Pilgrim's Path Daily

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ," 1 Thes 5:8-9

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

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MORNING


Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the
door of the sheep.

T HE veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.--Christ . . . hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.--The way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing.

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.--Through him we . . . have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.--Having, . . . boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh.--We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

JOHN. 10. 7. Mat. 27. 51.--1 Pe. 3. 18.--
He. 9. 8. John 10. 9. John 14. 6.--
Ep. 2. 18, 19.--He. 10. 19, 20.--Ro. 5. 1, 2.


EVENING

His word was in mine heart as a burning
fire shut up in my bones, and I was
weary with forbearing, and I could
not stay.

N ECESSITY is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.--They called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, . . . We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.--The love of Christ constraineth us.

I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth. . . . Thou wicked and slothful servant, . . . thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

Go . . . to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee.


JER. 20. 9. 1 Co. 9. 16, 18.--Ac. 4. 18-20.--
2 Co. 5. 14. Mat. 25. 25-27. Mar. 5. 19.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

DAILY THANKSGIVING

CHANGE:
Lord, thank you that we CAN Change! It would be a horrible thing if we were doomed to remain as we are!

Thank You for the Repentance You Purchased & Provided at the expense of Your Very Blood - that we might Hear&Believe, Look&Live and Behold&Change!

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Artificial Retina -
Relief may be in sight for the more than one million Americans who suffer from retinal degeneration disease -- MARC the bionic eye. CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

(To myself:) 'I'm such a failure - a good-for-nothing! I'll never amount to ANYTHING!' "

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."

FOTO TOTO?

Apprehension!

Baby's first haircut - every barber KNOWS that look! Scared to death! Oh, GARSH!, what's going to happen to me NOW?!?!

There is an element of fear in both anxiety and apprehension. That may be why they are both sin for us Believers. And why Christ warned so vehemently and often about their deleterious effects on the moral character of God's Children.

God knows best. And either God is Leading, or we are lost anyway! In either case, God knows that we MUST Learn to Trust Him - or we CANNOT Obey Him. And not to obey God is SUICIDE!

Our anxieties and misapprehensions betray our distrust of God - and His Providential Power in our life. And too, it is a great disloyalty, Personally, to our Lord and King, Jesus Christ!

Ask God to help you get OVER this 'self' in you - which will not Trust & Obey. He will. But then WATCH and PRAY, Pilgrim! Because just HOW God Demonstrates His Trustworthiness is always enough to make true Believers out of almost ANYONE!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



ABIDE WITH ME

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word;
But as Thou dwell’st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings,
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea—
Come, Friend of sinners, and thus bide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile;
And, though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee,
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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We Hear God to Believe, & See Christ to be Changed!

Ro10:17 "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." -
2 Cor 3:18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord (Jesus Christ), are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 11 of 32

Chapter 11 - "LOQUACITY (Excessive Verbalism)"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




Talkativeness is utterly ruinous to deep spirituality. The very life of our spirits passes out in our speech, and hence all superfluous talk is a wast of the vital forces of the heart. In fruit- growing, it often happens that excessive blossoming prevents a good crop, and often prevents fruit altogether; and by so much loquacity the soul runs wild in word-bloom, and bears no fruit. I am not speaking of sinners, nor of legitimate testimony for Jesus, but of that incessant loquacity of spiritual persons, of the professors of purifying grace. It is one of the greatest hindrances to deep, solid union with God. Notice how people will tell the same thing over and over; how insignificant trifles are magnified by a word of words; how things that should be buried are dragged out into gossip; how a worthless, nonessential is argued and disputed over; how the solemn, deep things of the Holy Spirit are talked of in a light, rattling manner; until one who has the real baptism of divine silence in his heart feels he must unceremoniously tear himself away to some lonely room or forest, where one can gather up the fragments of his mind, and rest in God. Not only do we need cleansing from sin, but our natural human spirit needs a radical death to its noise and activity and wordiness. See the devil effects so much talk.

First, it dissipates the spiritual power. The thought and feelings of the soul are like powder and steam --- the more they are condensed, the greater their power. The steam that, if properly compressed, would drive a train forty miles an hour, if allowed too much expanse, would not move it an inch; and so the true unction of the heart, if expressed in a few Holy Ghost selected words, will sink into minds and remain forever, but if dissipated in any rambling conversation, is likely to be of no profit.

Second, it is a waste of time. If the hours spent in useless conversation were spent in secret prayer, or deep reading, we would soon reach a region of soul-life and divine Peace beyond our present dreams.

Third, loquacity will inevitably lead to saying unwise, or unpleasant, or unprofitable things. In religious conversation, we soon churn up all the cream our souls have in them, and the rest of our talk is pale skim milk, till we get alone with God and feed on His green pasture until the cream rises again. The Holy Spirit Warns us that, "in multitude of words there lacketh not sin!" It is impossible for even the best of saints to talk beyond a certain point without saying something unkind, or severe, or foolish, or erroneous. We must settle this personally. If others are noisy and gabby, I must determine to live in constant quietness and humility of heart; I must guard my speech as a sentinel does a fortress, and with all respect for others, I must many a time cease from conversation or withdraw from company to enter into deep Communion -WITH- my Precious Lord. The cure for loquacity must be from within; sometimes by an interior furnace of suffering that burns out the excessive effervescence of the mind, or by an overmastering Revelation to the soul of the awful majesties of God and eternity, which puts an everlasting hush upon the natural faculties. To Walk in the Spirit, we must avoid talking for talk's sake, or merely to entertain. To speak effectively, we must speak in God's appointed time and in harmony with the Indwelling Holy Spirit.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:19
"He who is steadfast in righteousness will live,
but he who pursues evil will die"

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

GREAT AUDIO-SERMONS (Various Speakers)

Stephen Kaung expamines the 'carnal Christianity' (lukewarmness, imaturity) of the Corinthians - their strife, contention and biter division!

(1 Cor 1:6-8, etc - MP3 audio): '1 Corinthians - Symptoms of the Carnal Life'

Thanks to SERMONINDEX NET for this online service.

DAILY POEM

"Be quiet! Why this anxious heat about thy tangled ways?
God knows them all - He giveth speed, and He always delays!

Tis good for thee to walk by faith and not by sight - take it on trust a little while,
Soon shalt thou read the Mystery aright, in the full sunshine of His smile!"
--Anonymous

(In times of uncertainty, wait, always - if you have any doubt wait - do not force yourself into any action. If you have a restraint or a check in your spirit, wait until it is clear - and do not go against it!)
--Anonymous

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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God often Leads into a trap - only to Deliver us!

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

When God Says KNOWLEDGE, He doesn't mean 'science'!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1713 Emperor Charles VI issued the Pragmatic Sanction to ensure his daughter Maria Theresa would inherit the Habsburg monarchy.

1775 The American Revolutionary War began with the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

1839 The signing of the Treaty of London formally recognised Belgian independence from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.

1897 The first Boston Marathon was run.

1933 The United States went off the gold standard.

1943 Tens of thousands of Jews living in the Warsaw Ghetto began an uprising against Nazi forces.

1951 Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his command by President Harry S. Truman, bid farewell to Congress, quoting a line from a ballad: ''Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.''

1971 The first space station, Salyut 1, was launched.

1989 A white female jogger in New York's Central Park was brutally beaten and raped. Five black and Hispanic teenagers were convicted and sent to prison. But the convictions were overturned in 2003 after a serial rapist confessed and DNA evidence tied him to the crime.

1993 A 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended when fire destroyed the structure after federal agents smashed their way in. Dozens of people, including sect leader David Koresh, were killed.

1993 South Dakota Gov. George S. Mickelson died in a plane crash in Iowa.

1994 A Los Angeles jury awarded $3.8 million to beaten motorist Rodney King.

1995 Oklahoma City bombing: A car bomb was detonated in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing 168 people.


CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:


81 Hugh O'Brian Actor
69 Elinor Donahue Actress (''Father Knows Best'')
60 Tim Curry Actor
38 Ashley Judd Actress

HISTORICAL MEMORIAL TRANSITIONS:

54 Eliot Ness 4/19/1903 - 5/16/1957 American crime fighter; headed the "Untouchables" in Chicago
34 Jayne Mansfield 4/19/1933 - 6/29/1967 American motion picture actress

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: a VIDEO LECTURE (Streaming, RealAudio, duration 55:00) on the so-called "Ig-Nobel" Prizes -

Marc Abrahams, editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research and father of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, shows us how science can make you laugh and make you think. - Humorous AND informative! ---

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Thanks to the NPR online for this program - check it out HERE

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

“We Christians too often substitute prayer for playing the game. Prayer is good; but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is nothing but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism...

To your knees, man! and to your Bible! Decide at once! Don't hedge! Time flies! Cease your insults to God, quit consulting flesh and blood. Stop your lame, lying, and cowardly excuses. Enlist! "

--CT Studd

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

Unearthing Hurricanes -
Digging in wetlands unearths records of history's hurricanes. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

I ask You Lord to keep me CLOSE to you -
even as I walk through my carnal mortality - AND - its End, death.