welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)May 27th – 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, some thing 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 answered them, “To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them” – Matthew 13:11

In today’s passage of Scripture, Jesus tells His disciples that it was His Father’s plan for them to know the mysteries of the kingdom. Jesus had just finished telling the crowds the parable of the sower and the seed and then He took the time to explain to His beloved friends the meaning of this story.

Jesus did this because it wasn’t His intention to keep His disciples in the dark. His desire (and His Father’s desire) is always to deepen our level of revelation of the vastness of the kingdom in which we are called to live in. He doesn’t want us to be left in the dark because we are called to be children of light!

It gives our Father great pleasure to give us His kingdom. (Luke 12:32) In John 5:19-20, Jesus made this statement… 19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. (NIV)

Our God and Father loves to show us what He is up to by the Spirit which He has given us. May each one of us see an increase of revelation into the mysteries of the wonderful kingdom of God in the coming days and with childlike awe and wonder be totally blown away by our Dad’s goodness.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

SELF-IMPORTANCE – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Don’t demand an audience with the king as though you were some powerful prince. It is better to wait for an invitation rather than to besent back to the end of the line, publicly disgraced!”

Read: Proverbs 25:6-7

We are exhorted in the scriptures not to think of ourselves more highly than we ought but to always maintain a sober assessment of our importance. (Romans 12:3) Now this does not mean that we deliberately demean ourselves or adopt some fake disposition of false humility, but it does require us to comply with certain conventions of behaviour.

We have all seen how nauseating it is to see those crass, pushy types wanting to get attention and jump the queue in the mistaken delusion of their superior importance. Normal folk are happy, or maybe not so happy, to wait their turn, rather than have the embarrassment of being sent to the end of the line. Let me say again, lest I get the balance wrong, there is a place for rightful personal assertiveness but such assertiveness is not based on a pecking order of importance. Self importance, like self-praise or self anything else, is no recommendation whatsoever. Whenever there is the tendency to pull rank, for whatever purpose, remember that your rank might not be as influential or accepted as you think it to be.

It far better to wait for an invitation to be extended to you, because in all probability, this will be the measure of your importance.

A QUOTE TO NOTE – A. A. Milne

You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

BECOMING GOD’S MESSENGER – 1 Samuel 3: 11-21

This young boy came to realise that God was calling him to be His special messenger at a needful time.  He showed his merit and worth at the outset in that he was prepared to speak the serious word of the Lord to Eli. The demand upon him was quite a difficult one but he showed his loyalty to God in this. It was a test run and he passed it with flying colours. This new messenger who was to become a major prophet would fit in with God’s design at that time. As he conducted his ministry to and for the Lord he would turn out to be a divine success.

Having established this contact, the Lord began to build on it and Samuel matured in every way. There came the maximum development of his character and the Lord was pleased to be identified with him. It would seem that he developed a real rapport with the Lord and the people began to sense that he had the divine answers into the situations of their day and circumstances. There was a unique touch upon him so that when he conversed with the people they were aware of the fact that God was talking with and through him to solve matters. The word of the Lord was on his lips and so everyone had good reason to be hopeful for the future. God had raised up a true messenger that would sound out His mind and will.

There is still a demand for people to and through whom the Lord will speak to His people and to the world. How vital it is that we become the mouthpiece of God so that there will come an understanding of Him and His plans! As you live to and for Him, He would use you as His messenger so that people will become switched on to Him and that they will come to know He has the answers to life and all it entails.

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