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Feb 6th – 2017

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

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 is ‘life’, a spiritual reality to be entered into if one is to know God to live a true life and extract the best from life.

LIFE – PRESERVED TO LIVE – Exodus 12

The LORD was able to look after this people as they were slaves in the land of Egypt. For many years they suffered at the hands of their enemies and knew what it to merely to eke out an existence. It could be said, that as a people they did not truly live. It was a painful and sad time and there looked to be no way out for them. All that life consisted for them was appeasing their masters. Life was cruel and a shame and they needed both freedom and life. Through Moses an answer was to come.

The first thing the LORD had to do was to save them from the death angel that visited Egypt. He provided sacred covering through the blood of a slain lamb as it was placed on the doorposts and lintels of their homes. But He did more! He delivered them from the tyrannical rule so that they could move out into a new atmosphere of hope, possibility and a great future. He was to give them something to really live and go for. The wilderness journey was but a passing through stage into the Promised Land of Life and Blessing.

So Christ has done infinitely more for you. Having saved and secured you from eternal death and damnation, a brand new life and future is held open for you. Instead of languishing in death you have the prospect of living in and through God, enjoying His Fatherhood, Christ’s Saviourhood and Lordship and the Holy Spirit’s daily inspiration and input. You are out of a drab existence and now can live and enjoy life in its fullness. Do not miss out today on your inheritance.

SACRED SONGS

Come, Brethren Dear, that Know the Lord

What a glorious hymn that was sung by the Methodist Primitives. One can just imagine them being so marvellously inspired and singing the words with immense faith and gusto! How they loved to sing out their convictions! These verses proclaim the tremendous hope that one day all the saints will be gathered home as one and what rejoicing there will be. As Christ is revealed, in all of His majesty, before the household of God to be acclaimed for who He is and what He has done. One must make certain that one will be present to experience such a fabulous occasion! See you there! 

Come, brethren dear, that know the Lord, Who taste the sweets of Jesus’ word,

In Jesus’ ways go on; Our poverty and trials here,Will only make us richer there, When we arrive at home (repeat last line).

2/. We feel that heaven is now begun, It issues from the eternal throne,

From Jesus’ throne on high; It comes in floods we can’t contain,

We drink, and drink, and drink again, And yet we still are dry (Repeat last line)

3/.But when to that bright world we come And all surround the glorious throne, We’ll drink a full supply;

Jesus will lead the ransomed forthTo living streams of riches worthy, That never will run dry.

4/. O then we’ll shine, and shout and sing, And make the heavenly portal rings,

When all the saints get home; Come on, come on my brethren dear,

We soon shall meet together there, For Jesus bids you come.

5/. Amen! Amen! My soul replies, I’m bound tom meet Him in the skies,

And claim a mansion there; Now here’s my heart, and here’s my hand,

To meet you in the heavenly land, Where we shall part no more.

QUOTES TO NOTE – attitude

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar

DAILY MEDITATIONS

IN DEEP TROUBLE – Psalm 69

This is what the psalmist admits to being in and most of his words reflect this factor. In v17 according to the New Living translation he says, “For I am in deep trouble’. He gives evidence at the outset by stating that the floodwaters are up to his neck. This alone indicates the severity of his situation. But then he speaks of sinking in mire with no sure foothold to rest on. He mentions that he is utterly exhausted and later mentions that there is not one person to show any pity or concern. Everyone and everything seems against him. Things could not be worse.

He does at least have the Lord to resort to in a situation of this nature. At least he knows he can turn to the One that will listen to his plea and work on his behalf. In v13 he reveals that there is a persistency in prayer in spite of the deep trouble he is in. He remarks, “But I keep praying to you, LORD, hoping this is the time you will show me favour.” He is hanging in there although everything is in a real, problematic condition. At the end of the day he wants to be divinely rescued so that he can sing the praises of the LORD – vv29-33. He believes there will be divine intervention.

As you read these words you may sense you are in deep trouble, almost at drowning point or sinking in a miry pit with no one to care or rescue. Maybe you have giving up hope that there can be or come an answer. From a human angle there is no solution. Real faith and prayer in and to God can still turn the whole situation around. Do not quit but persist in bringing and handing yourself and the matter to the LORD and see what He can and will do. He will hear and answer you in a way that will honour Him and benefit

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