welcome to this christian website

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April 18th – 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

 “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded” – James 4: 8

I love this promise from God in today’s Scripture verse. God is waiting for you and I to come close to Him. Through the finished work of Jesus on the cross, He has made the first move and has come as close to us as possible. All we have to do is simply acknowledge His willingness to come close to us and take a step towards Him.

Just like the father in the Prodigal Son story in Luke 15, God is waiting and watching for us to turn to Him in order that He might take us up in His arms and embrace us for the rest of our lives. He is not expecting us to jump through all kinds of hoops to get to Him, He just wants us to turn our hearts toward Him today.

My prayer is that we will all realize the truth that God is waiting for us to come close. May each one of us have the courage just to take one baby step toward our Heavenly Dad and watch how He responds. When we come close to our Father, He is ready, willing and able to come close to us!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

THE REIGN OF TERROR – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“The unjust tyrant will reap disaster, and his reign of terror will end. Happy is the generous man, the one who feeds the poor”.

Read: Proverbs 22: 8-9

As l write this commentary on today’s proverb, the American Republican Party is holding National Convention in New York on the eve of the Anniversary 9/11 as we have come to know it. President George W. Bush will there amidst the most rigid security impositions placed on the residents of the ‘Big Apple’.

Terrorism, unfortunately, is the order of the day amongst the nations of the world, and it seems as if nobody is beyond the dangers of this tyranny. Not that we for one moment imagine that there are causes so great that it allows the massacre of innocent lives. Like all of the tyrants in world history, this present reign of terror will come to an end one way or why – because God says it will.

Tyranny in all its forms is branded by God unjust and all who engage in such practices ultimately reap disaster — their wall will come down!

Be they a self appointed dictator — their corrupt practices will end up in history’s trash can! Be they a dominating spouse or the schoolyard bully — their reign of terror will of necessity come to an end because the eyes oi the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, showing Himself strong on behalf of those who trust him – 2 Chronicles 16:9.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Marcus Aurelius

In these quotes make sure God has His place:

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A SONG OF VICTORY – Judges 5

Deborah was not only a prophetess and leader of God’s people in effecting deliverance, she knew how to inspire the people with sacred song to the Lord. After a memorable and outstanding conquest she felt stimulated to unite with Barak in acknowledging and proclaiming the Lord -v1. They were delighted in what the Lord had done in avenging the enemy and of the way the people had gladly and willingly responded to the challenge of the conflict – v2.  It was immediately sensed that if there had been such a triumph it was all down to the Lord, and He deserved to be highly exalted.

The whole thing had been a combined effort and so the consequence had been most glorious. Whilst she gives pre-eminence to the Lord, she is conscious of so many that had done their part in different ways to achieve the success. There was a gratefulness to be expressed in this song to let them see they were not forgotten heroes.  She ultimately singles out Jael for the role she had fulfilled in the slaying of the king.  Her feat and the way she did it was not to be forgotten in Israel’s history.

We do well to ponder on the victories the Lord has enabled us to achieve through His leadership and input. It is a stimulating thing to praise the Lord and to recall and record in songs of praise to Him and gratitude to others who have played a major role in obtaining such positive results. In Romans 16 Paul identifies many that had stood with Him in the work for God. They had made a vital contribution and he was not ashamed to sing their praises.  Make a joyful noise in song to the Lord about His doings today and remember the ministry of others at the same time.

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