welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchen

Feb 29th – 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

“For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as the Lord our God will call to himself” – Acts 2:39

In Acts 1:4-5, Jesus told His disciples to wait for the Holy Spirit that His Father has promised to pour out on all flesh. In Acts 2:39, after the group of 120 were baptized in the Holy Spirit, Peter gets up and tells the people listening that this same promise of life is for all that are near and all that are far and for their entire families.

The Amplified Bible says Acts 2:39 this way… For the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is to and for you and your children, and to and for all that are far away, [even] to and for as many as the Lord our God invites and bids to come to Himself. (AMP)

God’s heart is not only to pour out His precious Spirit on us, but on our children as well. If you have family members who are not yet experiencing the reality of this promise in their lives, don’t give up! Keep praying! Keep believing for their salvation. Our God and Father’s desire is that not one person would miss out on the glorious benefits of His promised Holy Spirit.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
A BLIND EYE AND A DEAF EAR – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“It doesn’t seem right for a fool to succeed or for a slave to rule over princes! A wise man restrains anger and overlooks insults. This is to his credit. The kings anger is as dangerous as a lion is. But his approval is as refreshing as the dew on grass” – Read: Proverbs 19:10-12 .

The nineteenth century preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, founder of the famous Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, would always give a Friday lecture to the students in his Bible College.
These lectures were not part of the regular curriculum but covered subjects that would be beneficial to the student body when they eventually launched out into the real world of hands on ministry and pastoral care.

These lectures are contained in his book entitled, “Lectures to my Students”. One such lecture carries the same title as our reading for today.

The gist of his talk was to the effect that as ministers you will get all kinds of things said about you which might not be all that complimentary. You might also see certain things that it might be better not to have seen. His counsel was simply to develop a blind eye and a deaf ear to such scenarios and to let ignorance be your bliss.

To start foraging about with your Sherlock Holmes detective magnifying glass might very well do more harm than good. After all, some things are better left to die a natural death than to be uncovered and brought into the light. It might be better to let God take care of some things because He knows the full story.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
AMAZING

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things – Joe Namath

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit – Harry S.Truman

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself – Anna Quindlen

Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people? – Desmond Tutu

DAILY MEDITATIONS
LEAVING NOTHING UNDONE – Joshua 11

As Joshua moved on his relationship with the Lord and his leadership, he became more and more believing and diligent. There was no slackening off in any way as he served the Lord and the people in his commanding role. He had learned from his failures and made sure that there was a strict adherence to what the Lord had to say and command. He was fully aware of all that the Lord had spoken to Moses and he had it in his heart and on his agenda to make sure he carried out the divine orders in detail. In v15 we observe the sequence – “As the Lord commanded Moses his servant, so did Moses command Joshua; he left nothing undone of all that the Lord commanded Moses.”

From this we can rightly assume and assert that Joshua had become a diligent student and servant of Moses and the Lord. Strict attention and obedience had been born and developed in him so that he would secure all the Lord intended for His people. He set up a fine example for the people to follow in the conquest. This godly man was committed always to doing what was acceptable to the Lord.

It is essential that we be completely aware of what God has designed for us and that we make certain that all is fulfilled. When Christ came to His final words on the Cross He could state – “It is finished” and earlier He could affirm, “I have finished the work that you gave Me to do” – John 19: 30; 17: 4. Let us make sure that we achieve the Lord’s requirements above everything else for our lives and especially in our conquest over our mutual enemy.

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