welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson
July 22nd – 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

Not only must you be always at your best in character with the qualities of Christ being daily manifest in you, but there must also be the devotion to doing your best every day so that you contribute greatly to the well-being of the world in which you reside. Your life is to be well blessed and well spent so that it yields the maximum for the glory of God, the good of the people and the ultimate accreditation of the LORD upon both your life and labours. Every detail for good is noted and recorded by Him who has such a personal and vital interest in you and all that you do. So buy up the opportunities presented in the next hours of serving in a gracious and glorious manner so that many are impacted by the best from one who is at their best in and through Christ.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says Yahweh; because they have called you an outcast, saying, It is Zion, whom no man seeks after” – Jer 30:17

In this fallen orphan world that we live in, sickness is part of every day life. We all know someone who is struggling with some form of infirmity, or we ourselves may be struggling. When Jesus taught us to pray the Lord’s Prayer, He said for us to ask our Father to bring His kingdom to this world. Since there is no sickness in heaven, we can receive comfort in knowing that healing is part of the good news of the gospel.

In today’s promise, God promises to restore health to our bodies and to bring healing to all our wounds. How the fulfillment of that promise applies to us personally is as unique as each one of us is different. God’s ways are not our ways and the fulfillment of this promise is tailored uniquely to our own circumstance.

Personally, I have suffered partial deafness as a result of a childhood ear infection. I can’t count the number of times that I have received prayer for healing. While the healing has not yet manifested itself, I still hold on to the promise that God is faithful and healing is part of the New Covenant, bought and paid for by Jesus Christ.

Though there are times when I feel disappointment for not yet receiving my healing, I continue to open up my heart for more prayer. Sometimes that feeling of disappointment can open the door to disillusionment about healing. It is times like this that I need healing for the wounds of my soul.

In Jeremiah 30:17, God promises to bring health to our bodies and healing to all the wounds we suffer in our heart. I pray that whatever your circumstance is today, that faith would rise up in your heart and you would believe God for the healing you need for both your body and your soul.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
“MY CUP RUNNETH OVER”

Ps 23:5

So wrote David in his best-known of all psalms. And what a statement it is! From this brief text I draw three thoughts.

First; the privilege of knowing God, thus emphasising what pervades the whole of Scripture – the personalism of God’s salvation. He loves me as an individual – it is “my cup”. I am not just a number, I am a name, an intimate of God, not just a digit in a census, but a distinct personality.

Secondly, they pleasure of enjoying God. “My cup runneth over”. The bountiful munificence of God not only fills me with His love, He overflows my heart with benefits. And all God’s people can say the same. The Lord is not exhausted by His abundant giving, He overflows to each trusting saint. When the Lord is our Shepherd, “I shall not want”.

Thirdly, the possibility of containing God – “My God made man with a capacity for Himself, an innate ability to absorb spiritual things. We do not just have a body, we are also “spirit and soul” – a pneumatico-psycho-somatic entity. More simply, we have a physical life – “body”, a mental life, – “soul”, and a spiritual life – “spirit”. It is only when each part is active that we really live. It is then that “my cup runneth over”.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous” – Confucius

“Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of the educated man” – Norman Cousins

“Education is nothing if it is not the methodical creation of the habit of thinking” – Dimnet

“Education is being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t. It’s knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it’s knowing how to use the information once you get it” -William Feather

“The best and most important part of every man’s education is that which he gives himself” – Gibbon

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
FAITH VERSUS WORKS – Thomas Addington

“But someone will say “You have faith; I have deeds. Show me your faith without your deeds and I will show you m faith by what I do” – James 2:18

So what role do works play in the life of a follower of Jesus? If they cannot save us, are they of any value at all? Jesus talked about good deeds when He was leading His first coaching session with his twelve disciples.

“You are the salt of the earth,” He said in Matthew 5:13-16. “But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (emphasis added).

One of the primary roles of good deeds is to positively and effectively convince a disbelieving world that a God exists Who can make a distinctive difference in someone’s life. Many people will never go to church, open a Bible, or say a prayer. But all of humanity is in search for meaning and purpose. Most people don’t doubt the existence of God; they simply are not certain of the relevance of God.

When other people see our good deeds—_—when they observe a pattern of ethical behaviour and philanthropy in our lives—they question our motivation. What could possibly motivate such action? The answer, of course, is our faith—our warm personal trust in Jesus Christ. That is the reason for our good deeds—not to gain God’s favor but to show that we already know Him.

What’s the motivation behind your good deeds?

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