Powerful Ps of Psalm 23 (by Fenny West)

Powerful Ps of Psalm23

1     The LORD is my shepherd;

     I shall not want.

2     He makes me to lie down in green pastures;

     He leads me beside the still waters.

3     He restores my soul;

     He leads me in the paths of righteousness

     For His name’s sake.

4     Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

     I will fear no evil;

     For You are with me;

     Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

5     You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

     You anoint my head with oil;

     My cup runs over.

6     Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

     All the days of my life;

     And I will dwell in the house of the LORD

     Forever.

 

 

Powerful P’s of Psalm 23

1. Possessor of all. “The Lord” Ps24:1 the Owner of the earth in all its fullness…
2. Present tense. “Is”
3. Personal- Personal intimate knowledge-shepherd hood, relationship. “My shepherd” John10:11,14
4. Provision ” I shall not want.” Phil4:19
5. Peace-“He makes me to lie down in green pasture.Phil2:14
6.Put-back-together. “He restoreth my soul” Restoration, renewal, revival, revamping Luke15:22-24
7. Pathway proposed, pre-ordained-“He leads me in paths of righteousness” Phil39, 1Cor1:30
8. Purpose- “for His name’s sake Eph2:10,Phil2:10-11
9. Passing phase of palavers and problems-transient, temporary “yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death” Ro8:31, 35, 37-39, 2Cor4:7-9,16-18
10. Protection- “I will fear no evil.” Ps91,Isa41:10
11. Presence-“For thou art with me. Isa43:2-3
12. Pruning-“Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” John15:1-8
13.Palatable divine delicatessen-; passion to provide for. 
” You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies1Chro20:20-25
14. Paraclete-Holy Spirit Who comforts, anoints, teaches, standbys, guides, intercedes, empowers, heals “You anoint my head with oil John14:21, 26,-16:7,13, Ps92:10
15. Prosperity, Profuse, preponderant super abundant blessing “My cup runs over” 3John2, Josh1:8, Ps1:1-3
16.Prearranged personal angelic assignment -“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, Heb1:14,Ps91:11,Matt4:11
17. Position and posterity- all the days of my life.
18. Pavilion, palace, place of abode-“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord, Ps92:12-15
Forever, amen

 

After reading this inspiring revelation I thought about the Powerful Ps about Ps23

 

The 23rd Psalm This is an eye opener; some probably never thought nor looked at this Psalm in this way, even though they say it over and over again.

 

The Lord is my Shepherd That’s Relationship!

I shall not want That’s Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures That’s Rest!

 He leadeth me beside the still waters That’s Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul That’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness That’s Guidance!

For His name sake That’s Purpose!

 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death That’s Testing!

I will fear no evil That’s Protection!

For Thou art with me That’s Faithfulness!

 Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me That’s Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies That’s Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil That’s Consecration!

 My cup runneth over That’s Abundance!

 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life That’s Blessing!

 And I will dwell in the house of the Lord That’s Security!

 Forever That’s Eternity!

The Lord is My Strength and Song ( by Fenny West)

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The Lord is My Song and Strength

The Lord is my Song and Strength
He is my Shield, Shelter and Salvation.
He hauled the foe and his horse into the sea
Because He is the Master of the Sea.

The Lord is my Stronghold and Strong Tower

and in Him I hide and abide.
No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper.
Everything I lay my hands to do shall prosper.

The Lord my light and might,

therefore I shine wherever I go.

I wax stronger and stronger from day to day.

 He makes a way for me where there is no way.

He makes rivers in the desert and a way in the wilderness.

He parts my red sea for me to walk on dry ground.

The Lord is my Source.

He supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory.

No good thing does He withhold from me.

He satisfies my mouth with good things.

He daily loads me with benefits to enjoy.

He is my Shepherd-the Good Shepherd,

who lays down His life for the sheep.

I can count on His providence.

He leads me to my green pastures and still water.

In times of famine, He will satisfy me.


Channels may change from time to time,

but my Source remains unchanging,

He is reliable and faithful.

As I take steps of faith,

He will order my steps and demonstrate

His ever- presence and faithfulness, grace and goodness.

The Lord is my Peace.

 In Him I have peace with God and the peace of God that transcends all understanding. In Him I have serenity, composure, repose, assurance, confidence, boldness.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

The Lord is my canopy. He protects me.
For He is with me. He said, “Fear not. I am with you. Be not dismayed. I am your God. I will uphold you and retain you with my victorious right hand of rightness and justice. Fear not. You are mine. I have engraved you on the palm of my hands. Shall a mother forget her sucking babe? Even if she does, I will not forget my own.”
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and be of good courage. The Lord is with you wherever you go. Angels have been given charge over you.
Therefore stand still and see the salvation of your God.

Those that are with you are more than those against you.

And if God is for you who can be against you.


Put on the whole armour of God and stand in the evil day.
Stand! Having done all stand. Fear not. When you go through the waters, you will not drown. And when you go through the fire, the flame will not singe you. You will not be burnt or even smell of smoke. The fire will work for you. It will refine you, recharge you, rekindle you, revive you, rejuvenate you, reposition you and ‘refire’ you.

 

So count it all joy at such times because God is making your faith more robust at such times so that you will radiate His glory. Know that at such times you are being prepared for promotion, like Daniel and his friends. Refuse to compromise. Set your face like a flint like they did and you will win. Set your face like a flint like Esther did and you will obtain the golden sceptre and fulfil your vision.

 

Jehovah Jireh ( by Fenny West)

Jehovah Jireh

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 A woman was in financial dire straits, owing them £200.00. We prayed together at about 2pm, expressing our faith in God, reminding Him of what He had done before and heartened that He had not changed.

About three hours later she received a visit from a friend who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Apart from buying food costing about £60.00 for the family, he also blessed them with £300.00.  

Lessons:

1)      God answers prayers

2)      It is good to trust God and involve him in all your affairs

3)      God will use channels you least expect

4)      Know that channels change but God remains the same

 

Note your testimonies so that when similar situations arise, you can go back to them and use them as launch pads for your prayer or use them to encouraging yourself.

You can also use your testimony to encourage others.

 

6          Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. Phil4:6-7,19

Summer or Winter (by Fenny West)

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Summer or Winter

He’s Alpha and Omega

Beginning and the End

On Him you can depend.

H refines in the fire

To bring forth His desire

Night or day

He is the way.

And He makes a way

Where there seems no way.

 

 

He remains faithful

Powerful, wonderful

And dependable,

Exceedingly abundantly able

In the sunshine of prosperity

And in the midnight of adversity.

He can be trusted to keep against that day

That committed to His loving way.

All hail the great God- the King

 All hail the mighty God-The King of kings.

 

He is Lord of the Sunrise

And Lord of the Sunset

With Him there are no surprises

And my expectation will be met.

Like the nightingale

My songs will set the sail

For me to go from glory to glory

To the glory of the Lord of Glory.

13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Phil4:13

31        What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

37   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro8:31-32,37-39

“Have faith in God.23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.Mark11:22-23

“Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Matt17:20-21

26   But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matt19:26

23   Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

Mark9:23

 

22 Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods.23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely.24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

25   But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.27 And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.28 But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”

29   Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.30 And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

31   So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized.34 Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.

Acts16:22-34

 

1     There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.

2     Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”

6          So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

12        Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him.13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;14 for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him. Gen26:1-6,12-14

He Provides Where He Presides (by C.H. Spurgeon)

He Provides Where He Presides

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“And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.” 2 Kings 25:30

Jehoiachin was not sent away from the king’s palace with a store to last him for months, but his provision was given him as a daily pension. Herein he well pictures the happy position of all the Lord’s people. A daily portion is all that a man really wants. We do not need tomorrow’s supplies; that day has not yet dawned, and its wants are as yet unborn. The thirst which we may suffer in the month of June does not need to be quenched in February, for we do not feel it yet; if we have enough for each day as the days arrive we shall never know want. Sufficient for the day is all that we can enjoy. We cannot eat or drink or wear more than the day’s supply of food and raiment; the surplus gives us the care of storing it, and the anxiety of watching against a thief. One staff aids a traveller, but a bundle of staves is a heavy burden. Enough is not only as good as a feast, but is all that the greatest glutton can truly enjoy. This is all that we should expect; a craving for more than this is ungrateful. When our Father does not give us more, we should be content with his daily allowance. Jehoiachin’s case is ours, we have a sure portion, a portion given us of the king, a gracious portion, and a perpetual portion. Here is surely ground for thankfulness.

Beloved Christian reader, in matters of grace you need a daily supply. You have no store of strength. Day by day must you seek help from above. It is a very sweet assurance that a daily portion is provided for you. In the word, through the ministry, by meditation, in prayer, and waiting upon God you shall receive renewed strength. In Jesus all needful things are laid up for you. Then enjoy your continual allowance. Never go hungry while the daily bread of grace is on the table of mercy.

Cast Your Cares On Him ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

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It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can feel–“HE careth for me.” Christian! do not dishonour religion by always wearing a brow of care; come, cast your burden upon your Lord. You are staggering beneath a weight which your Father would not feel. What seems to you a crushing burden, would be to him but as the small dust of the balance. Nothing is so sweet as to

“Lie passive in God’s hands,

And know no will but his.”

O child of suffering, be thou patient; God has not passed thee over in his providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows, will also furnish you with what you need. Sit not down in despair; hope on, hope ever. Take up the arms of faith against a sea of trouble, and your opposition shall yet end your distresses. There is One who careth for you. His eye is fixed on you, his heart beats with pity for your woe, and his hand omnipotent shall yet bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. The blackest gloom shall give place to the morning. He, if thou art one of his family, will bind up thy wounds, and heal thy broken heart. Doubt not his grace because of thy tribulation, but believe that he loveth thee as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness. What a serene and quiet life might you lead if you would leave providing to the God of providence! With a little oil in the cruse, and a handful of meal in the barrel, Elijah outlived the famine, and you will do the same. If God cares for you, why need you care too? Can you trust him for your soul, and not for your body? He has never refused to bear your burdens, he has never fainted under their weight. Come, then, soul! have done with fretful care, and leave all thy concerns in the hand of a gracious God.

“If You are Willing” By Anne Cetas

“If You Are Willing”

By Anne Cetas

 

Molly wanted her dad’s help, but she was afraid to ask. She knew that when he was working on his computer, he didn’t want to be interrupted. He might get upset at me, she thought, so she didn’t ask him.

We need not have such fears when we come to Jesus. In Matthew 8:1-4, we read about a leper who didn’t hesitate to interrupt Jesus with his needs. His disease made him desperate—he had been ostracized from society and was in emotional distress. Jesus was busy with “great multitudes,” but the leper made his way through the crowd to talk with Jesus.

Matthew’s gospel says that the leper came and “worshiped Him” (v.2). He approached Jesus in worship, with trust in His power, and with humility, acknowledging that the choice to help belonged to Jesus. He said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean” (v.2). In compassion, Jesus touched him (leprosy had made him “untouchable” by the standards of Jewish law), and he was cleansed immediately.

Like the leper, we don’t need to hesitate to approach Jesus with our desire for His help. As we go to Him in humility and worship, we can trust that He will make the best choices for us.

What an example this leper is to me, Lord. Give me a heart of worship, of confidence in Your power, and of trust that when I bring my needs to You, You’ll make the best choice. May I surrender to Your will.

Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy. —Hebrews 4:16

I Will Laugh at Famine ( by Fenny West)

I Will Laugh at Famine

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I will laugh at famine
I will laugh at dearth
I will laugh at debt
I will laugh at lack
I will laugh at penury
I will laugh at poverty
I will laugh at bankruptcy
I will laugh at repossession
I will laugh at going bust
I will laugh at barely-getting-along
I will laugh at recession
I will laugh at depression
I will laugh ta inflation
I will laugh at cash-flow problems
I will laugh at take-over bids
I will laugh at crop failure
I will laugh at borrowing

14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.” Gen22:14

19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied
25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. . Ps37:19,25
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
Ps23:5-6

Genesis 13: Abram Inherits Canaan
1 Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South.
2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.

Genesis 26: Isaac and Abimelech
1 There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.
2 Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.
3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;
5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”
6 So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him.
13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;
14 for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him.

25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.
2Chro20:25

8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.
Hag2:8
Do Not Rob God
8 ” Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘ In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.
9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, ” If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
11 ” And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the LORD of hosts;
12 And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the LORD of hosts.

6 ” You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.”Hag1:6
9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. 2Cor8:9
The Cheerful Giver
6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
9 As it is written: ” He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.”
10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,2Cor9:6-10

18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.Phil4:18-19
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke6:38
10 And the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.
12 Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.
Psalms 1: Book One: Psalms 1 — 41 The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly
1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
Psalms 23: The LORD the Shepherd of His People A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

God Gives and Gives (C.H. Spurgeon)

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Charles H. Spurgeon

“They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house.”

Psalm 36:8

Sheba’s queen was amazed at the sumptuousness of Solomon’s table. She lost all heart when she saw the provision of a single day; and she marvelled equally at the company of servants who were feasted at the royal board. But what is this to the hospitalities of the God of grace? Ten thousand thousand of his people are daily fed; hungry and thirsty, they bring large appetites with them to the banquet, but not one of them returns unsatisfied; there is enough for each, enough for all, enough for evermore.

Though the host that feed at Jehovah’s table is countless as the stars of heaven, yet each one has his portion of meat. Think how much grace one saint requires, so much that nothing but the Infinite could supply him for one day; and yet the Lord spreads his table, not for one, but many saints, not for one day, but for many years; not for many years only, but for generation after generation. Observe the full feasting spoken of in the text, the guests at mercy’s banquet are satisfied, nay, more “abundantly satisfied;” and that not with ordinary fare, but with fatness, the peculiar fatness of God’s own house; and such feasting is guaranteed by a faithful promise to all those children of men who put their trust under the shadow of Jehovah’s wings.

I once thought if I might but get the broken meat at God’s back door of grace I should be satisfied; like the woman who said, “The dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from the master’s table;” but no child of God is ever served with scraps and leavings; like Mephibosheth, they all eat from the king’s own table. In matters of grace, we all have Benjamin’s mess—we all have ten times more than we could have expected, and though our necessities are great, yet are we often amazed at the marvellous plenty of grace which God gives us experimentally to enjoy.

Let Down the Net ( by Bob Gas)

Luke 5:4

Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

Word for today

We learn from this narrative, the necessity of human agency. The draught of fishes was miraculous, yet neither the fisherman nor his boat, nor his fishing tackle were ignored; but all were used to take the fishes. So in the saving of souls, God worketh by means; and while the present economy of grace shall stand, God will be pleased by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. When God worketh without instruments, doubtless He is glorified; but He hath Himself selected the plan of instrumentality as being that by which He is most magnified in the earth. Means of themselves are utterly unavailing. “Master, we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing.” What was the reason of this? Were they not fishermen plying their special calling? Verily, they were no raw hands; they understood the work. Had they gone about the toil unskillfully? No. Had they lacked industry? No, they had toiled. Had they lacked perseverance? No, they had toiled all the night. Was there a deficiency of fish in the sea? Certainly not, for as soon as the Master came, they swam to the net in shoals. What, then, is the reason? Is it because there is no power in the means of themselves apart from the presence of Jesus? “Without Him we can do nothing.” But with Christ we can do all things. Christ’s presence confers success. Jesus sat in Peter’s boat, and His will, by a mysterious influence, drew the fish to the net. When Jesus is lifted up in His Church, His presence is the Church’s power-the shout of a king is in the midst of her. “I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me.” Let us go out this morning on our work of soul fishing, looking up in faith, and around us in solemn anxiety. Let us toil till night comes, and we shall not labour in vain, for He who bids us let down the net, will fill it with fishes.