Pilgrim's Path Daily

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17


Ps 97:12 "Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!"

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In Russia they hold these wonderful reindeer races on skis in the Winter - what a way to have fun in the snow! I especially like the long pole he's using to encourage his mighty steeds!

Our race is not just for fun - like the one in the snow. Our's is a Race for Heaven - that is, Eternity with God. I know there are only few to day who understand this - the way Paul Teaches it in the Bible. So many have been convinced they have already 'arrived' (have a positional Salvation) - that they are 'home free' now, and 'saved anyway', etc.

But Paul teaches us to 'press on' as he did - all his life - even when he was an old man.

As with any race there is a Prize at the end - and there will be winners and losers. Paul wanted to "WIN CHRIST!"

Can we go to God and ask Him to shed some of His Light (Revelation) on just how our very Salvation is a Race?


Make me a captive, Lord, and then I shall be free.
Force me to render up my sword, and I shall conqueror be.
I sink in life’s alarms when by myself I stand;
Imprison me within Thine arms, and strong shall be my hand.

My heart is weak and poor until it master find;
It has no spring of action sure, it varies with the wind.
It cannot freely move till Thou has wrought its chain;
Enslave it with Thy matchless love, and deathless it shall reign.

My power is faint and low till I have learned to serve;
It lacks the needed fire to glow, it lacks the breeze to nerve.
It cannot drive the world until itself be driven;
Its flag can only be unfurled when Thou shalt breathe from heaven.

My will is not my own till Thou hast made it Thine;
If it would reach a monarch’s throne, it must its crown resign.
It only stands unbent amid the clashing strife,
When on Thy bosom it has leant, and found in Thee its life.

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'A peculiar, indescribable, invincible power'

(Philpot, "The Word of Men and the Word of God")

"Our gospel did not come to you in word only,
but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and
with deep conviction." 1 Thes. 1:5

The gospel comes to some in word only. They
hear the word of the gospel, the sound of truth;
but it reaches the outward ear only or if it touches
the inward feelings, it is merely as the word of men.

But where the Holy Spirit begins and carries on
His divine and saving work, He attends the word
with a peculiar, an indescribable, and yet an
invincible power.

It falls as from God upon the heart. He is heard to
speak in it and in it His glorious Majesty appears
to open the eyes, unstop the ears, and convey a
message from His own mouth to the soul.

Some hear the gospel as the mere word of men,
perhaps for years before God speaks in it with a
divine power to their conscience. They thought
they understood the gospel they thought they
felt it they thought they loved it. But all this
time they did not see any vital distinction between
receiving it as the mere word of men, and as the
word of God.

The levity, the superficiality, the emptiness stamped
upon all who merely receive the gospel as the word
of men is sufficient evidence that it never sank
deep into the heart, and never took any powerful
grasp upon their soul.

It therefore never brought with it any real separation
from the world never gave strength to mortify the least
sin never communicated power to escape the least snare
of Satan was never attended with a spirit of grace and
prayer never brought honesty, sincerity, and uprightness
into the heart before God never bestowed any spirituality
of mind, or any loving affection toward the Lord of life and
glory. It was merely the reception of truth in the same way
as we receive scientific principles, or learn a language, a
business, or a trade. It was all . . .

But in some unexpected moment, when little looking
for it, the word of God was brought into their conscience
with a power never experienced before. A light shone in
and through it which they never saw before . . .
a majesty,
a glory,
an authority,
an evidence
accompanied it which they never knew before. And
under this light, life, and power they fell down, with
the word of God sent home to their heart.

When then Christ speaks the gospel to the heart
when He reveals Himself to the soul when His word,
dropping as the rain and distilling as the dew, is
received in faith and love He is embraced as the
chief among ten thousand and the altogether lovely
one He takes His seat upon the affections and
becomes enthroned in the heart as its Lord and God.

Is there life in your bosom?

Has God's power attended the work?

Is the grace of God really in your heart?

Has God spoken to your soul?

Have you heard His voice, felt its power,
and fallen under its influence?

"And we also thank God continually because,
when you received the word of God, which you
heard from us, you accepted it not as the word
of men, but as it actually is, the word of God,
which is effectually at work in you who believe."
1 Thes. 2:13

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Pr 8:32-36
"And now, my sons, listen to me (God's Wisdom): happy are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Happy is the man who listens (heareth) to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For he who finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD; but he who misses (sinneth against) me injures himself (wrongeth his own soul); all who hate me love death."



I must tell Jesus all of my trials; I cannot bear these burdens alone; In my distress He kindly will help me; He ever loves and cares for His own.

I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! I cannot bear my burdens alone; I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.

I must tell Jesus all of my troubles; He is a kind, compassionate friend; If I but ask Him, He will deliver, Make of my troubles quickly an end.

Tempted and tried, I need a great Savior; One Who can help my burdens to bear; I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus; He all my cares and sorrows will share.

O how the world to evil allures me! O how my heart is tempted to sin! I must tell Jesus, and He will help me Over the world the victory to win. (1Jn5:4)

-- Elisha Albright Hoffman, 1894


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Christ REIGNS in us by DAILY Resurrection Lk9:23 1Co15:31

NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"There is no fit search after Truth which does not, first of all, begin to live the Truth which it Knows!"
...Bushnell, Horace [1802-1876], An American Clergy

('Want more? - DO the God you've GOT!')


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