July 6th 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 ever zealous for the LORD and His kingdom. He has perfect, infinite and consistent passion for you and your welfare now and eternally. See that this same quality fervour is possessed by you and do not permit the devil to quench it. As you remain ardent for Him, He will bring you forth into a life of untold fruitfulness and blessedness and reward that choice love that dictates and directs your inward being. He would encourage you now to make sure that regularly divine fuel is added to this spiritual fire. The Holy Spirit, the Word of God and fellowship with other ardent souls will aid in maintaining the heavenly glow and glory within. As you fired and lit up by Him so your life and ministry will illuminate and radiate is a bountiful fashion. So keep on burning!
A GOLDEN PROMISE
“For Yahweh won’t reject his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance” – Psalm 94: 14
My natural children are my children for life. No matter what they do, they are still my kids. While parents aren’t always happy with the decisions their children make, that does not change the fact that they are still part of the family. Today’s promise is a good reminder that the Lord will never reject us because He has made us His own inheritance. The NLT Bible calls us His ‘special possession’.
Sometimes when we relate to God, it is as if we are picking the petals off of a flower, all the while saying “He loves me, He loves me not”. Many times our reasoning behind such a concept is that our acceptance to Him is based on what we do and not who we are.
I praise God that His love for me is not based on my performance but on the once and for all finished work of Jesus Christ. When I received Christ into my life, I became part of the Father’s amazing family! I am part of a family that My heavenly Dad has promised to never abandon.
My prayer today is that we would all rest in the amazing truth that we are safe and secure in our Father’s love for us. He will not abandon or forsake us…EVER! Simply because He has chosen to make us part of His amazing family.
JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
1 Chron 6:8
When Absalom rebelled against his father in an attempt to seize the throne, David was beset with hurtful experiences. One of the most painful was the defection of Ahitophel.
This aristocrat, revered for his wisdom, was not only the king’s counsellor, he was a personal friend (Psalm 41:9). They were closer than brothers, they even shared their spiritual devotions as they “walked into the house of God in company” (Psalm 55:14). David was deeply wounded, more than that, the sagacity and perception, of him whose word “was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God” (2 Sam 16:23) was now at the disposal of Absalom.
In despair David cried, “O Lord, I pray Thee, turn the counsel of Ahitophel into foolishness” (2 Sam 15:31). The Lord did just that! Hushai, one of David’s leading men, became a “mole”, insinuating his way into the confidence of Absalom. He did stretch the truth a bit, but, playing on the rebellious son’s pride (and fear of defeat) he persuaded him to abandon the wise strategy of the senior politician and adopt a more ostentatious scheme. The ensuing delay gave David time to recuperate his forces. Ahitophel anticipated the future result – and hung himself.
Lesson! For every “Ahitophel” of treachery, there is a “Hushai” of loyalty. The Lord so balances our lives that intended evil is transmuted into good (see Rom 8:28).
“No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul like the scene on Calvary. Nowhere does the soul find such consolation as on that very spot where misery reigned, where woe triumphed, where agony reached its climax” – Spurgeon
“Jesus has many lovers of His crown, but few bearers of His cross” -Spurgeon
“Nothing provokes the devil like the cross” – Spurgeon
“The Cross of Christ must be either the darkest spot of all in the mystery of existence or a searchlight by the aid of which we may penetrate the surrounding gloom” – Streeter
“Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Thy Cross I cling” – Toplady
FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
WHY ME, LORD? (PART TWO) Thomas Addington
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance” IAMES 1:2—3
Some days, toil and trouble come in spoonfuls. Other days, they come in a ﬂeet of dump trucks. In the first few verses of the Epistle of ]ames, the apostle describes certain aspects of trials that are essential to understanding and handling life’s difficult days.
First, trials are inevitable. The word whenever signals the certain predictability of hard days and tough times. The question isn’t hard days and tough times will come; it’s when.
Second, trials come in many kinds. To describe the various hardships that life delivers, James uses a word that translates as “diverse” or “many-kinded.” The Greek word, in fact, is the same one used to describe the coat Jacob gave to his son Joseph, the Old Testament dreamer. Picture Joseph’s colourful coat. It was diverse, “many-kinded,” multicoloured. So, too, are the trials of life. Some are big, and-some are small. Some last an hour, and some last a lifetime. Some are chronic, and some are acute. Some pertain to the past, and some apply to the future. There are financial trials, relational trials, and health-related trials. Trials come in many kinds.
Third, trials are purposeful. The Old Testament details the story of the wandering people of Israel. Deuteronomy 8:2—3 recount the story. What appeared to be a plight of aimless misdirection that seemingly made no sense is instead described in. these verses as an intentional forty-year desert journey directed by God to build and fortify the character of the Israelites.
James tells us how to respond to trials so our character may likewise be built up and fortified: We are to approach each hardship with joy. James is not speaking here of dogged determination, an attitude that says, I am going to make it through this. Nor does he mean the hypocrisy of smiling on the outside and cursing on the inside. The joy he speaks of results from the subtle awareness that We are not alone. God’s sovereign eye sees our pain, and if we simply acknowledge His tender care throughout our trials, He will bring peace and purpose to our most difficult days.
How do you respond when trials come into your life?