welcome – christian website

ernestanderson

May 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. Also, a Choice Quotation and a miniature message from the Psalms that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Before you today there may appear to be an unmoveable road block that seeks to hinder a forward move. It has called you to a temporary halt. Do not over re-act to the seeming negative confrontation but simply wait patiently and prayerfully on the LORD. Instead of being overwrought within with confusion, simply place yourself and the matter into His hands. He has choice ways of proving Himself in these circumstances and desires to act extraordinarily on your behalf. In no way has He left but is with you to manifest His sovereign love and power and to make a way even when there appears to be no way. He is the God of Exodus – the way out. No blockage is too big for Him to handle so let Him in and deal with this seeming road block!

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Fear not, I am with you: Be not dismayed for I am your God” – Isaiah 41:10.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
GIVE ME A KISS
A kiss is an ancient mode of caress, and is associated many forms of human behaviour. This osculatory contact varies in intensity and meaning.

Prevailing custom. A kiss of greeting (Luke 7:45) farewell (Acts 20:37) was, and still is a form of parting. It can speak more than words. A holy salute 16:16).
Personal affection. When David and Jonathan parted deep friendship was expressed in a fond (1 Sam 20:41).
Passionate emotion. The kiss of a lover expresses intoxicating power of “the way of a man with a (Prov 30:19, Song of Songs 1:2).
Pious homage. “Kiss the Son” (Ps 2:12). God’s King – Jesus – commands our worship and submission interesting to learn that the Greek word for “worship” “to kiss the hand towards”.

As Charles Wesley puts it: “O let me kiss thy pierced feet, And bathe and wash them with my tears”.
Pardoning grace. The kiss of a loving father volumes to the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:20). The confession was smothered in patemal affection. And with us all, who turn to God from sin.

A CHOICE QUOTATION

“God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them” – Aughey

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome” – Bradstreet

A MINIATURE MESSAGE – Taken from the Psalms

Ernest Anderson

IN TIME OF DEEP DISTRESS – Psalm 5

There are moments and even at times, seasons of distress, as revealed in the lives of many characters in the Bible, not least, David. Not every day is cosy and comfortable. These situations and experiences have to be successfully negotiated and this is best done through the LORD.

1/. THERE ARE OCCASIONS OF EXCEPTIONAL DISTRESS – vv1-3
Here David appears to be having a serious and severe time of trouble for he declares: “My soul is greatly troubled …” v3. It appears that the experience is of a prolonged nature. Job’s experience was no five minute ordeal but a long drawn out time which tested him thoroughly. When a thing goes on relentlessly it is not easy to bear and deal with. But it is still best to hang in with the LORD. And prayer idoes act as a release and relief valve!!

2/. THERE IS CALL FOR PERISTENCE IN PRAYER – vv4-7
The psalmist does not give in to despair but decides to hang in with the LORD even to the point of death. There is no one else who understands his situation or who can render the help that he needs. In no way is he going to give in until the LORD steps in. It does not matter what he ultimately reaches even in weakness, he will still look to the LORD.

3/. THERE IS A DEEP ASSURANCE SENSED THAT THE LORD HAS ANSWERED – vv8-10
There is no allowing the enemy advantage ground whatsoever. He believes that in the end the LORD will intervene and he will not be disappointed. He could declare: “ The LORD has heard my supplication” and that was enough. The answer was forthcoming.

The distress would turn to extreme delight because of the outcome.

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welcome – a christian website

ernestanderson

May 5th – 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. Also, a Choice Quotation and a miniature message from the Psalms that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Your LORD is ever full and fresh and desires to meet and minister to you today from this position so your life and service will manifest fullness and freshness. This is a season of His good-will toward you where your life receives divine invigoration and inspiration so that you are as a giant refreshed. You will be enabled to cope with all that comes across your pathway because there will be that inner consciousness that He is resourcing you out of His infinite treasury. As you minister out of His fullness and freshness you will see its impact on others and yet sense at the same time you also are experiencing such. The LORD does not want you in a dried-up and withered state, but abounding in life so that others may receive through you that which will make a difference to their day and life.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“He gives power to the weak, and to them that have no might He increases strength . . . But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength . . . .” – Isaiah 40: 20-31

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford

THE OLD MAN OF MOW

Mow Cop is a rocky eminence north of the Potteries, overlooking the Plain of Cheshire. From a hollow near the summit rises a stony pillar which in profile (plus a little imagination) looks like an old man at prayer – hence the sobriquet – “OLD MAN”.

But more interesting is the cross etched into one of the rock faces. It is a surveyor’s sign, but remarkably it represents the boundary between two neighbouring parishes, it also is the dividing point between the See of Lichfield and the See of Chester, further still it marks the division of the Province of York and the Province of Canterbury. It is the ecclesiastical centre of England.

And the Cross of Calvary is the centre of the divine scheme of salvation, the hinge of all Christian experience, the focal point of all Biblical theology. May we go further‘? The vast Cosmos centres for its life and existence on the Cross of Christ. Around it circle all God’s purposes for the created universe.

lt was there that “righteousness and peace” embraced (Ps 85:10), where God’s grace “kissed a guilty world in love”, where penitent sinners still find pardon.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” – Longfellow

“A buried talent is never a buried treasure. Talents become treasures only through use” – Rupert

A MINIATURE MESSAGE – Taken from the Psalms

Ernest Anderson

THE BLESSING OF THE RIGHTEOUS – Psalm 5

The psalmist is possessed with this conviction because he knows it is true – “For You, LORD, will bless the righteous, with favour will you surround him as with a shield” – v12. Not only will there be divine and full protection and preservation, there will be an overflowing life of blessing. It is a blessed thing to be ‘righteous’. The psalm depicts those who fall into this grouping.

1/. THERE WILL BE A DAILY SEEKING OF THE LORD’S FACE IN PRAYER AND COMMUNION –v1, 2
As regular, spiritual devotion is maintained, his contact with heaven is secure and his faith and conduct will be sanctified and inspired from above, thus righteousness will be maintained and a preservation from all that is of an evil nature and order.

2/. THERE WILL BE THE CONSTANT RECOGNITION THAT THE WICKEDNESS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO THE LORD – vv4-6
There is a keen awareness sensed as to what the Lord thinks about wickedness and the wicked and there is no desire to be found in such a company. There is no intention to be categorised with such and with a uch a way of life. Like Christ: there is only the will ‘to do that which pleases the Father’ – John 8:29.

3/. THERE WILL BE THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WORSHIP OF THE LORD IS VTTAL TO PRESERVE HIM FROM THE WAY OF THE WICKED – vv7-10
The best therapy and occupation to maintain a righteous state is to sustain a genuine worship and acknowledgement of the LORD. Not only is the house ever in mind the commitment to worship prevails in being and conduct. The evil one and evil does not get a look in.

4/. THERE WILL BE EVER PRESENT A SPIRIT OF TRUST AND REJOICING IN THE LORD – vv11, 12
The righteous are always on their toes and ever engage in practise that blesses and benefit. Being trustful and joyful are key factors that keep in a healthy condition and in a state that is God approved. The inevitable result is the ‘favour of the LORD surrounds’.

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welcome – christian website

ernestanderson
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. A Choice Quotation and a miniature message from the Psalms that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Whilst you can thank God for all your yesterdays, reflecting on all His grace and goodness that has been clearly shown, such is merely the platform for the experiencing of so much more that will enrich you in every way. What the Lord has commenced He continues to do until He has wholly completed His vast intentions. The promise hold goods for you: “He who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” – Philippians 1: 6. He never stops until He has accomplished His purposes so take assurance from this. You may give up on yourself, and others, too, may not be too helpful but this is never can be said of Him. He will encourage and boost you every day and all the way. So be divinely confident today that you are going to move ahead and fulfil your chosen and choice destiny. Let no one and nothing frustrate this glorious end.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“The LORD is your Keeper. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore” – Psalm 121: 5, 8

JUST A THOUGHT by Rev. Aaron Linford

SHE LET HER HAIR DOWN

So it is said of Mary of Bethany (John 12:3). But it was not in abandonment, it was in embarrassment. At the feast where Jesus was honoured quest, she had a sudden surge of emotion. Why should not Jesus have her treasured ointment? He was worth it: what does expense matter? You cannot weigh all things in terms of gold. She could not reach His head as He reclined at table, but His feet were stretched out behind Him. She poured the precious perfume on them. But suddenly realising that she attracted attention from the crowded room, she looked for a napkin to wipe up the excessive lotion. She had none – she let her hair down (a shameful exhibition!) and tenderly wiped Jesus’ feet.

In doing so she gave herself a holy shampoo. The fragrance she lavished on her Lord was now part of her town cosmetic condition. She exuded the same perfume as Jesus did. Nay, more so, that fragrance permeated the whole festal chamber, and has since filled the ages of time and the realms of grace.
So those exuberance’s of holy love not only glorify the Saviour on whom they are expended in worship, those who so adore their Lord become fragrant with His fragrance and sound out far and wide the fragrance of His name.

A CHOICE QUOTATION

“A number of materialistic thinkers have ascribed to blind evolution more miracles, more improbable coincidences and wonders, than all the teleologists could ever devise” – Isaac Bashevis Singer
“If man is not a divinity, then man is a disease. Either he is the image of God or else he is the one animal which has gone mad” – G. K. Chesterton

A MINIATURE MESSAGE – Taken from the Psalms

Rev. E. Anderson

THE SAFETY OF THE FAITHFUL
There is no doubt about it, those who turn to the Lord for help and security will surely find it in and through Him. This is what David reveals in this psalm and is illustrated greatly in His life.

1/. PRAYER IS THE ROUTE TO SECURITY – v1
Because David knows his Lord and has proved His presence and help on so many occasions, He believes He is still around to respond and is willing to work on his behalf. He has never given up on God and in new situations h eis conscious that he can still find His great assistance. In prayer he finds strength and an aware the Lord is around to listen and respond. He doesn’t have to give into fear or the negative.

2/. PERSUASION OF A DEEP CONVICTION POSSESION HIS BEING – vv2, 3.
It does not matter what may be formed against him by others he is not overly disturbed. Although he may be demeaned and lied about by such wickd people and forces He has a good anchor. He knows He is surrounded and supported by the Lord and that is enough. He can withstand all that opposes aware that the Lord watches and will safeguard him and his interests. As long as he is faithful to the Lord so the Lord will be faithful to him – “The LORD will hear . . . .”

3/. POSITION TO BE ADOPED TO PROVE HIS FAITHFULNESS – vv4, 5, 6
There are three things that are required:
1. A calm disposition and not being provoked by sin.
2. Meditation on the Lord in the time of restfulness.
3. Simply quietly trusting Him even when others may be making provocative words to create fear and doubt. The Lord will lift up the light of His countenance and that will be enough.

4/. PRODUCTION TO BE ENJOYED THROUGH HIS FAITHFULNESS – vv7, 8
The end result of this is noteworthy: a twofold condition is the end result.
1. A tremendous sense and experience of gladness – v7
2. A glorious state of restfulness and peace – v8

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welcome – christian website

ernestanderson

May 3rd – 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. A Choice Quotation and a miniature message from the Psalms that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Even though you have not fulfilled your expectations at the moment and the full potential of your life has not been totally released, do not feed on disappointment but encouragement. Joshua had to follow a successful Moses and could easily have fallen foul of the negative considerations, but the Lord came along with an inspired word and with fresh exhortation that he was the one to accomplish even though he was 80 years of age – see Joshua 1. He took heart and became sure that this was just the time for him to fulfil the dream and destiny the Lord had given. Never, ever think it’s too late or that you are inadequate to see choice things happening that will bring glory to God and a sense of enjoyment and fulfilment to your being. This is the time when you can break out and become illustrious for you.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and ALL these things shall be added to you” – Matthew 6: 33.
JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford

Rev. Aaron Linford
THE MAZE OF LIFE
Hampton Court maze is a well-known labyrinth of hedge-bound paths in which it is easy to get lost. So many avenues lead to nowhere, so many openings prove abortive – the would-be pursuer of conquest can feel utterly frustrated. Such is life!
We chase down cul-de-sacs, we take the wrong turnings, we become baffled by the very complexity and vicissitudes of our experiences. Life is indeed a puzzle, often painful, sometimes even pitiful.

But Hampton’s maze has a guide on an elevated spot who is able to direct anyone in perplexing difficulties. So with us who trust the Lord. “l will guide thee with mine eye”, He says (Ps 32:8) – His watchful providence is ever toward us, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way thou shalt go”. His word is a pointer to the way out of our predicaments.

But, He continues, we must be like a well-trained horse that responds to a touch of the bridle or a simple word of command. We need not be lost in the maze of life, for as the Psalmist confided: “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory” (Ps 73:24). Following His direction we will reach glory at last.

A CHOICE QUOTATION

“If life is to have meaning, and if God’s will is to be done, all of us have to accept who we are, give it bck to God, and thank Him for the way he made us. What I am is God’s gift to me; what I do with it is my gift to Him” Warren W. Wiersbe
A MINIATURE MESSAGE – Taken from the Psalms
WHEN TROUBLE ASSAILS – Psalm 3
Trouble is an inevitable factor of life that is sure to happen. Job says that ‘Man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward’. The important thing is to know what to do when you find yourself in the midst of it.

1/. THE KIND OF TROUBLE THAT CAN ARISE – vv1, 2
One of the worst of evils that come to shake and cause unhappiness and conflict is from people –v1. David discovered quite a lot of people that didn’t l; ke him too much and wanted to create havoc and unrest. They were also uttering a very negative statement – “There is no help for him in God” – v2. That kind of language can be quite shattering and nerve wrecking and a dissolver of faith.

2/. THE KIND OF CONFIDENCE THAT CAN BE POSSESSED – vv3, 4.
In spite of such human opposition it appears that David is sure of this thing: the Lord can be turned to in prayer and be trusted. The Lord would be a shield for him and the One that would lift his spirit and save him from drooping shoulders and a sad countenance. The Lord has the ability to meet people and bless when they are their lowest and put a fire and glow in and on them.

3/. THE KIND OF ANSWER BRINGS IMMENSE PEACE – vv5,6
All sense of distraction and despair is eliminated and there is the great blessing of being to sleep amidst all and wake up renewed. It also imparts the assurance that makes one bold in knowledge and declaration- “ I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people . . ..”.

4/. THE KIND OF SUPREME POSITION ARRIVED AT –vv7, 8.
It is a great conclusion and expectation – the knowledge that He has dealt with the trouble, that salvation of an immense order can always come from the Lord; the ultimate: being left in a state of being blessed by the Lord. What a climax!

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welcome – christian website

ernestanderson

May 2nd – 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. A Choice Quotation and a miniature message from the Psalms that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Ever remember that Your LORD is always the Sovereign LORD, and that means to say, He rules from eternity to eternity in infinite love, wisdom power and ability. He not only covers and supplies the demands of a universe but is always beside you to make sure that all your requirements are answered. He cannot and will not fail you because of who He is and because perfect, abiding love is the directing force in His being. Rest today in Him in every way. Discover He will more than minister to YOU and your Situations!

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Only be strong and courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you may go” – Joshua 1: 7.

SOMETHING FUNNY

A FARMER FUNNY

As long as there have been farmers, there has been the dilemma of whether to be in church on Sunday or to make hay while the sun shines.

Like the farmer who spent Sunday morning trying to get hay in ahead of the rain. As he came down the road with a full load, he met the preacher, who looked at him reproachfully.

“Reverend,” the farmer explained, “It’s better to be sitting on this hay thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about hay.”

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford

‘A wedge is a tapering piece of wood or metal with a sharp edge that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to secure or separate them”. So the Concise Oxford Dictionary. The power of a wedge can be great. A stone-mason takes a lump of rock, tamps a small hole in it, sets his steel wedge and hammers it: the mighty rock is split.

There are moral as well as material wedges. So found Achan, whose ‘wedge of gold” eventually severed him from the life of Israel (Joshua 7:21-24).
And gold is still a wedge. Its force can sever a man from morality, cut him off from etemal life, damn his soul to perpetuity. It is not the yellow metal itself, it is the love of what is can do – the power, the prestige, the pleasure – that is lethal. “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” (1 Tim 6:10 NIV). How many a man has sold his soul for gold!

A wedge has a sharp narrow end – “the thin end of the wedge”. A seemingly simple desire or deed can begin a process, which, hammered by increasing lust, can split the user from all that is good. Money, meant “to go round doing good”, can become a menace to moral integrity, and produce an increasing momentum to an overweening covetousness where GOLD becomes our GOD. Watch it, Brother, love of money can result in moral murder.

A CHOICE QUOTATION

FREE WILL: “If there are a thousand steps between us and God, He will take but one. He will leave the final one for us. The choice is ours” – Max Lucado

A MINIATURE MESSAGE – Taken from the Psalms

KNOWING WHOSE IN CHARGE – Psalm 2 – Ernest Anderson

The psalm commences with a question to the blatant and flagrant evil of opposition against the Sovereign LORD of the universe – v1. Right from the outset it is stated for man to take note of ‘it is a vain thing’ v1. In other words, a waste of time and energy!

1/. THERE IS A REFUSAL TO COME UNDER HIS RULE AND AUTHORITY –vv2, 3
It appears that they know what they are doing, deliberately deciding that the LORD will neither have say nor sway in their lives and governments. There is no will whatsoever to show any love or allegiance. This is a very sad state of affairs and lacks wisdom.

2/. THE LORD IS UNMOVED BY THEIR MIND SET – vv4,5
It does disturb or unsettle Him whatsoever because He knows who He is and that He is in charge. In point of fact, He holds all opposition in mockery and derision because He knows they are wasting their efforts – v4. He will answer such in a powerful manner in due course – v5. In no way is He worked up over the violent state but will subdue it in His time.

3/. THERE IS AN APPOINTED AND ANOINTED ONE TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE – vv6-7
History proves that this prophetic word has and is being fulfilled in Jesus Christ, God’s Son, appointed Monarch of the Ages. The incarnation, life, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension and His return that the LORD has adequately answered the issue beyond all doubt. Jesus Christ is LORD and it will be seen to be so by all.

4/. THE ONE ORDAINED IS TO BE GIVEN ABSOLUTE CONTROL AND TAKE CHARGE – v8
The whole world of nations is to come under the eternal, sovereign rule of Christ. All things are moving to the is glorious end and all will witness whose been in control all the time. Wise people learn to yield to His authority now and permit control in every way.

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welcome – christian website

ernestanderson

May 1st – 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. A Choice Quotation and a miniature message from the Psalms that can be developed more fully. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Your Lord is a speaking Lord that gives revelation and assurance to those who love, believe and seek Him. He will not disappoint as you make Him your quest. The same Lord that revealed Himself to Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Samuel, etc., is the One still around and wills and waits to make known to you what is essential for today. As you read the Scriptures, simply pray, experience the presence of the Holy Spirit you will be guided throughout and know His remarkable hand of blessing. Be in the place where like Samuel you can say with heart-felt meaning: ‘Speak Lord, your servant heareth’. He will enlighten and brighten your path.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” – Proverbs 3: 6

SOMETHING FUNNY

A GOLF FUNNY

An inept golfer’s ball flew into the rough and landed on an anthill.

He tried and tried to hit the ball back onto the fairway but each time he
missed and hit the anthill. Ants went flying all over the place.

One ant turned to another and said, “If we are going to survive, we had
better get on the ball.”

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Paul speaks of “the life which l now live in the flesh l live by the faith of the Son of God” (Gal 2:20). Hitherto he had lived his own life, now he was under new management, a “slave of Jesus Christ” (Rom 1:1), for so “servant” means.

A new principle possessed him. The love of Christ “who gave Himself or me” had driven out self-love. Now he was a captive of this all-pervasive emotion. The love of Jesus was in charge.

A new power propelled him. Christ lived in Him, a propulsive energy that impelled him to prodigious crusades in spreading the Gospel into all the world.

A new purpose pervaded him. “Crucified” to the world and all its wasteful ways and woeful wants, he nevertheless gave himself to the world in such service as led many to accept the same Saviour and the same sacred servitude that had taken over his own life. His friends thought him mad, his enemies concluded him bad, but in this new employment in the service of Christ he was supremely glad: life to the full was his. His faith in Christ linked him to a love that was a source of endless joy and a life that was etemal I its exquisite essence and its everlasting enjoyment!

A CHOICE QUOTATION

A professor at the University of Michigan said to me: “As soon as we create lif in a test tube, we don’t need God anymore”.
I answered: “This happened once before when man ruled God out and proposed the Tower of Babel. It ended in frustration, confusion and judgment” – Dr. Billy Graham

A MINIATURE MESSAGE – Taken from the Psalms

BE THE RIGHT PERSON – Psalm 1

The psalmist reveals that if you are to be the right person then certain things have to be adopted that introduces, creates and cultivates a noble and worthy character that is acceptable to God, the highest of all.

1/. AVOID THE NEGATIVE – v1
There is a negative life and life-style that has to be deliberately rejected and avoided

• Walking not in the counsel of the ungodly
• Nor standing in the path of sinners
• Sitting not in the seat of the scornful

The conclusion: Become chaff and will be not be approved by God on Judgment Day and will perish – vv4,5.6

2/. ACCEPT THE POSITIVE – v2
In going God’s way you become a positive person being directed in a positive way with positive consequences.

• There is delight in the law of the Lord, the Scriptures, and God’s book of and on Life.
• There is the choice to spend time and commitment to meditate within its precepts and promises and live accordingly.

The conclusion: You become rightly planted and productive; ever verdant and prospering v3. The Lord also keeping His gracious and favourable eye on your life in every way, everyday – v6. And in the ultimate, eternal acceptance.

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welcome – an encouraging meditation for you today

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Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome, if it is your first visit to the site. I trust that you will enjoy reading and noting the contents and benefit enormously from the material presented. If you visit often, thank you very much. It gives me some pleasure to know that what is presented is being of service to you to bless others.

If you will look at the left hand side of the page you will see and note, select category. Place your cursor there and it will give you a list of many categories on this site. Click on any subject and it will provide much material relating to the subject. It is a library of contents that has been placed on the site for over three years. There is much material for you to see, note and use as desired.

I have been a Christian minister for over fifty years and now in my retirement am engaged in encouraging all who are in the later stage of life still to be active for the Lord in releasing the spiritual potential still waiting to be released with much blessing. God’s will for us is that we shall be possessed by divine zeal and usefulness. May we who lead others have such a passion and commitment.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

JOURNEYING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

Romans 8

Besides doing a great work within you and making you a son and child of God, placing you within His choice Family, He has bestowed the blessing of the Holy Spirit who is to act as God within, giving you life, abilities and the guidance you require on the journey. He is ever present to superintend and to look after you and your affairs. He not only knows the way ahead, He is able to provide and assist at every stage of the route so that there will be no lack on any front. Your responsibility is to make certain that you are daily filled with Him and submit to His presence, influence and sustenance so that you can move at the rate that has been programmed for you. His all-sufficiency is always at hand to meet every deficiency that may exist in you, Learn to draw upon His vast, eternal resources so you will thoroughly enjoy each day and see distance covered and choice things wrought in and for you. The Spirit-filled life is the only answer to dynamic and fulfilled living that makes the journey worthwhile.

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minute messages

Uganda 649

Rev. E. Anderson
YOU MUSN’T QUIT
Taken from the Word for Today

‘I press on toward the goal to win the prize.’ Philippians 3:74 NIV

PAUL WRITES: ‘Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, l press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me . . . All of us who are mature should take such a view of things..’ (w. 13-15 Nl\/). Paul was driven by his vision of reaching the world for Christ (Romans 1O:1). It was his yardstick for daily living and his motivation for effort lt made him relentless.

An unknown poet wrote: ‘When things go wrong as may sometimes will, and the road you’re ‘trudging seems all uphill. When funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh. When things are pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don’t you quit!

Life is strange with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns. And many a failure turns about, when he might have won if he’d stuck it out Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow- you might succeed with another blow. Often the goal is nearer than it seems, to a faint and faltering man. Often the struggler has given up, when he might have captured the victors cup. And he learned too late, when the night slipped down, how close he was to the golden crown. Success is failure turned inside out—the silver tint of the clouds of doubt. You never can tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems afar. So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—it‘s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit’.

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messages by rev rick warren

rick warren

Rev. Rick Warren
GOD USES YOUR MISTAKES, FAILURES FOR GOOD

You can learn a lot from your experiences — good and bad. To apply them to your work, you have to go back over time and ask, “Where was I successful and where was I not? Where was I fulfilled and where was I not? What got me excited about work?”

All of the lessons for your life are there in your experiences; you just have to spend time examining them. When you do, you’ll see that in every failure are the seeds of success — if you learn from them.

Galatians 3:4 says, “Did all your experience mean nothing at all? Surely it meant something!” (GNT)

Years ago I met an older gentleman who told me how getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to him. He was 40 years old and had worked his entire life in a saw mill when his supervisor came in one day and told him he was fired — no severance, no retirement, nothing. He had no other skills, no other job training. When he went home and told his wife what happened, she said, “What are you going to do now?” He responded, “I guess I’m going to do what I’ve always wanted to do. I’m going to mortgage our home and go into the building business.”

His first venture was the construction of two small motels, but within five years, he was a multimillionaire. The man was named Wallace Johnson, the co-founder of the Holiday Inn hotel chain. At one point, it was one of the world’s largest hotel chains.

Wallace told me that if he could locate the man who fired him, he would thank him for what he had done. At the time, Wallace didn’t understand why he was fired. Only later could he see that it was God’s unerring and wondrous plan to get him fired in order to get him into the career he was shaped to do.

Maybe God’s taken you through an unexpected failure that you didn’t understand at the time, but now you see that it shaped you into who you are today. Maybe you’re in the middle of something like that right now. Trust that God will use your circumstances to show you what he shaped you to do and how you can use your life to serve him.

TALK IT OVER

What have you learned from the failures in your life?
Are you experiencing a failure right now? How do you think God wants you to respond?
Why do you think God allows believers to experience failure and not success all the time?

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message of note

David L'Herroux

Rev. David L’Herroux
THERE IS A THIRST ONLY GOD CAN QUENCH

Daniel L’Herroux has a passion to see the nations transformed one airwave at a time. We caught with the Chief executive of UCB to find out how he plans to do it.

David L’Herroux is a goliath of a ’ businessman, not that you’d know it to look at him. In fact, you have to peer past the Frenchman’s diminutive stature to the acumen within to understand just why David is leading such a significant institution.

“I was invited by UCB some years ago to actually do an interview,” he recalls.
”l came to do the interview, and they understood that I was leading a ministry called Book of Hope, which is now called One Hope. They were very interested in the publications that we had and we started to partner with one another. One day, the founder of UCB, Ian Mackie, and I met.

“UCB had a clear desire is to work among the youth which One Hope targets. One day God spoke very clearly to Ian and said, ‘Why reinvent the wheel?’ So we merged One Hope UK with UCB. The only way that could have happened was by a word from God. In 2007 we integrated the ministries and now we try to reach as many young people as we can around the nations with the power of God’s Word.”

Over five million copies of Book of Hope — which tells the gospel story in contemporary language — have been distributed since its launch in 1997.

David’s original interview was about his stunning rise from being a cleaner at a local Littlewoods to heading the discount chain. It is a life story that might make for script material, which is fitting since he’s directed his attention firmly towards the power of media since arriving at UCB.

Through all their many endeavours — in print, on radio and TV and online — UCB reached nearly three million people last year. For David, this success is evidence of the huge potential of modern media to spread the message of the gospel.

“We live in a very exciting day!” he ex- plains. “The 21st Century is a new world, dominated by multi—platform communication. Where we communicate to people is very different now. Therefore, to me the excitement is that through the power of media, we can actually reach places that we could never reach before.”

Indeed lounges offices an waiting rooms around the nation have invited the Christian witness of UCB in.

“l think we are privileged as we are en- trusted by the listeners in the sense that they are actually inviting us in, instead of us inviting them to church. They have invited us into the privacy of their homes to listen to what we offer.
What we have — we believe — is the answer to the world today.”

What is clear as David speaks is that he really loves his job. The enthusiasm with which he unpacks the potential of modern media to tell the story of Christianity is infectious.

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