Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.27.15

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Friday, November 27, 2015

This Morning’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord.”
~ Zechariah 3:1 ~

IN Joshua the high priest we see a picture of each and every child of God, who has been made nigh by the blood of Christ, and has been taught to minister in holy things, and enter into that which is within the veil. Jesus has made us priests and kings unto God, and even here upon earth we exercise the priesthood of consecrated living and hallowed service. But this high priest is said to be “standing before the angel of the Lord,” that is, standing to minister. This should be the perpetual position of every true believer. Every place is now God’s temple, and His people can as truly serve Him in their daily employments as in His house.

They are to be always “ministering,” offering the spiritual sacrifice of prayer and praise, and presenting themselves a “living sacrifice.” But notice where it is that Joshua stands to minister, it is before the angel of Jehovah. It is only through a mediator that we poor defiled ones can ever become priests unto God. I present what I have before the messenger, the angel of the covenant, the Lord Jesus; and through Him my prayers find acceptance wrapped up in His prayers; my praises become sweet as they are bound up with bundles of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia from Christ’s own garden.

If I can bring Him nothing but my tears, He will put them with His own tears in His own bottle for He once wept; if I can bring Him nothing but my groans and sighs, He will accept these as an acceptable sacrifice, for He once was broken in heart, and sighed heavily in spirit. I myself, standing in Him, am accepted in the Beloved; and all my polluted works, though in themselves only objects of divine abhorrence, are so received, that God smelleth a sweet savour. He is content and I am blessed. See, then, the position of the Christian—”a priest—standing—before the angel of the Lord.”

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.26.15

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

This Evening’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“They shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel.” ~ Zechariah 4:10 ~

SMALL things marked the beginning of the work in the hand of Zerubbabel, but none might despise it, for the Lord had raised up one who would persevere until the headstone should be brought forth with shoutings. The plummet was in good hands. Here is the comfort of every believer in the Lord Jesus; let the work of grace be ever so small in its beginnings, the plummet is in good hands, a master builder greater than Solomon has undertaken the raising of the heavenly temple, and He will not fail nor be discouraged till the topmost pinnacle shall be raised. If the plummet were in the hand of any merely human being, we might fear for the building, but the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in Jesus’ hand.

The works did not proceed irregularly, and without care, for the master’s hand carried a good instrument. Had the walls been hurriedly run up without due superintendence, they might have been out of the perpendicular; but the plummet was used by the chosen overseer. Jesus is evermore watching the erection of His spiritual temple, that it may be built securely and well. We are for haste, but Jesus is for judgment. He will use the plummet, and that which is out of line must come down, every stone of it. Hence the failure of many a flattering work, the overthrow of many a glittering profession. It is not for us to judge the Lord’s church, since Jesus has a steady hand, and a true eye, and can use the plummet well. Do we not rejoice to see judgment left to Him?

The plummet was in active use—it was in the builder’s hand; a sure indication that he meant to push on the work to completion. O Lord Jesus, how would we indeed be glad if we could see Thee at Thy great work. O Zion, the beautiful, thy walls are still in ruins! Rise, Thou glorious Builder, and make her desolations to rejoice at Thy coming.

Thank You My Friend ~

You Have Blessed Me ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
To My Friend  . . .
You have blessed me,
with words of encouragement
you have provided me
with spiritual nourishment.
You have helped me,
through my pain and grief
you have brought me
refreshment and relief.
You have given me,
hope in a dark place
you have revealed to me
the truth about real grace.
You have comforted me,
when all was too much to bear
you have reassured me
just how much for me you care.
You have been there for me,
my side you didn’t leave
you have consoled me . . .
my sorrow, you did relieve.
So thank you my friend
for blessing me . . .
with your very presence
though you, I cannot see!
~ Thank You Jesus ~
~~~~~~~~~~
Exodus 33:14
“And he said, My presence shall go
 with thee, and I will give thee rest.”
King James Version
by Public Domain
Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.26.15

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry

C. H. Spurgeon


Heavenly Alchemy

Your sorrow shall be turned into joy. (John 16:20)

Their particular sorrow was the death and absence of their Lord, and it was turned into joy when He rose from the dead and showed Himself in their midst. All the sorrows of saints shall be thus transmuted, even the worst of them, which look as if they must forever remain fountains of bitterness.

Then the more sorrow, the more joy. If we have loads of sorrow, then the Lord’s power will turn them into tons of joy. Then the bitterer the trouble the sweeter the pleasure: the swinging of the pendulum far to the left will cause it to go all the farther to the right. The remembrance of the grief shall heighten the flavor of the delight: we shall set the one in contrast with the other, and the brilliance of the diamond shall be the more clearly seen because of the black foil behind it.

Come, my heart, cheer up! In a little while I shall be as glad as I am now gloomy. Jesus tells me that by a heavenly alchemy my sorrow shall be turned into joy. I do not see how it is to be, but I believe it, and I begin to sing by way of anticipation. This depression of spirit is not for long; I shall soon be up among the happy ones who praise the Lord day and night, and there I shall sing of the mercy which delivered me out of great afflictions.

Today’s Bible Verse 11.26.15

Your Word My Light

Hebrews 12:28

“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom
which cannot be moved, let us have grace,
whereby we may serve God acceptably with
reverence and godly fear:”

 King James Version
by Public Domain

~ To God Be the Glory ~

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.26.15

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

This Morning’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.”  ~ Ecclesiastes 9:10 ~

WHATSOEVER thy hand findeth to do,” refers to works that are possible. There are many things which our heart findeth to do which we never shall do. It is well it is in our heart; but if we would be eminently useful, we must not be content with forming schemes in our heart, and talking of them; we must practically carry out “whatsoever our hand findeth to do.” One good deed is more worth than a thousand brilliant theories. Let us not wait for large opportunities, or for a different kind of work, but do just the things we “find to do” day by day. We have no other time in which to live.

The past is gone; the future has not arrived; we never shall have any time but time present. Then do not wait until your experience has ripened into maturity before you attempt to serve God. Endeavour now to bring forth fruit. Serve God now, but be careful as to the way in which you perform what you find to do—“do it with thy might.” Do it promptly; do not fritter away your life in thinking of what you intend to do to-morrow as if that could recompense for the idleness of to-day. No man ever served God by doing things to-morrow. If we honour Christ and are blessed, it is by the things which we do to-day. Whatever you do for Christ throw your whole soul into it. Do not give Christ a little slurred labour, done as a matter of course now and then; but when you do serve Him, do it with heart, and soul, and strength.

But where is the might of a Christian? It is not in himself, for he is perfect weakness. His might lieth in the Lord of Hosts. Then let us seek His help; let us proceed with prayer and faith, and when we have done what our “hand findeth to do,” let us wait upon the Lord for His blessing. What we do thus will be well done, and will not fail in its effect.

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.25.15

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This Evening’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”~Romans 9:15 ~

IN these words the Lord in the plainest manner claims the right to give or to withhold His mercy according to His own sovereign will. As the prerogative of life and death is vested in the monarch, so the Judge of all the earth has a right to spare or condemn the guilty, as may seem best in His sight. Men by their sins have forfeited all claim upon God; they deserve to perish for their sins—and if they all do so, they have no ground for complaint. If the Lord steps in to save any, He may do so if the ends of justice are not thwarted; but if He judges it best to leave the condemned to suffer the righteous sentence, none may arraign Him at their bar.

Foolish and impudent are all those discourses about the rights of men to be all placed on the same footing; ignorant, if not worse, are those contentions against discriminating grace, which are but the rebellions of proud human nature against the crown and sceptre of Jehovah. When we are brought to see our own utter ruin and ill desert, and the justice of the divine verdict against sin, we no longer cavil at the truth that the Lord is not bound to save us; we do not murmur if He chooses to save others, as though He were doing us an injury, but feel that if He deigns to look upon us, it will be His own free act of undeserved goodness, for which we shall for ever bless His name.

How shall those who are the subjects of divine election sufficiently adore the grace of God? They have no room for boasting, for sovereignty most effectually excludes it. The Lord’s will alone is glorified, and the very notion of human merit is cast out to everlasting contempt. There is no more humbling doctrine in Scripture than that of election, none more promotive of gratitude, and, consequently, none more sanctifying. Believers should not be afraid of it, but adoringly rejoice in it.

Forget the Turkey ~

For Get the Turkey ~ CHRIStian poetry by deborah ann
Forget about the turkey,
 the dressing and the sides
 forget about the pumpkin
 pecan or chocolate pies.
 
Instead lift up your voice,
 with shouts of joy and praise
 to God your loving Father
 let your thanksgiving raise.
 
Forget about the cleaning,
 the flowers and table setting
 forget about all the stuff . . .
 over which you’re sweating.
 
Instead show the Lord,
 your genuine gratitude
 give your thanks to Jesus
 for His gracious servitude.
 
Forget about the dinner,
 and cooking that big bird . . .
 instead let your song of praise
 to God,  be forever heard!
 
~~~~~~~~
 
Psalm 95:1-2
 
O come, let us sing unto the Lord:
  let us make a joyful noise to the 
rock of our salvation.
 
 Let us come before his presence 
with thanksgiving, and make a joyful
  noise unto him with psalms.
 
King James Version
 by Public Domain
 
Copyright 2015
 Deborah Ann Belka

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.25.15

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry

C. H. Spurgeon


Mountains Turned to Plains

Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain; and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. (Zechariah 4:7)

At this hour a mountain of difficulty, distress, or necessity may be in our way, and natural reason sees no path over it, or through it, or round it. Let faith come in, and straightway the mountain disappears and becomes a plain. But faith must first hear the word of the Lord—”Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” This grand truth is a prime necessity for meeting the insurmountable trials of life.

I see that I can do nothing and that all reliance on man is vanity. “Not by might.” I see that no visible means can be relied on, but the force is in the invisible Spirit. God alone must work, and men and means must be nothing accounted of. If it be so that the Almighty God takes up the concerns of His people, then great mountains are nothing. He can remove worlds as boys toss balls about or drive them with their foot. This power He can lend to me. If the Lord bids me move an Alp I can do it through His name. It may be a great mountain, but even before my feebleness it shall become a plain; for the Lord hath said it. What can I be afraid of with God on my side?

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.25.15

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This Morning’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“To preach deliverance to the captives.” ~Luke 4.18 ~

NONE but Jesus can give deliverance to captives. Real liberty cometh from Him only. It is a liberty righteously bestowed; for the Son, who is Heir of all things, has a right to make men free. The saints honour the justice of God, which now secures their salvation. It is a liberty which has been dearly purchased. Christ speaks it by His power, but He bought it by His blood. He makes thee free, but it is by His own bonds.

Thou goest clear, because He bare thy burden for thee: thou art set at liberty, because He has suffered in thy stead. But, though dearly purchased, He freely gives it. Jesus asks nothing of us as a preparation for this liberty. He finds us sitting in sackcloth and ashes, and bids us put on the beautiful array of freedom; He saves us just as we are, and all without our help or merit. When Jesus sets free, the liberty is perpetually entailed; no chains can bind again. Let the Master say to me, “Captive, I have delivered thee,” and it is done for ever. Satan may plot to enslave us, but if the Lord be on our side, whom shall we fear? The world, with its temptations, may seek to ensnare us, but mightier is He who is for us than all they who be against us.

The machinations of our own deceitful hearts may harass and annoy us, but He who hath begun the good work in us will carry it on and perfect it to the end. The foes of God and the enemies of man may gather their hosts together, and come with concentrated fury against us, but if God acquitteth, who is he that condemneth? Not more free is the eagle which mounts to his rocky eyrie, and afterwards outsoars the clouds, than the soul which Christ hath delivered. If we are no more under the law, but free from its curse, let our liberty be practically exhibited in our serving God with gratitude and delight. “I am Thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: Thou hast loosed my bonds.” “Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?”

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.24.15

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This Evening’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.”~ Proverbs 24:33, 34 ~

THE worst of sluggards only ask for a little slumber; they would be indignant if they were accused of thorough idleness. A little folding of the hands to sleep is all they crave, and they have a crowd of reasons to show that this indulgence is a very proper one. Yet by these littles the day ebbs out, and the time for labour is all gone, and the field is grown over with thorns. It is by little procrastinations that men ruin their souls.

They have no intention to delay for years—a few months will bring the more convenient season—to-morrow if you will, they will attend to serious things; but the present hour is so occupied and altogether so unsuitable, that they beg to be excused. Like sands from an hour-glass, time passes, life is wasted by driblets, and seasons of grace lost by little slumbers. Oh, to be wise, to catch the flying hour, to use the moments on the wing! May the Lord teach us this sacred wisdom, for otherwise a poverty of the worst sort awaits us, eternal poverty which shall want even a drop of water, and beg for it in vain. Like a traveller steadily pursuing his journey, poverty overtakes the slothful, and ruin overthrows the undecided: each hour brings the dreaded pursuer nearer; he pauses not by the way, for he is on his master’s business and must not tarry.

As an armed man enters with authority and power, so shall want come to the idle, and death to the impenitent, and there will be no escape. O that men were wise be-times, and would seek diligently unto the Lord Jesus, or ere the solemn day shall dawn when it will be too late to plough and to sow, too late to repent and believe. In harvest, it is vain to lament that the seed time was neglected. As yet, faith and holy decision are timely. May we obtain them this night.

Heartfelt Gratitude ~

Heartfelt Gratitude ~ CHRISTian poety by deborah ann ~
Lord, may I always have,
 an appreciative attitude
 one filled with adoration
 thanksgiving and gratitude.
May I always be grateful,
 whether sick or healthy
 may I always be thankful
 be I penniless or wealthy.
Lord, may I be thankful,
 to You, for all things
 happy with the provision
 Your daily grace brings.
May I always be glad,
 to receive Your benefits
 may my praise to You
 to the world be evident.
Lord, may I always have,
 a heartfelt gratitude . . .
 coursing through my life
 gushing out in my attitude!
Ephesians 5:20

"Giving thanks always for all things
  unto God and the Father in the
  name of our Lord Jesus Christ;"
King James Version
 by Public Domain
Copyright 2015
 Deborah Ann Belka

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.24.15

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry

C. H. Spurgeon


Pardon and Forgiveness

He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. (Psalm 103:9)

He will chide sometimes, or He would not be a wise Father for such poor, erring children as we are. His chiding is very painful to those who are true, because they feel how sadly they deserve it and how wrong it is on their part to grieve Him. We know what this chiding means, and we bow before the Lord, mourning that we should cause Him to be angry with us.

But what a comfort we find in these lines! “Not always” will He chide. If we repent and turn to Him with hearts broken for sin and broken from sin, He will smile upon us at once. It is no pleasure to Him to turn a frowning face toward those whom He loves with all His heart: it is His joy that our joy should be full.

Come, let us seek His face. There is no reason for despair, nor even for despondency. Let us love a chiding God, and before long we shall sing, “Thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortest me.” Be gone, ye dark forebodings, ye ravens of the soul! Come in, ye humble hopes and grateful memories, ye doves of the heart! He who pardoned us long ago as a judge will again forgive us as a father, and we shall rejoice in His sweet, unchanging love

Today’s Bible Verse 11.24.15

Your Word My Light

Colossians 2:6-7

“As ye have therefore received
Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk
ye in him:

Rooted and built up in him,
and stablished in the faith,
as ye have been taught,
abounding therein
with thanksgiving.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

~ To God Be the Glory ~

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.24.15

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This Morning’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“The glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams.” ~ Isaiah 33:21 ~

BROAD rivers and streams produce fertility, and abundance in the land. Places near broad rivers are remarkable for the variety of their plants and their plentiful harvests. God is all this to His Church. Having God she has abundance. What can she ask for that He will not give her? What want can she mention which He will not supply? “In this mountain shall the Lord of Hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things.” Want ye the bread of life? It drops like manna from the sky.

Want ye refreshing streams? The rock follows you, and that Rock is Christ. If you suffer any want it is your own fault; if you are straitened you are not straitened in Him, but in your own bowels. Broad rivers and streams also point to commerce. Our glorious Lord is to us a place of heavenly merchandize. Through our Redeemer we have commerce with the past; the wealth of Calvary, the treasures of the covenant, the riches of the ancient days of election, the stores of eternity, all come to us down the broad stream of our gracious Lord. We have commerce, too, with the future. What galleys, laden to the water’s edge, come to us from the millennium! What visions we have of the days of heaven upon earth!

Through our glorious Lord we have commerce with angels; communion with the bright spirits washed in blood, who sing before the throne; nay, better still, we have fellowship with the Infinite One. Broad rivers and streams are specially intended to set forth the idea of security. Rivers were of old a defence. Oh! beloved, what a defence is God to His Church! The devil cannot cross this broad river of God. How he wishes he could turn the current, but fear not, for God abideth immutably the same. Satan may worry, but he cannot destroy us; no galley with oars shall invade our river, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.23.15

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Monday, November 23, 2015

This Evening’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“Get thee up into the high mountain.”—Isaiah 40:9.

EACH believer should be thirsting for God, for the living God, and longing to climb the hill of the Lord, and see Him face to face. We ought not to rest content in the mists of the valley when the summit of Tabor awaits us. My soul thirsteth to drink deep of the cup which is reserved for those who reach the mountain’s brow, and bathe their brows in heaven. How pure are the dews of the hills, how fresh is the mountain air, how rich the fare of the dwellers aloft, whose windows look into the New Jerusalem!

Many saints are content to live like men in coal mines, who see not the sun; they eat dust like the serpent when they might taste the ambrosial meat of angels; they are content to wear the miner’s garb when they might put on king’s robes; tears mar their faces when they might anoint them with celestial oil. Satisfied I am that many a believer pines in a dungeon when he might walk on the palace roof, and view the goodly land and Lebanon. Rouse thee, O believer, from thy low condition!

Cast away thy sloth, thy lethargy, thy coldness, or whatever interferes with thy chaste and pure love to Christ, thy soul’s Husband. Make Him the source, the centre, and the circumference of all thy soul’s range of delight. What enchants thee into such folly as to remain in a pit when thou mayst sit on a throne? Live not in the lowlands of bondage now that mountain liberty is conferred upon thee. Rest no longer satisfied with thy dwarfish attainments, but press forward to things more sublime and heavenly. Aspire to a higher, a nobler, a fuller life. Upward to heaven! Nearer to God!

“When wilt Thou come unto me, Lord?
Oh come, my Lord most dear!
Come near, come nearer, nearer still,
I’m blest when Thou art near.”
 

Not Just on Thanksgiving ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Charity - IBible Verses
It's not just on Thanksgiving,
 that we're to be thankful . . .
 it's not only on this one day
 that we're to be grateful
It's about being appreciative,
 every day in every way
 it's all about our attitude
 in all the things, we do and say.
It's not about the tasty food,
 on today's white linen table
 it's not about the fine dining
 on Thanksgiving Day staples.
It's about the provisions,
 God gives us, all year through
 it's about how we receive them
 what with them, we opt to do.
It's not about what we have,
 and all our many blessings
 it's not about the pumpkin pie
 or the turkey's oyster dressing.
It's all about us sharing,
 with those who have not
 it's all about loving others
 in deed, not just in thought!
~~~~~~~~~~
2 Thessalonians 1:3
"We are bound to thank God always for you,
  brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith
  groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every
  one of you all toward each other aboundeth;"
King James Version
 by Public Domain
Copyright 2014
 Deborah Ann Belka

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 11.23.15

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Faith’s Check Book, Daily Entry

C. H. Spurgeon


Acquiring Perseverance

The Lord thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little. (Deuteronomy 7:22)

We are not to expect to win victories for the Lord Jesus by a single blow. Evil principles and practices die hard. In some places it takes years of labor to drive out even one of the many vices which defile the inhabitants. We must carry on the war with all our might, even when favored with little manifest success.

Our business in this world is to conquer it for Jesus. We are not to make compromises but to exterminate evils. We are not to seek popularity but to wage unceasing war with iniquity. Infidelity, popery, drink, impurity, oppression, worldliness, error; these are all to be “put out.”

The Lord our God can alone accomplish this. He works by His faithful servants, and blessed be His name. He promises that He will so work. “Jehovah thy God will put out those nations before thee.” This He will do by degrees that we may learn perseverance, may increase in faith, may earnestly watch, and may avoid carnal security. Let us thank God for a little success and pray for more. Let us never sheathe the sword till the whole land is won for Jesus.

Courage, my heart! Go on little by little, for many littles will make a great whole.

Today’s Bible Verse 11.23.15

Your Word My Light

Psalm 100:4-5

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise: be
thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is
everlasting; and his truth endureth
to all generations.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

~ To God Be the Glory ~

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 11.23.15

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Monday, November 23, 2015

This Morning’s Meditation

C. H. Spurgeon


“Fellowship with Him.”—1 John 1:6.

WHEN we were united by faith to Christ, we were brought into such complete fellowship with Him, that we were made one with Him, and His interests and ours became mutual and identical. We have fellowship with Christ in His love. What He loves we love. He loves the saints—so do we. He loves sinners—so do we. He loves the poor perishing race of man, and pants to see earth’s deserts transformed into the garden of the Lord—so do we. We have fellowship with Him in His desires. He desires the glory of God—we also labour for the same. He desires that the saints may be with Him where He is—we desire to be with Him there too.

He desires to drive out sin—behold we fight under His banner. He desires that His Father’s name may be loved and adored by all His creatures—we pray daily, “Let Thy kingdom come and Thy will be done on earth, even as it is in heaven.” We have fellowship with Christ in His sufferings. We are not nailed to the cross, nor do we die a cruel death, but when He is reproached, we are reproached; and a very sweet thing it is to be blamed for His sake, to be despised for following the Master, to have the world against us.

The disciple should not be above His Lord. In our measure we commune with Him in His labours, ministering to men by the word of truth and by deeds of love. Our meat and our drink, like His, is to do the will of Him who hath sent us and to finish His work. We have also fellowship with Christ in His joys. We are happy in His happiness, we rejoice in His exaltation. Have you ever tasted that joy, believer? There is no purer or more thrilling delight to be known this side heaven than that of having Christ’s joy fulfilled in us, that our joy may be full. His glory awaits us to complete our fellowship, for His Church shall sit with him upon His throne, as His well-beloved bride and queen.

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