welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)April 25th-16

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 waited patiently for Yahweh. He turned to me, and heard my cry – Psalm 40:1

It was King David who wrote this psalm. He was a man who knew a lot about learning to be patient in the midst of extreme hardship. As a teenage boy, he was anointed king of Israel by the prophet Samuel, only to then wait many years to see it come to pass. In between the promise and the fulfillment there was much heartache and suffering.

Not long after the promise, things were looking good for David. He slayed a giant named Goliath, married the king’s daughter and was a national hero in Israel. Then for reasons outside of David’s control, his father-in-law, King Saul, became jealous and decided to hunt David down to kill him.

For many years, David was on the run, hiding in caves and hanging out with some of the most disreputable men of the day. But then a series of events happened that made him king of all Israel. After much heartache and disappointment, David finally saw the fulfillment of God’s promise that he would one day become king.

So when David says, I waited patiently for the Lord and He heard my cry, he knew what he was talking about. No matter what trials you are facing today, God is faithful. As we continue to look to Him to fulfill all the promises He has made to us, may we find strength and encouragement in today’s promise… Wait patiently for Me and I will hear your cry.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

EXPLOITATION – Rev Bob Stevenson

“Don’t rob the poor and sick! For the LORD is their defender. If you injure them he will punish you”.

Read: Proverbs 22: 22-23

Exploitation, by whatever brand name it might happen to be given, is totally abhorrent, not only to the Almighty, but to any normal fair-minded individual. It strikes at the very heart of human decency and is rightly condemned by God Himself.

You see exploitation is the act of taking advantage of somebody’s inadequacy or inability in the full and blatant knowledge they will never be able to fend for themselves. This not only applies to the economically poor of this world but the emotionally, educationally and spiritually poor. In fact exploitation is the mechanism by which people seek to advance themselves, or their aims, at the expense of those less fortunate.

The seventeenth century gave to England the dubious notoriety of what was referred to as “Transportation”. In order to address the criminal remove the prison system out of the sight of so called respectable English gentry, were passed enabling authorities to send convicted felons to the other side of the In his book ‘The Fatal Shore Robert Hughes documents some of the exploitation of the poor who by this system were sent to the penal colonies of Australia for what were then, and still are the most trivial of offences.

Such injuries do not go unnoticed by God who will surely call to account those who gain

A SOUND, SANE AND SWEET SAYING – Rev . Anderson

He that is wise is ‘winsome’ and he that is winsome is ‘wise’.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

FULLY TESTED – Judges 7: 1-7

When the trumpet was sounded and the recruitment took place to enlist for Israel in this battle, 32,000 men responded. It must have been quite and encouraging sight to see all these men ready to fight the cause of God’s people. He knew he was not alone in his desire to see this foe vanquished and to see the folks released from this evil tyranny. Hope must have born in him at this hour that it was possible to take on the enemy and win the day. Instead of being tormented by an opposition in the future they could live in peace and prosperity!

Imagine his surprise when the Lord reveals to him that they are too many and tells him the reason why this is so. In v2 it states: “The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against Me, saying, ‘Mine own hand hath saved me’.” There had to be a vast reduction of the numbers and by two procedures it is reduced from 32,000, to 10,000 and then to 300. The Lord gives promise that by this small amount He will effect a supreme victory – v7.  There would be no need to worry about the outcome because the Lord would be with them to ensure a complete triumph. All fear, lack of vigilance and pride had to be removed thus providing the base for success.

How essential it is to be sensitive to what the Lord requires if we are to know the positive experience of victory over all the oppositions of evil! Providing we do the things the way that God plans and reveals the result is certain. When we get things right, as He desires and determines, we are more than a match for everyone and everything that stand against us no matter how numerous and formidable. A handful of people under the true influence and direction of God can work the wonders and miracles and bring resounding success.

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