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Streams in the Desert – November 18

Streams in the Desert – November 18

Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. (Luke 7: 23 KJV) It is sometimes very difficult not to be offended in Jesus Christ, for the offense may be the result of my circumstances. I may find myself confined to narrow areas of service, or isolated from...

Streams in the Desert – November 17

Streams in the Desert – November 17

Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. (Luke 18: 6– 8) God’s timing is not ours to...

Streams in the Desert – November 16

Streams in the Desert – November 16

They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb . . .; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. (Revelation 12: 11) When James and John came to Christ with their mother, asking Him to give them the best place in His kingdom, He did not refuse their...

Streams in the Desert – November 15

Streams in the Desert – November 15

We were under great pressure. (2 Corinthians 1: 8) . . . so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12: 9) God allowed the crisis in Jacob’s life at Peniel to totally surround him until he ultimately came to the point of making an earnest and humble appeal...

Streams in the Desert – November 14

Streams in the Desert – November 14

Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John 12: 24) In Northampton, Massachusetts, stands the old cemetery where David Brainerd is buried. Brainerd, a pioneer American missionary,...

Streams in the Desert – November 13

Streams in the Desert – November 13

I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children. (Genesis 18: 19) God chooses people He can depend upon. He knew what to expect from Abraham and said of him, “I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children . . . that the Lord will bring about for...

Streams in the Desert – November 12

Streams in the Desert – November 12

These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work. (1 Chronicles 4: 23 KJV) We may dwell “with the king for his work” anywhere and everywhere. We may be called to serve Him in the most unlikely places and...

Streams in the Desert – November 11

Streams in the Desert – November 11

He will be like rain falling on a mown field. (Psalm 72: 6) Amos tells of “the king’s mowings” (Amos 7: 1 KJV). Our King also has many scythes and is constantly using them to mow His lawns. The bell-like sound of the whetstone against the scythe foretells of the...

Streams in the Desert – November 10

Streams in the Desert – November 10

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed. (Romans 4: 18) Abraham’s faith seemed to be in complete agreement with the power and constant faithfulness of Jehovah. By looking at the outer circumstances in which he was placed, he had no reason to expect the fulfillment...

Streams in the Desert – November 9

Streams in the Desert – November 9

Men will dwell again in his shade. He will flourish like the grain. He will blossom like a vine. (Hosea 14: 7) The day ended with heavy showers, and the plants in my garden were beaten down by the pelting storm. I looked at one plant I had previously admired for its...