Love of God; Mercy & Voice of Cross
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Strong in faith
good care of your faith , for faith is the only means by which you
can get blessings .
If we want the blessings of God, nothing can recover them down but
Prayer can not draw down answers to the throne of God except the
fervent prayer of the man who believes .
Faith is the angelic messenger between the soul and the Lord Jesus
Let this angel be withdrawn, we can neither send up prayer, nor
receive the answers.
Faith is the telegraphic wire which connects heaven and earth ,
where the love of God messages fly so fast, before we call he
answers , and while we are still talking , he hears us .
But if that telegraphic wire of faith be broken, how can we receive
the promise ? Am I in
I can help trouble by faith. Am I defeated the enemy?
My soul on her dear Refuge leans by faith.
There is no road between my soul and heaven.
In deepest winter faith is a road on which horses can travel prayer
- yes, and better for the biting frost, but the blockade of the
road, and how do we communicate with the great king ? Faith links me with
divinity . Faith takes
me to the power of God .
Faith engages on my side the omnipotence of the Lord .
Faith assures all the attributes of God in my defense. It helps me
to defy the hosts of hell.
But without faith how can I receive anything from the Lord ?
That he who doubts - which is like a wave of the sea while - wait
for it will receive from God ! Shows
your faith , because with it you can win all things, but the poor of
you art , but without it you can get anything. "If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him who believes .
Feeding the Five Thousand
The Only Miracle Recorded in All Four Gospels
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took
the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed,
and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the
This is the only miracle recorded in each of the four Gospels. Note first
that this miracle had its roots in Christ's compassion. When He stepped
ashore and saw much people, we read that He was moved with compassion
towards them. And all the healing, and teaching, and feeding of that
memorable day sprang from that pity in the heart of Christ. And that is the
glory of divine compassion it is the source and spring of noble deeds. Often
we pity where we cannot help. But the compassion of Jesus sprang into action
always. It set Him healing, teaching, feeding hungry men, and it still draws
Him to the same service. Is Christ my compassionate High Priest today? He will feed me when my soul is starving.
One Food for All
Mark, too, there was but one food for all these thousands. The rich were
there, journeying to Jerusalem, and the poorest of the poor were there
Yet Jesus fed them all with the same bread. Now the wonderful
thing about Christ—the living Bread—is that He satisfies us all.
In times past, God had called water from the rock, and brought manna from
the windows of heaven.
The Bread Increased in the Breaking of It. We see, too, that it
was in the breaking that the bread increased. A wonder-worker would have
touched the loaves, and made them swell and multiply before the crowd. But
Jesus blessed, and brake, and gave to the disciples, and as they brake the
bread, it increased. And ever, through
the breaking, comes the increase, and in the using of our gifts, with God's
blessing, are our gifts enlarged. Trade with your talent bravely, and it
shall be five. Power springs from power, and service out of service. Never
try to do good, and you will find no good to do. Do all the little good you
can, and every day will bring a fresh capacity and a new opportunity, until
you find that "there is that scattereth and yet increaseth."
Careful of the Fragments
And lastly, note that Jesus was very careful of the fragments. One would
have thought that Jesus was too rich to trouble Himself about the fragments. Jesus is
the fragments that remain," is His command. And the twelve disciples, who a
little before had been sent out to heal and teach and preach the Gospel, had
now, in the presence of the thousands, to set about sweeping the crumbs. It
was a splendid discipline. Someone has said that if two angels came to
earth, the one to rule an empire, and the other to sweep a crossing, they
would never seek to interchange their tasks. The
fragment of a day, how He employed it! The fragment of a life, how He
redeemed it! The fragment of a character, how He ennobled it! Yes, that is
His great passion—to love and lift our fragmentary lives till they are
brought into the image of His own.
George H Morrison
THE VALUE OF FRIENDSHIP
"Two are better than one.., for if they fall, the one will lift up his
fellow."-- Ecc 4:9-10.
WE CANNOT have many inner friends, but sad is the life that has not its
other self. The friendship of David and Jonathan, of Damon and Pythias, has
passed into the current talk of the world. It is especially good for the
Christian disciple to travel to heaven with a comrade, Hopeful with
Christian, and Mercy with Christiana.
A friend is invaluable if we stumble or fall on the path of life. "Woe to
him that is alone when he falleth." "Brethren," says the Apostle, "if a man
be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the
spirit of meekness, considering thyself lest thou also be tempted.'" Let us
watch for each other's souls; if any is falling away from the truth, or into
some insidious trap, let us lift him up. Let us exercise the brotherly
solicitude that Barnabas did for Paul.
Friendship ought to make our spirits glow. "How can one be warm alone?" Of
course, in a spiritual sense there are divine sources of caloric. The love
of Christ kindleth to vehement heat. But it is certainly easier to keep up
the temperature when we have a kindred heart beside us. Perhaps this was one
reason why our Lord sent forth His disciples by two and two (Mar_6:7).
Without companionship material things cannot satisfy. The ties of nature,
friendship, and religious communion give a zest to a poor man's life, which
the miser with all his wealth forfeits. It is all-important, not only in
ordinary life, but pre-eminently in the pilgrimage of the spirit, to have
fellowship with some kindred soul.
In temptation a true friend makes us more able to withstand the devil. It is
a real help in the hour of trial to have a friend who will appropriate the
words of our Lord, saying: "I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail
not." There is no fellowship like that of Jesus, our Faithful Friend, who
lifts us when we fall, chafes us when chilled with cold, and succours us
against the Tempter. Does He not make the third in the threefold
cord--"Where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in
the midst of them" (Mat_18:20).
We pray for our companions in life's pilgrimage. Help us to hearten them
with our courage, cheer them with our love, and bear their burdens so far as
we may. For ourselves may we find in Jesus the Friend that sticketh closer
than a brother. AMEN.
Source : Our Daily Walk by F B Meyer
God's View of Marriage
The best marriage is the
marriage that is built on the foundation of God's Word. The Bible has a high view of marriage. It is to be a lifetime plan.
The love of husband and wife is, at its best, a hint of the deeper love
between a human being and God. Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful
to one another in marriage. Hebrews 13:4
"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it."
Psalm 127:1. "In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy
paths." Proverbs 3:6. "And the peace of God, which passeth all
understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
This is the greatest rule. It
really covers all the others. Put Christ first! The real secret of true
happiness in the home is not diplomacy, strategy, and untiring effort to
overcome problems, but rather, union with Christ. Hearts filled with
Christ's love can never be very far apart. With Christ in the home, marriage
will be successful. The gospel is the cure for all marriages that are filled
with hatred, bitterness, and disappointment. It prevents thousands of
divorces by miraculously restoring love and happiness. It will save your
marriage, too, if you are willing.
"Pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26:41. "Pray one for another." James 5:16.
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men
liberally." James 1:5.
Pray aloud for each other! This
is a wonderful rule that succeeds beyond the wildest dream. Kneel before God
and ask Him for true love for one another, for forgiveness, for strength,
for wisdom-for the solution to problems. God has given a personal guarantee
that He will answer. The praying person is not automatically cured of all of
his faults, but he will have a heart that wants to do right. No family ever
breaks up while sincerely praying together for God's help.
Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant
with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know
God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. Scores of books
have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your
dreams. But what if God's primary intent for your marriage isn't to make you
happy. . . but holy? And what if your relationship isn't as much about you
and your spouse as it is about you and God?
Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God's overarching purpose. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a
doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like
salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ.
The man who finds a wife finds a treasure and receives favor from the
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Mat 24:3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to
him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and
what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the
Gal 1:3-5 Grace to you and peace from God the Father, and our
Lord Jesus Christ,
who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this
present evil world, according to the will of our God and Father:
to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart
leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. The LORD is the strength of his
people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. Save your people and bless your
inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever."
"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the
LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his
temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in
the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock."
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard
my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears."
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will
strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
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