But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Friday, 17 January 2020 13:00

It Is The Lord! Featured

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Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God. — John 20:28

“Give Me to drink.” How many of us are set upon Jesus Christ slaking our thirst when we ought to be satisfying Him? We should be pouring out now, spending to the last limit, not drawing on Him to satisfy us....

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 13:00

The Vocation Of The Natural Life Featured

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But when it pleased God…to reveal His Son in me… — Galatians 1:15-16

The call of God is not a call to any particular service; my interpretation of it may be, because contact with the nature of God has made me realize what I would like to do for Him. The call of God is...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 13:00

The Voice Of The Nature Of God Featured

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I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? — Isaiah 6:8

When we speak of the call of God, we are apt to forget the most important feature, viz., the nature of the One Who calls. There is the call of the sea, the call of the mountains, the call of the great ice barriers; but...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 13:00

Do You Walk In White? Featured

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Buried with Him…that…even so we also should walk in newness of life. — Romans 6:4

No one enters into the experience of entire sanctification without going through a “white funeral”* — the burial of the old life. If there has never been this crisis of death,...

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Monday, 13 January 2020 13:00

Called Of God Featured

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Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. — Isaiah 6:8

God did not address the call to Isaiah; Isaiah overheard God saying — “Who will go for us?” The call of God is not for the special few, it is for everyone. Whether or not I hear...

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When He was alone the twelve…asked of Him… — Mark 4:10

His Solitude with Us. When God gets us alone by affliction, heartbreak, or temptation, by disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted affection, by a broken friendship, or by a new friendship — when He gets us...

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When they were alone, He expounded all things to His disciples. — Mark 4:34

Our Solitude with Him. Jesus does not take us alone and expound things to us all the time; He expounds things to us as we can understand them. Other lives are parables. God is making us spell out our own souls. It...

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They laid hold upon one Simon…and on him they laid the cross. — Luke 23:26

If we obey God it is going to cost other people more than it costs us, and that is where the sting comes in. If we are in love with our Lord, obedience does not cost us anything, it is a delight, but it...

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 13:00

The Opened Sight Featured

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To open their eyes…that they may receive… — Acts 26:18

This verse is the grandest condensation of the propaganda of a disciple of Jesus Christ in the whole of the New Testament.

The first sovereign work of grace is summed up in the words — “that they may receive...

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 13:00

Intercessory Introspection Featured

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And I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless. — 1 Thessalonians 5:23

“Your whole spirit…” The great mystical work of the Holy Spirit is in the dim regions of our personality which we cannot get at. Read the 139th Psalm; the Psalmist...

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 13:00

Does My Sacrifice Live? Featured

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And Abraham built an altar…and bound Isaac his son. — Genesis 22:9

This incident is a picture of the blunder we make in thinking that the final thing God wants of us is the sacrifice of death. What God wants is the sacrifice through death which enables us to do what Jesus did,...

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Monday, 06 January 2020 13:00

Intimate With Jesus Featured

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Have I been so long with you, and yet hast thou not known Me? — John 14:9

These words are not spoken as a rebuke, nor even with surprise; Jesus is leading Philip on. The last One with whom we get intimate is Jesus. Before Pentecost the disciples knew Jesus as the One Who gave them power...

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Sunday, 05 January 2020 13:00

Worship Featured

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And he…pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west and Ai on the east: and there he builded an altar. — Genesis 12:8 (RV)

Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing from God, give it back to Him...

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Whither I go, thou canst not follow Me now; but thou shalt follow Me afterwards. — John 13:36

“And when He had spoken this, He saith unto him, Follow Me.” Three years before, Jesus had said — “Follow Me,” and Peter had followed easily, the fascination of...

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Friday, 03 January 2020 13:00

Why Cannot I Follow Thee Now? Featured

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Peter said unto Him, Lord, why cannot I follow Thee now? — John 13:37

There are times when you cannot understand why you cannot do what you want to do. When God brings the blank space, see that you do not fill it in, but wait. The blank space may come in order to teach you what...

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Thursday, 02 January 2020 13:00

Clouds And Darkness Featured

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Clouds and darkness are round about Him. — Psalm 97:2

A man who has not been born of the Spirit of God will tell you that the teachings of Jesus are simple. But when you are baptised with the Holy Ghost, you find “clouds and darkness are round about Him.” When we come into...

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Wednesday, 01 January 2020 13:00

Will You Go Out Without Knowing? Featured

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He went out, not knowing whither he went. — Hebrews 11:8

Have you been “out” in this way? If so, there is no logical statement possible when anyone asks you what you are doing. One of the difficulties in Christian work is this question — “What do you expect to...

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Tuesday, 31 December 2019 13:00

Let Us Keep To The Point Featured

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My eager desire and hope being that I may never feel ashamed, but that now as ever I may do honour to Christ in my own person by fearless courage. — Philippians 1:20 (MOFFATT)

My Utmost for His Highest. “My eager desire and hope being that I may never feel ashamed.” We...

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Monday, 30 December 2019 13:00

Yesterday Featured

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The God of Israel will be your rereward. — Isaiah 52:12

Security from Yesterday. “God requireth that which is past.” At the end of the year we turn with eagerness to all that God has for the future, and yet anxiety is apt to arise from remembering the yesterdays. Our present...

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Sunday, 29 December 2019 13:00

“And Every Virtue We Possess” Featured

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All my fresh springs shall be in Thee. — Psalm 87:7 (PBV)*

Our Lord never patches up our natural virtues, He remakes the whole man on the inside. “Put on the new man” — see that your natural human life puts on the garb that is in keeping with the new life. The life...

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Saturday, 28 December 2019 13:00

Deserter Or Disciple? Featured

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From that time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him. — John 6:66

When God gives a vision by His Spirit through His word of what He wants, and your mind and soul thrill to it, if you do not walk in the light of that vision, you will sink into servitude to a point of...

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Friday, 27 December 2019 13:00

Continuous Conversion Featured

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Except ye be converted, and become as little children… — Matthew 18:3

These words of Our Lord are true of our initial conversion, but we have to be continuously converted all the days of our lives, continually to turn to God as children. If we trust to our wits instead of to God,...

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Thursday, 26 December 2019 13:00

Where The Battle’s Lost And Won Featured

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If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord… — Jeremiah 4:1

The battle is lost or won in the secret places of the will before God, never first in the external world. The Spirit of God apprehends me and I am obliged to get alone with God and fight the battle out before Him. Until...

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Wednesday, 25 December 2019 13:00

Placed In The Light Featured

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If we walk in the light, as He is in the light,…the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. — 1 John 1:7

To mistake conscious freedom from sin for deliverance from sin by the Atonement is a great error. No man knows what sin is until he is born again. Sin is...

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Tuesday, 24 December 2019 13:00

His Birth And Our New Birth Featured

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Behold, a virgin…shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. — Matthew 1:23

His Birth in History. “Therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35). Jesus...

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