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

Thursday, 28 May 2020 15:00

Undisturbed Relationship Featured

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At that day ye shall ask in My name….The Father Himself loveth you. — John 16:26,27

“At that day ye shall ask in My name,” i.e., in My nature. Not — “You shall use My name as a magic word,” but — “You will be so intimate with Me that you...

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Wednesday, 27 May 2020 15:00

Unquestioned Revelation Featured

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And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing. — John 16:23

When is “that day”? When the Ascended Lord makes you one with the Father. In that day you will be one with the Father as Jesus is, and “in that day,” Jesus says, “ye shall ask Me nothing.” Until the...

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:00

The Life That Lives Featured

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Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. — Luke 24:49

The disciples had to tarry until the day of Pentecost not for their own preparation only; they had to wait until the Lord was glorified historically. As soon as He was glorified, what happened?...

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Monday, 25 May 2020 15:00

Think As Jesus Taught Featured

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Pray without ceasing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:17

We think rightly or wrongly about prayer according to the conception we have in our minds of prayer. If we think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts, we think rightly. The blood flows ceaselessly, and...

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If thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. — Genesis 13:9

As soon as you begin to live the life of faith in God, fascinating and luxurious prospects will open up before you, and these things are yours by...

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Saturday, 23 May 2020 15:00

The Delight Of Despair Featured

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And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. — Revelation 1:17

It may be that like the apostle John you know Jesus Christ intimately, when suddenly He appears with no familiar characteristic at all, and the only thing you can do is to fall at His feet as dead. There are times when God...

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Friday, 22 May 2020 15:00

Careful Infidelity Featured

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Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body what ye shall put on. — Matthew 6:25

Jesus sums up commonsense carefulness in a disciple as infidelity. If we have received the Spirit of God, He will press through and say — “Now...

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Thursday, 21 May 2020 15:00

Now This Explains It Featured

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That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us. — John 17:21

If you are going through a solitary way, read John 17, it will explain exactly why you are where you are — Jesus has prayed that you may be one with the Father as He...

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:00

Divine Reasonings Of Faith Featured

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But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. — Matthew 6:33

Immediately we look at these words of Jesus, we find them the most revolutionary statement human ears ever listened to. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God.”...

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 15:00

The Realm Of The Real Featured

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In your patience possess ye your souls. — Luke 21:19

When a man is born again, there is not the same robustness in his thinking or reasoning for a time as formerly. We have to make an expression of the new life, to form the mind of Christ. “Acquire your soul with patience”...

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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? — Romans 8:35

God does not keep a man immune from trouble; He says — “I will be with him in trouble.” It does not matter what actual troubles in the most extreme form get hold of a man’s life, not one of them can...

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Sunday, 17 May 2020 15:00

Careful Unreasonableness Featured

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Behold the fowls of the air.…Consider the lilies of the field. — Matthew 6:26, 28

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they simply are! Think of the sea, the air, the sun, the stars and the moon — all these are, and what a ministration they exert. So often we mar...

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Saturday, 16 May 2020 15:00

His Ascension And Our Union Featured

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And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. — Luke 24:51

We have no corresponding experience to the events in Our Lord’s life after the Transfiguration. From then onwards Our Lord’s life was altogether vicarious. Up to the...

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Friday, 15 May 2020 15:00

The Habit Of Wealth Featured

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Partakers of the divine nature. — 2 Peter 1:4

We are made partakers of the Divine nature through the promises; then we have to “manipulate” the Divine nature in our human nature by habits, and the first habit to form is the habit of realising the provision God has made....

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That ye may know what is the hope of His calling…. — Ephesians 1:18

Remember what you are saved for — that the Son of God might be manifested in your mortal flesh. Bend the whole energy of your powers to realize your election as a child of God; rise to the occasion every time....

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That life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. — 2 Corinthians 4:11

We have to form habits to express what God’s grace has done in us. It is not a question of being saved from hell, but of being saved in order to manifest the life of the Son of God in our...

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A conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. — Acts 24:16

God’s commands are given to the life of His Son in us, consequently to the human nature in which His Son has been formed, His commands are difficult, but immediately we obey they become divinely easy.

Conscience is...

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For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful. — 2 Peter 1:8

When we begin to form a habit we are conscious of it. There are times when we are conscious of becoming virtuous and patient and godly, but it is only a stage; if we stop there we...

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Add…to your brotherliness…love. — 2 Peter 1:5, 7 (see moffatt)

Love is indefinite to most of us, we do not know what we mean when we talk about love. Love is the sovereign preference of one person for another, and spiritually Jesus demands that that preference be for...

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Saturday, 09 May 2020 15:00

Take The Initiative Featured

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Add to your faith virtue ["Furnish your faith with resolution," moffatt]…. — 2 Peter 1:5

“Add” means there is something we have to do. We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do. We cannot save ourselves...

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Friday, 08 May 2020 15:00

Grasp Without Reach Featured

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Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint. — Proverbs 29:18

There is a difference between an ideal and a vision. An ideal has no moral inspiration; a vision has. The people who give themselves over to ideals rarely do anything. A man’s conception of Deity may be used...

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Thursday, 07 May 2020 15:00

The Patience Of Faith Featured

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Because thou hast kept the word of My patience. — Revelation 3:10

Patience is more than endurance. A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and...

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 15:00

Building For Eternity Featured

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For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? — Luke 14:28

Our Lord refers not to a cost we have to count, but to a cost which He has counted. The cost was those thirty years in Nazareth, those three...

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Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free. — Galatians 5:1

A spiritually minded man will never come to you with the demand — “Believe this and that”; but with the demand that you square your life with the standards of Jesus. We are not asked...

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For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God. — 1 Peter 4:17

The Christian worker must never forget that salvation is God’s thought, not man’s; therefore it is an unfathomable abyss. Salvation is the great thought of God, not an experience. Experience...

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