welcome to this christian website

Aug 8th -2016

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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

but the very hairs of your head are all numbered” – Matthew 10:30

The entire context of this promise can be found in Matthew 10:29-31…29 “Aren’t two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father’s will, 30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows. (WEB)

In Matthew 10, Jesus is commissioning His disciples to go out into the world to proclaim the good news of the kingdom. Heal the sick, cast out devils and freely give what you freely receive. In the midst of His charge to go, Jesus does talk about the reality that they will encounter opposition to this message. There will even be those who will want to kill them for what they represent. But all the while, Jesus is encouraging them not to be afraid.

He goes on to tell them that although sparrows are insignificant in the eyes of men, Father God always keeps a watchful eye on them. Jesus encourages His disciples that they are worth more than many sparrows, so if God watches over the birds, He will watch over them too! The source of much of our worry and anxiety is fear. Fear is rooted in a feeling that we are on our own and we have to try and manage life by ourselves.

Jesus encourages us to not fear because we are not on our own. We have a Heavenly Father who loves us and is in control of our lives. He even has taken the time to number each one of the hairs on our heads! What attention to detail! What involvement in our lives! We have nothing to fear when the God of the universe is for us and is so intimately involved in our lives.

Knowing the Father’s love for us will not necessarily shield us from heartache, pain and suffering because Jesus did tell us that in the world we will have trouble. However, in the midst of all our struggles, He promises that perfect love will cast out all fear from our hearts (1 John 4:18). May each one of us go deeper into our Father’s love today, knowing that our worth to Him is far more than many sparrows.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

KING OF KINGS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“There are three stately monarchs on the earth – no, four: The lion, king of the animals. He won’t turn aside from anyone. The peacock. The male goat. A king as he leads an army”.

Read: Proverbs 30: 29-31

There is indeed something stately about these animals and birds. Their posture, movement and stance all give that regal kind of image.

The lion as he meanders through the bush, with or without his lioness and her cubs, cuts a kingly grace. Small wonder that Jesus is referred to as “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah”! (Rev 5:5)

The peacock is without doubt the most resplendent of the bird gender. What magnificence and majesty of unquestionable beauty. Such grandeur is not only replicated but eclipsed in the glorified Christ seated upon His throne.

The male goat does have a certain air of dignity as he stands, head and horns thrown back, feet astride as if to say, “lf you mess with me you do so at your own peril”! Like the fixed stance of the male goat, there was absoluteness about the manner of Jesus when replying to the questionings of His opponents!

Then there is the king on his white stallion leading his army to battle. What courage and bravery is on display as he charges out fearlessly in front of his troops.

It sin’t difficult to see Jesus in all these images and we who believe in Him will have the privilege of  being with him when he is crowned, King of Kings and Lord of Lords – (Rev 17: 14; 19: 16).

QUOTES TO NOTE – Nelson Mandela

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.   /

DAILY MEDITATIONS

IN A FLOURISHING STATE – Psalm 52

Mention has been made of the man who is evil in his life style and procedure and of his ultimate end and destruction. Then there is the bold affirmation of his personal position and condition in v8 – “But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.” This reveals the healthy and wholesome situation that he was in. He could not be better placed or blessed. There was no need to be jealous of the evil man and his doings because he was in the best of relationships and enjoying a beneficial existence in the Lord.

The mercy of the Lord depicts His loving-kindness being demonstrated in a practical and personal manner. There was a simple trust in Him for the exercise of His goodness and he was not disappointed. Being a tree of the Lord’s planting and situated in the most profitable place of advantage there was every reason to flourish and abound. The wicked will be written off but the righteous and those who trust in the Lord can anticipate immeasurable blessing from the Lord and express a fullness of growth and prosperity of the right kind. It is a gracious work of the Lord – v9 “you have done it.”

The lot of the Christian believer could not be better. There is no need to envy the seeming strength of the wicked because it will surely fail. In contrast, to be lodged and established by the Lord in His presence and tended to by His loving care and ministry is the best thing that could occur. He will see to it that you are nourished and taken care of and cause you to flourish in accordance with His design.

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