Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Monthly Scripture Reading

Ecclesiastes 11

1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.

 

             
January 2018
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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After Many Days

Richard Wurmbrand (March 24, 1909-February 17, 2001), who suffered so much for Christ, and was the author of Tortured for Christ, was a hardened atheist, but God had his eye on him.

As the story goes there was an old carpenter up in the mountains of Romania who prayed: “My God, I have served you on earth and I wish to have my reward in heaven. But I wish my reward should be that I not die until I bring a Jew to Christ, because Jesus was from the Jewish people.”

One day. Richard was irresistibly drawn to the village where the carpenter lived, and where there was no other Jew residing. Seeing he was a Jew the carpenter befriended him, and spent hours praying for his salvation. He gave him a Bible, and never lost an opportunity to be kind and helpful. Eventually, Richard Wurmbrand was saved by the grace of God. The old carpenter had his wish and petition, and Wurmbrand went on to be mightily used of the Lord.

Maybe you are praying for someone you have been witnessing to. Don’t give up! The promise is: “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days” (Ecclesiastes 11:1).

 

             
January 2018
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Monday, February 26, 2018

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Dear Young Christian:

Sometimes we think we have a hard life. But here is a good verse to consider as we head out at the beginning of another week. “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).

The Apostle Paul was no stranger to pain and suffering. Many times he experienced physical and psychological trauma as part of his service for Christ. Given the increasing persecution of believers in the world today one might wonder, “Is it really worth standing for God?” The Apostle counters that there is no comparison between this age and the glory to follow. Eternal riches far outweigh temporal agony. Meanwhile, grace is able to sustain His suffering servants until Christ delivers them to glory. Like Paul we have the present promise, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Draw on that resource as you go through the daily circumstances of life in the days ahead.

Your Christian Friend,

Jim Hyland

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

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The Finished Work of Christ

If sinners are to be saved, Christ must die; for man’s life is forfeited on account of sin. Hence He says, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:14-15).

Man’s disobedience in Eden dishonored God, and brought the world under the power of Satan and sin. For four thousand years God tested fallen man in various ways, but it only proved how utterly fallen he is. “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son” (Galatians 4:4). On the cross of Calvary He suffered, died, and bled. There…

God was infinitely glorified,

Satan’s power was annulled,

Sin’s judgment was borne.

Every claim of God was once and forever perfectly met. And God raised Him from the dead to His own right hand in glory, where He is now seated, a testimony to the whole universe that the atoning work is done. The Lord could declare: “I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do” (John 17:4).

 

             
January 2018
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February 2018
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Dead Weight

A young man asked a preacher, “You say that unsaved people carry a weight of sin. How heavy is sin? Is it ten pounds? Eighty pounds? I don’t feel any weight!”

The preacher replied by asking: “If you laid a four hundred pound weight on a corpse, would it feel the load?”

The youth replied, “It would feel nothing, because it is dead.”

The preacher concluded, “He, too, is dead indeed who feels no load of sin or is indifferent to its burden and flippant about its presence.”

The young man was silenced.

What a wonderful thing it is to be in possession of divine life. Here is what the Bible has to say to those of us who are saved: “And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sinsEven when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:1,5,8-9). Is this true of you?

 

             
January 2018
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Friday, February 23, 2018

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Monthly Question Page

Q. At the wedding in Cana of Galilee, why did the Lord save the best wine for the last?

A. The host of the wedding provided the wine that was drunk at the beginning, and the Lord provided what was miraculously changed from the six water-filled vessels. What the Lord gives is always better than what man can provide.

Also there is a prophetic character to the story of the marriage. Consider this Old Testament prophecy. “Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight” (Hosea 6:1-2). So we learn that “the third day” (see John 2:1) has to do with the restoration, and millennial joy of God’s earthly people, the nation of Israel. This will be based on their repentance and His provision for them through grace.

On a practical note, we learn that human joy, of which the wine is a type, quickly runs out, and that it is only “the joy of the Lord” (Nehemiah 8:10), that has real lasting quality and substance. As the Lord said to His disciples, “Your joy, no man taketh from you” (John 16:22).

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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God’s Filtering System

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things”
(Philippians 4:8).

God has a filtering system for our thoughts. Are your thoughts:

o True

o Honest

o Just

o Pure

o Lovely

o Of Good Report

o Virtuous

o Full Of Praise?

How many of the above boxes can you honestly check? What are you filling your mind with? What are you thinking about? Is it thoughts of Christ and your heavenly blessings?

Something to think about, isn’t it!

 

             
January 2018
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Pray Everyday

“Men ought always to pray, and not to faint”
(Luke 18:1).
“Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

When was the last time you prayed? I mean really prayed! When was the last time you spent time in the presence of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ? There is no substitute for prayer, and there is no power in our Christian life without it. None!

Do not let the pressures of life and the busyness of society rob you of time alone in supplication. Discipline yourself to take time for prayerat least once a day if not more. Just as you need gasoline in your car engine to give it power, so you need prayer in your life if you expect to have strength for the day, spiritual energy for Christian warfare, as well as fruit for the Lord in your life.

Don’t let your spiritual battery get low. Learn to recharge it often. It can only be recharged by being alone with the One who is our source and resource!

“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2).

 

             
January 2018
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Holding

It has been rightly said, that it is good to hold tightly to what is eternal and loosely to what is temporal. Yet how often it seems to be the reverse. We seem more concerned with our worldly possessions and spend much valuable time seeking them, and forget that they are only transient and passing at best. The Apostle Paul put it in perspective when he wrote, “We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

That is not to say that we don’t value the temporal things that God has entrusted to us for this life. But we need to always remember that those things that we have in Christ are the things of real value and what are ours for eternity. Unlike our earthly goods we can never lose those blessings that are ours in Christ. No wonder Paul said, “This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).

 

             
January 2018
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Monday, February 19, 2018

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Dear Young Christian:

Maybe your thoughts are all in a turmoil as you face another week in a world of sin, sorrow, problems, and certainly opposition to Christ and His followers. Just remember that before the Lord left His disciples in a hostile world He said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). Later on the Apostle Paul wrote, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

With these verses in mind you can start the week with the same peace that the Lord had when He walked through this world, and the same peace that Paul and the Christians in Philippi experienced hundreds of years ago. That peace is still available and is still as real as ever. Enjoy it!

Your Christian Friend,

Jim Hyland

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