welcome to this christian website

Dec 17th – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

DAILY MESSAGE

Take note of this important factor, the Lord has granted you both a natural and spiritual mind to think with and such should be employed in the reading, studying and meditating on the His Word, so that you will be conversant with the great plans and purposes that He has for you in this world. He is able to guide you unerringly in both the spiritual and natural so that you are able to make the right choices, adopt the best things and go in the finest directions. He has not left you to find your own way but has afforded the Holy Spirit who will always be alongside inspiring always to select and adopt what is sure to bring credit to you and glory to your Lord. At the conclusion of your life, you will be pleased at the progress mad and destiny reached!

SACRED SONGS

Jesus Shall reign Where’er the Sun

This is a great hymn that really does justice to Christ, placing Him as the most important figure in human affairs and this world. Though He was humiliated on the Cross he is now exalted to the throne of the universe and this world. He does not simply govern the Christian Church, He is Lord over all in this world and it will become manifest. Wherever he reigns is sure to be one of peace and prosperity!

Perhaps one of the most in­ter­est­ing oc­ca­sions on which this hymn was used was that on which King George, the sa­ble, of the South Sea Is­lands, but of bless­ed mem­o­ry, gave a new con­sti­tu­tion to his peo­ple, ex­chang­ing a hea­then for a Christ­ian form of gov­ern­ment. Un­der the spread­ing branch­es of the ban­yan trees sat some thou­sand na­tives from Ton­ga, Fi­ji, and Sa­moa, on Whit­sun­day, 1862, as­sem­bled for Di­vine wor­ship. Fore­most amongst them all sat King George him­self. Around him were seat­ed old chiefs and war­ri­ors who had shared with him the dan­gers and for­tunes of ma­ny a battle—men whose eyes were dim, and whose pow­er­ful frames were bowed down with the weight of years. But old and young alike re­joiced to­ge­ther in the joys of that day, their fac­es most of them ra­di­ant with Christ­ian joy, love, and hope. It would be im­poss­i­ble to de­scribe the deep feel­ing man­i­fest­ed when the sol­emn serv­ice be­gan, by the en­tire au­di­ence sing­ing Dr. Watts’ hymn…

Who so much as they could real­ize the full mean­ing of the po­et’s words? For they had been res­cued from the dark­ness of hea­then­ism and can­ni­bal­ism and they were that day met for the first time un­der a Christ­ian con­sti­tu­tion, un­der a Christian king, and with Christ Him­self reign­ing in the hearts of most of those pre­sent. That was in­deed Christ’s king­dom set up in the earth.

1/. Jesus shall reign where’er the sun  does its successive journeys run;
His kingdom spread from shore to shore,  till moons shall wax and wane no more.

2/. To Jesus endless prayer be made,  and endless praises crown his head;
His name like sweet perfume shall rise  with every morning sacrifice.

3/. People and realms of every tongue  dwell on his love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim  their early blessings on his name.

4/.. Where He displays His healing power, Death and the curse are known no more;
In Him the tribes of Adam boast More blessings than their father lost.
5/. Blessings abound where’er he reigns;  all prisoners leap and loose their chains;
The weary find eternal rest,  and all who suffer want are blest.

6/. Let every creature rise and bring  honours peculiar to our King;
Angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the loud amen!

QUOTES TO NOTE – CHRIST

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” ― Augustine of Hippo

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE SIN OF COVETOUSNESS – 1 Kings 21

One of the divine commandments is: “You shall not covet” – Exodus 20: 17. God could have not been clearer. The king was under the same rule as the subject as far as God was concerned. Here Ahab set his eyes and heart upon property that was not his and wanted it. Approaches were made to Naboth to sell him the vineyard adjacent to the king’s territory but he would not. He had every right to refuse because it had been a legacy that had been left from generation to generation. The king should have honoured the man for his sense of purpose and integrity. Instead he becomes irritated about it.

The wicked queen plots the death of this honourable man. She employs a method of involving God within her scheme to achieve the death and removal of this choice individual having him accused of blasphemy –vv8-14. Ahab goes to claim the possession he was not entitled to and was met by Elijah. In no way was God going to be linked up with these proceedings and so sentence is given against him and the queen. There was to be an awful price paid for the shedding of innocent blood.

The evil of covetousness must be put from the heart and life. Intense longing for other people’s goods and property is not a commendable thing. It is important to learn to be content with what we have and in pleasing the Lord in righteousness and goodness. He has a way of adding those essential blessings and requirements. Do not lust in a sinful manner after anyone or anything that can lead to downfall and ruination. History is strewn will people who missed it because covetousness was allowed to dictate their desires.

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