welcome – a christian website

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May 14th 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

Divine intimacy is what the Lord is seeking for in relation to you. Whilst you are very busy and involved in seemingly legitimate work and ministry, there is a real need for you to cultivate a closer communion with your Lord so that He may be able to convey matters of greater worth. Whilst you are actively engaged in good issues, there are those of more note that you must become aware of and committed to. The call is to come aside purposefully to seek His Face, know His Presence and Companionship. The consequences of such will become more rewarding and fulfilling. Your life and ministry will be lifted into a more glorious quality and others will be more deeply impacted by what they witness in and flowing through you. The choice is yours. The constraint of heaven is on you to respond and know your Lord in a greater way and experience a fuller flow of His grace and gifts.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers them out of them all” – Psalm 37: 19

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
GOD’S PLIMSOLL LINE
All sea-going vessels have a mark on their hull that fixes the point that should never be underwater. It is the “Plimsoll line” – a legalised bond of safety that ensures (and demands) that no merchant-ship should sail over- burdened, and so in danger of capsizing or otherwise destroyed in stormy weather.

God has His “Plimsoll – line” for His children. As David puts it: “For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust” (Ps 103:14). He knows how much we can take, and so “He will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able (to bear)” (1 Cor 10:13). Nay more, when the test comes He “also makes a way to escape”. With every trial there is an escape – hatch.

More than this, our God, knowing the pressures of life we often bow under, asks us to cast all our care (our anxieties and fears) upon Him, “for He careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Our Lord is truly concerned about us. He allows testings and trials, for moral strength is produced by resistance to evil, but He is “the God of all grace” whose strength makes us steadfast and unmoveable in all our afflictions, perfected thro’ suffering.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The best portion of a good man’s life-his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love” – Wordsworth

“The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment” – Gay

“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions; try to use ordinary situations” – Richter

A MINIATURE MESSAGE – Taken from the Psalms
The Marks Of A True Worshiper

OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS PSALM

1) To note the character of those whom God would have worship Him

2) To be reminded of basic principles of righteous conduct required by
God

SUMMARY

The heading attributes this psalm to David, and may have been written in anticipation of the ark’s restoration to Israel and establishment of public worship in Jerusalem (cf. 2Sa 6:1-19). It is didactic in nature, and is entitled by Leupold as “The Marks Of A True Worshiper.”

The psalm begins with two questions addressed to Jehovah (LORD), perhaps prompted by the incident involving Uzzah touching the ark when it was being transported improperly on the back of a cart (cf. 2 Sam 6:3-7; Num 4:5-15; 7:9). Since no one could actually take up residence in the tabernacle, the inquiry could be paraphrased “Whom will You accept when he comes to Your house, O Lord?” (1).

The answer provided begins with a general description of a true worshiper as one who walks uprightly and works righteousness. More specifically, the true worshiper is one who does not lie (cf. Eph 4:25), backbite with his tongue (cf. James 4:11), do evil to his neighbour, or take up a reproach against his friend (cf. Ps 101:5-8). He despises a vile person, but honours those who fear the Lord (cf. Ps 16:3; 119:63). His upright character is illustrated by his unwillingness to go back on his word even if he has sworn to his own detriment (e.g., Josh 9:18-20; Judg 11:35). He also will not loan money at interest (cf. Exo 22:25; Deut 23:19,20), or take bribes (cf. Exo 23:8) against the innocent (2-5a).

The psalm ends with a declaration that one who does these things shall never be moved. This is because he is privileged to draw near to God (cf. Ps 16:8), and is reminiscent of the blessed man of Psalms 1 who prospers in every thing he does (5b).

1/. THE QUESTION POSED (15:1)

a. Who may abide in the lord’s tabernacle? (1a)

b. Who may dwell in his holy hill? (1b)

2/. THE ANSWER PROVIDED (15:2-5)

A. IN GENERAL TERMS (2a)
1. He who walks uprightly
2. He who works righteousness

B. IN SPECIFIC TERMS (2b-5)
1. He who speaks truth in his heart
2. He who does not…
a. Backbite with his tongue
b. Do evil to his neighbour
c. Take up a reproach against his friend
3. In whose eyes…
a. A vile person is despised
b. One who fears the Lord is honored
4. He who swears to his own hurt and does not change
5. He who does not…
a. Put out his money at usury (interest)
b. Take a bribe against the innocent

c. He who does these things shall never be moved
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