welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenMay 1st– 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

 “In this way God, being determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath; that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold of the hope set before us” – Hebrews 6:17,18

The writer of Hebrews tells us that we are heirs of the promise of God. He also says that we can trust in God’s unchangeable character because it is impossible for God to lie. Since God is the ultimate promise keeper, we can bank on everything that He has promised to be true. We can trust Him with all our heart and rely on everything that he has said.

The English Standard Version translation says Hebrews 6:17-18 this way… 17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,18so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. (ESV)

Every promise that our God and Father has made is yes and amen in Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:20) May we all be filled with faith today to declare that God is faithful to do all that He has promised because He is a good Father who keeps His Word! …and it is impossible for Him to lie.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

TRICK OR TREAT – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Don’t associate with evil men; don’t long for their favours or gifts. Their kindness is a trick; they want to use you as their pawn. The delicious food they serve will turn sour in your stomach, and you will vomit it  and have to take back your words of appreciation “.

Read: Proverbs 23: 6-8

I think it was the Americans who first commercialized the Halloween phenomena. They have successfully managed to eliminate the sinister side of this celebration by turning it into a fun event. This is designed to capitalize on the ghoulish dress ups that children love to do. Now renamed “Trick or Treat”, children go knocking on the doors of their neighbourhoods asking for some treats to be given them. Of course most people are happy to go along with this fun event and the light-hearted threat that if there is no ‘treat’ forthcoming then look out for the ‘trick’ or spell that will be cast on you!

So here our proverb in like manner, warns us against the more serious issue of receiving a favour from someone which might obligate you beyond what you intended. You have probably heard the quip, “You owe me one”, when an unsolicited favour has been done for a friend or associate! Usually these comments are more a friendly banter than an actual obligation to return the compliment.

But these days term ‘complimentary’ may not be as ‘complimentary’ as you think. There are unfortunately those in our world, whose only intention is providing us with such ‘freebles’ is to exploit us at a later date.

So be on guard against these individuals and don’t get tricked by their treats!

A QUOTE TO NOTE – E. Anderson

Consecration will only be effective when it has your total concentration and commitment. You will enter into a richer communion with your LORD that will be purposive, progressive and prosperous.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

GOD’S GRIEF – Judges 10

Is it possible that the Lord could be smitten with grief? Quite a question to ask! It states in v16 “and His soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.” Looking down on the circumstances that His people were in, He was rightly disturbed and distressed. He knew that they could have been in a lot better condition. Instead of being victimised in the way that they were by foreign nations, things would have been decidedly different if only they had done the right thing and honoured Him.

At this time they were really given over to idolatry –v6. They stooped to every false deity and practised all kinds of offensive actions to the Lord in the worship of them. Such a sin was grievous to God and caused unnecessary pain to Him.  Israel had no call to act in such a manner in the light of God’s goodness and faithfulness. It should have been their purpose to give Him pleasure.

 

We must make sure that we do not entertain any idols in our lives and thus cause grief to our Lord. He wants to see us in a free and favoured state and enjoying His rich blessings and if this is not the case, it affects Him deeply. Let us renounce all evil associations and make evident our total love of and commitment to Him today. The admonition in the New Testament is to “Flee idolatry.”  Nothing and no one should be allowed to occupy the place that belongs to the Lord alone.

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