Pilgrim's Path Daily

Thursday, May 18, 2006


** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God." Rev 2:7


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As the Father hath life in himself; so
hath he given to the Son to have
life in himself.

O UR Saviour Jesus Christ . . . hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.--I am the resurrection, and the life.--Because I live, ye shall live also.--We are made partakers of Christ.--Partakers of the Holy Ghost.--Partakers of the divine nature.--The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. . . . Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.--Who liveth for ever and ever.--The blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality.--Unto the King eternal, immortal, . . . be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

JOHN. 5. 26. 2 Ti. 1. 10.--John 11. 25.--
John 14. 19.--He. 3. 14.--He. 6. 4.--
2 Pe. 1. 4.--1 Co. 15. 45, 51, 52. Re. 4. 8, 9.--
1 Ti. 6. 15, 16.--1 Ti. 1. 17.


Let us not be desirous of vain glory.

G IDEON said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.) And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey. And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, even in Ophrah: and all Israel went thither a whoring after it: which thing became a snare unto Gideon, and to his house.

Seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not.--Lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh.

Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.--Charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me.

GAL. 5. 26. Ju. 8. 24, 25, 27. Je. 45. 5.--
2 Co. 12. 7. Phi. 2. 3.--1 Co. 13. 4, 5.
Mat. 11. 29.

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


Mt 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Wonderful manifestation! A cloud of glory overshadowing that which was too deep for human eyes to penetrate. The voice of Jehovah attesting that Jesus was His beloved Son and that His Words were to be heard. The same voice was heard in Chapter 3:17 when our Lord was baptized, and once again in John 12:28. His beloved and our beloved! How marvelous is that testimony to Him whom we have learned to love, and because we love Him, we are beloved of the Father.

Lord, may we breathe it over and over again today, "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine!" Amen.


Jn 2:9
"But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD."

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Now you listen HERE!

NOW HEAR THIS - NOW HEAR THIS! Attention to orders! Listen UP!

It has been said that getting one's attention is the greatest part of teaching. If this is true, then diligence (paying attention) must be the best part of learning! But getting our attention is not easy - even for GOD!

This snapshot illustrates that having the ears to hear with is not at all the same as listening UP (using them!). Even then, hearing is not the same as understanding what is heard. So God Speaks of the distinctions between spiritual discernment and understanding and wisdom - etc.

This young lad is attempting to instruct a bassett hound in proper phone etiquette. Good luck! He should have just about as much success as God did with His Children in the Wilderness of Sin! But how about us?

How good have WE become at listening UP (for God's Voice) - daily? We are SUPPOSED to Hear the Voice of the Lord every day - do we? And if we do, do we understand what it is God wants to Teach us? Or are we like this loveable hound?



Encamped along the hills of light,
Ye Christian soldiers, rise.
And press the battle ere the night
Shall veil the glowing skies.
Against the foe in vales below
Let all our strength be hurled.
Faith is the victory, we know,
That overcomes the world.


Faith is the victory! Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.

His banner over us is love,
Our sword the Word of God.
We tread the road the saints above
With shouts of triumph trod.
By faith, they like a whirlwind’s breath,
Swept on o’er every field.
The faith by which they conquered death
Is still our shining shield.


On every hand the foe we find
Drawn up in dread array.
Let tents of ease be left behind,
And onward to the fray.
Salvation’s helmet on each head,
With truth all girt about,
The earth shall tremble ’neath our tread,
And echo with our shout.


To him that overcomes the foe,
White raiment shall be giv’n.
Before the angels he shall know
His name confessed in Heav’n.
Then onward from the hill of light,
Our hearts with love aflame,
We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,
In Jesus’ conqu’ring Name.


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Correction resisted is Salvation rejected!

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 23 of 32

Chapter 23 - "BURDENS OF PRAYER"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --

While Jesus is making intercession at the right hand of God, the Holy Spirit on the earth is praying through the hearts of those in whom He dwells. The human spirit is the vehicle through which the Holy Ghost pours His deep, divine yearnings, and in the same proportion that He widens and fills our souls, will He breathe into us these strong, sweet, melting intercessions, which are according to the will of the Father.

It is an infinite honor for the Spirit to put any burden of prayer on us, even when it is for our personal or family welfare; but when He draws us out into the priestly life of Christ, and puts in us unspeakable prayer for persons and objects that lie far beyond our personal and family interests, then it is in a higher sense praying in the Holy Ghost and alone for God's glory. The Spirit will divide and diversify His burdens of prayer according to the grace and gifts of each believer, calling some to pray in one direction and others in another, and He will put the pressure of prayer on and continue it, according to the soul's capacity, and its degree of willing co-operation with God in the prayer. A history of special burdens of prayer, as to their intensity and duration, would be amazing, especially if traced in connection with the answer that followed.

Many years ago the Spirit drew me out in some singular prayers. For over a month I was led to prayer for little children who were unmercifully whipped; they would be brought before my mind so vividly I could almost hear their screams, and I would weep and pray for them as if my heart would break, Then, for over a month, I was burdened to plead for the insane, and at such seasons I could mentally see them, and enter into their sufferings beyond anything I had imagined.

One day, in the winter of 1879 and 1880, there fell on me suddenly a great prayer for the spread of holiness in the Southern States. I was led to pray three or four times a day for this; the spiritual condition of the Churches from Norfolk, Va., to New Orleans was revealed to me in such marvelous light, from day to day, as no one would credit unless they had a similar experience. My tears flowed in streams; my heart swelled and throbbed with unutterable longings to evangelize in my native Southland. I was then a pastor in New Albany, Indiana. When that burden of prayer had continued for two months, I learned with joy that the celebrated John S. Inskip and party were in Charleston, S.C., conducting a great holiness revival. In after years I met Miller Willis, of South Carolina, and to my surprise I found that he and another friend had been praying together every night for three months, and at the same time I was let to pray.

Three years after that time I had the great joy of attending a wonderful Holiness Convention in Gainesville, Ga., at which time there was organized the first Holiness Association ever formed in the South, so far as I know. Since then, what has God wrought! In the past few years, since passing through many inexpressible trials on various lines, it has pleased the Holy Ghost to again draw me out into the deep, warm gulf-stream of intercessory prayer. I never tire of it; and if I can find the time, I live to spend from two to four hours every day in secret pleading with God.

At 4 p.m., January 3rd, 1895, an overwhelming prayer came on me for a great Holiness Mission in San Francisco, which continued every day for year.

In July, 1895, another burden of prayer was given me for a great Revival of sanctification among the black people of the South, lasting six months.

In September, 1895, one afternoon a great longing prayer came in my heart for a mighty outpouring of the Spirit in sanctifying and healing power upon the north of Ireland. This prayer for Ireland has been on me with many tears for over seven months.

In December, 1895, I was burdened for Cuba and Armenia and Persia, for their liberation from the beast and the false prophet, and opening up to full Gospel light.

In January, 1896, there came a deep, sad, weeping prayer in my soul for the poor little girl-widows of India; as I pray for them, my heart aches, and they seem as dear to me as my own children.

In the past three months I have been much drawn to pray for large outpourings of the Spirit in Pueblo, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Staunton, Va. In addition to these, I have special and peculiar longings in prayer for various persons; in some cases for their conversion, others for sanctification, others for healing, others for deliverance from awful snares of Satan which I felt they were getting into, others for financial relief, others for God to send then to mission fields. Some of these burdens have been painful, even distressing; some have been accompanied with a longing and pining of heart, and some were with a heavenly sweetness and tenderness beyond expression. In some cases, the prayers came on me suddenly and powerfully, and , after days or months, gradually left me; in other instances, they came gradually, getting stronger, till I would groan and weep for a season, and then suddenly leave me.

While in prayer for these various places, they are brought to my mind so vividly. I seem to see the localities, scenery, and the people and their mental and moral condition; and in the case of individuals I am burdened for, the Holy Spirit makes me feel at times the very state of their hearts and minds; if they are self-willed, I have a distress in prayer for them; if they are yielding, I feel a sweet flow of prayer. I hope many who read this will abandon themselves fully to the sway of the spirit in prayer; we thereby enter the true priestly life of our precious Jesus. It may be seen in eternity that we accomplished more by our prayers than be all other things combined.


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Pr 11:31
"If the righteous is requited on earth,
how much more the wicked and the sinner!"




"Something that is dark and full of dread;
"A messenger of tempest overhead?

"A something that is darkening in the sky;
"A something growing darker bye and bye;

"A something that thou fear'st will burst at last;
"A cloud that doth a deep, long shadow cast?



"It is Jehovah's triumph car: in this
"He rideth to thee, o're the wide abyss.

"It is the robe in which He wraps His form;
"For He doth gird Him with the flashing storm.

"It is the veil in which He hides the light
"Of His fair face, too dazzling for thy sight.



"A trial that is terrible to thee?
"A black temptation threatening to see?

"A loss of some dear one long thine own?
"A mist, a veiling, bringing the unknown?

"A mystery that unsubstantial seems:
"A cloud between thee and the sun's bright beams?



"A sickness -- weak old age -- distress and death?
"These clouds will scatter at thy last faint breath.

"Fear not the clouds that hover o're thy barque,
"Making the harbour's entrance dire and dark;

"The cloud of death, though misty, chill and cold,
"Will yet grow radiant with a fringe of gold!

"GOD cometh in that cloud!"



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Expecting loveliness from others is not loving!


There's only One TRUE 'Test of Fellowship'; Jn 6:66!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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On this date in:

1268 Baibars and his Mamluk forces captured Antioch, capital of the crusader state, the Principality of Antioch.

1642 The Canadian city of Montreal was founded.

1804 The French Senate proclaimed Napoleon Bonaparte emperor.

1896 The Supreme Court endorsed the concept of ''separate but equal'' racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson.

1911 Composer Gustav Mahler died in Vienna, Austria.

1920 Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland.

1933 The Tennessee Valley Authority was created.

1944 World War II: Polish forces under Lieutenant General Wadysaw Anders captured Monte Cassino and broke the Winter Line, a German defensive line in Italy.

1951 The United Nations moved out of its temporary headquarters in Lake Success, N.Y., for its permanent home in Manhattan.

1958 A supersonic interceptor aircraft, F-104 Starfighter, set a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph.

1980 Mount St. Helens erupted, killing 57 people in Washington and causing over a billion U.S. dollars in damages.


75 Robert Morse Actor
72 Dwayne Hickman Actor
69 Brooks Robinson Baseball hall-of-famer
60 Reggie Jackson Baseball hall-of-famer
54 George Strait Country singer


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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: Amateur Video of BASE JUMPING from an incredible height! WOW!


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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Tail-sniffing (credential-qualification) soon leads to flock-following! Follow the Shepherd, not the flock!

The attempt to 'get-to-the-bottom-of' an individual or group, by 'statements-of-faith', 'doctrine-posturing', 'creed-testing' - or any other "test-of-fellowship" ...is an overt by-pass to simply inquiring of the Lord.

If we claim a REAL-ationship with Christ but cannot depend upon Him for guidance & spiritual direction, then we need not worry about being misled by others, as we are already deceived. Jesus DEFINES His sheep as those who CAN hear Him and DO follow (obey)."

--Dennis Rideout

(Jn 10:27; Isa 30:20,21)


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