welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchen
Feb 6th – 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

I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins. Return to me, for I have redeemed you” – Isaiah 44:22

I love how the New Living Translation says Isaiah 44:22… I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.” (NLT) God has swept away all of our sins like a cloud, with just one blast from His nostrils, any remnants of our mistakes and failures vanish just like the morning mist is consumed by the heat of the sun.

While this promise of God’s forgiveness is found in the Old Testament, it really points to the day when the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world, would once and for all pay the ultimate price for us to be completely forgiven.

When God looks at you, He doesn’t see all of your shortcomings and failures. For all those who have received the free gift of Jesus Christ, He sees you as fully justified and holy. While our past sins may continually scream to get our attention in the soulish realm, to our God they have vanished into thin air because of the finished work of His Son, Jesus Christ.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
HEARTLESSNESS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a rebel who has no heart for truth”. Read: Proverbs: 17:16 Rebelliousness is as old as the Garden of Eden and manifests itself in many ways, not the least being a heartlessness for the truth. What do you do with someone who has no heart to even want to get at the truth? What do you do with a person who is hell bent on having their own way whatever the cost to themselves or anybody else for that matter? The Bible says we are not even to waste our money on any form of re- education program because it isn’t going to do any good anyway.

There is a part of me that doesn’t want to accept this as a fact of life. l want to believe that there is hope for everyone no matter how far gone they may seem. I don’t want to get to the point of giving up on anyone as a lost cause! I want to believe and to positively confess that change is possible for all and sundry. But alas, the truth of the matter is there is no re-education programme in the world able to tutor a person out of their pig headedness if they refuse such help.

Stubbornness or any other description you want to give to such a demeanour will lock any person out of the very classroom that can help them – The classroom of truth!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
NATURE

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer –
Albert Camus

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better – Albert Einstein

There’s no night without stars – Andre Norton

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather – John Ruskin

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
KNOWING GOD’S COMMANDS – Deuteronomy 6

It has to be understood that the name of the book of Deuteronomy means the ‘second law’. Actually it is a repetition to an extent and expansion of what had been formerly given. As Israel were soon to move into the Promised Land they really needed the giving of the Law in this way to make known the importance of learning God’s requirements and of the demand to obey them. This was to be a major exercise that must be followed through and one, which they could not afford to let go by, as their future was full of wonderful prospects as they adhered to all that the Lord decreed and designed. Obedience was to become paramount if they were going to be wholly successful.

The Lord made it plain that so much depended upon doing this. Note v3””Hear, therefore, O Israel, observe to do it; that it may well with thee, and that you may increase mightily, as the Lord of your fathers has promised you, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.” They would be blessed as they believed, truly loved and obeyed the Lord. Their loyalty to His commands was to arise and be activated from their genuine love of Him. They had every good reason to sincerely love in the evidence of all His care and commitment. If the past had anything to record it was the constant faithfulness of the Lord and this should provoke great fidelity to Him.

It is the apostle of love, John, who places this in the context of Christian life. He affirms: “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous” – 1 John 5: 3. The Lord never directs us to do anything for our undoing and unhappiness. The things demanded may be difficult to carry through but as they are worked out will always result to our advantage. He will give you the grace and strength to perform the most arduous requirement that in the end will ensure ultimate good and blessing. When love for Him possesses the heart there is no real problem in acting according to His will.

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