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Open my eyes,
that I may behold wonderful things from Thy law.
He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures --It has been granted to
know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been
granted --I praise Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou didst
hide these things from the wise and intelligent and didst reveal them to
babes. Yes, Father, for thus it was well-pleasing in Thy sight --We have received,
not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might
know the things freely given to us by God --How precious also are Thy
thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them,
they would outnumber the sand -- Oh, the depth of the riches both of the
wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and
unfathomable His ways! For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME
HIS COUNSELOR? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To
Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Ps 119.18. Lk. 24.45.--Mt.
13.11-- Mt 11.25, 26.--1Co. 2.12.-- Ps. 139.17, 18.--Ro. 11.33, 34, 36.
En-hakkore (spring of the one who calls)
IF you knew the gift of God and Who it is who says to you, Give Me a drink,
you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water --If any man
is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink...this He spoke of the Spirit, whom
those who believed in Him were to receive
Test Me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, if I
will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you a blessing
until it overflows --If you... being evil, know how to give good
gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the
Holy Spirit to those who ask Him? --Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and you shall find.
Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of
His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba! Father! --You have not received a
spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of
adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!
Jdg 15.19. Jn 4.10.--Jn 7.37,
39. Mal. 3.10.--Lk. 11.13.--Lk. 11.9. Ga. 4.6.--Ro. 8.15.
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by F. B. Meyer
THE PRACTICE OF GOD'S PRESENCE
"Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit?
or whither shall I flee from Thy Presence? If I take the wings of the
morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall Thy
hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me."--
Ps 139:7, 9, 10-note.
THE STORY of the monk who constantly
used this phrase is well known to most people. It was in the sixteenth
century, one winter's day, as Brother Lawrence was walking in the forest,
he found himself standing beneath a tree stripped of its foliage. The
thought suddenly flashed on him that before very long that same tree would
be covered with the leaves and glory of spring. "Then God must be here,"
said he to himself, and his whole being became awed and filled with the
thought of God. That impression remained with him for the rest of his
life, and he said that he was more deeply impressed with the actual sense
of God's Presence in the kitchen, when he was preparing the food for his
brother monks, than when he was kneeling before the Sacrament.
It is a blessed experience when the
soul lives in this awareness of God; when we live, and move, and have our
being in Him; whether we take the wings of the morning, and go with the
sun in its passage to the western sea, or descend into the valley of the
shadow of death. Let us read this Psalm (Ps 139:1-23) again, remembering that our Lord
said, "Lo, I am with you all the days, even to the end of the age."
The habit of practicing God's
Presence is specially acquired when we accustom ourselves to draw on the
Divine resources. We can recall two outstanding illustrations -- one given
by Abraham's faithful servant, and the other by Nehemiah. In the one case,
the traveler lifted up his heart to God for direction as to the choice of
a wife for his master's son; and the other tells us that between the
king's question as to the reason for his sadness, and his reply, he
flashed a cry to God for a suitable answer, and it was given him. Why do
not we, in every moment of uncertainty and perplexity, when the tempter
draws near, instantly claim the equivalent of God's gracious help?
Gracious Spirit, wilt Thou so enable
us by Thy grace, that we may live in the fear of God all the day long; may
the difficulties and temptations of our daily experience have the effect
of leading us to take each step in the consciousness of the Presence of
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Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by Him;
and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between
His shoulders" (Deuteronomy 33:12).
Yes, there is no safety like that which comes of dwelling near to God. For
His best beloved the LORD can find no surer or safer place. O LORD, let me
always abide under Thy shadow, close to Thy wounded side. Nearer and
nearer would I come to Thee, my LORD; and when once specially near Thee, I
would abide there forever. What a covering is that which the LORD gives to
His chosen! Not a fair roof shall cover him, nor a bomb-proof casement,
nor even an angel's wing, but Jehovah Himself. Nothing can come at us when
we are thus covered. This covering the LORD will grant us all the day
long, however long the day. LORD, let me abide this day consciously
beneath this canopy of love, this pavilion of sovereign power. Does the
third clause mean that the LORD in His temple would dwell among the
mountains of Benjamin or that the LORD would be where Benjamin's burden
should be placed, or does it mean that we are borne upon the shoulders of
the Eternal? In any case, the LORD is the support and strength of His
saints. LORD, let me ever enjoy Thy help, and then my arms will be
sufficient for me.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, Sept 18
“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
The two most important things in our holy religion are the life of
faith and the walk of faith. He who shall rightly understand these
is not far from being a master in experimental theology, for they
are vital points to a Christian. You will never find true faith
unattended by true godliness; on the other hand, you will never
discover a truly holy life which has not for its root a living faith
upon the righteousness of Christ. Woe unto those who seek after the
one without the other! There are some who cultivate faith and forget
holiness; these may be very high in orthodoxy, but they shall be
very deep in condemnation, for they hold the truth in
unrighteousness; and there are others who have strained after
holiness of life, but have denied the faith, like the Pharisees of
old, of whom the Master said, they were “whitewashed sepulchres.” We
must have faith, for this is the foundation; we must have holiness
of life, for this is the superstructure. Of what service is the mere
foundation of a building to a man in the day of tempest? Can he hide
himself therein? He wants a house to cover him, as well as a
foundation for that house. Even so we need the superstructure of
spiritual life if we would have comfort in the day of doubt. But
seek not a holy life without faith, for that would be to erect a
house which can afford no permanent shelter, because it has no
foundation on a rock. Let faith and life be put together, and, like
the two abutments of an arch, they will make our piety enduring.
Like light and heat streaming from the same sun, they are alike full
of blessing. Like the two pillars of the temple, they are for glory
and for beauty. They are two streams from the fountain of grace; two
lamps lit with holy fire; two olive trees watered by heavenly care.
O Lord, give us this day life within, and it will reveal itself
without to thy glory.
Evening, Sept 18
We should follow our Lord as unhesitatingly as
sheep follow their shepherd, for he has a right
to lead us wherever he pleases. We are not our
own, we are bought with a price—let us recognize
the rights of the redeeming blood. The soldier
follows his captain, the servant obeys his
master, much more must we follow our Redeemer,
to whom we are a purchased possession. We are
not true to our profession of being Christians,
if we question the bidding of our Leader and
Commander. Submission is our duty, cavilling is
our folly. Often might our Lord say to us as to
Peter, “What is that to thee? Follow thou me.”
Wherever Jesus may lead us, he goes before us.
If we know not where we go, we know with whom we
go. With such a companion, who will dread the
perils of the road? The journey may be long, but
his everlasting arms will carry us to the end.
The presence of Jesus is the assurance of
eternal salvation, because he lives, we shall
live also. We should follow Christ in simplicity
and faith, because the paths in which he leads
us all end in glory and immortality. It is true
they may not be smooth paths—they may be covered
with sharp flinty trials, but they lead to the
“city which hath foundations, whose builder and
maker is God.” “All the paths of the Lord are
mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant.”
Let us put full trust in our Leader, since we
know that, come prosperity or adversity,
sickness or health, popularity or contempt, his
purpose shall be worked out, and that purpose
shall be pure, unmingled good to every heir of
mercy. We shall find it sweet to go up the bleak
side of the hill with Christ; and when rain and
snow blow into our faces, his dear love will
make us far more blest than those who sit at
home and warm their hands at the world’s fire.
To the top of Amana, to the dens of lions, or to
the hills of leopards, we will follow our
Beloved. Precious Jesus, draw us, and we will
run after thee.
SEPTEMBER The Eighteenth
THE ALL-ROUND DEFENSE
“Thou hast beset me behind.”
—Psalm 139:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
AND that is a defence against the enemies which would attack me in the
rear. There is yesterday’s sin, and the guilt which is the companion of
yesterday’s sin. They pursue my soul like fierce hounds, but my gracious
Lord will come between my pursuers and me. His mighty grace intervenes,
and my security is complete.
“Thou hast beset me ... before.” And that is a defence against the enemies
which would impede my advance and frighten me out of the heavenly way.
There is fear—fear of the morrow, fear of consequences, fear of death! And
my Lord will come between me and them, and their menace shall be
destroyed. The fiery darts shall be quenched before they reach my soul.
“And laid Thine hand upon me.” And that is a defence against the enemies
which may lie in ambush in present and immediate circumstances: the sudden
temptation to passion, or the temptation to panic, or the temptation which
would snare me to criminal ease. But my Lord’s hand is all-sufficient! And
so on every side my defence standeth; “the angel of the Lord encampeth
round about them that fear Him.”
"Year Book" 1895
"Then a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, my Chosen One.
Listen to him." Luke 9:35
Many of the sweetest revealings of comfort, are spoken to God's
children out of the clouds of sorrow. Many a Christian learns more
about God in a brief season of trouble, than he has learned before
in years of earthly prosperity. We would never see the stars—if
the sun did not go down. We would never see the promises that gem
the Bible pages, like stars in the sky—were there no darkening of
the sky of human prosperity and joy. Out of our clouds, too, comes
the Father's voice, saying, "This is my Son." It is Christ who
comes even in the shadow, who for a time hides and darkens his
face. HE is in the center of every cloud.
There is significance also, in the message from the cloud, "Listen
to him!" We must learn to listen to Christ—and to him only. There
are mysteries about Christianity, things hard to be understood—but
we may safely wait for the solution of these, meanwhile doing
sweetly and quietly the things that Christ bids us do. Hereafter,
we shall know.
Rain comes out of clouds, and if there is no rain—all nature
suffers. So out of sorrow's clouds—the rain falls, and our lives
are enriched thereby.
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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
- Jat Ghatwal People
“When a Jat goes wild, only God himself can stop him.”
“When a Jat gets angry, run three miles and then run two more.”
“A Jat will shoot first and ask questions later.”
“A Jat is most happy when he’s fighting or making money-preferably
both at the same time.”
There are many proverbs and sayings about the Jat peoples, and
most of them are not especially complimentary. Their reputation
for being volatile is well established.
But they are also known for being strong and courageous in battle.
This was confirmed by the British who designated the Jat a
The Ghatwal are just one of the many Jat communities. They are
often distinguished by their red turbans. What the Ghatwal have in
common with other Jats is their adherence to Hinduism. They are
considered an unreached people group, and there are no known
followers of Christ among them.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for God to capture the hearts of the Jat Ghatwal people. Pray
for mission organizations to send workers to this people group.
Ask the Lord to establish His Church among them. Pray for the
Ghatwal to be well represented before the throne of God and before
the Lamb of God in heaven.
Matthew 6:12, ESV
When we embrace Him, He forgives us from our sins. But when we
pray the Lord’s Prayer, we know that we must also forgive others
from the heart if we are to be forgiven.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give forgiving hearts to the Jat
peoples. Pray that they will receive the gospel with faith and
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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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