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August 10th – 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

A great piece of good counsel from the Scriptures from heaven is: “Do not remove the ancient landmarks” – Prov 23:10. As you liv in a day and time when this is being done all around you, it is imperative that you do not fall in line with popular opinion and pursuit. The LORD has clearly given you the guide lines of His Word and reveals the path and programme you should adopt in your daily living and walk with Him. Do not be attracted and seduced by leaving and lowering the standards He has set because they possess your greater good and ensure your present and eternal future. The spirit of deception is in the world and such ever seeks to pervert the knowledge of His ways. As you entertain and embrace the ancient paths and place you will know the Ancient of Days and know His Presence and Benediction.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me” – Psalm 56:11

Fear of man is a powerful debilitating force in our world today. It will keep us from taking risks and it will keep us from being the person God made us to be. If we are afraid of what others think, or what they will do to us, we are kept in a prison of their control. God wants us to be free and He does not want us to live in fear.

The only way to deal with fear is to embrace the love that God has for us and allow perfect love to drive all fear away. (1 John 4:18) Trust is the key. Knowing that our God and Father has our best interests at heart all the time.

In this promise, the psalmist makes a declaration that he will put his trust in God and not be afraid of what man can do to him. May faith rise up in our hearts today as we agree with Romans 8:31, where the Apostle Paul declares “If God is for us, who can be against us?”.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
LOVE YOURSELF

“For no man ever yet hated his own flesh”, commented Paul (Eph 5:29). There is a legitimate self-love, wherein we nourish and cherish ourselves. A pride in one’s appearance, an endeavour to be one’s best, a joy in 0ne’s personal achievements is natural and allowable.

But this can be marred by three things. First, inordinate self-esteem, where we count ourselves above others. Secondly, a self-neglect that reduces our well-being and debases our humanity. Thirdly, a lack of self-discipline that makes us slaves of vicious habits and attitudes.

Gluttony, drugs, smoking and drinking can deface the image of God in us.
But self-love should become a pattern of neighbour-love “thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (Lev 19:18). God, who made us, knows what will make us nearest the divine will for our well-being and happiness. To be wrapped up in ourselves cripples our moral potentiality; to extend to others what we devote to ourselves brings complacency and a maturity that words cannot tell. “The Golden Rule” of Jesus (Matt. 7:12) leads to a life of tranquillity and fulfilment.

But how can I fulfil such a lofty ideal? The answer is in Luke 11:9. If we ask our heavenly Father to help us, He will give us His sustaining, enabling Holy Spirit.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all that I have not seen”- Emerson

“Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at his word” -Evans

“Unless there is within us that which is above us, we shall soon yield to that which is about us” – Forsyth

“It is cynicism and fear that freeze life; it is faith that thaws it out, releases it, sets it free” – Fosdick

“You cannot have faith and tension at the same time” — Mahatma Gandhi

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
JUST LIKE US – Thomas Addington

“Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops” – James 5:17-18

After reading Old Testament accounts of Elijah’s adventures, we might be tempted to elevate him to sainthood. But he was just like us.
Elijah lived out in an evil culture, not secluded in a sterile monastery. He struggled to obey God, just like we do. He encountered times of discouragement and disappointment. He dealt with pride, resentment, depression, and fear. He developed bad habits. He experienced intimidation, failure, and loneliness. He witnessed great miracles by God, but his life also was the inspiration for what we call the “Elijah complex”-—the feeling that “l’m the only one left, the only one really serving God, the only one really worthy of God’s blessing.”

But despite all his struggles and insecurities, Elijah was a praying man. It was prayer that allowed this very ordinary man—-a man who was “just like us”–to do extraordinary things. He prayed that it wouldn’t rain, and God turned the faucet off. He prayed that it would rain again, and it did.
Elijah wasn’t in control of the weather. He wasn’t calling the shots for God. But by his prayers, he was letting God and everyone else know that he believed that God could do what he asked. As a result, God used him in a very powerful way to accomplish His purposes in Elijah’s world.

Do you sometimes feel as if you are too ordinary, too common, for God to listen to your prayers? Do you ever think that He could never use you because of your internal struggles and insecurities? Remember Elijah. He was just like you, and he accomplished great things for God.

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