welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenJuly 25th – 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

“For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says Yahweh; because they have called you an outcast, saying, It is Zion, whom no man seeks after” – Jeremiah 30:17

In this fallen orphan world that we live in, sickness is part of every day life. We all know someone who is struggling with some form of infirmity, or we ourselves may be struggling. When Jesus taught us to pray the Lord’s Prayer, He said for us to ask our Father to bring His kingdom to this world. Since there is no sickness in heaven, we can receive comfort in knowing that healing is part of the good news of the gospel.

In today’s promise, God promises to restore health to our bodies and to bring healing to all our wounds. How the fulfillment of that promise applies to us personally is as unique as each one of us is different. God’s ways are not our ways and the fulfillment of this promise is tailored uniquely to our own circumstance.

Personally, I have suffered partial deafness as a result of a childhood ear infection. I can’t count the number of times that I have received prayer for healing. While the healing has not yet manifested itself, I still hold on to the promise that God is faithful and healing is part of the New Covenant, bought and paid for by Jesus Christ.

Though there are times when I feel disappointment for not yet receiving my healing, I continue to open up my heart for more prayer. Sometimes that feeling of disappointment can open the door to disillusionment about healing. It is times like this that I need healing for the wounds of my soul.

In Jeremiah 30:17, God promises to bring health to our bodies and healing to all the wounds we suffer in our heart.  I pray that whatever your circumstance is today, that faith would rise up in your heart and you would believe God for the healing you need for both your body and your soul.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

N0 RESTRAINT – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Where there is ignorance of God, crime runs wild; but what a wonderful thing it is for a nation to know and  keep His laws.

Read: Proverbs 29:18

This Proverb so aptly describes the scenario of the days prior to the coming of Jesus to rule and reign over the earth, when He comes to establish truth and righteousness. It is recorded in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 that, “He who now restrains will restrain until He be taken out of the way”, speaking of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said we are the salt of the earth. We know that salt is only a preservative and has no power to make us any more healthy. However, it definitely does have the power to prevent things going worse and also has the power to delay the process of decay. So in the same way, the presence of the church in the world may not be able to bring total healing to it, but it does have the power restraint.

The world may wrongly imagine the church to be some irrelevant nonentity, when in ‘actual fact it stands in the way of a society going completely unhindered in its reckless quest for an environment of unrestrained wrong-doing.

Happy is that nation whose citizenry know and love the God of the Bible. More than that — who have a commitment to keep His laws and walk in obedience to His will. absence of such godly influence only allows crime to run wild and provide elements of society with no restraint.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Jim Elliot

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A HEALTHY, HOLY HABIT – Psalm 34

From the opening remarks of the psalm it is possible to see that David cultivated this wonderful healthy and holy habit that worked spiritual wonders in his being and life. He declares – v1 “I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”  He had proved it to be such a profitable and worthy exercise that he invites others to join him in the procedure- v3 “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His Name together.” He just loved to bless, praise and worship the Lord. It became the inspired routine of life and living. As he thought on the Lord, on a regular basis, and on His doings in his affairs, he found that the blessing the Lord was a spontaneous factor within him. It was a spring of life within him.

Many blessed things result from this spiritual activity. To name one of importance:  the person takes on a divine radiance and glory as the Lord is looked to and praised – v5. “They looked unto Him, and were enlightened: and their faces were not ashamed.” The countenance is not blushing red temporarily with embarrassment but is glowing with a divine lustre and glory because God is lighting up the spirit in a unique manner and measure, and it is more abiding than a blush. Because there is a true blessing of Him there is a pure blessing from him that ignites and fires the inward state that in turn is seen in the glowing, natural face.

It may well be that you need to adopt this healthy holy habit so that your whole spiritual relationship with God and life is enhanced. Instead of being beset with a murmuring and moaning spirit, why not put on consistently ‘the garment of praise’ and learn the ministry of blessing the Lord. The answers that you require in your life may well come by praise and not by prayer! Whilst it is good to pray, it is infinitely better to praise, and after all, the Scriptures teach that ‘praise is comely for the righteous. Do not miss out on today’s spiritual exercise!

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