Pilgrim's Path Daily

Saturday, April 08, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." Isa 43:2

'DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH' (circa. 1875)

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MORNING

In every thing ye are enriched by him.

W HEN we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.--He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.--To will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.--Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.--Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.

1 COR. 1. 5. Ro. 5. 6.--Ro. 8. 32.
Col. 2. 9, 10. John 15. 4, 5.--Ro. 7. 18.--
Ep. 4. 7. John 15. 7.--Col. 3. 16.


EVENING

They shall see his face.

I BESEECH thee, show me thy glory. . . . And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.--No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.--I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh.

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.--I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.--We shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.--The Lord himself shall descend from heaven . . . the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

REV. 22. 4. Ex. 33. 18, 20.--John 1. 18.
Re. 1. 7.--Nu. 24. 17. Job 19. 25, 26.--
Ps. 17. 15.--1 John 3. 2.--1 Th. 4. 16, 17.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

DAILY THANKSGIVING

THE PRAYERS OF OTHERS:

Lord, You know there have been times in my life when You have had others pray for me - and for this, I thank You! I realize that there may be many such times when I would never be aware of this.

Thank You for the prayers that go up to You continuously for the Saints.

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Shape-shifting Robots -
Super hero Mister Fantastic could change shape to slip under a door. Coming soon: real shape-shifting robots. (RealAudio) - CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

(Thoughtlessly, as I left this person:) 'I guarantee you - I WILL return tomorrow!' (with no thought of The lord)"

Mt 12: 36, 37
"But I say unto you, That every idle (careless) word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."

NATURE WATCH - 90 seconds on natural wonders

American Wigeon --
Recent studies indicate the declining numbers of one of nature's most beautiful wildfowl are beginning to turn around. CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

Ever feel -O L D-?

Some folks just use up their bodies quicker than others. Ever notice that? 'Hard-livin!' is what many say. But then, there are others who are born with bodies crippled, maimed, impaired or just all worn out from the 'git-go'! What's THAT all about?

They tell me the most profound theological question is, 'How could a Loving God, a GOOD God, allow bad things to happen to good people?' I am not sure I agree with the premise - but I have noticed it doesn't take some people long to find some reason to judge God - as if that were even possible!

In world war II, it is said that a group of Jewish Rabbis in one of Hitler's concentration camps, formed a jury and put God on trial. They found Him "GUILTY AS CHARGED!" - of 'Breach of Promise' (lying to His people!). O my!

Joni Ericson Tada is a lovely woman trapped in a withered, paralyzed body. You may have seen her in her wheelchair at one of the Billy Graham conflabs - on T.V.? She was just a teenager, as I understand her story, when a diving accident broke her neck and imprisoned her in an otherwise lifeless body - a life-sentance. She was tempted to judge God for that! Over & over again she and the Lord went round & round about this. Talk about a 'daily cross' of self-denial? Anyway - after having Overcome in-Christ - her Testimony has been a Light to millions around this globe who are also trapped in the same kind of physical 'darkness' - and abandoned to such an helpless state. What an HONOR to her LORD her life has been!

Pilgrims suffer. This they do FOR Christ - that is, because they Love and Honor and Obey and Serve Him. He knew this would happen to us - and said so. Using the physical to Obey The Spirit Honors God. This is what Paul means by, "a LIVING-Sacrifice" (our 'Reasonable Service', or 'Acceptable Worship' - in TRUTH and in SPIRIT!).

We all get older. Only few get WISER. And VERY few Surrender their physical life for Christ's Resurrected, Eternal 'Life-More-Abundant'. We all die. Let us pray our physical deaths will Serve our Heavenly Father in-Christ at least as much or more than our mortal lives did!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



JEHOVAH, MY GOD, ON THY HELP I DEPEND


Jehovah, my God, on Thy help I depend;
From all that pursue me O save and defend;
Lest they like a lion should rend me at will:
While no one is near me their raging to still.

When wronged without cause I have kindness returned;
But if I my neighbor maltreated and spurned,
My soul let the enemy seize for his prey,
My life and mine honor in dust let him lay.

O Lord, in Thy wrath stay the rage of my foes;
Awake, and Thy judgment ordained interpose.
Let peoples surround Thee and wait at Thy feet,
While o’er them for judgment Thou takest Thy seat.

All nations of men shall be judged by the Lord;
To me, O Jehovah, just judgment accord,
As faithful and righteous in life I have been,
And ever integrity cherished within.

Establish the righteous, let evil depart,
For God, Who is just, tries the thoughts of the heart.
In God for defense I have placed all my trust;
The upright He saves and He judges the just.

The Lord with the wicked is wroth every day,
And if they repent not is ready to slay;
By manifold ruin for others prepared
They surely at last shall themselves be ensnared.

Because He is righteous His praise will I sing,
Thanksgiving and honor to Him will I bring,
Will sing to the Lord on Whose grace I rely,
Extolling the Name of Jehovah Most High.




Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

(Said to me today by another Saint: "... they have believed that a doctrine of forgiveness replaces a doctrine of obedience!")

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'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 3 of 32

Chapter 3 - "LOADED WORDS"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




There is an indescribable quality about words, even when they are printed, but more so when they are spoken. Words are chariots in which the quality of the heart and mind ride forth to other souls. The dominant heart-quality of a person will possess and accompany his words with absolute precision. If the spirit of a man is superficial, or narrow, or time- serving, or selfish, or trifling, these qualities will pervade his words, in spite of all the seriousness or sanctity he may try to put into them, whether they are written or spoken. If the heart is large and filled with the broad, tender love of Jesus, and compassion for others, then the simplest expressions, which may seem common-place, will be freighted with these qualities. All words are loaded with the quality of the soul out of which they proceed. It is eternally impossible for God to utter one word that is not loaded with divinity; and, on the other hand, it is impossible for the devil to utter one word which does not, in some way, contain a lie. Words are like eyes. Some eyes are inquisitive; others are pleading; others are brave; others are searching; others are mild and tender; and still others are low and mean. There is an invisible stream of soul-quality that flows out from people's eyes, and there is no way in the world to change the quality of that stream except by changing the eye, and the only way to change the eye is to change the immortal spirit that looks out through the eye.

This same thing is true of words. Our words are the eye-balls of the heart, in which others see the quality of our minds. The apostle speaks of "our words being season with salt;" and Jesus tells us that we must "have salt in ourselves." In one sense, salt is sweeter than sugar, and far more essential to the chemistry of our blood than sugar is. Hence, salt is a type of the indwelling-Christ in us; and it is when we are salted through and through with the blessed Holy Ghost that our words will be seasoned with the real Christ-life. Our words cannot be loaded with the Holy Spirit after they leave our lips. If God is in them, they must proceed out of the Holy Spirit element in us. The drops of blood, or tears, that you may shed, all contain salt; but that salt is in the stomach and the heart before it is in the blood- drops or the tear-drops. In like manner, if our words have a savor of life and power in them, they must get that quality from the inner depths of our spirit before they drop from our lips or our pens. Jesus teaches that our words reveal our heart-character, and says, "By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." If we speak or write in the Holy Spirit, our words will be loaded with light. There will be a transparency and straight forward simplicity in them like unto clear glass. They will not be spoken for ostentation, or for sound, or in guile, or with double meaning. All such words are opaque.

Many a sermon is so preached, and many a religious book so written, that instead of revealing the truth to the simplest understanding, it obscures it. The only use of words is to make the thought easily and perfectly intelligible, and when the Holy Spirit inspires them, they are like balls of clear glass, in which the very core of the thought can be seen and comprehended. Another peculiarity about words loaded with the Spirit is an inexpressible warmth and magnetism in them. They seem to quiver with a heavenly electricity; they vitalize the mind; they penetrate the understanding; there is a love-quality in them, like the pungent, penetrating heat of sweet spices and aromatic oils. A piece of cedar-wood or sandal-wood will give forth a sweet, pungent odor for hundreds of years; and so there is a hot, burning flavor in the words which have come from minds aflame with divine love. It often happens that a person devoid of interior flame of the Holy Ghost will try to put a pathos or an unction into their prayers or sermons or conversation; but in spite of all their efforts, their words are insipid milk and water, chilly and powerless, because they have not come from an interior furnace. It is only a painted fire, which dazzles the eye and freezes the hearer. The Holy Spirit alone can put into our words that burning, warming sensation which kindles other souls into fervor. Only notice, when some person speaks in a religious meeting under the melting, burning love of Jesus, how their words strike the mind like a warm south wind in early spring; notice how the congregation listen to catch every word; how the fiery stream of speech will evoke a pleasant smile, or a flowing tear, or awaken conviction, or a sense of joy; every mind in the congregation which loves the truth will be wide awake; there is a warmth in the expression of the people's eyes, and if you could see into their intellects, it would resemble a flower-garden blossoming into bright and glowing thoughts, and their affections melted into sweetness. Those burning words are being shot like red-hot bullets from a divine magazine of a fire-baptized heart. In comparison with such words, all human eloquence is like cold moonbeams on a frozen sea.

Another characteristic of Holy Ghost loaded words is a divine fitness in them as to time and place and matter. God often arranges to have His Spirit-led children speak words in such a juncture of circumstances, or at such times, and in such a tone of voice, as the speaker did not premeditate, which will have accomplished vast and everlasting results. People will often say that you spoke a certain word to me years ago, under such and such circumstances, which made a great change in my life. Here is a young lady physician who has packed her trunk to leave a certain camp-meeting. She is invited to lead a young peoples meeting. An evangelist standing by, in an unpremeditated way, simply says: "Sister, the Lord wants you here; go, unpack your trunk, and lead that meeting." The words are loaded; they pierce the heart. The young lady leads the meeting, and from that time on becomes a holiness evangelist.

A certain man is holding a meeting in North Georgia. A brother steps us and says: "I met you ten years ago in Augusta, when I was seeking sanctification, and walking in the street, I asked you several questions. You simply answered me, 'Brother, just leave yourself in the hands of Jesus, and He will answer all your questions.' Your words were loaded, and in a few moments I was in spiritual liberty." There are millions of instances where words have been spoken, under the guidance of the Spirit, just in the nick of time to accomplish great results.

Another quality about loaded words is that of durability; they have in them the element of immortality. Common-place words, spoken out of the mere creature, glide away from us by the million; but certain words, appropriate to our needs, and charged with the Spirit, bury themselves in our memories, and remain fresh with us through life.

Many years ago, I met an old negro, about a hundred years old. In his conversation, he said: "Man tell something you forgit; God tell you something you no forgit!" I have often thought of that expression. If we want our prayers, or sermons, or testimonies, or written words, to abide in everlasting fruitfulness, they must be in the order of Divine will and under the impulse of the Holy Spirit. Some persons try of set purpose to speak wise and appropriate and powerful words. But all such is a failure. You can't speak loaded words by trying to, or for the occasion; it is only by having the very fountains of our being so melted and filled and united with the Holy Spirit that, without any premeditation or set purpose, every stray shot and our ordinary conversation will be just as full of holy gravity and fiery truth as our prayers and sermons. The power must be generic, and continually flowing through us from the indwelling Christ. A trifling preacher during the week cannot speak fiery and weighty words on Sunday. Let us in secret prayer bathe ourselves so long in the bright and warm presence of Jesus that when we go forth we shall unconsciously carry in our manners and words that inimitable quality of life and durability which can come alone from the Eternal One.

If in the past our words have been lacking in the Divine aroma of Grace, let us go to the fountain and, by persevering prayer, get in such abiding relation with the real source of all holiness as to make our very words conductors of heavenly electricity. Our infinite, loving God will gladly utilize any little humble one on this earth as a channel of holy fire, if they will utterly yield themselves up to His will and the current of the Holy Spirit.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:11
"By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted:
but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"There is a mystery in human hearts, and though we be encircled by a host of those who love us well, and are beloved - to every one of us, from time to time, there comes a sense of utter loneliness.

Our dearest friend is a stranger to our joy, and cannot realize our bitterness - there is no one that really understands - not one, to enter into all we feel! Such is the cry of each of us, in turn.

We wander in a solitary way. No matter what, or where, our lot may be, each heart, mysterious even to itself, must live it's inner-life in solitude. And would you know the reason why this is?

It is because the Lord desires our love. In every heart He wishes to be FIRST (foremost). He therefor keeps the secret key Himself - to open all it's secret chambers and to bless with Perfect Sympathy and Holy peace each solitary soul that comes to Him. So when we feel this loneliness, it is the Voice of Jesus saying, "COME TO ME!"

And every time we are not understood, it is a Call again - to Come again to Christ. For Christ ALONE can satisfy the soul. And those who walk with Him from day to day can never have a solitary Way!"

--author unknown

(PLEASE NOTE: the apparent contradiction (paradox); "We wander in a solitary way" - vs - "And those who walk with Him from day to day can never have a solitary Way!" -- The KEY here is the statement; "Christ ALONE can satisfy the soul!")

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

The Fellowship of Christ's Sufferings!
Phil 3:10 "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;"

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DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

'Self-made' souls have a fool for their God!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain.

1935 The Works Progress Administration was approved by Congress.

1952 President Harry S. Truman seized the steel industry to avert a nationwide strike.

1970 The Senate rejected President Richard Nixon's nomination of G. Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court.

1974 Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

1981 Omar N. Bradley, a World War II general and the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died at age 88.

1987 Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigned after saying on ABC's ''Nightline'' that blacks may lack some of the ''necessities'' for becoming baseball managers.

1990 Ryan White, the teen-age AIDS patient whose battle for acceptance gained national attention, died at age 18.

1992 Tennis player Arthur Ashe announced at a news conference that he had AIDS.

1994 Rock singer-musician Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was found dead in Seattle of a self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27.

2002 Suzan-Lori Parks became the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for drama for her play ''Topdog/Underdog.''

2005 World leaders joined pilgrims and prelates in St. Peter's Square for the funeral of Pope John Paul II.


CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

88 Betty Ford Former first lady
80 Shecky Greene Comedian
68 Kofi Annan United Nations Secretary-General


HISTORICAL MEMORIAL TRANSITIONS:

57 Sonja Henie Norwegian-born American skater; Olympic gold medalist and popular entertainer.
59 Albert I 4/8/1875 - 2/17/1934 King of the Belgiams (1909-1934) and leader of Belgiam army during World War I
74 Carmen McRae 4/8/1920 - 11/10/1994 American jazz vocalist and pianist

ART MEDIA WORTH MENTION (Selected Clips - Audio, Visual, Graphics)

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC fantasy VIDEO of what we are likely to find as LIFE IN OUTER SPACE! --- (Microsoft Media Player) Duration - 3:10 minutes. - --- CHECK IT OUT! - CLICK HERE:

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the IMPOSSIBLE."

--William Booth (founder of the 'Salvation Army')

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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EARTHWATCH RADIO - a 2-minute audio podcast on earth-science world news

Gut Reaction -
An insect pest that causes millions of dollars in damage might turn out to be a cheap source of fuel. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

'And if I should die before I wake .... '

Thank You for always Being Faithful and True to me, Lord!