welcome to this christian website

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July 23rd – 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

Your Heavenly Father always has in His mind and heart the desire to see each one of sons upgraded in every way and to see them making headway and making a mark for Him of note. Promotion to a quality posting and ministry is ever in His being. It is by the process of tests and trials that much of this takes place. They are not to be regarded as stumbling blocks but stepping stones that develop your character and make your more effective and able to serve and succeed in higher programmes. So regard today as a further opportunity of pleasing him and falling in with His eternal design for your life and calling. He is alongside to encourage you to achieve that which is good and edifying.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

”Yahweh, the Lord, is my strength. He e makes my feet like deer’s feet,
and enables me to go in high place” – Habakkuk 3:14.

Have you ever watched a deer or a mountain goat walk on the side of a mountain? It is really quite an amazing sight to see. They are so sure-footed that they can walk on ledges so thin that it would seem impossible in the natural.

In this promise, Habakkuk says that since the Lord is his strength, God will make his feet as steady as those of a deer so he can walk in high places. I believe that God wants to take us all to greater heights and walk in the sure-footedness that only comes from walking not in our own power or self-effort, but from the strength from Almighty God.

In 1 Corinthians 1, Paul says that eye has not seen, nor has ear heard what God has prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. There is a great adventure calling each and every one of us to come up higher in the Spirit.

May we not allow our fear of heights to prevent us to go today where He is calling. He will equip us with the strength we need to go where He is calling us to go. All we have to be is willing vessels.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
THE LOVE OF CHRIST

In Ephesians 3:18 Paul speaks of “the breadth, and length, and depth, and height” of the love of Christ. Then he poses a paradox – “‘to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge”. What a contradiction? yet true! No human thought or language can grasp or explain Christ’s love – it
is, as far as human knowledge is concerned, ultra dimensional.

But what we cannot explain we can experience; what the mind cannot grasp, the heart can know. The love of Christ is as spacious as the universe, it extends in all directions. It is more lasting than time, it is redolent of eternity, it is the very nature of God Himself.

It is broader than liberalism and embraces all mankind: it is longer than traditionalism, and extends beyond all man’s conceptions, for it is truth: it is deeper than fundamentalism, for it is the basis of all bases, no emotion can plumb deeper depths, here is the mystery of God: it is higher than mysticism, for man’s quest for “the beatific vision” is more than fulfilled in Jesus, the Son of God, the glorified Christ.

The love of Christ is a spiritual reservoir we can never exhaust, a potent passion we can never fully absorb, an ideal we can never completely grasp. But we can accept it, we can enjoy it, and by His help, reflect it in our daily living.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“One whose only good feature is that he seldom gossips about other people”- Anonymous

“One who’s always me-deep in conversation” – Bertolotti

“ A self-made man who worships his creator” – Bright

“Do you wish men to speak well of you? Then never speak well of yourself” – Pascal

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

“As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead. James 2:26 .
Faith and works actually are two sides of the same coin. To best understand their synergistic connection, we must remember Paul’s teachings connected to faith, as well as the truth that James outlines. For example, in Galatians 2:16, Paul writes, “Know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in
Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.”

To best understand faith and works, they must be tied together, back to back. Paul calls attention to faith as the root; James looks at faith as the fruit. Paul looks at what happens at the moment of salvation, while James looks at what happens after salvation. Paul focuses on God’s part, and James focuses on man’s part. Paul deals with justification, and James deals with validation. Paul is against legalism, and James is against a lazy, presumptive lifestyle.

Following their collective example, we shouldn’t try to cut faith and works
apart. Instead, we should wrap them together.

The great theologian John Calvin once wrote, “It is faith alone that justifies, but faith that justifies can never be alone.” James doesn’t match faith against works. Rather, he states with confidence that biblical faith works. Together, faith and works comprise a harmonious blend of sound theology, and they should be a compatible combination in the life of every follower of Jesus.

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