daily devotional guide

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  • Monday:

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    Monday 18 November 2019

    A SACREDLY SECURED MASTER’S PROPERTY

    1 Peter 1:14-23; Psalm 91:1-6

    "A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed" (Song of Solomon 4:12). In this metaphor, which has reference to the inner life of a believer, we have very plainly the idea of secrecy. It is a spring shut up: just as there were springs in the East, over which an edifice was built, so that none could reach them save those who knew the secret entrance; so is the heart of a believer when it is renewed by grace: there is a mysterious life within which no human skill can touch. It is a secret which no other man knows; nay, which the very man who is the possessor of it cannot tell to his neighbour. The text includes not only secrecy, but separation. It is not the common spring, of which every passer-by may drink, it is one kept and preserved from all others; it is a fountain bearing a particular mark—a king’s royal seal, so that all can perceive that it is not a common fountain, but a fountain owned by a proprietor, and placed specially by itself alone. So is it with the spiritual life. The chosen of God were separated in the eternal decree; they were separated by God in the day of redemption; and they are separated by the possession of a life which others have not; and it is impossible for them to feel at home with the world, or to delight in its pleasures.

    There is also the idea of sacredness. The spring shut up is preserved for the use of some special person: and such is the Christian’s heart. It is a spring kept for Jesus. Every Christian should feel that he has God’s seal upon him—and he should be able to say with Paul, “From henceforth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.”

    Another idea is prominent—it is that of security. Oh! how sure and safe is the inner life of the believer! If all the powers of earth and hell could combine against it, that immortal principle must still exist, for he who gave it pledged his life for its preservation. And who “is he that shall harm you,” when God is your protector?

    Meditation:

    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light" I Peter 2:9

    Prayer Point:

    1. Dear Lord, grant me grace to live truly separated life from the world pattern, but onto You.

    2. Because God has separated by God onto himself, I therefore command every evil decree against me or my household to be nullified, in Jesus name, amen. 

    3. From this day forward, I declare that no man shall trouble me, because I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus

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  • Tuesday:

     

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    Tuesday 19 November 2019

    FOOLISH CONVERSATIONS ARE PROFITLESS

    Titus 3:1-9, 1, 1Timothy 4:7-11

    Our days are few, and are far better spent in doing good, than in disputing over matters which are, at best, of minor importance. The old schoolmen did a world of mischief by their incessant discussion of subjects of no practical importance; and our Churches suffer much from petty wars over obscure points and unimportant questions. After everything has been said that can be said, neither party is any wiser, and therefore the discussion neither promotes divine knowledge nor love, and it is foolish to sow in a barren field. Questions upon points wherein Scripture is silent; upon mysteries which belong to God alone; upon prophecies of doubtful interpretation; and upon mere modes of observing human ceremonials, are all foolish, and wise men avoid them. Our business is neither to ask nor answer foolish questions, but to avoid them altogether; and if we observe the Apostle’s precept (Titus 3:8) to be careful to maintain good works, we shall find ourselves far too much occupied with profitable business than to take much interest in unworthy, contentious, and needless strivings.

    There are, however, some questions which are the reverse of foolish, which we must not avoid, but fairly and honestly meet, such as these: Do I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ? Am I renewed in the spirit of my mind? Am I walking not after the flesh, but after the Spirit? Am I growing in grace? Does my conversation adorn the doctrine of God my Saviour? Am I looking for the coming of the Lord, and watching as a servant should do who expects his master? What more can I do for Jesus? Such enquiries as these urgently demand our attention; and if we have been at all given to complaining, let us now turn our critical abilities to a service so much more profitable. Let us be peace-makers, and endeavour to lead others both by our precept and example, to “avoid foolish questions.”

    Meditation:
    "But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain". Titus 3:9

    Prayer Point:

    1. I receive divine wisdom to completely avoid foolish discussions or activities that neither profit the me nor the Kingdom anything, in Jesus name, amen.

    2. Oh Lord, may the answers to the questions: Am I renewed in the spirit of my mind? Am I walking not after the flesh, but after the Spirit? And Am I growing in grace?; be in the affirmative.

    3. All the works of my hand shall be fruitful and profiting today, in Jesus name, amen.

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Ezekiel 16; James 1

     

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  • Wednesday:

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    Wednesday 20 November 2019

    DOUBTLESSNESS OF GOD DISPELS FEARS AND UNCERTAINTIES

    Lamentations 3:48-58, Romans 8:31-34

    "O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life" (Lamentations 3:58). Observe how positively the prophet speaks. He did not say, “I hope, I trust, I sometimes think, that God has pleaded the causes of my soul”; but he speaks of it as a matter of fact not to be disputed. “Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul.” Let us, by the aid of the gracious Comforter, shake off those doubts and fears which so much mar our peace and comfort. Be this our prayer, that we may have done with the harsh croaking voice of surmise and suspicion, and may be able to speak with the clear, melodious voice of full assurance. Notice how gratefully the prophet speaks, ascribing all the glory to God alone! You perceive there is not a word concerning himself or his own pleadings. He doth not ascribe his deliverance in any measure to any man, much less to his own merit; but it is “thou”—“O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.” A grateful spirit should ever be cultivated by the Christian; and especially after deliverances we should prepare a song for our God. Earth should be a temple filled with the songs of grateful saints, and every day should be a censor smoking with the sweet incense of thanksgiving.

    How joyful Jeremiah seems to be while he records the Lord’s mercy. How triumphantly he lifts up the strain! He has been in the low dungeon, and is even now no other than the weeping prophet; and yet in the very book which is called “Lamentations,” clear as the song of Miriam when she dashed her fingers against the tabor, shrill as the note of Deborah when she met Barak with shouts of victory, we hear the voice of Jeremy going up to heaven—“Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.” O children of God, seek after a vital experience of the Lord’s loving-kindness, and when you have it, speak positively of it; sing gratefully; shout triumphantly.

    Meditation:

    "O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life". Lamentations 3:58

    Prayer Point:

    1. Thank you Lord for always pleaded my causes; my soul will trust and depend on You always no matter what the situations are at the moment.

    2. Grace of gratitude to God and men take full hold of me, even now.

    3. Thank you Lord for this wonderful day that you have made that I may be glad and rejoice in You, because it shall be well with all my going out and my coming in.

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Ezekiel 17-19; James 2:1 - 3:1-13

     

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  • Thursday:

      

     

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    Thursday 21 November 2019

    COMPLETE DEPENDENCE ON HIM

    Ephesians 4:22-32, John 15:1-10

    All that the believer has must come from Christ, if it comes solely through the channel of the Spirit of grace. Moreover, as all blessings thus flow to you through the Holy Spirit, so also no good thing can come out of you in holy thought, devout worship, or gracious act, apart from the sanctifying operation of the same Spirit. Even if the good seed be sown in you, yet it lies dormant except he works in you to will and to do of his own good pleasure. Do you desire to speak for Jesus, how can you unless the Holy Ghost touch your tongue? Do you desire to pray? Alas! what dull work it is unless the Spirit makes intercession for you! Do you desire to subdue sin? Would you be holy? Would you imitate your Master? Do you desire to rise to superlative heights of spirituality? Are you wanting to be made like the angels of God, full of zeal and ardour for the Master’s cause? You cannot without the Spirit “Without me ye can do nothing.” O branch of the vine, you can’t have fruit without the sap! O child of God, you have no life within you apart from the life which God gives you through his Spirit! Then let us not grieve him or provoke him to anger by our sin. Let us not quench him in one of his faintest motions in our soul; let us foster every suggestion, and be ready to obey every prompting.

    If the Holy Spirit be indeed so mighty, let us attempt nothing without him; let us begin no project, and carry on no enterprise, and conclude no transaction, without imploring his blessing. Let us do him the due homage of feeling our entire weakness apart from him, and then depending alone upon him, having this for our prayer, “Open thou my heart and my whole being to thine incoming, and uphold me with thy free Spirit when I shall have received that Spirit in my inward parts.”

    Meditation:

    "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption". Ephesians 4:30

    Prayer Point:

    1. O Lord, let my soul be knitted with you in all things, because I am absolutely nothing without you.

    2. Holy Spirit have you way always in my life; I shouldn’t be struggling with your will and ways any more.

    3. For all my actions and activities today, I shall obey and be led by the inner-spoken-voice of the Holy Spirit.

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Ezekiel 20 -21; James 3:14 - 4:1-12

     

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  • Friday:

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    Friday 22 November 2019

    INCOMPARABLY GOOD SHEPHERD

    Isaiah 53:1-12, John 17:11-13

    Jacob, while arguing with Laban, thus describes his own toil, “These twenty years have I been with thee. That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee: I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night. Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.” (Gen 31:39-40). Even more toilsome than this was the life of our Saviour here below. He watched over all his sheep till he gave in as his last account, “Of all those whom thou hast given me I have lost none.” His hair was wet with dew, and his locks with the drops of the night. Sleep departed from his eyes, for all night he was in prayer wrestling for his people. One night Peter must be pleaded for; shortly, another claims his tearful intercession. No shepherd sitting beneath the cold skies, looking up to the stars, could ever utter such complaints because of the hardness of his toil as Jesus Christ might have brought, if he had chosen to do so, because of the sternness of his service in order to procure his spouse.

    It is sweet to dwell upon the spiritual parallel of Laban having required all the sheep at Jacob’s hand. If they were torn of beasts, Jacob must make it good; if any of them died, he must stand as surety for the whole. Was not the toil of Jesus for his Church the toil of one who was under suretyship obligations to bring every believing one safe to the hand of him who had committed them to his charge? Look upon toiling Jacob, and you see a representation of him of whom we read, “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd.”

    Meditation:

    " While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.” John 17:12

    Prayer Point:

    1. Thank for your loving kindness and awesome sacrifice for me at Calvary.

    2. Just as Jacob did, help me to learn to carry out my responsibilities with all sincerity and seriousness.

    3. It is all settled: sorrows, weeping, destructions, lacks, failures, backwardness, diseases and sicknesses are all over because the Shepherd had paid in full for me.

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Ezekiel 22-23; James 4:13 - 5:1-20     

     

          

     

     

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  • Saturday:

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    Saturday 23 November 2019

    BEING READY FOR A COMPLETE FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST

    1 John 1:3-7; 2 Timothy 2:12-14; Psalm 31:1-12

    When we were united by faith to Christ, we were brought into such complete fellowship with him, that we were made one with him, and his interests and ours became mutual and identical. We have fellowship with Christ in his love. What he loves we love. He loves the saints, so do we. He loves sinners, so do we. He loves the poor perishing race of man, and pants to see earth’s deserts transformed into the garden of the Lord so do we. We have fellowship with him in his desires. He desires the glory of God, we also labour for the same. He desires that the saints may be with him where he is, we desire to be with him there too. He desires to drive out sin, behold we fight under his banner. He desires that his Father’s name may be loved and adored by all his creatures we pray daily, “Let thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, even as it is in heaven.”

    We have fellowship with Christ in his sufferings. We are not nailed to the cross, nor do we die a cruel death, but when he is reproached, we are reproached; and a very sweet thing it is to be blamed for his sake, to be despised for following the Master, to have the world against us. The disciple should not be above his Lord. In our measure we commune with him in his labours, ministering to men by the word of truth and by deeds of love. Our meat and our drink, like his, is to do the will of him who hath sent us and to finish his work.

    We have also fellowship with Christ in his joys. We are happy in his happiness, we rejoice in his exaltation. Have you ever tasted that joy, believer? There is no purer or more thrilling delight to be known this side heaven than that of having Christ’s joy fulfilled in us, that our joy may be full. His glory awaits us to complete our fellowship, for his Church shall sit with him upon his throne, as his well-beloved bride and queen.

    Meditation:

    "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth" 1 John 1:6

    Prayer Point:

    1. Keep me Lord in the circle of your love, and to daily fellowship with you therein.

    2. Help to focus on the joy that awaits every victorious saint while passing through any life challenges.

    3 O Lord, release your glory upon me, upon the brethren and upon the church today, in Jesus name, amen.

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Ezekiel 24-26; 1Peter 1

     

     

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  • Sunday:

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    Sunday 17 November 2019

    THE MOST IMPORTANT DESIRE!

    Romans 11:36, 11:33-36, I Corinthians 1:31, 10:31

    “To whom be glory forever.” This should be the single desire of the Christian. All other wishes must be subservient and offshoot to this one. The Christian may wish for prosperity in his business, but only so far as it may help him to promote this—“To him be glory forever.” He may desire to attain more gifts and more graces, but it should only be that “To him may be glory forever.” You are not acting as you ought to do when you are moved by any other motive than a single eye to your Lord’s glory. As a Christian, you are “of God, and through God,” then live “to God.” Let nothing ever set your heart beating so mightily as love to him. Let this ambition fire your soul; be this the foundation of every enterprise upon which you enter, and this your sustaining motive whenever your zeal would grow chill; make God your only object. Depend upon it, where self begins sorrow begins; but let God be my supreme delight.

    Let your desire for God’s glory be a growing desire. You blessed him in your youth, do not be content with such praises as you gave him then. Has God prospered you in business? Give him more as he has given you more. Has God given you experience? Praise him by stronger faith than you exercised at first. Does your knowledge grow? Then sing more sweetly. Do you enjoy happier times than you once had? Have you been restored from sickness, and has your sorrow been turned into peace and joy? Then give him more music; put more coals and more sweet frankincense into the censer of your praise. Practically in your life give Him honour, putting the “Amen” to this doxology to your great and gracious Lord, in your own individual service and increasing holiness.

    Meditation:

    "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen". Romans 11:36

    Prayer Point:

    1. Precious Father, let all that I do and my entire life be lived for your glory alone.

    2. I overcome any that is contending against the glory of God in life

    3. Today, I shall increase on every side: in praises, services, honour and holiness, in Jesus name.

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Ezekiel 11-12; Hebrews 12:14-29

     


        

     

     


     

     

     

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