bestow upon His people. Oh, for a copious shower to refresh the LORD's
heritage! We seem to think that God's treasury can only be opened by a
great prophet like Elijah, but it is not so, for this promise is to all
the faithful in Israel, and, indeed, to each one of them. O believing
friend, "the LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure." Thou, too,
mayest see heaven opened and thrust in thy hand and take out thy portion,
yea, and a portion for all thy brethren round about thee. Ask what thou
wilt, and thou shalt not be denied if thou abidest in Christ and His words
abide in thee. As yet thou has not known all thy LORD's treasures, but He
shall open them up to thine understanding. Certainly thou hast not yet
enjoyed the fullness of His
riches, but He will direct thine
heart into His love and reveal Jesus in thee. Only the LORD Himself can do
this for thee; but here is His promise, and if thou wilt hearken
diligently unto His voice and obey His will, His riches in glory by Christ
Jesus shall be thine..
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, May 25
“Forsake me not, O Lord.”
Frequently we pray that God would not forsake us in the hour of
trial and temptation, but we too much forget that we have need to
use this prayer at all times. There is no moment of our life,
however holy, in which we can do without his constant upholding.
Whether in light or in darkness, in communion or in temptation, we
alike need the prayer, “Forsake me not, O Lord.” “Hold thou me up,
and I shall be safe.” A little child, while learning to walk,
always needs the nurse’s aid. The ship left by the pilot drifts at
once from her course. We cannot do without continued aid from
above; let it then be your prayer today, “Forsake me not. Father,
forsake not thy child, lest he fall by the hand of the enemy.
Shepherd, forsake not thy lamb, lest he wander from the safety of
the fold. Great Husbandman, forsake not thy plant, lest it wither
and die. ‘Forsake me not, O Lord,’ now; and forsake me not at any
moment of my life. Forsake me not in my joys, lest they absorb my
heart. Forsake me not in my sorrows, lest I murmur against thee.
Forsake me not in the day of my repentance, lest I lose the hope
of pardon, and fall into despair; and forsake me not in the day of
my strongest faith, lest faith degenerate into presumption.
Forsake me not, for without thee I am weak, but with thee I am
strong. Forsake me not, for my path is dangerous, and full of
snares, and I cannot do without thy guidance. The hen forsakes not
her brood; do thou then evermore cover me with thy feathers, and
permit me under thy wings to find my refuge. ‘Be not far from me,
O Lord, for trouble is near, for there is none to help.’ ‘Leave me
not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation!’”
“O ever in our cleansed breast,
Bid thine Eternal Spirit rest;
And make our secret soul to be
A temple pure and worthy thee.”
Evening, May 25
“And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem ... and
they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known
When the two disciples had reached Emmaus, and were refreshing
themselves at the evening meal, the mysterious stranger who had so
enchanted them upon the road, took bread and brake it, made
himself known to them, and then vanished out of their sight. They
had constrained him to abide with them, because the day was far
spent; but now, although it was much later, their love was a lamp
to their feet, yea, wings also; they forgot the darkness, their
weariness was all gone, and forthwith they journeyed back the
threescore furlongs to tell the gladsome news of a risen Lord, who
had appeared to them by the way. They reached the Christians in
Jerusalem, and were received by a burst of joyful news before they
could tell their own tale. These early Christians were all on fire
to speak of Christ’s resurrection, and to proclaim what they knew
of the Lord; they made common property of their experiences. This
evening let their example impress us deeply. We too must bear our
witness concerning Jesus. John’s account of the sepulchre needed
to be supplemented by Peter; and Mary could speak of something
further still; combined, we have a full testimony from which
nothing can be spared. We have each of us peculiar gifts and
special manifestations; but the one object God has in view is the
perfecting of the whole body of Christ. We must, therefore, bring
our spiritual possessions and lay them at the apostle’s feet, and
make distribution unto all of what God has given to us. Keep back
no part of the precious truth, but speak what you know, and
testify what you have seen. Let not the toil or darkness, or
possible unbelief of your friends, weigh one moment in the scale.
Up, and be marching to the place of duty, and there tell what
great things God has shown to your soul.
J H JOWETT
VISIONS AND DREAMS
Joel 2:21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31,32.
AND this old-world promise is good for me to-day. It is like some
weather-stained well, whose waters have continued flowing throughout the
generations, right down to my own time. Let me drink!
Holy inspiration will give me insight into the mind of my God. “Your sons
and your daughters shall prophesy.” The breath of God creates an
atmosphere in which spiritual realities are clearly seen. It is like the
Sabbath air in some busy city, when the fumes and smoke of commerce have
been blown away. “Thou shalt behold the land that is very far off.”
And so in my younger days holy inspiration will give me visions. “Your
young men shall see visions.” I shall be an idealist, and I shall see
things as they exist in God’s idea, even though at present they be maimed
and imperfect. I shall see them “according to the pattern on the Mount.”
And in my later days holy inspiration will give me dreams. “Your old men
shall dream dreams.” And what shall they dream about? Not like the
Chinese, of a golden age in a distant past, but of a golden age to be.
Their dreams shall have a “forward-looking eye.” They shall see “the new
Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God.”
"Year Book" 1895
"The fruit of the Spirit, is love." Galatians 5:22
The sum of all practical religion is love. "Love is the fulfilling
of the law." All Christian growth is to be toward the likeness of
Christ, and all His character is summed up in LOVE. Whatever is
unloving in us—is unlike Jesus; and we should seek to overcome the
evil with good.
Perhaps the ordinary Christian conscience has not been
sufficiently exacting on this line of character and duty.
Scripture demands truthfulness, justice, honesty, purity; but it
does not tolerate bad temper, resentment, unkindness or other
phases of unamiableness, in those who profess to follow Jesus!
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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
Unreached People Group of the Day.
(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
- Michoacan Nahuatl People
by Patti Ediger
(This is a story to illustrate the circumstances of this people
The air was hot and dry, as Jose chopped the hard ground around
his corn plants. The plants were not growing well due to lack of
rain. Recently Jose’s family had sacrificed their last chicken to
the spirits, hoping for rain, but the sky didn’t have so much as a
trace of a cloud. How could Jose tell his children that the
spirits weren’t answering his prayers? How could he tell them to
worship the spirits when they seemed to offer no rain? Water,
fire, sky, night deities, and a twisted variation of Catholicism
dominated their lives and thinking.
The 4,500 Michoacan Nahuatl people are the descendants of the
powerful Aztecs. The Nahuatl people groups speak different
languages, as they did in pre-Columbian days. The New Testament
was published in their language in 2006, and they now have gospel
recordings available in their tongue.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that believers will go to these people and learn their
culture and their language. Pray that they will discover the key
to communicating God’s truth to them of the sacrifice of His
beloved Son in payment for sin. Pray that gospel recordings will
be shared widely with this people group. Pray that families will
be saved and challenged to spread the gospel, taking
responsibility for the spiritual welfare of their own people. Pray
that new believers will learn to stand in their spiritual armor
against the enemy (Ephesians 6:10-18).
Luke 9:16-17, NKJV
He took the two loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven,
He blessed them, broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples
to set before the multitude. They all ate and were satisfied, and
the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, 12
Our heavenly Father is the Creator who loves us as a father loves
his children. He is perfectly faithful to meet our needs; and He
continues to meet the needs of His family through necessities and
trials. The Lord Jesus “kept giving the people food,” and “They
all ate and were satisfied.” This is how a loving father desires
to provide for his family.
Pray that these dear Michoacan Nahuatl people, whom our Savior
loves perfectly, will understand that He loves them, and will
never treat them like the spirits they now worship.
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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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