welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

August 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

As you reflect upon your life, service and ministry, you can consider the choice things that have already come to pass and are now an integral part of your testimony and walk with God. Take note, they are just part of a vital programme that has occurred thus far and are but preparation for much more. At the moment you may think you are at a standstill and nothing really is coming together, simply pray, trust and wait and there will come forth the breaking forth of a new day filled with blessed prospects. Do not e defeated in any way by pessimism or self negation. Recognise your true position in Christ, Know that He is in charge and He will bring you out and forth into that which will be most rewarding and God-glorifying.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

”Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy\2 – \matt 5: 7

Even in secular surroundings, there is an often quoted verse from Jesus that we call the ‘golden rule’… Do unto others as you would like others to do unto you. Even the world recognizes that this is a universal principle. Mercy works the same way.

There is a promise for mercy for those who are merciful to others. It is that simple. How much mercy do I need in my life? Do I need just a little, or a lot? And of course my answer is always… “I need as much mercy as I can get!”

The way that I can walk in mercy (for myself) every day is by simply extending mercy to those around me. The person who cuts me off when I am driving, the miserable store clerk, the friend who might have offended me in some way. If I forget that I need mercy myself, I may forget that I need to extend mercy to others.

Think of the areas that you need mercy in your own life. For your shortcomings, for your failures, etc. Do you want mercy to cover every area where you fall short? Then shower mercy on others on every occasion because mercy is receiving something we don’t deserve.

We know that God’s love for us is unconditional and we can’t do anything to earn or deserve it. However, there is a principle in God’s kingdom that is at work everytime we sow something…because what we sow, we will eventually reap. I know that I need mercy today, so I pray that I will have the wisdom to sow mercy wherever I go!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
THE “EYES” HAVE IT

Hebrew is a colourful language. its vivid terms often need paraphrase to bring the full meaning into our mother tongue. Take for instance the terms “a bountiful eye” (Prov 22:9) and “an evil eye” (Prov 23:6). The former is literally a gold eye; the latter a bad eye. Does this indicate an outlook on life?

The good eye – “giveth of his bread to the poor.” That is, it sees a need and seeks bountifully to meet it. The good eye is unselfish, nay more, liberal.
The bad eye – is niggardly. “Neither desire thou his dainty meals,” because though he may invite you to dinner to gain reputation for a quality he does not possess, he actually begrudges you every crumb you eat. He is selfish.

This aspect of “evil” as selfishness is developed by Dr Edwin Hatch in his “Essays in Biblical Greek”. He applies it to the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:11, “lf ye being evil and shows how our Lord understood the basic element of human nature — selfishness. This is original sin, in fact, the essence of all sin; putting self before God and men. This egoism, the enthronement of self, must be overcome if we are to enjoy life at its best. The prime purpose of “true religion” is to turn the ideas and ideals, the deeds and the doctrines from oneself. Ego must give way to Christ.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Insomuch as any one pushes you nearer to God, he or she is your friend” -Anonymous

“The strength and sweetness of friendship depend on sincerity tempered by sympathy” – Anonymous

“Friendship is the great opportunity to demonstrate our capacity for lofty and ennobling relationships without the motive of selfishness” – Appleby

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