welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)June 14th – 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

“Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, “Why weren’t we able to cast it out?”  He said to them, “Because of your unbelief. For most certainly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” – Matt 17:19.20

In this promise, Jesus tells us that even if our faith is as tiny as a mustard seed, we are able to tell a mountain to be thrown into the sea. Since I haven’t seen many mountains hurled into the sea lately, I often wonder what Jesus meant when He said these words to His disciples.

Of course we all have many figurative mountains in our lives that we face on a daily basis. Perhaps it isn’t the literal mountains around us that need moving, but these figurative ones? Maybe one day we will see literal mountains cast into the oceans, but in the meantime, what are the mountains in your life where you need a miracle? I love the fact that Jesus encourages us that we don’t need much faith at all to make a big impact.

From what I understand, a mustard seed is a very small seed, yet Jesus says even if our faith is that small, nothing will be impossible to us. Maybe it is time to start exercising the faith that you have? Start speaking to the mountains in your life with a childlike simplicity, just believing that they have to go away in Jesus name. Who knows what may start to happen?

When I think of this promise, I am reminded of the man who came to Jesus to ask Him to deliver his son and Jesus asked him… Do you believe?. The man responded Lord, I believe, help my unbelief! Jesus didn’t rebuke the man for this response but healed his son instantly.

God understands our frailty, yet He continues to encourage us to simply have faith and watch what happens. Today I am going to speak to the mountains in my life, how about you?

WISDOM THAT WORKS

 AGRO – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“A quarrelsome man starts fights as easily as man sets fire to paper: Gossip is a dainty morsel eaten with great relish”.

Read: Proverbs 26:21-22

The word ‘agro’, the short form for the word aggravate, has now become common parlance and is used to describe somebody who is always stirring up trouble. It seems as though agro is a prerequisite for some members of the younger set in order to gain acceptance into the clan. This sullen disposition to become as offensive as possible, at the least provocation, does seem to be gaining momentum in our ever increasingly violent society.

People in the service and customer focused industries testify to the growing aggressiveness of the general populous, in both verbal and physical confrontations. The tendency to contest every comment made by someone on the grounds of sheer belligerence, ‘just for the sake of it’, is alas, unfortunately here to stay.

Who’s to blame for this state of affairs? In the final analysis I guess we all are, not least the lawmakers, who have afforded a climate to evolve where early correction of these traits in our young is now interpreted as abuse.

However the fact does remain that an unregenerate, unbridled spirit left to itself, can only deteriorate, and none more so than the possessor of a short tempered fuse, who is out looking for a fight whatever the consequences.

QUOTES TO NOTE –  H. Jackson Brown (Jnr)

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

ASSURED TOKENS – 1 Samuel 14: 46-52

It is possible to get the idea that Saul somehow missed it very early in his calling and that his life was a complete failure and mess. This was not so. These few verses reveal that there was a period when he led the people in conflict and waged war with strong opposition and won. It must be said that these were assured tokens that the Lord was with him. The Philistines and the Amalekites affronted the might of Saul and his warrior men, and with the help of the Lord great victories were wrought. God’s people followed him as seen in v48. He was able to give the inspired leadership that was necessary at this time.

Besides this, he was able to enlist some excellent, quality men who were both physically strong and spiritually valiant – v52. All appeared to come together and Israel emerged as a powerful nation. The possibilities that lay before looked to be inviting as all this potential was being harnessed. How needful therefore to be on guard and watchful so that there would be compliance with God’s designs! The divine tokens were present of a healthy nature. From this position they were to make great forward movement that would bring enlargement on all fronts.

The Lord knows how to afford His presence and confirmation when we are committed to fulfilling His will and programme. It does not matter how great the powers that be arrayed against us, through Him we can do valiantly and experience and enjoy His supernatural assistance. As Romans 8: 31 affirms: “If God be for us who can be against us.”  Live in the conviction that He who has chosen and called you will be with you to give all the assurance of His company and power so that you may wax valiant and be a victor always.

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