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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

One Look from the Lord!


One Look from the Lord!

"And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, 
and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?" 
(Judges 6:14}

What a look was that which the Lord gave to Gideon! 
He looked him out of his discouragement into a holy bravery. 
If our look to the Lord saves us, what will not His look at us do? 
Lord, look on me this day and nerve me for its duties and conflicts.

What a word was this which Jehovah spoke to Gideon! "Go." 
He must not hesitate. 
He might have answered, "What, go in all this weakness?" 
But the Lord put that word out of court by saying, "Go in this thy might."

 The Lord had looked might into him, and he had now nothing to do but to use it and save Israel by smiting the Midianites.
 It may be that the Lord has more to do by me than I ever dreamed of. 
If He has looked upon me, He has made me strong. 

Let me by faith exercise the power with which He has entrusted me. 
He never bids me "idle away my time in this my might." 
Far from it. I must "go" because He strengthens me. 

What a question is that which the Lord puts to me even as He put it to Gideon!
 "Have not I sent thee!" Yes, Lord, Thou hast sent me, and I will go in Thy strength. 
At Thy command I go, and, going, I am assured that Thou wilt conquer by me.

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Special request:
 I have been praying to God Almighty in relation to my new residence and I need each of you please, to take me in your prayers, I need guidance, favor, and mercy it is one of the most important steps of my life I do not know if He wants me to go to my country, asking God Almighty to open doors wide open for whatever are HIS decision and to confirm thru his Holy Spirit. Amen.
 He is the #1 in my life and the most important, the purpose of my life is for HIM to increase in every single way that I can share the pure Gospel and I'm certain that HIS Word never comes back void. 
Isaiah 55:11 King James Version (KJV)
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
 it shall not return unto me void, 
but it shall accomplish that which I please, 
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Only ye shall not go very far away."


"Only ye shall not go very far away."
Exodus 8:28

This is a crafty word from the lip of the arch-tyrant Pharaoh.
 If the poor bondaged Israelites must needs go out of Egypt, 
then he bargains with them that it shall not be very far away; 
not too far for them to escape the terror of his arms, and the observation of his spies. 

After the same fashion, the world loves not the non-conformity of nonconformity, 
or the dissidence of dissent; it would have us be more charitable and not carry matters with too severe a hand. 
Death to the world, and burial with Christ, are experiences which carnal minds treat with ridicule, 
and hence the ordinance which sets them forth is almost universally neglected, 
and even condemned. 

Worldly wisdom recommends the path of compromise, and talks of "moderation." 
According to this carnal policy, purity is admitted to be very desirable, 
but we are warned against being too precise; truth is of course to be followed, 
but error is not to be severely denounced. 

"Yes," says the world, "be spiritually minded by all means, 
but do not deny yourself a little gay society, an occasional ball, and a Christmas visit to a theatre. 
What's the good of crying down a thing when it is so fashionable, and everybody does it?" 
Multitudes of professors yield to this cunning advice, to their own eternal ruin. 

If we would follow the Lord wholly, we must go right away into the wilderness of separation, 
and leave the Egypt of the carnal world behind us. 
We must leave its maxims, its pleasures, and its religion too, 
and go far away to the place where the Lord calls his sanctified ones. 

When the town is on fire, our house cannot be too far from the flames. 
When the plague is abroad, a man cannot be too far from its haunts. 
The further from a viper the better, and the further from worldly conformity the better. 
To all true believers let the trumpet-call be sounded, 
"Come ye out from among them, be ye separate."

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Special request:
 I have been praying to God Almighty in relation to my new residence and I need each of you please, to take me in your prayers, I need guidance, favor, and mercy it is one of the most important steps of my life I do not know if He wants me to go to my country, asking God Almighty to open doors wide open for whatever are HIS decision and to confirm thru his Holy Spirit. Amen.
 He is the #1 in my life and the most important, the purpose of my life is for HIM to increase in every single way that I can share the pure Gospel and I'm certain that HIS Word never comes back void. 
Isaiah 55:11 King James Version (KJV)
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
 it shall not return unto me void, 
but it shall accomplish that which I please, 
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Woman's War


A Woman's War

"The Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman."
 (Judges 4:9)

Rather an unusual text, but there may be souls in the world that may have faith enough to grasp it. 
Barak, the man, though called to the war, 
had little stomach for the fight unless Deborah would go with him, 
and so the Lord determined to make it a woman's war. 
By this means He rebuked the slackness of the man, 
gained for Himself the more renown, 
and cast the more shame upon the enemies of His people.

The Lord can still use feeble instrumentalities. 
Why not me? 
He may use persons who are not commonly called to great public 
engagements. 
Why not you? 
The woman who slew the enemy of Israel was no Amazon but a wife who tarried in her tent. 
She was no orator but a woman who milked the cows and made butter. 

May not the Lord use any one of us to accomplish His purpose? 
Somebody may come to the house today, 
even as Sisera came to Jael's tent. 
Be it ours not to slay him, but to save him. 
Let us receive him with great kindness and then bring forth the blessed truth of salvation by the Lord Jesus, 
our great Substitute, and press home the command "Believe and live." 
Who knoweth but some stout-hearted sinner may be slain by the gospel today!

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Special request:
 I have been praying to God Almighty in relation to my new residence and I need each of you please, to take me in your prayers, I need guidance, favor, and mercy it is one of the most important steps of my life I do not know if He wants me to go to my country, asking God Almighty to open doors wide open for whatever are HIS decision and to confirm thru his Holy Spirit. Amen.
 He is the #1 in my life and the most important, the purpose of my life is for HIM to increase in every single way that I can share the pure Gospel and I'm certain that HIS Word never comes back void. 
Isaiah 55:11 King James Version (KJV)
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
 it shall not return unto me void, 
but it shall accomplish that which I please, 
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

He Constantly Abides



He Constantly Abides

"For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's sake; 
because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people."
 (1 Samuel 12:22)

God's choice of His people is the reason for His abiding by them and not forsaking them. 
He chose them for His love, and He loves them for His choice. 
His own good pleasure is the source of their election, 
and His election is the reason for the continuance of His pleasure in them. 
It would dishonor His great name for Him to forsake them, 
since it would either show that He made an error in His choice or that He was fickle in His love. 
God's love has this glory, that it never changes, and this glory He will never tarnish.

By all the memories of the Lord's former loving kindnesses let us rest assured that He will not forsake us. 
He who has gone so far as to make us His people will not undo the creation of His grace. 
He has not wrought such wonders for us that He might leave us after all. 
His Son Jesus has died for us, and we may be sure that He has not died in vain. 
Can He forsake those for whom He shed His blood?
 Because He has hitherto taken pleasure in choosing and in saving us, 
it will be His pleasure still to bless us. 
Our Lord Jesus is no changeable lover. 
Having loved His own, He loves them to the end.

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Special request:
 I have been praying to God Almighty in relation to my new residence and I need each of you please, to take me in your prayers, I need guidance, favor, and mercy it is one of the most important steps of my life I do not know if He wants me to go to my country, asking God Almighty to open doors wide open for whatever are HIS decision and to confirm thru his Holy Spirit. Amen.
 He is the #1 in my life and the most important, the purpose of my life is for HIM to increase in every single way that I can share the pure Gospel and I'm certain that HIS Word never comes back void. 
Isaiah 55:11 King James Version (KJV)
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
 it shall not return unto me void, 
but it shall accomplish that which I please, 
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Safest Place


The Safest Place

"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
 neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." 
(John 10:28)

We believe in the eternal security of the saints.
 First, because they are Christ's,
 and He will never lose the sheep which He has bought with His blood and received of His Father.

Next, because He gives them eternal life, and if it be eternal, well then, it is eternal,
 and there can be no end to hell, and heaven, and God.
 If spiritual life can die out, it is manifestly not eternal life,
 and that effectually shuts out the possibility of an end.

Observe, further, that the Lord expressly says, "They shall never perish."
As long as words have a meaning, this secures believers from perishing.
The most obstinate unbelief cannot force this meaning out of this sentence.

Then, to make the matter complete, He declares that His people are in His hand,
 and He defies all their enemies to pluck them out of it.
 Surely it is a thing impossible even for the fiend of hell
. We must be safe in the grasp of an almighty Savior.
 Be it ours to dismiss carnal fear as well as carnal confidence and rest peacefully in the hollow of the Redeemer's hand.
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Special request:
 I have been praying to God Almighty in relation to my new residence and I need each of you please, to take me in your prayers, I need guidance, favor, and mercy it is one of the most important steps of my life I do not know if He wants me to go to my country, asking God Almighty to open doors wide open for whatever are HIS decision and to confirm thru his Holy Spirit. Amen.
 He is the #1 in my life and the most important, the purpose of my life is for HIM to increase in every single way that I can share the pure Gospel and I'm certain that HIS Word never comes back void. 
Isaiah 55:11 King James Version (KJV)
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
 it shall not return unto me void, 
but it shall accomplish that which I please, 
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Be of Good Cheer


Be of Good Cheer

"In the world ye shall have tribulation: 
but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." 
(John 16:33)

My Lord's words are true as to the tribulation. 
I have my share of it beyond all doubt. 
The flail is not hung up out of the way, 
nor can I hope that it will be laid aside so long as I lie upon the threshing floor, 
How can I look to be at home in the enemy's country, 
joyful while in exile, or comfortable in a wilderness? 
This is not my rest. 
This is the place of the furnace, and the forge, and the hammer. 
My experience tallies with my Lord's words.

I note how He bids me "be of good cheer."
 Alas! I am far too apt to be downcast. 
My spirit soon sinks when I am sorely tried. 
But I must not give way to this feeling. 
When my Lord bids me cheer up I must not dare to be cast down.

What is the argument which He uses to encourage me? 
Why, it is His own victory. 
He says, "I have overcome the world." 
His battle was much more severe than mine.

I have not yet resisted unto blood. 
Why do I despair of overcoming?
 See, my soul, the enemy has been once overcome. 
I fight with a beaten foe. 
O world, Jesus has already vanquished thee; and in me,
 by His grace, He will overcome thee again. 

Therefore am I of good cheer and sing unto my conquering Lord.

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Special request:
 I have been praying to God Almighty in relation to my new residence and I need each of you please, to take me in your prayers, I need guidance, favor, and mercy it is one of the most important steps of my life I do not know if He wants me to go to my country, asking God Almighty to open doors wide open for whatever are HIS decision and to confirm thru his Holy Spirit. Amen.
 He is the #1 in my life and the most important, 
my purpose is for HIM to increase and I know that HIS Word never comes back void. 
Isaiah 55:11 King James Version (KJV)
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
 it shall not return unto me void, 
but it shall accomplish that which I please, 
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 
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