welcome to this christian website

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June 11th – 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

The directive of God’s Word today is – “Serve the LORD with gladness.” You are to make a difference by showing and shedding the light and life of God’s grace and blessing through your countenance, lips and the way you perform. In a world that has been deeply infected by sin and misery you are called to be one of the LORD’S beacons of light. Through this beautiful manifestation, like the sun, you will have the pleasure of lighting other people’s lives and cause them to be aware of God in a dynamic sense and setting. You have every reason to be glad in and with Him because he has wrought so much for you and what lies ahead in terms of blessing is incredible. So today, come out of your hiding place behind the clouds, and shine for the LORD and serve with inspiration and dedication and so make a glorious contribution to all you meet.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” – Psalm 103:12

How far is the east from the west? Since these two anchors point in polar opposite directions for all eternity, I would say that there is no greater way to express the farthest distance than east from west. I love how God has used this analogy to illustrate the promise of what He has done with our sin. He has removed every speck of our sin from us as far as the east is from the west! They could not have been removed any further than that!

Many of us struggle with the continual, ever present awareness of our sinful condition. Somehow we think that our sin consciousness is actually pleasing to God. That somehow we will stay in a posture of humility by remembering how wretched we are.

I believe that the very opposite is true! We are justified by our faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ and we know by Hebrews 11:6 that it is our faith that pleases God. So next time the enemy of your soul wants to remind you of all your past failures, declare this promise aloud… God has removed all my sins from me as far as the east is from the west!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
A FIGHTING SPIRIT

At the end of his days Paul could write: “l have fought a good fight” (2 Tim 4:7); and so he had! He departed leaving a string of churches in the Middle East and Europe, a catalogue of epistles that still form the essence of New Testament theology, and an example of the fighting spirit that advances the cause of Christ.

In his last public address at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 9 May, 1912, the intrepid William Booth, founder and first general of the Salvation Army, concluded in the following words: “While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight; while little children go hungry, as they do now, I’ll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor girl lost upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight – I’ll fight to the very end.”

Such words make, me feel ashamed that I have done so little for the souls of men, for the service of God. The Lord help us to “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Tim 6:12) and vanquish sore.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“A child of God should be a visible beatitude for joy and happiness, and a living doxology for gratitude and adoration” – Spurgeon

“There are many in the Church as well as out of it who need to learn that Christianity is neither a creed nor a ceremonial, but a life vitally connected with a loving Christ” – Strong

“Whatever makes men good Christians makes them good citizens” -Webster

“Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor” – Spurgeon

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
THE PRESENT-TENSE NATURE OF LIFE – Thomas Addingtgon

‘Do not say “Why were the old days better than these? ” For it is not wise to ask such questions’ – Ecclesiastes 7:10
hatever happened to the good old days? We may have uttered this timeless question ourselves, and we certainly have heard old timers ask it with a certain sense of nostalgia. But Solomon says such questions best remain unasked.

A past—tense view of life is not positive. The “good old days” only look good from a distance. It is easy to forget that stress, tension, and hard times also were present then, just as they are now. Living in the past, or with an eye directed backward, leaves less than enough energy and focus on the present and moving into the future.
The gospel is present-tense truth, not past-tense nostalgia. \X/hen we listen to the words of Jesus or read the letters of Paul, it’s hard to miss the fact that the good news of Christ always centres on the present in a person’s life, not on the past. Jesus tells us to take up our cross daily, today, right now (Luke 9:23). His focus is not on what we did two years ago or three weeks ago. His concern is what we are doing right now. Paul evidences the same present-tense approach to his own spiritual life. He makes it clear in Philippians that he is not looking back, but instead pressing ahead to become the person God wanted him to be (Philippians 3:12-14).

We gain very little by focusing on the past and allowing it to drag us down because it wasn’t fair or to slow us down because the present just simply can’t live up to what once was. The past is gone; the present is all we have.
So what good is the past? Why should we remember it at all? Throughout the Old Testament, the people of Israel were asked to remember what God did in the past. Through that lens, the past was good—-not for preventing them from living in the present—but for helping them to remember how God delivered them time and time again.

By remembering what God did in our past, we can be encouraged about what He is doing now and what He will do in the future. That kind of remembering is always beneficial.

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