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Feb 22nd – 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 ‘consecrate’, a spiritual reality to be entered into if one is to know God to live a true life and extract the best from life. One of the vital and glorious considerations of life is the knowledge that you are demonstrating a genuine commitment to Christ which is real and fulfilling.

CONSECRATE – TO DIVINE SERVANTHOOD – Exodus 3

Moses always had a sense of conviction that he had a real mission to fulfil in life. He must have been a really frustrated individual at 80 with nothing to show of any worth for his long life. He was now humbly employed in the backside of the desert looking after a flock of sheep. The man who had been taught and trained in a royal household Is reduced to such lowly circumstance. But he had been set apart by Godd to do a job on His behalf. His work among sheep was a learning exercise as he was to eventually shepherd God’s people.

Here in Exodus 3 the moment arrives to be the servant of Jehovah and fulfil a vital service. Go let him clearly know the greatness of himself. He must be aware of who was addressing him. He was and is the great I AM THAT I AM. The One that was calling and backing him was none other than the self-existent One, the One who possessed all authority an power, the true Governor above all. He could be relied upon to bring about the impossible.

Moses with diffidence accepted the role, giving himself in sacred consecration to bring the dream and prophecy to fulfilment. He regarded this service as a holy task an never forgot who he belonged to and it was important to own and honour Him. Because he did so, he sets a lasting example of consecration and servanthood. You have been called by the Lord to make sure that you are truly and fully consecrated to Him an His service.

SACRED SONGS

In Thy Name O Blessed Saviour

If there is one great need today within Christendom it for a real move of Go for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The world about and around demands to witness the Christian Church at its best an this can only be when the Spirit of God is in charge, when its people an ministry are galvanised and motivated by Him. He can do more in five minutes by His presence an power that the body of Christ in its own strength over years.

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including “Sweeter as the years go by.”

1/. In thy name, O blessed Saviour, Gathered in this sacred place;
Here we seek a Father’s blessing, and pray for needed grace;
From the ocean of thy fulness, Boundless, fathomless and free,
Let a tidal wave come sweeping, Setting hearts at liberty.

Refrain:
Lift the flood-gates, lift the flood-gates, Let the tide come sweeping in;
Blessed tide of full salvation, Washing, cleansing from all sin.

2/.  Lift the flood-gates, let salvation In tremendous currents flow,
To the uttermost fulfilling Thy blest mission here below;
Until myriads of sinners, Borne on love’s resistless tide,
Shall be swept into the kingdom, And believers sanctified. [Refrain]

3/. It is coming, we believe it, Thou dost hear and answer prayer;
It is coming, we shall see it, Thine almighty arm made bare;
Tides of power, tides of glory, Holy tides of perfect love,
Satisfying, overflowing, Coming on us from above. [Refrain]

QUOTES TO NOTE – life

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live – Norman Cousins

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE SUPREME JUDGE – Psalm 82

Highlighted above all is the fact that God is the supreme Judge. He manifests His role sovereignly. The opening remark is – “God presides over heaven’s court” and concludes with “Rise up, O God and judge the earth.”  It is to be known and recognized that He is the One that will exercise and evidence true justice over all of His creatures. No one should be under any illusions with regard to this. He will ultimately make His judgments and sentences apparent. No one will be able to escape His discerning eye and mind and will be dealt with according to their ways.

At the time of the psalmist, those responsible appointed judges did not carry out their duty as they should have done. There were dreadful miscarriages of justice with the wicked favoured and the poor and needy neglected. Instead of being people of integrity and compassion, they were hard and indifferent to the cause of righteousness. Both judges and people needed reminding, at the end of the day all would have to face the One who would judge truly and fairly – Hebrews 9: 27.

At a time when sin is disregarded, there is failure in the laws and judicial system in the land, it is important to know and note that God does not by pass what is occurring at a personal and national level. He, being aware of each detail of every life, observes the ways of all. Let this truth sober your life. There will come the moment when God will duly review your life and there will be escape or excuse. Seeing this is the case, live and act righteously.

FURTHER NOTES ON THE MINOR PROPHETS

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DIVINE EXPECTATION

Micah 7

The prophet senses personally a powerful conviction from the Lord within his being as to what is to be his lot. He has nothing to fear or be alarmed at because he has performed his task and his whole estate and future is in the hands of Jehovah. At a time of upheaval and grave mistrust at all levels without, He has an anchor of hope within that is able to hold and at the same time give certainty of greater fruition. Birthed within is divine expectation that is sure to materialize. His confidence will be duly rewarded at the right time.

1/. HIS EXPECTATION IS THAT THE LORD WILL HEAR HIM – v7

He has not only been the messenger speaking for the Lord to the nation, he is in the happy position of being able to talk to and have communion with the Lord in prayer and share his problems. He knows he will have the ear of the Lord and that his petitions will not be a vanity. When once the ear and attention of the Lord has been obtained there is the guarantee of answer in His time.

 2/. HIS EXPECTATION IS THE LORD WILL SAVE HIM – v7

It is evident that he is seemingly placed in extreme situation of need, but that in no way disturbs or perturbs. Such comes along to try and agitate and aggravate but he is not overwhelmed in the slightest. The Lord is sufficient for every crisis and emergency. His saving power and ability is well known.

3/. HIS EXPECTATION IS THE LORD WILL DEAL WITH HIS ENEMIES –vv8-10

There are those that wish to do him harm and see him come a cropper personally. He does appear exposed to malignant and arrogant foes but he is confident that he will come through this ordeal with flying colours. It may be the Lord is allowing him to go through such in order to enable him to sift and sort himself out to positive good.

4/. HIS EXPECTATION IS THE LORD WILL SHOW COMPASSION – v18

This is an outstanding passage that asserts His grace in forgiveness to the point of the absolute removal of all their sins. The anger of the Lord will cease and His good will is extended to the remission and removal of all evil. Such will be placed in the Sea of God’s Forgetfulness. This ensures for Israel a new start with glorious prospects.

CONCLUSION 

The hope is given of seeing much more of God’s goodness based on the oath of the covenant given to the patriarchs. So the prophecy ends on a high note with the assurance that the Lord will honour His word.

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