welcome to this christian website

Aug 25th – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

A GOLDEN PROMISE from the Bible

PROVISION

A Daily Promise

THE PROVISION FOR PRESERVATION

The Lord revealed to Moses how He was to deliver Israel from slavery, save them from the judgment of death and open a way of exodus for His people. He gave promise and prospect of freedom from incredible conditions and make a route for them into something better. An angel of death was to visit Egypt and the way of preservation and deliverance was in carrying out \his directives. It meant the slaying of a lamb, applying the blood of the victim on the door-posts of their homes and so they would be safe and secure when the angel of death passed over. He said: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt” – Exodus 12:13.A preservation order was upon them and is also upon you as you trust in the sacrificial death and blood-sacrifice of Jesus Christ. You have nothing to fear as you under this sacred covering, now and eternally. .

Thought for the Day

LOVE

Never forget that the inward driving force within you life and ministry must be divine love. You must be able to truly say like Paul: “the love of Christ constraineth us” – 2 Cor 5:14. It is imperative that you are held in by it and motivated by the nature of God, which is agape love. Less than this will not suffice to give a distinct revelation of Christ within the Church and to the world at large. It is be the token and badge that you are Christ’s disciple, servant and minister and nothing can replace this vital requisite. Be aligned to your Lord and Master and allow Him to feed and quicken this essential dynamic so that you may bear and leave a powerful testimony to Him and the quality of His Person. Today you will have the opportunity of showing this so do not waste it.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Charles Hadden Spurgeon

How sweet it is to learn the Saviour’s love when nobody else loves us! When friends flee, what a blessed thing it is to see that the Saviour does not forsake us but still keeps us and holds us fast and clings to us and will not let us go!

DAILY MEDITATIONS

DOING A KINDNESS – 2 Samuel 9

In the running of the government and kingdom and the demands made upon him, David could have forgotten certain factors. Although retaining pleasant memories of Jonathan, he could have chosen to let things slide and not have been too bothered as to what had happened about his family. But he was duly concerned and desired to express some benefit towards any of his kin that may be still alive. There was one person by the name of Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son that was alive however he was very needy and required help.

He was a cripple and seemed to be lacking in hope and prospects. In a gracious manner David stepped in with a loving deed and gave him a great future. He was brought into the king’s presence, given land that had been owned by Saul and the delight of sitting around the monarch’s table. A servant was deputed also to administer his property on his behalf. It all stemmed from a lovely attitude within David’s heart that had been initially provoked by the love and actions of Jonathan.

We have been so blessed by the Lord with so much of His kindness that it should produce in us the will to be kind to others, especially those placed in less fortunate circumstances. It would be well of you today to seek someone out in order to demonstrate some choice deed that will bless to their advantage. Do not let time and opportunity go by without showing some generosity to someone who desperately requires it. Leave a legacy behind you now of deeds done in the name of Christ for the well-being of others.

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welcome to this christian website

Aug 24th – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

A GOLDEN PROMISE from the Bible

A Daily Promise

A FULNESS OF SUPPLY

There is never any break-down or failure on God’s part in terms of provision for every one of His children. The promise is sure as declared by Paul: “My God shall supply all your need . . .” – Philippians 4:19. He is never reduced to a situation where He is impoverished and cannot meet the current and outstanding demand of any one of His offspring. The revelation of the Bible is of one whose name is – ‘Jehovah-Jireh’, the infinite provider and has at His disposal all resources to supply the situation of all who trust Him. He laid a miraculous feast on for His people in the wilderness on a daily basis and shall He not also work on your behalf to minister to every situation that arises in your life, even when things get desperate. You will never be able to embarrass God at any time with any kind of inability. So trust Him for today and everyday because He will not disappoint you because He is not a disappointment.

Thought for the Day

POISE

This is a possessing a balanced mind and spirit that enables you to more than cope with sudden difficult things that occur to throw you off your stability and equilibrium. In a moment, things can erupt into turmoil and it is needful that you do not lose your calm and control. The Lord is able to establish this quality of being because He possessed it in the most trying circumstances. Having to face the Cross with all of its injustice, pain and suffering, He was the One who never lost it but kept a watchful state of spirit and direction. Instead of being mastered and in pieces you will be master and have complete management and see some glorious consequences. So ‘let the peace of God rule your mind and heart, today’ and you will have true, divine poise., 

QUOTES TO NOTE – Charles Hadden Spurgeon

True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

RULING RIGHTEOUSLY – 2 Samuel 8

Great victories and expansion took place at this period in his reign. It would have been easy for him to be proud after all the successes and the fact that the Lord had spoken to him through the respected prophet in such a way. Everything had gone right; all was being subdued and the people honoured him to a very large degree. But there was something of major note that governed his life and work that was a real safeguard.

It states in v15, “and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.” He had tasted so much of the kindness, goodness and righteousness of the Lord in his life that it had an outstanding impact upon his own being and conduct. He knew that in the position he had been placed he must exercise true fairness; and justice in all to all. He and his kingdom would only be secure inasmuch as he did that which was always right. It was what the Lord expected of him and the people trusted him.

In all of our dealings with others we should practice no less. God’s Kingdom is based and built on righteousness and fairness. Therefore everyone within it should make certain that all is done in truth, honesty and in a honourable manner. Nothing should be permitted that is of an evil or questionable character. In a world that lacks in divine ethics and moral integrity, we should make doubly certain that we are not in any way influenced or governed by its spirit or standards. By such conduct the world is convicted and impressed by God.

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Aug 23rd – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

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A DAILY PROMISE FOR EACH DAY FOR YOU

GUIDANCE

A Daily Promise

Guided after Impossible Conditions – Gen 45: 25-28

After going after many years of severe trial through the loss of Joseph (something that must have baffled and bewildered knowing his potential and the dreams), and being reduced to dependency on Egypt for subsistence because of an intense famine, He really needed a miracle and some help from on high. He had not lost his faith but he must have wrestled long over matters. The crisis of the famine was to unlock the whole thing for him. Little did he know about the extraordinary providential acts of God re-his son Joseph. His dreams were being wrought out in a strange manner and Jacob was to get the full disclosure. The news is Joseph is alive and is ruler in Egypt!! He gets confirmation and direction from the Lord – 46: 1-4.  If the Lord says it that settles it and he can now go himself and see what the Lord has achieved. Maybe you need this sort of word because of the awful things that have occurred to negate all you great dreams and hopes. You shall yet see that behind the scenes has been silently and effectively working for your security and ultimate blessedness. You will be quite astounded by what he is to bring about so trust even when things look black and seemingly uninterpretable!

Thought for the Day

SURRENDER

If you are to really accomplish for your Lord  and His kingdom of any real and lasting worth, it will require complete surrender to Him of yourself in everything and at all times. Someone once asked General Booth when the Salvation Army was born. His reply was simply this: “When I said Jesus Christ could have all there is of William Booth”. The terms have not changed through the passage of time. Your Saviour, Lord and Master still demands not part but the whole of your being, gifts, time, money, yes, everything. He knows whether this obtains. He cannot be deceived in any way. As you surrender all to Him so you will discover Him as All in All. He will reward your total and willing submission by making sure He is with you always and by taking care of every eventuality you face. The wealth of Himself and heaven you will be yours and a lasting mark will be made in life and testimony for Him. You cannot afford not to Surrender to Him!

QUOTES TO NOTE – Dr. Billy Graham

I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A PROPHETIC WORD – 2 Samuel 7:8-29

The word of the Lord into this situation was remarkable because whilst David was thinking of constructing a marvellous sanctuary for Him, the Lord had something more in mind than a material building. He not only reminded him of His outstanding goodness with regard to his past, a forecast of immense worth is made concerning his house for the future. The Lord states in v11 – “the Lord tells you that He will make you a house.” He has a major prospect in view that will exceed that of the fantastic Temple that was to be raised to and for Him. As far as God was concerned ‘a house’ really means a household of people, and in this instance, a royal dynasty.

The prophetic word truly is about the divine household that would arise through the Messiah coming through David’s lineage. When Christ was born it was specifically mentioned that He was of the genealogy and seed of David – Matthew 1:1. He came to establish a new and greater Kingdom and household than David accomplished. Through His birth, life, death and resurrection Christ has brought into being a Royal Family and Household that is to be of a spiritual and eternal nature – Ephesians 2: 19; John 1: 11-13. What’s under construction today is the household of God. Through faith in Christ, each Christian believer becomes a vital unit of this family that is to be the awesome dwelling place of the Lord.

What the Lord spoke to David historically and prophetically is now fulfilled in us who believe in Christ. We do not have to glory in some magnificent earthly dwelling place made for God, because, in point of truth and fact, we are His home. 1 Peter 2: 5 teaches, “You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house” thus highlighting our position – see also 1 Corinthians 6: 20. Know today that we are His household and He lives and works amongst us.

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Aug 22nd

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DAILY PROMISE FOR EACH DAY FOR YOU

A GOLDEN PROMISE from the Bible

GUIDANCE

A Daily Promise

 

Guided as to Real  Inward Change – Gen 35

The moment had come when it was essential that Jacob should go through dynamic, spiritual change. For many years the Lord had showed utmost grace and patience and  had been very kind to Jacob. So he is directed to go to Bethel, the place where the Lord had previously met with him to start him off on his relationship with him – vv1, 6. But the man really required a bigger work in him. He was not only to have a name change but nature too reflected in the new name, Israel – prince with God – vv9,10. He marked and sealed the event knowing he was into something better and bigger – vv14,15. The Lord does put up with your foibles and failures for quite a while, but He has in mind and providence when there has to be a thorough inward change. It is possible that it is now, at this point, when He is giving new aspirations and incentives embodied in a brief word, it could be a new name. You need to be in tune with Him as to what He is about in your life and seek both transformation and conformity to His plans for the rest of your pilgrim journey.

AN INSPIRED ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY

If Moses, David, Peter and others could succeed after their failures, so can you. Though you may have been shocked and shamed by what has happened to you, it is possible through the grace and goodness to move on from such and to achieve tremendous things that far outdo and outshine any failure and disappointment that has occurred. Do not dwell and live on the negative factor but know that the Lord is with you to stir, empower and to cut out a greater course and achieve some very noble work. Of course, learn from the mistakes and errors made, but in wisdom, dynamic and purpose believe you will in and through Christ the extraordinary. At least you are alive and have the opportunity to have a further go and proceed to great attainment that will give you pleasure and God praise.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Charles Hadden Spurgeon

A dark cloud is no sign that the sun has lost his light; and dark black convictions are no arguments that God has laid aside His mercy.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

WORTHY DESIRE – 2 Samuel 7: 1-17

When God’s servant did some sound reflection he sensed how wonderful the Lord had been to him. Early in his life he had spent most of his days in the fields and hills of Bethlehem caring for sheep. He had the heavens for a cover and the Lord as His great aid and helper. How things had changed! He was now king and dwelling in the Holy City in a beautiful residence! He had been miraculously preserved and wonderfully provided for. In pondering the Lord’s goodness he began to think of where the Lord was housed. A tent was not good enough for His Lord.

The prophet was sent for and agreed with David’s sentiments encouraging him to get on with the divine enterprise. However, the Lord had something to say on the issue that was quite revealing. He made it known that He had been fulfilled by dwelling in the Tabernacle. The humble abode was good enough for Him. The important consideration was that He had been near amongst His people. He had been concerned about getting His people into the Promised Land and into their abodes in order that he might bless them. At no time had He requested a building or fine residence: only their love, devotion and commitment.

The best thing we can do for the Lord is to provide Him a worthy habitation in our hearts. It is the place where He wants to and loves to dwell. All the ornate edifices built to Him are nothing to His extraordinary residence in the humble and believing heart. A Temple was to be built of exquisite worth by Solomon for Him but even which is nothing in comparison to Him coming, living and making Himself known in the being of one sanctified wholly by Christ.

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Aug 21st – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

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A DAILY PROMISE FOR EACH DAY FOR YOU

GUIDANCE

A Daily Promise

Guided to Move On – Gen 31

Jacob’s time with his uncle Laban and family had not been easy. It had been a toughening up exercise and experience. He had been blessed by the Lord but now it was time to move on and take a great step of faith. This was to be a real challenge – “Go back to the land of your fathers . . .” –v3. Was he up to and for it? He takes the risk under subterfuge to positively respond and discovers the Lord can manage Laban and his sons, and even an Esau down the track. He was to launch out on his own and trust the Lord. It could be at this time that the Lord is directing you into fresh movement that calls for love, faith and obedience. Don’t hesitate or fail to respond to His summons because He has an expansion programme in mind and you must be up for it. They may seem to be unchartered waters but he is charge and will providentially guide and provide all way and take care of the emergencies.

Thought for the Day 

FULFILMENT

The days and months ahead of you need to be one of great fulfilment. Because you have a great Father who has already done great things for you, and having Christ and the Holy Spirit indwelling in you, there shall be an entering into and experiencing some choice things that will make you grow and make you most useful and fruitful. What has already been wrought in the past is but the preparation for something infinitely more. You have been pruned and sanctified in order to attain this next stage of abounding grace and blessing. It is a matter of fruit, more fruit and much fruit. So let your faith and expectation begin to abound as you sense that this is the time for real progress and success in and through your Lord. This is your year of fulfilment in every way.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Dr. Billy Graham

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.

MEDITATION NOTES

GETTING THINGS RIGHT – 2 Samuel 6: 12-23

One thing registered in David’s favour: he was prepared to be taught a lesson. In a becoming manner the Lord quietly and effectively rebuked him and he took it on the chin. On discovery of what was occurring in the home where he had left the ark, he was chastened in heart and sensed he must have got matters wrong. Instead of being further angry with the Lord, he softened and knew he must attend to divine detail if the ark was to arrive in the Holy City.

He humbled himself and made sure that he did it the only way it should be done. Of course, there were the crowds of people; gladness and sacrificing, but above all, the priests safely carried the ark on their shoulders. There was nothing now to fear because all was in divine accord. Everyone was delighted; the Lord was being honoured, especially by David. He was very generous by making sure every individual had something choice to eat and drink. He then was so excited that he began to dance before the Lord with all his might. He was pleased with the Lord!

Make certain that in all you do that all is in agreement with His desire and design. Do not attempt at short cuts or personal novelty to achieve God’s plan and procedure. The best way you can please Him and know His presence and blessing in an even greater way is by seeing to it that all accords with His revealed word. Do what is acceptable to Him and you will not only be accepted, but also greatly blessed.

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Aug 20th 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

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A DAILY PROMISE FOR EACH DAY FOR YOU

 

GUIDANCE

A Daily Promise

Guided to Stay Put – Gen 26

This is what happened to Isaac. Things were not too good and future wise did not looking every positive because of a famine in the land –v1. The seemingly wise and natural thing to do was to move out and go to a place where their needs could be met. But Isaac received definite intimation from the Lord – “”Do not go down into Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. Stay in this land for a while and I will be with you and will bless you” – vv2,3. All anxiety and worry was dealt with by the promise and subsequent provision. Even when things were tight and difficult the Lord was up to making ends meet. The good news: Isaac responded correctly – v6. Later on he would testify – “the Lord has made room for us” – v22. You need to be aware when the Lord speaks into life and calls you to hold steady and not be too quick to rush into another situation. Better to stick with the Lord than launch out on your own hoping things will get better. Know in the economy of the Lord, He can make a little go a long way and reduce great amounts to nothing. You are in His safe and capable hands!

Thought for the Day

POSSESSION

One of the things for you to know and grasp is the spiritual truth that you have been called to be a divine possessor, that is, inheriting the choice factors that the Lord has lined up for you. Abraham and his people were to know and enter into an inheritance destined by the Lord, so you to are to know the blessing of enjoying the delight of a divine inheritance immediately within your life.  The promises of God that are expressed in the Scriptures are for your appropriation and realisation. They reveal that the Lord wants you not only to know Him but experience the spiritual and extraordinary blessings of His favour in this life as well as extending the same eternally. You are not to languish as a bankrupt but see what is yours in Christ and make them a reality here and now. Let this year be one where you enter into your great entitlements and do not be robbed.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Charles Hadden Spurgeon

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

MEDITATION NOTES

TRULY BLESSED – 2 Samuel 6: 1-11; Psalm 112

What proved to be folly for Uzzah and a terrible mistake for David turned to great advantage to Obededom and his household. In his distress and dilemma David took the seeming only option open to him; he placed it in the home that was conveniently situated near-by. It happened to be the residence of a man by the name of Obededom. He could have resisted, having witnessed what had occurred, and rejected a home for the ark. But he welcomed the opportunity of providing a temporary dwelling place for the Lord until matters were sorted out.

He was to experience something beautiful and unique as a consequence. We are informed that “the Lord blessed Obededom, and all his household” v11. The next verse gives the reason – “because of the ark of God.” So much good began to be enjoyed by this man and his family from the moment the ark entered his home that it could not be put down to coincidence. There was a marked and obvious difference because all kinds of blessing began to occur that enriched all within the unit. The blessing of God wonderfully touched everyone and everything.

When we welcome the Lord with open arms into our lives and homes it is to great advantage. The most significant thing is to be blessed by the presence of the Lord. One should covet more than anything else His glorious presence and company because it is Him we need above all. Inevitably this leads on to much more. He is able to make known to us the great and worthwhile things that will enhance our persons, relationships, home, work, possessions etc. You can be truly and fully blessed by Him! Read Psalm 112 and see what it means to be blessed by God.

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 Aug 19th  2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 135,000 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 Golden Promise from the Daily Promise Box, the Bible,  a Thought for the day from my pen, A Choice Quotation and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible, 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 GOLDEN PROMISE from

A DAILY PROMISE FOR EACH DAY FOR YOU

Within the Bible are innumerable promises given to those who are committed to God in love, faith and obedience. They are of such a quality of character and sufficiency that through their reception and acknowledgement, God purposes to perform in every way in incredible way.  He wants you to know, receive and believe them and see His hand at work continuously through them.

The Christian believer must know what God the Father has to say; be ready then to accept and walk in His way. By so doing He will keep Satan at bay.

GUIDANCE

A Daily Promise

Guided to Discover a Bride – Gen 24

Abraham was now too old to travel and the right woman was needed for his son, Isaac. She had to come from his own family who was at great distance away. He is strong in faith and the Lord and confident of the trustworthiness of his servant and so sends him on a delicate mission. He says to him “The LORD, the God of heaven . . . . He will send His angel before you. . .” vv7- 7. The servant was assured and as he arrives prays a specific prayer and is quickly answered, Rebekah, coming on the scene and all tied together in a sequence of events. The guidance had worked. The Lord desires to work in this area of marriage union. When I prayed as a teenager for the right young woman to come into my life, He answered. I led her to Christ and we celebrate 62 years of a God-blessed marriage. The same can happen to you and your offspring as you turn to Him, looking for his guidance and workings. Remember he knows people better than you do, where they are and can bring things together in his love, wisdom and power.

Thought for the Day

PRAYER

You must realise at this point in your life and ministry that prayer is to be engaged on a regular basis it you are going to make any real progress with the Lord and contribute things of worth to those around. Your daily contact with heaven is imperative so that you learn to communicate with Him the things of primary concern. If you would experience deep communion with Him then this exercise must not be neglected but promoted at every opportunity. To be the person of authority and influence than you need to live close to Him and learn the secrets that are only discovered in the secret place with Him. Today, He calls you into that relationship through prayer whereby your life can be enriched as He has ordained and that greater fruitfulness be enjoyed. The summons is to learn to ‘pray without ceasing’ so that contact with Him always exists.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Dr. Billy Graham

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.

MEDITATION NOTES

A FEARSOME INCIDENT – 2 Samuel 6: 1-10

Things were on a high. Wonderful victories had taken place and looked to be going well in the progress of the kingdom. All were thrilled and excited with the turn of events that had changed Israel’s fortunes. In the heart of the king was the tremendous desire to honour the. Lord and he sensed that the appropriate thing to do was to bring the ark to the place where it should be, in the city of Jerusalem. It was a noble and worthy gesture and it certainly was the proper action to take.

With what joy they proceeded in the objective. A vast concourse of people with all kinds of musical instruments assembled to take and welcome the ark of God’s presence. Regrettably, it was not done the way it should have been carried out. Instead of consulting the Lord and His Word on the matter, they copied what the Philistines had previously done when they sent it back to Israel in placing it on a cart. The directive of the Lord was that it should be carried on the shoulders of the priests. When the cart shook in its journey, Uzzah did a foolish thing, he tried to steady the ark; it needed no assistance. It was a fearsome moment as he was struck dead and it created ‘fear’ in David’s heart that day concerning the Lord -v9.

There is a lesson to be learned from this incident: we must not act with undue familiarity with God and the things of God. How essential. It is to ascertain His mind and ways at all time. There is always the grave danger of assumption. In its outworking it creates major problems. It is worth spending time with God on all projects so that we discover precisely how we should proceed so that mistakes are not made. Worthy desires and plans are good, but they must be backed up by doing them in the way that He chooses, then we are safe and all will turn out well.

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welcome to this christian website

 Aug 18th 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 135,000 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 Golden Promise from the Daily Promise Box, the Bible,  a Thought for the day from my pen, A Choice Quotation and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible, 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 GOLDEN PROMISE from

A DAILY PROMISE FOR EACH DAY FOR YOU

Within the Bible are innumerable promises given to those who are committed to God in love, faith and obedience. They are of such a quality of character and sufficiency that through their reception and acknowledgement, God purposes to perform in every way in incredible way.  He wants you to know, receive and believe them and see His hand at work continuously through them.

The Christian believer must know what God the Father has to say; be ready then to accept and walk in His way. By so doing He will keep Satan at bay.

A Daily Promise

Guided in a Difficult Home Problem – Gen 21:1-26

Things got into somewhat of a mess because Abram listened to his wife Sarai. She was not perfect in faith and so sought to have a child through Hagar, the bond-maid – see Gen 16: 1,2. Little did she realize the problems to be encountered when Isaac her son turned up? She felt she had to get rid of the bond-woman and her son because she foresaw real problems. Abram was none to pleased about it and was greatly disturbed. But the Lord turned up and put the issue at rest with His guided word – vv-11-13. Hagar and Ishmael would be taken care of and so the problem was settled. It is well for you to know and understand that the Lord is in on family situations even when things turn awkward and uncomfortable. When things are very intricate He can give you the absolute direction required so that things are decently and amicably settled. The home unit is important to Him and you permit him to have His say and give His revelation.

Thought for the Day

CONTENTMENT

One of the greatest assets and benefits of your being and life is that of knowing and showing contentment. It is constantly experiencing perfect peace and satisfaction with your life’s lot whatever the situation, especially when things are far from easy and difficult. The reason why you can be in this state today, and at all times, is simply this; you have your LORD, Friend and Saviour with you and He is  there to inspire, uplift, give needful drive and energy, supply assurances that all will be taken of and so on. There is no need to be desperate or over-anxious because he ways and means to perform in the most impossible conditions. So do what Peter invites you today over the next hours: “Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you” – 1 Peter 5;8.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Charles Hadden Spurgeon

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

MEDITATION NOTES

A FEARSOME INCIDENT – 2 Samuel 6: 1-10

Things were on a high. Wonderful victories had taken place and looked to be going well in the progress of the kingdom. All were thrilled and excited with the turn of events that had changed Israel’s fortunes. In the heart of the king was the tremendous desire to honour the. Lord and he sensed that the appropriate thing to do was to bring the ark to the place where it should be, in the city of Jerusalem. It was a noble and worthy gesture and it certainly was the proper action to take.

With what joy they proceeded in the objective. A vast concourse of people with all kinds of musical instruments assembled to take and welcome the ark of God’s presence. Regrettably, it was not done the way it should have been carried out. Instead of consulting the Lord and His Word on the matter, they copied what the Philistines had previously done when they sent it back to Israel in placing it on a cart. The directive of the Lord was that it should be carried on the shoulders of the priests. When the cart shook in its journey, Uzzah did a foolish thing, he tried to steady the ark; it needed no assistance. It was a fearsome moment as he was struck dead and it created ‘fear’ in David’s heart that day concerning the Lord -v9.

There is a lesson to be learned from this incident: we must not act with undue familiarity with God and the things of God. How essential. It is to ascertain His mind and ways at all time. There is always the grave danger of assumption. In its outworking it creates major problems. It is worth spending time with God on all projects so that we discover precisely how we should proceed so that mistakes are not made. Worthy desires and plans are good, but they must be backed up by doing them in the way that He chooses, then we are safe and all will turn out well.

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welcome to this christian website

Aug 17th 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 135,000 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 Golden Promise from the Daily Promise Box, the Bible,  a Thought for the day from my pen, A Choice Quotation and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible, 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 GOLDEN PROMISE from

THE DAILY PROMISE BOX – THE BIBLE

Within the Bible are innumerable promises given to those who are committed to God in love, faith and obedience. They are of such a quality of character and sufficiency that through their reception and acknowledgement, God purposes to perform in every way in incredible way.  He wants you to know, receive and believe them and see His hand at work continuously through them.

A Daily Promise

Guided to Intercede in Crisis – Gen 18: 16-33

The unusual happened to this noble patriarch who the angels visited him with a two-fold purpose: to confirm the fact of a babe to be born and to open his eyes to the judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah.  One was to cause immense pleasure, the other, in contrast great heartache and sorrow. The situation for these wicked cities was they were to know God’s wrath because of their sinfulnness. God’s servant realized that his nephew stood in jeopardy and he knows that he is guided by the Lord to plead for his salvation. That is why he was let in on the ensuing sentence. Immediately he is conscious of his duty to plead and does so effectively and is successful way because Lot is saved out of the horrendous event. Abram’s prayers counted with the Lord. And so with you! The Lord would both burden and direct you with regard to those around whose immediate future is threatened. It is crisis time for them and you must be aware of the fact. So you must stand in the gap and pray for family, friends, neighbours, city, town and country. He would guide you into becoming an effectual intercessor.

Thought for the Day

LOOKING HEAVENWARD

On of the spiritual stances that must be created and cultivated in your being is that of learning to look heavenward. Instead of simply being earthly focused, you must learn to live in contact with heaven and be influenced from this eternal region where the Blessed Triune God exists and rules. Paul made it clear to a group of Christians that our “citizenship is in heaven; from when also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ” – Philippians 3: 20. You can be over –involved in natural things in this world and fail to possess the grace, government and blessings that stem from Christ who is seated in heavenly places. Don’t wait for heaven to begin, it has already begun and you are to enter into the life and blessings that come from such glorious person and place, here and now.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Dr. Billy Graham

Many people turn to alcohol to drown the (cries0 and longing of the soul. Others attempt to quiet the longings of their souls by other ways. Nothing but God ever completely satisfies, because the soul is made for God.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

OVERWHELMING VICTORIES – 2 Samuel 5: 17-25

When David was established as king, there came the immediate effort on the part of the Philistines to defeat Israel and David. They must have felt that the best and wisest course of action was to attack and dispose of him as soon as possible before he had opportunity to settle. This could have been their reasoning. David did not seek a conflict with them but they were of a mind to act quickly and so unnerve and remove him.

The newly anointed monarch was not to be intimidated or scared by the sudden encounter. He knew he was where he was in the will of God and that he had a real job to do in this area. The enemy tried with formidable force on two occasions to try and smash his army but David did not move without divine guidance or assistance. On both occasions he sought the Lord and was given different directions in the engagement and in obedience moved on to overwhelming victories. The Lord contended for them and so all went well. The Philistines were truly licked and so the Lord’s kingdom was in the ascendancy.

It is the divine purpose that the sight of our oppositions whoever and whatever they may be should not overcome us. As we have been anointed and appointed by the Lord, we can move on to great success. The secret lies in our seeking of the Lord and getting His mind on how to handle the conflict. He is willing and able to mastermind triumph no matter how tough the numbers and the resistance may be against us. There is no reason to fall or fail but His will is that we register an immense victory. It is time for us to rise in these days to fight and to take on all that would seek to harm and hinder us from divine progress.

FURTHER NOTES ON THE MINOR PROPHETS

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AN APPROPRIATE HOUR

Hosea 10

Even though the messenger of the Lord is called upon to affirm the true situation that Israel was in because of her sinful creed and conduct, it would seem that the Lord is emphasising to Judah the possibility of avoiding the same fate if it will take remedial action – vv11,12. There could come a reprieve and stay of judgement if she will adopt some sound and sensible doings of a right, spiritual order. It was an apt moment to get through to the southern kingdom and it was an appropriate hour for them to sit up and take notice and introduce the necessary reforms. There was something it could do from going down the same track and finishing up in a dreadful state. The summons indicates that

(1)  THERE WAS TO BE THE PLOUGHING UP OF THEIR HARD HEARTS –vv11,12

It is called in the AV ‘fallow ground.’ This means land that had been left unattended and had become hardened, unproductive and in a state of utter barrenness. It was essential first of all that the cutting edge of the plough share penetrate and break up this condition of heart. Hardness of heart speaks of lack of responsiveness and yieldedness to God but now it was time for the breakthrough by God through His Spirit and Word to turn them over. A softening up procedure towards the Lord needed to occur. Brokenness was to precede blessedness.

 (2) THERE WAS TO BE THE SOWING OF THE SEEDS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – v12

The fallow could become the fertile and the fruitful if there was the readiness to receive and have the right seeds sown and the best plants planted. It was needful to have not only the right disposition but to make sure that there was a divine intake of choice sowing of the good and right kind. A miraculous change could take place providing the divine way of life was introduced and adhered to. A new and further opportunity was with them to amend what was being begotten into their hearts and lives.

(3) THERE WAS TO BE EXPERIENCING OF THE SHOWERS OF GOD’S BLESSING – v12

If they attended to the ploughing and sowing then there would fall in accord divine showers that would cause the seed to germinate, grow and become a healthy and wholesome crop. God would certainly fulfil His part if they truly did theirs. The whole situation would be changed by these showers.

 (4) THERE WAS TO BE THE REAPING OF THE BEST KIND OF HARVE

The end result would be a divine harvest that would satisfy the Lord and would bring complete enjoyment to God’s people. The reaping would herald all that was good and ensure the future of all. It can be seen that it was in their interests to rise at this opportune time to act out what was required of them. They could not afford to be indifferent to God.

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welcome to this christian website

Aug 16th -2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 135,000 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 Golden Promise from the Daily Promise Box, the Bible,  a Thought for the day from my pen, A Choice Quotation and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible, 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 GOLDEN PROMISE from

THE DAILY PROMISE BOX – THE BIBLE

Within the Bible are innumerable promises given to those who are committed to God in love, faith and obedience. They are of such a quality of character and sufficiency that through their reception and acknowledgement, God purposes to perform in every way in incredible way.  He wants you to know, receive and believe them and see His hand at work continuously through them.

GUIDANCE

Guided to Experience an Incredible Birth – Gen 15:1-6

The prospects certainly were not good as to having a family. In fact, the situation had reached the impossible stage because he was 100 years old and Sarai was 90. All they had known was a condition of barrenness and the future appeared hopeless. But the Lord was prepared to guide Abram even in this utterly negative state. He comes and declares to Him “I am your great reward” – v1. But the Lord affirms that He will guide and provide in the blessing of a child which will be a son and through him an incredible seed and nation would be created –v5. A unique nation would come into being that would be very note and effectual to His purposes. Abram immediately accepted the guidance he was given and would look in anticipation for its realisation. God will surely direct in your affairs revealing how some fantastic things are to be birthed and originated in and through you. He has the power to speak that express message that will open up some unbelievable factors that will enrich you and countless others. Let Him channel you into seeing things born beyond your wildest dreams.

Thought for the Day

KINDNESS REWARDED

The God who is essentially, eternally kind has choice ways of rewarding those who are kind to others. As you daily occupy yourself in revealing thoughtfulness and goodwill to people all around, so you will discover it shall be compensated by Him. You will note that He observes and has His own time and way of rewarding this gracious conduct. Ebed-emelech was only a despised Ethiopian who was kind to Jeremiah the prophet in his extreme need and when things really got difficult in Jerusalem, the LORD had His eye on this man. His word in crisis regarding him was: “But I will deliver him n that day and shall not be given into the hand of men of whom you are afraid” – Jer 39:!7. The LORD placed a preservation order on him and honoured it. He will reward your many kindnesses.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

DAILY MEDITATIONS

OVERWHELMING VICTORIES – 2 Samuel 5: 17-25

When David was established as king, there came the immediate effort on the part of the Philistines to defeat Israel and David. They must have felt that the best and wisest course of action was to attack and dispose of him as soon as possible before he had opportunity to settle. This could have been their reasoning. David did not seek a conflict with them but they were of a mind to act quickly and so unnerve and remove him.

The newly anointed monarch was not to be intimidated or scared by the sudden encounter. He knew he was where he was in the will of God and that he had a real job to do in this area. The enemy tried with formidable force on two occasions to try and smash his army but David did not move without divine guidance or assistance. On both occasions he sought the Lord and was given different directions in the engagement and in obedience moved on to overwhelming victories. The Lord contended for them and so all went well. The Philistines were truly licked and so the Lord’s kingdom was in the ascendancy.

It is the divine purpose that the sight of our oppositions whoever and whatever they may be should not overcome us. As we have been anointed and appointed by the Lord, we can move on to great success. The secret lies in our seeking of the Lord and getting His mind on how to handle the conflict. He is willing and able to mastermind triumph no matter how tough the numbers and the resistance may be against us. There is no reason to fall or fail but His will is that we register an immense victory. It is time for us to rise in these days to fight and to take on all that would seek to harm and hinder us from divine progress.

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