Pilgrim's Path Daily

Monday, June 12, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end." Heb 3:6

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

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MORNING

Every thing that may abide the fire, ye
shall make it go through the fire,
and it shall be clean.

The LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.--He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.--Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin.--I will melt them, and try them.

Thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. We went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

NUM. 31. 23. De. 13. 3.--Mal. 3. 3.--
1 Co. 3. 13. Is. 1. 25.--Je. 9. 7.
Ps. 66. 10, 12. Is. 43. 2.


EVENING

We, being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness.

Put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and . . . put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.--As Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. . . . Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof; but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.



1 PETER 2. 24. Ep. 4. 22-24. Col. 3. 3.--
Ro. 6. 4, 6, 7, 11-13.

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

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 6/12
"A LIGHT TO LIGHTEN THE GENTILES"

Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

The world has been a dark world ever since Adam and Eve listened to the temptation of Satan. There was no hope until God Said: "The Seed of the woman shall bruise the serpent's head" --- a promise of coming victory for a lost race. He Who is the light of the Gentiles is the light of the world (Mt 4:16). The light shone for Israel first, but Israel rejected it's blessed beams. But again the light shall shine for the people now wandering over the earth in darkness. What is the duty of believers? Is it not to lift the light high so that the world of sinners in darkness may come into fellowship WITH Him?

Lord of Light, help us to shine as lights in a dark world, this day. Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

FAITH:

Lord we know that Living Faith is a Gift from You - but it is also a Way of Life for us - and our very Relationship with You.

Thank You for Your faith - now alive in us!

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

Well, I'll be glad when I have ARRIVED,
and all of this trial & vexation stuff is over!

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

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FOTO TOTO?

When life's a BLURR ...

Ever feel as though your life has taken off, somewhere, and left you standing - waiting - 'at the station' - sort of? As though you are all alone in a croud? As if everything and everyone was passing you by at a breakneck speed - a little like it appears with this lady - in the train station?

It's a mood. It will pass. And if we had any idea just how common this was, we might not think much of it. In any event - we all go through this from time to time.

But God Lives in Eternity - and that means Right NOW - Forever. As He is both the End and the Begining - and everything in between - all His Creation is only found IN-HIM. We are mortal - finite - temporal - up in the air - in the meantime. And if we feel at odds with all our circumstances at time, what did we expect?

Every mortal SHOULD walk with God. We were made for this - and this is the only Way we Work (Function) properly (as Designed) - that is, WITH God. We are TANDEM creatures. So Jesus asks us to take His Yoke upon us - that is, He Commands us to YOKE UP with Him. To get INTO His Yoke WITH Him.

It is when we are NOT in Yoke-Fellowship with Jesus Christ that we feel and appear to be lost - for a season. Once we get RIGHT with God, He renews in us HIS Right Spirit - and, VOILA! - just like that - we are OK again!

We were not meant by God to get to the bottom of anything. That is not our Function. If His Peace PASSES our puny 'understanding', you would THINK we would hide ourselves there - INSIDE HIM - as we were Intended to do. But to be mortal is also to be subject and subjected to confusion (babylon - the world - religion, etc).

So, from time to time, we need to be Re-calibrated by God - we need a spiritual Overhaul - so to speak. It is at times like this we must learn to simply RESORT UNTO THE LORD ("Come UNTO Me!"). When we learn to do this, we REMAIN, Abide and Continue IN-Christ - and His Living Word-Will LIVES in us all the time.

And THIS is THE Light of the world!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I

Oh! sometimes the shadows are deep,
And rough seems the path to the goal,
And sorrows, sometimes how they sweep
Like tempests down over the soul.

Refrain

O then to the Rock let me fly
To the Rock that is higher than I
O then to the Rock let me fly
To the Rock that is higher than I!

Oh! sometimes how long seems the day,
And sometimes how weary my feet!
But toiling in life’s dusty way,
The Rock’s blessèd shadow, how sweet!

Refrain

Then near to the Rock let me keep
If blessings or sorrows prevail,
Or climbing the mountain way steep,
Or walking the shadowy vale.

Refrain



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PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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God cannot Approve what He cannot Reprove!

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

Chapter 32 - "THE TENDER LAMB"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




There is a startling suggestion as to the revelation of our Lord's character in the use of the word lamb, in the book of Revelation. The word "lamb," as used in Revelation, is a word seldom used in the Bible. The word lamb, as used in most places in the New Testament, is in the Greek - amnos; but in every instance when the word lamb is used in Revelation, the Greek is arnion. This little word arnion means a little, tender lamb.

What a stream of Christly character flows in upon our vision through the word arnion. From it let us make the following suggestions:

I. God reveals Himself to us in the names which He assumes, and there is a progressive unfolding of the different phases of the character and attributes of God, from Genesis to Revelation. The first name He takes in the Bible is God, in the original Elohim, which signifies the uncreated One - the Creator. The next name He takes is Lord, of which the original is Jehovah, which signifies the living One, One who has ever lived and will live forever. It also signifies the life-giver. Whenever you find the word Lord in the Old Testament printed in small capitals, that is to indicate that the original word is Jehovah. The next name found in the Bible is the word Lord, spelled with a capital "L," and the rest of the words in small letters, of which the original word is adoni. This word adoni signifies supporter, upholder, strengthener. Thus we have, in these three words, the Trinity. The Father is the uncreated, eternal Fountain; the Son, the eternal Life-giver; and the Holy Spirit, the eternal Supporter, Comforter. As we pass on down through the holy volume, we come to other names and titles of God too numerous to expound in this place. He is called our Shepherd. (Ps. 23.) When we come to the New Testament, we find all the names and titles of God in the Old Testament are revealed in brighter and sweeter forms. Elohim is revealed as Father. Jehovah is revealed as Jesus and the Christ and the lamb of God. Adoni is revealed as the Comforter and Sanctifier and Illuminator. But all these names and titles of God glow with intenser meaning, and widen and deepen in their significance in the manifold way in which they are used throughout the Gospels and the Epistles.

The book of Revelation was written about a hundred years after the birth of Jesus, and by that Disciple whom Jesus loved, who was very aged, and his whole being flooded and matured with Christ-likeness, and eminently fitted to be the translucent vase in which God could pour the ultimate and ineffable splendors of His character and word. And so I take it that this word arnion - that is , "tender lamb" - gives us the ultimate and most divinely-exquisite insight into the eternal loveliness of Jesus possible for us to receive in this state of being. As we move down the stream of that revelation which the infinite and eternal One has made of Himself, we find many tributaries of added truth and light pouring into the central river, and these confluent streams of names and titles and attributes and characteristics bear us on a tide of ever-increasing light and truth and glory, until we are borne out into the boundless, silvery sea of the Godhead, whose names and character are "God is light," "God is love," "God is a tender Lamb."

Such a revelation of God is exactly opposite to what any man-made theories would represent Him.

II. From this word arnion we gather the suggestion of the progressive unfolding of the perceptions of the living God in our own minds and experiences. The average sinner, though living in nominal Christain lands, with Bibles and Churches, has a very crude and almost utterly unscriptural idea of God, very little superior to the idea which a Hottentot has of the Almighty.

The very thought of God is that He seldom entertains, and then it is mostly an annoyance and a pest to Him. When a sinner becomes serious, and thinks of repentance and a new life, his conception of God is not that Scriptural idea of an infinite, loving, personal Creator, who loves him, and who loves to pardon and wash his soul, but it is a sort of confused and a cold view of God, which is made up of power, and distance, and severity, and harshness, with a touch of majesty and some other attributes. If he does not hear warm and evangelical preaching, he is very apt to drift toward the old Calvinistic conception of God, which, though it very properly recognizes in God His eternity, and immutability, and omniscience, and justice, and other blessed majesties which belong to Him, yet it throws all the conceptions of God into the frosty dome of a cold winter night, which does not melt the heart with real pardon and peace.

If this awakened sinner is led a step farther, and gets the conception of God as merciful and compassionate, he then begins to form more angelical views of the Lord. If his desire for salvation increases, and he has some one to teach him, or can get hold of Bible truth by some other means, he will get a perception of Jesus as his substitute, bearing his death penalty, and willing to pardon him through simple faith.

When he believes and receives pardon that lets in a flood of new light in his mind respecting God and salvation, he then begins to apprehend God as a Father and Jesus as a personal Savior.

But there are yet vast regions of Bible truth concerning God which seem to him a puzzling twilight. His perceptions of the Trinity, their distinct personalities and attributes hang like an undiscernible haze in his mind. If this converted man aims to live a full Bible life, he will soon find a deep need of inward purity of nature. If he is led through the appropriate steps to that experience, and has a clear apprehension of Jesus as his omnipotent cleanser, and will enter that state, very soon after this act of pure faith there will come to his understanding another sun-burst of glorious perceptions respecting God. There will spring up in his vision an intuitive vision of the Godhead as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He will perceive these ineffable personalities with a clearness and joy of which he had no previous idea. Then the different names and titles of God in the Bible will be luminous and precious to him.

It is likely that this man will be led through a series of trials, sore temptations, heavy crosses, misunderstandings of others, manifold losses, and intricate manipulations of Divine Providence, which will serve as a furnace, with its white heat, to thoroughly anneal all the previous operations of grace in his soul.

In this annealing process he will discover many things in his constitution or peculiar makeup which need grinding away, or mellowing and softening and sweetening, to make him perfectly homogeneous with the characteristics of God. When the tribulation and the furnace have done their work on him, he will have a celestialized vision, a far-penetrating perception, into the fine and ineffable traits of God. He will discern things in each of the three Divine persons, glimpses of their several majesties; he will feel an undefinable love for each of them which he cannot put into words. He has now reached that country in which the visions of God which were given to Moses, Daniel, and John become familiar to his daily thoughts.

Sometimes persons in this state of soul will have sudden flashes of Divine light in their inner spirit, in which they will see a long, interminable vista into the Divine nature. All saints who are favored with these Divine flashes bear uniform testimony that it seems to them as if an avenue of glory was opened to them in a stream of beautiful, soft light, increasing with ever-dazzling whiteness in the distance, for hundreds and thousands of miles away, brighter and brighter, until it is lost in an undistinguished blaze of blinding light.

This vision of light, for which there are no words, corresponds to the unfolding of the Lord Jesus to His true follower, which is an ever-increasing climax of purity, tenderness, and love, rising in ever-increasing degrees of simplicity and lowliness, until, instead of being the great and overwhelming Elohim which broke the morn of creation, it is the unutterable love and tenderness of a little lamb. Oh, what a journey the mind has traveled across that vast stretch of spiritual territory, where his perceptions of God were wild, confused, and semi-heathen, to that state of complete transformation, where the three persons of the Godhead have become a constant, sweet vision to his under-standing, and in whose infinite love he reposes, with all his faculties outstretched in longing desire and gentle confidence, like the snowy-plumed sea-birds that float on the undulations of a glittering sea!

Our perceptions of Jesus grow just in proportion as we become united to Him in our inner being, and as we become like Him in our affections and will. And on the other hand, the clearer and deeper our vision into His personality and character, the more deeply we drink of His precious nature, and become like Him. So that a brighter vision ever leads us to a sweeter experience of His love, and then a stronger love is ever widening and clarifying our vision. Thus it is like standing between two mirrors, which reflect the same image back and forth ten thousand times - the vision ever increasing the love, and the love ever sharpening the vision.

The End

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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 12:9
"Better is a man of humble standing who works for himself
than one who plays the great man but lacks bread."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"My songs have been the songs of the daylight, of the sunshine of His face,
of the hours of blest Communion, and the wonders of His grace.

"In my song has been unremembered the touch of His hand in my plight.
Oh! how easy to sing in the sunshine -- He alone can give songs in the night!

"The weight of an awful darkness, hung over my soul like a pall;
and everything round me seemed blackness -- no help but to struggle and fall.

"But treasures are found in the darkness, and riches are hidden in-store;
and sorrow oft gives us a song to sing, unknown to us heretofore.

"Our God gives us songs in the midnight, when our feet are held fast in the stocks;
and sends with the praises He giveth, the unloosing of bars and locks."

--J. Lyall

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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"Pride is the Deification of self" -Oswald Chambers

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

Man's #1 instinctis Self-preservation.
Christ's is The Cross!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1665 England installed a municipal government in New York, formerly the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.

1776 Virginia's colonial legislature became the first to adopt a Bill of Rights.

1838 The Iowa Territory was organized.

1864 Union General Ulysses S. Grant pulled his troops out of the Battle of Cold Harbor.

1880 Lee Richmond of the Worcester Ruby Legs pitched the first perfect game in major league history in a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Blues.

1889 The Armagh rail disaster killed 88 people near Armagh, Northern Ireland.

1898 Philippine nationalists declared independence from Spain.

1937 The Soviet Union executed eight army leaders during a purge under Josef Stalin.

1939 The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, N.Y.

1963 Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Miss.

1964 Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison by the Pretoria Supreme Court.

1967 The Supreme Court struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.

1979 A human-powered aircraft named Gossamer Albatross flew across the English Channel.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

91 David Rockefeller Banker
82 George H.W. Bush Former President of the United States
78 Vic Damone Singer
76 Jim Nabors Actor-singer (''Gomer Pyle, USMC'

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

-Corrie Ten, Boom

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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Lord, thank You for teaching me that my mortal life is NOT The reality of Your Spirit - Eternity. And thank You for making me a part of That.