welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)July 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 135,000 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

Ephesians 1:4-5 (WEB)

“even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;  having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,

It pleased the Father to choose us before the foundation of the world. In love, He saw the day when we would say yes to the free gift of His Son’s life for our life and become born into His amazing family. Before He even spoke the world into existence, He saw us!

And our adoption is not like any human adoption, for God has given us His own Spirit as a deposit to guarantee our inheritance. We are not servants in His house, but actual sons and daughters, joint heirs with our elder brother Jesus, seated in Christ in heavenly places.

What an amazing promise! Every other promise and precept rests on God’s eternal plan to make us part of His family. As Ephesians 1:4 says, we are holy and without blame before Him in love all because of the finished work of Jesus Christ. What Jesus did on our behalf has secured our place forever as God’s kids!

1 John 3:1

“Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn’t know us, because it didn’t know him”.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

PLAYING AROUND – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty. The man who wants to do right will get a rich reward. But the man who wants to get rich quick will quickly fall.

Read: Proverbs 28:19-20

Somebody was once commenting to a friend of how lucky they were to have prospered so much in their business ventures. The friend quickly replied with the following observation. “Yes, I find the harder l work the luckier I become!” There is something very magnetic about people who have the capacity to apply themselves with a single mindedness and tenacious commitment any given task or enterprise. They immediately stand out from the crowd. Their initiative and self motivation make them more visible, especially to an employer and it won’t be long before such industry will get rewarded.

I have already referred to some of the ‘get rich quick’ schemes which are promoted as golden opportunities to acquire instant wealth. But I have never heard yet that anyone was ever the loser by giving their best effort, be it for some personal enterprise, or for somebody else’s benefit. Either way, you will get rewarded, and not necessarily with monetary advantage, although that will certainly come in due course.

If all we want to do is play around when we should be working at something, then we shouldn’t be surprised if our net gain is poverty itself, not to mention a poor attitude to work and the poverty mentality that will follow.

QUOTES TO NOTEHelen Keller

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE ULTIMATE SATISFACTION – Psalm 17

David found above all, in life, that the Lord was the One that brought great  satisfaction. In no way was he disappointed with Him but discovered that He was the means by which he was truly blessed,, fulfilled and enriched beyond measure and that consummated in a beautiful, spiritual sensation of pleasure. There were many things that he had to face as this psalm reveals, but he knew that the Lord was with him to uphold and preserve him from all evil. There was a deep inward conviction that there was much more to be known when this life was over – v15.

Two things are most definite regarding the ultimate that gives assurance and feeling of gratification. One, he will be satisfied in beholding the Lord and he will be in a fitting condition – in a state of righteousness. His whole nature and being will have been utterly renewed and transformed as he takes on the divine likeness. There will be nothing to spoil or mar the image. Paul does say that one day when Christ returns, “as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly” – 1 Corinthians 15: 49. We, too, shall be ultimately satisfied with the end result.

Thankfully we can know something of divine change and transformation here and now. In and through Christ we receive of His life and nature so that we can begin to conform to His likeness and by the Holy Spirit be changed into His image, ‘from glory to glory’ – 2 Corinthians 3: 18. The work begins now but the ultimate satisfaction is yet to be when we shall be altogether like Him. This is the marvellous promise given to all true believers and will be fulfilled at His return – 1 John 3: 1-3.

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