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Faitha??s Checkbook: Daily Devotional - Promises for Today (Updated Edition)

Not one of the good promises which the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass. – Joshua 21:45Faith’s Checkbook is a one-year devotional meant to encourage you to take God at His Word – to take hold of God’s promises by faith. Each day you will be presented with a specific promise from the Bible, along with accompanying exhortation by Charles Spurgeon. This is your “spiritual checkbook,” if you will. God’s bank account of provision is ample, and it cannot be overdrawn. Every situation you might face is equally met with a promise that, if accepted, will sufficiently see you through.“God has given no promise that He will not redeem. He does not offer hope that He will not fulfill. To help my brethren believe this, I have prepared this little volume.”– Charles H. SpurgeonAbout the AuthorCharles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist preacher. He started preaching at age 17 and quickly became famous. He is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” and frequently had more than 10,000 people present to hear him preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His sermons were printed in newspapers, translated into many languages, and published in many books.

The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power [Updated]: And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. a?? Matthew 21:22

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But the prayer of the upright is His delight. – Proverbs 15:8Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God’s infinite grace and power. All that God is, and all that God has, is at the disposal of prayer; but we must use the key. Prayer can do anything that God can do, and since God can do anything, prayer is omnipotent. No one can stand against the person who knows how to pray, who meets all the conditions of prevailing prayer, and who really prays, and if they are willing to pay the price. The price is prayer, much prayer, much real prayer, prayer in the Holy Spirit.List of ChaptersCh. 1: The Power of PrayerCh. 2: What Definite and Desirable Results Will Definite and Determined Prayer Produce?Ch. 3: What Prayer Can Do for Churches, for the Nation, and for All NationsCh. 4: How to Pray So as to Get What You AskCh. 5: Who Can Pray so as to Get What They Ask?Ch. 6: Praying in the Name of Jesus ChristCh. 7: The Prayer of FaithCh. 8: Praying Through, and Praying in the Holy SpiritCh. 9: Hindrances to PrayerCh. 10: Prevailing Prayer and Real RevivalAbout the AuthorReuben Archer Torrey traveled all over the world leading evangelistic tours, preaching to the unsaved. It is believed that more than one hundred thousand were saved under his preaching. Torrey married Clara Smith in 1879, with whom he had five children. In 1908, he helped start the Montrose Bible Conference in Pennsylvania, which continues today. He became dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University) in 1912, and was the pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles from 1915 to 1924. Torrey continued speaking all over the world and holding Bible conferences. He died in Asheville, North Carolina, on October 26, 1928.

How to Pray: What the Bible Tells Us About Genuine, Effective Prayer

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching in this with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints – Ephesians 6:18Prayer. Satan laughs as he looks at the church today and says to himself, “You can have your Sunday schools and your young people’s small groups, your boys’ and girls’ programs, your vacation Bible schools, your Christian schools, your elegant churches, your retreats, your music programs, your brilliant preachers, and even your revival efforts – as long as you don’t bring the power of almighty God into them by earnest, persistent, believing, mighty prayer.”It is not necessary that the whole church prays to begin with. Great revivals always begin first in the hearts of a few men and women whom God arouses by His Spirit to believe in Him as a living God, as a God who answers prayer, and upon whose heart He lays a burden from which no rest can be found except in persistent crying unto God.May God use this book to inspire many who are currently prayerless, or nearly so, to pray earnestly. May God stir up your own heart to be one of those burdened to pray, and to pray until God answers.About the AuthorReuben Archer Torrey traveled all over the world leading evangelistic tours, preaching to the unsaved. It is believed that more than one hundred thousand were saved under his preaching. Torrey married Clara Smith in 1879, with whom he had five children. In 1908, he helped start the Montrose Bible Conference in Pennsylvania, which continues today. He became dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University) in 1912, and was the pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles from 1915 to 1924. Torrey continued speaking all over the world and holding Bible conferences. He died in Asheville, North Carolina, on October 26, 1928.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama (Enhanced Edition): A Message of Spiritual Wisdom

"I always consider myself as a simple Buddhist monk. I feel that is the real me. I feel that the Dalai Lama as a temporal ruler is a man-made institution. As long as the people accept the Dalai Lama, they will accept me. But being a monk is something which belongs to me. No one can change that." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama In October 2012, the Dalai Lama visited the Kurukulla Center for Buddhist Studies in Medford, Massachusetts and addressed approximately 1,800 residents from this diverse New England community.To commemorate the one-year anniversary of his Holiness' visit, Comcast NBCUniversal presents this enhanced edition for Kindle Fire HD of His Holiness The Dalai Lama: A Message of Spiritual Wisdom to inform readers about the impact he has around the world. The Dalai Lama is a well-known figure, with millions of followers through social media channels and within all parts of the globe. Yet his history, background, and the scope of his accomplishments often go unnoticed. His Holiness The Dalai Lama: A Message of Spiritual Wisdom explains how the religious leader was first chosen in 1937 and provides an overview of his political and cultural history. It also celebrates the way he brings communities together through a message of peace and nonviolence. Included are text and video excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s address to attendees of the Kurukulla Center, as well as discussion questions, a glossary of terms, and select resources. In addition, the book also features a video introduction by Ann Curry of NBC News, as well as video of her exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama on Today.

Following Christ [Annotated, Updated]: Losing Your Life for His Sake

Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave. – Matthew 20:27You cannot have Christ if you will not serve Him. If you take Christ, you must take Him in all His qualities. You must not simply take Him as a Friend, but you must also take Him as your Master. If you are to become His disciple, you must also become His servant. God-forbid that anyone fights against that truth. It is certainly one of our greatest delights on earth to serve our Lord, and this is to be our joyful vocation even in heaven itself: His servants shall serve Him: and they shall see His face (Revelation 22:3-4).Charles H. Spurgeon originally wrote this book for members of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor. Spurgeon's heartfelt writing style makes this book one that today still encourages believers to move into Christian action. He emphasizes simply moving forward, using the talents and resources you already have at your disposal, for the Lord's service and your own eternal reward. The concepts presented are easy to understand and straight-forward, if only you are ready to lay down your life to follow Christ.Table of ContentsCh. 1: The Necessity of Following ChristCh. 2: How to GoCh. 3: The Help of the Holy SpiritCh. 4: Only ChristCh. 5: Great Faith and Great WorksCh. 6: Being Faithful with the Talents He Already Gave UsCh. 7: The Joy of the Lord's HarvestCh. 8: The Body Works TogetherCh. 9: Merely a ServantCh. 10: With God Nothing is ImpossibleCh. 11: We Must Bear FruitCh. 12: Solely for His GloryCh. 13: Fire and A HammerCh. 14: Beware of FoxesCh. 15: Good Things Take TimeCh. 16: The Urgency of TodayCh. 17: Open Your MouthCh. 18: God's Limitless ProvidenceCh. 19: Our Meager Loaves in Christ’s HandsOriginal Title: We EndeavorAbout the AuthorCharles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist preacher. He started preaching at age 17 and quickly became famous. He is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” and frequently had more than 10,000 people present to hear him preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His sermons were printed in newspapers, translated into many languages, and published in many books.

According to Promise [Updated, Annotated]: Of Salvation, Life, and Eternity

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1The first part of this book is meant to be a sieve to separate the chaff from the wheat. Use it on your own soul. It may be the most profitable and beneficial work you have ever done. He who looked into his accounts and found that his business was losing money was saved from bankruptcy. This may happen also to you. If, however, you discover that your heavenly business is prospering, it will be a great comfort to you. You cannot lose by honestly searching your own heart. The second part of this book examines God's promises to His children. The promises of God not only exceed all precedent, but they also exceed all imitation. No one has been able to compete with God in the language of liberality. The promises of God are as much above all other promises as the heavens are above the earth. About the AuthorCharles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist preacher. He started preaching at age 17 and quickly became famous. He is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” and frequently had more than 10,000 people present to hear him preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His sermons were printed in newspapers, translated into many languages, and published in many books.

How to Understand Death (Easwaran Inspirations Book 2)

Take your fate into your own hands by facing death, not fleeing from it.Easwaran is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. Understand death, Easwaran writes, and you’ll live more wisely – you’ll learn more, love more, and contribute more to all around you. By facing death, not fleeing from it, you take your fate into your own hands.With stories from East and West, and quotes from the world’s mystics, Easwaran explains the meaning of death, the process of dying, and how to use simple spiritual practices to find the source of abiding joy and security within us all.This essay has been excerpted from Easwaran’s book "The Undiscovered Country".

How to Meditate (Easwaran Inspirations Book 1)

Would you like better concentration, more vitality and creativity, more patience and inner strength?Daily meditation can help you develop these qualities. Easwaran taught meditation for over forty years, and his instructions are practical and clear. He shows you how to choose a spiritual text, or passage, from the world’s great traditions that embodies your highest ideals. With regular practice, meditation becomes your lifeline, taking you to the source of wisdom deep within and guiding you through all the challenges of daily life.Easwaran is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. His class at the University of California, Berkeley was the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university. He is the author of the best-selling translation in English of the Bhagavad Gita, India’s best-known scripture.This short ebook is the first chapter "Meditation on a Passage" from the book "Passage Meditation – A Complete Spiritual Practice" by Eknath Easwaran.

The Prayer Life [Annotated, Updated]: Persevering in Prayer

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching in this with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:18The sin of prayerlessness as one of the deepest roots of the evil. Few can plead themselves free from this. Nothing so reveals the defective spiritual life in a pastor and the congregation as the lack of believing and unceasing prayer. Prayer is indeed the very pulse of the spiritual life. It is the great means of bringing to a pastor and the people the blessing and power of heaven. Persevering and believing prayer means a strong and abundant spiritual life.Chapters included in this book…The Sin of PrayerlessnessHow to Be Delivered from PrayerlessnessThe Blessing of VictoryThe Example of Our LordThe Holy Spirit and PrayerThe Holiness of GodObedience and the Victorious LifeTime in Inner ChamberTaking Up the CrossThe Holy Spirit and the CrossAbout the AuthorAndrew Murray (1828-1917) was a well-known South African writer, teacher, and pastor. More than two million copies of his books have been sold, and his name is mentioned among other great leaders of the past, such as Charles Spurgeon, T. Austin-Sparks, George Muller, D. L. Moody, and more.

Prayers For Financial Miracles: And 3 Ways To Receive Answers Quickly (Prayer Keys Book 1)

God still meets physical needs including finances.This book is to help anyone in search of such provision for themselves or a loved one.This book will teach you how to pray for finances.You will also see three ways to receive answers to financial prayers.

The Necessity of Prayer (Annotated, Updated Edition): Why Christians Ought to Pray

New, updated and annotated edition.And all things, whatever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. – Matthew 21:22Persistent prayer is a mighty movement of the soul toward God, and it stirs the deepest forces of the soul toward the throne of heavenly grace. It is the ability to hold on, press on, and wait. Restless desire, restful patience, and strength of grasp are all embraced in it. Prayer is not an incident or a performance but a passion of soul. It is not a want or half-needed desire but a sheer necessity.List of ChaptersCh. 1: Prayer and FaithCh. 2: Prayer and Unwavering FaithCh. 3: Prayer and TrustCh. 4: Prayer and DesireCh. 5: Prayer and FervencyCh. 6: Prayer and PersistenceCh. 7: Prayer and PerseveranceCh. 8: Prayer and CharacterCh. 9: Prayer and ObedienceCh. 10: Prayer and SurrenderCh. 11: Prayer and VigilanceCh. 12: Prayer and the Word of GodCh. 13: Prayer and PreachingCh. 14: Prayer and the House of GodAbout the AuthorEdward McKendree Bounds was born in Shelby County, Missouri, on August 15, 1835, and died on August 24, 1913, in Washington, Georgia. He was admitted to the bar in 1854 at the age of nineteen, but left the profession five years later when he answered the call of God to the ministry. Beginning in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, he became the chaplain of the Fifth Missouri Regiment of the Confederacy. Bounds married Miss Emmie Barnett of Eufaula, Alabama, in 1876. By this union, he became the father of two daughters, Celeste and Corneille, and a son, Edward, who died at the age of six. His wife Emmie died in 1886, and later Bounds married Miss Hattie Barnett, Emmie’s cousin. Together they had six children: Samuel, Charles, Osborne, Elizabeth, Mary, and Emmie. However, Charles died at the age of one, so in the end, the family consisted of seven children. After serving several important churches in St. Louis and other places to the south, Bounds became editor of the St. Louis Christian Advocate for eight years and, later, associate editor of The Nashville Christian Advocate for four years. The trial of his faith came while he was in Nashville, and he quietly retired to his home without even asking for a pension. His principal work in Washington, Georgia (his home), was rising at four o’clock in the morning and praying until seven o’clock. He filled a few engagements as an evangelist during the eighteen years of his life work in Washington, Georgia.

With Christ in the School of Prayer: A 31-Day Study

This book has been written with a deep impression that the place and power of prayer in the Christian life is too little understood. I feel sure that as long as we look on prayer solely as the means of maintaining our own Christian life, we shall not know fully what it is meant to be. But when we learn to regard it as the highest part of the work entrusted to us, the root and strength of all other work, we shall see that we need nothing more than to study and practice the art of praying. If I have succeeded in pointing out the progressive teaching of our Lord in regard to prayer, and the distinct reference of His wonderful promises of His last night to the works we are to do in His name – to the greater works and the bearing of much fruit – we shall all admit that only when the church gives herself up to this holy work of intercession can she expect the power of Christ to manifest itself on her behalf. I pray that God will use this book to explain to some of His children the wonderful place of power and influence that He is waiting for them to occupy and that a weary world is waiting for too.- Andrew MurrayAbout the AuthorAndrew Murray (1828-1917) was a well-known South African writer, teacher, and pastor. More than two million copies of his books have been sold, and his name is mentioned among other great leaders of the past, such as Charles Spurgeon, T. Austin-Sparks, George Muller, D. L. Moody, and more.

The Crown of Sanctity: On the Revelations of Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta (The Revelations of Jesus on the Divine Will to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta)

2,000 years ago, the Son of God prayed to His Father, “Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” This prayer, the greatest ever uttered by the lips of man, will not go unanswered. Jesus has revealed to an Italian mystic named Luisa that the time has now at last arrived for its fulfillment; that is, for the restoration of what was destroyed by Adam 6,000 years ago in the Fall of Man. In brief: the entire world is about to be radically transformed like never before in its history. This is probably something you should know about. This book has been written to inform you about the transformation and to enable you to take part in it and hasten it. But this transformation will not be achieved through human effort. It will be given directly from Heaven by way of God's greatest Gift: the Gift of Living in the Divine Will, which is the Crown of Sanctity, and which even now we must all strive to receive. In this sanctity is found The Culmination of Deification, the Fruitfulness of Mystical Marriage, the Aspiration of the Unification of Wills, and the Essence of Marian Consecration. This is none other than the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary promised at Fatima. It is the coming of the Kingdom of God.This is a long book, but its length should turn away no one, as a thorough and detailed table of contents is given so that each reader can easily select only those sections in which he is interested for his perusal.And any reader is sure to find much that interests him. Within these pages is a treasury of resources; not only concerning Luisa's revelations directly, but also on new arguments for God's existence and the truth of Christianity, extensive Catechesis on Private Revelation in general and on the spiritual life in general (including overviews of the greatest teachings on spirituality in the history of the Church), and details on the Era of Peace as revealed to Luisa and many other mystics, visionaries, and seers (Fatima, Medjugorje, Venerable Conchita, Fr. Gobbi, and dozens more). You will not regret reading this book."This is our great hope and our petition: "Your Kingdom come" - a kingdom of peace, justice, and serenity, that will re-establish the original harmony of creation." – Pope St. John Paul II

Working for God (Updated, Annotated): A 31-Day Study

"Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you." And they went. – Matthew 20:4The first objective of this book is to remind all Christian workers of the greatness and the glory of the work in which God gives a share. As we see that it is God’s own work that we have to work out, and that in our working, His glory rests on us and we glorify Him, then we shall count it our joy to live only and wholly for His work. The purpose of this book at the same time is to help those who complain, or perhaps do not even know enough to complain, that they are apparently laboring in vain, by helping them discover what may be the cause of so much failure. God’s work must be done in God’s way and in God’s power. It is spiritual work to be done by spiritual men in the power of the Spirit. The clearer our submission to God’s laws of work, the surer and richer our joy and reward in it will be. Follows Waiting on God, also by Andrew MurrayAbout the AuthorAndrew Murray (1828-1917) was a well-known South African writer, teacher, and pastor. More than two million copies of his books have been sold, and his name is mentioned among other great leaders of the past, such as Charles Spurgeon, T. Austin-Sparks, George Muller, D. L. Moody, and more.

Radical Compassion: Shambhala Publications Authors on the Path of Boundless Love

What is compassion? Much more than just being nice, compassion is about looking deeply at ourselves and others and recognizing the fundamental goodness we all share. It’s about opening up to the vulnerable space inside every one of us and letting our barriers down. And it’s about daring to be present to ourselves and others with genuine love and kindness. Empowering personal awakening and social change, it might be the most radical and transformative thing we can do.The cultivation of compassion has long been at the core of Naropa University’s mission, since its origins in 1974—and its students and faculty have been leaders in contemplative education with heart. In celebration of Naropa’s fortieth anniversary, Shambhala Publications is pleased to offer these teachings on the path of compassion from a collection of authors who have helped shape the school’s unique and innovative identity, including:   • Chögyam Trungpa on opening ourselves more and more to love the whole of humanity   • Dzogchen Ponlop on how to cultivate altruism with the help of a spiritual mentor   • Judith L. Lief on the common obstacles to compassion and how to overcome them   • Gaylon Ferguson on awakening human-heartedness in oneself and society amidst everyday life   • Diane Musho Hamilton on connecting to natural empathy and taking a compassionate approach to conflict resolution   • Reginald A. Ray on spiritual practices for developing the enlightened mind and heart in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition   • Ringu Tulku on the practices of bodhisattvas, those who devote themselves to the path of enlightenment for the sake of all beings   • Pema Chödrön on building up loving-kindness for oneself and others with help from traditional Buddhist slogans   • Ken Wilber on what it really means to be a support person, with reflections from his own life   • Karen Kissel Wegela on avoiding caregiver’s burnout and staying centered amidst our efforts to help those in need   • and reflections on Naropa University and the meaning of radical compassion from longstanding faculty member Judith Simmer-Brown