Daily Messages – Rev. E. Anderson
PROMISE FOR TODAY – 24/02/18

This is a lovely assurance – ‘ A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked’ – Psalm 37: 16. What a contrast and comparison! Because the LORD is able to bless the little and make it much as He did with the cruse of oil, the widow’s seemingly last meal, the boy’s lunch etc. It would appear He thrills to care for those in desperate need and wonderfully provide. There is no need to envy those who seem to have boundless wealth and simply stockpile and place their faith in uncertain riches. It is better to be rich in faith, trusting the LORD and to witness His kindness, goodness and greatness. He is irreplaceable!

FACING THE CHALLENGE

There certainly came a time and experience in the life of Jacob when he had to radically change. The LORD must have anticipated keenly the hour when this man would meet his match and submit to inward transformation. It is recorded in Genesis 32 where this individual had a night visitor and where he had a heavenly contest and as a result he had a name and nature change. From Jacob, deceiver and twister to Israel, prince with God. He became a founding father of a unique nation, twelve sons being the basis of something bigger. It is possible that God has to get us and side to do a deeper work in us before He can perform a greater work through us.

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PROMISE FOR YOU TODAY

‘Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart’ – Psalm 37: 4. This is a very choice promise to hold in memory and faith knowledge. The first thing is He is to be your supreme attraction and the subject of your loving adoration. As you major on this today you will discover that the best longings will become an integral part of you and will supersede anything you could desire of your own making. His dreams and destiny outweighs yours and as you focus on Him, He is committed to see you at your best and enjoying your best. So follow the example of the psalmist in this – ‘I will rejoice in you and be glad, I will exalt your love more than wine . . .’

COMPOSURE

Such is not easy to maintain when pressure comes and unexpected incidences arises of a provoking and disturbing nature. Keeping calm and collected is a demanding factor. When you are composed you can take charge more easily and things appear to slot readily into place. When once anger and irritation arise a lot of evil can ensue. My brother told me a few years ago of a difficult situation that happened that startled him. Whilst travelling carefully on the motorway one morning, a driver passed him and suddenly pulled up in front of him. It required him to act quickly to avoid a collision. The driver jumped out his car irate and fuming. My brother was wise and had the sense to lock his car doors. The man sought to force entry and it seemed to threaten or harm him. My brother could not understand any cause for it. The man went back and tore off in his car. A little down the road he saw the man involved in a crash. Lost composure on his part was to his own undoing. So make sure God’s peace rules your within and all will be okay.

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A DIVINE MOMENT OF CHANGE 

Genesis 12:1-4; Acts 7: 1-4 

In this recorded instance we have the Lord breaking through in a vital moment of human history that was to have momentous effects. One man in particular was to know a divine stirring in his being that would set the divine momentum going in his life and dynamically impact the course of history. The Lord was to appear to him and from that moment of encounter things would never be the same again for him and the world. A change was to be initiated that each subsequent century would feel the impact of it. Abraham has become one of the most well-known figures of the past because of this happening, and it took place in the Ur of the Chaldees.

1/. THE MOMENT WAS TO RADICALLY CHANGE HIS VIEW OF GOD

The culture in which this man had been brought up was the belief that there were numerous gods. The system existent from his childhood and throughout life to this point was the acceptance and worship of idols that represented gods representing many things. This man must have sensed in his spirit-being that this was not true and right and a quest must have been present to discover and know the reality and truth with regard to this issue. Who was the mind and heart of the universe? of all things? Of life, etc.? He required an answer for himself in his day and generation and there came the unique moment when the Lord broke through into his life which became radical and unforgettable

When this occurred there came an immediate break with that system and the Lord alone became the one that supremely mattered. He was to place His trust in Him and respond to Him in a glorious fashion and that faith became the hallmark of his life and future. The Lord was to become everything to him and become the most outstanding feature of his life and conduct. He discovered the Lord to be very real and the ever present one in all of his affairs.

2/. THE MOMENT WAS TO RADICALLY ALTER HIS SENSE OF DESTINY FOR LIFE

At the outset, the Lord was to enter into covenant agreement with Him and fill his life with glorious promises and glowing prospect. In this encounter the Lord predicts with prophetic certainty as to what the course should be in relation to Himself and his life, and it centred in the fact of blessing, and it becomes a repeated word in his spiritual career. Besides assuring him that he would make of him a ‘great nation’ before he had any offspring, He states He would be richly blessed in every way, One can read the extent of the good will of the Lord towards him in blessing as he believed and obeyed the Lord.

3/. HE MOMENT WAS TO RADICALLY COMMENCE A BRAND NEW BEGINNING

That moment was to introduce the fact of complete conversion and change because he had to move out geographically to a new place and environment of the Lord’s selection. It meant ceasing to being a city dweller and becoming a tent-dweller and he was to become the first ‘pilgrim-father.’ He had to get out and move out with God. No longer could he stay put but faith had to have new legs and to embrace the vision of divine purpose. A fresh start was made.

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PROMISE FOR YOU TODAY

‘Trust in the LORD and do good, so shall you dwell in the land, and verily you shall be fed’ – Psalm 37: 4. Two things you are to do and the second thing, two things the LORD will do. The former lays the basis for the latter. Do not miss out on your duty if you would really taste heaven’s smile and blessing. You will discover you cannot outdo HIM.

GOING FOR GOLD

Nothing but the best – gold! Even God goes for it in the Tabernacle and Temple there was great evidence of it. Why? Because it represented Him.there is nothing like the pure gold of a godly character and genuine service that glorifies in and through Christ. Learn to excel and give if your best and you will become best and your standard will be witnessed by all. Heaven will smile and approve and that us what matters.

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20/02/18

PROMISE FOR YOU TODAY

‘The angel of the LORD encampeth around them that fear HIM, and delivers the them’ – Psalm 37: 7. The Guardians of heaven are ever watchful and mindful so there is no cause for alarm or distress. Listen if you can to Bev Shea sing – ‘angels watching over me’. All must be well!

FOCUS

Make sure of your spiritual eyesight so that you can see clearly what is around you and where should head in the next hours. Do not be merely busy doing nothing but see that you know and accomplish your Father’s will. As you know, love, serve and live according to heavenly revelation will you be at peace and make progress. This means commencing and continuing the day with Him. Other people and things are secondary: HE must be primary.

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19/02/18

KINDNESS AND TENDERNESS ‘ – Rev. E. Anderson

‘Be ye kind one to another, tender hearted’ – Ephesians 4: 32. These two thoughts have been in my mind and heart these past few days. Having tasted in a remarkable manner and measure such at the hands of people in the outside world and Christian fellowship, one senses its value and necessity. It is not to so much what we say that carries weight and virtue, but by doing choice and caring things and the way such is performed. Love is best demonstrated in acts of kindness that flow from a tender heart. It is my need above all, to reflect the quality character of God. A gracious deed is a powerful message! Help us all in this!

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HE CARETH FOR YOU
This is what Peter affirms and found out to be true and passess it on to you and me – ‘casting all your care upon Him He careth for you’ – 1 Peter 5:7. He who created and has sustained and does ever sustain it, assures He is looking after you, too, and your interests today. What you cast upon Him He deals with, so you know what you should do!

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DIVINE MOMENTS  – A DIVINE WORKMAN

Genesis 6-9

The account of Noah embraces four chapters and he appears at a critical point in human history. It was a most unfavourable time to exist because of the spiritual and moral climate. In the eyes and judgement of God the whole society of mankind was wicked and corrupt and caused Him intense displeasure. The people were vile and violent and were repulsive in the sight of Creator-God. He only wished it had been otherwise but it was not so. There was only one man and his family that had any moral rectitude and standard of acceptable behaviour before him, Noah. He was to become His workman and the means through whom He could commence again.

1/. HE WORKED AT BEING APPROVED OF GOD – GENESIS 6: 8

He knew God sufficiently to live and act in a becoming manner. At some stage he must have known a choice encounter and experience with and of God that affected his whole attitude to life. Being switched on to God he was switched off to the ways of those around him. He was a sanctified and separated person to the cause of justice and righteousness and he worked at the manner in which he conducted himself. Knowing God wrought a perfect conduct that was well pleasing to the Lord and stood justified before Him.

2/. HE WORKED AT BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD – GENESIS 6: 9

The remark is made that ‘he walked with God’ following the example of Enoch. This underscores the fact that he did not take his association with God lightly but worked at developing a constant communion with God. He sensed this was critical in the evidence of all the rottenness seen all around. Walking with God was a magnificent inspiration and was a needful preservative. He got to know God and God revealed Himself and His ways to him.

3/. HE WORKED AT BEING OBEDIENT TO HIS ASSIGNMENT – GENESIS 6: 18-22

The Lord was to give him one of the toughest and demanding jobs ever given to a person. It was not to be an easy assignment, erecting a boat that would take a 100 years to construct and with a hostile community around. But he was diligent in his work and proved to the Lord he could be trusted to carry through His will and plan. He did not fail in this marathon enterprise but relentlessly kept going on.

4/. HE WORKED AT EFFECTING THE REGENERATION OF THE WORLD – GENESIS 8: 20 – 9

Coming out of the ark he builds an altar to the Lord and then, along with his family, forms the foundation of a new start with and for God. He is the recipient of a divine covenant and loyally moves on with God. The world needed to be regenerated and Noah became the person through whom God was to bring it about. It was up to him to set the tone for the next generation.

 

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DIVINE MOMENST – A HEAVENLY HABIT

Genesis 3: 1-13

It would seem from verse 8 that is was a daily habit of the Lord to come down at the cool of the day into the Garden of Eden to meet these two new creatures that He had formed. Without question, one could rightly call this occurrence ‘a divine moment.’ It was a choice factor in the life of these two people. The Garden was not simply ‘made for two’ as the old song goes. It was to become a venue of precious moments of a divine nature where the first pair would and should have come to know their God in depth of relationship.

1/. THIS WAS THE INITIATIVE OF GOD

Implied is the fact and truth that it was the Lord that condescended to come down and to move into the daily scene and routine, to keep up a regular accord with the pair that He had created for fellowship. Having planted them in this environment and in this big world, it was not His intention that they should face the future without some bond of oneness with Himself. He took the initiative and formed the good habit of coming to share with them Himself – precious and choice encounter! It surely was to make them see that they were partners with God and that they were vital to Him and His purposes.

2/. THIS WAS TO BE A MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE

It was to be a very meaningful and memorable experience as spirit to spirit they communed in a high context of fellowship. There was no block or obstacle to a great time of communion and conversation when much from God’s angle would be communicated and where the pair could share of the day’s happenings. They were in the exciting stage of learning of Him and learning from Him, being tutored in things of relevance and worth. They could not have been taught by anyone better or greater. At the end of the day it was to be an enriching exercise.

3/. THIS WAS SOMETHING TO BE ANTICIPATED

Within their daily schedule and agenda they needed to develop a keen sense of expectancy on this front. A constant freshness needed to be sensed within their spirit, that this was a privilege and was to be the start of something new and that God was setting them up for something of note. The Garden was but the starting place! If the LORD God was excited and enthused about this so they needed to be. It was to be a moment to be momentous and create divine momentum.

4/. THIS WAS AN EVENT TO BE CHERISHED AND SAFEGUARDED

Nothing and no one should be allowed to hinder and stop this accord. Satan was jealous of it and it is known, broke the heavenly habit through their sin. Eve listened to the wrong voice and fell for his insinuations and so the pair was robbed of the most precious encounter that had been theirs. It had been the most fulfilling part of each day and now they were denuded of the Lord and the input that He had been making to them and their destiny.

The lesson is clear: one must not grow familiar with God’s visitations nor be insensitive to the work of the evil one to bring to an end our relationship with the Lord.

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12/02/18

PROMISE TO BE APPRECIATED

How assuring that as one is inspired by LORD one desires to give one in joyful service to Him! It is a pleasure to be involved in sacred work that yields eternal reward and returns. The promise is most encouraging from 1 Cor 15: 58 ‘Therefore, my beloved brethren, be he steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, forasmuch as you know that your labour is not in vain in the LORD.’ Your LORD and Master keeps an ever watchful eye on not only on what is done but how and purposes to recompense at an appointed time. Do your best at all times and when possible increase the labour. With such inspired activity you have much to look forward to in meeting Him and being richly compensated by Him.

CURRENT DANGER

It is always an ever present danger, the subtle work of showing off to gain attention and admiration. At the root of this us both pride and arrogance. It is rampant in the world at large. There us nothing wrong in wanting to be valued and even praised, but it can easily be overtaken by an inward, dominating will to be admired. Christ pointed it out with the Scribes and Pharisees and they did not appreciate His comments. Being a show off and bragging in anyway spoils a person hence the need to develop humility. Things may excel at times and when they do, keep them in proper focus and humbly accept their blessing. Do not permit such to spoil you being and person. He who was and is the greatest came to teach this lesson of humility – see Philippians 2: 5-7.

HUMOUR

When little Margaret returned from Sunday School she asked her father when their new baby would talk. He told her that it would probably not be for two years, since little babies don’t talk. ‘But they did in the Bible ‘, said Margaret. ‘The teacher told us this morning that Job cursed the day he was born.’

QUOTE – borrower’s bargain

A man borrowed some money from a friend to get out of a crisis.”Thank you very much for lending the money”, he said, “I’ll be eternally in your debt.” “That’s what I’m afraid of”, replied his friend.

 

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11/02/18

PROMISE TO BE APPRECIATED 

There is an assurance given in God’s Word that if you are under duress because of insidious temptation, you will not be left to deal with it alone. There is adequate aid at hand that is able to infuse with wisdom, grace and power to be the victor. Hebrews 2: 18 “For in that He Himself was temptedI,  He is able to succour them that tempted.” It does not matter how many require His personal input at the same time, He is easily able to stand by and assist each one. He greatly strengthened Peter and Paul and countless others to obtain conquest. Be assured, He is at hand to afford all that you require so that you can more than master every situation. You will emerge triumphant and wear the crown of victory today!

ERECTING THE ALTAR 

If there was one thing every Israelite had to do was to learn how to meet God at an altar in order to know His presence and input. Abraham appears to set the tone, principle and standard in his long life. If he was to become anything of worth and achieve things of significance, he must know how to commune and fellowship with the LORD by the appointed  means. Elijah was a person and prophet who knew how to meet God in the right way and bring Israel into line with Him. Make sure that this is an integral part of your faith and life-style. It must figure as a necessity each day, a place where you meet the LORD and He meets you. If you miss out in this, you will out on all your future prospect and blessedness.

HUMOUR

Dr. Morris, the minister of Glasgow Cathedral, was former chaplain to Peterhead Prison. He tells how his wife came out to the prison and waited to give him a run hone. On one occasion, she was siting with her son in the car. David at that time was about five. A couple of prisoners’ wives and their off-spring arrived and waited at the gate to be opened to admit them for their visit. One of these children, catching sight of David said, ‘My Dad’s in there’. To which David replied with pride and innocence, ‘So is mine.’

QUOTE – a lightening touch

Watching lightening at night, a little girl said to her mother, ‘Is that God taking pictures?’

 

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6/02/18

PROMISE TO BE APPRECIATED

‘With long life will satisfy him and show him my salvation’ – Psalm 91: 16. There is no doubt about it, the LORD gives life to start with and is able to lengthen one’s years. Those that honour Him can know and enjoy a long pilgrimage on earth. It is good to place yourself daily into His hands and let Him work out your future and fortunes. When Konrad Adenauer, the first chancellor of the Federal Republic was in his late eighties and still chancellor, he caught a heavy cold. His doctor, unable to be of much help, had to put up with Adenauer’s impatience. ‘I’m not a magician’, he said. ‘I cannot make you young again.’ ‘I don’t want you to’, retorted the chancellor. ‘All I want is to go on getting older.’ As you live to the LORD He will add both days and years that will be well spent and blessed.

CONTENTMENT

It is not only a good word, it is a choice delightful and experience. To live with a continual sense of peace and well-being is most fulfilling. Where is this quality factor to be discovered? A good question to ask. Well, He who is the Creator and Sustainer of all being and life is eternally contented, and He desires to share it with His creatures. He has a way of living inside and alongside of you and inspires with His assurances that He will wholly provide for your days ahead so you need not worry. Do not live a life of fretfulness when you can know His faithfulness to be with and secure all that is best for you. Let today be one of glorious contentment!

HUMOUR  

A young man was asked what books had most influenced his life, suggested two.’My mother’s cook book and my father’s cheque book.’

GOOD QUOTE

How to live – ‘You come into the world crying while all around you are smiling. Live your life so that you leave it smiling while all around you are crying.

My brother Joe had just remarked in a Sunday evening service that he was looking forward to going to heaven as his wife had gone before. He then sang a song ‘There is singing up in heaven . . .’ And he sung it with great gusto and pleasure. All applauded. He sat down and a moment or two later there was a crash on the back row. He had a massive heart attack and that was it. I sought to pray for him and I sensed the LORD saying, ‘Quit your praying, it is his home-call.’ On arrival at the hospital the doctor and staff sought to resuscitate but to avail. A lovely lady nurse said to my brother and I that she had not seen anything like it. My brother had such an attractive and magnetic smile on his face. When we saw him later, we, too, were arrested by it. A few hours later his son and daughter in law couldn’t believe it when they looked on their dead father. When they got into the car they laughed and said: ‘Well, Dad got just what he wanted.’ So when you leave this life, leave an unforgettable smile on your countenance!

 

 

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