welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

July 17th – 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

Live and abide in a state of contentment for that is great wealth and yields untold blessings and benefits. In such a condition you will discover the enrichment of the Trinity, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They will be free to minister and manifest heavenly favours that will wholly grace your life and service in an extraordinary daily. There is no need to get wound or worked up about anyone or anything because you are safeguarded and provided for in the greatest way possible. Being contented causes you to be in a place of peace and peace is a powerful status. You can govern life in a profitable manner as peace prevails and contentment prevails. So rest in your LORD today and allow no-one and nothing to disturb your contentment.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

”There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love” – 1 John 4: 18

According to the Strong’s Concordance, the Greek word for ‘perfect’ is complete. Imagine a love that is complete in every way. The love of a father, the love of a mother, the love of a friend, the love of a brother, the love of a spouse, etc. Whatever love we need, the true source is found in the completeness of God’s love.

In this passage, the word for love used here is the Greek word ‘agape’, which often describes the love that comes from God. In 1 John 4:16, God Himself is described as the complete expression of love and then two verses later the Apostle John says that God’s perfect love will violently throw out all fear from our hearts.

The root of worry is fear. The root of insecurity is fear. Fear of man, fear of the future, fear of the present, fear of lack, etc. There are many things in this world that cause us to be afraid but God continually is telling His kids “Do not fear!”

Fear cannot co-habit with love. When love comes, fear is banished forever! God is love. Whoever lives in love, lives in God! Today, allow the perfect, complete love that flows from the heart of Almighty God to fill your heart to overflowing and fear will have no option but to flee in response.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
THE KISS IN THE WINDOW

Rita Snowden tells of young Stevie, too young to write letters himself, yet written to by his grandma, who always ended with a cross, which he was told was a kiss for him. With his mother he attended St Andrews Presbyterian Church, whose stained-glass window contained the symbol of their patron-saint, a St Andrew’s cross, to him, the form of a kiss, shaped in an ‘X’. When asked, “which church do you go to?” He answered, “The church with the kiss in the window”.

What a parable! To us a kiss is a token of love. Every church should have “a kiss in the window” metaphorically. At the door it should be seen in the hearty welcome, in the pew it should be clear in the sincere fellowship, in the pulpit it should show itself in courage-building and comfort-laden preaching. ‘

The father’s kiss of the prodigal son was the kiss of pardon, a reflection of the love which receives the penitent sinner (Luke 15:20); the symbol of Christian fellowship is the kiss of charity (1 Peter 5:14) – does our “British hand-shake” fulfil all that this implies? The acknowledgement of the Lordship of Jesus is seen in the kiss of submission (Ps 2:12). “Kiss the Son” which all who love the Saviour gladly do.

To define a kiss is not easy: “to smack with the pursed lips” shows how vain are words to describe this act. A kiss can only be fully appreciated in action, even as the forgiveness of God can only be known by personal experience.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Doubters invert the metaphor and insist that they need faith as big as a mountain in order to move a mustard seed” – Anonymous

“Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement” – Culyer

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things” – Descartes

“The sun, with all those planets moving round it, can ripen the smallest bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else to do. Why then should I doubt His power?” – Galileo

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
EMPTY RELIGION – Thomas Addington

“He deceives himself and his religion is worthless.”£ – James1:26

Each of us has a religion-—a system of belief; that pulls together our view of God, our understanding of ourselves, and our approach to living. A friend says that his religion is bass fishing. That sounds a bit strange, but anything is possible.
The question is not whether you have a religion, but, rather, what is that religion really made of? What is your view of God and where did you get it? Is it autobiographical? Is God simply a magnified image of yourself or someone you know? Is your understanding of God a compilation of movies, sermons, novels, and bedtime stories? Your view of God, your understanding and acceptance of yourself, and your approach to living are three threads that weave into the fabric of your religion.

Your religion will show up in the way you spend your time. It will evidence itself in the kind of decisions that you make at work, in the way you view and treat other people, in the way you handle money, in the way you treat people who wrong you, and in the way you maintain self-control. If your religion is based on truth, it will be revealed in the way you look for the best in others, the way you deal with authority figures, and the way you deliver excellence every day on the job, and the way you refrain from griping and complaining.

What is the core of your religion? Is it, as James puts it, “worthless”? Another translation of this word is “empty.” Think of a nut, perhaps a pecan that, when. It is cracked open, has nothing inside. The pecan was only an empty shell. It’s the same way with a person whose religion is empty. All the external trappings are there, but there is no substance to his or her relationship with God. Strive to build and display a religion that is substantive and authentic.

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