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Nothing Old (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Nothing Old
December 14
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. (Revelation 21:5)

Glory be to His name! All things need making new, for they are sadly battered and worn by sin. It is time that the old vesture was rolled up and laid aside, and that creation put on her Sunday suit. But no one else can make all things new except the Lord who made them at the first; for it needs as much power to make out of evil as to make out of nothing. Our Lord Jesus has undertaken the task, and He is fully competent for the performance of it. Already he has commenced His labor, and for centuries He has persevered in making new the hearts of men and the order of society. By and by He will make new the whole constitution of human government, and human nature shall be changed by His grace; and there shall come a day when the body shall be made new and raised like unto His glorious body.
What a joy to belong to a kingdom in which everything is being made new by the power of its King! We are not dying out: we are hastening on to a more glorious life. Despite the opposition of the powers of evil, our glorious Lord Jesus is accomplishing His purpose and making us, and all things about us, “new” and as full of beauty as when they first came from the hand of the Lord.

From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app – http://www.LookingUpwardApps.com/fcb

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Plead His Own Promise (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Plead His Own Promise
October 22
Thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever. (2 Samuel 7:29)

This is a promise pleaded, and so it yields double instruction to us. Anything which the Lord God has spoken we should receive as surely true and then plead it at the throne.
Oh, how sweet to quote what our own God has spoken! How precious to use a “therefore,” which the promise suggests, as David does in this verse!
We do not pray because we doubt but because we believe. To pray unbelievingly is unbecoming in the Lord’s children. No, Lord, we cannot doubt Thee: we are persuaded that every word of Thine is a sure foundation for the boldest expectation. We come to Thee and say, “Do as Thou hast said.” Bless Thy servant’s house. Heal our sick; save our hesitating ones; restore those who wander; confirm those who live in Thy fear. Lord, give us food and raiment according to Thy Word. Prosper our undertakings; especially succeed our endeavors to make known Thy gospel in our neighborhood. Make our servants Thy servants, our children Thy children. Let the blessing flow on to future generations, and as long as any of our race remains on earth may they remain true to Thee. O Lord God, “let the house of thy servant be blessed.”

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Plead His Own Promise (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Plead His Own Promise
October 22
Thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever. (2 Samuel 7:29)

This is a promise pleaded, and so it yields double instruction to us. Anything which the Lord God has spoken we should receive as surely true and then plead it at the throne.
Oh, how sweet to quote what our own God has spoken! How precious to use a “therefore,” which the promise suggests, as David does in this verse!
We do not pray because we doubt but because we believe. To pray unbelievingly is unbecoming in the Lord’s children. No, Lord, we cannot doubt Thee: we are persuaded that every word of Thine is a sure foundation for the boldest expectation. We come to Thee and say, “Do as Thou hast said.” Bless Thy servant’s house. Heal our sick; save our hesitating ones; restore those who wander; confirm those who live in Thy fear. Lord, give us food and raiment according to Thy Word. Prosper our undertakings; especially succeed our endeavors to make known Thy gospel in our neighborhood. Make our servants Thy servants, our children Thy children. Let the blessing flow on to future generations, and as long as any of our race remains on earth may they remain true to Thee. O Lord God, “let the house of thy servant be blessed.”

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Bible Verse

Rev 22
Chapter 22

1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. 5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
� KJV

 

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Bible Verse…Hebrews4:14-16

The Throne of Grace

 

Jesus is our High Priest, who paid the sacrifice

for our sins with his own blood.

 

Heb 4:14-16
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
� KJV

What a blessed assurance that we get from these verses in Hebrews!  To think that Jesus paid the price for our sins, so that we might have forgiveness from all of them.  In doing this Jesus became our High Priest, and because of this we can now come boldly before His Throne of Grace to seek mercy and grace.  All you have to do to be worthy of this is believe in the Lord jesus Christ, believe that he died for your sins, was buried and rose again to go to Heaven and prepare a place for us.  Becoming a Child of God is simple, but I warn you being a Christian isn’t the easiest life.  First of all, you enter the life as a babe born again through his forgiveness.  Then just like a child you need to mature in your new life.  You can’t do this without putting off the past and the sin that entangled you.  You can’t do this unless your are willing to make that relationship with Jesus a closer one.  This takes discipline that you need to find in yourself.  You need to read the Bible daily, commit God’s Word to your heart, and speak to him daily in prayer.  Most of all you need to be willing to listen to God speak to you.  That is the only way to fight off the temptation that will come your way, and the attacks from Satan that will come your way as well.  The Bible is a book filled with comforting passages, wise teaching, and promises that God will never break.  It is one of the way God communicates with us, gives us advice, and shows us the way we should go.  Prayer is the way we come before that Throne of Grace for help from our Heavenly Father, and lay our needs, troubles, and hopes at his feet.  I know there are those who thinks this is all a fairy tale, but I can tell you that I have lived on both sides of the fence as a nonChristian and then as a Christian, and I know for a fact that it isn’t a fairy tale at all.  Of all the books of prophecy the Bible is the only book that has come true 100% of the time, with more of those prophecies unfolding daily.  All the prophecies about the Messiah in it, were answered in one man…Jesus of Nazareth, who is the Messiah.  Daily sciences like archeology, biology, astronomy and others are proving things in the Bible true.  But as a Christian we don’t need this truth, because we live by faith.  It is through this faith that we learn to trust the Lord, and hope for those things that he has promised.  There are people that believe in the Bible and go to church, but they have never taken the time to truly ask Jesus for forgiveness of their sins, nor do they have a personal relationship with Jesus.  They call themselves Christians, go through the motions and all as far as church goes.  These are the ones living Christianity as a religion, who unless they seek that personal relationship will be surprised when they are left behind when the Rapture happens.  You also have others who take the step of accepting Jesus as their Savior, but that is as far as it goes.  They do not seek a true relationship with him, and figure that one step is enough.  They don’t continue on the walk with Christ.  They continue to live for the world, and claim Christianity as their religion.  True Christianity isn’t a religion, it is a personal relationship and a constant walk with Jesus.  Yes, you are going to fail sometimes, but then you go back to Christ to help you get back on the right path.  One of the things people miss is the part of Jesus teachings when he told people he had forgiven to “go and sin no more.”  They live Christianity as a simple religion and not the personal relationship that it truly is.  These are the people that most others judge Christianity on, but the truth is they aren’t true Christians.  A true Christian isn’t about the pomp and circumstance at church, or about continuing to live as the world does.  True Christianity, once again, is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, knowing him as your God and Savior, seeking his will in your life and not your own will, and speding time with him every chance you get during the day.  He is your High Priest, your brother, father, shepherd, bridegroom, and everything to you.  When you have this true relationship, coming to that Throne of Grace is like coming home every day.  It is the most precious, warm place you can be, and with Jesus in your life you will never, ever be alone again!

 

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I’m Not By Myself

I’m Not By Myself

 

Sitting here alone

No one by my side.

Can I face this trial,

And push my pain aside?

Picking up my Bible,

I look into Your Word.

You lead me to a passage,

Where Your answer can be heard.

I’m not by myself.

I’m never alone.

I have my Jesus.

He’s still on His throne.

He’s ever beside me,

To lead and to guide.

I’m not by myself,

‘Cause He’s right by my side.

By: Bonita L. Ledzius…Copyright 2007

 

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