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
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.