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AS one whom his mother
comforts, so I will comfort you --They were bringing children to Him so that
He might touch them...and He took them in His arms and began blessing them,
laying His hands upon them.--Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, I
feel compassion for the multitude, because they have remained with Me now
three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not wish to send them away
hungry, lest they faint on the way.-- We do not have a high priest who
cannot sympathize with our weaknesses --In His love and in His mercy He
I will not
leave you as orphans; I will come to you.--Can a woman forget her nursing
child, And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget,
but I will not forget you.
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.
Jn 13.23. Isa 66.13.--Mk 10.13, 16.--
Mt 15.32.--Heb 4.15.--Is 63.9.
Jn 14.18.--Isa 49.15. Rev. 7.17.
the propitiation for our sins
Covering the mercy
seat with their wings and facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are
to be turned toward the mercy seat. And you shall put the mercy seat on top
of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I shall give to
you...there I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat
salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land.
Lovingkindness and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have
kissed each other. If Thou, LORD, shouldst mark iniquities O Lord, who could
stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayest be feared.-- O
Israel, hope in the LORD for with the LORD there is lovingkindness, and with
Him is abundant redemption. And He will redeem Israel From all his
iniquities. -- All have sinned & fall short of the glory of God, being
justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ
Jesus Whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through
faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness.
1Jn 2.1, 2. Ex. 25.20, 21, 22. Ps. 85.9, 10.
Ps. 130.3, 4, 7, 8.--Ro. 3.23, 24, 25.
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by F. B. Meyer
SERVING CHRIST AND SERVING MEN
"He saith unto Philip,
Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?"--
NOTICE THAT little pronoun
We! As our Lord stood face to face with the vast crowd of hungry
people, He might have said to His disciples, "What are you going
to do?" He might have bidden them devise some way of meeting their
hunger and weariness. Instead of that, He identified Himself with
them, saying, How shall we do it? Is not that His way still? He
knows the needs of the world of men, but He calls us into
fellowship with Himself with respect to them, saying, This is a
matter not for Me alone, not for you, but for us together. "I am
the Vine, ye are the branches."
Whilst our Lord talked about
buying bread, "He knew what He would do." Before His eye was the
entire plan of the meal, of which He would be the Host, but He
spoke of buying, that He might see what they would suggest,
whether they would turn to Him in simple faith, or begin to meet
the need according to their own ideas. They took the latter
course. It is almost always the case, that when we are face to
face with some emergency, we begin to calculate our ways and
means. When we are tested, we take out pencils and paper, and
begin to count up our resources, as the disciples did when they
said: Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not enough, that every
one may take a little!
Then it was that Andrew
bethought himself of the little lad, whom he had seen in the
course of the day. How proud and pleased the boy would be when
they told him that Jesus wanted his little store. He gladly gave
it up at the call of that Voice which had thrilled him with its
How can we serve Christ, and
what have we to give Him? Five tiny loaves and two small fishes do
not look much in themselves, but He will take the poorest and
simplest things, and make wonderful use of them for His glory and
the blessing of men. It is wonderful how much Jesus will do with
our lives, if we will only put them into His dear hands. If you
have no great gift to offer Him, you can bring the special power
of doing one thing best, which every one possesses, and He will
use you to arrange the people in orderly ranks, and to carry round
the bread and wine of the Gospel message, offering it without
money and without price.
Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
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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 not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of
the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).
If God so willed it we could live without bread, even as Jesus did for
forty days; but we could not live without His Word. By that Word we were
created, and by it alone can we be kept in being, for he sustaineth all
things by the Word of His power. Bread is a second cause; the LORD Himself
is the first source of our sustenance. He can work without the second
cause as well as with it; and we must not tie Him down to one mode of
operation. Let us not be too eager after the visible, but let us look to
the invisible God. We have heard believers say that in deep poverty, when
bread ran short, their appetites became short, too; and to others, when
common supplies failed, the LORD has sent in unexpected help. But we must
have the Word of the LORD. With this alone we can withstand the devil.
Take this from us, and our enemy will have us in his power, for we shall
soon faint. Our souls need food, and there is none for them outside of the
Word of the LORD. All the books and all the preachers in the world cannot
furnish us a single meal: it is only the Word from the mouth of God that
can fill the mouth of a believer. LORD, evermore give us this bread. We
prize it above royal dainties.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, July 4
“Sanctify them through thy truth.”
Sanctification begins in regeneration. The Spirit of God infuses
into man that new living principle by which he becomes “a new
creature” in Christ Jesus. This work, which begins in the new
birth, is carried on in two ways—mortification, whereby the lusts
of the flesh are subdued and kept under; and vivification, by
which the life which God has put within us is made to be a well of
water springing up unto everlasting life. This is carried on every
day in what is called “perseverance,” by which the Christian is
preserved and continued in a gracious state, and is made to abound
in good works unto the praise and glory of God; and it culminates
or comes to perfection, in “glory,” when the soul, being
thoroughly purged, is caught up to dwell with holy beings at the
right hand of the Majesty on high. But while the Spirit of God is
thus the author of sanctification, yet there is a visible agency
employed which must not be forgotten. “Sanctify them,” said Jesus,
“through thy truth: thy word is truth.” The passages of Scripture
which prove that the instrument of our sanctification is the Word
of God are very many. The Spirit of God brings to our minds the
precepts and doctrines of truth, and applies them with power.
These are heard in the ear, and being received in the heart, they
work in us to will and to do of God’s good pleasure. The truth is
the sanctifier, and if we do not hear or read the truth, we shall
not grow in sanctification. We only progress in sound living as we
progress in sound understanding. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path.” Do not say of any error, “It is a mere
matter of opinion.” No man indulges an error of judgment, without
sooner or later tolerating an error in practice. Hold fast the
truth, for by so holding the truth shall you be sanctified by the
Spirit of God.
Evening, July 4
“He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted
up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.”
Outward practical holiness is a very precious mark of grace. It is
to be feared that many professors have perverted the doctrine of
justification by faith in such a way as to treat good works with
contempt; if so, they will receive everlasting contempt at the
last great day. If our hands are not clean, let us wash them in
Jesus’ precious blood, and so let us lift up pure hands unto God.
But “clean hands” will not suffice, unless they are connected with
“a pure heart.” True religion is heart-work. We may wash the
outside of the cup and the platter as long as we please, but if
the inward parts be filthy, we are filthy altogether in the sight
of God, for our hearts are more truly ourselves than our hands
are; the very life of our being lies in the inner nature, and
hence the imperative need of purity within. The pure in heart
shall see God, all others are but blind bats.
The man who is born for heaven “hath not lifted up his soul unto
vanity.” All men have their joys, by which their souls are lifted
up; the worldling lifts up his soul in carnal delights, which are
mere empty vanities; but the saint loves more substantial things;
like Jehoshaphat, he is lifted up in the ways of the Lord. He who
is content with husks, will be reckoned with the swine. Does the
world satisfy thee? Then thou hast thy reward and portion in this
life; make much of it, for thou shalt know no other joy.
“Nor sworn deceitfully.” The saints are men of honour still. The
Christian man’s word is his only oath; but that is as good as
twenty oaths of other men. False speaking will shut any man out of
heaven, for a liar shall not enter into God’s house, whatever may
be his professions or doings. Reader, does the text before us
condemn thee, or dost thou hope to ascend into the hill of the
J H JOWETT
JULY The Fourth
“He emptied Himself.”
—Philippians 2.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
IN Mr. Silvester Horne’s garden a very suggestive scene was one day to be
witnessed. A cricketer of world-wide renown was playing a game with Mr.
Horne’s little four-year-old son! And the fierce bowler “emptied himself,”
and served such gentle, dainty little balls that the tiny man at the
wickets was not in the least degree afraid! And the Lord of glory “emptied
Himself,” fashioning Himself to our “low estate,” and in His unspeakably
gentle approaches we find our peace.
And I, too, am to seek a corresponding lowliness of mind in order that I,
too, may be of service to my weak and needy brother. It is for me to empty
myself of the pride of strength, the brutal aggressiveness of success, the
sometimes unfeeling obtrusiveness of health; I must empty myself, and “get
down” by the side of weakness and infirmity, and in gentle fellowship
humbly proffer my help.
And if the mind is to be in me “which was also in Christ Jesus,” it is
needful for me to commune with Him “without ceasing.” His gentleness can
make me great.
"Year Book" 1895
"For seven days they celebrated with joy the Feast of Unleavened
Bread, because the LORD had filled them with joy." Ezra 6:21-22
The Lord is always doing things to make us joyful, if only we will
accept the love he sends us in them, and rejoice. Christian life
ought to be one of joy. Christ said he wished his disciples to
have his joy in them, and wished their joy to be full. There are a
great many reasons why we should be joyous Christians. The
greatest is that we are saved from sin and are in God's family.
Our privileges, blessings, and hopes—are enough to fill our hearts
We ought to show our joy in gratitude. Some people take all God
gives them, accept all he does for them, and yet go through life
grumbling and complaining all the time! Every little trial or care
counts for more with them, than all the multitude of God's
goodnesses. There is never any sunshine in their faces, for they
can always find something that is not satisfactory, to make a
cloud of, and to give them excuse for being unhappy. This is a
poor, miserable way to live. These people are neither joyful
themselves, nor do they help to make the world brighter. We ought
to be ashamed to live so unworthily and unbeautifully. God wants
us to be burning and shining lights, and to scatter happiness and
good cheer wherever we go. Instead of being croakers, he wants us
to be sweet singers. It is a sin not to live cheerfully!
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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
-Recalling the Avery Willis incident, Dorothy said, “That
realization was the tiny beginning of a large dramatic shift in my
understanding.” Dorothy went home aware of the fact that the God’s
Story was rife with Scripture and that “storying” (a method of
story telling) was a way to make the content of the Scriptures
Dorothy then discovered that 80 percent of the world cannot or
does not prefer to exchange information through literate methods.
By September 2006, this information had given birth to Simply the
Story (STS). STS can be best defined as, “inductive Bible study,
oral style.” An inductive Bible study involves discussion
questions having to do with interpretation and personal
application. By 2008, STS workshops were held worldwide, and an
estimated 90,000 people had been trained in the art of how to
conduct an inductive Bible study!
OMF missionary Larry Dinkins, author of the article, “The Iron
Lady of Bible Story Telling—Dorothy Miller,” attended Dorothy’s
memorial service and wrote, “the memorial service started at 11
A.M. and did not finish until the sun had gone down…I listened to
testimony after testimony of the ministry and impact that Dorothy
had on various individuals.” Only eternity will reveal the full
number of testimonies of the lives and ministries that were
impacted by the life and work of Dorothy Miller.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the ripple effect of Dorothy Miller’s life and ministry
will continue to unfold throughout the world.
Luke 15:9-10, NET
Then when she has found it, she calls together her friends and
neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin
that I had lost.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the
presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.”
The Lord rejoices when sinners repent! Think of how many times the
work of Dorothy Miller and The God’s Story Project has brought
gladness and rejoicing to the One who sits on the throne. What a
legacy she has! What a legacy everyone has who is willing to bring
the lost to Him!
Pray for a holy delight in our hearts when we ponder the joy we
give our Father when we take people from a state of lostness to a
place where they are found by Him.—KC
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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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"I came that they might have life