welcome to this christian website

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July 7th – 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 something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

Make certain that you are living according to the LORD’S plan and purpose for life. Nothing less is good enough and will not yield the best that makes life fulfilling, satisfying and God-glorifying. It does mean that you will have to make Him and His Word your daily quest, but as you do so and follow through His revelation, you will experience and enter that which will make a better person of you and cause you to make impact upon the people around and the days in which you live. Through being dynamically associated with Him, He will communicate such inspiration, knowledge and faith that will take the limits off and cause you to abound in worthwhile adventure and success. You can never finish up a failure or frustrated as long as you commit yourself to pleasing Him.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

”and he said, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have put on the Egyptians; for I am Yahweh who heals you”- Ex 15:26

This promise takes place at the waters of Marah, where the Israelites came looking to find fresh water to quench their thirst. Instead of finding a place to drink, they found bitter water which caused them to rise up and complain against Moses. In response to Moses’ prayer, the Lord showed him a tree to throw into the water. As soon as the tree went into the water, the water became sweet and drinkable.

It is right after this encounter that God makes today’s promise to the Israelites. He tells them that if they will only listen to Him and obey His direction, that they will not suffer the diseases that the Egyptians suffered. Our Heavenly Father goes on to declare a promise that is as relevant today as it was back then… “For I am the LORD that healeth thee”. (KJV)

Whatever your affliction, whatever your sickness, God can take the bitterness of your experience and make the bitter waters sweet by one single tree, which I believe represents the cross of Christ. The Bible says that Jesus was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities and by His stripes we are healed. This is a promise that we can count on…for our God is a God that heals us!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
ABIDING SPIRIT

Jesus promised His disciples “another Comforter . . . even the Spirit of Truth”, and said that He would “abide with you for ever”. As the Author of the New Dispensation, our Lord Himself enjoyed the experience of “the Spirit descending and remaining on Him” (John 1:33).

This was to be the mark of the dispensation about to be established. In Old Testament times the Holy Spirit came upon selected servants of God for certain tasks within a limited period, but now God’s people are to enjoy the abiding Spirit as long as the time should last.

And what a blessing His coming was (and still is) to the Church of Jesus Christ!

The abiding Spirit is an animating presence. At His coming on the day of Pentecost, the waiting group of 120 were filled with new energy: wind, represented driving force, fire spoke of dynamic fervour.

The abiding Spirit was an activating power, driving the early disciples “into all the world”. This expulsive energy made the disciples missionaries.

The abiding Spirit proved to be an arresting personality. holy temperament breathed into their lives, coloured prayers, directed their preaching, gave miraculous to all their witnessing for Jesus. He still does.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Death is the opening of a more subtle life. In the flower, it sets free the perfume; in the chrysalis, the butterfly; in man the soul.” – Adam

“Some die without having really lived, while others continue to live, in spite of the fact that they have died” – Anonymous

“Death and Love are two wings, which bear men from earth to Heaven”
– Anonymous

“The end of birth is death; the end of death is birth” – Arnold

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
MATURITY—G0D’S ULTIMATE GOAL – Thomas Addington

“Perseverance must finish its work so t/aatyou may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” – James 1:4

God always has a purpose and agenda. He makes that clear in Jeremiah 29:11: ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”’ But what specific plans does God have for us? Although He has a customized agenda for each individual, part of the plan is the same For all of us. That item on the agenda is captured in the word maturity.

James describes the concept of maturity in two distinct words and a final phrase. The first word is teleios. This is one of James’s favourite words. Teleios means that everything has an intended purpose; when that purpose is fulfilled, teleios is achieved. Throughout the New Testament, teleios is often translated “mature.” Maturity includes discovering and fulfilling our intended mission in life. That can include our work, but it is bigger than that.

The second word is holos, which means “whole” or “complete.” James says the finished work of maturity is completeness or wholeness. Jesus expressed this thought when He said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

James adds one more phrase at the end of the verse—-“not lacking anything.” That literally means, “nothing has been left behind.” No area of development has been overlooked or neglected. This is ‘exactly the idea in Luke 2:52: “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.” Jesus matured mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. .

God has a purpose and an agenda for every one of His children. Part of it is a mystery that each individual must investigate. But another part is crystal-clear, set down by James in his New Testament letter to the followers of Jesus. Maturity, he writes, is God’s ultimate goal for each of us.

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