welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)April 21st – 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

“You masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with him” – Ephesians 6:9

In today’s Scripture verse, Paul the Apostle is giving instruction to the Church on how masters should treat their servants. He reminds them that they also have a Master in heaven who doesn’t show favortism so we should be careful not to mistreat those who are under our own supervision either.

Ephesians 6:9 in the New International Version Bible says it this way… And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him. (NIV)

God does not play favorites! Every son and daughter is equal at His table. Of course we are called to submit to every authority that God has instituted in heaven and on earth, but it is clear that God does not favor one of His kids over the other. The truth of the matter is that we are ALL His favorites!

There is only one speed in which our God and Father can love… and that is with ALL His heart. In John 17:23, Jesus while praying to His Father says… I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. (ESV)

The Father loves you and me with the same love that He loves Jesus! It is a wonderful thought to think that we are loved that much, but it is true. God does not show favouritism in His family. He loves ALL of us with ALL His heart.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

CURSED OF GOD – Rev. Bob Stevenson

 “A prostitute is a dangerous trap those cursed God are caught in it”.

Read: Proverbs 22:14

Wow!  The very thought of it sends shivers down my spine when it is presented like that. Now l am fully aware that both blessing and cursing are within the scope of my power to choose anytime, In fact in Deuteronomy chapter 28 the Israelites were presented with both options on the basis of their willingness to obey the word of God through Moses, or,  reject it if they so chose. I am also aware of the total depravity of the human heart to go to depths of debauchery and evil, the like of which I could never imagine. But when it gets declared like this, ‘cursed of God‘ you begin to get the awesome message of what the Bible calls the goodness and severity of God.

We do quite rightfully focus more on the love, grace, kindness and long-suffering of the Almighty, and as followers of Jesus we have indeed “Tasted and seen that the Lord is gracious”. (Psalm 34:8) However, the fact of the matter is clear for all of us to observe. There is a line that can be crossed, when even the long suffering and patience of the Lord is finally exhausted. When the canopy of his protection is withdrawn and we are left vulnerable to all the influences of the works of darkness.

It is a dreadful day indeed to be labelled the cursed of God but thankfully His mercies are new every morning. (Lamentations 3:23)

QUOTES TO NOTE – Henry Ward Beecher

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have travelled from the point where they started.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

DIVINE PEACE – Judges 6: 22-24; John 20: 19-23

God’s servant, Gideon, was somewhat shaken and alarmed by this incident and felt his own existence was being threatened – v22. This unique, glorious experience made him feel his life was endangered. He was awe-struck in the presence of this awesome messenger and sensed real inferiority and intimidated.  His cry: “Alas, O Lord God!” reveals that he felt shattered by the disclosure. At this point the Lord seeks to create and develop faith in his being.

But the Lord immediately puts his spirit at ease and his mind into a restful mood by saying, “Peace be unto you . . .” His being becomes flooded with and possessed with the peace of God and so all his fears were quickly put to rest. The response to this is noteworthy. He erects and altar to the Lord and calls it – ‘Jehovah Shalom’ that means the Lord my peace. This indicates that he had become the possessor of a choice attribute of God and one that would serve him well in the task ahead. Christ came in resurrection life and power and greeted His disciples with this message, “Peace be unto you” – John 20: 21. All was well and would end up well because He was in charge of their lives and all future operations.

It is now that the Lord would assure you of this essential spiritual quality and commodity. You and everything for today and tomorrow is in His trustworthy hands and so you can be at perfect rest. Let God’s peace possess you now and determine the route ahead – Philippians 4: 7. Whatever the Lord has been pleased to do in and with others in the past can be surpassed by Him in the present. He looks to you now that you will be prepared to believe and calmly trust His workings.

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