welcome to this christian website

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July 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 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

It is good for you to know that you are not forgotten by the One that matters and cares – the LORD. His loving, vigilant eye is ever upon you and He plans your present and eternal future and blessedness. It is for you to simply trust Him and His promises and follow through His precepts which are for the ordering and structuring of your behaviour which forms your valued character. Before the worlds were framed you were in His thoughts and now you are existent on this planet He has no intention of losing heart and interest in you. So be and live assured and be at peace knowing that all things are really working for your good because He only plans the best and the good. Have a very blessed day in true reliance on Him for he will not fail you.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Know therefore that Yahweh your God, he is God, the faithful God,
who keeps covenant and loving kindness with them who love him
and keep his commandments to a thousand generations” Deut 7:9

How long is a generation? Some say 40 years, others say 100 years. Whatever the number, multiply it by one thousand! Our God and Father promises to be faithful to His kids to a thousand generations! This promise encourages us to know that our God is faithful and that He will always keep his covenant of love and mercy…always!

Often the root of my struggles and anxieties are based on my difficulty to really believe this promise. Of course I know that God is faithful and that He is kind and merciful. But I believe that the understanding that I have of this promise has not fully possessed all my senses yet. If it did, I would never be anxious and I would never worry.

If you can identify with my own struggles, I want to encourage you. I believe that we are all on a journey of trust where God is convincing us more and more each day that He truly is trustworthy. I have heard this statement before, though I do not know its source… ‘The longest journey that a person can make is the 18″ journey from their head to their heart’.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
SPEED IS THE ESSENCE

“Prime Minister Harold Wilson gives a clue to his technique of government in his explanation of how the Labour Party is like an old stage-coach: ‘lf you rattle along at a great speed, everybody inside is either too exhilarated or too seasick to cause any trouble. But if you stop, everybody gets out and argues about where to go next’.” So writes his biographer, Leslie Smith.

And so with spiritual life. It is only as we “run the way of Thy commandments” (Psalm 119:32) that we can maintain spiritual progress. Anything less than hearty and complete involvement in God’s ways is dangerous. As the Nile Delta teaches us, it is as a river slows down that it deposits impeding mud, and divides the full-flow into many driblets.

It is so with corporate church life. When we lose our spiritual impetus there comes danger of schism, of false doctrine, or carnal intrusions. This was so in the early Church. This God-born society started off in a burst of energy that quickly spread the testimony through the civilised world, but the later apostles show the intrusion of false prophets and false teaching.

And so today. When the Church of God loses its momentum, it deposits debris that impedes its progress. We need a continuous surge of Spirit-led activities to enable us to flow fresh and free.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“It is defeat that turns bone to flint, and gristle to muscle, and makes men invincible, and forms those heroic natures that are now in ascendancy in the world. Do not then be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause” — Henry Ward Beecher

“When everybody is somebody, then nobody is anybody” – Anonymous

“Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people” – Fosdick

“Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people” -Lincoln

“Men will neither be governed by God or ruled by tyrants” — William Penn

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
THE CROWN OF LIFE – Thomas Addington

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life” – James 1:12

An athlete rises a little earlier than other people so he can condition and train. He puts himself on a strict diet for months, denying himself sweets and snacks. Finally, the day of the race comes and all the runners line up. The gun sounds and the athletes take off For what? They are competing for a medal, perhaps even for a crown.

Throughout history, the crown is a symbol of royalty, victory, and reward. In the New Testament, five crowns have special meaning. All five are worthy of our attention and desire. The imperishable crown is for the man or woman who runs the race of life and exercises self-control in all things (1 Corinthians 9:24-25).
The crown of joy is for those who have declared the gospel to non-believers (Philippians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20). The crown of righteousness is reserved for men and women who have lived for Christ’s return. They have stayed focused, kept the faith, and finished the course of life (2 Timothy 427-8).
The crown of life is for those who have persevered under the trials and pressures of life (James 1:12).
The crown of glory is dedicated to leaders who shepherd God’s flock willingly, sacrificially, and with integrity (1 Peter 5:1—4).

In a very real sense, every man or woman in the twenty-first-century market- place should see him- or herself as a competitor for the crown of life. After all, the concept of reward is both biblical and effective.

Do you have your eye on the crown? Striving for the crown of life can motivate any of us on any given day at work.

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