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Jan 24th – 2017

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Rev. E. Anderson



Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. We now turn our thoughts to another important factor if there is to be positive dealing with God. The word I ‘faith’, but it is more than word to be known. This is a crucial factor if there is to be fruitful and worthwhile relation with an for God. Nothing of any worth will be known or accomplished without a vibrant and close accord with Him in this all essential.

A PRINCIPLE TO WORK BY – Genesis 6; Hebrews 12:7

What was required of Noah and his family in his day when he was called to build a massive boat to house all the animals etc.? At a time when there had been no fall of rain he was called upon by God to build an ark that would provide safety for his family and animals. He really did need to be sure that he got it right but he was ready to take on the incredible job and go down in history in remarkable fashion. The principle of faith was in him and he took on the challenge of believing, no doubt that God would help him and vindicate his commitment.

The amazing thing is that views of the ark have been seen in this day in Ararat thus verifying the Bible account. Noah laboured well in the knowledge he was doing what God expected of him. The agenda was a very big one but he was inspired by the greatness of God and that he was serving real purpose for God and man. He would go own in posterity as a person who was not put off by the largeness of the project required but would know the wisdom, strength an abilities of God to succeed.

So you, too, must keep ear and heart open to what the Lord is calling on you to do at this hour in your life. It is important that you leave a testimony and work behind of a task well-done for Him according to His plan. The principle of faith and trust must always be resident in you and an ever looking to the Lord for the accomplishment of His eternal purpose during your life and stay on earth.


One Day when Heaven was Filled with His Praises

This is a fabulous hymn that places attention on Christ and what He has wrought for all Christian believers. He is to be seen and worshipped as the One who is the central and real focus of faith and life. Oh what wonderful things He has wrought for all His people and so rejoice in Him and His work in our lives1

John Wilbur Chapman (June 17, 1859, Richmond, Indiana – December 25, 1918, New York, New York) was a Presbyterian evangelist in the late 19th Century, generally traveling with gospel singer Charles Alexander. His parents were Alexander H. and Lorinda (McWhinney) Chapman. Chapman grew up attending Quaker Day School and Methodist Sunday School. At age 17, he made a public declaration of his Christian faith and joined the Richmond Presbyterian Church. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College and his seminary degree from Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his ordination into the ministry 13 April 1881, while still attending Lane. He was later awarded a Doctorate in Divinity from the College…

1/. One day when heaven was filled with His praises,  One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin —  Dwelt among men, my example is He!


Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me; Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:  One day He’s coming—O glorious day

2/. One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain, One day they nailed Him to die on the tree;
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected; Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He – refrain

3/. One day they left Him alone in the garden, One day He rested, from suffering free;
Angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil; Hope of the hopeless, my Saviour is He – refrain

4/. One day the grave could conceal Him no longer, One day the stone rolled away from the door;
Then He arose, over death He had conquered; Now is ascended, my Lord evermore – refrain

5/. One day the trumpet will sound for His coming, One day the skies with His glory will shine;
Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing; Glorious Saviour, this Jesus is mine! – refrain

QUOTES TO NOTE – respect

It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one. Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart and how they want to live their life and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people’s decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices – Kirk Cameron


AN ACT OF MERCY – 2 Kings 25

The time came when Jerusalem was completely ransacked and the Temple reduced to rubble.  Judah’s king and family were taken to Babylon and suffered at the hands of their enemies. It looked as if the light of the nation and the purposes of God for this people were utterly finished. This was not so. In the background God was silently but effectively working and preserving the royal seed. Johoiachin, a former monarch, had been kept in exile over many years ready for the occasion when grace and mercy would be shown in a beautiful manner.

Another king arose in Babylon and he desired to show kindness and after 37 long years Jehoiachin was released from prison and given preferential treatment. It looked impossible but it happened. The lineage was miraculously preserved in readiness for a later deliverance and fresh start. It meant also that the Messianic line would be kept intact for the birth of Christ, mans’ ultimate Saviour and Lord. The king was to taste of the great kindness of Babylon’s new ruler, an illustration of God’s mercy and grace to all sinners in every generation.

God discovers men and women in awful captivity to sin and Satan and has the power to free and favour them in every way. Not only to see them washed and clothed but to make sure that they are fully provided for. When it would seem that people are resigned to live in bondage and misery, He moves in through Christ to demonstrate His exceeding kindness. Let the Lord show you right now how merciful and kind He is. He will restore all that you have lost and replenish with His fulness.




Micah 4

This is a glorious prophetic chapter that heralds and describes tremendous prospects for the Israel of God. Whilst there was much present to dismay, depress and drive to despair, the Lord gives him a great view ahead of time and reveals what is to be in the final end days. This was enough to hearten and encourage him as well as those who would be conversant with the ultimate purposes of God. This is the long-term vision that affirms how things are really going to conclude and, as can be seen and noted, they are to climax on a high revelation. Nothing could be better and they certainly will not be improved upon. It is good to live with these things mirrored before one’s mind and to allow them to dictate faith.


The Temple of the Lord is to be the greatest drawing power as people from all over the world go to worship the Lord at His sanctuary and dwelling place.  There will only be one place and One God to worship and He will be accepted, acknowledged by one and all, and worthy of all adoration. He will be the attractive factor and not simply the building.


The Lord will teach the truth about Himself, His ways and purposes and instruct in the proper faith and conduct of life. There will be no wrong philosophy or ideologies existent only the truth that will be received and duly applied. The teaching will have immediate effect upon the life and lifestyle of all the nations.


It is to be the time of international peace to such an extent there will be no weapons of war, no military personnel to engage in conflict as there will be no schooling or training for combat. War will come to an end. Quietness and peace will exist in every household. Not only on the national front but the domestic scene will mirror tranquility. All will know this unique tranquility.


Israel will no longer be scattered and subjected to the terror of the pagan nations and exposed to all kinds of evils. Grief and sorrow will no longer be their lot because things have been utterly remedied for them. Things could not be better.


This will be the most wonderful thing and fact of all, the Lord shall be the only potentate and it is to be an everlasting rule. It is the end of all earthly monarchs and dictatorships. Israel will be the leading nation and the Lord will head this people in great style. Israel will dominate – v13 and bring the Lord the treasure.





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