Rev. E. Anderson
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AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY
The desire is that you will be rich in the things that will enrich your character and enable Him to use you in incredible ways. You can be loaded with faith as you relate to Him and His Word by the Holy Spirit. The impossible will be possible and things that cannot be normally and naturally achieved will come through your life and ministry of a heavenly order. There will be a giving to those around the riches of heaven that will make them and their lives different and a praise to God.
The Lord grants good sense to the godly – His saints. He is their shield, protecting them and guarding their pathway. He shows how to distinguish right from wrong , how to find the right decision every time” – Living Bible Proverbs 2:7,8
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week A good word in Christian thought and experience is ‘revelation’ and this refers primarily to the knowledge and understanding seeks to impart to those who have a daily dynamic accord with Him. He wills to give tue guidance to the believer and to open life up in a positive and rewarding way. He desires that you experience His daily unfolding to your mind and heart is given so you can proceed with certainty and fulfilment.
REVELATION OF A PROPHETIC NATURE – Isaiah 53
Quite a lot of the Old Testament is of a prophetic nature. There is actually a section known as the Major and Minor Prophets from Isaiah to Malachi. These men with the ministry from God were enabled to speak into the future in a remarkable manner. They discerned the past and present and were able to foresee and forecast the years ahead especially for Israel and the appearance of the Messiah, Jesus, Christ, and what he would accomplish. Events have proved how rightly inspired they were as history confirms. Isaiah 53 is an example of the predicted death of the Christ and the New Testament Gospels reveal actual fulfilment.
But God has desired that in the New Testament Church there should be the ministry of the prophets fulfilling a major role directing and safeguarding the Christian Church. In the church at Antioch there were these people and there ministries – see Acts 13:1, 2. Paul in his teaching to the Corinthian church reveals there is a simple, inspiring mode of prophecy to be used in the local church gatherings by the saints. By the Holy Spirit individuals are capable of receiving words of a spiritual inspiring character that bring uplift to the people and are relevant to the saints. They may contain at times the prophetic which will be received and fulfilled.
Be open to the Lord to gift you so that you can contribute to the blessing of the local fellowship. There are many spiritual gifts to be received and used that will be to the advantage of the believers and gird and guide them in their faith and conduct. The local church should be a place where divine revelation flows, where saint and sinner alike can hear and have a message from heaven that will motivate faith and life in a profitable manner.
A GOOD QUOTE – ATTITUDE
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson
A PREVIEW OF CHRIST’S CROSS – Isaiah 52: 13 – 53: 1-12
Within the prophet’s words there is given quite a detailed description in prophetic utterance of the Cross of Christ with its suffering and shame. Centuries prior to the event he foresees the experience that Israel’s and the World’s Messiah would have to pass through in affliction and death. Christ knew what it was to suffer in life. As He lived, walked and served humanity He felt deeply the pain and anguish it was enduring. It affirms He was “a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief — yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed Him down” vv3, 4.
Many fail to note that He was deeply grieved and pained within His being as He ministered to people. But He was brutally and cruelly treated prior to His crucifixion and on the Cross had to endure untold anguish. The account declares “many were amazed when they saw Him – beaten and bloodied, so disfigured one would scarcely know He was a person” – 52: 14. No one is to be left in any doubt as to the enormity of affliction He had to pass through to bring about man’s salvation. It was a horrible thing indeed for the whole weight of human sin and transgression to be loaded on Him. Sin was something that He truly loathed. But He bore all graciously, gloriously and triumphantly.
Let your mind and heart go over this portion of Scripture today and deeply muse on all that Christ went through to obtain the right of your salvation. Let your eyes be opened to take in the wonder of Christ and His agonies so that He could truly save you from sin and its consequences. The prophecy became a literal experience in the life of Christ: the most important in order to deliver every man from the evil of sin. Today you need to take time out to meditate on what it cost Christ to effect your salvation. As a result, you cannot help but love and believe in Him and worship.