Pilgrim's Path Daily

Friday, June 23, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." Jn 4:14

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

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MORNING

I will pray the Father, and he shall give
you another Comforter, even the
Spirit of truth.

It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.--Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.--The Spirit . . . helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.--Hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

JOHN 14. 16, 17. John 16. 7. Ro. 8. 16.--
Ro. 8. 15. Ro. 8. 26. Ro. 15. 13.--
Ro. 5. 5. 1 John 4. 13.


EVENING

Shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may
be well with thee?

There remaineth . . . a rest to the people of God.--My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.--There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.--They . . . rest from their labours.

The forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.--In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.


RUTH 3. 1. He. 4. 9.--Is. 32. 18.--Job 3. 17.--
Re. 14. 13. He. 6. 20. Mat. 11. 28-30.-- Is. 30. 15. Ps. 23. 1, 2.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

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

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 6/23
"A CERTAIN NOBLEMAN"

Luke 19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

The setting of this picture is remarkable. Our Lord is standing with the Jews around Him, in the shadows of a palace built by a nobleman, Archelaus, who had gone to Rome and received the kingdom from Caesar. Our Lord is the Nobleman whose face was turned toward the land beyond the skies where He has gone and from whence He will one day return. "Occupy till I come" is His message. He has entrusted to us, as His servants, the most valuable treasure in Heaven, --- time, opportunity, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, a great world in which to transact the greatest of all business! Precious privileges are ours and a solemn accounting must be given.

Lord, give us keenness of vision to see, and wisdom to utilize our opportunities in the investment of our lives for Thee. Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

PATIENCE:
Lord, thank You for Patience. Oh, I know I don't have nearly enough of this Virtue - but You have Lent me Your's now and again, and it has helped me wait for Your appointed time.

You made it clear that this particular Virtue is Vital to Spiritual Inheritance (Lk 21:19) - so Lord, please keep me IN YOUR PATIENCE, as You have in Your Promises!

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

"Frozen Frogs" --
Did you feel frozen solid this past winter? Couldn't wait for your vacation to thaw out? Turns out you're not the only one! CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

This habit (addiction) of mine is so strong,
not even GOD could help me break it!

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

Hybrid Ducks --
Ducks don't discriminate. They don't limit their mates to one species. Duck partners may be different in shape, size, and color, creating a rainbow of hybrid offspring. CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

WAR!

Man loves war! What a statement! But I'm afraid it is true. We seek it. We buy and sell it. We import and export it. We justify it. We are addicted to war. All the classic symptoms are there. We must have war!

Man is born and bred to violence. We cut our teeth on chaos, and sup early on the teat of rebellion. Each 'self' has it's 'rights' - and is shamed for not 'standing up' for them. The exertion of an independent attitude is applauded as both virtue and character, in a capitalistic society. 'Every man for himself'; 'it's a dog-eat-dog world, after all!'; 'let the buyer beware!'; 'compete, or die!'; etc. We thrive on it!

Blood hates blood - and man loathes God. The War began not on earth - but in Heaven. It was Exported here by an Angel (prince of demons - Lucifer, by name), and sealed with an unHoly fornication. Thus 'JIHAD!' was born on Earth - even as it was in Heaven BEFORE! The shedding of blood began then - and has not let up since.

For a few, God's Own Blood has sufficed to Make Peace even where there IS NO PEACE - here on Earth. But even this is War - a Spiritual War between flesh & blood and The Spirit. The PRIZE of this Warfare Is PEACE. But man must Sue (God) for this Peace - and seek it with all his heart, soul and mind. He must pursue it as the "pearl of great price" that it is.

The war of man on earth is NOT FOR PEACE - and this is why it is addiction. Those who make such war in this realm of evil do so for MORE WAR - not Peace. And so they speak of Peace, but they will not HAVE it - they cannot ENDURE nor ABIDE it, as it Was only Purchased by The Blood of God's Son, Jesus Christ. And this is utterly loathsome and repugnant to rebels of ALL kinds.

But it is the War with God that must be Settled Forever. Until a soul has MADE PEACE with God, as an OBEDIENT of CHRIST'S, that soul remains a house divided (at WAR inside). But making Peace with God is ALWAYS SURRENDER. So until we SUE GOD FOR PEACE (Surrender), we continue in bitter hatred and enmity against God - and in Hell on earth - at WAR!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



RISE, CROWNED WITH LIGHT

Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise!
Exalt thy towering Head and lift thine eyes!
See Heav’n its sparkling portals wide display,
And break upon thee in a flood of day!

See a long race thy spacious courts adorn;
See future sons, and daughters yet unborn,
In crowding ranks on every side arise,
Demanding life, impatient for the skies.

See barbarous nations at Thy gates attend,
Walk in Thy light, and in Thy temple bend:
See Thy bright altars thronged with prostrate kings,
While every land its joyous tribute brings.

The seas shall waste, the skies in smoke decay,
Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt away;
But fixed His Word, His saving power remains;
Thy realm shall last, Thy own Messiah reigns!


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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Jesus Said Tares are Spiritually deaf! Jn 8:47

'The Practice Of The Presence Of God'
- Conversations and Letters of Brother Lawrence -
an audio-booklet, narrated by Dennis Rideout

"I walk before God simply, in faith, with humility and with love; and I apply myself diligently to do nothing and think nothing which may displease Him." --Brother Lawrence

PART SIX (17 minutes)

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Twelfth Letter: If we were well accustomed to the practice of the presence of God, bodily discomforts would be greatly alleviated. God often permits us to suffer a little to purify our soul and oblige us to stay close to Him.

Take courage. Offer Him your pains and pray to Him for strength to endure them. Above all, get in the habit of often thinking of God, and forget Him the least you can. Adore Him in your infirmities. Offer yourself to Him from time to time. In the height of your sufferings, humbly and affectionately beseech Him, as a child to his father, to make you conformable to His holy will. I shall endeavor to assist you with my poor prayers.

God has many ways of drawing us to Himself. He sometimes seems to hide Himself from us. But faith alone ought to be our support. Faith is the foundation of our confidence. We must put all our faith in God. He will not fail us in time of need. I do not know how God will dispose of me, but I am always happy. All the world suffers and I, who deserve the severest discipline, feel joys so continual and great that I can scarcely contain them. I would willingly ask God for a part of your sufferings.

I know my weakness is so great that, if He left me one moment to myself, I would be the most wretched man alive. Yet, I do not know how He could leave me alone because faith gives me as strong a conviction as reason. He never forsakes us until we have first forsaken Him. Let us fear to leave Him. Let us always be with Him. Let us live and die in His presence. Do pray for me, as I pray for you.

Thirteenth Letter: I am sorry to see you suffer so long. What gives me some ease and sweetens the feeling I have about your griefs, is that they are proof of God's love for you. See your pains in that view and you will bear them more easily. In your case, it is my opinion that, at this point, you should discontinue human remedies and resign yourself entirely to the providence of God. Perhaps He waits only for that resignation and perfect faith in Him to cure you. Since, in spite of all the care you have taken, treatment has proved unsuccessful and your malady still increases, wait no longer. Put yourself entirely in His hands and expect all from Him.

I told you in my last letter that He sometimes permits bodily discomforts to cure the distempers of the soul. Have courage. Make a virtue of necessity. Do not ask God for deliverance from your pain. Instead, out of love for Him, ask for the strength to resolutely bear all that He pleases, and as long as He pleases. Such prayers are hard at first, but they are very pleasing to God, and become sweet to those that love Him.

Love sweetens pain. When one loves God, one suffers for His sake with joy and courage. Do so, I beseech you. Comfort yourself with Him. He is the only physician for all our illnesses. He is the Father of the afflicted and always ready to help us. He loves us infinitely more than we can imagine. Love Him in return and seek no consolation elsewhere. I hope you will soon receive His comfort.

I will help you with my prayers, poor as they are, and shall always be yours in our Lord.

Fourteenth Letter: I give thanks to our Lord for having relieved you a little as you desired. I have often been near death and I was never so satisfied as then. At those times I did not pray for any relief, but I prayed for strength to suffer with courage, humility, and love. How sweet it is to suffer with God! However great your sufferings may be, receive them with love. It is paradise to suffer and be with Him. If, in this life, we might enjoy the peace of paradise, we must accustom ourselves to a familiar, humble, and affectionate conversation with God.

We must hinder our spirits' wandering from Him on all occasions. We must make our heart a spiritual temple so we can constantly adore Him. We must continually watch over ourselves so we do not do anything that may displease Him. When our minds and hearts are filled with God, suffering becomes full of unction and consolation.

I well know that to arrive at this state, the beginning is very difficult because we must act purely on faith. But, though it is difficult, we know also that we can do all things with the grace of God. He never refuses those who ask earnestly. Knock. Persevere in knocking. I answer for it, that, in His due time, He will open His grace to you. He will grant, all at once, what He has deferred during many years.

Pray to Him for me, as I pray to Him for you. I hope to see Him soon.

Fifteenth Letter: God knows best what we need. All that He does is for our good. If we knew how much He loves us, we would always be ready to receive both the bitter and the sweet from His Hand. It would make no difference. All that came from Him would be pleasing.

The worst afflictions only appear intolerable if we see them in the wrong light. When we see them as coming from the hand of God, and know that it is our loving Father who humbles and distresses us, our sufferings lose their bitterness and can even become a source of consolation.

Let all our efforts be to know God. The more one knows Him, the greater one desires to know Him. Knowledge is commonly the measure of love. The deeper and more extensive our knowledge, the greater is our love. If our love of God were great we would love Him equally in pain and pleasure.

We only deceive ourselves by seeking or loving God for any favors which He has or may grant us. Such favors, no matter how great, can never bring us as near to God as can one simple act of faith. Let us seek Him often by faith. He is within us. Seek Him not elsewhere.

Are we not rude and deserve blame if we leave Him alone to busy ourselves with trifles which do not please Him and perhaps even offend Him? These trifles may one day cost us dearly. Let us begin earnestly to be devoted to Him. Let us cast everything else out of our heart. He wants to possess the heart alone. Beg this favor of Him. If we do all we can, we will soon see that change wrought in us which we so greatly desire.

I cannot thank Him enough for the relief He has given you. I hope to see Him within a few days. Let us pray for one another.


Brother Lawrence died within days of this last letter.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 12:15
"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes:
but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"Jesus, my only Hope, Friend ever dear, Bend to my earnest prayer Thy gracious ear;
Come from Thy throne above, come and my dross remove, Fill me with perfect love, Savior, to Thee.

Jesus, my only Hope, grant me Thy grace, Teach me in joy and pain Thy hand to trace;
Keep Thou my heart in peace, bid ev?ry murmur cease, Come and my faith increase, Savior, in Thee.

Jesus, my only Hope, Jesus, my King, Help me with heart and voice Thy praise to sing;
Now let Thy beams divine bright o'er my pathway shine, Draw me, O Savior mine, closer to Thee.

Jesus, my only Hope, be Thou my Guest; Under Thy mighty wings, O let me rest,
Rest till the angel band home to the promised land Bears me at Thy command, Savior, to Thee."

--Fanny Crosby, 1886

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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Enduring by Seeing Him Who Is Invisible! (Heb 11:27)

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

Man 'Bonds' with God by 'Peekaboo, I SEE you!'
('Making the BIG-eyes!')

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1713 After Queen Anne's War, French residents of Acadia were given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia.

1868 Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the ''Type-Writer.''

1887 Banff National Park was created, becoming Canada's first national park.

1892 The Democratic convention in Chicago nominated former President Grover Cleveland on the first ballot.

1894 The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris.

1931 Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.

1941 Lithuanian 1941 independence: Members of Lithuanian Activist Front declared independence from the Soviet Union.

1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.

1969 Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States.

1972 President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the C.I.A. to obstruct the F.B.I.'s Watergate investigation.

1985 All 329 people aboard an Air-India Boeing Flight 182 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland, apparently because of a bomb.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

66 Diana Trask Country singer
62 Rosetta Hightower R&B singer (The Orlons)
60 Ted Shackelford Actor
59 Bryan Brown Actor
50 Randy Jackson TV personality (''American Idol'')
49 Frances McDormand Actress (''Fargo'')
44 Paul La Greca Actor

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

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: Adorable & Engrossing ANIMATED DRUM RECITAL. Japanese, robotic cartoon characters perform a syncopated, rhythmic demonstration of what could be considered - the BEST of animated illustrations. See for yourself!

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Perhaps when the Light of Heaven shows us clearly the pitfalls and dangers of the earthly road that led to the Heavenly City, our sweetest songs of gratitude will be not for the troubles we have conquered, but for those we have escaped!"

...Barr

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

Giving Amphibians a Home --
Scientists resort to desperate measures in desperate times to save the world's amphibians. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Lord, give me Rest this night - and if that Rest is to be Forever, then help me welcome it as being WITH You!