welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenApril 30th – 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 135,000 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

“The ransomed of Yahweh shall return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy shall be on their heads. They shall obtain gladness and joy. Sorrow and sighing shall flee away” – Isaiah 51:11.

The Bible says in Nehemiah 8:10 that the joy of the Lord is our strength. In John 17:13, in His high priestly prayer to His Father, Jesus tells His Dad that He wants us to have the full measure of His joy. In Romans 14:17, Paul the Apostle writes… For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (NIV).

There is no question that the joy of the Lord is our inheritance and today’s promise tells us that God’s everlasting joy will be upon our heads! While we know the culmination of this promise will be in heaven, my prayer today is that we would experience a measure of the joy of the Lord here on earth. In Isaiah 61 we read that weeping lasts for the night, but joy comes in the morning! Hallelujah for that promise!

Psalm 16:11 says… You make known to me the path of life, in your presence there is fullness of joy at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (ESV) There is no question in my mind that God is filled with joy and He wants us to be filled with joy too! May we all experience an increased outpouring of the joy of the Lord today, and may His joy drive all sorrow and mourning away!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

WEALTH OR HEALTH – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Don’t weary yourself trying to get rich. Why waste your time? For riches can disappear as though they had the wings of a bird”.

Read: Proverbs 23:4,5

Let me be the first to set the record straight as far as I am concerned. There is absolute nothing wrong in wealth creation.

I am sure also, that none of us would argue above spiritual prosperity, because to be rich in faith is to be rich indeed! I don’t think any of us would have a problem with physical prosperity forth blessing of good health is something we need to thank the Lord for every day! Then what about material or financial abundance? The Bible is very clear in Ill John 1v1, “..And I pray above all else that you will prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers”. For me this has become an all encompassing promise which I believe God wants everyone to experience.

The key words to me in this proverb are, “Don’t weary yourself”. If the choice has to be made, go for health every time because even if you lose your wealth, if you still have your health, you can always get up and get going again. However to waste your time amassing riches at the expense of your health is a waste

Jesus said “Lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven”. To do that will neither wear you out nor be a waste of time! So make a wise investment? (See Matt 6:19-21)

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Ernest Anderson

In making the LORD the chief object of your devotion and life, you will soon know beyond question that you have been and will be eternally be the subject of His love, devotion and action.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A GRIEVOUS STORY – Judges 9

This is one of the accounts in Bible that makes sorry reading and it comes in the period of the Judges. It is evident that Gideon must have acted in a leadership role whilst he was alive and during that time the people enjoyed peace – 8: 28. He also lived to a good age – v32 and had been a sanctifying influence amongst the people –v33. He had seventy sons and a son to a concubine, a maidservant, and his name was Abimelech – v31. What a rotter he turned out to be!

His perversity is seen in what he did as soon as Gideon had gone in having all but one of Gideon’s son murdered. He enlisted the Shechemites to perform this evil deed but he and they were not allowed to get away with it without due warning from the last remaining son – 9: vv19, 20.  And so it came to pass, the curse of Jotham was fulfilled – v56, 57. God rendered upon all concerned the appropriate judgement upon the evil committed.

It has to be recognised that there comes the sentence and action of God upon those who practise violence and wickedness. For a time, it appears that people get away with it, but in the end, God has the last word and act. We must make sure that we do not run in the way of the wicked but keep on the righteous road.

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