welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchen

Jan 17th – 2016
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 130,000 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 Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Wisdom that Works by Bob Stevenson, Choice Quotations and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible. 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 GOLDEN PROMISE

“Now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, our Lord Jesus, 21 make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen” – Hebrews 13: 20, 21.

Our God and Father is the source of all that we need to live a godly life. He will equip us with every good thing that we need to accomplish His plans and purposes. In John 3:27, John the Baptist is speaking to his disciples and he makes this statement… John answered, “A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.” (WEB)

All we have has been given to us from heaven. In James 1:17 the Bible says that every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, will be given to you from your Heavenly Father through the life of His Son that abides in you. We can rest in this promise. We do not have to try and live this life on our own in our own strength and resources.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
DIVINE RESTRAINT – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”Iniquity is atoned for by mercy and truth; evil is avoided by reverence for god. When a man is trying to please God, God makes even his worst enemies to be at peace with Him”.  Read: Proverbs 16:6,7

Only God knows when our motivation for serving Him is because we do genuinely want to please Him. l say only God knows. Because t d f b sometimes actions are perpetuated in the name of God in the belief He is pleased, when in actual fact those actions are an offence to Him.

Even Jesus said the time would come when those who would persecute Christians would believe they were doing God a favour. So we do need to be very careful to truly examine our motives when we claim to be pleasing God. One of the spin-offs of bringing pleasure to God is that those who may be opposing you with some sinister intention, will be supernaturally restrained from taking any harmful action against you.

It doesn’t mean that they will suddenly become your friends, but it does mean there will be a defensive wall put around you. That defensive wall will deflect any antagonistic intentions away from you and in a miraculous way create a climate of peace.

It is a powerful thing to bring pleasure to the Lord. All the same we do need to be careful to maintain a reality check both on how we might imagine we are pleasing God and our motivation for pleasing Him. (See Psalm 91: 9-10)

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
GRADUATION

God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease – Bernie Siegel

It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete – Norman Cousins
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We don’t stop going to school when we graduate – Carol Burnett

God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars – Elbert Hubbard

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
MAKE ME A SANCTUARY – Exodus 25;

It must have come quite a shock to Moses that the Lord desired that His people should build a special sanctuary for Him to dwell in and amongst them. What a great thought and fact: the Lord wanted to be with them in such a way that they would appreciate His nearness to them! He was not to be remote but very close in a residential manner. If they could dwell in tents and tabernacles so He could pitch His Tent and Tabernacle amongst them. Their God was to be central and focal in His dwelling with them. He was different to all the false gods of other nations because He came to where they were to live amongst them.

He even went further when Christ came to be incarnated amongst men. God pitched His Tabernacle literally amongst us – John 1: 14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt amongst us.” This actually means that God came to be as one of us as He took on our humanity, to dwell and live among us. He got nearer to us than living in dwelling, in a humanly constructed tent or building. He came inside a human form to be close to mankind.

But Christians are now His habitation and sanctuary. We make our bodies and beings the home for God to live inside. We are now indwelt by Christ and the Holy Spirit so that we may know the reality of God’s love and friendship – Ephesians 3: 17; 1 Corinthians 6: 19,20. What a privilege to become a sanctuary for God!

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