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June 4th 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

It is essential for you to cultivate and maintain the upward look if you are to make real progress in your Christian life and service. The summons of Hebrews 12: 2 is:- “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith”. He is to be in full view as you commence, continue and complete your course of life below. He waits to fill you with the inspiration of His Presence, the directives and dynamic of His precepts and promises, the assurances of His generous providences, the knowledge that all is to end well etc. You will be encouraged by the fact that He won through though the odds were stacked against Him. He never lost the vision of Who He was and what He had to achieve. So He will impart the same to you as you fix and maintain your steadfast gaze on Him. As you keep on looking you will be refreshed and renewed in every way, every day.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

”Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep. Yahweh, you preserve man and animal” – Psalm 36:6

I believe that all creation is constantly speaking about our Father’s kindness. In today’s promise, King David declares that the righteousness of our God towers like the majestic mountains of the earth and His justice goes as deep as the deepest part of the sea.

In Psalm 103:11-12 David continues this comparison when He declares… 11”For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12as far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us” – ESV

If we look for it, every aspect of nature will help us comprehend the greatness of our God. The mountains speak of His righteousness; the seas speak of His justice. The birds and the flowers speak of His daily provision. Thunder and lightning speak of His majesty. May each one of us hear God speaking in all that surrounds us in this great world that we live in.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
EVERY DAY IS A BONUS

On visiting an old member of my congregation, I found her in tears. I asked her what was the matter. She replied, “I’m 70 years old today. I’ve reached the allotted span. This is the end.” l reassured her, reading to her that relevant passage in Psalm 90:10, and pointed out that “threescore years and ten” was indeed “the days of our years”, but told her of God’s added bonus – “they may be fourscore years.” She was pacified.

But is not every day a divine bonus, a gift from God? Old Jacob must have felt so when he spoke to Pharaoh of his age as “the days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years” (Gen 47:9). They were often tough (“evil”) and hurtful, but he pressed on his pilgrim way ‘a day at a time”, and now this nomadic shepherd is blessing the mightiest monarch of the day: a pinnacle of achievement.
Each day a bonus? Yes, a gift of grace. As Jeremiah put it, “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness” (Lam 3:21, 22). Thank God for the refreshing dew of His presence that makes each passing day a revelation of His unfailing love.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“If Christ is not divine, every impulse of the Christian world falls to a lower octave, and light and love and hope decline” – Beecher

“A man who can read the New Testament and not see that Christ claims to be more than a man, can look all over the sky at high noon on a cloudless day and not see the sun.” – Biederwolf

“Feed on Christ, and then go and live your life, and it is Christ in you that lives your life, that helps the poor, that tells the truth, that fights the battle, and that wins the crown” — Phillips Brooks

“Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity and the exaltation of humanity” – Phillip Brooks

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
LOVING MONEY, WANTING MORE
Thomas Addington

“Whoever loves money never has money enough” – Ecclesiastes 5:10

We understand that wealth can be problematic—-at least we know that to be true in theory. But it is very difficult to comprehend the downside to having money. Wealth puts on a great front. It encourages the new, delivers the big, allows for the comfortable, and arranges for the convenient.

Line ten people up and pose the following questions: Would you prefer to fly first-class or coach? Could you use extra cash to upgrade the furniture at your house or office? Do you wish you had more money to invest in your retirement account? It takes little intuition to predict what the probable answers would be. Wealth sets us apart from anyone with less and bestows on us a sense of respect, status, and power. It gives us options and flexibility.

But Solomon pokes his head behind the money curtain to look around back- stage, and just as with any performance backdrop, things look a little rough. He contends that the more we love money, the more we want money. It serves up an appetite that grows but never goes away. It never feels like enough. The treadmill won’t stop.

Solomon ought to know. He was by far the wealthiest man alive, ruling over a kingdom in which silver was worth nothing because gold was so plentiful. In that very plentiful context, Solomon says, “Don’t love money.”

Money itself is not the problem. Neither is having money. Loving money, however, is the kind of appetite that, if indulged in, can end up eating us alive instead of providing us with satisfaction.

Solomon gives the strong impression that it is very difficult to have a lot of money and not end up loving it. Is that true with you?

love bleeding

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