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Sept 2nd

Rev. E. Anderson


Know that your LORD is always progressive and going places. As you are dynamically joined with Him so it will be true of you. It is not a case of simply where you have come from but where are moving ahead into. He will give the inspired vision and vocation and supply the wherewithal whereby you will tread the path of accomplishment and conquest. There will be obstacles and oppositions but they will not be permitted to hinder anything He has set out. You have only one opportunity to succeed and it must not be allowed to slip by. Let the inward determination that has been birthed in you dictate, and you will finish a winner, having achieved all the LORD willed for you. How glad and grateful you will be in that day!


“And you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the LORD” – Ephesians 6:4

No man ever really finds out what he believes in until he begins to instruct his children. If a man is himself instructed by the LORD then he is in a strong and healthy position to direct his offspring.


The assurance given by the apostle John is – “you are a son of God” – 1 John 3:1. This being so, he adds: “greater is He that is within you, than he that is in the world” – 1 John 4:4. This places you in the advantaged position. As Christ totally overcame Satan and all His hosts single-handed, He is now inside and alongside to continue the triumph. Your state could not be better or greater. Faith in Him ensures that you, too, will blaze forth and not be intimated by what appears against. Remember the choice words of Paul when He said: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31. Be girded by this knowledge and emerge from every contest the conqueror. Amen!



The prophet had previously stated the nature of the human heart as being ‘deceitful and desperately wicked’ and it comes out in this particular incident. The remnant that had experienced such pressure came to him to seek the Lord for guidance in the light of the previous appalling events. What should they do? Surely the Babylonians would be antagonistic towards them because their soldiers had been slain who had been with Gedaliah. Things didn’t look too favourable and it was needful to have the mind of the Lord so that they could make the right decision for the future.

A reply did come from the Lord after ten days affirming the fact they must stay put in the land. There was nothing to fear because the Lord would see to their welfare and cause the Babylonians to be kind to them. This surely was the best news possible. All they could wish would be theirs. But then the Lord gives a salutary warning not to go to Egypt because if they did it would turn out disastrously. One would have thought they would have believed and responded in the light of the fact that he had proved to be a true messenger. But then God’s servant exposes their deceitfulness v20 and reveals their dishonest approach. It was a foolish evil.

Certainly, in one’s dealings with God and others, it is requisite that there be absolute integrity and truthfulness. This ought to be so in prayer in seeking God’s will and pleasure. He knows above all whether the seeker and prayer is of a pure character and acts accordingly. It is imperative in your outreach to the Lord that all mixed motives be purged so that He approves of you and your requests. After all and above all, He has your continual welfare and interests at heart.