Pilgrim's Path Daily

Friday, April 28, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy." 1 Cor 7:14

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

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MORNING

Behold the Lamb of God.

It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.--He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, . . . but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: . . . manifest in these last times for you, who by him do believe in God . . . that your faith and hope might be in God.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

JOHN. 1. 29. He. 10. 4-7.--Is. 53. 7.
1 Pe. 1. 18-21. Re. 5. 12.


EVENING


I will hope continually, and will yet praise
thee more and more.

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect.--Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.--The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.--I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion.--They rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.-- Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me.--Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.--Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

PSA. 71. 14. Phi. 3. 12.--He. 6. 1.
Pr. 4. 18. Ps. 116. 1, 2.--Ps. 34. 1. Ps. 65. 1.--
Re 4. 8.--Ps. 50. 23.--1 Th. 5. 16-18.--
Phi. 4. 4.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

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

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 4/28
"THE MAN THAT IS MY FELLOW"

Zech 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man [that is] my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

What a startling cry from the Lord of Hosts! Turn now and read Matthew 26 and 27 and you have before you the interpretation of this wonderful prophesy. "Smite the Shepherd", and He WAS smitten and the sheep were scattered. He is the Good Shepherd and He gave His Life for His sheep. He is "Jehovah's Fellow" --- His equal --- His Companion --- for "all that dwell upon the face of the earth shall worship Him!" (Rev 13:8) Do we recognize what it means to be a fellow-worker with "God's Fellow?"

Help us, Thou Mighty One, to lay at Thy blessed, pierced feet our all and do our best to glorify Thy name.
Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

CONVERSION:

Thank you Lord for Changing me inside, so that I now WANT to do Right!

I was never that way before I met You! And I also have Faith that You can Finish that Good-Work in me, which You began!

(1 The 5:24 "Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.")

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Data Sharing -
Next time you download a tune for your I Pod, wouldn't you rather share an MRI of a brain scan to help cure Alzheimer's? CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

I didn't believe it could ever happen to me! (just as it did!)

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

Nature's Engineers -
The beaver was likely the world’s first engineer. It took hundreds of thousands of years for humans to learn what this animal knew from the beginning. CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

WOW!

There's a word I don't use too much - it has become so trite. But there are a few things in this world that are simply 'larger than life', as they say. And the Grand canyon is one of them! If something of nature CAN take your breath away (GASP!) - this is it.

There are spiritual counterparts to these marvels of the physical world. They too can make us gasp. And they are as real and as hard to believe as anything natural. Miracles! And what's more - they are as common as they are Wonderful!

I am not sure why we have trouble with Miracles. I have been told that the best definition of a true Miracle is; "A direct, Divine interruption of God's Physical laws". I am not sure if I go along with that - but it will do. Even so - when was the last time you tried to stop swearing (when you had that nasty habit?) - or gossiping? - or any other attempt to really discipline your own tongue? Impossible, right?

A liar cannot stop lying without God's help. And anytime this happens, believe me - it is a Miracle! ANY genuine self-discipline is only possible with God's Help. And ALL Help from God is Miraculous! It MAY be that THE greatest Miracle of all is that God has Intervened to make it possible for mortals to actually BELIEVE Him! That is, FAITH! Living, Real, Trusting Faith MIGHT be God's Mightiest Miracle of all! Any wonder then, that it will be FOR THIS Christ will Return?

If you have been Born Again by God's Own Circumcision Hand (Christ) - if you can Hear His Voice and Obey His Will (by denying your self) - if you CAN DO this - then you have been MADE A BELIEVER by God! And THAT, friend, is a Miracle --- "WOW, MAN-ALIVE!"

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



THE HARBOR BELL


Our life is like a stormy sea
Swept by the gales of sin and grief,
While on the windward and the lee
Hang heavy clouds of unbelief;
But o’er the deep a call we hear,
Like harbor bell’s inviting voice;
It tells the lost that hope is near,
And bids the trembling soul rejoice.

Refrain

This way, this way, O heart oppressed,
So long by storm and tempest driv’n;
This way, this way, lo here is rest,
Rings out the harbor bell of Heav’n.

Refrain

O let us now the call obey,
And steer our bark for yonder shore,
Where still that voice directs the way,
In pleading tones forevermore;
A thousand life wrecks strew the sea;
They’re going down at every swell;
“Come unto Me, come unto Me,”
Rings out th’ assuring harbor bell.

Refrain

O tempted one, look up, be strong;
The promise of the Lord is sure,
That they shall sing the victor’s song,
Who faithful to the end endure;
God’s Holy Spirit comes to thee,
Of His abiding love to tell;
To blissful port, o’er stormy sea,
Calls Heav’n’s inviting harbor bell.

Refrain

Come, gracious Lord, and in Thy love
Conduct us o’er life’s stormy wave;
O guide us to the home above,
The blissful home beyond the grave;
There safe from rock, and storm, and flood,
Our song of praise shall never cease,
To Him Who bought us with His blood,
And brought us to the port of peace.

Refrain



Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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"One hour of worry will wear out more spiritual vitality than a whole week of work.
One minute of malice or jealousy or envy will hurt more than a drink of poison!"
-ABSimson

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 15 of 32

Chapter 15 - "THE DAILY CROSS"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




It is only after we have been crucified to the carnal nature that we can bear our daily cross in the true spirit of our Master. It is by the denial or death of sinful self that we enter the state of perfect obedience in which the daily trials and crosses can be borne in deep fellowship with Jesus. The very order of the words of our Savior seems to indicate the steps of experience. "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me." Here we have, first, crucifixion of the natural self-life; then the purified soul bearing its daily sufferings and hindrances, which brings it into constant walking and fellowship with Christ. It is this daily cross which leads the sanctified soul into a deeper death to self, according to its love and fervor of obedience. What is our daily cross? It is that one or more things which are unavoidable in our lives, and which produce suffering of body or mind or heart. It is that thing which in our poor judgment seems to hinder the easy flow of our religious life. Sometimes our cross may be composed of a combination of things, but as a general rule, it is some one instrument or cause of suffering to the soul. Were there no suffering of some kind involved, then there could be no cross at all, for the only thing in a cross is its pain. The outward form of the daily cross may change with years, or the same cross may continue till death; but in some form it abides. It is as impossible for the true saint not to have some cross as it is to walk in the sunshine without having shadow. The Holy Ghost gives us to understand plainly that the multitudes of jolly, ease-loving, and easy-going religionists, who bear no daily suffering with Jesus, are only sectarian-born religious bastards, and not really Kingdom-born souls. (see Heb 12:8) It is your daily cross that makes you weep more than any other thing; that sends you to frequent prayer; that leads you to ransack the promises; that makes you cry out, like Jesus, "Father why is this?"; that causes you to put both arms around the neck of your Savior in yearning love; that makes you sick of earth and self; that gives you wistful longings for heaven. Oh, precious old homely, daily cross, what deep, tender, far-reaching effects thou has wrought through all these prayer-paved years!

There is an hallucination about getting free from our daily cross which needs to be broken; it is a daydream worked up in our minds, a beautiful vision that hangs just ahead of us, that someday we will be rid of our cross, that we will have no painful annoyances, and that our feet can fly unimpeded toward heaven. Alas! that so many saints should get their eyes set on this will-o'-the-wisp dream. If you want deep union with Jesus, getting rid of your cross is the very thing to defeat it! There is a better victory than freedom from the daily instrument of pain, and that is to pass into the ocean-depth of the Christ-life where every trial can be borne in exactly the same spirit that Jesus bore. Boundless, tender love is the condition for triumphant bearing of our daily cross. When our cross has driven us so deep into the warm ocean-heart of Jesus that we are kept melted and flooded with quiet, lowly, tender, yearning love for God and His Kingdom, then the cross will have proved its own balsam, and then every trial will be fuel to the flame of love. To love the cross is understood by only a few Christians. People fancy it means loving the cross on which Christ died. No; it means loving that very cross in our lives that drives us into deep one- ness with Christ; it is to meekly, patiently, lovingly embrace to our inner heart the very principal of self-abnegation and self-nothingness. It is often the case that devout Romanists wear hair-cloth and iron or knotted cords next to their skin. All that is too superficial; it does not enter deep enough. Jesus did no such foolish thing. To bear our daily trial as Jesus did, we must take it into our very hearts love, and bear it meekly, quietly, lovingly, as unto God, and not to man.

How long it takes to accept our daily trial as a gift direct from the hands of our Lord! His eyes are on us; He notices our inner feelings, thoughts, and choices as to our cross. The spirit in which we bear our trials here will mark the grade of our standing in the world to come. It is persevering prayer that we get on the sunny side of every sorrow, and on the triumphant side of every trial.

It is the sharp grain of sand cutting its way into the oyster that is enveloped with the life- juices of the creature and turned into a pearl; so our daily cross, cutting its way into our life's core by being folded round and round with many tears and loving prayers, becomes in our souls the very pearl of Christ-likeness, and more valuable than all our chosen blessings. The Holy Ghost can reveal to us the very disposition in which Jesus bore His daily trials, and when we bear ours in the same spirit, then indeed do we have fellowship with Him!

If it does not please our Father to remove our trials, it is because He wants us to seek and receive an overflow of tender love that will bear us on over and through the trials and in spite of them. Pure, limitless love is the only true victory over trial. Intense love for Jesus is the only water that can make our thorny cross ripen its fruit; so do not cut down your cross, but water it with more love and prayer, and wait for its golden apples.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:23
"The desire of the righteous ends only in good;
the expectation of the wicked in wrath."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

GREAT AUDIO-SERMONS (Various Speakers)

Lance Lambert preaches on 'Living Faith: The Cross' -
Texts: ROM 6:3-12, GAL 2:20, COL 2:20-23 - a difficult instruction on the 'Deeper Life in-Christ'.
(Please note, I do not believe this man has been Shown by God Christ's Word and Meaning, "DAILY!", in Lk 9:23)

(Good sound quality. - MP3 audio - 80 minutes long)

Thanks to CHRISTIAN TAPE MINISTRY for this online service.

DAILY POEM

"We shall do so much in the years to come,
but what did we do today?
We shall give our gold in a princely sum,
but what did we give today?

We shall lift the heart and shall dry the tear,
we shall plant a hope in the place of fear,
we sall speak the words of love and cheer,
but what did we speak today?

We shall be so kind in the afterwhile,
but what have we done today?
We shall bring to each lonely life a smile,
but what have we brought today?

We shall give the truth a far grander birth,
and to steadfast faith a much deeper worth,
we shall feed the hungering souls of earth,
but whom have we fed today?

We shall reap such joys in the 'bye-n-bye',
but what have we sown today?
We shall build us mansions up in the sky,
but what have we built today?

O how sweet it is in fond dreams to bask,
but right here and now we must do our task,
Yes, this is the thing our souls must ask,
what have we done TODAY?"

-Anonymous

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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Greener grass Damned Angels!

(1 Pt 1:12 "Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into." -

Jude 1:6 "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.")

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

Since when did the word "Creation" become PAST tense?

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1192 Third Crusade: Conrad of Montferrat, the elected King of Jerusalem, was assassinated by the Hashshashin.

1758 James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, was born in Virginia.

1788 Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1789 The crew of the British ship Bounty mutineed, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.

1937 Saddam Hussein was born near the desert town of Tikrit, Iraq.

1945 Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed.

1952 War with Japan officially ended as a treaty that had been signed by the United States and 47 other countries took effect. Japan was once again an independent state, when the Treaty of San Francisco entered into force.

1967 Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.

1969 French President Charles de Gaulle resigned.

1980 President Jimmy Carter accepted the resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, who had opposed the failed rescue mission aimed at freeing American hostages in Iran.

1986 The Soviet Union informed the world of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, two days after it happened.

1988 The roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 peeled back during a flight from Hilo to Honolulu, killing a flight attendant and injuring 61 people.

1990 The musical ''A Chorus Line'' closed after 6,137 performances on Broadway.

1992 The Agriculture Department unveiled a pyramid-shaped recommended diet chart.

1994 Former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had betrayed U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then Russia, pleaded guilty to espionage and tax evasion, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

1996 President Bill Clinton gave 4 1/2 hours of videotaped testimony as a defense witness in the criminal trial of his former Whitewater business partners.

1996 A spree shooter in the Port Arthur Massacre killed 35 people, and seriously injured 37 in Tasmania, Australia.


CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:


65 Ann-Margret Singer-actress
56 Jay Leno Talk show host
53 Mary McDonnell Actress
32 Penelope Cruz Actress

HISTORICAL MEMORIAL TRANSITIONS:

76 Lionel Barrymore 4/28/1878 - 11/15/1954 Actor
73 James Monroe 4/28/1758 - 7/4/1831 5th president of the United States (1817-25)

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

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: A BBC-RADIO COMEDY - 'Dead Souls', by Nikolay Gogol, starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap. 1/2. Charmer Chichikov arrives in town with his narrator in tow, and starts touting for dead souls.

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Thanks to the BBC UK for this clip.

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"I love to live on the brink of eternity."
-David Brainerd

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

Turtles in Trouble -
Scientists say green sea turtles are too popular in Nicaragua. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Lord I thnk You that - for a Christian - death is not the END of anything, but this mortal 'veil of tears'.
Thank You also for showing me Christ in a few of my Brothers & Sisters (Brethren).