welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

August 6th – 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

Because your LORD is ever Sovereign, He has the prerogative to act as He will and do things to the advantage of His offspring, and that includes you. It is in His design to quicken and bless His own at certain points in their lives and ministries. Today, He would visit you afresh as you put time aside to seek His face. He has the power to renew and appoint you to act and accomplish much more with the time that is yet appointed for you. At this season of your life, He would come with freshness and fullness to make Himself known and to bring about more that you have ever anticipated. Do not linger in some backyard or woods, but sense this is the time for a renewed touch from heaven on your being so that you might rise to more significant acts and accomplishment. He will visit you today!

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“I have relied on you from the womb. You are he who took me out of my mother’s womb. I will always praise you” – Psalm 71:6

In this Psalm, David makes a declaration that it was actually God that took him out of his mother’s womb. In The Message Bible, this verse says ‘I’ve hung on you from the day of my birth, the day you took me from the cradle;’. The NIV Bible says ‘From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.’

What an amazing promise! Our God and Father was there on the day you were born! Many people carry around the feeling that their parents didn’t plan their birth, so they feel like their life was an accident. This Bible promise says the exact opposite! Not one person who has ever been born has been a mistake! God planned each birth and was in the delivery room to welcome all of us into the world.

If you struggle to feel that you belong in this world, I pray that this promise will go deep into your heart. God knit you together in your mother’s womb and He has cared for you from the moment you were born until today. And He will never stop caring for you because you are the apple of His eye!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
LISTENERS

“Who hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Matt. 13:9). These words of Jesus tell us that ears are for listening with.

But there are KINDS OF LISTENERS, as our Lord makes clear in the Parable of the Sower. There is the casual listener, who does not let the words sink in; there is the shallow listener, who takes little notice of the word, it sinks in, but not very far; there is the biased listener, who is distracted by other issues that stifle the word; but there is the attentive listener who takes the word to heart. This is the productive kind.

There are also KINDS OF LISTENING. With some it is just physical act -the vibrations of sound are conveyed to the brain,’ and that seems the end of it. They “hear”, but it is merely a reaction to noise. With others it is a psychological impression, they hear and understand; but with the real hearers it is a pneumatological event, a working of the Holy Spirit by spoken words through the mind to the heart. And it is this listening that counts.

As our Lord said in His closing appeal in The Sermon on the Mount: “He that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them (Matt. 7:24). Responsive hearing results in action, and to respond to the teaching of Christ is to build one’s life and destiny on a solid foundation.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Not failure, but low aim, is a crime” — Phillips Brooks

“There is no failure except in no longer trying” – Elbert Hubbard

“Failure is) not the falling down, but the staying down. -Pickford

“He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts” – Whately

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
FOUR CLASSES OF WEALTH – Thomas Addington

“Now listen, you rich people. . . James 5:1

When it comes to economic status, we tend to put people into two categories: the haves and the have-nots. But if we examine the Scriptures, we than actually find four categories of people when it comes to monetary and spiritual wealth.

The first category includes people who are poor without and poor within. They have none of the material goods this world has to offer, and they also are spiritually and morally bankrupt.

The second group includes people who are rich without and rich within. Abraham, Joseph, and Lydia are examples from this category——they had a great deal of monetary wealth, and they also were rich spiritually.

Third are those who are poor without and rich within. This includes people such as Mary and Joseph (Jesus’ earthly parents) and the widow in Mark 12:42 who was commended by Jesus because she gave everything she had to the Temple treasury.

The fourth category includes people who are rich without and poor within. It is this group that James addresses in James 5. These people have large bank accounts and sizable stock portfolios, but they lack the moral and spiritual foundation that would allow them to handle their wealth properly. Rather than use their wealth to help those less fortunate and provide well-paying jobs for their employees, they use it to fund their luxurious lifestyles.

It’s sometimes tempting to judge people based on their material wealth. In our minds, we elevate the people who belong to the country club and minimize the ones who are part of the “working class.” But as these four categories show, some of the people who appear to be the wealthiest actually possess nothing of eternal value, and some of those who appear to be destitute actually possess great eternal wealth.

How do you evaluate the wealth of the people around you? Do you filter it through an eternal lens, or do you look at it from a strictly earthly perspective?

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