welcome to this christian website

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June 13th – 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

In order for you to be able to successfully contend and win there are essential qualities that must become yours in and through the LORD. You need to know the input of His daily grace and favour that is seen in the possession of His graces, such as His love, wisdom, truth, assurance, strength etc. These factors and forces given to and nurtured in you by the LORD will make you more than able to face anyone and everything and succeed. He is ever with to make sure that as you draw near and upon Him there will be a free and full supply of these virtues that will be more than adequate. There is no way that He will fail as you adopt the practice of looking alone and always to Him. Do not live independent but dependent on the One who will perform great things in and through you.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Now he who establishes us with you in Christ, and anointed us, is God; 22 who also sealed us, and gave us the down payment of the Spirit in our hearts” – 2 Cor 1: 21-22

It is amazing to think that God gave us His own Holy Spirit to anoint us and to seal us with His very presence. The gift of His very own heart is but a down payment of what is yet to come! In 1 Corinthians 13, Pauls says that we only see in part, but one day we will see Him face to face. The proof of our citizenship in heaven is that God has placed His own Spirit in the very core of our being now.

The NIV Bible says that He set His “seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” What an amazing promise. We belong to God! There is so much we have to look forward to throughout all eternity because of His desire to make us His own!

When I think of this promise, my prayer is that we will all become more and more sensitive to His loving presence that already lives inside of us. May we all rejoice in the knowledge that Almighty God has given us His own Spirit as a down payment for what is yet to come!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
A BALANCED LIFE

The Christian virtue of “TEMPERANCE”, wrought in us by the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:23) is really the balance-wheel of spiritual life, that self-control that releases what is good and restrains what is evil.

William Penn, the emigrant Quaker, founder of Pennsylvania, put it delightfully well thus:

“Be reserved, but not sour; grave, but not formal; bold, but rash; humble, but not servile; patient, but not insensible; constant, but not obstinate; cheerful, but not light; sweet, rather than familiar and intimate with very few.”

But such balance needs help in its progressive production. In mechanics we meet with “a parallelogram of forces”, where energies are balanced to form a state of equal power. So a Christian life may be reinforced and regulated by the parallel forces of doctrine and devotion, submission and service, enterprise and endeavour. Or, to put it in the words of Oswald Chambers: “My utmost for His highest!”

“The Christian church is a society of sinners. It is the only society in the world, membership in which is based upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership” – Morrison

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The great sin of the church is to be so interested in serving those within it that it cannot serve the needs of those without” – Rasmussen

“We don’t go to church; we are the church” – Southcott

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
RIGHTEOUSNESS OR SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS Thomas Addington

“In this meaningless life of mine I have seen hath of these: a righteous man perishing in his righteousness, and a wicked man living long in his wickedness. Do not he over-righteous, neither he over-wise——why destroy yourself? Do not he over-wicked, and do not be a fool—-why die before your time? It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God will avoid all [extremes]” – Ecclesiastes 7:15-18

If it is true that we need to be careful about drawing quick conclusions about what we observe in outward circumstances, it also is true that we should not always believe what we think we see in someone’s inner character.
Outward appearances are deceiving. Some people seem rich when they’re actually deeply mired in debt. Some people look very successful when they’re actually on the verge of bankruptcy. And it goes both ways. The fellow who drives a battered pickup truck may in fact own a retail empire. lt’s easy to be fooled by outward circumstances.

In much the same way, we can be fooled by what we think about a person’s inner character. When Solomon writes “do not . . . be over-wise” (Ecclesiastes 7:16), he uses the reflexive form of the Hebrew verb “to be wise,” which means, “Don’t think yourself too wise.” In other words, “Don’t be self-wise and self-righteous.” What looks like righteousness sometimes really is self-righteousness. What looks like wisdom is often self-wisdom. When we are righteous and wise in our own eyes, we destroy ourselves.

For some, personal wisdom and righteousness end up being false advertising. They look really good on the surface, but when you scratch below the surface, what you uncover is not very pretty. It turns out they just think they’re wise and righteous. Their egos have convinced them this is the case, but it really isn’t so.
Solomon writes this for two reasons. First, he wants to make sure that we are not self-righteous or self-wise. Second, he wants to make sure that we don’t follow the advice of someone who is self—righteous or self-wise. That kind of advice could well direct us right over the edge of a cliff.

A personal inventory is in order. Are you wise in your own eyes? And do you take advice from people who are wise in their own eyes?

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