welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

June 1st – 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

Note the importance and relevance of today. It has never been before and will never come back again. This being so, you must be at your best in God to deal with it profitably, doing as much good as you can in His Name and serving in faith and with a good attitude. The opportunity is before you to give yourself to blessing others in little and big things and so make a major contribution to the benefit of the hours given. There may be rewarding experiences in the performing. It is what you do in grace, love and the anointing of the Holy Spirit that will have repercussions in the future that will be positive gain to you. Do not let today be a drag on your life but see how you can usefully employ your time and talents to advantage of others and see the immediate or ultimate effects.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

Philippians 1:6 (WEB)
“Being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you
will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ”.

Before the foundation of the world, God set a plan in motion. He saw you and He saw me and He made provision through His Son, Jesus Christ for us to be born into His family. (Ephesians 1:3-6) It was because of His great love for us that He devised a plan for us to be able to do the good works that He prepared for us to do even before the world was created. (Ephesians 2:10)

It has always been His work, not ours. It is God’s heart, God’s vision, and God’s power that will bring about all that He has planned and purposed in our lives. That is why the Apostle Paul encourages the Philippians in today’s promise to be confident in knowing that the One who began a good work in them would perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

The NIV Bible says that God… will carry it on to completion, the NLT Bible says that God …will continue his work until it is finally finished. Whatever translation you prefer, be encouraged in knowing that God has committed His whole heart to you finishing your race. He started the good work in you and He will finish it on the day that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ returns to bring us home.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
WHAT IS WORLDLINESS?

John describes it as anti-Christian (1 John 2:15-17) a lethal mixture of materialism, egotism, ambition and lust – all mingled together in a moral death-potion. James describes it as an enemy of godliness (James 4:4). We cannot be “other-worldly” and “this-worldly” at the same time. We have to live “in” the world, but we need not be “of” it (John 17:14-16).

But how may I define “worldliness”? A W Tozer gives us a guide. He writes: ‘Whatever promotes self, cheapens life, starves the soul, hopes without Bible grounds for hope, adopts current moral standards, follows the way of the majority, indulges in the pleasures of the flesh to make bearable the secret thoughts of death and judgement – that is the world.”
Thoreau speaks of those who “march to the sound of another drum” – the Christian often seems out of step with the world around him, and is talked of as eccentric. But it is the beat of God’s drum to which he conforms his step. And all who serve God are in the same marching order: their “left, right, left” is in rhythmic harmony.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it” – Shaw

“Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly” -Sheldon

“A happy man or woman is a radiant focus of good will, and their entrance into a room is as though another candle had been lighted” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“If good people would but make their goodness agreeable, and smile instead of frowning in their virtue, how many would they win to the good cause” -Ussher

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
T.Addington
PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT

“When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it” –Ecclesiastes 5: 4.

It is one thing to thank God, to ask Him for something, or to praise Him for His love. Even in those times we should proceed with caution—with fewer words than with many words. But it is quite different to make a promise or a vow to God. Solomon has advice about this that can’t be misunderstood: “When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. . . . It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfil it” (Ecclesiastes 5:4—5).

Making promises to God is a good way to increase your spiritual maturity. When you tell God you will do something, you are forcing yourself to focus on the issue about which you have promised. You are throwing yourself at the mercy of the Holy Spirit to help you change something in your life that is so difficult to get a handle on that the only way to address it is in the form of a promise or a vow.
When you make a vow, however, it is best to make one that you know you can fulfil, which often means that it needs to be a short-term promise, not a long-term or even a lifelong promise. You don’t want to make a vow, only to find yourself unable to complete it, or worse, forgetting that you made the promise. Even with the best intentions, Solomon says long-range vows that might not be fulfilled are best avoided entirely.

If you make a promise but end up not fulfilling it, you run the risk of making God angry: “Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. . . . Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the Work of your hands?” (Ecclesiastes 5:6). Essentially, Solomon says it would be better to have never made the vow in the first place if it isn’t going to be fulfilled.

A moment of reflection is in order. What have you promised that you have been unable to fulfil? Ask God’s forgiveness about these issues. Then ask yourself,
What promises do I need to make to God?

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