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Aug 8th

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE

Your ambition and aim today is to be like your Saviour and Lord, in spirit, thought, attitude, word and deed. As you really commune with Him out of an honest and humble heart, and in faith, so you will experience His remarkable presence and power. You will be a genuine carrier of His Presence and blessing and have much to pass on in rich terms to those around you. There will be a legacy of His favour imparted to them and similar aspirations will be begotten in them that will lead to radical transformation. The blessed consequence, you will see the on-going and increasing effect of being one who carries and manifests the LORD of GLORY in your life in every way. This is to be the best day of your life.

WISE SAYINGS

“Fixing your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” – Hebrews 12:2 NASB

As you lovingly fix and maintain your gaze on Christ and He will fix you, authorising and perfecting you in every way so that you become like Him. Nothing could be better!

THINGS TO BE DISPOSED OF

Whilst there are positive spiritual factors to be introduced into one new nature received from Christ, there are things that belong to the old sinful and carnal nature that have to be put off, removed from one’s being and behaviour. Paul said to the saints at Ephesus “That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts – Eph 4:22. It should become obvious that Christ has renewed you and that the Holy Spirit is in charge and that you are conforming to the standards that God’s Word reveal. It is essential to identify them and see that they have no place in our faith and conduct.“But fornication all uncleanness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints” – Ephesians 5:3. Sexual sin must not be practised whatsoever by anyone who professes to be a Christian believer. Such lives under the life and discipline of Chris

No laxity must be given to the carnal nature in this area. Each person should be in absolute control by the Spirit and grace of God to maintain a check on their thoughts and desires and that they do not have any unholy relations with regard their sex life. The LORD keeps a watchful eye in respect to this and so so also need to guar ourselves watch we watch, what we listen to that our natural inclinations are not perverted or corrupted in any way. The LORD loves to bless holy and sanctified vessels and one needs to keep a standard for Him in a corrupt and evil generation.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A TRAUMATIC TIME – Jeremiah 20

It is a good job that the Lord concealed some of the things that were to happen to His messenger. At this juncture he is to confront a very trying time that would really test him in every way. First of all, the priest of the temple, Pashhur, vented his hatred and wrath by having him whipped and placed in the stocks to be abused and made a mockery of.  This twofold punishment would take some facing and was intended to be traumatic and disconcerting. It was purposed to upset the prophet and to make him alter course. Even his friends were in a questionable state of mind and were wondering when he would make a fatal slip.

The trauma only increased from a godly angle when he made up his mind he would say nothing. But it was not for long. He discovered God actively at work inside of him in an irresistible manner. There came the expression: “If I say I’ll never mention the Lord or speak in His Name, his word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am weary with holding it in!” – v9. Trauma or not, he took his stand announcing judgment against Pashhur and the people. The Lord would be with him and see him through this traumatic time and secure his well-being. He would not fail.

No one is guaranteed an easy route especially when called upon to deliver the Lord’s message in difficult times and when confronted by evil opposition. There can be moments when experiences are fearsome and they can have a real drainage upon the spirit.  When this occurs one can look to the Lord for His inspiration and strengthening and instead of wilting become stronger in being and utterance. Do not permit the enemy to reduce you to impotence but look to the Lord to come afresh and light and fire you up further in a significant manner.

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