welcome to this christain website

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June 12th – 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 will be available. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Not only are you called by the LORD to face some very blessed and choice days and experiences, there are times when things can be exceedingly tough. When such occurs there must be a spiritual mind and heart set ready to confront and prove the strength and sufficiency of the LORD. Those who have known the exceeding goodness and blessing of God in large degree have not been sheltered from difficult and trying situations that have made immense demands, but because they knew and trusted, they came through better than ever to enjoy much more than ever. The testing periods become a means of enlargement, the increase of the borders so that much more can be communicated by the LORD. So if you are in a season of trial, be encouraged, there are choice days ahead which will more than make up for the tough experiences.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free,
and don’t be entangled again with a yoke of bondage” – Galatians 5: 1

This promise exhorts us to stand firm in the freedom in which Christ has set us free! This is not an option, it is a command. Another version of the Bible says that it is for the very sake of freedom that Christ has set us free. God loves it when we agree with Him and choose to live a life free of bondage and condemnation.

In all of the letters in the New Testament, the saints are always referred to as being new creations in Christ. There is no reason why we should retreat back into the yoke of bondage that we used to live in. Christ has set us free! So enjoy your freedom! Tell others how they can get free too!

Religion will try to keep us in bondage but Jesus came to set us free. In John 8:36, Jesus says that we shall know the truth and that truth will set us free. Anything that keeps us in captivity is not from God. God loves freedom.

When I think of this promise, I am thankful for the freedom that Christ bought for us and it is my prayer that we would not get entangled with the things that used to keep us in bondage. We were all created to live a free life, so enjoy your freedom!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
MEN AND MOUNTAINS

Have you ever read William Blake’s lines:

Great things are done when men and mountains meet which are not done by jostling in the street.”

How impressive a concept, and, in their way, how inspiring! But how do we react to the “mountains” that often tower menacingly above us in our Christian life- Do weJames says that testings are benefits. ‘When all kinds of trials and temptations crowd into your lives, my brothers, don’t resent them as intruders, but welcome them as friends.” (James 1:2, J B Phillips).

The big things we face are not looming terrors, they are calls to endeavour. Planned by God, they test our stamina and challenge our stability. To climb them is to gain a higher experience and a wider vision. To exploit them is to become stronger in God. Do not whinge about them,mwelcome them. They are meant for our development.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“This was posted on a Bronx, New York, church bulletin board: “Do come in-Trespassers will be forgiven” – Anonymous

“There is in this world nothing sacred but man, no sanctuary of God but the soul” – Anonymous

“The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones” – Beecher

“Unless there are people who are responding to the love of God as revealed in Christ and so are worshipping Him, the Church is not very important” -Blake

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
GOD IS IN CHARGE Thomas Addington

Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked? When times are good, he happy; hut when times are had, consider: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future. Ecclesiastes 7:13-14

Due of Solomon’s constant themes in Ecclesiastes is that much of life is beyond our control. God has the steering wheel even when we think we do. When we forget the truth of God’s control, we take credit for what works and we blame ourselves for what does not. But in either case, we are wrong. God has engineered a path of life for us designed to bring us closer to Him. We don’t get healthy by only eating ice cream. Neither do we grow and mature only by experiencing times that are positive, good, full, fruitful, and full of plenty.

A healthy diet includes peas, broccoli, and sometimes even very bitter medicine. When you look at the sweep of biblical characters from Genesis to Revelation, it is nearly impossible to find a righteous man who does not experience significant trouble. Businesses go through cycles of plenty, and they go through cycles of poor financial returns. Sometimes our personal net worth is high, and sometimes our stock port-folios hit the rocks.

We can’t change what God has engineered, nor can we predict what God will do. As Solomon says, “[A] man cannot discover anything about his future” (Ecclesiastes 7:14).

Our anchor is not in our ability to control, but rather in our trust of a God who is sovereign. In other words, our trust must not be in ourselves, it must be in Him. We need to buckle up and get ready for the ride.

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