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The concept of this website was born of GOD by the Holy Spirit, to embrace the needs, secret desires and petitions of a multitude of people.

God’s Ways and Thoughts

 Isaiah 55:9 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts. As rain and snow water the earth, in making it fruitful, so God’s word will accomplish its purpose. SIX ASPECTS – His ways and thoughts higher. [Dake] IN PARDON: Men never would have planned pardon for enemies, as God did Continue Reading

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon – 23rd November

Morning ======= "Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep." / Hosea 12:12 Jacob, while expostulating with Laban, thus describes his own toil, "This twenty years have I been with thee. That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee: I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night. Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep Continue Reading

Direction in dilemma

‘Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.’ Exodus 14:13 Suggested Further Reading: Psalm 37:1–9 In what way are we to stand still, dear friends? Surely it means among other things, that we are to wait awhile. Time is precious, but there are occasions when the best use we can make of it, is to let it run on. If time flies, that is no reason why I am always to fly. Every experienced man knows that by being wrongly busy for one Continue Reading

The loved ones chastened

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:19 Suggested Further Reading: Job 12:1-6 See how the righteous are cast down. How often is virtue dressed in the rags of poverty! How frequently is the most pious spirit made to suffer from hunger, and thirst, and nakedness! We have sometimes heard the Christian say, when he has contemplated these things, “Surely, I have served God in vain; it is for Continue Reading

Dreams: Interpreting Dreams

  Genesis 41:32 That the dream was sent twice to Pharaoh and in two forms indicates that this thing that God will very soon bring to pass is fully prepared and established by God. Do not interpretations belong to God [Genesis 40:8] There are many references to dreams recorded in the Bible. Due to the nature of his dreams, Joseph evoked envy and hatred in his brothers. When they saw him far off, even before he came near to them, Continue Reading

To be GOD’s friend

Genesis 18:17,  19 Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do? ……. For I know him….. Genesis 22:12 ……. For now I know that thou fearest God……. God graciously visits those in whom He has raised the expectation of Him. He reveals His Secrets to His friends, but only human improbability often sets up in contradiction to the Divine Promise. Those who are fittest to rule have learned to obey, and it was implicit obedience that secured Continue Reading

Investigating the Bible: What Was Jesus’ Self-Identity?

Matthew 16:13–20 Jesus could be a bit mysterious about his identity. He tended to shy away from forthrightly proclaiming to be the Messiah or the Son of God. Though some people read into his mysterious statements, there were very good reasons for him to remain vague. New Testament scholar Dr. Ben Witherington III addresses this topic straight on: “If he had simply announced, ‘Hi, folks; I’m God,’ that would have been heard as ‘I’m Continue Reading

Man’s ruin and God’s remedy

“And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.” Numbers 21:8 Suggested Further Reading: Luke 23:1-5 Christ’s redemption was so plenteous, that had God willed it, if all the stars of heaven had been peopled with sinners, Christ need not have suffered another pang to redeem them all—there was a boundless value in Continue Reading

The smoke of their torments

‘And Abraham gat up early in the morning … and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah … and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.’ Genesis 19:27–28 Suggested Further Reading: Jude 5–18 The assurance that God is just, even in the midst of his hot displeasure, must ever be cherished. The Judge of all the earth cannot but do right. Though he is terrible and dreadful in his anger, as a consuming fire, yet he Continue Reading

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon – 21st September

Morning ======= "Avoid foolish questions." / Titus 3:9 Our days are few, and are far better spent in doing good, than in disputing over matters which are, at best, of minor importance. The old schoolmen did a world of mischief by their incessant discussion of subjects of no practical importance; and our Churches suffer much from petty wars over abstruse points and unimportant questions. After everything has been said that can be Continue Reading