welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson
Feb 8th – 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 will be to you a Father. You will be to me sons and daughters,’ says the Lord Almighty.” – 2 Corinthians 6: 18

In my opinion, this one promise summarizes all New Testament revelation. God’s desire for all of us is that He would be our real Father. That is why Jesus came to the earth two thousand years ago… To make the way for each one of us to come home to His Dad (John 14:6).

Everything that Jesus did pointed us to His Father. He was the exact representation of His Father on earth (Hebrews 1:3) and Colossians 1:15 says that He was the visible image of the invisible God. Jesus loved His Father so much that His desire was to bring many sons to glory (Hebrews 2:10-11) so that God could be a real Father to those who would come to Him through the finished work of the cross.

I want to encourage you today that God is just not a ‘father figure’, but promises to be a real Father to you. He is not like any earthly father we have ever known, for He is the perfect Father (Matthew 5:48). Creating is what God does, but Father is who He is. The longing of His heart and the reason for the eternal sacrifice of Jesus is that we would know Him as Father from the core of our being.

When the Spirit of God bears witness with our spirits that we are His children, the only fitting response is to call back to Him and say ‘you are my Abba Father!’ (Romans 8:15) May the Abba cry resonate in each one of our hearts today.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
SUSPICIONS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Sinners love to fight; boasting is looking for trouble. An evil man is suspicious of everyone and tumbles into constant trouble. It’s no fun being a rebel ‘s father”. Read Proverbs 17:19-21

I have never forgotten a quote I read years ago accredited to the famous Nineteenth Century preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon. It went something like this, “When suspicion reigns, even silence becomes a sin”. Suspiciousness is like a debilitating disease, it robs you of your rightful mental and emotional freedom. It’s like a ball and chain you are forced to drag around with you all through life and in the end will destroy even the most secure of relationships.

Now of course there is a place in our lives for proper due diligence in our assessment of people’s inclinations and intentions towards us. This enables us to take any necessary and is appropriate action. But if it gets to such a point of paranoia that you begin to see skeletons behind every cupboard door, you are going to be tumbling automatically into trouble all the time.

Let’s face it, we have all been taken advantage of at some time or other in our lives and reaped the repercussions of being over trusting. However, we have always come out of such experiences all the wiser and certainly more discerning.

I cannot help but feel that those who want to carry the burden of an over suspicious mind may be reaping the results of some of their own undiscovered skeletons.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
PEACE

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding – Albert Einstein
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word – Martin Luther King, Jr

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind – Mahatma Gandhi

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time – Lyndon B. Johnson

DAILY MEDITATIONS
REMEMBERING THE PATH – Deuteronomy 8

At the conclusion of divine events and experiences, the Lord called this ancient people to think on the past and look in detail at what had actually occurred. They had to learn to trace His leading and hand in their journey and affairs. The whole exercise from Egypt to the Promised Land had been with a real object in mind: to educate them in essential knowledge. Much spiritual discovery had taken place throughout the journey. It wasn’t to be merely nostalgic. Remembering was but a prompter to thankfulness and a stimulus to a greater history and testimony.

It had been a humbling process as they had discovered on many occasions their own weakness and vulnerability. They had failed many times and but for His goodness they would have never have made it. The object from God’s angle was to test their faith and loyalty. Finally, they came through the ordeal and it was now time to prove, in the Promised Land, a total commitment to Him. He who had led still needed to lead.

Christians must learn to look back, but not to go back, to note the ways of the Lord in their lives. It is with this purpose in view, to extract from the past all God has done so that it serves as faith’s inspiration in the present to go forward with God into all that He has determined. Having made it thus far, He wants us to make it all the way and there is no reason why this should not be. The mind and memory are vital to developments of a bigger order as they are positively used in considering God’s works and instructions.

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