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You know that He
appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
these last days has spoken to us in His Son... and He is the radiance of His
glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by
the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at
the right hand of the Majesty on high -- He made Him who knew no sin to be
sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay upon earth knowing
that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold... but
with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of
For He was foreknown before the foundation of the
world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you -- The love
of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that One died for all,
therefore all died and He died for all, that they who live should no longer
live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. --
For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
1Jn 3.5. Heb 1.1, 2,
1Pe 1.17, 18, 19, 20.--2Co 5.14, 15 - 1Co 6.20
I have set
before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life
in order that you may live.
I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies declares the Lord GOD.
Therefore, repent and live.
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would
not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
That slave who knew his master's will and did not
get ready or act in accord with his will, shall receive many lashes -- For
the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord -- He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he
who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on
him -- Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves
for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin
resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and
where I am, there shall My servant also be; if anyone serves Me, the Father
will honor him --for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise
Me will be lightly esteemed.
Dt 30.19 Ezek 18.32. Jn
Lk 12.47. Ro. 6.23.--Jn 3.36.--
Ro. 6.16. Jn 12.26-- 1Sa 2:30
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by F. B. Meyer
PLEADING FOR ADMISSION
"Behold, I stand at the door and
knock; if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him,
and will sup with him, and he with Me."--
DO NOT forget the majesty and glory of
Him who asks for admission!
In the following verse, He declares
that He is able to give the right of sitting with Himself on His Throne. He
stands, that some day we may sit! O child of two worlds, shut your ear to
the chatterings and noise of this passing age, and listen to Him who stands
at the door of your life and knocks!
Of course, we know that the Saviour
never withdraws Himself from hearts that are really His own. He abides in
them, as they abide in Him. But with us there may be ebbs as well as flows.
The current may drop from feet to inches. The light may linger in the sky,
while clouds obscure the face of the sun. The heat of the body may remain,
but the extremities may become chilled. It is under these circumstances that
the Lord of all worlds comes to the door of our poor tenement, and stands,
and knocks, and asks for admission!
We may expect His knock when our love
is cooling. Once our hearts beat quickly when we heard His approaching step;
now, when He is at hand, we keep Him waiting on the doorstep till His head
is filled with dew, and His locks with the drops of night. Do we not all
know what it is to be "neither hot nor cold"? Somehow our heart has gone
dead! It is then that we may expect to hear the knock of Christ. He only
asks us to admit Him and He will restore the soul to love, and love to the
We may expect His knock when we must
go forth from this world. The moment comes when the post will present us
with a letter like that received by Christiana: "The Master expecteth thee
to stand in His Presence, in clothes of immortality, within ten days." The
same summons will come to Mr. Honest and Mr. Ready-to-halt; to Mr.
Despondency and to Miss Much-afraid; to Mr. Stand-fast and Mr.
Valiant-for-truth. But in each ease there will be the accompanying knock of
Jesus, saying: "Fear not, I will be with you. I have called you by your
name, you are Mine." (Isa 43:1).
We thank Thee, O God, that Thy love
has come to us in a human Form, that it shines from the Face of the Man
Christ Jesus, and speaks to us in gentle tones we can understand. We thank
Thee that He stands at the low doorway of our hearts, and knocks, and waits
to come in and dwell with us for ever. We humbly ask that the Holy Spirit
may open our eyes more fully to behold Him, and our hearts more ardently to
love and welcome Him. 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)
"And there shall ye remember your ways, and
all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall loathe
yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye hate committed"
When we are accepted of the LORD and are standing in the place of favor,
and peace, and safety, then we are led to repent of all our failures and
miscarriages toward our gracious God. So precious is repentance that we
may call it a diamond of the first water, and this is sweetly promised to
the people of God as one most sanctifying result of salvation. He who
accepts repentance also gives repentance; and He gives it not out of "the
bitter box" but from among those "wafers made with honey" on which He
feeds His people. A sense of blood-bought pardon and of undeserved mercy
is the best means of dissolving a heart of stone. Are we feeling hard? Let
us think of covenant love, and then we shall leave sin, lament sin, and
loathe sin; yea, we shall loathe ourselves for sinning against such
infinite love. Let us come to God with this promise of penitence and ask
Him to help us to remember, and repent, and regret, and re- turn. Oh, that
we could enjoy the meltings of holy sorrow! What a relief would a flood of
tears be! LORD, smite the rock, or speak to the rock, and cause the waters
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, January 27
“And of his fulness have all we
These words tell us that there is a fulness in Christ. There is a
fulness of essential Deity, for “in him dwelleth all the fulness of
the Godhead.” There is a fulness of perfect manhood, for in him,
bodily, that Godhead was revealed. There is a fulness of atoning
efficacy in his blood, for “the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son,
cleanseth us from all sin.” There is a fulness of justifying
righteousness in his life, for “there is therefore now no
condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.” There is a fulness
of divine prevalence in his plea, for “He is able to save to the
uttermost them that come unto God by him; seeing he ever liveth to
make intercession for them.” There is a fulness of victory in his
death, for through death he destroyed him that had the power of
death, that is the devil. There is a fulness of efficacy in his
resurrection from the dead, for by it “we are begotten again unto a
lively hope.” There is a fulness of triumph in his ascension, for
“when he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and received
gifts for men.” There is a fulness of blessings of every sort and
shape; a fulness of grace to pardon, of grace to regenerate, of
grace to sanctify, of grace to preserve, and of grace to perfect.
There is a fulness at all times; a fulness of comfort in affliction;
a fulness of guidance in prosperity. A fulness of every divine
attribute, of wisdom, of power, of love; a fulness which it were
impossible to survey, much less to explore. “It pleased the Father
that in him should all fulness dwell.” Oh, what a fulness must this
be of which all receive! Fulness, indeed, must there be when the
stream is always flowing, and yet the well springs up as free, as
rich, as full as ever. Come, believer, and get all thy need
supplied; ask largely, and thou shalt receive largely, for this
“fulness” is inexhaustible, and is treasured up where all the needy
may reach it, even in Jesus, Immanuel—God with us.
Evening, January 27
“But Mary kept all these
things, and pondered them in her heart.”
There was an exercise, on the part of this blessed woman, of three
powers of her being: her memory—she kept all these things; her
affections—she kept them in her heart; her intellect—she pondered
them; so that memory, affection, and understanding, were all
exercised about the things which she had heard. Beloved, remember
what you have heard of your Lord Jesus, and what he has done for
you; make your heart the golden pot of manna to preserve the
memorial of the heavenly bread whereon you have fed in days gone
by. Let your memory treasure up everything about Christ which you
have either felt, or known, or believed, and then let your fond
affections hold him fast for evermore. Love the person of your
Lord! Bring forth the alabaster box of your heart, even though it
be broken, and let all the precious ointment of your affection
come streaming on his pierced feet. Let your intellect be
exercised concerning the Lord Jesus. Meditate upon what you read:
stop not at the surface; dive into the depths. Be not as the
swallow which toucheth the brook with her wing, but as the fish
which penetrates the lowest wave. Abide with your Lord: let him
not be to you as a wayfaring man, that tarrieth for a night, but
constrain him, saying, “Abide with us, for the day is far spent.”
Hold him, and do not let him go. The word “ponder,” means to
weigh. Make ready the balances of judgment. Oh, but where are the
scales that can weigh the Lord Christ? “He taketh up the isles as
a very little thing:”—who shall take him up? “He weigheth the
mountains in scales”—in what scales shall we weigh him? Be it so,
if your understanding cannot comprehend, let your affections
apprehend; and if your spirit cannot compass the Lord Jesus in the
grasp of understanding, let it embrace him in the arms of
J H JOWETT
THE CONFESSION OF SIN
“I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me.” Ps 51:3
—Psalm 51:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
SIN that is unconfessed shuts out the energies of grace. Confession makes
the soul receptive of the bountiful waters of life. We open the door to
God as soon as we name our sin. Guilt that is penitently confessed is
already in the “consuming fire” of God’s love. When I “acknowledge my sin”
I begin to enter into the knowledge of “pardon, joy, and peace.” But if I
hide my sin I also hide myself from “the unsearchable riches of Christ.”
“If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
I must then make confession of sin in my daily exercises in the presence
of the Lord. I am taking the way to recovered victory when I tell the Lord
the story of my defeat. Satan strengthens his awful chains when he can
induce me to keep silence concerning my sin. All his plans are thrown into
confusion as soon as I “pour out my soul before the Lord.” When I fall let
me not add to my guilt the further sin of secrecy. Unconfessed sin breeds
in its lurking-place and multiplies its hateful offspring. The soul that
makes confession is washed through and through, and the seeds of iniquity
are driven out of my soul.
"Year Book" 1895
"Happy is the man who finds wisdom!" Proverbs 3:13
It is worth our while to study what the Bible says about
happiness, and how to get it. All people want to be happy—but most
miss the mark.
Yet those who follow the Bible rules for happiness, will never be
disappointed. "Happy is the man who finds wisdom."
WISDOM is a large word. It is not merely knowledge. A man may know
so much, that he is a walking encyclopedia, and yet not be happy.
He may pursue knowledge into all its nooks and hiding-places, dig
it out of the rocks, extract it from the minerals, gather it from
flower and plant, draw it down from among the stars—and yet not
find happiness. Knowing a great many things—does not make one
Wisdom is knowledge applied to life. He has found wisdom—who has
learned to live well. To live well—is to live according to God's
laws, which are summed up in one word, love—love to God and love
to man. No one is happy who does not recognize God and do His
will. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."
Likewise, no one can be really happy who does not love his
fellow-men. Happiness never is found in selfishness. Those who
seek happiness in thinking, toiling, and striving only for
themselves—will have a vain quest! It never lies that way. He only
has found wisdom—who has found rest in Christ.
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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
- Rufaa (aka, Rufaiyin) People of Sudan
One of the surprising facts about Sudan is the diversity of its
people. Most Sudanese in the north consider themselves to be
Arabic, although many are a mixture of several ethnicities. Not
much is known about the Rufaa people of Sudan. They are one of the
many “Arabized” groups living in the northern part of the country.
Most are subsistence farmers, but only five percent of the land is
arable and suitable for farming. Since water is scarce, rural
communities in Sudan are usually clustered near sources of water.
Sudan’s leaders proudly boast that they are leading the Islamic
revolution in Africa. They have used this boast as a tool to
strengthen their personal control of the economy and their
political power. The tragic cost has resulted in more than a
million people killed, a devastated economy, and a country
The Rufaa people are almost exclusively Sunni Muslim. Sunni Islam
in Sudan has been characterized by the formation of tariqas, or
Muslim religious brotherhoods. The world has seen in other
countries how dangerous these “brotherhoods” can become.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Let us pray for the leaders of these Muslim villages and
brotherhoods to have visions of Jesus as has happened in other
African countries recently. Let us ask the Holy Spirit to prepare
their hearts to receive the gospel when they hear it. Pray for the
Rufaa people to hear and respond positively to Christian radio
programs broadcast in their area, Finally, pray for boldness of
Ephesians 3:16-17a, ESV
One of the greatest things that we receive from the Holy Spirit is
inner, spiritual power to obey. When Christ dwells in our hearts,
we are able to lovingly obey Him in supernatural ways. This is a
time when Christians in Sudan need to be willing and able to have
Christ’s strength in their inner beings.
Pray for the believers in Sudan to understand that internal
self-control comes from the work of the Holy Spirit. Pray that
they will have this internal power as they face persecution and
abuse at the hands of evil men.
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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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