welcome to this Christian website

ernestanderson
May 24th – 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. Choice Quotationsand 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 the LORD has called you into the Highlands to be with Himself so that He might make Himself known to you in a greater way: as Christ led Peter, James and John up the mount for a special disclosure of Himself, so with you, too. There is a need to hear His voice and summons and respond positively, for this will make a dynamic impact on your understanding and relationship with Him that will become more sure and fruitful. The lesser Hwill honour your faith and action. You will become listed with those who pressed through to know Him on a greater level and contribute enormously for Him in the generation you serve.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

Matthew 6:8 (WEB)
”Therefore don’t be like them,
for your Father knows what things you need,
before you ask him.
In Matthew 6, Jesus is instructing the listeners on how to pray to their heavenly Father. We don’t have to stand on street corners shouting prayers out loud so everyone can hear us and we don’t have to spend endless hours in repetitive babble thinking that somehow that will influence God. God is a good Father and He is simply looking for His kids to talk to Him.

Jesus tells us in this passage of Scripture that our God and Father is so attentive to our needs that He actually knows what we need before we even ask Him for it! We don’t have to shout to get His attention! We don’t have to spend hours in vain repetition to convince Him to listen! He is already listening… even before we pray a single word!

What an awesome Father we have! He is loving, He is good and He is kind. He knows what you need before you even ask! That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t ask though. He loves when we take time in our own prayer closet just to talk to Him. Anytime… night or day!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
“I DIE DAILY” – I Cor 15: 31

There are more deaths than one. There is physical death, the separation of the soul from the body; spiritual death, separation of the soul from God; worst of all, “the second death”, separation of the whole personality from the presence of the Almighty (see Revelation 20:14).

But there are minor deaths, indifference or ignorance to the worlds around us. A tone-deaf person is dead to the world of music; a bigoted sot to the world of decency; an ignoramus to the world of fame; an illiterate to the world of literature; a stick-in-the-mud to the world of adventure.

A consecrated Christian is “dead to the world and all its toys”; a sanctified believer is dead to the old life; a fervent servant of Christ is dead to self.
With Paul, to ‘die daily” meant three things. First the constant danger of opposition; secondly, his consecration to the point of complete surrender to God, ‘taking up his cross daily‘, (Luke 9:23), thirdly, his ever-readiness to give all to the service of Christ.

So may we learn to daily give ourselves to Christ that we may daily live to Him.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life” – Geikie

“Every man has three characters -that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.” – Karr

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
T.Addington
THE REALITY OF MORTALITY

“Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both” – Ecclesiastes 3:19

When God created the world, He left behind clues everywhere about His identity as the Creator and our identity as the creation. Since time began, God has been concerned that we not get those identities confused. The Creator sets the agenda. The creation follows the agenda.

Man’s mortality is one of the most obvious signs he is creation rather than Creator. “As for men, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. . . . As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath” (Ecclesiastes 3:18-19). We breathe, we die, and we go to dust—just like our pet dogs.

Why do we need to understand that? Because a life of fullness and joy is inextricably connected to an understanding that we come under God’s authority, agenda, and timing. It also matters because we ought to live in such a way that we, created beings, properly acknowledge our Creator. Our thinking, actions, and priorities should make it clear to anyone who observes that we are individuals under authority and that the large and small decisions of our lives are not for us to make on our own.

We might be confused about many things, but we should never be confused about the fact that we are not the Creator. Nor should we be confused about the fact that the Creator is an intelligent Being Who prefers an ordered existence. Even if we don’t know Scripture, what may be known about God ought to be plain to us. Why? Because God has made it plain: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities——his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).

As His creation, we obey God, we love God, and we worship God, our Creator.

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welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson
May 23rd – 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. Choice Quotationsand 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

The LORD desires to answer your prayers and to work wondrous things in and through you. This will be so as you pursue His will and be full of love, faith and be obedient to His directions in your life by precept and promise. You already have the testimony of many within the Scriptures that prove that the LORD can do good and great things when all is submitted to Him Be encouraged by the fact that you are at an important stage in human history and that you have a valid and vital contribution to make that will make a difference. Be reminded of the words of Mordecai to Esther: “Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” – 4: 14. You are not a mistake but an essential part of God’s providence for this late hour. So arise, today, and fulfil His expectations.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

Deuteronomy 28:2 (WEB)
”and all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of Yahweh your God”.
Deuteronomy 28 is a chapter that starts with all of the promises of God to Israel if they simply listen to the voice of God and follow His ways. We read that there are a truckload of blessings that God wants to pour on all of us who simply say ‘yes’ to His plans and purposes. In today’s promise, we read that these blessings will actually overtake us as we live our daily lives.

When I think of God’s blessings overtaking us, I picture everyone running the race marked out for them that the writer of Hebrews mentions in chapter 12:1-2 and while we are running, God’s blessings catch up to us and overwhelm us!

I know it wouldn’t be fair to mention Deuteronomy 28 and all of the blessings that God desires to give without also acknowledging that this same chapter ends with all the curses that await those who disobey Him. I really don’t want to dwell on the last half of this chapter because I know that it is our Father’s heart to bless and not to curse.

The New Covenant is a covenant of blessings. We know from Galatians 3:13-14 that Christ became a curse for us so that the blessing that God blessed Abraham with would be ours in Christ. In Ephesians 1:3 we read that we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places because of Jesus. God’s heart is that His blessings would overtake you in every area of your life today.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
DIVINE ALCHEMY
The alchemists of the Middle Ages sought “the philosophers stone” that would turn base metal into gold. was a fatuous quest, for if gold became so common would lose its value.

But what these ancient philosophers failed to do, God has done and will do. He can trn base evil into blessed good. So Joseph said “Ye thought evil against me”, he reminded his brothers, “but God meant it unto good”, he triumphantly added (Gen 50:20).

There are things that seem to harm us which, by divine providence turn into everlasting joy. In fact, “All things work together for good to them that love God” (Rom 8:28) in whose lives a holy purpose discloses itself.

Look at Paul’s imprisonment at the end of his days. Is this the reward for a life of obedient and sacrificial service! It seemed hard. But Paul in prison led many to Christ, wrote letters that have blessed and edified the church for centuries and left an example of enduring faith. Your life seems but “lead” – heavy and base? The Lord can transmute it to gold. Trust Him.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Srength of character may be acquired at work, but beauty of character is learned at home” — Henry Drummond

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one” – roude

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
T.Addington
BEHAVIOR AND ACCOUNTABILITY

“God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked” -Ecclesiastes 3: 17
The good news is that God sets the agenda and timing for all of life. The bad news is that people behave as if they can do whatever they want. Folks act as if God either does not exist or is blind. They walk all over other people and engage in activities that give them an unfair advantage—or are just plain wrong.

One of Solomon’s most attractive traits is that he does not sugar-coat the darker realities of life. In this case, he does not suggest that every person who does selfish things will have a conversion experience and begin living a reformed life. But he does contend that everything will turn out right in the end. “God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed” (Ecclesiastes 3:17).

Men might be arrogant, but God is not ignorant. He knows, He sees, He evaluates, and He judges——both the good and the bad. People might behave today as if they can do whatever they want. But tomorrow is coming. One of the practical realities of that truth is that after we have done everything in our power to see that justice happens, we need to relax with the knowledge that God will take it from here.

We can only go so far. We can only do so much. But God certainly is capable of doing the rest. That truth helps answer the question of how. We can find satisfaction in life on a daily basis when there is so much obvious injustice and oppression within our line of sight. God has that on His screen; it’s on His list. Nobody escapes G0d’s notice, and He will one day bring justice to all men.

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ernestanderson

May 22nd – 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. Choice Quotationsand 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

Live in and with the spirit of grace and forgiveness in your heart and expression of faith. There are many people and things that occur to disturb your spirit and would make you resentful and reproachful. Avoid falling foul of an unforgiving attitude because it sows the seeds of personal destruction. As you have been freely forgiven of God, imbibe His nature and action and so safeguard your being from this menace. Count it pleasure and not a pain to cancel out all those negative and destructive feelings whatever the cause for them done by others. Keep your mind and heart clean. In so doing, you will be free before your heavenly Father and in a place where He can bestow His matchless favour continually on you.

A GOLDEN PROMISE
Proverbs 19:17 (WEB)
”He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh;
He will reward hi”.

In yesterday’s promise, we talked about how God says He won’t forget all the love you have shown Him by loving others. In today’s promise, King Solomon writes in Proverbs 19:17 that God promises to repay us when we give to the poor. This Scripture actually says that when we give to those who are needy we are actually lending to the Lord. I can’t think of a better person to have a business transaction with than our God and Father!

There is an old saying that says “We can never outgive God”. My prayer today is that each and every one of us would see the incredible blessing there is for us when we are merciful to others just like our heavenly Father is merciful to us. The whole point is not to give to others to get from the Lord, but it is such a wonderful thought that God sees our gifts to the poor as investments in Him and He promises to repay all that we sow in this life.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
DIVINE ALCHEMY

The alchemists of the Middle Ages sought “the philosophers stone” that would turn base metal into gold. was a fatuous quest, for if gold became so common would lose its value. But what these ancient philosophers failed to do, God has done and will do. He can trn base evil into blessed good. So Joseph said “Ye thought evil against me”, he reminded his brothers, “but God meant it unto good”, he triumphantly added (Gen 50:20).

There are things that seem to harm us which, by divine providence turn into everlasting joy. In fact, “All things work together for good to them that love God” (Rom 8:28) in whose lives a holy purpose discloses itself.

Look at Paul’s imprisonment at the end of his days. Is this the reward for a life of obedient and sacrificial service! It seemed hard. But Paul in prison led many to Christ, wrote letters that have blessed and edified the church for centuries and left an example of enduring faith. Your life seems but “lead” – heavy and base? The Lord can transmute it to gold. Trust Him.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Character is like bells, which ring out sweet notes, and which, when touched-accidentally even-resound with sweet music” – Brooks

“Grandeur of character lies in force of soul-that is, in the force of thought, moral principles, and love; and this may be found in the humblest conditions of life” – Channing

“You must look into people as well as at them” – Chesterfield

“Strength of character may be acquired at work, but beauty of character is learned at home” — Henry Drummond

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
T.Addington
MAKING AN ETERNAL IMPACT

“I know that everything God does will endure forever” – Ecclesiastes 3:14
Nearly everyone wants to live a life of significance. We want to make our time to count; we want our lives to be meaningful. We would like to engage in won that has some kind of lasting effect.

So how can you make sure that what you do today somehow reverberates all the way into eternity? Solomon provides the key: By keeping your life within God-ordained seasons and activities. The progression goes something like this: God sets out the framework of life (Ecclesiastes 3:l—8). “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (v. ll). “He has . . . set eternity in the hearts of men” (v. ll), and He wants everyone to find satisfaction in their work (v. 13). To what end? “Everything God does will endure forever.” (v. 14).

If you make sure that you are doing what you are supposed to be doing that is, if you continually align your life according to God’s agenda and timing, then you start the chain reaction that will end with eternal significance. So when you ask yourself Will my life count? you need to answer with another question: Am I doing what God wants me to do in this season of my life? If the answer to the latter is yes, then the answer to the former also is yes. If the answer to the latter is no, the answer to the former also is no.

How confident are you that what you’re doing now – the way your current season of life is being played out is precisely what God wants you to be doing? The answer to that question is the key to whether what you are doing today will have eternal impact.

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welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

May 21st – 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. Choice Quotationsand 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

Two key facts must possess and govern you at all times and all will be well with regard to both your life and work for Him. You need to be conscious of your own total inadequacy to cope and deal with life in a successful manner and be attuned to the knowledge of His infinite adequacy to meet this evident negative state. The call from on High is that you learn to be continuously resourced by Him, from His immense and eternal fullness and so have more than you require to minister and meet each situation and others in confidence and fulfilment. As you fix your gaze and faith on and in Him so you will receive all that is required not only to meet you but to meet others all around with what is bestowed. His storehouse remains forever full to meet your barrenness and create a wealth of fullness. Because of this blessing on you, it places you in a wholesome state whereby you can enrich all around. Learn to live in and off Him today!

A GOLDEN PROMISE

Hebrews 6:10 (WEB)
For God is not unrighteous, so as to forget your work and the labor of love
which you showed toward his name, in that you served the saints, and still do serve them.
Today’s promise simply says that God will not forget all the love you have shown to Him by serving others. The New International Version Bible translation of Hebrews 6:10 says… God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. (NIV)

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
A HOLE IN MY POCKET

There is a spiritual side to money. Used well – it multiplies. So said Jesus (Luke 6:38): not used well – it mysteriously disappears through a hole in the pocket (Hag 1:6 – ‘a bag with holes”).

While it is true that “a good man…will guide his affairs with discretion” (Ps 112:5), yet it is also true that plenitude or poverty may issue from our bounty or our stinginess.

But there is more than one kind of riches. Money cannot buy happiness for oneself, but use it to relieve those in need, and O, the joy it can bring! “The liberal soul shall be made fat” (Prov 11 :25). Money is like com-seeds, scatter it, and it will multiply, keep it in the bam and it will be destroyed by mildew or eaten by rats.
Poverty comes to him “that withholdeth more than is meet’ (Prov 11:27). The hole in your pocket will grow bigger if you fail to give to God’s cause and to men’s needs. But it will be sewn up if from your pocket it goes to there’s. The essence of a good life is giving and receiving, and of these two the former finds most blessing (Acts 20:35).

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; When health is lost, something is lost; When character is lost, all is lost!” – Anonymous

“Snarling at other folks is not the best way of showing the superior quality of your own character.” – Anonymous

“Characters are achieved-not received. They grow out of the substance of a man’s soul” – Anonymous

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
T.Addington
HEAVEN IN THE REAL WORLD

“I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live” – Ecclesiastes 3:12

Solomon could be considered the ultimate realist. The “tell-it-like-it-is” guy. He paints the world like it really is, not like an impressionist artist who uses only pastels and paints only pastoral scenes. If Solomon had been a photographer, his work would have been in stark black and white. He certainly would not have been a wedding photographer who produced soft, fuzzy shots in artificial light.

But even Solomon’s stark realism couldn’t keep him from an unquenchable optimism grounded in a relationship with God that permeated every corner of his life. As he points out in Ecclesiastes, this relationship with God has an especially profound impact on our work lives: “That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God.” (3:13) Even amid a vivid description of the realities of life—including unfairness, corruption, and bosses who don’t listen—Solomon shows that God Wants us to genuinely enjoy our lives and work with enthusiasm.

And the enjoyment that he refers to is always present-tense enjoyment. Solomon is not one to put off enjoying life for some future time. In the entire Book of Ecclesiastes, he lives with one foot solidly planted in the present and one foot solidly planted in eternity. He spends very little time writing about the time period between the present and eternity. He is not one who recommends that we put off joy and satisfaction in life. Those are to be experienced today. Immediately. i
To the natural optimist, he says, “Get real about life, but enjoy it.” To the pessimist, he says, “I confirm the realities of life, but enjoy it anyway.” To both, he says, “Enjoyment comes only from God.”

Where do you rate on the “pursue—the-God-life” scale? Are you putting oh‘ enjoyment now so you can experience it later? Solomon advises you to revise that game plan. Are you attempting to enjoy life now without a vital relationship with the living God that permeates every single aspect of life? Solomon recommends that you adjust that game plan, too. Our goal should be to rank high on the “pursue-the-God-life” scale today. Can you say that today is a day permeated with the joy o life?

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welcome – a christian website

ernestanderson

May 20th – 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. Choice Quotations 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

The only real way to become fearless and dauntless is by possessing a wholesome respect for the LORD. As this is in place and functioning you will not be afraid of people, life, Satan, demonic powers or what the future holds because you will be secure in and by Him. There will be a holy faith and power transmitted to you that will make you strong and adequate to deal with everyone and everything. You will be able to cancel out and destroy all that is negative and would seek your harm and undoing. The LORD will say unto as He said to Abraham: “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward” – Genesis 15:1. You are going places with Him, so keep a healthy respect for Him who has your present and eternal welfare at heart.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

Isaiah 54:13 (WEB)
All your children shall be taught of Yahweh;
and great shall be the peace of your children.

In today’s promise, we read how the Lord says that He will be faithful to teach our children His ways and give them great peace. For those of us who have children, this promise is very dear. God is a family man (so to speak). It was His idea to create a family structure where we would all be fruitful and multiply and have dominion throughout the earth. (Genesis 1:28)

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
“IF I WERE YOU”

Job’s appeal. “If your soul were in my soul’s stead, l could heap up words against you” (Job 16:4) is often repeated in the well-meant advig, “If l were you”. To this we may answer:

First You are not me. No two persons are alike. We are often diverse in features, in temperament, in outlook, in ideas.

Secondly, if you were me, you’d do the same. It is difficult, in some cases impossible, to know how another person feels. If I held his views, possessed his weaknesses and strength, was put into his situation, I, very likely, would act like he is doing.

Thirdly, I cannot make myself the arbiter of another’s actions’. We need an external standard by which we all are measured. Just as Israel’s fiscal system was based on “the shekel of the Sanctuary” (Num 3:50), so our ethical standards must be according to the divine absolutes of Him who said: “Be ye holy, for l am holy” (1 Peter 1 :16).

But, for all that, our approach to others can be smoothed by the oil of sincere sympathy, or, to put it better, Christian love. I may not fully understand my brother, but I can feel with him and for him, and so “bear his burden” (Gal 6:2).

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies; for the hardest victory is victory over self” – Aristotle

“If any lift of mine may ease the burden of another, God give me love and care and strength to help my ailing brothe” – Anonymous

“I sought my soul-but my soul I could not see; I sought my God-but my God eluded me; I sought my brother-and found all three” – Anonymous

“Christians may not see eye to eye, but they can walk arm in arm” -Brotherhood Journal

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
T..G. Addington

ETERNITY INSIDE
The most cold-hearted pagan can’t ignore the reality of eternity. It is a built-in component from the God factory—a sneaking suspicion, an unavoidable void, an aching hunger, a feeling that can’t be outrun.

The reality of eternity often is brought to the front burner by a personal disaster: divorce, job loss, disease, retirement, or the death of a friend. You can’t ignore that reality in yourself, and the people with whom you work can’t ignore it in themselves. It’s there even if they don’t know it is there.

Sometimes it’s appropriate to push the truth of eternity to the surface of a person’s consciousness by prodding it with conversation or by initiating a discussion about it. But it’s often better to let God do His work and then make ourselves avail- able when the floodgates open.

In a previous career as a truck driver, the men with whom I (Tom) shared a tractor-trailer over the course of a week often declared early in a run that they had no desire to talk about spiritual things. When they made that declaration, I always honoured it and never brought up the topic. I didn’t have to. In the course of those long hours together, they inevitably brought it up.

There was something about tolling through the Smoky Mountains at 2:00 in the morning—with the full moon shining—that made them want to initiate a discussion about spiritual things. The eternity in their hearts needed to talk. At that point I could bring a report about the good news of Jesus. That is the kind of eternity that I am interested in. As it turns out, that is the kind of eternity everybody else is interested in, too.

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welcome – a christian website

ernestanderson

May 19th – 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. Choice Quotations 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

There are many voices in this world competing to secure your mind and thoughts so that you will become pre-occupied with its philosophy and ideas. You must be conscious of this fact and also be aware that Satan seeks to rule the world of human thought and action. Your mind has been renewed by the grace and goodness of God in and through Christ so that you can be the recipient of His wisdom and be counselled in a better way. Time must be spent with Him in prayer and with His Word, soliciting the aid of the Holy Spirit who will guide into all that is true and beneficial. You are not to be at the mercy of and a victim of agencies that will fill you with wrong notions and led down the wrong paths. Today, seek to be guided by the Lord and all will work to your distinct good and security. “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your thoughts and paths”.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. There are may plans to a man’s heart, nevertheless the LORD’S counsel – that will stand2 – Prov 19: 20, 21

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
“Get thee hence, Satan” said Jesus to the devil as He rebuked him for his profanity. The prince of darkness is persona non grata to all who follow Jesus. We cannot stop him coming to trouble us, but we can hasten his going by a steadfast refusal to listen to his lies or submit to his insidious suggestions.

“He is a voracious lion”, said Peter (1 Peter 5:8,9). He tries to scare us with his arrogant “roar”. But we must “resist, steadfast in the faith”. lf we hold tenaciously to the faith of the Gospel we may flout all the subtle or shocking untruths of the devil. Satan can’t stand opposition. “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”, said (James 4:7). Never bow down to Satan.

But Satan has more ways than a frontal attack. Jesus used similar terms to Peter, his close friend, as He did to the arch-enemy himself – “Get thee behind Me, Satan, was his rebuke” (Matt 16:23). Why did our Lord come on so strong.

‘Flesh and blood”, that is, human nature, often fails to grasp spiritual truth, and can become an impediment to the purpose of God. The sin of Ananias was that his pride, evidenced by his hypocritical desire for a good reputation at the expense of false claims, let the devil in. “Neither give place to the devil” (Eph 4:27). Give him an inch and he will take a kilometre.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“There may be some sins of which a man cannot speak, but there is no sin which the blood of Christ cannot wash away.” – Spurgeon

“Plunge into the “fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins,” and in an instant you are whiter than snow. Every speck, spot, and stain of sin is gone, and gone forever”- Spurgeon

“Trust Christ and you shall live. The bloody sacrifice of Calvary is the only hope of sinners.” – Spurgeon

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
T.G. Addington
THE LAZY MAN’S LION

“The slothful man saith….. a lion is in the streets” Prov 26:13), then turns over in bed for a little more sleep.

How the Book of Proverbs lampoons the sluggard: to the sage a lazy lout is but a caricature of a man who drowns His propensities in slumber.

‘A lion in the street”? Then why not rouse a few neighbours and drive it out. Children and old people are at risk. But no! Cowardice and comfort become twin vices to Restrain him.
The slothful man saith”. He is all “say” and little “do”. He can invent a thousand fanciful situations that forbid his having his bed; his imagination takes over from his intellect; his excuses are reason gone.
ho does he think he’s kidding? Those that know him despise him, but fail to argue him out of his conceit. He is Wise in his own eyes. But his self-deceit is his own loss. He lacks life’s essentials, for he toils not; he loses the respect of his fellows, for he becomes a burden to them; worst of all, he forfeits his manhood to become a drivelling sycophant.

Honest toil is rewarding. It earns a living, it merits appreciation, above all, it pleases God.

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welcome – a christian website

ernestanderson

May 18th – 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. Choice Quotations 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

One of the great capacities of the Lord is to lead His people aright and bring them into the situations that are to their good and advantage. He guided and governed a nation through a howling wilderness, providing for them and protecting in choice manners. He ultimately brought them to possess their Promised Land. And shall He not do the same for you! Seeing that you have now become His choice possession through His Son, shall He not watch over you with loving eyes and seek to direct your life and ministry into that will enhance you in being and advance His kingdom. The future is not to be fear or worried about because He is complete charge and has ordained your role within it and will be with you to accomplish His tremendous hopes for your life in every way. So, today, simply commit your way to Him and He will guide you unerringly and bless you incredibly.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me” – Psalm 18: 16, 19

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Forced out of the _synagogue by obstinate Jews, Paul moved in with Justus, ‘Whose house joined hard to the synagogue” (Acts 18:7). What irony! Hope they had thick walls. Paul must have held a house-church there – and

Pentecostals have never been noted for muted worship. We read next that Crispus, chief ruler of the synagogue, believed. Was it a result of “the man next door” giving vocal testimony to a fuller and better life? In any case, it was but a small step to the neighbourly church, though am, large step religiously for Crispus. He strode from Judaism to Christianity – a leap of faith, a step to etemal life in Jesus. .

His successor, Sosthenes, did not fare so well. An abortive court-case against Paul brought down the wrath of the Greek populace on the Jewish accusers. They beat up the new synagogue-chief. “And Gallio (the recently appointed proconsul) cared for none of those things”. He treated the incident with indifference and the Jews with contempt. Is this the “Sosthenes” of 1 Cor 1:1?

Possibly so. What a difference between his experience and that of his predecessor. It only took “a still small voice” to convert him, with Sosthenes it called for a storm of wrath, fire of persecution and earthquake of mob-violence.

How mysterious are the ways of Providence. And it all came because “the man next door” stuck to his Gospel-guns. What effect do you have on your neighbours?

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Blessed is the man who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night” – Anonymous

“Make no mistake about it; responsibilities toward other human beings are the greatest blessings God can send us.” – Dix

“Blessed is he who does good to others and desires not that others should do good to him” – Brother Giles

A MINIATURE MESSAGE – Taken from the Psalms
Paul G. Apple
THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD- Psalm 19

BIG IDEA:
GOD IS SPEAKING … AM I OBEYING?

1. GOD SPEAKS IN NATURE — NON-VERBAL NATURAL REVELATION – REVEALS THE GLORY OF GOD –vv1-6
A. (:1) Natural Revelation
“the heavens”
“their expanse”
“publish, declare, proclaim” — very conspicuous, noticeable revelation; not
hidden
B. (:1) Content: The Glory of God … “the work of His hands”
1. What does this content include?
2. Limitations of this revelation
C. (:2) Constant Communication
by day and by night
not just a little bit of communication, but an abundance (pouring forth, bubbling
up, flowing…)
D. (:3) Non-Verbal Communication
E. (:4) Universal Communication
F. (:4b-6) Example: The Sun Makes a Statement to All
Ryrie Study Bible: “Even a blind man can feel the heat of the sun”

2/. GOD SPEAKS IN HIS LAW — VERBAL SPECIAL REVELATION – REVEALS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD – vv7-9
A. (:7) The Law of the Lord
B. (:7) The Testimony of the Lord
C. (:8) The Precepts of the Lord
D. (:8) The Commandment of the Lord
E. (:9) The Fear of the Lord
F. (:9) The Judgments of the Lord

3/. GOD’S REVELATION IS INVALUABLE – WHAT IS OUR RESPONSE? – vv10-14
A. (:10) Worth of God’s Revelation = Invaluable and Inviting
1. Invaluable — Worth more than gold
2. Inviting — Sweeter than honey
B. (:11) Function of God’s Revelation = Warn and Motivate
1. Warning — Helps me stay on track
2. Motivating — Helps me strive for the prize of my high calling
(“great reward”)
C. (:12-13) By-product of Immersion in God’s Revelation:
God Can Save Us From our Blind Spots as Well
1. Hidden Faults
2. Presumptuous Sins
3. Goal: to be Blameless, Forgiven
D. End Result: Worship that is pleasing to the Lord (“my rock and my redeemer”).

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welcome – a christian website

ernestanderson

May 17th – 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

Learn to travel at the speed the Lord has appointed you as you seek to carry out His will and purpose in your life. Note, the Lord is never in a hurry and has the time, patience and faith for gradual developments that are to secure your greatest developments and good. Whilst He has the power to do things overnight and in a moment, yet He chooses to act in a steady but progressive manner especially with His sons and servants. In your difficult situations and moments do not be stampeded into hasty and hurried decisions and deeds, but calmly wait on and for Him to give the particular guidance required. You may have to wait a little while but it will prove to be to your advantage. Know that He never takes His eye off you, He knows where you and what you are facing and ‘in quietness and confidence will be your strength’.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“The LORD is near tothose who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit” – Psalm 34: 18

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
GOD KNOWS YOUR ADDRESS

Have you ever thought that your friends have forgotten where you live, that your telephone number has been expunged from the directory? Be of good cheer, the Lord knows where you live.

So He said to the Church at Pergamos, “l know where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is” (Rev 2:13). The fact that their neighbour was the devil himself did not put off the Almighty from a friendly visit. Men may forsake us: God never will.

The Lord knew Peters address – “he lodgeth with Simon the Tanner” (Acts 10:6), and initiated a move that led to SALVATION. Coincidental vision led Peter to the house- hold of Cornelius to become to this military officer and his compatriots the key to open the door of the Kingdom of God to Gentiles (Acts 11:18). ‘

The Lord knew Saul’s address – “the street which is called Straight” (Acts 9:11), and sent a little-known disciple to declare to him a call to SERVICE. Thus the Apostle Paul was launched into his soul-saving career. God knows where you live, and will see to it that you are visited by Himself or His servants. So cheer up!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The Bible is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced.”- Immanuel Kant

“The existence of the Bible, as a Book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity”- Immanuel Kant

“When you read God’s word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, ‘It is talking to me, and about me” – Kierkegaard

A MINIATURE MESSAGE – Taken from the Psalms

SUPERGOD AND SUPERMAN – Psalm 18
BIG IDEA:
A SUPERGOD MAKES HIS ANOINTED VICTORIOUS LIKE A SUPERMAN

INTRODUCTION: vv1-3

LOVE THE ROCK OF SALVATION
A. Relationship: Love the Lord – Why?
“my strength”
“my rock”
“my fortress”
“my deliverer”
“the one in whom I take refuge”
“my shield”
“the horn of my salvation”
“my stronghold”
B. Response: Call Upon the Lord – Why?
“Call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised.”
This is the simple prescription for deliverance from enemies
C. Result: Deliverance – From Whom?
“I am saved from my enemies”

1/. CRY FOR HELP EVEN WHEN DELIVERANCE SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE – vv4-6
A. God’s Anointed was in a Tough Jam
“cords of death encompassed me”
“torrents of ungodliness terrified me”
“cords of Sheol surrounded me”
“snares of death confronted me”
B. God Hears Our Desperate Cries for Help
1. Desperate Cries for Help
“In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried to my God for help”
2. God Hears
“He heard my voice out of His temple,
And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.”

2/. WHEN OUR SUPERGOD GETS ANGRY HE UNLEASHES HIS SUPER POWERS – ALL NATURE QUAKES WHEN GOD GETS ANGRY – WATCH OUT! – vv7-15
What happens when God gets Angry? (language of theophany)
A. (:7) The Earth Shakes in Anticipation of God’s Angry Rebuke “He drew me out”
“He delivered me”
“the Lord was my stay”
“He brought me forth also into a broad place”
“He rescued me”
C. The Delight
“because He delighted in me” “Then the earth shook and quaked;
And the foundations of the mountains were trembling
And were shaken, because He was angry.”
B. (:8) God Breathes Smoke and Fire
“Smoke went up out of His nostrils,
And fire from His mouth devoured;
Coals were kindled by it.”
C. (:9-10) God Springs Quickly Into Action
“He bowed the heavens also, and came down
With thick darkness under His feet.
And He rode upon a cherub and flew;
And He sped upon the wings of the wind.”
D. (:11-12a) God’s Brightness Hides Behind a Cloak of Darkness as He Approaches
“He made darkness His hiding place, His canopy around Him,
Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds”
E. (:12b-13) God Announces His Arrival with Displays of Power
“Hailstones and coals of fire.
The Lord also thundered in the heavens,
And the Most High uttered His voice,
Hailstones and coals of fire.”
F. (:14) God Routs the Enemy
“And He sent out His arrows, and scattered them,
And lightening flashes in abundance, and routed them.”
G. (:15) The Earth Submits to God’s Angry Rebuke
“Then the channels of water appeared,
And the foundations of the world were laid bare.
At thy rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of Thy nostrils.”

3/. THE LORD RESCUES HIS ANOINTED EVEN FROM THE MOST POWERFUL ENEMIES –vv16-19
A. The Danger
“out of many waters”
“from my strong enemy”
“from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me”
“They confronted me in the day of my calamity”
B. The Deliverance
“He sent from on hig

4/. THE LORD REWARDS THE RIGHTEOUS BUT PUNISHES THE PERVERSE –vv20-27
A. The Lord Rewards the Righteous According to Their Righteousness
1. Principle Stated
“The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.”
2. Testimony of Personal Holiness
“For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
For all His ordinances were before me,
And I did not put away His statutes from me.
I was also blameless with Him,
And I kept myself from my iniquity.”
3. Principle Restated
“Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my
righteousness,
According to the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.”
4. Examples of the Lord’s Justice
a. “With the kind Thou dost show Thyself kind”
b. “With the blameless Thou dost show Thyself blameless”
c. “With the pure Thou dost show Thyself pure”
B. The Lord Punishes the Perverse According to Their Sin
1. “Crooked”
2. “Haughty”

5/. A SUPERGOD MAKES HIS ANOINTED FIGHT LIKE A SUPERMAN – vv28-36
A. (:28) The Darkness Yields to God’s Light “For Thou dost light my lamp;
The Lord my God illumines my darkness”
B. (:29) Obstacles Present No Problem to God’s Warriors
“For by Thee I can run upon a troop;
And by my God I can leap over a wall”
C. (:30-36) God Equips His Anointed to Fight Like a Superman
1. God is a Proven Winner
“As for God, His way is blameless;
The word of the Lord is tried”
2. God is Our Shield and Rock
“He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
For who is God, but the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God”
3. God Equips Me with Strength
“The God who girds me with strength,
And makes my way blameless”
4. God Equips Me with Security
“He makes my feet like hinds’ feet,
And sets me upon my high places.”
5. God Equips Me with Offensive Weapons
“He trains my hands for battle,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”
6. God Equips Me with Defensive Protection
‘Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation,
And Thy right hand upholds me”
7. God Makes Me a Winner
“And Thy gentleness makes me great.
Thou dost enlarge my steps under me,
And my feet have not slipped.”

6/. SUPERMAN TAKES NO PRISONERS — VICTORY IS COMPLETE – vv37-45
A. (:37-42) Total Destruction of Enemies
1. (:37) Chase and Conquer
“I pursued my enemies and overtook them,
And I did not turn back until they were consumed.”
2. (:38) Shatter and Subdue
“I shattered them, so that they were not able to rise;
They fell under my feet.”
3. (:39-40) Key = Totally God’s Doing
a. Strengthening Me
“For Thou hast girded me with strength for battle”
b. Subduing My Enemies
“Thou hast subdued under me those who rose up against me.”
c. Scaring My Enemies
“Thou hast also made my enemies turn their backs to me”
d. Setting Them Up for the Kill (my part was simple)
“And I destroyed those who hated me.”
4. (:41) Isolate and Ignore
“They cried for help, but there was none to save,
Even to the Lord, but He did not answer them.”
5. (:42) Beat and Bury
“Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind;
I emptied them out as the mire of the streets.”
B. (:43-45) Complete Submission to God’s Anointed
1. Delivered
“Thou hast delivered me from the contentions of the people”
2. Exalted
“Thou hast placed me as head of the nations”
3. Served
“A people whom I have not known serve me.”
4. Obeyed
“As soon as they hear, they obey me”
5. Submitted to
“Foreigners submit to me.
Foreigners fade away, And come trembling out of their fortresses.”

CONCLUSION: HYMN OF PRAISE – vv46-50
“The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock;
And exalted be the God of my salvation” “Therefore I will give thanks to Thee among the nations, O Lord,
And I will sing praises to Thy name.”
A. God Executes Vengeance for Me
B. God Subdues Peoples under Me
“Surely Thou dost lift me above those who rise up against me”
C. God Delivers Me from my Enemies
“Thou dost rescue me from the violent man”
“He gives great deliverance to His king”
D. God Shows Lovingkindness to His People
“to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever”

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welcome – a christian website

ernestanderson

May 16th – 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

The Lord would you have you in mind and spirit like the apostle Paul who said: “None of these things move me . . .” – Acts 20:24. Reviewing his life and seeing the difficulties ahead and the prospect of being a martyr, he was undisturbed in thought, emotion and will. Everything was of a settled state in his inward being because he believed that in Christ he was big enough to face everything in and for Christ and succeed. And so with you, too: with Christ within and in control you can remain calm and convinced that whatever is before will be handled in a beautiful and God-glorifying manner. You may be called to confront rough and tough seasons but you will know His Presence to tackle all resourced by Him who has all the answers. Having made you a conqueror, you will know what it is to face head-on all that would seek to cause distress and distraction and reject such with a calm attitude. You are a winner and will yet add many more victories to your life!

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing” – Psalm 34: 10

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
IT HAPPENED ON THE GAZA STRIP
It was a long journey from Samaria to the Gaza highway, still longer from revival city to desert sand – but this event was epochal – a Gentile was to be ushered into the Kingdom of God.

The story is told in (Acts 8:26-40). What a tale of miracle – timing.

An important Ethiopian diplomat beguiles a long journey reading a precious manuscript. Was it newly purchased from Jerusalem? It was the Book of the prophet Isaiah. This educated and opulent courtier was reading aloud. Many miles away in Samaria an angel instructed Philip to go to this desert road. A chariot appears on the dusty highway. The Holy Spirit tells the evangelist to join it. As he runs alongside he hears the important official reading.
“Do you know what it means”? asks Philip.

“Come up and explain”, responded the amiable traveller.
The passage was Isaiah Chapter 53 – the “Suffering Servant” narrative. Philip recounts the story of the Cross of Jesus. The Ethiopian eagerly absorbs the message and spying a wayside pool, asks to be baptised. Who can tell the influence of this divinely – arranged meeting? Did Ethiopia respond to their Chancellors testimony? We shall know one day.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The Bible is a window in this prison world, through which we may look into eternity” — Timothy Dwight

“In the Scriptures we have the only key that unlocks the mystery of the universe to man, and the mystery of man to himself” — Ferrar Fenton

“The Scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering and the most comfortable way of dying” – Flavel

A MINIATURE MESSAGETaken from the Psalms
CRY FOR JUSTICE – Psalm 17

BIG IDEA:

THE MAN OF INTEGRITY CRIES OUT FOR GOD’S JUSTICE AND
PROTECTION WHEN HUNTED BY THE WICKED

1/. THE CRY FOR JUSTICE – vv1,2
Why should the Lord give attention?
A. My Cause is a Just Cause
“Hear a just cause, O Lord”
B. My God is Compassionate and Responds to My Cries
“Give heed to my cry”
C. My God Answers the Prayers of His Children
“Give ear to my prayer”
D. My God Will Personally Render Judgment
“Let my judgment come forth from Thy presence”
D. My God Judges Fairly
“Let Thine eyes look with equity”

2/. THE MAN OF INTEGRITY – vv3-5
Characterized by:
A. Honesty — “not speaking from deceitful lips”
B. Proven Character
1. Pure in Heart — “Thou hast tried my heart”
2. Nothing to Hide — “Thou hast visited me by night”
3. Blameless — “Thou hast tested me and dost find nothing”
C. Self-control (especially of the tongue)
“I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress”
D. Steadfastness
Keeping on the straight and narrow; avoiding temptations;
guided by the Word of God
“I have kept from the paths of the violent”
“My steps have held fast to Thy paths”
“My feet have not slipped”

3/. THE CRY FOR PROTECTION – vv6-9
Based on the Character of God:
A. The Cry Itself
“I have called upon Thee”
“Incline thine ear to me”
“hear my speech”
B. The Expectation of Response — based on the Character of God
“Thou wilt answer me, O God”
“show Thy lovingkindness”
C. The Protection desired
“O Savior of those who take refuge at Thy right hand”
“Keep me as the apple of the eye”
“Hide me in the shadow of Thy wings”

4/. THE ATTACKING ANIMALS – vv10-12
Described as:
A. Rebels at heart
“those who rise up against them” (:7)
B. Out for their own selfish gain; exploitation
“from the wicked who despoil me”
C. Ganging up unfairly on the righteous
“my deadly enemies who surround me”
“they have now surrounded us in their steps”
D. Heartless; no compassion
“they have closed their unfeeling heart”
E. Arrogant; proud; boastful
“with their mouth they speak proudly”
F. Plotting our destruction
“they set their eyes to cast us down to the ground”
G. Like a lion after its prey
“he is like a lion that is eager to tear”
“and as a young lion, lurking in hiding places”

CONCLUSION – vv13-15
THE TEMPORAL SATISFACTION OF THE WICKED VS.
THE ETERNAL SATISFACTION OF THE RIGHTEOUS
A. Call for the Lord to Judge the Wicked and Deliver the Righteous
1. Judge the Wicked
“Arise, O Lord, confront him, bring him low”
2. Deliver the Righteous
“Deliver my soul from the wicked with Thy sword, From men with Thy hand, O Lord”
B. The Temporal Satisfaction of the Wicked
“From men of the world, whose portion is in this life;
And whose belly Thou dost fill with Thy treasure;
They are satisfied with children,
And leave their abundance to their babes.”
C. The Eternal Satisfaction of the Righteous
“As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness;
I will be satisfied with Thy likeness when I awake.”

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welcome – a christian website

ernestanderson

May 15th – 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

Never be afraid to face and take up a new challenge and situation especially when the Lord is re-directing. Be encouraged in all that He has done for and through you in the past. It has all been an essential part of His intense training programme so that you develop to the maximum. Whatever has been wrought for His glory and for your good is but the platform for so much more. So do not settle at where you have arrived and be not over anxious about what is ahead, He who has led, inspired and provided will continue to perform on your behalf and bring about His eternal purposes at this time. You will be able to write about the exciting things to be achieved which will take you on in an in-depth relationship with Him and establish a greater foundation for further enterprise.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Oh taste and see that the LORD is good. Blessed is the man who trusts in Him” Psalm 34: 8

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
DIRTY WINDOWS

A woman looked out of her wash-house at her neighbours laundry on the line outside. “She should wash her whites cleaner than that” she ejaculated. Her near-by friend called out, ‘When did you last clean your windows”?

And so with us. How often our criticisms of others are just a projection of our own defective judgement? Jesus put it vividly thus. “Why worry about a speck in the eye of a brother when you have a plank in your own”? {Matt 7:3 Living Bible). Reverse this: a speck of dust on our spectacles is magnified into a boulder in our vision. Don’t charge your neighbours with a fault that only exists in your own defective vision.

The colour of our lens can distort reality. “And Saul eyed David from that day and forward” (1 Sam 18:9). The green eye of envy coloured all he saw. However David acted, it is all distorted by this jealous spirit. While it is true that ‘rose-coloured spectacles” can lead us to fatuous optimism, it is also true that a discoloured outlook can turn innocent statements into threats and kind words into curses. Keep your windows clean, for “to the pure all things are pure” Titus 1:15).

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The study of God’s Word, for the purpose of discovering God’s will, is the secret discipline which has formed the greatest characters” — J.W. Alexander

“Let the men of science and learning expand their knowledge and probe with their researches every detail of the records which have been preserved to us from these dim ages. All they will do is to fortify the grand simplicity and essential accuracy of the recorded truths which have lighted so far the pilgrimage of man” — Winston Churchill

“In this little Book will be found the solution to all the problems of the world” — Calvin Coolidge

A MINIATURE MESSAGE – Taken from the Psalms
Ernest Anderson

7 REASONS TO BLESS GOD AS WE FACE DEATH – Psalm 16

BIG IDEA:
DEATH OPENS THE DOOR TO THE RICHES OF OUR SPIRITUAL INHERITANCE SECURED BY THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
Remember that this is a Messianic Psalm — Acts 2:25-28; Acts 13:34-35; True of David in his own experience, but ultimately speaking of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

Note:

There is debate as to whether David is asking for deliverance from death or deliverance out of death via the resurrection; Certainly much more is intended here than what David understood himself when he wrote this.

1/. GOD IS MY PROTECTOR – v1
RESPONSE: Bless God; Seek Refuge in Him
“Preserve me”
“I take refuge in Thee”

2/. GOD IS MY DELIGHT – vv2-4
RESPONSE: Bless God; Boast in Him and in His people
contrasted with the sorrows of those who have rejected loyalty to the true God; we take no delight in them

3/. GOD IS MY INHERITANCE –vv5, 6
RESPONSE: Bless God; Appreciate the Beauty of His Inheritance
“The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup”
“Thou dost support my lot”
“The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places”
“Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me”

4/. GOD IS MY COUNSELLOR – v7
RESPONSE: Bless God; Draw comfort from His instruction
“who has counselled me”
“my mind instructs me in the night”.

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