welcome to this christian website

Mar 22nd – 2017

 

Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. To be able to achieve and succeed in daily living we require strength. One may have all the ‘know-how’ but have little or no strength to perform and do. It is imperative that you have the life and energy physically, spiritually, morally, mentally etc., so that you see things coming to pass that will gladden your days. The Scriptures are present to guide you into knowing how to know strength of an incredible nature be yours to achieve.

STRENGTH – STRENGTH OF OF AN EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY – Judges 14

Samson has gone down in history as the man who knew what it was to be exceptionally physically strong but morally weak. He had the capacity to perform some outstanding feats in the natural world through the help of God, but regrettably and disappointingly, he was not strong enough to cope with his carnal passions. He could have done an even greater job for God and his people if only he had been able to master the fleshly appetites that virtually ruined him.

The Lord was with him to do amazing exploits that enabled his own people to live in triumph over their foe, the Philistines. He should have sensed that he had a moral and spiritual responsibility to make sure he did not fail God. If only he had asked the Lord to counter-balance his life with such strength that he could say no to seductive temptation. He was so weak he could not forestall the woman that subtly sought to rob him of his power by discovering his secret. He lost not only his hair, the Nazarite vow but his strength and unique status.

Be sure that you obtain the strength that only the Lord can give you so that you can withstand all evil pressures and people that would harm you. Paul said to the saints at Ephesus: “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” – Eph 6:10. So in the present situation you are in, make sure you are always being ‘strengthened by the Lord’. In so doing, you will more than match anything or anyone that you have to confront.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Family

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. Menachem Begin

SACRED SONGS

Standing on the Promises of God

The assurances that God gives in His Word, the Holy Scriptures, are imparted to all of those who have placed their faith in Christ. He wills to do things of a God-ward order and to perform especially for those who love, believe and obey Him. You have a perfect right to claim these as your inheritance and see them actually fulfilled in the course of your life, especially in time of need. He never has to be up-dated because He is always updated by all that is happening to His saints. So enjoy being covered and catered for by this unique  ministry.

1/. Standing on the promises of Christ my King, Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing, Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain:

1/. Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.

2/. Standing on the promises that cannot fail, When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail, Standing on the promises of God – refrain

3/. Standing on the promises I now can see  Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,  Standing on the promises of God – refrain

4/. Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord, Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword, Standing on the promises of God – refrain

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE FALL OF THE MIGHTY – Isaiah 14

Having assured the future of Israel as a people again, the prophet turns attention again on Babylon – vv1-11. Whilst this major nation is subject to destruction, God’s people are to rise again and become a people of note and worth. The Lord’s elect household can take comfort in the assurance that mighty Babylon will be no more but they will come out of the experience chastened and blessed because of the Lord’s goodness. The fall of this despotic nation will mean they will come forth to be a nation again to reflect God’s grace.

The prophet causes all to know what is taking place behind the scenes. Behind Babylon is Satan and the fall of Babylon reveals the collapse and plummeting of a greater evil person and power, Satan. He who sought to overthrow heaven’s thrown, acting in arrogance and pride, has been effectively dealt with by the Lord. He is the inspiration behind the wickedness and tyranny of earthly monarchs and kingdoms, which seek to dominate human society. But he does not succeed against the Lord or His people; he is doomed to fail – see other nations – chapters 15-21.

The Christian Church can be encouraged by this knowledge. It does not matter what evil powers come, inspired by the evil one; they shall crumbled before the Almighty. Evil is doomed and will be put down by the Lord. Each Christian can live conscious of the sovereign power of the Lord to overthrow the works of darkness. Do not be afraid of the evil tyrannies of men or demons that exist and threaten on every hand: they will be defeated and destroyed by the breath of the Lord.

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