welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenJune 19th – 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

“No weapon that is formed against you will prevail; and you will condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment” – Isaiah 54:17

It is a reality that we have an enemy that is prowling around like a lion who would like to harm us. We do not have to be fearful or paranoid about this, but it is helpful to be aware of his opposition. In this promise found in Isaiah, God makes the promise that no weapon that is formed against us by any enemy will prosper. He goes on to say that every tongue that judges us will be condemned.

It is encouraging to be reminded that God is on our side and He is fighting for us. No matter what or who opposes us, our Father promises to be with us through every storm and protect us by His great power. This is the heritage of the Lord. This is our birthright! …To live under the protection of the Most High (Psalm 91).

I realize that this does not mean that we are completely insulated from trials in life. Jesus said in John 16:33 that as long as we are in this world, we will experience trouble. Praise God though that Jesus has overcome the world!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

 TRUMPET  BLOWING – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Don’t brag about your plans for tomorrow ~ wait and see what happens. Don’t praise yourself; let others do it!”.

Read: Proverbs 27:1~2

If you have never tried to play the trumpet or bugle then the real meaning behind the saying ‘Don’t blow your own trumpet’ could be lost. Yes, l know what it means! It means don’t promote yourself. as being the best in your field. It means don’t assume that your expertise makes you the best of the bunch and therefore gives you the right to broadcast that fact. The very act of praising yourself or promoting yourself carries with it certain ‘implications.

Firstly, we can never be the best judge of our own capabilities. Secondly, it implies a certain pompous pride because until you are tested by competition you can never be sure you deserve such praise. Thirdly, it manifests a complete lack of any sense of humility or modesty. Even

if you do happen to be the best, declaring your own prowess degrades the very achievement you are promoting. Just to know that your achievements are worthy of recognition from another is reward in itself and any further self adulation is only a pathetic sign of insecurity.

Be sure to let any fanfare of trumpets that herald your accomplishments be orchestrated by others and not your own mouthpiece. This way you will be saved from the eventual rude awakening of realizing your own obnoxiousness in the eyes of others, irrespective of your ability or prowess.

QUOTES TO NOTE –  H. Jackson Brown (Jnr)

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

WHERE GOD LOOKS – 1 Samuel 16: 1-13

God’s plans and purposes must go forward in spite of the let down caused by people who fail to live up to expectations. He was not floundering and in confusion because of Saul’s unfortunate demise but had someone and something in mind that would be a successful replacement. His eyes had moved to an individual that would be schooled in His ways and who was already showing signs of obedience and trust. He was just an early teenager that had a great affection for God and was showing immense promise. Samuel was called upon to go to the family of Jesse because the future king of Israel was amongst his sons – v1.

He had a number of sons that were quite impressive from the natural standpoint and the prophet could easily have made a mistake. The Lord gave him some sound advice that aided him in his assignment – “Look not on his countenance . . . for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” v7. It was essential to get the right person and the Lord would point him out. In this case, it was the least likely that turned out to be the divine choice.

This still appertains today. We are still likely to make mistakes and capable of choosing people according to our own carnal reasoning and judgment. It is imperative that we are prompted by the Lord and have His perception and understanding because He knows people through and through and sees the end from the beginning. He only makes the correct assessment and He is to be trusted. He is able to inspire you to prepare the way for those who will be major successors.

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