Pilgrim's Path Daily

Monday, April 24, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." Isa 41:13

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

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MORNING

The LORD visited Sarah as he had said,
and the LORD did unto Sarah as he
had spoken.

T RUST in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.--David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.--God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.--I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.--There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

He is faithful that promised.--Hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?--Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.--The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

GEN. 21. 1. Ps. 62. 8.--1 Sa. 30. 6.--
Ge. 50. 24.--Ac. 7. 34, 36.--Jos. 21. 45.
He. 10. 23.--Nu. 23. 19.--Mat. 24. 35.--
Is. 40. 8.


EVENING

The eyes of all wait upon thee.

H E giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.--The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.--Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.

The same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.--Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God.

The LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.--And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.--If we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

PSA. 145. 15. Ac. 17. 25.--Ps. 145. 9.--
Mat. 6. 26. Ro. 10. 12. Ps. 121. 1.--
Ps. 123. 2. Is. 30. 18.--Is. 25. 9.--Ro. 8. 25.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES - (365 Bible Names & Titles for God)

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 4/24
"A STRONGHOLD"

Nahu 1:7 The LORD (is) good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. {strong hold: or, strength}

He is good to "them that wait for Him." (Lam 3:25) He is good to them that trust Him. (Ps 37:3) He is good to them that acknowledge Him. (Pr 3:6) He is our Strength in every time of trouble. He is empowered with wisdom for every emergency. We are safe in His Stronghold, which is Himself. He loves to cover us with His wings. Rest in the Lord. Nestle close to Him. Pour out to Him your heart's desires. Never doubt, always believe.

Oh Thou "Stronghold", hold us fast in Thine own arms of love and may we abide in Thee by faith! Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

Ps 100:4
"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name."

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Internet Telescope -
On the dark side of cyberspace, worms roam free and the spam flies thick. Hackers beware! The network telescope is watching! CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

(To the sergeant of the guard when he caught me sleeping while on guard-duty:) -- '......... A-men!' (as I opened my eyes)

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

Mates for Life -
Most birds pair up only long enough to raise young for a single season. But others remain together and make a commitment for life. CLICK HERE


For the archive page, -- CLICK HERE

FOTO TOTO?

Double-mindedness!

My definition of double-mindedness has always been, 'Both legs going off in opposite directions - at the same time! - OUCH!'. Ha! (Talk about a house divided against itself!)

James makes it clear we are not to expect anything from God if ... if we approach Him in a half-hearted way - insincere. Yet this is exactly how most do. And then they whine & complain, and wonder why their prayers are never 'answered' (as if God is to blame!).

What may be humorous in this snapshot, nevertheless, illustrates just how foolish it is not to BELIEVE God! Why do we do it? Because we either do not actually KNOW Him (and just WHO He really Is!), or we have forgotten Whose WE actually Are! We were Bought, after all, with a Price - That Very Blood of God in-Christ!

Can someone please say, 'Pull yourself together, man!' - SHEESH!

Let's all try to keep just Whom it is GOD SAYS we Now Are - in Jesus Christ! And then BELIEVE HIM!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



GIVE ME A NEW, A PERFECT HEART

Give me a new, a perfect heart,
From doubt, and fear, and sorrow free;
The mind which was in Christ impart,
And let my spirit cleave to Thee.

O take this heart of stone away!
Thy sway it doth not, cannot own;
In me no longer let it stay;
O take away this heart of stone!

Cause me to walk in Christ my Way;
And I Thy statutes shall fulfill,
In every point Thy law obey,
And perfectly perform Thy will.

Within me Thy good Spirit place,
Spirit of health, and love, and power;
Plant in me Thy victorious grace,
And sin shall never enter more.

O that I now, from sin released,
Thy Word may to the utmost prove!
Enter into the promised rest,
The Canaan of Thy perfect love.

Now let me gain perfection’s height;
Now let me into nothing fall,
Be less than nothing in Thy sight,
And feel that Christ is all in all.


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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We are not to *Save souls*! --Oswald Chambers
("Our work is not to save souls, but to disciple them.")

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 14 of 32

Chapter 14 - "BENEFITS OF TEMPTATION"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




Grace has to work a great many miracles in us before we get far enough along to heartily sanction the words of St. James, to "count it all joy when we fall into divers temptations." But there is a place of such victory and union with Christ that the soul can really find a source of joy from every trial and temptation through which it has gone. It is almost impossible for us to see any benefits of being tempted while we are passing through them; the sensibilities are so pierced by fiery darts, the mind is so distracted by evil suggestions, the will is so beset with opposite motives, the rattle of spiritual musketry and smoke of battle obscures the vision from seeing any blessing likely to come out of it. Nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them who are properly exercised thereby. Among the benefits of being tried by temptation, we may mention the following:

1..... Resisting any given evil to which the soul is tempted will induce an increased hatred of that sin. The very habit of fighting any particular sin will form a habit of loathing for that sin. It is watched as an old and bitter foe. In long and bitter feuds between families there is not only hatred for the principal agents, but hatred for their children, their relatives, their property. So the persistent fight against some old ruling passion, some old besetting sin, arouses in the soul a universal revenge, not only against the old sin itself, but against all its family relatives, and a jealous hatred to all the insidious steps that lead to that sin. The holiest saints in all ages have been those who were the most sorely tempted. Surely it is a great blessing to loath sin, and a still greater blessing to loath that particular sin that has done us the most damage. It is God's design that we shall have the most perfect victory on the very points where we have been the weakest. This requires a limitless crucifixion of self and a complete possession by the Holy Ghost. But it can be done, and has been done, in thousands of cases. And such victory has been brought about by awful temptations to some sin which developed a boundless, unrelenting hatred for that sin.

2..... Temptation drives us to a deep, serious study of ourselves; it makes us take ourselves all to pieces, to analyze our affections, our wills, our motives, our propensities; it makes us search the quality of our actions, thoughts, words; it makes us scrutinize our real chances for heaven or hell; it makes us dig in solitude to the very secret foundation of our character. Temptation compels us to study the awful nature of sin; it makes us trace the danger of wrong-affections, of evil thoughts, of improper words; it opens our eyes to see the hell-fire that stealthily sleeps in so-called "little sins". To be thoroughly tempted is the pathway to a thorough knowledge of ourselves and of the malignity of sin.

3..... Temptation makes us see our true nothingness and weakness. It withers our cleverness, cauterizes our smartness, teaches us true humiliation and self-abasement. It clips the rattling talkativeness from our tongues, gives us a real, healthy hatred of ourselves, and shows us our demerit in a strong light. It leads us to patient endurance. When we are first tempted, we chafe and fret; when it comes back still stronger, we whimper and whine; the next time, we try to fight the devil with our fist, we bluster with our will-power against being so assaulted; at the next time, we break down and cry like a child whose Sunday clothes have been bespattered by a bad boy; then we wonder what we shall do; then we half despair of getting complete victory; at last we quiver long-sufferingly in the hand of God, and patiently look to Jesus as an afflicted child looks to its mother's face while its wound is being dressed. But for these sever temptations, the soul would go skipping along, gloating over its own pretty piety, full of self- admiration. As a sever case of small-pox will prevent a pretty face from standing before a mirror, so terrible temptations prevent holy souls from admiring their own graces.

4..... Temptation leads us into real heart-felt sympathy and compassion for others. It takes deep trials to soften and widen the sympathies. Every tree has it special parasites to attack it, and it does seem that severity is the special parasite that fastens itself onto religion in a human soul. If a cold, condemnatory saint is put through an unexplainable conflict of soul that makes him roll on the floor in agony for hours at a time, while his body is wet with perspiration, when he comes out of that sulphur bath, if he comes out on the Christian side, there will be a tenderness in his judgment and a broadness in his compassion which no camp-meeting hallelujahs could ever impart.

Blessed are they that endure temptation till not only sinful self is purged out, but till the last form of righteous self is gone, and the soul is taken out of it furnaces into a SuperNatural embrace of the Holy Spirit.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:22
"Like a gold ring in a swine's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

GREAT AUDIO-SERMONS (Various Speakers)

A. W. Tozer preaches on true Conviction and Repentance (Divine healing) - and Jesus' Healing the man at Siloam.

(Sound quality poor-ish, but worth it. - MP3 audio - 88 minutes long)

Thanks to SERMONINDEX NET for this online service.

DAILY POEM

"O church of Christ, behold at last
The promised Sign appear,--
The Gospel preached in all the world;
And lo! the King draws near.

He shall reign from sea to sea;
When He girds on His conquering Sword,
All the ends of the Earth shall see
The Salvation of our God.

With girded loins, make haste! Make haste!
Thy witness to complete,
That Christ may take His Throne and bring
All nations to His feet.

And thou, O Israel, long in dust,
Arise, and come away!
See how the Sun of Righteousness
Sheds forth the beams of day.

Thy scattered sons are gath'ring home,
The fig-tree buds again;
A little while and David's Son
On David's throne shall reign.

Then sing aloud, O Pilgrim Church,
Brief conflict yet remains,
And then Immanuel descends
To bind thy foe in chains."

-A. J. Gordon "For Each New Day" (1836-1895)

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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Faith is the Proof of the Eternal Beyond (Resurrection) Heb11:1
Faith Rests while God Works!
(Ps37:5 "Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.")

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

If God ever Held His Breath, your life would vanish; ...Poof!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1792 The French national anthem, ''La Marseillaise,'' was composed by Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

1800 The U.S. Library of Congress was founded.

1877 Federal troops were ordered out of New Orleans, ending the North's post-Civil War rule in the South.

1915 The Ottoman Turkish Empire began a mass deportation of Armenians during World War I.

1916 The Easter uprising, led by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, began when some 1,600 Irish nationalists seized several key sites in Dublin.

1953 British statesman Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

1962 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved the first satellite relay of a television signal, between Camp Parks, Calif., and Westford, Mass.

1967 The Soyuz 1 spacecraft crashed in Siberia, killing cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov.

1968 Leftist students at Columbia University in New York City began a weeklong occupation of several campus buildings.

1980 The United States launched 'Operation Eagle Claw', an abortive attempt to free the American hostages in Iran; eight U.S. servicemen died.

1990 The Hubble Space Telescope was launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery in mission

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

72 Shirley MacLaine Actress
64 Barbra Streisand Singer-actress


HISTORICAL MEMORIAL TRANSITIONS:

79 St. Vincent De Paul 4/24/1581 - 9/27/1660 French founder of the Congregation of the Mission
93 Willem de Kooning 4/24/1904 - 3/19/1997 Dutch-born American painter
40 William Joyce 4/24/1906 - 1/3/1946 English propagandist for Germany during World War II (aka Lord Haw Haw)

THE HISTORY CHANNEL'S (comercial) VIDEO FOR THIS DATE

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: Amateur VIDEO of the 'Giant Iguassu Falls' - on the Argentina/Brazil border -puts Niagra to shame!

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Thanks to YOUTUBE.COM for this video clip.

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Discouragement is the very opposite of presumption.
If Satan has tempted the soul in presumption, he then opens the artillery of discouragement;
and thus he attacks the soul, not only to make it sin, but with the counterpart, to keep it in sin!" --GDWatson

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Water -
Disappearing ducks make headlines, but threats to thousands of other plants and animals go largely unnoticed. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Thank you Lord for the encouragement you sent me today - I needed it!
And Lord, thank you, too, that it is still all RIGHT between me and You -
that we are yet related! I Love you, Lord!