welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

August 11th – 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 you are now a son of God and hold a special relationship with God the Father, you are to be graciously governed by His precepts and girded with His promises. As you live in faith and obedience to His commands and desires you will know what it is to receive choice guarantees that are to affect your future on earth and to be assured of a tremendous future in heaven. There is prospect of a beneficial and bountiful life daily as you walk in accord with His Word. He wills to perform miracles for and through you so that you have abundant witness of His care and goodness. Do not forget what Christ affirmed and is relevant to you: “If you abide in Me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you” – John 15: 7. The promise is He will do incredible things for you as you live in rich accord with Him and His Word.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, and he will be a refuge for his children” – Prov 14:26

The person who reveres the Lord has the confidence that God will be a place of safety for them and a place of refuge for their children. God is our secure fortress. Nothing can penetrate His walls. We are safe and secure in the center of His heart. While this is good news for us, it is a promise for our children as well. In a world that seems to always be on shaky ground, this is a promise that we can rely on.

For those of us who have children, this is a promise that we can claim for them too! Our own three children are adults now and are dealing with the pressures of this world just like everybody else. While sometimes I wish I could protect them like I used to when they were young, I am encouraged to think that God is still their safe place, no matter what struggles they go through.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
BOOKS

“What thou seest, write in a book”, said “the great Voice as of a trumpet” to John (Rev. 1:11). And aren’t we glad that the vision was so recorded!
While it is true that the most impressive form of communication is speech, yet, though oral presentation may make an immediate impact, frail memory can either forget or embellish the original expression. Three things give written matter a tremendous advantage.

First, permanence. Not only may we refer to the written word again and again, it also passes on from generation to generation. Thus knowledge is preserved for all time.

Secondly, penetration. A book can infiltrate into society. It can go where the spoken word cannot be communicated. My written word can reach lands to which I may never go, and though I die, my words “yet speaketh”.

Thirdly, proliferation. Although modem technology makes speech more widely disseminated and preserved, yet books and pamphlets can be multiplied by the million to reach the whole world.

“Of making many books there is no end”, said the preacher (Eccles. 12:12), but one book outstrips (and will outlast) them all — the Bible, “the world of God, which liveth and abideth forever’ (1 Peter 1:23). But no book can contain or explain all the glories of Jesus (John 21:25). He, the WORD, is beyond words. But what literature fails to do, love can accomplish.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“There is no great future for any people whose faith has burned out.” – Jones

“Dark as my path may seem to others, I carry a magic light in my heart. Faith, the spiritual strong searchlight illumines the way, and although sinister doubts lurk in the shadow, I walk unafraid toward the Enchanted Wood where the foliage is always green, where joy abides, where nightingales nest and sing, and where life and death are one in the presence of the Lord”- Keller

Browning speaks of “grasping the skirts of God,” but no man ever grasped the skirts of God by knowledge alone. Knowledge may have raised his arm, but faith moved his fingers and closed them in deathless grip! – Lawton

“I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun, not just because I see it, but because by it I can see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis

“I will get ready and then perhaps my chance will come” – Abraham Lincoln

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
RETRIEVING THE WANDERING BROTHER – Thomas Addington

“My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him hack, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins” – James 5: 19-20

Anyone can wander from the truth. It can happen to the best of us. It can happen to the worst of us.

The word wander literally means to float aimlessly in space or to be caught in a pattern off-centre. People wander from the truth and from a vibrant relationship with Jesus for many reasons. They might wander because they were hurt by someone who had spiritual authority over them. They might wander because they put their faith in a religious person who disappointed them. They might wander because they are deceived by a teacher who twists the Scriptures to suit her own agenda. They might wander because they have no one to disciple them. They wander because they enjoy their sin too much to give it up.

It’s very hard for someone who wanders to pull himself back into line with truth and behaviour. That’s why Scripture outlines a method of rescue that involves another person coming alongside the wandering believer and literally retrieving him from the wayward path he’s on. According to James, the rescuer accomplishes a significant ministry when he does this.

The apostle Paul refers to a similar process in Galatians 6:1: “[I]f someone is caught in a sin,” he writes: “you who are spiritual should restore him gently.” In this passage, outside help also was necessary to restore the fallen brother. The idea presented here is that such restoration must be done gently.
In either case, God enlists other believers to serve on His rescue team. We must be sensitive to His call and willing to do the difficult work of retrieval. It’s not a pleasant task, but it brings with it great eternal rewards.

Is there someone in your life who has wandered from the truth and needs to be “retrieved”? Have you made any rescue attempts? If not, perhaps you should start today.

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