Pilgrim's Path Daily

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good [thing]." Ps 34:10

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

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MORNING

Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.

I F in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit.--After that ye believed ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession.

Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.--Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

We walk by faith, not by sight.--Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

HEB. 11. 1. 1 Co. 15. 19. 1 Co. 2. 9, 10.--
Ep. 1. 13, 14. John 20. 29.--1 Pe. 1. 8, 9.
2 Co. 5. 7.--He. 10. 35.


EVENING

It is I: be not afraid.

W HEN I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.--I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

Woe is me! for I am undone; . . . mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: and he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.--I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

JOHN 6. 20. Re. 1. 17, 18.--Is. 43. 25.
Is. 6. 5-7.--Is. 44. 22. 1 John 2. 1.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

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

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 5/9
"A GOVERNOR"

And thou Bethlehem, [in] the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. {rule: or, feed}

Bethlehem of Judea! A little village, twice highly honored! The birthplace of David, King of Israel, and the birthplace of Jesus the Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords! Who could visit this Land of Promise and not desire to see this city of cities, the place where Jehovah enthroned in human form and lying in a manger gazed into the face of the virgin Mary, His mother. The Government shall be upon His shoulders and He will Reign in Righteousness! Blessed day!

We pray for its soon coming, and ask for grace that we may hasten it. Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

Jer 30:19
"And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small."

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Aliens Among Us -
Okay, so they haven't found life on Mars yet. But that's what they said about the driest place on earth -- until recently. CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

This will be the very LAST time I ever do THAT, I'll tell you!

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

Gray Jay -
Nicknames are symbols of familiarity, so we humans must think that we know one woodland bird pretty well. CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

ONWARD!

This photo was taken in the woods somewhere in Washington State, USA - where I live. Talk about 'The Pilgrim's PATH'!

PUSH ON! That's it, just keep on keepin on - get a move on - let's get cracking! That's kinda what the Apostle Paul means when he says, 'I press on!'. But to DO this he had to 'lay aside every weight', 'cast all his cares', 'leave behind all his childishness', and 'die daily'! Garsh!

How about us? Are we supposed to keep enduring - even to The End (our Salvation)? And what might happen if we did not - if we 'fainted'? I heard one preacher say that Biblical 'fainting' was FAILING. I doubt that. It is my firm conviction (observation) that to 'faint' simply means to 'quit'! What's the difference? O my! ALL of us are failures. We fail all the time! And, unfortunately, we also fail GOD all the time as well. (SHAME, that!)

But to quit is a deliberate choice. To CHOOSE to divorce Jesus Christ - to cut ourselves off from Him - is quite another matter , indeed! Could we actually DO such a thing? Yes - this is why we are Warned so severely, repeatedly and Admonished by every Writer of the New Testament! Apparently, The Holy Spirit (Actual Author of Holy Writ) wanted this stressed - over & over again - to remind us of this.

We must push on. We must ENDURE! We must Abide - continue to remain IN Christ and in His Living Word-Will. We must OBEY to Abide, and TRUST to Obey! And sometimes we get tired & cranky. God KNOWS this. So we are not only Warned - we are Encouraged! "PRESS ON!" "DON'T FAINT!" "WATCH!, and be SOBER!" "WALK CIRCUMSPECTIVELY!" Etc.

Faith never gets tired - or bored - or stops Trusting God. And we are to learn to Walk IN (by) Faith. And so we go. And so we do.

Pilgrim - when you get tired - it may be you are also starving! STOP - LOOK - LISTEN! "SELAH!" Shut DOWN - shut UP - shut OUT - and HUSH2HEAR God.

He has not left you - but you may be far to filthy to approach His Banquet Table! COME CLEAN with God and he will wash and refresh you - and renew in you a RIGHT-SPIRIT! After all - he yet LEADS - and has lots more to SHARE!

ONWARD, PILGRIM - PRESS ON!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



THE CROWNING DAY

Our Lord is now rejected,
And by the world disowned,
By the many still neglected,
And by the few enthroned,
But soon He’ll come in glory,
The hour is drawing nigh,
For the crowning day is coming by and by.

Refrain

Oh, the crowning day is coming,
Is coming by and by,
When our Lord shall come “in power,”
And “glory” from on high.
Oh, the glorious sight will gladden,
Each waiting, watchful eye,
In the crowning day that’s coming by and by.

The heav’ns shall glow with splendor,
But brighter far than they
The saints shall shine in glory,
As Christ shall them array,
The beauty of the Savior,
Shall dazzle ev’ry eye,
For the crowning day is coming by and by.

Refrain

Our pain shall then be over,
We’ll sit and sigh no more,
Behind us all of sorrow,
And naught but joy before,
A joy in our Redeemer,
As we to Him are nigh,
For the crowning day that’s coming by and by.

Refrain

Let all that look for, hasten
The coming joyful day,
By earnest consecration,
To walk the narrow way,
By gath’ring in the lost ones,
For whom our Lord did die,
For the crowning day that’s coming by and by.

Refrain


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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Attributing things from God to the Devil infuriates God!

Kg 12:24 "Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD."

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 20 of 32

Chapter 20 - "CONCERNING SOUL SLEEPING"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




We are living in the times when the winds of heresy are blowing in every direction. One of these foolish heresies is "that the soul of man sleeps in utter unconsciousness from the time of death until the resurrection." In all those Scriptures where death is called a sleep, the plain reference is to the body. The only sleep that the Scriptures ascribe to the soul is to be asleep in sin. Sin acts upon the soul as opium on the body, rendering it unconscious of the things of eternity. Hence the word says, "Awake, thou that sleepest!"

We find in the Scripture the following facts to disprove the sleep of the soul in a disembodied state:

1. That the soul has a natural constitution of immortality.

We are told by Paul, in the 15th of 1st Corinthians, that Adam was made a living soul, but that Christ was made a quickening Spirit. The word "living soul" signifies an immortal soul; but Adam had no power to communicate spiritual life after his fall. On the other hand, Christ not only had an immortal soul, but power to regenerate other souls, and quicken them with the life of God. This is the difference between the first and second Adam.

We are told, in Ecclesiasted, 3rd chapter, that the spirit of man goeth upward, but that the spirit of a beast goeth downward; proving that at death the soul of man, in its mode of existence, is opposite to the soul of beast. We read in Zechariah, 12th chapter, that the "Lord formeth the spirit of man within Him." And the Apostle speaks of an "inner man." All such scripture plainly teaches that the soul has a formation and constitution independent of the physical life.

2. We read in several places that after persons had died, they were raised from the dead by their souls coming back into their bodies, showing that it was immortal.

In 1st Kings, 17th chapter, we read the account of Elijah's raising the widow's son from the dead. It says: "And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah, and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived." A similar passage is found in the 18th chapter of Luke, where Jesus raised from the dead the daughter of Jairus, when He said: "Maid, arise; her spirit came again, and she arose straightway." These Scriptures prove that the soul is a conscious, immortal personality; that it can exist in the body and out of the body, and returns again into the body.

3. The Scriptures speak of the soul going down to hell after the body is dead.

In the 14th chapater of Isaiah, we have an account of the death of the tyrannical king of Babylon, and his descent into hell. He was such a great man that at his death "hell from beneath was moved to meet him at his coming;" and the other wicked kings, who had gone into hell before him, "rose to meet him at his comming" and exclaimed, "Art thou become like unto us!" We are also told, in verse 16, that they "looked narrowly upon him, and considered him," exclaiming, "Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms!" And while all this was taking place in hell, we are told that his body was in the grave "covered with worms." (See verse 11.)

In the 10th chapter of Matthew, Jesus warns us "not to fear them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell," in which Jesus shows clearly that the soul can exist apart from the body; that it cannot be killed, as the body can, and that it can be in hell apart from the body.

The Lord also tells us of an actual occurrence, in the 16th of Luke, of a "curtain rich man" that died, "and in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torment." This man's soul had been asleep in sin all his life, and he never woke up to the reality of eternal things until he awoke in hell. This is the condition of millions today. They will never get their souls' opened until they open them in hell.

4. That the soul is alive and conscious when separated from the body is clearly shown from a great many Scriptures.

We see, in Ecclesiastes, 12th chapter, that at death the dust of man's body "returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns unto God who gave it."

"Life is real, life is earnest,
And the grave is not its goal,
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul."

Jesus told the penitent thief on the cross that before that day ended he would be with Him in Paradise. (See Luke 23: 43.) The real man to whom Christ was talking was not the fleshly body which was soon buried, but the immortal spirit in the body. He says, "Thou shalt be with Me in Paradise," showing that the real man would be conscious and happy in a world of bliss, away from all the sufferings of the body.

Paul tells us, in 2nd Corinthians, 5th chapter, that "whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord," but that we who have the earnest of the Spirit are "willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." He also tells us, in the same Epistle, 12th chapter, that at the time he was stoned at Lystra, and left for dead, he was caught up into Paradise, and that whether he was in the body or out of the body he could not tell, and that while in that state he heard unspeakable words; proving conclusively that the real, thinking, knowing soul can exist apart from the body, with all its faculties and powers intact.

Peter tells us, in his Epistle, 3rd chapter, that after Christ was crucified, "He went unto the spirits in prison, who had died in the Flood, and proclaimed unto them His victory," showing that the souls of those drowned in the Flood were alive, and had been confined in a place of imprisonment ever since the days of Noah.

5. The recognition of souls in the disembodied state is expressly stated in nearly all the foregoing Scriptures.

The souls in hell immediately recognized the king of Babylon, in Isaiah 14. The rich man in hell at once recognized Abraham and Lazarus across the impassable gulf; and Abraham noticed his lost kinsmen. Moses had died, and his body was buried in one of the valleys in the mountains of Moab; but we read, in Luke 9: 30, that at the transfiguration of Jesus, Moses and Elijah appeared with Him, and that they were recognized by three apostles. When Stephen was being stoned he saw the heavens opened and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and he said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." This demonstrates the fact that the spirit of Stephen was not going to die or sleep with his body, and that he recognized the Savior in heaven. When St. John was in Patmos, receiving the revelation, he "saw the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held, and he heard them cry, "How long, O Lord?" (Rev. 6: 9-11). This proves that these disenbodied martyrs were not asleep; that they were recognized by the Apostle; that they possessed all their faculties; that they could pray; and that they were earnestly expecting the time to receive their resurrected and glorified bodies.

These Scriptures teach that souls in the disembodied state possess all their mental faculties-thought, memory, reason, perception-unimpaired; and that they have the same moral character that they had in the body; that they have suffering or joy; torment or comfort; that they recognize each other; that they can communicate with each other; that they take a great interest in the affairs of this world in reference to its destiny.

In confirmation of these Scriptures, volumes could be compiled of dying sinners who have had glimpses into hell, and dying saints who have had visions into heaven, and recognized the presence of angels and departed friends ere they left the body. For a Christian to be so deceived as to believe that the soul is unconscious after death, shows either a lack of Scripture knowledge, or a mind that is deluded by Satan.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:28
"He that trusteth in his riches shall fall (wither):
but the righteous shall flourish as a branch (green leaf)."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

Let Go and Let God!

As Children Bring Their Broken Toys
With Tears For Us To Mend

I Brought My Broken Dreams To God,
Because He Is My Friend

But Then Instead Of Leaving Him
In Peace To Work Alone,

I Hung Around And Tried To Help,
With Ways That Were My Own

At Last, I Snatched Them Back Again
And Cried, "How Can You Be So Slow?"

"My Child" He Said, "What Could I Do?
You Never Did Let Go!"

Author Unknown

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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Ideals are not necessarily Moral!
Pr 16:2 "All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes;
but the LORD weigheth the spirits."

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

A saint's attitude is 'on his face' (before God)!
...never up IN your's!

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HEADLINES:

On this date in:

1092 Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England was consecrated.

1502 Christopher Columbus left Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere.

1901 The first Parliament of Australia opened in the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

1913 The 17th amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of U.S. senators, was ratified.

1926 Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to make an airplane flight over the North Pole.

1936 Italy annexed Ethiopia.

1945 End of World War II in Europe: The signing of a second German Instrument of Surrender, specifying the capitulation of the Wehrmacht to the Soviet Red Army, was announced.

1946 King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicated.

1950 Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology and Dianetics, was first published.

1960 The Food and Drug Administration approved use of a birth control pill.

1961 Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton N. Minow condemned TV programming as a ''vast wasteland'' in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters.

1974 The House Judiciary Committee opened hearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Richard Nixon.

1974 Bruce Springsteen performed a concert in Cambridge, Mass., that prompted rock critic Jon Landau to write, ''I saw rock and roll future and it's name is Bruce Springsteen.''


CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:


88 Mike Wallace Broadcast journalist (''60 Minutes'')
70 Albert Finney Actor
70 Glenda Jackson Actress
64 John Aschroft Former attorney general
60 Candice Bergen Actress (''Murphy Brown'')
57 Billie Joel Singer-songwriter

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

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: An AUDIO DISCUSSION from 'Universe Today' - Gravity Tractor Beam for Asteroids ---

Forget about nuclear weapons, if you need to move a dangerous asteroid, you should use a tractor beam. Think that's just Star Trek science? Think again. A team of NASA astronauts have recently published a paper in the Journal Nature. They're proposing an interesting strategy that would use the gravity of an ion-powered spacecraft parked beside an asteroid to slowly shift it out of a hazardous orbit. Dr. Stanley G. Love is member of the team and speaks to me from his office in Houston.

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Affliction is not sent in vain from the good God Who chastens all He loves."
--Southey

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

On the Trail of the Albatross -
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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Lord, thank You for the daily death-rehearsals You have led me through (Lk 9:23).

Self denial is never pleasant, and I don't suppose it ever will be - but, as they say, practice makes perfect. And as each and every soul WILL die at some point, we may as well face that fact.

Anyway thank You for Your presence in the midst of all my circumstances - acknowledging You!