welcome to this christian website

May 9th – 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

“When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases” – Matthew 8: 16,17

Jesus took upon Himself every sickness and every disease that mankind has ever experienced so that we could be healed. I cannot imagine the unfathomable price that Jesus paid for today’s promise to become a reality for us in our generation.

In the Garden of Gethsemane as Jesus was sweating great drops of blood, He cried out to His Abba (Father) for the strength to drink from the cup that would pave the way to our redemption. It was at this crucial time in history that Jesus took upon Himself ALL our sin and exchanged ALL our brokenness for ALL of His life.

I believe that only the Holy Spirit can bring revelation to us so that we can grasp in part the incredible sacrifice that Jesus paid so that we could become heirs of His glorious inheritance.

May God give all of us the grace today to comprehend the fact that Jesus took upon Himself all of our sickness so that we could be healed. May faith rise in our hearts today so that each one of us could appropriate the finished work of the cross in every area of our body and our soul that still needs to be healed.

Thank you Jesus for saying ‘yes’ to your Father and drinking the terrible cup of the brokenness of humanity so that we might be made whole…spirit, soul & body. Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

FACTS, FICTION AND FEELINGS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Get the facts at any price, an d hold on tightly to all the good sense you can get”.

Read: Proverbs 23:23

I prefer the more literal translation of these verses than the ‘get the facts at any price’ rendering. “Get the truth and don‘t sell it” appeals to me much more because truth is absolute. You may get the facts but the facts may not be true. Truth on the other hand is not negotiable, so whatever you do, once you possess truth, never sell out on it.

Jesus said He was ‘The WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE”. (John 14:6) He is the complete embodiment of truth. He (not only spoke the truth. He was the truth in every facet of His life. He was true to His Father. He was true to His calling. He was true to His identity. He was true in His words. When you compare Jesus with Pontius Pilate, it is a ‘no contest’. Pilate had long since sold out on truth as an absolute. Political expediency was his order of the day. Truth for him had long been lost. So vague and – was his appreciation of truth that he had to ask the question, “What is truth?” (See Q 18:38)

In the daily routine of life, the mixture of what is fact, what is fiction and what our feelings may tell us are constantly vying for our allegiance.

Hold on tightly to all that is truth and don‘t compromise at any cost.

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Charles Spurgeon

“When God causes us to have no mercy on our sins, then He has great mercy on us.  When we are angry with evil, God is no more angry with us. When we multiply our efforts against iniquity, he LORD multiplies our blessings.”

DAILY MEDITATIONS

TEMPTED AND SUBDUED – Judges 16: 1-19

It should be appreciated that Samson was not overtaken suddenly. From 15: 20 it is stated that he judged Israel in the days of the Philistine for 20 years, so there was a measure of success in his leadership. It was not all failure but he does seem to have been beset with a carnal weakness; women! It was also wrongly directed: to women in the opposing people, the Philistines. One would have thought that his experience with the previous woman would have been a salutary lesson, but not so.

He is captivated and enslaved in his lust for yet another, Delilah by name. She is prepared to draw him into a trap in order to rob him of his unique strength. The lords of the Philistine sensed his weakness and said to her, “Entice him, and see where his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him” – v5. Evil designs were afoot and he appears blind in relation to it and falls for the bait. He seems to have been insensitive to the spiritual and mortal danger he was in and so sacrificed a greater service and destiny of a divine order.

Temptation never ceases. There are always things that are going to crop up within our lives and experiences that will sorely and severely test us and we should be wide-awake to that reality. How essential it is to be vigilant and this can only be when we keep up a lively and sound relationship with the Lord, and this involves being constantly attuned to his Spirit and His Word. Triumphing over such prepares us for greater work and ministry for the Lord.

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