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Feb 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 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 – In Being in a Divine Team – 1 Kings 18;16-21

It would seem that there is revealed in the Scriptures that the Lord desires people who can work together as a team in His interests an purposes, where people are set apart to and for God and each other for His glory an each other’s good. For the partnership to be successful requires each one to be wholly committed an devoted continually. It was to each other’s advantage and progress when relations were harmonious and selfless.

Aaron was require to link up with his brother Moses and nerve him in a major enterprise. Joshua had a Caleb who was courageously committed with him to see the ultimate goal realised for Israel. Elijah was called upon to summon a young Elisha an involve him in sacred calling. He was ready and immediately responsive to the summons. There was to be no half-measures with him as he instantly dedicated himself to the Lord an His servant and serve in an honourable manner an with distinction.

It may be the Lord desires you to be joined in mission an ministry with some person or people. The call of heaven is in an on you to join spiritual forces so that much more can be wrought. The Lord in His commissioning sent His disciples out in pairs. There was a heavenly wisdom in this. Perhaps the time is now for you to be effectually linked with someone in prayer, evangelism, caring so that a greater task force I created and a bigger work done.

When the Roll is Called up Yonder

This was really a favourite in early Pentecostal days, especially in times of Convention an Conference. How the saints were filled with rapture an enthusiasm at the prospect of Christ’ return! There I certainly a need for a fresh emphasis with regard to it today in the evidence of the signs of the times. Christ’s coming is imminent and so the call to be on the tip-toe of expectancy for His arrival.

Words & Music: James Black, a Methodist Sunday school teacher in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was calling roll one day for a youth meeting. Young Bessie, daughter of a drunkard, did not show up, and he was disappointed at her failure to appear. Black made a comment to the effect, “Well, I trust when the roll is called up yonder, she’ll be there.” He tried to respond with an appropriate song, but could not find one in his song book:

This lack of a fitting song caused me both sorrow and disappointment. An inner voice seemed to say, “Why don’t you write one?” I put away the thought. As I opened the gate on my way home, the same thought came again so strongly that tears filled my eyes. I entered the house and sat down at the piano. The words came to me effortlessly…The tune came the same way—I dared not change a single note or word.

1/. When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more,

When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

When the roll is called up yonder (repeat 3 x)
When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there

2/. On that bright an cloudless morning, when the dead in Christ shall rise,
An the glory of His resurrection share:
When His chosen ones will gather to their homes beyond the skie,
An the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

3/Let us labour for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love an care,
Then, when all f life is over, an our work on earth is done,
An the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.


There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why – William Barclay


There are choice, spiritual truths stated within the verses of this lovely psalm that are mentioned in order to stimulate faith and relationship with God. At the outset, a due emphasis is placed upon knowing and living within the sanctuary of God in order to appreciate the wonder of God in every way. If the sparrow can take delight in making and having a home there, how much His people! No better place could be found to dwell than within the covering of the Lord. It is a blessed thing above all other factors to be spending life in His presence.

Because this occurs, there will be the inevitable consequence of walking in accord with His words and ways. The desire will be present and active in seeking to please Him in everything. As this comes to pass, so the good things of God are introduced and are manifested in a constant manner and measure. The promise is realized: “No good thing will the Lord withhold from those who do what is right” – v11. God’s grace and goodness abound in such a degree and fashion so that the individual is enriched. The Lord did not withhold but sought to bestow all that was wonderful upon His ancient people as they honoured Him and His house.

It is imperative that there is born within you a wholesome and fervent desire for God and His dwelling place and to seek to live under His constant covering. He welcomes all those who would give Him preference above all and in return assures that life will be filled with His choice blessings. Not only does He give promise of what is to be: He is ever in the position where He can make real what He has covenanted. The promise holds good now and you can enter into the reality of His untold blessedness. Life is fulfilled when He is at work in permanent blessing.



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