Pilgrim's Path Daily

Monday, May 01, 2006



** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine." Isa 43:1



The fruit of the Spirit is peace.

To be spiritually minded is life and peace.

God hath called us to peace.--Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.--The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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.--Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

The work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.--Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Great peace have they which love thy law.

GAL. 5. 22. Ro. 8. 6. 1 Co. 7. 15.--
John 14. 27.--Ro. 15. 13. 2 Ti. 1. 12.--
Is. 26. 3. Is. 32. 17, 18.--Pr. 1. 33.
Ps. 119. 165.


Jehovahshammah. (The LORD is there.)

Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

I saw no temple: . . . for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple. The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.--Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.--Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.--There shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him.

EZE. 48. 35. Re. 21. 3. Re 21. 22, 23.
Ps. 17. 15.--Ps. 73. 25. Joel 3. 20, 21.--
Zec. 2. 10.--Re. 22. 3.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

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


Mala 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Here is an answer to the last verse of the second chapter; "Where is the God of judgment?" He will come in due season. He will come "as a thief" (1Th 5:2) bringing the message of judgment for those who have rejected the demands of His Law, and who have refused to receive Him, believe Him, acknowledge Him, follow Him and serve Him by spreading the Good News of salvation through faith in the crucified, risen Christ, the Son of God. What a Covenant! What a Messenger! And what an eternal joy awaits those who DO receive Him and obey His call!

Thou Messenger of the Covenant, we acknowledge Thy Message to us, and worship Thee. Amen.



Lord I don't like trials & vexations - and I don't usually deal well with them.

But I know that You can and do Orchestrate all my steps, and Approve all my circumstances - so please help me to learn to keep sweet in-the-midst - no matter what.

And thank You for these Trials that Prove and Perfect my Faith.

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Every Seat a Sweet Spot -
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Why are things always happening to me - anyway?! 'It's always SOMETHING!'

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

Ancient Redwoods -
Some California inhabitants were growing before Columbus came to America, before Gutenberg invented the printing press, even before Egypt's pyramids were built. CLICK HERE

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There ARE things in this mortal life which are quiet, peaceful, even serene. Not ALL things are in chaotic flux.

"Contentment with Godliness is great (spiritual) GAIN!", the apostle writes. And there is an art to being content, too. Inner peace has as much to do with emotional balance as it does with any lack of upheaval. After all, God CAN make us okay with any circumstance, if we will let Him.

Man may be the only animal on earth that tends to create its own turmoil. You'd never catch that cow, munching away on that foggy sod, worrying about where its next meal was coming from - or what to wear to the next herd-gathering.

Jesus intended us all to work WITH our Father in Heaven - not faunch at the bit, or chafe at the yoke. Jesus Worked WITH His Father - not against Him. They 'pulled' together.

Lord, help us to learn Your secrets of a quieter, more serene, calm and peaceful life.



Wake, awake, for night is flying;
The watchmen on the heights are crying:
Awake, Jerusalem, at last!
Midnight hears the welcome voices
And at the thrilling cry rejoices;
Come forth, ye virgins, night is past;
The Bridegroom comes, awake;
Your lamps with gladness take;
Alleluia! And for His marriage feast prepare
For ye must go and meet Him there.

Zion hears the watchmen singing,
And all her heart with joy is springing;
She wakes, she rises from her gloom;
For her Lord comes down all glorious,
The strong in grace, in truth victorious.
Her Star is risen, her Light is come.
Ah come, Thou blessèd One, God’s own belovèd Son:
Alleluia! We follow till the halls we see
Where Thou hast bid us sup with Thee.

Now let all the heavens adore Thee,
And saints and angels sing before Thee,
With harp and cymbal’s clearest tone;
Of one pearl each shining portal,
Where we are with the choir immortal
Of angels round Thy dazzling throne;
Nor eye hath seen, nor ear hath yet attained to hear
What there is ours, but we rejoice and sing to Thee
Our hymn of joy eternally.

Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 17 of 32

Chapter 17 - "ALONE WITH GOD"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --

Over and over, deeper and deeper, do we have to learn the meaning of God's Words, until the faint perceptions we first had of them seem as dewdrops compared with the fathomless ocean we find in them at the last. "And he was left alone, and there wrestled a man with him till the break of day." All elect souls pass many times this station of aloneness with God, and they find that the wrestling always lasts till the breaking of day.

We have to be alone with God in finding personal salvation. Others may be used as instruments in bringing conviction, light, help in various ways; but there comes a crisis, both in the work of regeneration and of sanctification, in which the soul must be detached from others, and deal only with God. How utterly impertinent are human words in such a crisis! We must meet our Jesus singly; we must apprehend Him for ourself; He must speak to us with His own voice. In such an hour we gaze on the salvation promises, such as, "Thy sins will be forgiven thee," or, "I will, be thou clean;" but the words on paper need to be imparted into our consciousness, and to effect this, they must be respoken into us by the Holy Ghost. No true soul will be satisfied with an inference of salvation, or a dead legal imputation of holiness, or the opinions of others as to our state; nothing less than God alone pouring His assurance into our spirits will answer.

The dear Redeemer who loved us from eternity, and "formed us for Himself," will not leave the pining soul to the second-handed tinkering of others; He will closet us -WITH- Himself {"shut-up unto God!"}, and re-speak into us those living words out of His Book that have been spoken to seeking souls in every generation of the world. God longs to give each of us a perfect personal assurance of His perfect salvation. We must be alone with God in the matter of suffering. The One who loves us best fits the furnace to our frame, and never once duplicates the pattern for any other soul. There are innumerable degrees of suffering among God's chosen ones, yet in each case it is unique and personal. The ingredients of suffering are of infinite variety in kind and mixture, but the end to be accomplished is the same. God will not allow us to pick our crosses, or to exchange them with our neighbor. Oftentimes our chief cross is born with us into the world, and stays with us through all vicissitudes of life, and all the operations of grace, till we have washed it thousands of times with our tears, till at last, conquered and mellowed and sweetened into utter tenderness of spirit, we smile upon the rough old instrument, and praise God for all its painfulness to us. Some forms of suffering have the community feature in them, and can be shared by others; but our very choicest sufferings, those that accomplish God's individual purpose in us, those that most thoroughly test us and unite us to His will, these are private property, into which no other ever enters but our sympathizing Jesus. "I will lead the blind in a way they have not known." The Lord selects for each of us those crucifixions which will most perfectly mortify us, and reduce us to our lone nothingness. In the earlier stages of deep interior suffering we foolishly fly to some chosen creatures for sympathy and help; but in taking our soul-sorrows to earthly friends, we are apt to find one of three results --- either God permits them to be cold and uninterested in us, or we find them loaded with woes of their own, or else they do us more harm than good by superficial, or fanatical, or unheavenly words. Our sufferings should lead to four things --- to detach us from creature- comforts by driving us to bury our souls deep in the bosom of God; next, to take Jesus in as a partner of our pains, that "in all our afflictions He was afflicted;" next, recognize the presence of God in every step of our trials; and fourthly, that we be so thoroughly softened by our sufferings as to have an unlimited tenderness for all other sufferers of every kind. The very best and most fruitful of our mortifications are those in which God locks us in alone with Himself, and thereby saturates us with the Holy Spirit. In matters of divine guidance and spiritual understanding, God often hems us in alone with Himself, and deals with us and reveals His will to us in ways and things that our friends can have no comprehension of. When we are not in communion with God, He will lead us by secondary agents; but the closer we enter into union -WITH- Him, the more directly and exclusively He guides by His Spirit.

If we walk in constant fellowship -WITH- the Spirit, we will have illuminations into providence and duty for ourselves personally, which our best friends may not always see. "He knoweth the way that I take, and when I am tried I shall come forth as Gold." (Job 23:10) God always has some child passing through the experience of these words. How little other people understand of the real inner life we are living! Those who think they know us so well, and can give us volumes of advice, often know us very little. The best of saints misunderstand our faults, just as the ungodly misunderstand our graces. God will find a thousand ways to detach us from creatures and to wed us to Himself alone, for He is determined that no one else shall be our God! No human being on earth, even the best of saints, can be any real benefit to me in love or comfort or counsel, except as they are the channels of God to me; whatever they give me out of their own human nature will soon prove poison to my real well-being. There is not one atom of balm in the universe except from Jesus. When God truly leads along any given path, the outcome will evidence it to be of Him, however queer or wrong it may seem to many who are wise and prudent. As Faber sings:

"Ill that He blesses is most good,

And unblest good is ill,

And all is right that seems most wrong,

If it be His sweet Will."


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Pr 11:25
"A liberal (generous) man will be enriched,
and one who waters (nourishes) will himself be watered (refreshed)."



"Art thou in misery, brother? Then I pray be comforted. Thy grief will pass away.

"Art thou elated? Ah, be not so gay; temper thy joy: this, too, shall pass away!

"Art thou in danger? Still let reason sway, and cling to hope: this, too, shall pass away.

"Tempted art thou? In all thine anguish lay one truth to heart: this, too, shall pass away.

"Do rays of loftier glory round thee play? King-like art thou? This, too, shall pass away!

"What'er thou art, where'er thy footsteps stray, heed these wise words: 'This, too, shall pass away!'"

--Paul Hamilton Hayne


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A Vision of God is never devotion to a cause or issue.
Heb 11:27 "By faith Moses forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: --> for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible."


Wolves are never confused about who's for dinner!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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On this date in:

1786 The Marriage of Figaro, an opera buffa composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna.

1840 The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, was issued in the United Kingdom.

1893 The World's Columbian Exposition, a World's Fair to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus, opened in Chicago, United States.

1931 The Empire State Building, at the time the tallest building in the world, opened in New York City.

1941 Citizen Kane, a widely acclaimed film by Orson Welles, premiered.

1948 The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was proclaimed.

1960 Bombay State, India was partitioned into Gujarat and Maharashtra along linguistic lines.

1967 Anastasio Somoza Debayle became president of Nicaragua.

1967 Singer Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.

1971 Amtrak, which combined and streamlined the operations of 18 intercity passenger railroads, went into service.


90 Glenn Ford Actor
81 Scott Carpenter Former astronaut
77 Sonny James Country singer
67 Judy Collins Folk singer
61 Rita Coolidge Singer


60 Winthrop Rockefeller 5/1/1912 - 2/22/1973 American philanthropist and governor of Arkansas (1967-71)
79 Kate Smith 5/1/1907 - 6/17/1986 American radio and television singer


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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: A NEW TECHNOLOGY, VIDEO COMMERCIAL -- LA Cops shoot 'GPS Darts' at fleeing cars - NEW TECHNOLOGY for tagging and tracking high-velocity cars!


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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere!"
-David Livingstone


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

Dark Harvest -
Some of the world's richest soil once turned into terrifying clouds that blackened the sky. CLICK HERE

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

Please Sort me out, Lord!