welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenJune 6th – 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

“Like a father has compassion on his children, so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him” – Psalm 103:13

The point of this promise is that God the Father loves us just like a loving father would love and have mercy on his own children. I am continually amazed to see the ongoing analogies throughout the Bible where God wants us to know that He is really a Father to us! Not just a ‘father figure’, but a real Dad!

Some of you might be reading this promise and thinking about negative past experiences that you have had with your own father and shudder to think that God would treat you in the same way. I think that is one of the most common roadblocks that many of us experience in our journey to know God as Father.

It is very natural for us to project onto God many of the same life experiences that we have had with our earthly fathers. Over the years, we have even heard some comments where people have said to us… “I have had one father and I don’t want another one!”

The truth is that God is the perfect Father and He loves us completely and infinitely better than even the best earthly dad. Jesus came to show us what His Father was really like and to bring us into a real, authentic relationship with God as Father. If you don’t feel safe relating to God as Father, ask Jesus to show you what He is really like and He will be glad to do it.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

 CURSES – Rev. Bob Stevenson

 ”….An undeserved curse has no effect. Its intended victim will be no more harmed by it than by a sparrow or a swallow flitting through the sky. .”

Read: Proverbs 26: 1-2

Cursing is a serious matter even though these days we refer to cursing in the context of the use of bad language. By ‘bad language’ I mean the prevalent use of crude and lewd profanities or expletives.

In biblical days cursing was the very real act of pronouncing evil or misadventure of some kind on your intended victim. Even here in Australia amongst the Aboriginal culture, a curse pronounced, can strike fear and even terror into the heart and mind of the one at the receiving end. New Testament teaching exhorts us to avoid any involvement in the business of cursing especially if we are believers in Jesus. The shame and guilt of the cross was borne by Jesus once and for all, even to the point of

Him becoming cursed on our behalf. Having Himself become a curse for us all He has freed us permanently from any untoward evil that may be directed toward us in the form of a curse. (See Galatians 3:10-14)

As Christians our mandate is to spread blessing not cursing. Happily we can enjoy the liberty and freedom from any fear or apprehension of being cursed because of the death of Jesus. As we put our trust in the completeness of the sacrifice that Jesus made for us, we are as free as the birds of the air from anyone’s curses — supposedly deserved or undeserved — no harm can come our way! Hallelujah!

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Henry Adams

Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

LESSONS TO LEARN – 1 Samuel 10: 8; Philippians 4: 8-13

 

The newly anointed king had to discover straightaway that there were some very important lessons to be learned and that the prophet was to be his divine mentor and guide. Although he was the monarch with the right to rule and govern, he must pay heed to the duly appointed servant and messenger of the Lord. His future reign and destiny would be successful if he gave strict attention to knowing and learning the vital lessons that he would seek to teach. From the beginning it was imperative that this register so that he would properly develop and give the people the best kind of leadership.

At the very start, Samuel conveys two necessary factors: one is to learn to wait and the other to get to know the true mind of God in all circumstances. The first would require a patient attitude that will not get into a condition of fear and panic. Waiting on and for God means an unhurried disposition of spirit and implies being quietly disposed to Him knowing He works according to perfect timing. There would be no need to rush because He had everything under perfect control as recent events proved. Secondly, He would communicate and convey by revelation what His plans were so there would be no need to be anxious as to what to do in any given extreme circumstance. At no time would the Lord be in confusion or complexity.

In our walk with and work for God we need to know these facts and truths. God is never in a flustered and hurried state of being. He expects us to know how to wait on and for Him so that no mistakes will be made. Be sure of this, He will turn up and then make His ways certain so that we might apply ourselves perfectly to His will.  Put time aside today to quietly look to Him and believe that He will reveal to you the things you require to know with assurance.

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