welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)May 29th – 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

“But as it is written, “Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, which didn’t enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him”  – 1 Corinthians 2:9

When my wife and I host a birthday party or special event for our loved ones, there is a lot of preparation that goes into planning before hand. The meal, the decorations, the dessert and the gift are all given careful consideration because we want everything to be perfect. There is always a sense of excitement and anticipation as the big day approaches and we countdown to the celebration. I wonder if this is how God feels when He is preparing for us?

1 Corinthians 2:9 says that even in our wildest imagination we can’t possibly fathom the amazing things that God has prepared for us. Verse 10 goes on to say that even though we can’t grasp these amazing things in our own ability, God has chosen to reveal them to us by His Spirit.

My prayer today is that each one of us would ask the Holy Spirit to reveal more of the amazing things of the kingdom that our God and Father has prepared for us. May the Spirit of God give us power today to grasp how deep, how wide, how long and how high is His love for us in Jesus so that we might be filled to the full measure of the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:14-19)

WISDOM THAT WORKS

THE WAITING GAME – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Be patient and you will finally win, for a soft tongue can break hard bones”.

Read: Proverbs 25:15

It has been well said that patience is a virtue and one that is not all that easy to acquire. I have always been intrigued by the way the Bible often refers to patience and fervency together.

In Romans 12:11-12 we are exhorted to be patient in tribulation, and then to be fervent in spirit serving the Lord. It does seem to be on the face of it that patience and fervour are at opposite ends of the motivational scale. Patience is the ability to keep waiting for something to happen or to be accomplished independent of any effort on your part. Fervour on the other hand is to endeavour to make something happen or come into being by enthusiastic effort on your part.Was it sixteen years that Joseph had to wait before he was released from the prison which had incarcerated him because of a wrongful accusation? Was it twenty five years that Abraham had to wait before his promised seed became a reality? How many years was it before Job had the turnaround in his fortunes?

The waiting game is not an easy one to master, but if in the time spent waiting, you can keep a right spirit and a positive confession, the chances are, according to the Bible,

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

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE TRUE GOD – 1 Samuel 5

The Lord gave Israel a salutary lesson, with the object of radically changing things through the prophetic ministry of Samuel. However He also demonstrated and proved to the Philistines who was the true God. They thought they had won an outstanding victory over Israel and their God, but they were soon to find out otherwise. He was to make His presence and power known in a quiet, unassuming and dynamic fashion. They may have reduced Israel to impotency but it certainly was not so with regard to their God. He remained in control.

In placing the ark alongside Dagon they believed and felt that their god was supreme and if there was anything of deity with regard to the ark, then it would serve their interest. It was a remarkable thing that the next morning they made the discovery that Dagon was fallen before the ark of God. They thought it could be mere chance or coincidence and restored their god to his place only to find the next day the same thing had occurred but now the head and hands were broken off – v4. Then other developments took place with judgment falling on the inhabitants of Ashdod, Gath and Ekron as the ark was moved to these locations. They realised the ‘God of Israel’ was too hot to handle and the need to dispose of His threatening presence and power. It states, “But the hand of the Lord was heavy upon them” – vv6, 7, 11. The Lord needed no assistance as He showed His sovereignty.

God is never at the mercy of His own people or other nations and men. He is well able to look after His own Name and interests and will vindicate Himself before all. He shows that He is Sovereign and can do extraordinary things to affirm His position. It is always best when His sovereignty works for our good and this will be so as we are fully obedient to Him and walk in His ways. We, too, can discover and know He is not only the true God; He is OUR God.

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