Pilgrim's Path Daily

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." Gal 3:26

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

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MORNING

For this purpose the Son of God was
manifested, that he might destroy
the works of the devil.

W E wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.--Forasmuch . . . as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them.--I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 JOHN 3. 8. Ep. 6. 12.--He. 2. 14.--
Col. 2. 15.--Re. 12. 10, 11. 1 Co. 15. 57.


EVENING

Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

W E spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.--Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.--I am the LORD, I change not.--Our conversation (citizenship) is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.--The creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.--Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

ECCLES. 1. 2. Ps 90. 9, 10. 1 Co. 15. 19.--
He. 13. 14.--Mal. 3. 6.--Phi. 3. 20, 21.--
Ro. 8. 20. He. 13. 8.--Re. 4. 8.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

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

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 5/10
"THE YOUNG CHILD"

Matt 2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was

A star in the East led the Wise Men to a Star that shall outshine all the stars of heaven. Look at this young child! Hold fast your attention as you gaze upon His face, lying there, His eyes looking into your own inquiring eyes. Visualize, if you can, God manifested in the flesh for you. God --- the Young Child! The Creator of all things! Before whom are thirty years of human life in which He will toil with His fellow men. Mystery of mysteries!

Oh, Thou wonderful One, as we bow before Thee today, help us to discern something of Thy devotion for the sons of men. Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

SPRING:
Lord, at this time of year, it's easy to thank You for Your Seasons. But of all, Spring is my favorite!

Thank You for refreshing everything - and for all the Newness in-Christ You have provided.

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Waiting To Exhale: Respiratory Sensors -
If your 2007 road trip turns into an unexpected accident, your life could be saved by the latest technology...a breathalyzer? CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

Well, I just think that God should get RID of those kinds of people - that's what I think!

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

Kangaroo Rats -
It’s hard to make a living in the arid desert, but one type of small rodent manages well. CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

PLAY!

The ability and instinctive urge to play is one of the vital characteristics of healthy life - of any kind!

If you have ever had a pet that did not possess this quality (and was thus deprived of it's blessings), you would know just what I mean. I had a pet pooch that was abused as a pup, and who never did develop the desire to play. This was the sadder because, otherwise, she was as sweet as she could be. Even so - she missed a great deal in her wretched, if beloved life on earth.

God apparently intended all creatures to be winsome in one way or another. That this is obvious, goes without saying (but I just did!). Learning is not ALL drudgery or hard work. There is a great deal of levity and amusement in learning new things - even about God!

Health has to do with proper agreement with that character God Intended for that creature. One very good way to be healthy is to stay TUNED to God! That is, when we are fulfilling that Purpose and Plan God had for us when He MADE us - then we can be happy - even when ill! And THAT sort of Health MUST be capitalized!

Try taking the sheer FUN out of that great ape (gorilla) up there - you'll soon see just HOW natural play can be!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



THE BANNER OF THE CROSS

There’s a royal banner given for display
To the soldiers of the King;
As an ensign fair we lift it up today,
While as ransomed ones we sing.

Refrain

Marching on, marching on,
For Christ count everything but loss!
And to crown Him King, we’ll toil and sing,
’Neath the banner of the cross!

Though the foe may rage and gather as the flood,
Let the standard be displayed;
And beneath its folds, as soldiers of the Lord,
For the truth be not dismayed!

Refrain

Over land and sea, wherever man may dwell,
Make the glorious tidings known;
Of the crimson banner now the story tell,
While the Lord shall claim His own!

Refrain

When the glory dawns—’tis drawing very near,
It is hastening day by day—
Then before our King the foe shall disappear,
And the cross the world shall sway!

Refrain


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 21 of 32

Chapter 21 - "GIVING THE TENTH"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




It is no small perversion of Scripture that the passage in Malachi 3:10, about bringing the tithes into the storehouse, should always be applied to a spiritual consecration. If thousands of Christians would only take it just as it reads, and begin at once to give God a tenth of all they receive, it would prove to be the keystone in the arch of a full consecration, and one of the greatest blessings of their lives, both spiritually and temporally.

Some may say that the giving of a tenth was only a Mosaic law; but this is a mistake; it was in practice by the saints of God five hundred years before the giving of the law. Abraham gave a tenth of his spoils to the priest of God (Hebrew 7:4); and Jacob gave a tenth of his income to the Lord; and, so far as we know, it was the practice of Noah and the saints of earliest ages. When the Holy Spirit gets possession of a soul, He writes this principle of giving a tenth on the heart, showing it is not merely a Mosaic, but a Holy Ghost law.

It is a great blessing financially to constantly give a tenth of all you receive to the Lord. The living God keeps His financial promises just as absolutely as He does His salvation promises. "Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase; so shall thy barns be filled with plenty." How few Christians positively believe this word and steadily act on it! I have never yet met a person who gave regularly a tenth to the Lord that ever regretted it. They uniformly testify that since they have done so, they have prospered far better in all their temporal affairs. I am absolutely sure, with Muller, that God does not want any of His children in debt, or destitute; and if all of us who are in debt will repent of the sin for getting in debt, and promise God never to go in debt again, and to give Him one-tenth of all we receive, and stick to the covenant with a living heart, He will begin to work financial mercies for us, and soon have us free from debt. (See Rom. 13: 8.)

After losing my orange groves in the freeze of January, 1895, and being heavily in debt, I acted on these principles; and since I made that covenant, God has wrought up undreamed-of financial miracles. A lady thousands of miles from my home wrote me, to my surprise, saying she felt impressed of God to give me $80 every year till my debts were paid; and many other things have happened just as marvelous. Since that covenant I have never gone a cent deeper in debt; have never been with- out some cash money, and have a hundredfold more assurance for all financial supplies than when I had the property. So firm is my faith in the point that if I had no postage stamp to send a letter to my family, and had some of God's tenth by me, I would not touch it to buy a stamp, but wait on my Heavenly Father for it.

God will not do wonders for us till we get away from our slip-shod faith and partial obedience. A great many will say they keep no regular account; they think they give about a tenth, etc. That is the way I used to give, but I see now that is shilly-shally obedience. It will please God to give Him the tenth, and not a guess about the tenth. Then some aim to give a tenth at the end of the month, or end of the year. This is degrading our Lord be putting self first and Him last. Honor God by putting Him and His kingdom always first, and then He will honor you. Just as soon as you receive any money, be it ever so small, take out the tenth for the Lord; do not wait till you spend the nine-tenths; do not use it all up, and promise to pay the Lord's tenth out of the next money you get; that is a slovenly, shabby way of dealing with God. Treat your Lord in all these matters with the respect and honor as if He stood visibly by your side; don't be mean and stigy in your treatment of Him, but generous and prompt and free-hearted, and God will treat you like a prince, and ever and anon He will astonish you with some great favor. Be you ever so poor, old or young, married or single, parent or child, even if you have only an occasional dime to call your own, give one cent of it to God; do it religiously, lovingly, rigidly, and, as sure as you live, Omnipotence will find some way to bless you in your temporal affairs.

Will you believe this? Will you begin at once to do it? Ask the Holy Ghost to help you keep it as a holy covenant. Ask the divine guidance just where you should give the tenth; don't bestow it according to your preference, but keep your mind impartial, and the spirit will lead you where to give it.

If you follow this rule, you will be perfectly surprised how much you can give away in a year and never miss it. I used to think I was liberal; but since giving a tenth regularly, I find I give three times as much as I used to, and do it with far more ease and comfort.

"Give, and it shall be given you." God's word is true; obey it, prove it, and see for yourself.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:29
"He who troubles his household will inherit wind,
and the fool will be servant to the wise."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"Speak thou to Him for he heareth, and Spirit with Spirit will meet! -
Nearer is He than breathing, nearer than hands and feet."

--Maltbie D. Babcock

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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God's Word tests our Resolve (Loyalty)

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

Does a man 'own' his traditions (opinions),
or visa versa?

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1503 Christopher Columbus and his crew became the first Europeans to visit the Cayman Islands.

1774 Louis XVI ascended the throne of France.

1775 Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, N.Y.

1818 American patriot Paul Revere died in Boston.

1857 The Sepoy Rebellion broke out in colonial India, threatening the rule of the British East India Company.

1865 Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Ga.

1869 The First Transcontinental Railroad of North America was completed with a golden spike ceremony.

1899 Actor-dancer Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Neb.

1908 The first Mother's Day observance took place during church services in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia.

1924 J. Edgar Hoover became director of the FBI, a job he held until his death in 1972.

1933 The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany.

1940 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned, and Winston Churchill formed a new government.

1941 Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, parachuted into Scotland on what he claimed was a peace mission.

1968 Preliminary Vietnam peace talks began in Paris.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

67 Gary Owens Announcer (''Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In'')
60 Donovan Folk-rock singer
46 Bono Rock singer

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

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: Animated cartoon (cute & goofy) -- A horse quartet sings as you click on them! (very inventive)

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"A man may read the figures on a sundial, but he cannot tell how the day goes unless the sun is shining on it;
so we may read the Bible over, but we cannot learn to purpose till the Spirit of God shines upon it and into our hearts!"
--T.Watson

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

How Big Is a Cloud? -
It might seem simple to look up in the sky and see how cloudy it is. But the closer you look, the harder it gets. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Thank You, Lord for the Good Work You began in me - and that You are so Faithful in Completing Your Works.

Our Faith is in You and Your Virtue, and not in anything we could mess up - by failure.

I Trust You, Lord!