welcome to this christian site

Mar 23rd – 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 – TO DEAL WITH A SUBTLE ENEMY – Esther – 4

It is quite an amazing story that this young queen found strength to deal with a very challenging situation. She never knew when promoted to her high station she would have to confront an issue, standing in the gap to save her people. She was strengthened by the words of good uncle, Mordecai when he said: Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” In other words – “You were born for this!” Somehow, she possessed that inner fortitude to take on this responsibility cost what it may. She state: “If I perish, I perish” – v16.

With a resolute mind and a sense of calling she looked to Jehovah to give His help. And it came. The enemy overplayed his hand and what he planned and envisaged fell apart and he himself was subjected to demise. Instead of losing the ordeal Esther quietly assumes authority and becomes invincible and moves into the driving seat to command the scene. Everything was reversed and God’s favour came on her and her people.

Sometimes things do not always go as we hoped. Instead of everything running smoothly to good, evil appears and life and calling is threatened. It is easy to despair. That is where spiritual strength comes in. There is the birthing and girding of the will to stand up and be divinely helped to overturn and bring incredible victory. The last days are not going to be easy for the Christian community. The time has come to answer the work of Satan and evil people and see the most outstanding turnarounds ever recorded. Whatever God and His servants have done to negate evil can be superseded today.

QUOTES TO NOTEFamily

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Richard Bach

SACRED SONGS

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

In placing one’s faith is Christ it is one of security. He can be relied on now and one’s eternal future is sure and secure in him. Though everyone and all else flounders and can be destroyed, not so with Him. He has proved His worth and still exist to effect all that is within His sovereign grace and power.

Author: Edward Mote was born in Upper Thames Street, London, Jan. 21, 1797. Through the preaching of the Rev. J. Hyatt, of Tottenham Court Road Chapel, he underwent a great spiritual change; and ultimately he became a Baptist minister. For the last 26 years of his life he was pastor at Horsham, Sussex, where he died Nov. 13, 1874.

1/.  My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

Refrain:
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand.

2/. When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]

3/.  His oath, his covenant, his blood support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way, he then is all my hope and stay. [Refrain]

4/.  When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found,
dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne. [Refrain]

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A LACK OF HONEST QUEST – Isaiah 22

Attention is focused on God’s people as represented in Jerusalem. She was to know judgment on a tremendous scale and be reduced to untold desolation and distress because of her waywardness. The real problems lie in the fact that she was not only perverse but also failed to really turn to God when the crisis occurred. They would not escape from the inevitable no matter what they did since there was a failure to honestly inquire of God – v11 “But all your feverish plans are to no avail because you never ask God for help. He is the one who planned it long ago.” The opportunity to get things straightened up with Him had been missed.

The Lord could not be blamed for this awful situation. He had made every attempt to avert this tragedy. There had been times when He had spoken deliberately and powerfully into the scene calling them to weep and mourn over the sinful conduct but no notice had been taken. In fact the reverse had been in evidence: riotous behaviour and revelry had become manifest with an indifferent attitude to both God and life. There was no way that salvation could arise with such in view.

The danger is always present: evil seeks to get the upper hand even in Christendom. There can be a doing of one’s own thing rather than adopting the course that has been divinely appointed in Christ. It is imperative in these days of evil and calamities on a big scale to make sure that there is a sincere quest after the Lord and obedience to Him. Do not allow anything or anyone to intrude and take you off track but persist in loyalty to Him no matter what the pressure is.

 

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