welcome to this christian website

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July 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 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

You have been greatly blessed by the LORD in the past in order that you might share His goodness to others. You are not to be as the proverbial Dead Sea that has the just an inlet but no outlet. That is why it is thus named. Be sure that there are real, spiritual outlets in your day and life so that you are able to inspiringly communicate with others things that will do them good. Much exists of an up-to-date nature that you can use, a phone call, a letter or card and message through your pad or computer so that others are aware that they are in your thoughts and considerations. At the end of the day, reflect on those whom you have made contact with and then pray added blessing on them. From your home you can conduct a dynamic ministry. It does work, you know!!

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yahweh: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it;
and I will be their God, and they shall be my people” – Jer 31:33

In this promise, the Lord tells Israel that a day is coming where He will place His very law in their inward parts and write it on their hearts. No longer will they struggle to walk in God’s plan and purpose for them because His plan and purpose will be inside of them.

When Jesus died and was buried and rose from the dead, He brought in a completely new covenant where He exchanged our life for His life. Everything that Jesus had, became ours. The law of our God has now been written on our hearts because our old life has died and our new life is hid with Christ in God.

Because of Jesus, His God has become our God, and we have become His people. What a glorious promise and the fulfilment of the new covenant that God spoke of in Jeremiah’s day. We are not separate from God and His ways. He lives in us and through us by the power of His Holy Spirit. We can rest in this amazing truth. He has written His law on our hearts!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
“OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES”

Psalm 8:2
The Bible makes it clear that children and young People can enjoy deep experiences of God. We may not go all the way with Wordsworth, who spoke of new-born babes as “Trailing clouds of glory”, but Jesus certainly recognised the praises of “children crying in the Temple” as echoes of worship (Matt 21 :16).

Such a deep moment of a young teen-ager is described thus:

“l praise Thee because I know that thou art in me, and l am in Thee. l was by myself in the school playground at the back of the house last night, looking at the stars, and l don’t know why, but suddenly all the walls of everything seemed to be taken away: the walls of my body were not there; the walls of the distances which separate me from other things were not there. Everywhere was Here, and Here was Everywhere. There was no time, there was no distance, there were no walls, but just Thou and Me, and we were One together in eternity”.

Powerful stuff! But how easily we abandon the simplicities of soul-life, overwhelmed by the de-spiritualising sophistication of civilised behaviour.
When Jesus spoke of receiving the Kingdom of God ‘as a little child” (Mark 10:15) He intimated the sublime simplicities of an unspoilt infant, whose trust is so appealing that nothing binds its richness. To such “babes” are God’: secrets revealed that are hidden from the self-sufficient know-alls. May we ever retain our simple faith.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The Devil’s best ruse is to persuade us that he does not exist” – Baudelaire

“Where God hath a temple, the Devil will have a chapel” – Burton

“The devil has power to suggest evil, but he was not given the power to compel you against your will” – Cyril

“The devil has at least one good quality that he will flee if we resist him -Though cowardly in him, it is safety for us” – Edwards

“I often laugh at Satan, and there is nothing that makes him so angry as when I attack him to his face, and tell him that through God I am more than a match for him” – Spurgeon

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
D0N’T TAKE THE BAIT – Thomas Addington

“Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. James 1:14

Mark Antony was known as the silver-throated orator of Rome. He was a brilliant statesman who was magnificent in battle, courageous, and strong. He was handsome and endowed with many good qualities, but he had one fatal flaw-—moral weakness. On one occasion his mentor shouted in his face, “Oh Marcus, oh colossal child, able to conquer the whole world but unable to resist a single temptation!” Temptation is an appetite that lurks deep in the heart of every person.

Today’s workplace is full of temptations—the temptation to have an affair, to be rich, to wield power, or to acquire fame. There is even the temptation to strive for perfection, to shade the truth, or to cut corners.

Temptation can perhaps be best illustrated through the actions of a fisherman. He baits the hook and drops the line in place, hoping to lure an unsuspecting fish with the promise of fulfilled desire.

In James 1:14, James uses two terms that relate to the activity of a fisherman— “dragged away” and “enticed.” Later in the New Testament, both terms are used to describe the wiles of a harlot (2 Peter 2:14, 18). You no doubt get the picture: The fish is enticed by a juicy worm dangling on a hook. Hunger and craving prompt the fish to take the bait, unaware of the fatal consequences. He was deceived, of course, and now he’s caught. What he wanted for pleasure gave him nothing but pain.

Whenever we are confronted with an alluring temptation, we are free to choose whether to surrender to it. But we are not free to choose the consequences of the choice we make. Those were long ago determined by the eternal purposes of God.

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