welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

July 27th – 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

In your relationship with God and in the exercising of your life and ministry, you need to be spiritually strong in order to receive from Him and to exhibit His energy and potency. He is able to impart might and vigour so that you are more than sufficient to deal with all that you are to encounter today. Instead of feeling a sense of totally inadequacy and ineptitude, you are to know that you are altogether capable of answering all, whoever and whatever. In a humble fashion you are able, like a David, to master any giant that would intimidate. Instead of being a victim you are the victor and are able to declare the One who caused such to be so. Today your testimony is to be, that ‘when you were weak you became strong’. You were in a position to bring about resounding triumph and so glorify your LORD in a magnificent way.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“In the day of my trouble I will call on you, for you will answer me” –Psalm 86: 7

Jesus told us that in the world, we would have trouble. He went on to encourage us that we could be cheerful because He had overcome the world. In this Psalm, David is calling out to God to help him. David is aware of the many promises that God made to Israel and was confident that when trouble came, God would answer him.

Sometimes I think that God is there for the really big problems, but He is leaving me to my own resources for the little problems that pop up in every day life. I believe that God is ready, willing and able to help me in whatever problems I face today. Big or small. He promised to be a Father to me (2 Corinthians 6:18) and fathers are there for their children all the time.

Whatever trouble you might face today, be encouraged in knowing that when problems do arise, you can call out to your Heavenly Father and He will answer you.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
VANTAGE POINT
Deut 34:1 -7

From the top of Pisgah Moses viewed the Promised Land. In the clear air he saw as far as the Mediterranean Sea, taking in his panoramic scope of vision the hills and plains of this “land of milk and honey”.

But, alas, he would not enter this Holy Land (at least, not in this life). First, he had fatally flawed his hopes by a temporary lapse, secondly, God’s holiness must be honoured. Even spiritual leaders are not exempt from discipline when they let God down.

However, “mercy rejoiced against justice” when nearly 1,500 years later, Moses appeared with Elijah as they met Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration.
But may we not be granted vantage points in our Christian experience? Moses was 120 years old before Canaan was spread before him like a living atlas. How much better when youth sees “the Promised Land” in spiritual vision. What prospects lie before us as we consider the possibilities outlined in Holy Scripture! The Bible presents to all believers – young and old – a picture of sublime possessions. Treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hid in Christ, priceless blessings are available to faith and glorious prospects to hope. When we become sons of Godm by faith in Christ, “all things are ours”,

We need not wait, for our Lord has made all this available. But we must needs ascend our “Pisgah”. The discipline of discipleship will lift us to a vantage point from which we can see the fullness of our salvation.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The whole purpose of life in time is to gain merit for life in eternity” – St. Augustine

“The created world is but a small parenthesis in eternity” – Browne

“He who has no vision of eternity has no hold on time” – Carlyle

“Eternity looks grander and kinder if time grows meaner and more hostile” -Carlyle

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
THE POWER OF PERSONAL ETHIC – Thomas Addington

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” – James 3:13

The power of one good deed is hard to measure.

Jesus explored this idea in what we have come to know as the Sermon on the Mount. He urged his followers to spread their influence by sewing as “salt” and “light” in a dark world. “In the same way,” He told them, “let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

We must be careful not to misinterpret Jesus’ words as “works theology” or a “social gospel.” It is neither. He is discussing influence, not salvation; and He is making the point that the greatest instrument of influence to another individual is personal, ethical behaviour.

In the Greek language, there are two words for good. Agathos denotes high quality, and kalas means that something is not only good in quality, but also is winsome, beautiful, and attractive. This goodness has a magnetic appeal to it. It invites people to participate. That is what a good life does.

No matter our age, spiritual maturity, or situation in life, continually stand at the intersection of right and wrong. Sometimes our decisions are private; sometimes they are public. But they are always individual choices. Choosing the right thing, over and over, results in the power of one—one individual demonstrating good deeds and-personal ethic to a dark and questioning world.

The marketplace is an ideal place for followers of Christ to use their personal ethic to spread godly influence. W/hen one employee continually makes ethically correct decisions at work, it isn’t going to automatically triple the company’s stock, nor is it going to turn the work-week into a time, the practice of individual ethics will have an impact. It will make a difference.

It will provide salt to create thirst in unbelievers and release light to a paralyzed, dark world. Doing the right thing is a raw demonstration of goodness.

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