Read: Exodus 17:8-16
“But Moses’ hands became heavy, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hit supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.” (Exodus 17:12)
She Moses held up his hands in prayer, Israel prevailed in the battle, however, when he lowered them, the enemy “Amalek,” prevailed.
These are days when as never before our hands need to be steady in prayer; steady in the meditation of His word; steady in witness; steady in separation from the world; steady in secret faithfulness when only His eyes are upon us; and steady when under severe attacks of temptation.
The enemy is ever at alert to throw us down, and it is often when we think we are strong that the most subtle attack can come.
O beloved! Take care! Watch and pray! Lift up the hands in prayer again and come close to the Lord today.
May He keep our hands “STEADY UNTIL THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN”; then what joy to look on the lovely face of Jesus Christ in the morning!
Faithful I’ll be to the Saviour I adore,
Others may leave Thee, but I’ll Thee more,
Faithful I’ll be to the Saviour I adore,
Fill with Thy Spirit this life evermore.
Yours in the Lord’s Vineyard. (Dojeh James Edijalive.)
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Read: Mark 16
JEHOVAH WILL TRUST YOU AGAIN
“Go tell His disciples — AND PETER.” (Mark 16:7)
The special message carried by the angel was for Peter — the disciple who had failed miserably in denying his Lord and Master. But instead of a stern word of rebuke, there came this encouraging message, “Go tell His disciples . . . AND PETER . . .” The Lord Jesus had mentioned Peter by name, revealing that He still loved him.
Oh, what loving kindness and tender mercy Jesus shows to those who fail Him! Where there is a genuine repentance and willingness to have done with all known sin, He will always come with a word of encouragement.
Do you feel that you have failed Him, and that it is not worthwhile going? Faint not, dear soul. The Lord loves you still. He hasn’t changed. As He comforted Peter long ago, do He can forgive you and cleanse you afresh.
Come then, prepare yourself and seek the Lord again, He will be found when you seek Him with all your heart.
God will trust you again, dear heart,
God will trust you again,
Just in the place where you failed Him,
God will trust you again.
Yours in the Lord’s Vineyard (Dojeh James Edijalive)
Read: Ecclesiastes 7:1-6
“COME ON OVER HERE”
“It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting.” (Ecclesiastes 7:2)
Dr. Torrey used to tell the story of the father who had lost his wife and then, tragically, his little girl died. As a result, he became drunk after the funeral, cursed God for what had happened, and lay down on his bed in a drunken stupor. As he slept, he had a dream. He could see a group of children playing on the pearly street of Glory. Suddenly, he saw his own lovely child again, in the front of the group of children. She was calling: “Come on over here, Daddy, It’s lovely over here.”
The father awoke from his dream, and with tears streaming down his face, knelt in prayer as he repented of his sins and sought the Saviour. He wanted to meet his darling child again.
Has a dear one been taken from you, beloved? May God comfort your lonely heart and give you the glad assurance of meeting your loved one where partings are no more.
There are calling, gently calling,
Sweetly calling me to come:
And I’m looking through the shadows.
For the blessed lights of hope.
Yours in the Lord’s Vineyard (Dojeh Edijalive James).
Read: 1 John 5:9-15
THE OLD SCOTTISH SHEPHERD
“These things have I written unto you . . . that ye may know that ye have eternal life.” (1 John 5:13)
At a special function in the highlands of Scotland many years ago, various people were telling their day-to-day experiences in their different vocations. The Chairman, noticing an old shepherd in the audience, invited him to speak. Not being accustomed to doing so, the shepherd said something like this. “Ladies and Gentlemen; I am not accustomed speaking at such meeting. I am afraid I do not know much about astronomy, but I do know the Bright and Morning Star in Jesus Christ my Saviour. I do not know much about botany, but I know the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. He is my Lord. I’m afraid I know nothing of the geography of the world, but I have found my way, as a sinner, to the foot of Calvary’s Cross.
As he sat down, a peculiar stillness cane over the gathering. The many dignitaries there realized that old shepherd had more vital knowledge than them all.
Beloved, what experience you have not tell people about the SAVIOUR in the CENTRE of your HEART? Beautiful days ahead of you. Take action and tell others to know.
For I know Whom I have believeth,
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.
Yours in the Lord’s Vineyard (Dojeh, Edijalive James).