welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)May 2nd – 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

”The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life” – Job 33:4

In today’s Scripture verse, one of Job’s friends is declaring that the Spirit of God is the One who made us and His breath gives us life. When God created Adam in the Garden of Eden, He breathed the breath of life into his nostrils and Adam became a living soul. Jesus breathed on His disciples after the resurrection and they received the Holy Spirit.

Every breath that you and I take is a gift that comes from the Father of Lights. He has made us and He has promised to sustain us. Every good and perfect gift that we have comes from our Heavenly Dad. The One who created us is the One who will continue to provide all that we need, both physically and spiritually.

May each one of us be reminded of our God and Father’s goodness as we draw each breath into our body. He has made us and His breath gives us life!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Don? waste your breath on a rebel. He will despise the wisest advice”.

Read: Proverbs 23:9-11

I am always reticent to call anyone a fool or our proverb today labels them ‘rebels’. The words of Jesus always spring to mind in this connection when He said, “Call no man a fool (worthless fellow), lest you endanger yourself with eternal damnation”. (Matt 5:21-22) Along with today’s proverb, which seems absolute and categorical in its declaration about fools, I am also reminded of the verse, “The fool has said in his heart there is no God”. (Psalm 53:1) In either case they are both labelled with unmitigated folly.

Our correctional institutions are full of people who for one reason or another have been unable to, or unwilling to receive advice. How many times do we hear of those convicted in our courts being repeat offenders, not once or twice, but multiple times.

It is for me, a most unpalatable fact to swallow, that there is a folly which has become so entrenched in a person disposition, that you are wasting your breath by trying to bring any form of wisdom or advice. I say unpalatable, because I want to believe the best for everyone and resist any suggestion to write them off. Here lies the key to the words of Jesus. Whilst at this moment wise advice may be rejected, don’t ever write anyone off as a worthless fellow for whilst there is life there is hope.

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Winston Churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A LEADERSHIP NEED – Judges 10: 17, 18;

Thankfully the people had repented and truly turned to the Lord having put away the idols and strange gods and placed themselves entirely at the Lord’s mercy. They knew they had no claim upon Him in the light of their behaviour and broken covenant but they trusted Him to help them in the immediate crisis. From v17 it is apparent they were faced with a formidable foe that was desirous of inflicting further pressure and problems on them. It was important that they be rescued in this set of circumstances as they felt themselves ill prepared.

An urgent requirement was the need of a good leader who could bring some inspiration and assistance. In the providence of God there was such a man by the name of Jephthah who is affirmed as being ‘a mighty man of valour’ – Judges 11: 1. His pedigree did not seem to be much but he knew how to act with courage and had proven himself as a warrior to a degree. He responded to the request having secured concessions from them and so he led them into battle by the power of God. God was pleased to recognise him and gave him the needed inspiration for it says, “The Spirit of the Lord came on Jephthah” – v29.

We can be assured that the Lord does not want a leaderless Church in these days when there is a battle to be fought. How essential it is that we pray and seek God to appoint and anoint those people who can give the kind of lead that is vital to spiritual victory! The candidates that God has in mind may not fit in with our ideas and opinions. What matters is that the Church is seen to be dealing with the enemy in an overcoming manner. Pray for your leaders today that they will be anointed for the fight.

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