welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenMay 28th – 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

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.  To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God” – Revelation 2:7
In chapters 2 and 3 in the book of Revelation, we read how Jesus has a specific message for seven of the churches that were around in that day. The words that Jesus spoke to these churches was very sobering indeed, but I think it is important to remember that each one of His messages ended with a promise.

In today’s Scripture passage, Jesus finishes off His exhortation to the church at Ephesus with the promise that those who overcome will eat of the tree of life in the garden of God. This is an incredible promise of complete restoration for all those who are in Christ. Everything in humanity’s history began in a garden and it was from those lofty heights that Adam and Eve fell. It has always been God’s heart to restore to His people to all that was lost the day Adam and Eve left the garden.

In today’s promise, Jesus reminds us that those who overcome will be restored to even more glory than what

Adam and Eve enjoyed before they fell. No matter how difficult life can get here on earth, may we all be reminded that our destiny is to live forever, completely restored to all that our Father originally intended for us. Because of the finished work of our Elder Brother Jesus, you and I will one day taste of the choicest fruit from the tree of life itself. Hallelujah!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

BROKEN PROMISES – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“One who doesn’t give the gift he promised is like a cloud blowing over the desert without dropping any rain”‘

Read: Proverbs 25:1 1-14

How often our children would try to get us to promise in an effort to secure the something they were wanting Whether it some special outing or  they knew that if we promised then it definitely happen, but if they only received reply like, well we’ll see about it’ then was no binding commitment

It is so important in the raising of a family promises are kept so as to teach the ethic one’s word is one’s bond. Broken promises stab at the heart of personal integrity and allowed to go unchallenged will rob us of credibility that is so essential if we are going be trusted at all

Trust is the foundation stone of any and once that is shattered especially in realm of our spoken word it becomes difficult, though not impossible, to re-establish that trust Like the cloud blowing over the dry terrain, it looks full of the promise of rain, but in the end brings deep disappointment because it doesn’t come up to expectations

Like it or not, when we create high expectations through the promises we make, if expectations are not realized without a really good reason, then we deserve the loss any reputation we may have achieved

QUOTE TO NOTE – Dr. Martin Luther King (Jnr)

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

DIVINE JUDGMENT – 1 Samuel 4

The time arrived when God had to take action against Israel because of her perverted ways and the principal culprits were Eli’s sons. It was inevitable because there had been no repentance or amendment in spite of what God had said. And so the Philistines were used to bring chastisement and correction – v2. They presented themselves as a formidable opposition and had seemingly immediate success in overthrowing God’s people.  Israel was defeated and lost a lot of men in the battle as they were utterly routed.

God’s people thought that the reason for the defeat lay in the fact that ark of God had not led in the contest. Here we note that their faith and confidence was not in God but the symbol of His presence. They had no real idea of Him or His ways and so were in disaster again. The sons of Eli were slain and the ark taken by the enemy. When the news arrived to Eli about the ark and his sons he was grieved, fell and broke his neck. His daughter-in-law, who was pregnant, gave sudden birth at the expense of her own life. She named her son before her decease – Ichabod – “The glory has departed from Israel.” – vv21,22. It was a grievous blow and set back.

When the Lord is dishonoured by sin then there is sure to be the inevitable divine judgment. Those in leadership must be watchful of their ways because of the wider implications. To avoid finishing up in this kind of experience, attention must be given to maintaining the highest spiritual, scriptural and moral standards. One cannot afford to be careless in our relationship with God and His Kingdom. Failure to know and abide by His requirements always leads to inevitable loss.

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