Pilgrim's Path Daily

Sunday, May 28, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." 1 Pet 5:7

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

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MORNING

We look for the Saviour.

The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.--We, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.--And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.


PHI. 3. 20. Tit. 2. 11-14.--2 Pe. 3. 13, 14.
He. 9. 28. Is. 25. 9.

EVENING

So run, that ye may obtain.

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without.--Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

I press toward the mark.--I . . . so run, not as uncertainly; . . . I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, . . . I myself should be a castaway.

The fashion of this world passeth away.

Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent.--Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 COR. 9. 24. Pr. 22. 13.--He. 12. 1, 2.
2 Co. 7. 1. Phi. 3. 14.--1 Co. 9. 26, 27.
1 Co. 7. 31. 2 Pe. 3. 13, 14.--1 Pe. 1. 13.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

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

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 5/28
"SON OF MAN"

Mark 10:33 [Saying], Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:

In the ninth chapter Jesus had Said, "The Son of Man is delivered into the hands of men and they shall kill Him." How earnestly He sought to stress the fact of His approaching sacrifice upon His disciples and how He longed for their sympathy; but, alas, how hard is the human heart! How difficult it is for Him to win us to Himself! "The Son of Man must suffer many things" He had Said, but the saddest of all was the failure of His own beloved disciples to enter into the burden He bore as He approached the cross.

Oh, Thou Holy Son of Man, give unto us the loving hearts that will enter into fellowship WITH Thee in all things. Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

Ps 100:4
"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name."

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

UV Water Light -
If you've experienced Montezuma's revenge, you know what water can do. But a billion people have to drink water like this every day. CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

(when overwhelmed with anger): 'Why don't you just go and ............... !!!'

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

Rejecting The Cowbird -
Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, but not all of these other birds make good foster parents. CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

Now you see 'em ...

Now you DON'T! Camouflage. Army games. Men getting all dressed up for war! What in the world?

Actually, it's all about two childhood games; 'Hide-n-Seek', and 'Peek-a-Boo!'. Bonding. Only, rather than bonding with other creatures, this is Bonding with God! God-Bonding, I call it.

When God gives birth, He Creates a 'NewCreature in-Christ'. This New Creature is not human - not of this world. And as peculiar as Pilgrims are, they are citizens of the Beyond - of Christ's Domain - The Spirit. Once God has Circumcised a soul that Soul begins to Bond with it's Parent, God. It does so by "Beholding Him", as Paul makes clear.

In the game of 'Hide-n-Seek', a child 'Peek-a-Boos' with God - and Hears God Say, "Alley-Alley-Oxen-Free" (a garbled distortion of the original, "All you urchins are FREE!"). It is the Spiritual Liberty which Mesmerizes Paul in the Book of Galatians - and is his main theme. The Spiritual importance of this cannot be over-stressed!

Then what's all the camouflage about? Our flesh is shamed by sin (guile or guilt) - and sin's cover-up is deceit. We try to HIDE from our flesh AND from God! (see 'hiding from our own flesh in Isa 58:6,7, and the entire book of Jonah). There are many such counterfeits in the Bible. Here is a list of some:

  • COUNTERFEIT 'apostles' 2Cor 11:13, Rev 2:2
  • COUNTERFEIT 'church' Rev 2:9
  • COUNTERFEIT 'comfort' (‘empty consolation’ RSV) Zech 10:2
  • COUNTERFEIT 'fear' Lk 19:21
  • COUNTERFEIT 'faith' 1 Tim 1:5 2 Tim 1:5, 3:8RSV
  • COUNTERFEIT 'humility' Col 2:18
  • COUNTERFEIT 'logic' Pr14:12&16:25, Job32:11, Lk5:22, 1Cor3:18-20->(Ps94:11)
  • COUNTERFEIT 'love' 2 Cor 6:6 1 Pt 1:22
  • COUNTERFEIT 'religion' Jas 1:26
  • COUNTERFEIT 'repentance' 2Cor 7:10
  • COUNTERFEIT 'stewardship' Mt21:33-40 Mt25:14-30 Acts5:1-11
  • COUNTERFEIT 'supplication' Ps 145:18
  • COUNTERFEIT 'theology' (doctrine) 2Cor 4:2, 1Jn 4:6 (1Cor4:12) 2Cor 2:17
  • COUNTERFEIT 'trust' Ezk 28:7
  • COUNTERFEIT 'words' 2 Pt 2:3
  • COUNTERFEIT 'worship' Mt 15:8,9
A close examination of these Texts will reveal just how our flesh is tempted to hide from God and deceive us in the process. Any wonder God has Chosen The Fast (in Isa 58:6,7) which is summed up by our 'hiding NOT ourselves from our own flesh'? Honesty is what God calls, "Truth in the inward parts". After all, it is also Written that "all is open and laid bare to Him with Whom we have-to-do (must account)".

So we are free to Choose God, in-Christ! And all the carnal (worldly) games notwithstanding, it will be by THIS which God will Judge all mortals! Having been given the Choice (by Christ's Blood-Sacrifice), what did we DO-WITH it?

'Come out, come OUT - wherever you are! Game's OVER!'

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



WALKING IN THE KING’S HIGHWAY

We shall see the desert as the rose,
Walking in the King’s highway;
There’ll be singing where salvation goes,
Walking in the King’s highway.

Refrain

There’s a highway there and a way,
Where sorrow shall flee away;
And the light shines bright as the day,
Walking in the King’s highway.

We shall see the glory of the Lord,
Walking in the King’s highway;
And behold the beauty of His Word,
Walking in the King’s highway.

Refrain

There the rain shall come upon the ground,
Walking in the King’s highway;
And the springs of water will be found,
Walking in the King’s highway.

Refrain

There no ravenous beast shall make afraid,
Walking in the King’s highway;
For the purified the way was made,
Walking in the King’s highway.

Refrain

No unclean things shall pass o’er here,
Walking in the King’s highway;
But the ransomed ones without a fear,
Walking in the King’s highway.

Refrain


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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'WITH-NESS' (God's 'Mystery Box')

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 27 of 32

Chapter 27 - "THE DIVINE PULL"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




Oftentimes, when I have been traveling on the cars, Going at the rate of thirty or forty miles per hour, I have felt the train give a sudden pull, because the engineer had turned on more steam to increase the speed to fifty miles per hour. To one who travels a good deal, and has a keen sense of motion, every movement of the train can be readily detected. I can detect when the train turns in the least to the right or left, or the slightest pressure of the air-brake on the wheels, or the least increase of speed.

This sensitiveness to the motion of a train should be realized in the spiritual life. If we keep in a very humble and crucified state of mind, and in unbroken fellowship with the Holy Spirit, the interior sensibilities of the soul will be just as keen as those of the body. We can detect the least slackening of speed, or the least veering to the right or left; and, blessed be God, we can be conscious when the heavenly Engineer turns on more spiritual pressure.

It will often happen in secret prayer, when all the faculties of the soul are open to the sway of the Spirit, that we can feel a Divine pull upon our hearts, a sudden yearning of the soul after God stronger than hitherto; a deep, sweet passion for Christ takes hold upon the fountains of desire; a longing, an intense craving to be just like Jesus pervades the whole mind.

At such moments we feel magnetized; we are conscious that an infinite load-stone is drawing our desires, affections, choices, and imaginations up into the brightness and sweetness of God.

Such moments are worth more than we can conjecture. We should make everything of them. When the Spirit gives us such gentle pulls to Himself, we should open the throttle-valve of the heart to its uttermost; let the tears flow; let hours, if need be, glide away unheeded, even if it is midnight; let the Divine nature open its great, sweet splendors to our mind; let us push our way at such times into the very bosom of Jesus; let us take the hint of His drawing, and make deep and passionate love with Him. At such times, let us spread before Him all our unselfish longings for the salvation of souls, special petitions for relatives and friends and foes, for great Revivals, for mission-fields. While these sweet seraphic winds blow down upon us, let us stretch every sail, and oil the bottom of our ships, and make all the speed possible. Many a season of prayer is without fruit because the "Amen" is said just about the time the blessed Spirit is getting His fingers on the heart-string for a heavenly pull.

In the past few months, more than ever in my past life, I am learning to detect the gentle movements of the Holy Spirit in my soul in prayer. Sometimes I begin praying with a weary, dull feeling; my thoughts seem dry, my affections seem becalmed, and this dryness lingers for ten or twenty minutes, but by fixing my thoughts on God and asking Him to breathe in me the very prayer which will most please the Father, and then by patiently waiting and pleading the infinite merit of my elder Brother, by and by the brightness begins to come; the heart is melted; tears of love and thanksgiving flow; an inexpressible sweetness settles into all my being. Then all difficulties, all sorrows, all hardships, all burdens, all loneliness, all anxiety of every sort and degree, sink away below the horizon, and I find myself in a vast prairie of blooming flowers, and magnificent vistas, and clear skies, and singing birds, and gently flowing streams, and my whole being seems dissolved into great drops of love.

I find it pays immensely to watch the movements of the Spirit, and to abandon all the activities of my mind in co-operation with His work. Oh, that we may get so intimate with the Holy Spirit as to take His slightest hint, and feel His gentlest pull, and always yield a loving response to His wishes! What an infinite compliment that our heavenly Father should be willing to indicate His thoughts and His desires toward us through the emotions of His Spirit! Let us appreciate the least token we have from God. If we respond to His gentle pulls in prayer, it will enable us to more readily detect any warning or premonition which He may give us of approaching danger or of the blessedness of some golden opportunity.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 12:4
"A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband:
but she that maketh ashamed (brings shame) is as rottenness in his bones."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"I have been through the 'Valley Of Weeping', the valley of sorrow and pain;
but the 'God of all comfort' was with me, at-hand to uphold and sustain.

"As the earth needs the clouds and the sunshine, our souls need both sorrow and joy;
so He places us oft in the furnace, the dross from the gold to destroy.

"When He leads thru some valley of trouble, His Omnipotent hand we trace;
for the trials and sorrows He sends us, are a part of His lessons in grace.

"Oft we shrink from the purging and pruning, forgetting the Husbandman knows;
that the deeper the cutting and paring, the richer the cluster that grows!

"Well He knows that affliction is needed; He has a wise purpose in view,
and in the dark valley He whispers, 'Hereafter thou'lt know what I do!'.

"As we travel thru life's shadowed valley, fresh springs of His love ever rise;
and we learn that our sorrows and losses, are blessings just sent in disguise.

"So we'll follow wherever He leadeth, let the path be dreary or bright;
for we've proved that our God can give comfort; our God can give songs in the night!"

--Anonomous

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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TENACITY (making Election sure)

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

If God forgot you, how would you ever prove you existed?

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

585 BC According to Herodotus, a solar eclipse abruptly ended the Battle of Halys between the Lydians and the Medes.

1533 England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

1892 The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.

1905 Japanese forces led by Admiral Togo Heihachiro destroyed the Russian Baltic Fleet in the Battle of Tsushima, the decisive naval battle in the Russo-Japanese War.

1918 The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, one of the first democratic republics in the Muslim world, was proclaimed in Ganja.

1934 The Dionne quintuplets - Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne - were born to Elzire Dionne at their farm in Ontario, Canada.

1937 The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened to traffic.

1937 Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.

1940 The Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces during World War II.

1957 The National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.

1961 An article by Peter Benenson was published in newspapers, starting a letter-writing campaign that grew and became Amnesty International.

1975 Sixteen West African countries signed the Treaty of Lagos, establishing the Economic Community of West Africa

1977 Fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., killing 165 people.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

75 Carroll Baker Actress
75 Irwin Winkler Director
62 Gladys Knight R&B singer

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

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: The Chronology of Events in Science, Mathematics, and Technology

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ."
--David Livingstone

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

New Tests for 'CWD' -
Scientists uncover new information about a widespread disease that's killing deer. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Thank You for giving me this day as my 'Daily Manna'.
Thank You for Blessing, Breaking and Sharing it with me.