Pilgrim's Path Daily

Monday, May 15, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:" Joel 2:19

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

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MORNING

God shall wipe away all tears: . . . there
shall be no more death, neither
sorrow, . . . for the former things
are passed away.

H E will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD shall wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.--Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.--The inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.--The voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.--Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction.--The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.--Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

The things which are not seen are eternal.

REV. 21. 4. Is. 25. 8.--Is. 60. 20.--Is. 33. 24.--
Is. 65. 19.--Is. 35. 10. Ho. 13. 14.--
1 Co. 15. 26, 54. 2 Co. 4. 18.


EVENING


Raised up together . . . in Christ Jesus.

F EAR not; . . . I am he that liveth.-- Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am.

We are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.--He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead.--Ye are complete in him, which is the head.

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 deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

EPH. 2. 6. Re. 1. 17, 18.--John 17. 24.
Ep. 5. 30.--Col. 1. 18.--Col. 2. 10.
He. 2. 14, 15. 1 Co. 15. 53, 54.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

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

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 5/15
"A SOWER"

Matt 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; --- Matt 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

The Seed is the Word of God. God's Son sowed the Good Seed. He soweth the Word of Truth in the hearts of men. When we sow the Gospel we sow Good Seed. When we give out the Living-Word of God we are sowing Good Seed. Nothing is comparable to the Living-Word itself. It has potential power. It is a Living Seed and never fails. We are to imitate our Lord, the Sower, and see that the pure Seed of the Living-Word is scattered, Alive, wherever we go. "Sow beside all waters." (Isa 32:20)

Lord, make me a Seed-sower this day, and hear my prayer for all the sowers in the world. Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

Amos 4:5
"And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings:
for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD."

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Mini-Winds of Change -
Tiny wind-producing devices could soon be in mini music players, cameras, and cell phones. Turns out these hot techno-toys need to chill out. CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

'Get yer head outa yer ____. Sometimes I wonder if you are brain-dead!'

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

Burrowing Owl -
Unlike many members of its family, the burrowing owl doesn't live in trees. Where does this small raptor find shelter? CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

Soft Innocence!

Cynics get jaded, tarnished and hardened inside by this evil world. They get 'callused' - tough. Forfeiting all that is lovely, pure, carefree, young, delightful, humble, simple or winsome - heresy-hunters abandon much of what delights God about His creation - and are swallowed alive.

There is wickedness. And greed. And graft. And deceit. And, yes, souls are being deceived right and left - and most will go to Hell - even as Jesus said they would - and this is all very tragic. But in the meantime, God's Life-Creation celebrates the wholesome, vigorous joy of simply being alive!

Soft is nice. So is cute. But innocent is best. And God Invented innocence for babes (and old fogies like me). We ought not allow the cares of this dying world to rape and rob us of that Zeal of Life - Joy - that Christ BECOMES in the resurrection! To Celebrate Life-Eternal is to Worship God in Truth & Spirit - right Now! (And there's nothing wrong with bunny rabbits in Spring!)

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



DAY BY DAY

Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best—
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Every day, the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He Whose Name is Counselor and Power;
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
Ever to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.



Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

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'YOUR WORDS GROW IN YOUR HEART!'

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 22 of 32

Chapter 22 - "LET GOD"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




The name of God occurs thirty-five times in the first thirty-five verses in Genesis; and the word "let" occurs fourteen times in the same verses. The number thirty-five is five times the religious number seven, and fourteen is twice the religious number, and put together they make seven times seven, which is the Pentecostal number of Scripture; so that the words "let God" form the key to the religious life, and the key to the Pentecostal measure of that life. The first "let" is, "Let there be light," and the last is, "Let them have dominion over all things." So that from the first dawn of divine light in the soul up to the glorious kingdom in the new earth, the secret of every step is to be so utterly yielded to the unfolding will of God as to let Him work in us, and be us, and for us.

When we are seeking pardon, how all our mental powers are tangled in darkness, all our heart rent with such mingled emotions of fear, hope, and sorrow; how our will struggled like a chained animal, till in self-despair we throw ourselves for weal or woe into the hands of Jesus, and just let Him save us!

Then when, as believers, we are heart-sick over our interior sinfulness of nature, and longing for inward rest and purity of soul, after so many sore conflicts and unexplainable alternations between light and darkness, we are brought to a crisis, and the little words, "let God," are the only outlet from self-struggling into the calm, sweet rest of the cleansing power of Jesus. Those who receive Jesus for the healing of their bodies have the same lesson of "let God" to learn over again. How much physical or mental suffering we endure, how many swingings of hope and fear between sanity and insanity, between life and death, how many tossings of argument in the reason for and against divine healing, before one learns to yield all the ills of the body to the healing will of Jesus, and without a struggle or an anxiety just "let" Him pour the health-virtue of His precious body through every part of the being. And then, in addition to these definite steps of "letting God," there are numerous instances in the seeking of larger enduements of the Holy Spirit, in the department of God's providences, where we have to learn over and over again to cease from all our planning, all our imaginings of ways and means, all our uneasiness or care, and just calmly, sweetly, patiently, humbly "let God" manage and work in us and for us along lines beyond all our dreaming. These words " let God" are the latch to hundreds of doors in the vast palaces of divine life and providence. The Lord has ways of shutting up His children at times in mysterious providential walls, through which all their ingenuity and labor can make no door. How often they strive to break through impenetrable walls of limitation and difficulty, think of ways and agencies of getting through till the brain aches, when at last they lie helpless and limp, and consent to "let God" do good as He pleases; when lo! the iron gates of circumstance and hindrances open noiselessly of their own accord. (See Acts 22 : 10.) Because we have "let God" convert, or sanctify, or heal us, does not insure a perpetual letting of God in all other matters and directions. As a rule, we have to learn to "let God" do in us and for us, over a great many times and in a variety of things, before we from a fixed habit of always letting Him.

It is only by an intimate union with the Holy Spirit, causing our innermost being to move in steady harmony with God, that we can be ready at every sharp turn and under all sorts of circumstances to "let God" mould and move all our welfare according to His best purpose. It is not a cold fatalism or stoical indifference to God's will, but a warn, bright gulfstream of Holy Ghost life, in which all the choices, motives, intentions, affections, and volitions steadily coincide and co-operate with God's will concerning us. "Let the peace of God rule in your heart," "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly," "Let not your heart be troubled." Let God have all your inner and outer difficulties just as they are, without moving a finger to tinker them up. Let the slow, imperceptible, noiseless ocean of omnipotence flow into you, into your being, your life, your troubles, your friends, foes, finances, into that unexplainable mystery which perplexes you, into that very thing that just now weighs upon you.

From this moment lift the latch of your will, and let that eternal, silent sea of love, in which all the angels, and the worlds, and all ages float, take possession of you and yours forever. If from the very depths of our hearts we yield a constant, loving "let" to God, then He, through the eternal spirit, will speak into us and for us all these fourteen "lets" of His marvelous creation, from "Let there be light," to "Let him have dominion over" all things.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:30
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
but lawlessness takes away lives."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

  • ON ''WATCH!'' - (6:47 minutes)
  • ON 'LOVE (Agape)' - (7:43 minutes)
  • ON 'DILIGENCE' - (8:20 minutes)
  • ON 'PURITY' - (9:08 minutes)

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DAILY POEM

(A STORY ABOUT DEATH)

'He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass.' Ps 72:6 "Amos speaks of the King's mowings. Our King has many scythes, and is perpetually mowing His lawns. The musical tinkle of the whetstone on the scythe portends the cutting down of myriads of green blades, daisies, and other flowers. Beautiful as they were in the morning, within an hour or two they lie in long, faded rows.

"Thus in human life we make a brave show, before the scythe of pain, the shears of disappointment, the sickle of death. There is no method of obtaining a velvety lawn but by repeated mowings; and there is no way of developing tenderness, evenness, sympathy, but by the passing of God's scythes.

"How constantly the Word of God compares man to grass, and his glory to its flower! But when grass is mown, and all the tender shoots are bleeding, and desolation reigns where flowers were bursting, it is the most acceptable time for showers of rain falling soft and warm.

"O soul, thou hast been mown! Time after time the King has come to thee with His sharp scythe. Do not dread the scythe -- it is sure to be followed by the shower!"

--F.B. Meyer

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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The Word of the Lord tried Joseph
Ps 105:19 "Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried Joseph."

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

Do we DARE take God literally?
(..only if He's Real!)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1252 Pope Innocent IV issued the papal bull ad exstirpanda, authorizing the use of torture on heretics during the Medieval Inquisition.

1756 Seven Years' War: Britain declared war on France, two years after fighting began in the Ohio Country.

1886 Poet Emily Dickinson died at age 55.

1918 U.S. airmail began service between Washington, Philadelphia and New York.

1928 Cartoon characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse made their movie debut in Plane Crazy.

1930 Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard a United Airlines flight between San Francisco and Cheyenne, Wyo.

1934 Prime Minister Ka-rlis Ulmanis dissolved the Saeima and established an authoritarian rule in Latvia.

1940 Nylon stockings went on general sale for the first time in the United States.

1942 Gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states.

1948 Hours after declaring its independence, the new state of Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

1969 Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigned amid a controversy over his past legal fees.

1970 Two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi were killed when police opened fire during student protests.

1972 George C. Wallace was shot and left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Laurel, Md.

1990 Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet was sold for US$82.5 million, at the time the world's most expensive painting.


CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

88 Eddy Arnold Country singer
70 Anna Maria Alberghetti Actress
69 Trini Lopez Singer
66 Lainie Kazan Actress-singer (''My Big Fat Greek Wedding'')
66 Paul Rudd Actor-director
64 K.T. Oslin Country singer


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

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings:

"a thankful reflection on the goodness of the Giver;
a deep sense of our own unworthiness;
and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them!

"The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate."

--Hannah More

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

Slow Recovery -
The southern Great Plains still show the effects of a long-ago disaster. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

Lord, You have Promised to restore unto us that which the 'locusts' may have 'eaten' (of our inheritance).

I realize there are seasons and slack times - and then there are times when I have just been plain lazy!

Please forgive me for this - and restore unto me all that You had Planned for me from the Begining.