welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

June 8th – 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

See to it that you have a daily, spiritual watch-tower to which you ever resort, to seek to know and hear from the LORD. It is to be your safeguard and the means by which you will maintain constancy with Him that will prove to be most enriching and rewarding. He is always around and you can make immediate contact with Him and discover that He has vital interest in every detail of your life and goings. You may withdraw from Him but the same cannot be said of Him. This day will be the more meaningful and fulfilling as you engage with Him because He has much progressively to make known and to see fully wrought out in and through you, today. He is always on the watch because He neither slumbers nor sleeps. So keep vigilant at your watch-tower for it is there you will meet and hear Him.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

”For Yahweh will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake,
because it has pleased Yahweh to make you a people to himself” – 1 Sam 12: 22

Many people live with an abiding fear that they may be abandoned at any moment. Some of us feel like this because people have let us down in the past while others just don’t live with a deep sense of belonging to anything or anyone.
I love this promise because the LORD is settling the issue once and for all by declaring that He has purposed in His heart to not abandon us because of His own great name’s sake. Isn’t it good news to think that it doesn’t depend on you and your good works… but on Him? This Bible verse says that God is actually very pleased to make you part of His family and for that reason, and that reason alone, He has promised to always stay close by.

When I read this promise and think that I belong to God it blows my mind. Why does He want me? Why am I so valued to Him? The reality is that it is about His great heart for me and not my ability to earn or deserve His affection. The more that I can believe that it is about God’s love for me and not my love for Him, the more that I will begin to walk in the tangible reality of living in His love every day of my life.

I do not always live in the knowlege of His love for me because there is still a little orphan in my soul that sometimes strays away from the truth that I belong to God. Maybe you struggle with the same things. If so, my prayer for all of us is that we would know that our Heavenly Father was pleased to make us a part of His family…forever!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
REAPING!
One of the surest things in nature and in grace is that if we sow we shall reap. In both spheres three principles apply.

First, we reap if we sow – as Paul said, “In due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Gal 6:7-9). This is an encouragement to those who sow good, but a threat to those who sow evil. Reward or retribution will come – it is a cosmic law.

Secondly, we reap what we sow. To do the will of God is to sow righteousness and reap happiness. To practise evil is to sow present gratification and reap future woe. When a friend visited financial swindler Horatio Bottomley in prison, he found him sewing mail bags.

‘Ah, Bottomley,” he said, “Sewing?”

‘No, reaping,” replied the once powerful journalist.

Thirdly, we reap more than we sow. Who can measure the harvest of a noble or kindly deed!
An obstinate, ragged boy was graciously treated by hi Sunday School teacher. In spite of his bad behaviour, she persisted to give him clothes as well as the Gospel. She conquered her discouragement and eventually won him over. Who was he? But to sow the wind of dissolute living is to reap the whirlwind of shame and remorse. So keep up the good sowing – the harvest will come.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere” – Beecher

“The egg’s no chick by falling from the hen, Nor man a Christian till he’s born again” – Bunyan

“A Christian in this world is like gold in the ore; at death, the pure gold is smelted out and separated and the dross cast away and consumed” – Flavel

“The Scriptures give four names to Christians-saints, for their holiness; believers,

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU CRAVE Thomas Addington

“All mans efforts are for his mouth, yet his appetite is never satisfied. What advantage has a wise man over a fool? What does a poor man gain by knowing how to conduct himself before others? Better what the eye sees than the roving of the appetite. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind” – Ecclesiastes 6:7-9

Appetites can save us and kill us. When our stomachs signal hunger, we eat. Then, when the hunger goes away, we stop eating. Health is the result. But other kinds of appetites have less healthy results.

There is much in life to envy and desire. It is inevitable that we will see things that aren’t ours and that We can’t have: a job, a house, a car, a travel opportunity, a position of power, or a person. Those things parade before us on an everyday basis, and it is very normal for us, every once in a while, to say, “I really wish I But there is a dangerous progression that we should avoid at all costs: from eye to appetite. As Solomon says, “[b]etter what the eye sees than the roving of the appetite” (Ecclesiastes 6:9).

When presented with an opportunity to envy, we can look the other way, or we can dwell on it. The problem with an appetite—which we develop by dwelling on what we see—is that it continues to grow even after the object is out of our line of sight.

Appetites are not quenched by meditating on them. Hunger does not go away until we eat food. Appetites are a call to action. They are satisfied only by moving toward the object of desire. We want what we crave.
But even if we get we want, our appetites are not satisfied. We want more. The cycle goes on—-and Solomon calls that meaningless.

The solution is obvious. When we see something that we can’t have or should not observe, we need to call a quick time-out. We can’t let what we have just seen turn into a full-fledged desire that takes over our behaviour.

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