welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

July 24th – 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

If you are too really accomplish anything of significance that is to be highly regarded and rated by the LORD, then you must fulfil His plans and purpose through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit. The word given by the prophet of old to God’s people is relevant to you: “It is not by might nor by power but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Hosts” – Zechariah 4: 6. You are not to engage in the LORD’S kingdom and enterprise by your own wisdom, strength and abilities but learn to draw upon His infinite resources in these areas. If you would succeed and have His approbation then you must have a close, working partnership with Him. It is He that ensures the lasting and worthwhile success of mission and ministry and He waits at hand to link up with you in these things. The impossible becomes possible because of His inspiration and input.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Isn’t it to distribute your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you not hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light shall break forth as the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh shall be your rear guard” – Isaiah 58: 7-8

God’s heart is always for the poor and those who are in need. It is simply a foundational part of the heart of God. He protects the widows and the orphans. He says that the poor of this world are called to inherit the riches of His everlasting kingdom.

In this promise, God says that if we look after the needs of the poor and our own family, there are many benefits that will come our way. Our light will break forth like the dawn, healing will quickly appear, righteousness will go before us, and the glory of the Lord will be our rear guard. I love how the NLT Bible says verse 8… “Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. (NLT)

God’s heart is always for the underdog. He is always thinking of those who are need. When we really connect to the heart of our God and Father, we will share His concern for those around us. The stronger His heart beat becomes in us, the more we will share what we have with others and the more His glory will guard our back. May each one of us become more aware of the immediate needs of those around us today.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
MORAL SUSTENANCE

“Your words have kept men on their feet” Eliphaz said to Job (Job 4:4. Moffat’s version). What was meant as a criticism was really a compliment.

A business-man who regularly attended the ministry of Dr. Alexander Whyte once said to him: “your greatest work has been to put heart into men to face the coming week”. Thisis the test of preaching: does it inspire the hearers‘?
Doctrine has its place in preaching ministry, for it is scriptural exposition that gives it its authority; delivery is vital, for what is not heard and understood is lost; but what gives preaching a prime place in Christian worship is not only authority and acceptance, it is also, and greatly, appeal – the Holy Spirit impacting on the human spirit inspiring courage, assurance and moral animation.

In a hard, cynical and difficult world, we all need the sound of words that give us strength and hope. Remember the great speeches of Winston Churchill in the last war‘? His “bulldog growl” his indomitable faith in the cause of right, his word of defiant courage put heart into a struggling nation.

So should preaching speak to those who wait upon such ministry. We should leave ‘ a divine service with a determination to triumph over evil, inspired by the mighty concept that God is over all.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The men who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize”- Elizabeth Harrison

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” – Emerson

“Envy slays itself by its own arrows” – Anonymous

“As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man” – St. Chrysostom

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
PROMOTION WITH CAUTION – Thomas Addington

“Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly” – James 3:1

The mature believer aspires to achieve his or her leadership goals cautiously because such roles of influence carry with them increasing levels of accountability to God. If you are applying for God to use you as an instructor, guide, mentor, tutor, coach, or trainer in someone else’s spiritual life, be cautious. Don’t impulsively volunteer your hand.

Remember that leading and teaching are not just formal positions. They include casual phone calls and conversations about life’s big issues with people who trust and follow your opinion.’ They often include life-on-life mentoring of those around you. That’s why, according to James, a desire for greater influence must be tempered with the reality that there will be stricter judgment for those who find themselves in leading roles.

James is not proposing that we do away with teachers, but he is calling for mature leaders and teachers. He is not saying that no one should teach, but rather that everyone sh0uldn’t try to teach. He is not telling us not to lead at all, but rather to be careful and cautious if we desire to lead.

He offers these words of caution because he knows the human condition: “We all stumble in many ways,” he writes in James 3:2. No, leaders and teachers aren’t exempt.

James doesn’t say that a person who stumbles is disqualified to teach. Nor does he imply that we have to become perfect before we can teach. What he is saying is this: Go ahead and start, but promote with caution. Take the lead with prudence. Be circumspect and attentive. Keep both eyes wide open.

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