Sep 26th – 2016
Rev. E. Anderson
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A GOLDEN PROMISE from the Bible
GIVE AND TASTE THE CONSEQUENCES
There is a very wise saying that holds an assurance in it. It affirms in Proverbs 11:25 that “The liberal soul shall be made fat”. C.H. Spurgeon wrote: “If I desire to flourish in soul, I must not hoard up my stores, but must distribute to the poor. To be close and niggardly is the world’s way to prosperity, but it is not God’s way, for He saith. ‘There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that witholdeth more than is meet, and it tendeth to poverty’ Faith’s way of gaining is giving”. In enriching and blessing others is the path to divine enrichment and blessing. It is the Lord who sees your graciousness and generosity and has the ability to make it bring forth immense returns. He loves to see this principle operative in you because it is characteristic of Him and He awaits to confirm the likeness. So spend yourself and your gifts in and for Him and others and enjoy the consequences!
Thought for the Day
At the root and heart of sin is self. This is what is the dominating factor is in and behind the operation of sin and this is what seeks to dictate and direct your attitudes and actions. Only Christ was able to know complete mastery both of sin and self because He lived completely sustained and surrendered to doing His Father’s desires and will. This is now possible for you. Not only does your LORD give you forgiveness and freedom from sin, by His constant indwelling and input into your being and nature He gives the ability to crucify the self, putting it to death and imparting His resurrection life so that you think, love, believe and act from a new motivation. Instead of being a victim to what self demands you are inspired by a purer and more powerful dynamic, the life and nature of Christ. Today, live from your new status and power and sin and self will have no dominion over you.
QUOTES TO NOTE – Ronald Reagan
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
A SAD EXPRESSION – 1 Kings 13: 11-34
The prophet who had been so obedient to the Lord regrettably falls foul of a deceiving prophet as revealed in this incident. He had cause to be grateful that the Lord had confirmed His word in such a way and preserved him from the evil designs of the king. He had also been able to say no to the king’s invitation to refresh himself and take a reward – vv7, 8. But he turns out a victim to a scheming, former prophet. No sooner is away from the scene of conquest that he is confronted with this person who seeks to take him from the revelation the Lord had given. There was a need to be most vigilant on such an occasion.
The true messenger had heard very clearly from God in the first instance and could affirm this to be the case – vv16, 17. There was no need to listen to any other voices because the all-important voice and word had come direct from the One that mattered. If there had been any change in orders the Lord who had spoken at first would have come through to him. Sadly he hearkened to this man and as the story reveals, he lost his life. The old prophet’s final comment says it all – “Alas, my brother!” –v30. It was not the way it should have ended up. The king got to know about it and as a result did not amend his ways.
In a world where much deception abounds and error exists you must be doubly certain of God’s mind and not be led astray. The Lord does not want you to fall prey to anyone or anything and become a victim and finish up devastated and ruined. He will speak into your life and affairs but then you must safeguard that word and not permit it to be taken away. The enemy of your soul would do every conceivable thing in order to waylay you, so be vigilant and diligent – 1 Peter 5:8.