welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)April 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

“He will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more.  The first things have passed away” – Revelation 21:4

  
Today’s promise tells us of a day that is coming when God Himself will wipe away every tear from our eye. On that great and glorious day, there will be no more death, no more sorrow, no more reason for tears and no more pain.

All of the memories of the suffering of this world will vanish in the light and love of our Father’s embrace. God Himself will wipe away every tear that we have cried and He promises to take away all the pain that we have suffered on this earth.

May this promise bring hope to those who are in the midst of difficult circumstances. May this promise bring comfort to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. One day, we will see Jesus face to face and we will be taken up on the lap our Heavenly Father. 

WISDOM THAT WORKS

HIDDEN AGENDAS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“When dining with a rich be on your guard and don’t stuff yourself, though

all tastes so good; for he is trying to bribe you, and no good is going to come of his invitation”

Read: Proverbs 23: 1—3

Somebody once advised me that there are always two reasons for people’s actions, the one they give you and the real one! At the time I thought this was the observation of a cynic and was not altogether in agreement with it. Even now many years later, I don’t want to apply this advice too quickly, although experience has taught me there is truth in it.

We have to accept the fact that not everyone is open faced in their dealings with us. This is not only true from a normal privacy perspective, it is also true, that there are more sinister reasons why people may not be so forthcoming in what they say to us, or the way they present  themselves to us.

Like our proverb points out, on the surface you might believe you have been invited to dinner, simply out of friendship or good will, when in fact there lies a hidden agenda behind such a show of lavish hospitality. The moral of the story is not to be too quick to accept the overtures of friendship,

Hospitality and generosity from somebody whose motivations could be doubtful. Your eagerness to enjoy what is offered might leave you obligated to the point of no return. Be careful of hidden agendas but don’t become cynical in the process.

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Rev. E. Anderson

Do not associate with fools; you may become like them – E. Anderson

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A FOOLISH MISTAKE – Judges 8: 24-27

It is always sad to read of a good, courageous man making a blunder after doing such a tremendous job of work for God and His people. Here we note how Gideon made a tragic mistake when he had done so much good. He invited the people to give him the golden earrings from the spoils of their conquest in order to make an ephod which would serve as a reminder of the incredible triumph. There is little doubt that he thought it was a good idea but he failed to understand and appreciate the wayward nature of the people.

 “That no idolatrous use was in view, nor any divisive course from Shiloh contemplated, is manifest from Judges 8:33. Gideon proposed, with the gold he received, to make an ephod for his use only as a civil magistrate or ruler, as David did – 1 Chronicles 15:27. It would seem, from the history, that he was not blameable in making this ephod, as a civil robe or ornament merely, but that it afterward became an object to which religious ideas were attached; whereby it proved a snare, and consequently an evil, by perversion, to Gideon and his house.”                                                   (Jamieson, Fausett and Brown)

The problem was he failed to consult with the Lord or His Word as he would have received a definite directive here. He also failed to take in past experience. Before he took on the enemy the idol and grove of evil had to be removed. The outcome was that Israel allowed this ephod to become an idolatrous snare. The lessons of history proved how unwise it was to act without counsel from the Lord. Little did he know that it would later become a snare to God’s people.

When things have gone exceptionally and exceedingly well for us we have to be very careful what we introduce on to the scene. In the first instance it may appear harmless and innocuous but within it is the capacity to ensnare and enslave in a way that is spiritual unhealthy and unacceptable to God. We cannot be too careful at a time of victory and blessing. The Lord is able to safeguard us as we seek His direction in things of this nature.

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