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Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit
the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
FEAR not, little
flock; for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.--did not
God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the
kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?-- Heirs of God and fellow
heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be
glorified with Him.
The Father Himself loves you, because you have
loved Me--God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a
city for them.
He who overcomes shall
inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.-- 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 His appearing.--He who began a good work in you will perfect it
until the day of Christ Jesus.
Mt. 25.34. Lk
Ro. 8.17. Jn 16.27.--Heb 11.16.
Rev. 21.7.--2Ti. 4.8.--Php 1.6.
Riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure
to all generations.
SURELY riches are not
forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations --Set your mind on the
things above, not on the things that are on earth -- Do not lay up for
yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where
thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or
steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
They then do it to receive a perishable wreath,
but we an imperishable.-- We look not at the things which are seen, but at
the things which are not seen.-- He who sows righteousness gets a true
reward.--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 His appearing.-- the unfading crown of glory.
Pr. 27.24. Ps. 39.6. Col.
Mt 6.19-21. 1Co. 9.25.--2Co. 4.18.--
Pr. 11.18.--2Ti. 4.8.--1Pe. 5.4.
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by F. B. Meyer
THE CHILD IN
"He called to Him a little child, and
set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily! say unto you, Except ye
turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the
kingdom of heaven."--
Mat 18:2-3 (R.V.).
OUR LORD desired to show wherein true greatness
consists. First of all, it begins with Humility. Without this, no one can be
His disciple (Mat 18:4).
A child is naturally humble until parents and friends begin to spoil it by
directing its attention to itself. For us, as for the proud Naaman of old,
our flesh must become as a little child. Some people are rather proud of
their humility, and expect to be praised for it, but that is not the genuine
humility of which Christ speaks.
The next qualification for greatness
is Love. We must recognize and welcome Christ-like souls, however lowly
their lot. What a contrast between the boy, whose pitiful ease is described
in the previous chapter (Mat 17:14-18)
and this little child. But to each the Lord Jesus proved Himself to be a
loving Friend. The one He restored to sanity and health, the other He
gathered in His arms. Probably the child was standing or playing quite near
to Him, so that it only needed a very slight gesture to bring him to the
Master's side, and he became the text of the sermon that followed. We must
not despise one of the least, for they are the objects of Christ's special
regard. Our Lord draws aside the veil from the eternal world, and shows that
the youngest and weakest ones are they to whom the loftiest angels are
allotted as their guardians. The holy ones of the Presence-Chamber, who
always behold the face of God, are set to watch over the children.
The third step to true greatness is in
the disposition which is unsparing of self, and thoughtful for all others.
We dare not put a stumbling-block or an occasion to fall before one of
Christ's weakest disciples; we must be prepared to cut off the right hand,
or pluck out the right eye rather than grieve the Holy Spirit of God. Our
attitude about many things which might appear perfectly harmless must be
determined by the effect of our influence upon others.
Give unto us, O Lord, true humility, a
loving and friendly, a holy and a useful manner of life; bearing the burdens
of our neighbours, denying ourselves, and studying to benefit others, and to
please Thee in all things. 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)
"I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee
to hurt thee" (Acts 18:10).
So long as the LORD had work for Paul to do in Corinth, the fury of the
mob was restrained. The Jews opposed themselves and blasphemed; but they
could neither stop the preaching of the gospel nor the conversion of the
hearers. God has power over the most violent minds. He makes the wrath of
man to praise Him when it breaks forth, but He still more displays His
goodness when He restrains it; and He can restrain it. "By the greatness
of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone, till thy people pass over,
O LORD." Do not, therefore, feel any fear of man when you know that you
are doing your duty. Go straight on, as Jesus would have done, and those
who oppose shall be as a bruised reed and as smoking flax. Many a time men
have had cause to fear because they were themselves afraid; but a
dauntless faith in God brushes fear aside like the cobwebs in a giant's
path. No man can harm us unless the LORD permits. He who makes the devil
himself to flee at a word can certainly control the devil's agents. Maybe
they are already more afraid of you than you are of them. Therefore, go
forward, and where you looked to meet with foes you will find friends.
MORNING AND EVENING
“Though he were a Son, yet
learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.”
We are told that the Captain of our salvation was made perfect
through suffering, therefore we who are sinful, and who are far
from being perfect, must not wonder if we are called to pass
through suffering too. Shall the head be crowned with thorns, and
shall the other members of the body be rocked upon the dainty lap
of ease? Must Christ pass through seas of his own blood to win the
crown, and are we to walk to heaven dryshod in silver slippers?
No, our Master’s experience teaches us that suffering is
necessary, and the true-born child of God must not, would not,
escape it if he might. But there is one very comforting thought in
the fact of Christ’s “being made perfect through suffering”—it is,
that he can have complete sympathy with us. “He is not an high
priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our
infirmities.” In this sympathy of Christ we find a sustaining
power. One of the early martyrs said, “I can bear it all, for
Jesus suffered, and he suffers in me now; he sympathizes with me,
and this makes me strong.” Believer, lay hold of this thought in
all times of agony. Let the thought of Jesus strengthen you as you
follow in his steps. Find a sweet support in his sympathy; and
remember that, to suffer is an honourable thing—to suffer for
Christ is glory. The apostles rejoiced that they were counted
worthy to do this. Just so far as the Lord shall give us grace to
suffer for Christ, to suffer with Christ, just so far does he
honour us. The jewels of a Christian are his afflictions. The
regalia of the kings whom God hath anointed are their troubles,
their sorrows, and their griefs. Let us not, therefore, shun being
honoured. Let us not turn aside from being exalted. Griefs exalt
us, and troubles lift us up. “If we suffer, we shall also reign
“I called him, but he gave me no answer.”
Song of Solomon 5:6
Prayer sometimes tarrieth, like a petitioner at the gate, until
the King cometh forth to fill her bosom with the blessings which
she seeketh. The Lord, when he hath given great faith, has been
known to try it by long delayings. He has suffered his servants’
voices to echo in their ears as from a brazen sky. They have
knocked at the golden gate, but it has remained immovable, as
though it were rusted upon its hinges. Like Jeremiah, they have
cried, “Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer
should not pass through.” Thus have true saints continued long in
patient waiting without reply, not because their prayers were not
vehement, nor because they were unaccepted, but because it so
pleased him who is a Sovereign, and who gives according to his own
pleasure. If it pleases him to bid our patience exercise itself,
shall he not do as he wills with his own! Beggars must not be
choosers either as to time, place, or form. But we must be careful
not to take delays in prayer for denials: God’s long-dated bills
will be punctually honoured; we must not suffer Satan to shake our
confidence in the God of truth by pointing to our unanswered
prayers. Unanswered petitions are not unheard. God keeps a file
for our prayers—they are not blown away by the wind, they are
treasured in the King’s archives. This is a registry in the court
of heaven wherein every prayer is recorded. Tried believer, thy
Lord hath a tear-bottle in which the costly drops of sacred grief
are put away, and a book in which thy holy groanings are numbered.
By and by, thy suit shall prevail. Canst thou not be content to
wait a little? Will not thy Lord’s time be better than thy time?
By and by he will comfortably appear, to thy soul’s joy, and make
thee put away the sackcloth and ashes of long waiting, and put on
the scarlet and fine linen of full fruition.
J H JOWETT
Matthew 27:19, 20, 21, 22,23, 24, 25.
PILATE was warned. Pilate’s wife had a dream, and in the dream she had
glimpses of reality, and when she awoke her soul was troubled. “Have thou
nothing to do with that just man!”
And I, too, have mysterious warnings when I am treading perilous ways.
Sometimes the warning comes from a friend. Sometimes “the angel of the
Lord stands in the way for an adversary.” My conscience rings loudly like
an alarm-bell in the dead of night. Yes, the warnings are clear and
Pilate ignored the warning, and handed the Lord to the revengeful will of
the priests. Pilate defiled his heart, and then he washed his hands! What
a petty attempt to escape the certain issues! And yet we have shared in
the small evasion. We have crucified the Lord, and then we wear a
crucifix. We violate the spirit, and then we do reverence to the letter.
We hand the Lord over to be crucified, and then we practise the postures
and gait of the saints. Yes, we have all sought an escape in outer
ceremony from the nemesis of our shameful deeds.
My soul, attend thou to the mystic warnings, and “play the man”!
"Year Book" 1895
"Be imitators of me—even as I also am of Christ." 1 Corinthians
You may think you have no influence over any other lives—but you
have. There are those who will do what you do, and be what you
are. If you are reverent, they will be reverent; if you are false,
they are false. Your influence touches many other lives, and
leaves either blessing or curse.
A gentleman told the story of his conversion to Christ: "If I had
been going to damnation alone," he said, "I would have gone on.
But one night I came in from the wine-table, and looked at my
sleeping babes as they lay in their holy innocence amid the snowy
pillows. I held the lamp so that its beams fell full upon their
sweet faces. As I stood there in the awful silence, unbroken, save
by the ticking of the clock on the mantel, and the soft breathing
of my little ones, there arose a terrifying vision before my eyes.
I saw myself sweeping down toward perdition, and these, my
precious children, clinging to my garments. I could not stand
that. I could go to ruin myself—but to drag my angel babes there
with me oh, I could not do that! So right there beside the crib, I
fell on my knees before God, and asked him to save me for my
Few motives in life could be stronger than the consciousness that
the career and destiny of other lives will depend on what we do
with our own life! We should be able always to say, "Imitate
me—and you will live nobly!"
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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
- Eastern Yiddish speaking Jews in Ukraine
“I never imagined when I came from Israel that I would put my
combat knowledge to use in quiet and peaceful Kiev,” Jewish
Ukrainian Moishe Levin told a reporter. He continued by saying, “I
went to Maidan, the main city square of Kiev, at the beginning of
the clashes between the protesters and the security police. One
group of protesters asked me for help. That was when I realized
that this was my fight too even though I had been warned that many
of the protesters were anti-Semitic. In the first days I did not
tell anyone that I was Jewish. Then I started to tell people. I
was shocked by the reaction. The people were grateful for my help.
A number of other Jewish men volunteered to fight. … The event at
Maidan was the beginning of a new relationship between us and the
Ukrainian people, which has been strained for so many years.”
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, over 80 percent of the
487,000 Jews in Ukraine left the country, taking with them their
Eastern Yiddish language. Many of them went to Israel where they
had to learn Hebrew. Today about 66,000 Eastern Yiddish speakers
live in Ukraine, according to the Joshua Project. This Jewish
community has started to revive in many areas, including the
building of synagogues.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
As better relationships are developing between the Jews and
Ukrainian believers, pray that the Ukrainian Yiddish speaking
people will be open to the Lord.
Amos 3:2, NIV
You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore
I will punish you for all your sins.
Because Israel was entrusted with great blessings, her mandate was
equally great: to bless all the families of the earth. When the
chosen nation rebelled in selfishness and idolatry, her punishment
was correspondingly severe. But is it not the same for us? Jesus
declared, “From everyone who has been entrusted with much, much
more will be asked” (Luke 12:48). We who know Jesus Christ and who
have the means to take the blessings of the gospel to the ends of
the earth are obligated by our opportunities to do so.
Thank our gracious God for our blessings and acknowledge the
responsibilities He has placed upon us. Pray that He will keep us
from the sins of selfishness and self-indulgence.
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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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