Pilgrim's Path Daily

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace." Ps 37:11

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

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MORNING

I will raise them up a Prophet from
among their brethren, like unto
thee.

M OSES stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid.--There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.--Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.--Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.

Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; but Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

DEUT. 18. 18. De. 5. 5.--1 Ti. 2. 5.
Nu. 12. 3.--Mat. 11. 29.--Phi. 2. 5-7.
He. 3. 5, 6.


EVENING


Everlasting consolation.

I WILL remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.

By one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.--He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.--I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

The gifts and calling of God are without repentance.--Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?--The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.--So shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

This is not your rest.--Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

2 THES. 2. 16. Eze. 16. 60. He. 10. 14.--
He. 7. 25.--2 Ti. 1. 12. Ro. 11. 29.--
Ro. 8. 35.--Re 7. 17.--1 Th. 4. 17, 18.
Mi. 2. 10.--He. 13. 14.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

DAILY THANKSGIVING

Ps 69:30
"I will praise the name of God with a song,
and will magnify him with thanksgiving."

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Celiac Sprue -
For some people, daily bread can be poison. Recently, scientists have found the trigger for the disease called celiac sprue. CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

(To a spouse:) 'You'll never catch ME wearing one of those!' "

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

Long-Horned Beetle -
There’s a group of quiet beetles whose larval stage creates quite a "ruckus" in the forest. CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

POOPED!

Ever get so tired and worn out you're just ready to quit? Sometimes it even seems like discouragement, but it's not. Just fatigue. Drained of every ounce of energy. All dragged out.

Even so - quitting before a thing is done is disloyalty to the plan. The Bible calls this 'fainting' (quitting on God!). And it is far more common than many suppose. In fact, Jesus warns us that - because of the increase in rebellious wickedness (iniquity), and because of the cares of this world - many will lose their Agape Love (for/from God) - and just quit. Hang it up! At this point they will have 'cursed God, and died', spiritually! "Faint!"

There is physical fatigue, mental & emotional weariness, and then there is spiritual stupor. Stupor, unlike fatigue, is both dangerous (spiritually) and (technically), sin! That's right, it's a sin. Why? Unbelief is ALWAYS a sin. To be spiritually depleted is to deny God's Deity - His Sovereignty, His Character! God never runs out of energy, or gets tired - is never Powerless, weak or empty. If we can no longer draw upon, rely & depend upon His Power - then we are greatly deceived - indeed!

Just as there are differences in the nature of 'being pooped out', so there are also differences in the remedies. When a soul is physically drained, he needs rest. But the solution to spiritual stupor is always spiritual STIMULATION! This comes from the Living Word-Will of God - the Written Word - the Bible. Usually, when a person finds they are in a spiritual 'mood', or 'haze' - or even when they are being tempted to doubt - they are famished! They have not FED THEIR FAITH lately. (Duh!)

God Is POWER - as surely as He Is LIFE, or LOVE, or ETERNITY, or CREATOR. There is no lack of Power in God for us. Nor are we wise to wallow in any form of stagnation that would suggest such unbelief. We are Royal. We are HIS! And we are Learning to ACT LIKE IT!

Pooped, spiritually?? We are to Run our Race - the the END! Christ IS-GIVEN! COME AND DINE!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



RISE, CROWNED WITH LIGHT


Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise!
Exalt thy towering Head and lift thine eyes!
See Heav’n its sparkling portals wide display,
And break upon thee in a flood of day!

See a long race thy spacious courts adorn;
See future sons, and daughters yet unborn,
In crowding ranks on every side arise,
Demanding life, impatient for the skies.

See barbarous nations at Thy gates attend,
Walk in Thy light, and in Thy temple bend:
See Thy bright altars thronged with prostrate kings,
While every land its joyous tribute brings.

The seas shall waste, the skies in smoke decay,
Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt away;
But fixed His Word, His saving power remains;
Thy realm shall last, Thy own Messiah reigns!


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

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The only thing "authorized" about the KJV is the name "James"!
(see 'PREFACES' links now in rightside column)

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 10 of 32

Chapter 10 - "SIMPLICITY"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --



God's best gifts are the simplest, such as air and light and water and bread. So, in religion, the greatest things are unmixed love, pure humility, fixed obedience, a single eye to please God. A sunbeam refracted gives seven colors; that is complexity, which is the opposite of simplicity. The simple white light is infinitely more blessed and useful than the complex, colored rainbow. To be fond of complex things indicates childishness of taste. Complexity in religious life bespeaks a baby condition of moral nature. The more pure and advanced the mind is, the more it admires perfect simplicity in everything. Simplicity in the Christian Life is the state of transparency, unbiasedness; no mixedness in the desires or tempers or affections; oneness of motive, oneness of intention, where the conscience, desires, and will all flow one way in sweet agreement; where faith and hope and love exist without being mixed with their opposites of doubt and fear and hate.

But no definition of spiritual simplicity will satisfy the heart. The Holy Spirit, Who Is the God of simplicity, must reveal it to the eye of the soul. When the blessed Spirit softly unveils to all our inner perceptions the perfect simplicity of the Christ-life, the unmixedness, the unsullied transparency of God's Word and His inner Kingdom, there is a Holy charm and a sweet satisfaction to the mind beyond the expression of words. When all doubleness and tangled complexity of every sort is purged out of us, and when the Holy Spirit floods all our inner being with the same simplicity which is in Jesus, how it makes us love simplicity in everybody and in everything! We then have a keen appreciation of simplicity in character, manners, speech, worship, business. Anything extravagant, grand, pompous, puffy, stilted, far-fetched, loud, slangy, odd, smart, brilliant, or confused or complex, in experience, life, or expression, becomes very offensive. The soul that is living in sweet Oneness with Jesus will intuitively detect and recoil from everything that is mystical, shady, tricky or complicated. Such a soul abominates the secret lodges, the tricks of the trade, the keeping up of appearances, or anything subtle or selfish; it deals only with what is open, straightforward, and translucent. A person may have intellectual simplicity, which is the characteristic of all great minds, and yet, if he is not purified by the Holy Ghost, he will still be lacking in simplicity of moral nature. A person whose heart is rendered perfectly simple by the full indwelling of Christ will be inundated with simplicity in every other direction of mind, and manners and business.

Perfect simplicity of spirit is the heavenly shield against foolishness, fanciful forms of religious experience. When people fancy that they have found something startling and new, and profoundly hard to be understood, and transcendently fine in religion, it is always because they have left the old, eternal path of white simplicity and become tangled in Satanic fog. A soul that is possessed by the Holy Spirit seeks ever to live in an ocean of pure, tender love, and be full of good works; and it will instinctively avoid rush, unnatural, and over-strained views of religious life and duty. The Light the Holy Spirit pours into us is pure and white, not a red, startling aurora borealis; the visions of God He gives to us are lucid, wide calm, elevating, sweet, restful and loving, and not those complex, wild, and overstrained notions which are always indicative of fanaticism. The Holy Spirit will turn us into the simple, quiet, non-combative lamb, and not into some great, towering extraordinary giraffe. He will mold us into the lowly, uncomplaining, unostentatious dove, not into some enormous, far-famed albatross.

Thousands of people ruin their religious experience by forming fictitious and abnormal notions of advanced [extraordinary] experiences. They stretch and pray; strain after some unique, great, dazzling monstrosity of spiritual life, utterly outside of the mind that was in Jesus; and the devil is ever looking out to gratify such un-Scriptural desires with counterfeits of grace. They lose their dove-like simplicity, and are soon tangled up with all sorts of absurdities. The Bible reveals to us simplicity of desire --- "Thy face, Lord, will I seek..."; simplicity of the will --- "This one thing I do..."; simplicity of motive --- "Do all to the glory of God..."; simplicity of Guidance --- "Lead me in a plain path...", because the enemy is on the complex path. Let us ever seek a Jesus-like simplicity, not only in our experience, but also in work for Him; never attempting startling and brilliant things; never wittingly drawing notice to ourselves; never overtaxing ourselves with huge enterprises; never parading the feats we have done, or the extra things we are going to do.

Oh, for that perfect, guileless simplicity of heart and life which befits with equal grace an angel or an infant, and makes both of them feel at home with each other!

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:18
"A wicked man earns deceptive wages,
but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"Wounded for me! Wounded for me!
There on the Cross, He was Wounded for me!

Gone my transgressions, and now I am free,
All because Jesus was Wounded for me!"
--WG Ovens

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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Gal 6:2 Says the Law of Christ (of The Spirit) is Intercession!
("Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.")

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

Those who only believe what they UNDERSTAND, are bereft of God!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1025 - Boles?aw I the Brave was crowned in Gniezno and became the first King of Poland.

1775 Paul Revere began his ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming.

1906 - A major earthquake and subsequent fires devastated San Francisco, California.

1942 World War II: An air squadron of sixteen B-25 Mitchell bombers from the USS Hornet led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle raided Tokyo and other Japanese cities.

1945 American war correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed by Japanese gunfire on the Pacific island of Ie Shima, off Okinawa.

1946 The League of Nations went out of business.

1949 The Irish Republic was proclaimed.

1955 Physicist Albert Einstein died at age 76..

1956 Actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.

1978 The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 to turn the Panama Canal over to Panamanian control on Dec. 31, 1999.

1980 - Rhodesia became the Republic of Zimbabwe, with Canaan Banana as the country's first President.

1983 A suicide bomber killed 62 people, including 17 Americans, at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.

1996 - Israel Defense Forces shelled Qana, Lebanon during Operation Grapes of Wrath, killing over 100 civilians at a UN compound.



CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

85 Barbara Hale Actress
60 Hayley Mills Actress
59 James Woods Actor
52 Rick Moranis Actor
43 Conan O'Brien Talk show host


HISTORICAL MEMORIAL TRANSITIONS:

95 Leopold Stokowski 4/18/1882 - 9/13/1977 English-born American conductor
81 Clarence Darrow 4/18/1857 - 3/13/1938 American defense lawyer; represented Eugene V. Debs and John T. Scopes

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: an AUDIO READING (SHORT STORY) of the BBC - THE 'FINAL VOYAGE OF GULLIVER!' --- CHECK IT OUT! CLICK HERE:

Thanks to the BBC online for this program - check it out HERE
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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"No one is uesless in the world that lightens the burden of this world for anyone else!"
--Charles Dickens

(Gal 6:2 "Bear ye one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the LAW OF CHRIST!" -- Has there been even just ONE person you have helped to remember their Lord, Jesus Christ, and all that He has done for them, Pilgrim? - Then you are Beloved to God, if only for that!)

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

Tracking Transmission -
Deer tend to stay close to home, and that fact might help wildlife managers track a deadly disease. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Thank You for taking away the fear of death ('O death, where is thy sting?!').

Paul said that for him to die was GAIN! And so I do not fear even the shadow of the enemy (death), because You are surely WITH me!