Sep 25th – 2016
Rev. E. Anderson
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A GOLDEN PROMISE from the Bible
In His sublime teaching Christ gave a sure statement and promise: He said, “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” – Matthew 5: 8. That is some demand and some fulfilment! Seeing God is surely one the supreme highlights and blessings of life. C.H. Spurgeon wrote, “What a privilege to see God here! A glimpse of Him is heaven below! In Christ Jesus the pure in heart see the Father. We see Him, His truth, his love, His purpose, His sovereignty. His covenant character, yes, we see himself in Christ”. But it is dependent on knowing and living in a healthy and spiritual condition –‘being pure in heart’. Our inward commitment and life-style is to be one that accords with His directives and counsels. Acting in accord with His sacred and pleasurable commands is the road to this great discovery and knowledge. So make it your aim to please Him and the pleasure will be yours of seeing and knowing God in an incredible way!
Thought for the Day
Always be consciousness of the green light in your life and ministry, it is the clear summons to go and do as he commands. As you learn, accept and obey His directives you will discover they open you up to Himself and all His goodness and resources. You do not travel or perform alone but He is backing and blessing all so that you become very effective and fruitful so that you have every reason to glad at your progress in and through Him. “Trust and obey, for there’s no way; To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.” In the path of your obedience in going and doing there comes maximum development, delight and destiny. He who says to you ‘Go’ is the very One who will give you the ‘GO’ as you commit yourself to Him. Yours is to be a most productive life and service. You have got to believe it!
QUOTES TO NOTE – Desmund Tutu
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
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.