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A.W. Tozer

And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God (Hebrews 10:10-12).

And if that is not plain enough the inspired writer further...

Bible verses: Hebrews 10:10-12

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James Russell Miller

When Jacob returned to his father's house, Esau met him with four hundred men. If Esau's intent was hostile, he was appeased by Jacob's generous kindness. Then we must remember that Jacob had prayed to the Lord to protect him and his household from his brother's anger, and we believe in prayer. God softened Esau's heart toward Jacob. Jacob had got right with God that night at Jabbok, and now he also gets right with his brother. There is rich instruction in all...

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Charles Spurgeon

"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shalt be delivered." Joel 2:32

Why do I not call on His name? Why do I run to this neighbor and that when God is so near and will hear my faintest call? Why do I sit down and devise schemes and invent plans! Why not at once roll myself and my burden upon the LORD? Straightforward is the best runner — why do I not run at once to the living God? In vain...

Bible verses: Joel 2:32

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Charles Spurgeon

It is painful to remember that, in a certain degree, this accusation may be laid at the door of believers, who too often are in a measure spiritually insensible. We may well bewail ourselves that we do not hear the voice of God as we ought, "Yea, thou heardest not." There are gentle motions of the Holy Spirit in the soul which are unheeded by us: there are whisperings of divine command and of heavenly love which are alike unobserved by our leaden intellects. Alas! we have been carelessly...

Bible verses: Isaiah 48:8

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Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     James 1:12-20

Yesterday we saw that the first step the psalmist took, the step which helped to save him from spiritual disaster, was most surprising. In the midst of overwhelming temptation, he says to himself: "If I give expression to my doubts and speak out of my envious, discouraged heart, I will put a stumbling-block in someone...

Bible verses: James 1:12-201 Peter 3:8-15Proverbs 13:3Proverbs 21:23

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T. Austin-Sparks

To him who overcomes I will give the privilege of sitting down with Me on My throne, as I also have overcome and have sat down with My Father on His throne. (Revelation 3:21 WNT)

We all have resurrection Life if we are joined to Christ as Resurrection, but there is something more than that; there is resurrection power, which carries us eventually (if it has its full outworking) to the Throne, and...

Bible verses: Revelation 3:21

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James Smith

Every Believer has experienced the renewing of the Holy Ghost; sin has not dominion over him. He perceives the beauty of holiness, and loathes himself on account of sin. He would be internally holy, and externally conformed to the precepts of the Bible.

He would pray with fervour; praise with gratitude; believe with confidence; war against sin, Satan, and the flesh with courage; and glorify God by every feeling, thought, word, and action. Thus he feels, and...

Bible verses: Romans 7:21

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Samuel Bagster

The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. § God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. § [He is] far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but...

Bible verses: Colossians 1:19John 3:35Philippians 2:9Philippians 2:10Philippians 2:11Ephesians 1:21Colossians 1:16Romans 14:9Colossians 2:10John 1:16

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Charles Spurgeon

The cry of the Christian religion is the gentle word, "Come." The Jewish law harshly said, "Go, take heed unto thy steps as to the path in which thou shalt walk. Break the commandments, and thou shalt perish; keep them, and thou shalt live." The law was a dispensation of terror, which drove men before it as with a scourge; the gospel draws with bands of love. Jesus is the good Shepherd going before his sheep, bidding them follow him, and ever leading them onwards with the sweet word, "Come....

Bible verses: Matthew 11:28

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Miles Stanford

That ye may know what is the hope of His calling and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints" (Eph. 1:18).

In order to share effectively with needy believers it is essential to know what the Father has purposed for His own. And this understanding results from personal growth in the Lord...

Bible verses: Ephesians 1:18Philippians 1:6

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Alexander Maclaren
And the children of Israel did secretly things that were not right against the Lord their God. - 2 Kings 17:9

How much Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus lost! - all those three years of communion with the Master; all His teaching, all the stimulus of His example, all the joy of fellowship with Him! They might have had a treasure in their memories that would have enriched them for all their days, and...

Bible verses: 2 Kings 17:9

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William MacDonald

Here is a message that glows with hope and promise. Just because a man has failed does not mean that God has put him on the shelf.

David's failures are recorded with stark realism. As we read them, we sit in the dust with him and burn with shame. But David knew how to break before the Lord, how to repent with bloodearnestness. And God was not through with him. God forgave him and restored him to a life of fruitfulness.

Jonah failed to answer God's missionary call and wound up in...

Bible verses: Jonah 3:1Ecclesiastes 11:3

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George Bowen

This portion of Scripture is an exposition of the ninety-fifth Psalm. The word rendered " rest'' in this verse, is different from the word so rendered in many other verses of the context. It does not, however, signify anything different: it is intended to elucidate. There is in it a reference to the Sabbath, and it indicates a Sabbatical rest - a great and glorious rest of which the Sabbath is an emblem. And Paul exhorts the Hebrew Christians to labor to enter into that rest. To labor now,...

Bible verses: Hebrews 4:9

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A.W. Tozer

A disturbing phenomenon of the day is the new and tricky use of familiar words.

A ''people's republic,'' for instance, is not a republic nor does it belong to the people. The word ''freedom'' now in most countries refers to something so restricted that a generation or two ago another word altogether would have been chosen to describe it.

Other words that have changed their meanings without admitting it are ''war,'' ''peace,'' ''grant'' (to describe the small sop the...

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Samuel Bagster

Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. § That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.“Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. § He who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true;...

Bible verses: Revelation 1:192 Peter 1:211 John 1:3Luke 24:39Luke 24:40John 19:352 Peter 1:161 Corinthians 2:5

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