The Morning Meditation

The Morning Meditation

Episodes

  • #188 – Christ The Head of The Body – The Church

    Jul 21, 2014 | 8 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we saw Five Things about the question What About the Faith in the Last Days. Today on The Morning Mediation: HE IS THE HEAD OF THE BODY -- THE CHURCH Ephesians 1:22 "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church," What does it mean that Jesus is the head of the body. I understand what He is the head of, “The Church.” The church here is called “the body” and just as a human body must have a head, the local church must have a head. I wonder how many pastors believe this to the point of practice. I also wonder how many church committees practice seeking the Head of the church about the outcome of the respons...
  • #187 – What About the Faith in the Last Days?

    Jul 20, 2014 | 13 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at Waiting Christians. The things that we are waiting for are too wonderful to fully describe. Today on The Morning Mediation: WHAT ABOUT THE FAITH IN THE LAST DAYS? Genesis 49:1 “And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.” Jacob was a prophet. He gathered his sons together and told them what was going to happen in the last days. Why inform one of the inevitable? Can we be given information which will enable us to keep it from happening? I believe, first of all, that prophecy lets us know that God has a plan and knows what is going to happen. He is not su...
  • #186 – The Waiting Christian

    Jul 19, 2014 | 7 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at the important topic of Accuracy in the Use of Scripture. We need to make sure we are using the Word of God how He intended us to use it! Today on The Morning Meditation: THE WAITING CHRISTIAN 1 Thessalonians 1:10 "And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come." The Thessalonian Church had turned to God from idols to serve the living God, and to “wait for His Son from Heaven.” On the Great Day of Atonement the High Priest went within the veil—not without blood and the congregation waited without looking for his reappearing. Now Christ, our Great High Priest, has gone wit...
  • #185 – Accuracy in the Use of Scripture

    Jul 18, 2014 | 7 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at God’s Forgiveness. It is amazing that a Thrice Holy God could forgive a sinner like me. Today on The Morning Meditation: ACCURACY IN THE USE OF SCRIPTURE 2 Peter 3:16 "As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." One of the most important things in Christian work is, that we should be accurate in relation to the Scriptures, for a careless reader of the Book never makes a close walk with God, nor an efficient worker for Him. Every businessman knows that attention t...
  • #184 – Gods Forgiveness

    Jul 18, 2014 | 17 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation, we looked at the most quoted verse in the Bible…John 3:16! We looked at the words in this verse and we thought about A Sixfold Aspect of God’s Love. Today on The Morning Mediation: GOD’S FORGIVENESS Luke 7:41-43 “There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.” Forgiveness is one of the most common words in the Bible. It is found in its different forms 98 times. The wo...
  • #183 – A Sixfold Aspect of Gods Love

    Jul 16, 2014 | 10 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at The Written Word of God. God's written Word should be held in reverence, read with absolute confidence that it is His Word, and practice it in the life. Today on The Morning Mediation: A SIXFOLD A...
  • #182 – Gods Written Word

    Jul 13, 2014 | 8 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at the question, “Is There an Intermediate State After Death?” I hope you got a good answer to that question from the Word of God. Today on The Morning Mediation: GOD'S WRITTEN WORD Psalm 119:89 "...For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven." I have often wondered why God in His providence allowed the original autographs to be destroyed, i.e., those original books written in the handwriting of the Scribes who wrote it down for us. I suppose among many reasons that could be suggested is the tendency toward Bibliolatry. I do not mean to take anything away for the sacredness of God's eternal Word. I do not want to imply that He did not preserv...
  • #181 – Is There An Intermediate State After Death?

    Jul 12, 2014 | 12 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at Free Salvation. I am so glad that Jesus paid all of my sin debt for me! I am not good enough to work my way to heaven! Today on The Morning Meditation: IS THERE AN INTERMEDIATE STATE AFTER DEATH?...
  • #180 – Free Salvation

    Jul 11, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation, we looked at the Word of God. Make sure that you do not “wrest the Scriptures” to your own destruction. Today on The Morning Meditation: FREE SALVATION Isaiah 55:1-3 "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even ...
  • #179 – The Word of God

    Jul 10, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Moring Meditation we looked at The Right Kind of Heart. Do you have the right kind of heart? If not, fix it! Today on The Morning Meditation: THE WORD OF GOD John 12:48 “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” Our most prized possession is the Word of God. One of our Lord's Names is the Word. John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." It is no wonder that the Scriptures are under attack by Satan. Our faith will be no stronger than the Word we put our trust in. If our Bible is corrupted, then our faith will be frustrated...
  • #178 – The Right Kind of Heart

    Jul 9, 2014 | 18 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at A Crucial Message for the Man of God and we saw that Paul told the man of God what to flee, follow, fight, and lay hold of. Today on The Morning Meditation: THE RIGHT KIND OF HEART Psalms 57:7 "My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise." John Gill comments about the fixed heart: “Firm and sure heart, trusting in the Lord, believing that he should be saved by him out of his troubles; So, in a spiritual sense, a heart fixed and established, or that is firm and sure, is one that is assured of its salvation by Christ, rooted and grounded in the love of God, firmly built on the foundation, Christ, and has its affectio...
  • #177 – A Crucial Message to the Man of God

    Jul 8, 2014 | 16 min
    Yesterday we looked at a simple phrase in the Word of God – What Have I Done? I hope you can answer the questions we asked in that meditation. Today on The Morning Mediation: A CRUCIAL MESSAGE TO THE MAN OF GOD 1 Tim. 6:10-12 “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” There are four things in this passage that ...
  • #176 – What Have I Done?

    Jul 1, 2014 | 8 min
    Yesterday on the Moring Meditation we looked at The Steps of Peter’s Downfall. I am so glad the Lord did not write him off when he fell! I am so thankful that God preserved this story for us in His Everlasting Word! Today on The Morning Meditation: WHAT HAVE I DONE? Jeremiah 8:6 "I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle." Jeremiah is speaking these words by inspiration of God to the people of God. Israel had “turned to his course.” It is the same that is found in Judges 17:6, "In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was...
  • #175 – The Steps of Peters Downfall

    Jun 30, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we saw some New Things about God! I am glad that I have experienced some of these new things and I look forward to the day of experiencing the rest. Today on The Morning Meditation: THE STEPS OF PETER'S DOWNFALL Mark 14:29-31 "But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all." This meditation will be spread out over the rest of this chapter. Backsliding is a process. Eve fir...
  • #174 – Some New Things About God

    Jun 29, 2014 | 23 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Mediation we thought about God’s Promise Concerning the Believer’s Temptation. I sure am glad that we do not serve a cold heartless God that knows nothing of the trials we face! Today on The Morning Meditation: SOME NEW ...
  • #173 – Gods Promise Concerning the Believers Temptation

    Jun 28, 2014 | 13 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at The Great Supper. What is your response to the invitation given? Do you have a preplanned excuse? Today on The Morning Meditation: GOD’S PROMISE CONCERNING THE BELIEVERS TEMPTATION 1 Cor. +10...
  • #172 – The Great Supper

    Jun 27, 2014 | 8 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at The God of the Bible. I like what the Apostle John had to say in last chapter of the Gospel he was charged with putting to paper and the same thing that was echoed by the songwriter, “Nor could the scro...
  • #171 – The God of The Bible

    Jun 23, 2014 | 27 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at God’s Offer of Guidance. He wants to be our Instructor, Teacher and Counselor. Are you willing to take Him up on His offer? Today on The Morning Meditation: THE GOD OF THE BIBLE Gen. 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” God is named in the first verse of the Bible. He is here identified as the Creator. The word God itself is Elohim. The word Elohim is the word El put in the plural form and that is where we get “ohim” as an ending on the word “El.” The plural in the Hebrew is three or more differing from the English in grammar. In English we have the singular and the plural. In the Hebrew we have the singular, duel, and ...
  • #170 – The Lords Offer of Guidance

    Jun 21, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at The Door is Shut. Are you outside of a shut door? Today on The Morning Meditation: THE LORD’S OFFER OF GUIDANCE Psa. 32:8 “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Someone has said as we enter into the truth of this verse “we enter as a student in God’s University.” This is a University from which I want a degree. Amen. The Lord promises three things in this verse, i.e., that He will be our Instructor, that He will be our Teacher, and that He will be our Counselor. First let’s look at Him as, THE INSTRUCTOR He says to David, “I will instruct thee . . .” The word “instruct” translates...
  • Morning Anouncements #5 – The Contest

    Jun 21, 2014 | 3 min
    The Morning Mediation Morning Announcements #5 The Morning Meditation is really starting to grow! We have now been downloaded in 122 countries around the world. This is going to be a great ministry! I am excited about what God is going to do. If you want to learn how to subscribe to The Morning Meditation, just go to TheMorningMeditation.com/subscribe, and you can see all of the ways you can subscribe. I have decided to have a month long contest to see if we can get more subscribers! I have never done a contest before; so we are going to be learning together! THE PRIZE! Dr. James Wilkins has written a great new book: Obeying the Great Commission – Equipping you to do your new vocation. I hav...
  • #169 – The Door Is Shut

    Jun 20, 2014 | 12 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at The Number One Desire of a Christian. David was a great example of how to seek that one thing. Today on The Morning Meditation: THE DOOR IS SHUT Gen. 7:16 “And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.” There was one door in the ark. When God told Noah how to build the ark, He said, “A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it” (6:16). The door to the ark was evidently three stories high. It reminds us that God has provided amp...
  • #168 – The Number One Desire for the Believer

    Jun 19, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at Jesus Teaching His Disciples to Pray. God is able to do more than we ask and we need to listen to Him and then act in prayer. Today on The Morning Meditation: THE NUMBER ONE DESIRE FOR THE BELIEVER Psalms 27:4 "One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple." WHAT THIS ONE THING WAS David tells us what that one thing was. It was fellowship with God. HE SOUGHT THIS BECAUSE HE WAS RECONCILED TO GOD For an unreconciled man to approach God would be useless and dangerous. It would be like forcing oneself u...
  • #167 – Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Pray

    Jun 18, 2014 | 16 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we meditated on the subject of How to Have a Perfect Heart Toward God. Walking with a perfect heart toward God means relying on His Word in all things. Today on The Morning Meditation: JESUS TEACHES HIS DISCIPLES TO PRAY John 16:23 "And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you." There are many wonderful things Jesus taught His disciples just prior to His death on the cross. They had grown to love Him dearly. The thoughts of losing Him was just too much for them to grasp. Jesus teaches them that He will just be a prayer away. He assures them that the Father will h...
  • #166 – How to Have A Perfect Heart Toward God

    Jun 18, 2014 | 16 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at A Leak in the Character. Have you inspected your life and found a leak, just a thread of water? Get it right and remember that our sins are under the Blood of Christ. Today on The Morning Meditation: HOW TO HAVE A PERFECT HEART TOWARD GOD 2 Chron. 16:9 “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.” Let me encourage you to read this whole passage from 2 Chron. 16. Asa the king of Judah made a league with the king of Syria to protect him from Baasha king of Israel....
  • #165 – A Leak in the Character

    Jun 16, 2014 | 10 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at a very beautiful story of redemption. The Redemption of Ruth and today we are going to look at a very ugly story of treachery and murder as we study: A LEAK IN THE CHARACTER 1 Kings 16:16 “Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king.” I am quoting from Joseph Parker’s message on this incident: “There was once a king in Israel called Elah. He reigned over Israel in Tirzah two years. He had a servant called Zimri who was a captain of his chariots. Zimri was a born traitor. Treachery was in his very blood. In the case of Elah, Zimri had a marked advantage; for Elah was a drunken fool; he was in the habit of visiting the house of another of...
  • #164 – The Redemption of Ruth

    Jun 14, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at The Characteristics of the Servant of God. Do you have those characteristics? Today we are going to look at a very beautiful story in the Word of God! THE REDEMPTION OF RUTH Ruth 4:1 "Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down." Boaz went up to the gate to intercede for Ruth. He was a man of might, wealth and influence. Now there was a kinsman closer than he. Boaz offers him the right to redeem but he declines and says that it would mar his own inheritance. So after this Boaz makes the...
  • #163 – Characteristics of a Christian Workers

    Jun 13, 2014 | 8 min
    Yesterday, on The Morning Meditation we thought about The Lord God of Israel. What an amazing God we serve. It is my prayer that I would be more faithful to serve Him in every area of my life! Today, we are going to look at: CHARACTERISTICS OF A CHRISTIAN WORKER Jude 1:20 23, "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh." Let's look at some of the characteristics given in these verses of the Chr...
  • #162 – The Lord God of Israel

    Jun 12, 2014 | 8 min
    Yesterday, on The Morning Meditation we look at The Call of Isaiah. What we need to realize is that God is still calling, we need more men, women, boys and girls who are willing to respond. God is doing His part, we need to do ours as well. Today, let us look at: THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL Isaiah 44:24 “Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;” The Lord chose Israel for His people. He was constantly speaking to them reminding them that He was the LORD their God. His requirements were to live a holy life and properly represent Him on earth to t...
  • #161 – When Isaiah Saw The Lord

    Jun 11, 2014 | 10 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Mediation we looked at the command to Walk in Love. Wow! Sometimes I am so unlovable, but the Savior loves me at all times. We should study and practice walking in love even when others do things that make them unlovable to ...
  • #160 – Walk in Love

    Jun 10, 2014 | 14 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at the thought Conditioned to Endure. I am sure thankful that the Lord has placed people in my life that were conditioned to endure. Today let us look at: WALK IN LOVE Eph. 5:1-2 “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” Many Christians are brought to the place where they say, “I am ready to serve the Lord. Where do I start?” These two verses will help to answer that question for those who are ready. First I call your attention to, THE CHALLENGE Paul says, “Be ye therefore followers of God . . .”...
  • Morning Anouncements 4

    Jun 10, 2014 | 5 min
  • #159 – Conditioned to Endure

    Jun 9, 2014 | 12 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Mediation we thought about God’s Restraining Power on Sin. I am so thankful for the way He does this for us. Today we are going to look at the thought: CONDITIONED TO ENDURE 2 Tim. 2:3 “Thou therefore endure hardness,...
  • #158 – Gods Restraining Power on Sin

    Jun 8, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation, we looked at Ephesians 5:21 and thought about the subject of Henpecked Husbands and Dominated Wives. Problems in marriage are caused by pride and stubbornness and both are condemned in the Word of God. Today, le...
  • #157 – Henpecked Husbands and Dominated Wives

    Jun 7, 2014 | 12 min
    Well, I am back from Israel. What a wonderful time we had on our trip. If you would like to read about the day to day activities from that trip you can go to consfords.com and read the daily updates that I wrote while we were in the Promised Land. I hope you enjoyed the last few days of The Morning Meditation. I know they were reruns but they were no longer listed in iTunes and we have had many new subscribers come on board since I read these. Today on The Morning Meditation we are going to meditate on: HENPECKED HUSBANDS AND DOMINATED WIVES Eph. +5:21 “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” When a man submits to his wife in our society, he called henpecked. When a wife su...
  • #156 – Fellowworkers of Paul – Part 3

    Jun 6, 2014 | 6 min
    FELLOWWORKERS OF PAUL Col. 4:10-11“Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;) And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.” JESUS JUSTUS, THE MAN WITH A GREAT NAME We know very little about this man. He definitely was a Jewish Christian. He was also a comfort to Paul. I don’t think he was named after Jesus our Saviour, but after Joshua, which was a common name among the Jews. Jesus is the Greek equivalent to the Hebrew name, Joshua. Since we know so little about this ma...
  • #155 – Fellowworkers of Paul – Part 2

    Jun 5, 2014 | 8 min
    FELLOWWORKERS OF PAUL Col. 4:10-11“Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;) And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circum...
  • #154 – Fellowworkers of Paul – Part 1

    Jun 4, 2014 | 10 min
    FELLOWWORKERS OF PAUL Col. 4:10-11“Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;) And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.” We are going to look at three of Paul’s helpers in the next three meditation. The helpers many times are not mentioned. They are just as important as anyone else because God uses us together. Paul makes sure that we understand this. Of course there are those who are not mentioned at all because it is not important that men recognize our service. Wh...
  • #153 – Where did He Go?

    Jun 3, 2014 | 12 min
    WHERE DID HE GO? Acts 1:9-11 “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” What a blessing it is to serve the Lord. If you really walk with the Lord there are very few dull moments. These verses describe the occasion of the Lord’s ascension. I know the Lord had told them this would happen. But we all have a hard time und...
  • #152 – The Servants Attitude in Serving the Lord

    Jun 2, 2014 | 4 min
    THE DOINGS OF THE CHRISTIAN THE SERVANTS ATTITUDE IN SERVING THE LORD Col. 3:23-25 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.” Paul reminds them, “for ye serve the Lord Christ.” The word “serve” translates, “douleuo” and means, “to be a slave, serve, do service.” This is that same word for slave mentioned above. Only here it is a verb. It is a present active indicative verb. The present tense means that we keep on (present tense) by our choice (active voi...
  • #151 – The Expectation of the Obedient Christian

    Jun 1, 2014 | 6 min
    THE DOINGS OF THE CHRISTIAN THE EXPECTATION OF THE OBEDIENT CHRISTIAN Col. 3:23-25 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.” The expectation is seen in the words, “Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” The word “knowing” translates “eido” meaning, “to see, to perceive with the eyes, to perceive by any of the senses, to discern.” When this word “knowing” is used it is more like knowing as ...
  • #150 – The Focus of Our Good Works

    May 31, 2014 | 3 min
    THE DOINGS OF THE CHRISTIAN THE FOCUS OF OUR ACTION Col. 3:23-25 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.” The words, “as to the Lord” means that whatever we do, if it is a truck driver, a secretary, a minister in the pulpit, or student in school, what ever it is, we are to do it as if Jesus were the ONE for whom we were doing it. Our action should be focused on Him as the one for whom we do what we do. The wife submits to her husband, when in reality, ...
  • Morning Anouncemet #3

    May 30, 2014 | 4 min
    This is Missionary Joe Consford! I am in Israel as we speak! I look forward to telling you all about my trip after I get back! I just wanted to thank you for listening to The Morning Meditation each morning! It is my privilege to join you on your walk with our Lord every day. It has been brought to my attention that some people have forgotten that these meditations were not written by me. Dr. Earl White writes these Morning Meditations, and he has given me permission to publish them in the form of this podcast. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have over the last ten years. The Morning Meditation has now been listened to in 111 countries! Wow! Please pray for me as I am in Israel trying to ...
  • #149 – The Dynamics of Good Works

    May 30, 2014 | 4 min
    THE DOINGS OF THE CHRISTIAN THE DYNAMICS OF THE DOING Col. 3:23-25 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.” The words “do it heartily . . .” This word translates two words. The first is “ek” meaning, “out of” and second, “psuche” and means, “the soul, the seat of the feelings, desires, affections, aversions (our heart, soul etc.).” This is to be the dynamics of our service. It is from the heart. It is putting everything we have into it. It is sincerity...
  • #148 – Our Good Works

    May 29, 2014 | 5 min
    THE DOINGS OF THE CHRISTIAN OUR GOOD WORKS Col. 3:23-25 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.” We are not saved by our works. If anything is plain in the teaching of Scripture, this is it. I am surprised that so many who claim to be Christians cannot see this. But good works are important part of the Christian’s life after salvation. “For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should wal...
  • #147 – Seeing Beyond the Obvious

    May 28, 2014 | 8 min
    SEEING BEYOND THE OBVIOUS Eph. 1:8 “Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;” The word “prudence” needs definition. It is amazing how we will read our Bible and do a kangaroo over what we don’t understand. Sometimes that part of God’s Work lies dormant because of the neglect of the reader to take time to examine. The word “prudence” is found in 2 Chronicles 2:12, "Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom." “Prudent is defined as, “Cautious; circumspect; practically wise; caref...
  • #146 – Paul Makes a Personal Appeal for Prayer

    May 27, 2014 | 11 min
    PAUL MAKES A PERSONAL APPEAL FOR PRAYER Col. 4:1-4“Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.” Paul says, “Withal praying also for us.” Paul believed that prayer was an essential part in the Christians life. He believed that prayer was essential to the Christian who lives constantly in enemy territory. Not to pray is to take God for granted. It is to take His work in our hands and ...
  • #145 – The Christian's Relationship to the World

    May 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Yesterday on the Morning Meditation we thought about The Word Behind You. May we always be willing to listen to the guiding word of our Heavenly Father when we start to stray from him. Today let us think about: THE CHRISTIANS RELATIONSHIP TO THE WORLD John 15:19 “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” These are the words Jesus spoke to His disciples just before His crucifixion. He says, “If ye were of the world,” which means they were no longer of the world. The world is spiritually dead. Therefore, anything man does to save himself is death at work. Before there can ...
  • #144 – A Word Behind You

    May 24, 2014 | 14 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Mediation we thought about The Mind of Christ. Let this mind be in you; for this is the highest ideal in Christian living. Today, let us look at the phrase: A WORD BEHIND YOU Isa. 30:21 ”And thine ears shall hear a wo...
  • #143 – The Mind of Christ

    May 23, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation, we did a meditation on the fact that God Has A Plan for Every Child of His. What a blessing it is to know that He knows what He is doing and where He is headed with us. We can trust Him. Today, we will meditate on the subject: THE MIND OF CHRIST Phil. 2:5 "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:" The mind of Christ has been a mystery in every age. It is expected that all Christ's followers should have the same disposition as their Master. “I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you (“John 13:15). Let's notice some of the features of Christ's mind: RESIGNATION Luke 22:42, "Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remov...
  • #142 – God has a Plan for Every Child of His

    May 22, 2014 | 14 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Mediation, we looked at The Sabbath – Are Christians to Keep It? I sure am glad we are free from the law, but we should always remember that Salvation is our Eternal Sabbath. Today on The Morning Mediation let us place our ...
  • #141 – The Sabbath Day – Are Christians to keep it?

    May 21, 2014 | 12 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Mediation, we looked at The Strife between Abram and Lot. In the believers’ life, it is always important to seek the Lord’s will in our decisions. Today, let us put all other thoughts and worries aside as we meditate on: THE SABBATH DAY - ARE CHRISTIANS TO KEEP IT? Col 2:16 “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:” Exo. 20:11 “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Exo. 16:23-26 “And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, Tomorrow is...
  • #140 – The Strife Between Abram and Lot

    May 21, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation, we thought about God’s Call of Abram and His Covenant With Him. What a blessing it is to know that even though we are imperfect, God’s grace is PERFECT! Today on The Morning Meditation, let us put aside the cares and worries of the day and meditate together on: THE STRIFE BETWEEN ABRAM AND LOT Genesis 13:5 11 "And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled ...
  • Morning Anouncement #2

    May 20, 2014 | 3 min
    I am Missionary Joe Consford, and I want to thank you for listening to The Morning Mediation! I want you to know that The Morning Meditation has been listened to in 107 countries. The gospel is being preached in all of these countries through this podcast. I am so excited about this! If you would like to learn all of the ways to subscribe to this show, then please visit TheMorningMeditation.com/subscribe. You can also listen to my other shows by visiting consfords.com/podcast - Joe's Podcast is a place where I answer questions about missions! MissionaryOnFire.com - Missionary on Fire is a place where I interview great missionaries. Be careful with this show; your heart may be burdened to do ...
  • #139 – God's Call of Abram

    May 20, 2014 | 8 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation, we did a meditation on the subject of Self Judgment and we saw seven ways of knowing yourself from A.W. Tozer’s book, That Incredible Christian. Today, let’s look at: GOD’S CALL OF ABRAM AND HIS COVENANT WITH HIM Genesis 12:1-5 "Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the LORD had spok...
  • #138 – Self Judgment

    May 18, 2014 | 12 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we look at 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 and saw how that You Are Not Your Own. Being a servant of the Lord is so much better than being a slave to sin! Today on The Morning Meditation, let us meditate on: SELF JUDGMENT Romans 12:3 “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Self judgment is necessary even though it can be damaging if it is done to the extreme. There is a sense in which we are not to judge others (Matt. 7:1-5), and in which we should not even try to judge ourselves (1 Cor...
  • #137 – You are Not Your Own

    May 17, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation, we looked at The Unspeakable Gift of God. What an amazing thought that the gift of grace that is ours cannot even be put into words. Today, in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 we will meditate on the subject: YOU ARE NOT ...
  • #136 – Thankfulness for God's Unspeakable Gift

    May 16, 2014 | 13 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation, we saw Seven Wonderful Things from Titus 2:11-14. Are you in awe of the Grace of God? I am so thankful for all He has done for me. That brings us to today’s meditation. THANKFULNESS FOR GOD’S UNSPEAKABLE GIFT 2 Cor. 9:15 “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” The subject that surrounds this verse is giving. In chapter eight Paul is commending the churches of Macedonia for their giving of a special offering given to aid the poor saints in Jerusalem. He uses them as an example for the church at Corinth to follow. Then he talks again in chapter ten about missionary giving. So right in the midst of Paul’s teaching on giving he says, “Thanks be unto Go...
  • #135 – Seven Wonders

    May 15, 2014 | 9 min
    Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at The Trespass Offering and we saw how that in Christ, what we are guilty of He paid for on the cross. Today we are going to look at: SEVEN WONDERS Titus 2:11-14 "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." Let's look at the first wonder, A WONDERFUL EXHIBIT...
  • #134 – The Trespass Offering

    May 14, 2014 | 16 min
    Yesterday on the Morning Meditation we talked about the Second Touch and we saw how that Salvation is not a gradual process, but becoming like Christ is a growth process. We need that Second Touch! Today, we are going to look at: THE TRESPASS OFFE...
  • Frendly Reminder #1

    May 14, 2014 | 4 min
    I am Missionary Joe Consford, and I want to thank you for listening to The Morning Mediation! I want you to know that The Morning Meditation has been listened to in 98 countries. The gospel is being preached in all of these countries through this podcast. I am so excited about this! If you would like to learn all of the ways to subscribe to this show, then please visit TheMorningMeditation.com/subscribe. You can also listen to my other shows by visiting consfords.com/podcast - Joe's Podcast is a place where I answer questions about missions! MissionaryOnFire.com - Missionary on Fire is a place where I interview great missionaries. Be careful with this show; your heart may be burdened to do m...
  • #133 – The Second Touch

    May 13, 2014 | 4 min
    THE SECOND TOUCH Mark 8:22-26 “And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.” Mark is the only writer of the four gospels that records this story. Mark records this healing as taking place in two stages. This prov...
  • #132 – God's Purpose in the Giving of the Law

    May 12, 2014 | 10 min
    GOD’S PURPOSE IN THE GIVING OF THE LAW Our Meditation this morning will be on the law of Moses as a schoolmaster. Paul deals with the law in Galatians. There were those in Galatia teaching that the keeping of the law was essential to salvation. Paul tells them that anything, including the law, that is inserted as a part of the gospel, perverts the gospel and makes it ineffective as a means of salvation; Galatians 1:6-9. What was God's purpose in the giving of the law? Galatians 3:24-26 says, “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of G...
  • #131 – Exceeding Great Reward

    May 11, 2014 | 4 min
    Exceeding Great Reward Genesis 15:1, “After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” Everywhere we turn today, in society, in the business world, and in the home, tensions and pressures are creating a spirit of fear in the lives of people. We are constantly hearing of people taking a gun and going into schools and killing as many as they can before they commit suicide. Our kids are afraid to go to school today. Abraham lived in a time when it was not uncommon to fear. God makes him a promise to protect him. He said, “. . . Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” In the ...
  • #130 – The Sin Offering

    May 9, 2014 | 17 min
    THE SIN OFFERING Lev. 4:1-12 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock's head, and kill the bullock before the LORD. And the priest that is anointed shall take of ...
  • #129 – The Peace Offering

    May 7, 2014 | 16 min
    THE PEACE OFFERING, A PICTURE OF RECONCILIATION Lev. 3:1-5 “And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the l...
  • #128 – The Incarnation of God in Christ

    May 6, 2014 | 14 min
    THE INCARNATION OF GOD IN CHRIST John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” I have mentioned the incarnation in a meditation before. But this verse must focus entirely on that subject. John dips deep into the mysteries of God and comes up with the astounding truth of God becoming a Man. Without this truth we do not have a Saviour in Christ. It took the incarnation to qualify him for the life he lived, i.e., a life of absolute sinlessness. He lived the life he lived to qualify him for the death he died, i.e., a substitutionary death. He died the death he died to give me the g...
  • #127 – The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian Life

    May 5, 2014 | 7 min
    THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE Matthew 10:20 "For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you." The Holy Spirit identifies with the believer and becomes his source of information which he preaches. Jesus said it is “the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.” Let's notice some of the roles He plays in the life of the believer. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SPIRIT OF LIFE TO OVERCOME THE SELF LIFE Paul's struggle with the conflict in the two natures in the Child of God in Romans 7. There are no less than 30 “I's” in this chapter. What is the answer to the self life as taught by Paul? Romans 8:2, "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Je...
  • #126 – The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

    May 4, 2014 | 8 min
    THE INDWELLING OF THE SPIRIT Psa. 51:11 "Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me." This is the prayer David prayed after the sin of adultery with Bathsheba. While God has never had but one plan of salvation, He has definitely dealt differently with regard to the Holy Spirit before Pentecost. The Holy Spirit came on certain to empower their ministry and the Lord could withdraw His Spirit because of sin. However it is different since Pentecost. John 14:16 17, "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth...
  • #125 – Receiving the Holy Spirit

    May 3, 2014 | 8 min
    RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT John 15:26 "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:" The giving of the Spirit is as much a promise of Christ as salvation is. John +15:26, "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:" We receive the adoption of sons when we are saved. Galatians 4:5, "To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons." We receive Christ and believe that in receiving Him we have been given the right to become sons accordi...
  • #124 – A Sevenfold View of the Holy Spirit

    May 2, 2014 | 15 min
    A SEVENFOLD VIEW OF THE HOLY SPIRIT John 16:13 "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come." There is a sense in which the Holy Spirit has always been in the world. For instance the Holy Spirit was in and worked in the lives of the saints in the Old Testament. David said in Psalms 51:11, "Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me." According to the way David prayed here, the Holy Spirit would come and go at will. He did not permanently indwell those who were permanently saved. So David prays, “Cast me no...
  • #123 – The Holy Spirit

    Apr 30, 2014 | 14 min
  • #122 – The Power to Become the Sons of God

    Apr 29, 2014 | 12 min
  • #121 – What Happens if Someone Dies Having Never Heard The Gospel

    Apr 28, 2014 | 8 min
  • #120 – Divine Guidance

    Apr 27, 2014 | 8 min
  • #119- It Is Finished

    Apr 26, 2014 | 12 min

Chat About This Show