welcome to this christian website

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July 30th – 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

There is a great art to be discovered in life in your relationship with the LORD: it is that of listening. Be sure of this, His ears are always open and attentive to your words and takes note of them. In fact, He waits in order to hear your conversations and prayers. But it is essential that you find time in the busyness of life to spend moments with Him that you may hear what He has to say to you. What He has to utter is of major note and needs to be known. Do not be merely switched on this world but tune in to Him today because He wants to share things of relevance and importance. Be like a Samuel who having come to discern His voice said; “Speak, LORD, for your servant heareth”. It led to a successful life, ministry and mission. The same came be true for you.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him;
for we will see him just as he is” – 1 John 3:2

When Jesus returns, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is. This Scripture tells us that at this point, we don’t know what that will look like. All we know is that when we fix our eyes on Jesus, there will be a final transformation that will take place to conform us into His image completely.

While this promise gives us hope for the future, it also speaks directly into our present situation. The Apostle John encourages us that we are sons of God now! We do not have to wait until we see Jesus face to face to experience the tangible reality of being God’s kids. We are His children now, and one day, we will see all of the human trappings of our flesh consumed in the fire of the presence of Jesus when we see him face to face.

But until then, we have an amazing promise that we are already the children of God right now! May each one of us be able to see with our spiritual eyes today that the promise of God is not only for the future, but for the present!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
SHINING MIRROR

In 2 Corinthians 3:13-18, Paul cites the Old Testament story of Moses veiling his face to hide its shining glory from the people. He turns it into an allegory.
When they of Israel read “Moses” (the written law of God) all they see is “letters” – the real glory of the divine mind and purpose is hidden from them, their minds are “veiled” from the glory of God’s plan of salvation. But it is not the same for Christians. We read of the word of God with clear vision, the “face” of Christ is unveiled, His glory shines forth from the word of the Gospel.

He later speaks of our “beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord”. If we liken this with James 1:23 we see the scriptures likened unto a looking-glass. In James we see ourselves reflected – the Bible shows us what we are. From Paul we see the same “mirror” reflecting God, a shining mirror bright with heavenly glory. As we gaze into it our own faces, not veiled with unbelief but open with simple faith, are lit up with the glory of God, a glory which transforms us into its own likeness.

The glory of God in the face (or character) of Jesus Christ shines brightly in the Holy Book. As our faith in Him is stimulated by this vision, the Holy Spirit, whose power is latent in the Book, transforms us into the image of Christ “from glory to glory”. As we see Jesus with believing eyes we become like Him.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“To be free from evil thoughts is God’s best gift” – Aeschylus

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke

“We are no more responsible for the evil thoughts that pass through our minds than a scarecrow for the birds that fly over the seedplot, he has to guard. The sole responsibility in each case is to prevent them from settling” – Collins

“Evil is not to be explained away, but to be accepted; and accepted not to be endured, but to be conquered. It is a challenge to our courage” – John H. Holmes

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
THE BATTLE INSIDE – Thomas Addington

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” – James 4:1

Conflict is a fact of life. It comes in all sizes, shapes, and degrees of intensity. It occurs between siblings, between spouses, between workers, between companies, and between nations.

James connects all external conflict with a battle that is raging inside the hearts of men. Whether it’s chronic hostility, a misunderstanding, a grudge, or a quarrel that will not go away, the source of the tension is within our own selves. This reminds us of when Jesus humorously pointed out that although we are so concerned about the speck of sawdust in our brother’s eye, we should be more focused on the large planks in our own eyes (Matthew 7:3—5).

The battleground of conflict is within our own minds and hearts. Achieving victory in this area doesn’t require an external arranging of life and circumstances; it involves coming to peace and settlement within our own hearts. Jesus warned us that We would have trouble in this world, but He also promised that we could still have peace in our hearts because He has already overcome the World (John 16:33).

When we rest in that promise, the desires that battle within us—those selfish attitudes and actions that draw us into conflict with our friends, family members, and co-workers—lose some of their attractiveness. They’re still there, of course. But when we trust in Jesus and allow His desires to become our desires, we are less likely to engage in conflict. Peace, not strife, becomes our priority.

Check your heart. Is it full of envy, bitterness, tension, and all the other things that lead to conflict? Or is it brimming over with the peace that only God can bring?

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