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ernestanderson

August 28th – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Settle in your mind and heart the goals and objectives that God has set for you and go for them knowing that He will be with you all the way to see them fulfilled. As you spend time in true devotion with the LORD, He will reveal what are the vital things you must expend your time, thought and energies in. They will inspire you to become a person of great worth and cause you to serve in a greater capacity, more than you could think of. You do not have to wait until you arrive in heaven before you commence achieving objectives that will become highly rewarding and a benefit to the Christian community and world. Mark today as the resolving of the issues that you must go for, and in faith, without hesitation and fear go and attain the same by His incessant enabling.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

”For you will bless the righteous. Yahweh, you will surround him with favour as with a shield”- Psalm 5:12

When someone has favour from the king, everyone in the kingdom knows it! Wherever they go, all of the royal subjects would recognize that this special person lives under the blessing of the king. What do you think it would feel like to be shielded with favor from a king?

The truth is that we already have that kind of favor on our lives right now! The King of kings is not only our king, but He is our elder brother too! We are part of His family and co-heirs with Him in His Father’s kingdom. We are called to live a life where we look to the unseen and the eternal, not the seen and the temporal. (2 Corinthians 4:18)

If we could see into the reality of the kingdom, we would see the favor that God has already placed on us, a power that encompasses us wherever we go! According to the Scriptures, angels who are ministering servants to the heirs of salvation (Hebrews 1:14) go before us and behind us… Just because we are God’s kids and part of His amazing family.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
THE LAST THOUGHT

Say amen! 1 Corinthians 14:16

This Hebrew word, which has its origin in the concept of stability, is transliterated in many languages. “Amen!” is a universal term, a fragment of cosmic lingua franca. Heavenly worship is full of “Amens!”

Affirmation. When I say “Amen” to another’s prayer I not only express my agreement, I adopt the prayer as my own – “So be it” is my endorsement.
Acceptation. When I say “Amen!” to a preachers word, I express my conviction of its truth, and confirm its worthiness to be accepted.

Anticipation. This term, applied to the promises of God (2 Cor 1:20) implies our firm anticipation of their fulfilment. “It shall be done,” we affirm in faith. One of the last words in the Bible is “Amen (even so) come Lord Jesus” in response to the Saviour’s assurance of His return.

Jesus is called, “the Amen” in Revelation 3:14. His name is the divine signature to His cheque-book of promises. His name is the affirmation of all God’s precepts, His name is the assurance of destiny. He began the programme of salvation, He will finish it (Heb 12:2).

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Life is sweeter, stronger, fuller, more gracious thing for the friend’s existence, whether he be near or far. If the friend is close at hand, that is best; but if he is far away he is still there to think of, to wonder about, to hear from, to write to, to share life and experience with, to serve, to honour, to admire, to love” – Benson

“Friendship cannot be permanent unless it becomes spiritual. There must be fellowship in the deepest things of the soul, community in the highest thoughts, sympathy with the best endeavours” – Black

“Friends should be chosen by a higher principle of selection than any worldly one. They should be chosen for character, for goodness, for truth and trustworthiness, because they have sympathy with us in our best thoughts and holiest aspirations, because they have community of mind in the things of the soul” – Black

“Friendship is the positive and unalterable choice of a person whom we have singled out for qualities that we most admire” – Bonnard

“Friendship is in loving rather than in being loved”.

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ernestanderson

August 27th – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

As you reflect upon your life, service and ministry, you can consider the choice things that have already come to pass and are now an integral part of your testimony and walk with God. Take note, they are just part of a vital programme that has occurred thus far and are but preparation for much more. At the moment you may think you are at a standstill and nothing really is coming together, simply pray, trust and wait and there will come forth the breaking forth of a new day filled with blessed prospects. Do not e defeated in any way by pessimism or self negation. Recognise your true position in Christ, Know that He is in charge and He will bring you out and forth into that which will be most rewarding and God-glorifying.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

”Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy\2 – \matt 5: 7

Even in secular surroundings, there is an often quoted verse from Jesus that we call the ‘golden rule’… Do unto others as you would like others to do unto you. Even the world recognizes that this is a universal principle. Mercy works the same way.

There is a promise for mercy for those who are merciful to others. It is that simple. How much mercy do I need in my life? Do I need just a little, or a lot? And of course my answer is always… “I need as much mercy as I can get!”

The way that I can walk in mercy (for myself) every day is by simply extending mercy to those around me. The person who cuts me off when I am driving, the miserable store clerk, the friend who might have offended me in some way. If I forget that I need mercy myself, I may forget that I need to extend mercy to others.

Think of the areas that you need mercy in your own life. For your shortcomings, for your failures, etc. Do you want mercy to cover every area where you fall short? Then shower mercy on others on every occasion because mercy is receiving something we don’t deserve.

We know that God’s love for us is unconditional and we can’t do anything to earn or deserve it. However, there is a principle in God’s kingdom that is at work everytime we sow something…because what we sow, we will eventually reap. I know that I need mercy today, so I pray that I will have the wisdom to sow mercy wherever I go!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
THE “EYES” HAVE IT

Hebrew is a colourful language. its vivid terms often need paraphrase to bring the full meaning into our mother tongue. Take for instance the terms “a bountiful eye” (Prov 22:9) and “an evil eye” (Prov 23:6). The former is literally a gold eye; the latter a bad eye. Does this indicate an outlook on life?

The good eye – “giveth of his bread to the poor.” That is, it sees a need and seeks bountifully to meet it. The good eye is unselfish, nay more, liberal.
The bad eye – is niggardly. “Neither desire thou his dainty meals,” because though he may invite you to dinner to gain reputation for a quality he does not possess, he actually begrudges you every crumb you eat. He is selfish.

This aspect of “evil” as selfishness is developed by Dr Edwin Hatch in his “Essays in Biblical Greek”. He applies it to the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:11, “lf ye being evil and shows how our Lord understood the basic element of human nature — selfishness. This is original sin, in fact, the essence of all sin; putting self before God and men. This egoism, the enthronement of self, must be overcome if we are to enjoy life at its best. The prime purpose of “true religion” is to turn the ideas and ideals, the deeds and the doctrines from oneself. Ego must give way to Christ.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Insomuch as any one pushes you nearer to God, he or she is your friend” -Anonymous

“The strength and sweetness of friendship depend on sincerity tempered by sympathy” – Anonymous

“Friendship is the great opportunity to demonstrate our capacity for lofty and ennobling relationships without the motive of selfishness” – Appleby

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ernestanderson

August 26th – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Always make sure that you are going in the right direction and travel with the right and best company. The blessing of such is that you should safely arrive where you really need to be and will have enjoyed the trip with worthwhile friends. Of course, the best directions come from the LORD and He is the One you really must make sure that He is with you at all times. Although He has given His promise: “I will never leave you nor forsake you”, it is imperative that you ascertain the knowledge and experience of this continually. Always confess your need of Him and His input and He will be there to see you safely negotiate this day for good.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“We know that whoever is born of God doesn’t sin, but he who was born of God keeps himself, and the evil one doesn’t touch him” – 1 John 5:18

I really like the second part of the NIV Bible translation for this verse – the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. The NLT translation says it this way – for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.

When we are born of God, we are safe. We have no reason to fear because Jesus Himself is our protector. This Bible verse says that the evil one cannot touch us. What a promise! In the world we live in, there is much to be afraid of, so much uncertainty that can keep people living in a state of fear.

But we are not of this world, we are born of God. In John 3:9, the Apostle John says that God’s seed remains in us which is His very DNA. So be of good courage today because you have nothing to fear. For God has promised to keep you safe and secure in His loving embrace

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
FOSSILS

Archaeology, the study of beginnings, is a fascinating science. It digs into the geological past to discover relics of early life, often different, yet related to modern existence.

Someone, whether wiseacre or wag we cannot judge, has likened Church History as a similar pursuit – the unearthing from time the fossilised remains of ecclesiastical structures that once played a vital part in their contemporary scene, with relics of such forms existing today.

How true is this? And what effects do such survivals have on present church life. It is true that the present exists because of the past; but can former conventions be an impediment to present progress?

Let us note three things about fossils.

1. They are dead. Often beautiful, they show adaptation to their own time – but they are dead. Within the strata of their own time they reveal much — but they are dead.
2. They are dated. By various scientific considerations, the past is divided into “ages” with specific characteristics. But how much applies to our modern scenario?
3. There is the alarming suggestion that DNA – the life-pattern of such dead creatures may be revived, and these long defunct life-forms recovered.
Be this as it may. Applied to ecclesiology – can ancient forms be resuscitated to meet our modern needs. Some things will never die – like the scriptures – and when these form our lives, we, too live – cf Rev 21 :5.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth” – Anonymous

“A friend is a present you give yourself” – Anonymous

“They who have loved together have been drawn close; they who have struggled together are forever linked; but they who have suffered together have known the most sacred bond of all” – Anonymous

“Insomuch as any one pushes you nearer to God, he or she is your friend” -Anonymous

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ernestanderson
August 25th – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

As you know and build a close relationship with your LORD in faith and discipleship, you will discover the reality of Himself and His words. His promises hold good and come to pass. He says for instance in Matthew 11: 29 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me: . . . . . For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”. The most advantageous position in daily living is to be spiritually united with Christ. He knows where He is going and has the great strength to afford those who are truly partnered with Him. Your priority is make certain that you are bonded with Him and that the life flow is switched on so that you know the impartation of His love, wisdom, strength and energy to move into all of today’s demands. Together, you will accomplish beautiful things of great worth.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

But don’t forget to be doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased” – Heb 13: 16

When our children were younger, it always grieved my heart when they didn’t get along. I didn’t like having to be a referee at the dinner table or to break up arguments in the backyard. As a father, I wanted my children to love each other, to live in harmony, share nicely and be kind to one another.

I really don’t think our Heavenly Father is any different. In this passage of Scripture, the writer of Hebrews reminds us not to forget to do good and share with others, because these are the things that make God happy.

In a world with many Christian denominations, I think God’s kids have a tendency to major on the minors in our Christian walk rather than focusing on the things that really touch His heart. The sacrifices in every day life that make Him smile are simply the good things we do for others.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
THE SPEAKING CLOCK

In a London Church I once attended was a clock which, instead of the usual figures one to twelve, had in their place the words GOD IS LOVE. This, with three large dots between the words, made up the twelve points of a normal clock face.

What a message! Each time we looked at the clock it spoke of God’s love, reminding us of the timeless and timely care of God for His people. Each hour, each minute is a fresh revelation of His mercy and grace. Think of it like this:-
“God is love at midnight chill When the world is dark and still; God is love through all the night Keeping saints within His sight. God is love at dawn’s first light, With the darkness put to flight. God is love at high mid-day, When we pause from work to pray; God is love through afternoon. Growing weary? None too soon Comes evening with its soft twilight, Then gently falls the shades of night – And ‘God is love’, still glad we say, Through the night and through the day. ”

The love of God preceded time for before the ages began to unfold He had planned their ultimately happy course. The love of God pervaded time, for, in spite of all that a sin-troubled world endures, the grace of God still conquers evil. The love of God will persist to and through eternity for He can never change. The great thing that makes Heaven so alluring and acceptable is the unchangeable fact that GOD IS LOVE.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“There is no father on earth who has as much love in his heart as God has for you. You may be sinful as hell; yet God stands ready and willing to receive you to His bosom and to forgive you freely” – D.L. Moody

“Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one, makes you even with him; forgiving it sets you above him.” – Nylic Review

“Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies” – Philip, Earl of Chesterfield

“It is only one step from toleration to forgiveness.” – Pinero

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ernestanderson
August 24th – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Do not live in your yesterdays or yester years. Be glad and grateful for all the great and good things that have happened that have made you more loving, understanding and helpful, etc. But such is past. There is so much more to be wrought as you walk along within the LORD and engage in His enterprises for your life. The past is simply the past for the launching forth of your life and ministry in a much fuller and richer way so that many will benefit from your presence and input. Mark today as the introduction of moving into something fresh that will herald some outstanding things.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“For his anger is but for a moment. His favour is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5

#In the book of Ecclesiastes, it says that there is a season for all things. There is a time to weep and there is a time to rejoice. There are times of intense hardship and there are times of rest and peace. Today’s promise from Psalm 30:5 is really speaking to those who are struggling right now. When I read this passage of Scripture, in my heart, I hear God saying “Don’t give up! Keep on going! Joy is coming soon!”

In the midst of any trials you may face today, be encouraged in knowing that they are only temporary. Joy is coming, so don’t lose heart! It is in these dark times that we learn just how close God really is to us. A good friend of mine once said that the Gardener (Father God) is never closer to the branch than when He is pruning it – John 15: -2.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
WHAT TO DO WHEN TROUBLES COME

The writer of Hebrews stresses the need of a spiritual approach to our afflictions and distresses. These persecuted souls were exhorted to be “followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Heb 6:12). In other words “stick it out: the Lord is with you”. Here are two things to help us through such times.

First, we should believe our beliefs. Trials are a test of our faith. lt is not enough to have a creed, we must have a conviction. When trouble comes we are thrown back on the promises of God. Will they work? Faith says, “Yes!” and hold on until God gives deliverance. Times change, circumstances change, we change — but God never changes, His word cannot fail.

Secondly, we must learn to doubt our doubts. With the Psalmist we may be constrained to say “How long, O Lord,” or even to moan, “Hath God forgotten to be gracious” (Ps 77:9). To sink a little under our load is not sinful, it is natural, but to wallow in our woe is sinful. Have you doubts, face them with God’s faithful word, declare that irrationality, banish them with a determined effort of will and let there dawn a new day of faith. ln such a situation deadly doubt is dead.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong” – Emerson

“The noblest revenge is to forgive” – Fuller

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong” -Gandhi

“He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for every one has need to be forgiven.” – Herbert

“In the sphere of forgiveness, too many hatchets are buried alive” – Hubbard

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ernestanderson

August 23rd – 2015

Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU      

The only way to finish right is to make sure you commence right and continue on the right course. The LORD is the finest example in this procedure and has never erred once and is to be emulated. He is the One that draws alongside and as He is given permission to come inside your life to live, He has to capacity of causing to continually instigate things good at the beginning and keep you on track so that you succeed in what you do and accomplish life’s journey well. You have choice and great things to see fulfilled and He is the best and most glorious inspiration to see such achieved. So, this is a new day with immense possibilities. With Him aboard and adding His weight and worth, you should see good factors initiated and brought to fullness of triumph. You will have every reason toi rejoice in mission accomplished to great satisfaction.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem”- Isaiah 66: 13

We all need comfort. There are times when we need a father’s reassurance and there are times when we need a mother’s comfort. When our children were little, if they got hurt playing in the backyard, they would look for their mother first before they would look for me. That is because there is something in a mother’s heart that provides a reassuring comfort that is quite different from a father. Fathers tend to try and fix the situation, where mothers bring comfort. In the same way that there are many Scriptures that compare God’s heart to the heart of a natural father (Psalm 103:13-14), there are also other verses that speak of a feminine expression of His love.

This is one of those passages of Scripture where God is speaking to His people and telling them of His mother’s heart for them.  While we know that God is our Father, we also know that He is the complete expression of love. He does not just express masculine love, but feminine love as well for He is the very essence of all love (1 John 4:16). There are times when we need the strength and exhortation that comes from a father, and there are other times when we need comfort that comes from a mother’s heart.  God’s love for you is so vast that it far surpasses every love that you have ever known. Mother. Father. Sister. Brother. Son. Daughter. Spouse. Friend. The next time that you need the comforting embrace of God, be encouraged to know that He has promised to comfort you just like a mother would… but only a millions time better!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford

DEAD — ALIVE

“Don’t tell anybody,” said Charles Lamb, clutching a friend’s arm as they walked down Fleet Street, “But I have been dead for years and nobody knows it”. But he himself did, and that proved he still had a modicum of real existence.

But there are those who are dead and don’t know it. Jesus told the church at Sardis, “Thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead” (Rev 3:1 ).’ Paul speaks of “dead-alive” women, who gratify the flesh but neglect the spirit (1 Tim 5:6).

It is good to build up a reputation for being spiritually alive: (“Thou hast a name that thou livest”). Provided our good name is grounded on solid achievement, we can exert- a benign influence on others.

But such a reputation must be sustained by living testimony. How we can deceive ourselves! Jesus told Sardis they were dead – but they failed to know it. Spiritual deadness is insensitivity to-our condition, living too much on the past, and satisfied complacency respecting our reputation.

Whatever whimsical Lamb meant, it is true that to confess our “deadness” can be a vital preliminary to our seeking new life in Christ.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The discoverer of the role of forgiveness in the realm of human affairs was Jesus of Nazareth” – Hannah Arendt

“They, who forgive most, shall be most forgiven” – Baile

“I can forgive, but I cannot forget,” is only another way of saying, “I cannot forgive” – Beecher

“Life has taught me to forgive much, but to seek forgiveness still more” -Bismarck

“Good, to forget; Best to forgive” – Browning

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ernestanderson

August 22nd – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Remind yourself of one of the titles of your LORD today, ‘He is the Beginning and the End” – Rev 1: 8. He was at the very commencement of Creation and will be there as it draws to its Conclusion. It is sure to say that He has watched over and ministered to it all the way through. But He is your Beginning and End and He is the One that superintends your days so there is no need to fear or be unduly alarmed. In His love, wisdom and grace He has taken care of today and all your tomorrows so that you may exist in peace, security, hope and blessing. When you draw close to your life’s consummation, be assured, it is all in His hands. Know that He has planned a brand new beginning for you in heaven. The beautiful thing about this is that there will be no end. He will never have to bring it to a conclusion. So rejoice not simply in His title but the reality of it to you!

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound; 2 to proclaim the year of Yahweh’s favour, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn2 – Isaiah 61: 1, 2

This is the Bible passage that Jesus read in the temple that affirmed His calling at the start of His public ministry in Luke 4:14-21. When you read the whole Isaiah 61 chapter in the context of Luke 4, we can read that it was actually God the Father who sent His own Son into the world to proclaim the good news of the kingdom.

The message of the kingdom is simply this… Good news for the poor. Healing for the broken hearted. Freedom for the captives. Wide open spaces to those imprisoned. Comfort for the grieving. And so much more. This is why Jesus came two thousand years ago and it is the same reason why the Holy Spirit is with us today.

If you are hurting, just open up your heart to the Holy Spirit and let the love of God bind up your broken heart. If you are grieving, let the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort bring His everlasting comfort in your time of mourning. If you are imprisoned, let the Lion of Judah set you free from all that keeps you in chains so that you can truly live a free life.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
THE BRAINS’ TRUST

Do you remember this popular radio programme of long ago? A select group of notables — Commander Campbell, Dr Huxley. and Professor C E M Goad — who commented on topical issues with entertaining openness?
Colourful figures all, especially Dr Joad with his philosophical approach to the subjects discussed. Here is one of his expressive statements: “If I were allowed to interview one famous personage and ask him one question only, l would choose Jesus Christ, and ask, ‘Did you, or did you not rise from the dead’?”’

But, Dr Joad, the answer was given long -before you asked the question. Jesus “showed himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs” (Acts 1:3). He said to John of Patmos: “I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen!” (Rev 1:18).

We need not qualify for “A Brain’s Trust” to accept this answer, all we need to do is to believe this divine affirmation. Something will happen to us. We will feel the power of the Living Christ as He regenerates us. It is “heart-faith” that does it (Rom 10:9) not mere “head-faith”.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“He who forgives ends the quarrel” – African Proverb

“Every person should have a special cemetery lot in which to bury the faults of friends and loved ones” – Anonymous

“The best way to get even is to forget” – Anonymous

“The habit of judging and condemning others is usually a great deal more serious blemish than are the things we so glibly point out as flaws or faults.” – Anonymous

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ernestanderson
August 21st – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Your best, true and eternal Friend is the LORD. He every will be with to minister His friendship at all times. It is imperative that you cultivate this throughout your life and that the relationship comes more pleasurable and profitable in the passing of time. However, He does desire that you know how to enter into real accord with others around so that you experience and enjoy the input of their words and deeds. Be that kind of individual that understands and appreciate others so that you can bless them and in return they can return the compliment. There is no reason why you should not go out of your way today to meet some fresh individual and contribute something of worth that will be both remarkable and memorable and tie a bond of friendship. Don’t waste God-given opportunities of building wholesome relationships that will prove to be most productive to all

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. For he wounds, and binds up. He injures, and his hands make whole” – Job 5:17, 18

You may be reading today’s promise and wonder why I would have ever chosen a Bible passage about discipline and wounding to be part of 365 Promises. We don’t hear too many sermons preached about the discipline of the Lord and if we do, they may be skewed from the perspective of the punishment from an angry God.

When many of us think of the word ‘discipline’, we think of our own life experiences with our parents, teachers, authority figures, etc. This does not usually bring up warm feelings of love and tenderness, but rather feelings of guilt, shame and pain. In Hebrews 12:4-11, the writer encourages us not to despise the Lord’s discipline for God is treating us like His sons, because our heavenly Father does not discipline us in anger but in absolute unconditional love.

Every son (or daughter) receives discipline. Receiving discipline is part of the evidence that we do indeed belong to God. The root word of discipline is disciple, which at its heart, is training. God is training us to become like Jesus and walk in His ways. In Hebrews 12:4-11, the writer does acknowledge that no discipline is pleasant at the time, but it eventually results in a harvest of righteousness.

In today’s promise, we have an assurance that though we may be enduring hardship now, there is a promise of healing for all our wounds. My prayer is that we would not see God’s discipline through the lens of how we were disciplined by authority figures in our lives. I pray that we would actually value the loving discipline from God and gladly submit to the Father of our spirits so that we can live a full life. (Hebrews 12:9)

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
PSYCHOANALYSIS

Many have been helped by the services of psychoanalysts, but their ministrations are often limited, and their conclusions fall short. You see, with all their knowledge, they are still human, therefore fallible. They cannot divest themselves of their own nature. I’ve often wondered, “who analyses the analysts?” its like arguing in a circle: no finality.

In fact human judgement, even when well-informed, can be flawed and feeble. Someone put the work of the analyst thus:

“He takes the saints to pieces And labels all their parts, He tabulates the secrets Of loyal loving hearts. He probes their selfless passion, And shows exactly why ‘ The martyr goes out singing, To suffer and to die His reasoning is perfect, His proofs as plain as paint, He has but one small weakness, He cannot make a saint.”

But God can. As we put our case in His hands we can “become partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4). And, as the conversion of Saul of Tarsus proves, it can happen in a moment (Acts 9:2-6). To become a saint we do not need long sessions on the psychoanalyst’s couch, all we need is faith in a living Saviour (Acts 16:31).

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“We anticipate a time when the love of truth shall have come up to our love of liberty, and men shall be cordially tolerant and earnest both at once” -Brooks

“To bear injuries, or annoying and vexatious events, meekly, patiently, prayerfully, and with self-control, is more than taking a city” – Simmons

“It is a noble and great thing to cover the blemishes and excuse the failings of a friend; to draw a curtain before his stains, and to display his perfection; to bury his weaknesses in silence, but to proclaim his virtues on the housetop” – Smith

“Cultivate forbearance till your heart yields a fine crop of it. Pray for a short memory as to all unkindness.” – Spurgeon

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welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

August 20th – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 129,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.A

PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Don’t become all dried up and withered like the plants and trees around when there is a tremendous shortage of water and rainfall. Such is not a welcome or inspiring sight! How we like to see nature reflect freshness and beauty that makes such attractive. As soon as flowers in the home begin to wither and fall apart we remove them because they no longer do they look dignified and fresh. The LORD has provided for your constant means of refreshing. It is why He birthed you into His kingdom, gave you His Holy Spirit and the Word of God and through prayer you can maintain a constant and fresh link with Him. These dynamic spiritual factors in place and operative are able not simply to sustain but make you break out until your final home call to heaven. Today is to be a day of divine freshness where you are renewed and ready to break out in a greater manifestation of blessing!

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“They are planted in Yahweh’s house. They will flourish in our God’s courts. They will still bring forth fruit in old age” – Psalm 92: 13, 14

I want to finish my life well. In Hebrews 12:1-2, we are called to throw off all the things that hinder us and the sin that so easily entangles us to run our race. I am not sure how many days I have left on this side of heaven, but I want each one of them to mean something from an eternal perspective. If possible, I want to increase in anointing, I want to increase in effectiveness, and I want to increase in fruitfulness as I get older.

Today’s promise says that fruitfulness will abound in old age for those who are sons and daughters to the Father. If you have ever visited a seniors’ home, you know that is not always the case. Unfortunately for some people, as they get older, they experience more disappointment and disillusionment about the very meaning of life. Regret and bitterness can grow into a very bitter root.

But this is not so for those who are called by God to live a fruitful life! Let’s all claim this promise for ourselves and our loved ones today! Father, we thank you that our fruitfulness will bring glory to you, not only today, but for the rest of our lives. In Jesus’ name I pray.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
HALLELUJAH CHORUS

The Triumphal worship of Revelation 19:1-7 is punctuated with four “ALLELUIAS” (the Greek spelling of the Hebrew Hallelujah). It is a regular “Hallelujah Chorus”.

And yet it is surprising that the Greek New Testament should use a Hebrew praise-word. In fact, this is the only place in the text of Revelation where this word occurs.

What a period of praise this is! First, a great multitude in heaven, rejoicing in the justice of God in destroying Babylon. His righteous work becomes the theme of their rejoicing worship. They say again “Hallelujah!” Their act of worship is bounded by this “Praise ye the Lord.” Then again, stirred by a “Voice…. out of the Throne” they thunder another shout of praise. A fourth “Hallelujah” extols the majesty of God and anticipates the greatest event of this new age, “the marriage of the Lamb”.

But why use a Hebrew term in this setting’? It is like a hand reaching back into ancient times to grasp the hand of expectation implicit in the Old Covenant. All that when the promises, the hopes, the anticipations encouraged by the Holy Spirit’s nature.

What is implicit in “Hallelujah” is that JAH, the Etemal, will always be with us, and for us. His grace and mercy will always merit our “hallelu”.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out” – Shaw

“Make all, within your society, members of the crew and permit no passengers” – Trueblood

“The people with whom we travel are much more important than the place to which we travel” – Wright

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welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

August 191h – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Be ready for the challenge of doing something new and different and follow the example of your God. Every baby born is new and different to all that have preceded, every tree and flower, every star differs etc. The LORD does not want you to stagnate or gravitate but to graduate into something better and to performing things that are fresh. Yes, continue with the old if need be, but let such be freshened up and made more beautiful and meaningful. As you keep up your constant friendship with Him He will both teach and inspire in this so that life takes on real worth and wealth to your being. There are new friendships to engaged in, new ministries to perform, fresh encounters on a daily basis that will make your days blessed. Do not settle in a rut lest it become a grave. Ask the LORD to enable you to start some new enterprise, such could be the most thrilling and rewarding thing you have ever done! Don’t die: LIVE today!

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Again, assuredly I tell you, that if two of you will agree on earth concerning anything that they will ask, it will be done for them by my Father who is in heaven” – Matt 18: 19

In today’s promise, Jesus is speaking to his disciples and is encouraging them about how to pray. In the verse previous to this one, He tells them that whatever they bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever they loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. I wonder how the disciples reacted to Jesus’ statements? After all they were just fisherman and common folk, yet Jesus exhorted them that they had an audience with the Creator of the universe any time, night or day.

When I have reflected on this passage in the past, I have always wondered about the words ‘anything’. Did Jesus really mean that they could have any thing they asked for if there was agreement by two or more? It seems that He said what He meant because any thing means any thing! However, we know from other Bible verses that the things that Jesus is referring to are definitely linked to the things that are already in God’s heart.

My prayer is that this promise would encourage each one of us today! God invites us to link our hearts with other believers on earth and come before His throne room and make our requests known to God. Don’t be timid and don’t be unbelieving. Come with a heart full of faith, believing that your Heavenly Father hears your requests and wants to answer your prayers!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
WHAT PREACHING SHOULD BE

“Then spake Haggai the Lord’s messenger in the Lord’s message” (Haggai 1:13). On this brief statement we have three essential elements of effective preaching.

First, vocation. “The Lord’s messenger”. A sense of divine calling to deliver a divine message adds conviction, and indeed authority, to the preacher’s words. “How shall they preach, except they be sent,” wrote Paul (Rom 10:15). All who preach should give God’s word at God’s bidding — or feel so.

Second, vision. “The Lord’s message”. Every preacher should worship at the shrine of Holy Writ, ‘trembling at the Word of God”, (Isa 66:2), lest he should misrepresent it or misapply its intent. While we must use sanctified sense and sensibility in presenting the word of the Lord, our message must be more than mere opinion or conjecture, it should have the touch of the anointing of the Spirit. An effective sermon is more than political opinion or even creedal correctness, it is a “message,” a divine medium of conveying the will of God to His people.

Thirdly, voice. “Then spake Haggai”. A sermon should be expressed audibly, articulately and simply. Phillip Brookes described preaching as “truth flowing through personality”. This voice was Haggai’s voice: there is nothing like one’s voice for revealing one’s personality. Don’t imitate other preachers, be your honest, educated, disciplined self when you preach. Nothing else will do.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Open the door of the heart; let in sympathy sweet for stranger and kin. It will make the halls of the heart so fair, that angels will enter unaware” -Anonymous

“People need other people as a performer needs an audience. People need to know that other people are depending upon them, waiting for them, pulling with them. People need people who believe in them, trust them, and expect much of them” – Evans

“As I look around me, I seem to find that the one thing which deepens life, which gives it resonance, which brings it great joy, is the putting of one’s self outside one’s self into another self or personality” – Overstreet

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