welcome to this Christian website

May 19th

Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

The LORD does not desire anything should be absent from your life of blessing and usefulness. He has not only blessed you with new life and birth. Latent within you, by His grace and goodness, is choice ability when used under His inspiration and direction will not only enhance others, such will take you forward to be and do in a wholesome and wonderful fashion. There is no limit He puts on you. As you permit Him to reside and preside, so you will be surprised at the good things achieved in and through you. May the best happen to and through you today.

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis

If thou thinkest that thou understandeth and knowest much; yet know that there be many things which thou knowest not.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. A good word in Christian thought and experience is ‘joy’ and this refers primarily to the knowledge and understanding that God seeks to impart to those who have a daily dynamic accord with Him. Those who really know and relate to God believe in His supreme power, that He can do anything. God the Father desires that His offspring through Christ will know how to perform in similar fashion.

JOY THAT COMES THROUGH GROWING LIKE CHRIST – John 15

Christ taught a very important truth when he said “ I Am the true Vine, and you are branches” – John 15.He the revealed the influence and impact that would result from this union and communion. There would be some positive consequence of this life unit and sustaining, spiritual system. The very nature and quality of Christ would come to be manifest in a glorious degree, there would be wonderful answers tp prayer and joy would know no limit- “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you and that your joy may be full” v11. It was to be an abiding and abounding created and sustained by His likeness.

Christ was ever delighted because He lived according to His Father’s pleasure that brought immense joy in heaven. He stood out on earth amongst men because of the likeness to His Father. He could honestly and humbly say, ‘He that hath seen Me hats seen the Father.’ That is a very high and noble attainment and acclamation.

That is the most worthy comment and commendation that people make concerning you. The song that was often sung by may Christians was: “To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, All ask to be like Him”. May that be your prayer and pursuit. To obtain such must the grant aim of your life. Be assured, Christ will know immense joy to see this fulfilled in you. 

DAILY MEDITATIONS

Meditation Notes

A CITY STIRRED – Acts 8: 1-25

It was because Christians were scattered by reason of persecution that the Christian message spread further afield. Philip the evangelist was stirred by the Lord as he moved to Samaria and immediately began to declare and share the Good News of Christ with the people there. The message was listened to by great crowds and was confirmed by the Lord with wonderful miracles. In consequence, there was great joy in the city and many people became believers. They were stirred enough to respond to Christ and become His disciples.

There was to be, however, a further spiritual stirring in the arrival of Peter and John. Something more was needed to be known and experienced by these new converts. They must enter into the blessing of knowing the baptism in the Holy Spirit – vv15-17. There was to be no stopping short in their new life in Christ. It was imperative that they possess the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit possess them so that they and the city would be continually stirred by God. In such a short time the Christian message and blessing had impacted that metropolis.

There is a tremendous need for our communities to be divinely stirred in this day and hour. This will only be when Christian leaders and believers begin to move out and risk all for Christ. What was wrought in the first century can become true of the twenty first as the vision and passion for Christ is known. The Lord would stir you up with His Spirit and Word so that you will proclaim Him and His work and worth. As you do so, He will confirm His presence and power in the miraculous in your area where you live and labour. Set your place on fire for God and bring great joy.

 

 

 

Welcome to this Christian website

May 18th

Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY
You have never confronted this day before. It has been appointed by the LORD for you and it is His will that you be blessed in it and make a success of it. Your life has been filled with immense potentiality and possibility through His grace and power so you can accomplish things you have never done before. Reliance on Him will ensure that He will give revelation as to plan and procedure and the wherewithal to perform. Make this day one to be happily remembered!

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis
Be not therefore elated in thine own mind because of anyart or science, but rather let the knowledge given thee make thee afraid.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. A good word in Christian thought and experience is ‘joy’ and this refers primarily to the knowledge and understanding that God seeks to impart to those who have a daily dynamic accord with Him. Those who really know and relate to God believe in His supreme power, that He can do anything. God the Father desires that His offspring through Christ will know how to perform in similar fashion.

JOY THAT COMES THROUGH DOING GOOD –Luke 10: 30-37

Who can measure and tell the special delight of being able to perform some beneficial act to another person! Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan highlighting his generosity in aiding a man in desperate need. He must have found enormous pleasure in being able to render such a service even though he was a stranger. Two other people, a priest and Levite had the opportunity but missed out on a special blessing!

John Wesley made the affirmation for Christians to observe: “Do as much good as you can to as many people as you can, whilst you can.” This must become a mind and heart-set so that the world of people around feels the impact of the Christian community in loving deeds. Jesus became renowned for the wonderful things He did for all kinds of people in their need. What a delight it was for Him to bring relief too many who were in extreme crisis and circumstance. It says of Him: “He went about doing good . . .” – Acts 10:38.

Make it you number one priority today to render some choice deed for another. Go out of your way, spend your resources, employ your energy in stepping alongside someone and show a gracious and generous act. When you retire to rest, on reflection, you will be able to pray over the kind act, and who knows, you may well see some wonderful consequence.

DAILY MEDITATIONS
AN INSPIRED DEACON – Acts 6
There came in the history and experience of the Christian Church, because of growth and demand, for the need to appoint men who could serve in a practical manner with love and wisdom. It was with this in mind: to relieve the apostles and spiritual leaders to concentrate on the preaching, teaching and prayer. They had in their ranks a wholesome nucleus of people who suited the ministry. Amongst them was a man by the name of Stephen who came up to the qualifications required – “respected, and full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom” – v3.

As he served humbly and compassionately in this role, he was greatly used of God. He not only relieved the needs of the people in a practical sense, he was also blessed by God in supernatural ways in bringing healing and miracles. So many were touched by the Lord and enjoyed deliverance in various ways. It affirms: “Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people” – v8. He turned out to be a major asset as he laboured amongst the folks and, as a consequence, things went further ahead on all fronts for the Church.

In giving oneself in service to others, in caring for their temporal needs under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit on a regular basis, much more can be administered with His power. God would use you to answer other serious situations that exist amongst the people. Ordinary believers can be used in extraordinary ways as they learn to be ever filled and flow with the Holy Spirit. There is something that you can do for others and so improve their life’s lot and load in natural and supernatural ways. Put yourself at the disposal of the Lord, His servants and people for use.

welcome to this christian website

May 17th

 

Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

You have not only become the recipient of a new birth and life in Christ, immense spiritual potential is waiting to be released and developed through you. Do not set limitations on God or yourself.  Together, you can more than cope with all that is before and see expansion on all fronts. He is alongside to lead and take you forward into undreamt possibilities in faith, practice, work etc, and make all fruitful. Your littleness and His bigness are a great combination!

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis

The more thou knowest, and the better thou understandeth, the more strictly shalt thou be judged, unless thy life be also the more holy.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. A good word in Christian thought and experience is ‘joy’ and this refers primarily to the knowledge and understanding that God seeks to impart to those who have a daily dynamic accord with Him. Those who really know and relate to God believe in His supreme power, that He can do anything. God the Father desires that His offspring through Christ will know how to perform in similar fashion.

JOY THAT COMES THROUGH WITNESSING FOR CHRIST – Acts 8:26-40

Philip the evangelist was given direction to go on a mission by the Lord. He little realised what it entailed until he saw the chariot with a man aboard reading from Old Testament prophecy. Philip knew what to do and gladly entered into conversation with him about what the prophecy was all about. He was able to point to Him about Christ and what He had done. It was a great moment for these two men!

The Ethiopian eunuch is immediately convinced and converted to Christ. He is overjoyed because he has found the answer to what he was reading, Jesus Christ. He was immediate in his response and was baptised and became an immediate believer and follower of Christ. The evangelist, Philip, and he, were filled with immense delight at what had providentially happened. The eunuch could go on his way rejoicing he was saved. Philip could rejoice at a task wonderfully accomplished.

You can know that joy today as you ask the Lord to lead you into an experience of witnessing for Him. Remember, Jesus said, “You shall be witnesses unto me”. Tell someone today about Him, what He has done for you and what He can do for them. Your joy will know no bounds.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

GOOD ADVICE – Acts 5: 12-42

The apostles, Peter and John, were used by the Lord in performing many miracles amongst the people and so attracted large crowd. Even as the shadow of Peter passed over the sick ones there were amazing deliverances. The consequence of all this divine phenomena wrought jealousy amongst the religious hierarchy. They were arrested and placed in jail and then supernaturally freed. After being re-arrested and jailed they are called to give an account. They were not afraid and acknowledged it was all the working of the Lord and made their opponents feel guilty at their actions, refusing to back down before them.

There was the intention of having them killed but the Lord had, in His wisdom, determined to rescue them by a Pharisee, Gamaliel by name. He was used by God to act on His servants behalf. He stood up and offered some sound, clear counsel that was readily accepted and so worked in favour of the apostles. In summary, he said, “If these men are saying and doing things of their own ideas, such will die, but if such be of God then it will be unstoppable and such would put them in a serious state” – v39. The advice was taken. To have rejected this counsel would have landed them in real trouble.

God’s people have no need to fear as they speak His truth and do His work as He has determined. Even though severe opposition arises and has to be faced, the Lord can turn things round to the advantage of His messengers and workers. He possesses the authority to use even those in the opposition to act to the good of His own and produce a major turn around. Do not be hesitant to make your stand for Christ for He will be with you to make you a bold witness for Him. If need be, He will provide all the necessary defence and save you from any evil intended.

 

 

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welcome to this christian website

May 16th

 

Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

Learn to keep the right pace with your LORD. Know when He is going slowly and when He is speeding up the walk. Be in close alignment with Him and this will be no problem. You will know which way to go, what to do and be in the best situation of making best decisions that will prove rewarding in every way. He never leads astray, is ever at hand to afford the greatest counsel and impart the needed strength for achievement. Make sure you are with Him today.

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis

Learned men are anxious to seem learned to others, and to be called wise?

Many words do not satisfy the soul; but a good life comforteth the mind, and a pure conscience giveth great confidence toward God.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. A good word in Christian thought and experience is ‘joy’ and this refers primarily to the knowledge and understanding that God seeks to impart to those who have a daily dynamic accord with Him. Those who really know and relate to God believe in His supreme power, that He can do anything. God the Father desires that His offspring through Christ will know how to perform in similar fashion.

JOY THAT COMES THROUGH ANSWERED PRAYER – John 16: 23-24

Jesus Christ knew what it was to pray successfully and see tremendous answers to His petitions On one occasion He said as He stood outside the grave of Lazarus: ‘Father, I thank you that you have heard me. And I knew that you hearest me always” – John 11:41,42. He got thrilled and excited beyond measure in seeing the Father respond to his requests. His joy must have been incredible and knew no bounds when Lazarus came out of the grave after three days!

He encouraged His disciples and people to pray so that they could taste to the full the unique joy of seeing the answers. He gave the promise: ”Hitherto have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full” – John 16:24. He was about to open the way to times and experiences of untold delight as they witnessed God the Father responding to their prayers voiced in the authority of His Name. It was now time for them into a new era and begin to see God at work doing the extraordinary and then enjoying the pleasure of the wonderful answers.

Now is the time for you to experience this quality kind of joy. You are not in the business of monotonous praying where nothing happens. All you do is keep at a practise that is unrewarding and joyless. Begin to believe in the One you pray to and begin to expect things to take place that only He can perform.  As you see His interventions your joy will know no bounds. It is time for you to enter this season of answered prayer and abounding joy.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A CASE OF DECEPTION – Acts 5: 1-11

Who would have thought that such a thing of this nature would have happened in such a wonderful community of people when so many choice things were taking place! Love, devotion and generosity were being displayed in a meaningful and beautiful manner and everyone was being helped and blessed. You would have thought there would have been a jealousy to keep things simply pure and clean without any admixture of unreality and pretence. But it did occur and serves as a warning to all to make sure everything is purely inspired and motivated.

A husband and wife were party to a spiritual, criminal act which they thought they would get away with. They were seeking to give the impression that they were giving a generous gift to the apostles of money that had been obtained from the sale of property. It was a good gesture but that they were donating all the proceeds of the sale was not true. Of course, as pointed out by the apostle, they had a right to keep what they wanted for themselves but no right to make out they were giving all. It proved to be fatal in their case as the deception was exposed.

The truth that comes through this incident is that deception is a lie and must be exposed. The Christian faith and life is not based on such corrupt dealings and when such occurs must be eliminated. There is no room for fabrication and falsehood whatsoever in relation to God and others. God has called you at all times to be a person whose whole motivation is true so that both God and others can wholly depend upon you at all times. When deceit is practiced at any level, God will make sure it is exposed and it can prove to be most embarrassing and severe.

FURTHER NOTES FROM THE MINOR PROPHETS 

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A CONSUMING LOVE

 Zechariah 8

This is a glorious chapter revealing in a beautiful manner the intentions of God for His elect household. It becomes most evident that Jehovah has enormous plans on His drawing board for this people that undergone great retribution because of their sins and they were in a dejected and despised state. But it was not to remain so for He had wonderful dreams for them that would turn into reality in the future days and they are made manifest in this message in covenant promise. Within it is expressed very strongly the certainty of what was to be. And it was all due not to their merit but to His consuming love and passion. His plans would make Jerusalem a centre of great focus.

1/. IT WOULD BE A FAITHFUL CITY – v3,14-17

Instead of unfaithfulness an infidelity there will be the quality of faith and trust present amongst the people because of the presence and work of God in the midst. He lets it be known that He is returning to dwell there and that there will be radical changes effected by and through Him. It will come about because He is the faithful and just God amongst them and He calls for righteousness, truth and integrity and as a result the city will become renowned for this aspect.

2/. IT WOULD BE A HOLY CITY – v3

There is reference to the fact it will be called ‘the Holy Mountain’ thus making known the truth that the city will be holy. Because of the Holy One present and resident and by reason of the holiness of the people it will be correctly named. Jerusalem actually means city of ‘righteousness and peace.’

3/. IT WOULD BE A POPULOUS CITY – vv4-8

It will be renowned because of its population. It will be thriving with people and their will lots of children. They may be but a remnant now but this is all to change. There will be a population explosion because God will increase them.

4/. IT WOULD BE A BLESSED CITY – vv9-13

It was to be blessed because of the Temple and Presence of the Lord and by reason of the peace and prosperity that would be known. Everything was to change and all fear and insecurity would be removed and an everlasting experience of blessing known that would be seen in and on the land. All would be touched by God’s hand of blessing and the curse would be removed.

5/. IT WOULD AN ATTRACTIVE CITY –vv20-23

The news of this would circulate to all the other nations and as a result there would be great evangelism. People from all over will make a trip to the Holy and Faithful City to discover what was happening and come to know Jehovah-God. The city and nation will be honoured because God is honoured amongst them. They will even ask for the similar blessing of God to be placed on them.

 

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May 15th

 

Rev. E. Anderson

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AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

In a restless world traumatised by the Evil One and all kinds of disturbing forces, do not be in or live in this condition. You are to know the rest of God at all times so that nothing alarms or reduces you to fear and impotence. God’s Word to you is this today: “There is a rest that remains for the people of God”. Learn to receive and live in a spirit of calm, quietness and confidence so you will always be in charge of life.

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis

Whoso knoweth himself, is lowly in his own eyes, and delighteth not in the praises of men.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. A good word in Christian thought and experience is ‘joy’ and this refers primarily to the knowledge and understanding that God seeks to impart to those who have a daily dynamic accord with Him. Those who really know and relate to God believe in His supreme power, that He can do anything. God the Father desires that His offspring through Christ will know how to perform in similar fashion.

JOY THAT COMES THROUGH THE BLESSEDNESS OF FORGIVENESS – Psalm 32

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. A good word in Christian thought and experience is ‘joy’ and this refers primarily to the knowledge and understanding that God seeks to impart to those who have a daily dynamic accord with Him. Those who really know and relate to God believe in His supreme power, that He can do anything. God the Father desires that His offspring through Christ will know how to perform in similar fashion.

When you have received direct from the LORD total forgiveness regarding sin, the result is one of gladness. There is no prospect of having to face divine judgment and retribution. You can be both grateful and glad that God has been willing and made it possible for you to know a full pardon and cleansing so making a relationship with Him a great reality. There is not simply relief, there is a delight you are reconciled with Him and you can now taste the pleasure of acceptance and fellowship.

David declared in Psalm 32: 1, 2 this truth. He said: “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity”. He regrettably had sinned enormously and knew what it was to experience untold conviction, sorrow and remorse and was very glad and appreciative of the LORD in His readiness to bestow forgiveness. What relief and rejoicing was his lot when the evil had been effectively dealt with!

 

The Cross of Christ is where God dealt with the great sin question for all men. In one glorious act, Jesus became the sin-offering and paid the price for our transgressions. He makes it possible for God to both cleanse and forgive sin and restore you into accord with Himself. When this is known, there is the expressiveness of true joy. Do you rejoice in the knowledge that all your sins have been effectively cancelled out and now you can enjoy God in your daily living?

DAILY MEDITATIONS

POWERFUL TIMES – Acts 4

This was a wonderful phase in the history of the Christian church as it manifested itself ina dynamic fashion. The two leaders, Peter and John, did not sense any fear on or inhibition as they stood before the religious opposition to give a bold and powerful witness to Christ. They made their opponents feel as if they were in the dock and on trial as a true testimony to Christ was given. The healed man stood as a powerful  witness to the fact that Christ was alive  and still in business.

As they congregated with the Christian community in prayer therewas to be powerful praying as they presented the immediate issue to the Lord. The response from heaven was explosive! It states: “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the Word of God with boldness”.

These present days should be no less powerful in and for God in the body of Christendom. There should be no wilting under the challenge of the times because the same spiritual means are available and accessible. The Holy Spirit and the Word of God are all conquering factors to be possessed to make each Christian and fellowship a force to be reckoned with. Let your life and witness be blessed and backed up with these divine resources and so become a potent testimony to Christ.

 

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May 14th

 

Rev. E. Anderson

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AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

There are many things that come across your daily pathway to take you off course and to remove Christ from being King and Lord over all. Be conscious of this fact. Be prepared in prayer and faith to resist all the overtures of the world, Satan and the flesh to bring about a spiritual collapse. He who has sustained you thus far is capable of seeing you right through to the ultimate conquest. And it will be worth it all!

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis

All men naturally desire knowledge; but what availeth knowledge without the fear of God?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. A good word in Christian thought and experience is ‘joy’ and this refers primarily to the knowledge and understanding that God seeks to impart to those who have a daily dynamic accord with Him. Those who really know and relate to God believe in His supreme power, that He can do anything. God the Father desires that His offspring through Christ will know how to perform in similar fashion.

JOY THAT COMES THROUGH A DYNAMIC RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD – Matthew 17; Luke 24

The first disciples knew what it was to be encountered by Christ and introduced into a glorious relationship with God the Father through Him. He came to make Him known and to build the inspired bond between heaven and earth. Three of the disciples got a taste of this in Matthew 17: 1-13 when they were taken up a mount and had a special disclosure of Christ in a heavenly setting and communion. They were in on this and they were to discover and know for themselves in an on-going experience with Christ. Their union and communion with God became intensified and joy increased.

Two men on a journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus following Christ’s death were also to find out there was a dynamic relationship to be experienced and enjoyed and expanded upon – Luke 24:13-35. The resurrected Christ met them at a very low point but because of His input they began to be and feel differently. He was no longer dead in tomb but alive to create a bond of fellowship with heaven that would take them onward and upward the rest of their days. The joy was to remain with them and be a means of inspiration for the rest of their lives.

When you know Christ as your living Lord and sense His presence and company, ordinary days and happenings become alive and exuberant in and through Him. Begin to know and enjoy having Christ with you make a constant contribution to the happiness of your faith, life and service. He gives fullness of pleasure and delight and makes life worth living.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

TIMES OF REFRESHING – Acts 3: 12-26

This is what Peter assured the people who listened to His preaching of the Christian message following the dramatic healing of the crippled man. He states in that “times of refreshing will come from the presence of the Lord” – v19. Having turned to God from their sins and evil ways in and through Christ, this will make it possible for the Lord to begin to bless them continually in increasing measure. As God’s grace reorients their lives, they will enter into a greater phase of life and a new future of blessing.

He does not simply speak of a time or season of blessing. It is in the plural: ‘times.’ The Lord will always be introducing a new period where fresh things will occur that will be for their advancement and enrichment. It will not be a static or stagnant relationship and experience but one that will both heighten and deepen in the manifestation of wonderful blessings both of Himself and from Himself. They are to anticipate the untold delight of always being refreshed by the Lord in life and not settle down in a mediocre situation. There was always much more to be known.

Be aware of the truth and fact that when the Lord regenerated you by His Spirit and brought you into His household of faith, it was with this in mind: to ever know the means of untold blessing to your life. Having repented of sin, you are now in the order of His favour and goodness. Live in the expectations of the Lord within your affairs. As you see His will and programme unveiled personally, it is with this in view, that continually there will be the grand opening up of it in His fulness.

 

 

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May 13th

 

Rev. E. Anderson

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AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

Learn to trust your Lord daily and wholeheartedly. There is no likelihood that He will ever fail you even when things are difficult and testing. It is said of Him that ‘He specializes in things thought impossible’. Because you are the object of His infinite love and care and because He is the ‘I Am’, He will ever present to act in your best interests and give a constant testimony to his love, goodness and greatness. So have the best of days with Him at the helm!

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis

Call often to mind that proverb, ‘The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear with hearing’ – Endeavour therefore to withdraw your heart from the love of visible things, and to turn yourself to the invisible.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

POSSESSION OF DIVINE LOVE – 1 Cor 13

This is what makes a person someone and something, love. To possess the love of God means that you really begin to take on His likeness and reveal a quality of life that is most welcome and outstanding. The reason why Christ comes into life it is with this in view, that it might be gloriously transformed with God’s kind of love. He, in the course of life and ministry, gave visible demonstration of it and did everything through this powerful compulsion.

1 Corinthians 13 is considered to be possibly the greatest chapter in the Bible and in literature. It highlights that all Christians should be possessors of it.  All pales into insignificance and worthlessness unless there is the presence of this heavenly dynamic. The apostle Paul could honestly say to a church as he wrote to them: “the love of Christ constraineth us” – 2 Cor 5:14. This holy quality of being ensures that you are right and what you do also lines up with heaven’s design.

Your Christian influence will be really effectual as you are possessed by this inspiration. Nothing else really matters in comparison. As you seek the Lord He is able and willing to impart and implant this all-constraining passion within your heart so that you are divinely motivated in both life and service.  This kind of love is like salt and light: quiet in presence and ministry but very influential! 

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE ANSWER TO IMPOTENCE – Acts 3: 1-11

He was a man in great need seated outside the temple in Jerusalem, the sacred site of the dwelling place of God. He was crippled and in a powerless condition, unable quired a personal miracle. As he sits begging for money in order to eke out an existence, he is to be surprised that day as two men came across his path with extraordinary gift and power. Instead of receiving a monetary gift at their hands he is to be wonderfully blessed with something infinitely better. His utter weakness was to be ministered to in a unique way that would utterly change him.

Peter and John had something more than financial considerations: they had the right to the use of the Name of Jesus with all of its divine potential. Within this authority was the ability to deal with this man’s physical situation. They commanded this man to receive the omnipotence of God invested in Jesus Christ to answer his crippled state. As they took hold of his hands to raise him up, divine life and power flowed instantaneously through his body to make him whole. The power of Christ met his impotence and healed him.

There is still need to discover the omnipotence that is in Jesus Christ to answer the prevailing weak conditions that people find themselves in. He needs to be known and tapped into so that His life and energy will be released to deal with every area of impotence. When He touches a person then there is the immediate flow of His strength so that the impossible can be performed. He would move in on you today so that there will be a release of His almighty power to be make you strong and capable. As a result you will be able to day: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Philippians 4: 13.

 

 

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May 12th

 

Rev. E. Anderson

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AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

Living a humble life like Christ is the best way to live. It is the way that is acceptable to heaven and in the end is justly and quietly rewarded without ado. Humility saves from getting a wrong estimation and acting in a manner that is displeasing to one and all. God’s grace will be around today to afford the wisdom and strength to act in such a manner that will keep you in the right attitude and performing in a quiet manner. It saves from blowing your own and other’s trumpet, too, and secures from disaster! You help others to be humble in a good manner thus securing their blessedness.

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis

It is vanity to mind only this present life, and not to make provision for those things which are to come.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

POSSESSION OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS – 1 Cor 12-14

Christ has placed you within God’s family that you might taste the blessing of His grace and goodness. It is His plan to favour you in ways that will bless and make you a blessing to the fellowship. You are to become a spiritual asset and to receive gifts by the Holy Spirit that will be a source of inspiration to others within the body. Yes, you have some very good natural gifts that need to be known and fully exploited to the well being of other members of the Christian community.

In 1 Corinthians 12, however, Paul teaches and identifies that there are other abilities to be received as an extra from the Holy Spirit that when used will serve the good of fellow believers. There are nine gifts identified in vv4-11. When the Holy Spirit is manifested and ministering He brings choice gifts and blessings of a heavenly factor that are a boon and blessing. For instance, He can give supernatural revelation through a word of wisdom and knowledge, an experience of healing and miracles, an inspired prophetic words and the ministry of tongues allied to the gift of interpretation that is apt to those in need. Church gatherings should be the occasion of inspired ministry!

Each person is responsible to God to be in the place where the Holy Spirit can move in and through them when in fellowship in the Christian gatherings. It is important that you wait on Him and believe He will impart to you such quality abilities so that you can serve other saints in a positive way. Do not be idle or unbelieving but press through until you are lifted into greater usefulness and blessedness

DAILY MEDITATIONS

COMING TO PASS – Acts 2

There are a number of things in this chapter that the Lord God brought to pass in relation to His prophetic Word. In the first instance, in relation to Christ, He was crucified, raised from the dead and exalted to the Father’s right hand as the sovereign Head of a new race of beings. Now He is in the unique position of holding rule and government over all His regenerated people in succeeding generations. The Father shows what He thinks of Him by bestowing the gift of the great anointing of the Holy Spirit. He is in the right position with all divine authority.

Secondly, a further prophetic promise is brought to pass in the gift of the Holy Spirit being granted to His Church on earth. Christ shares the blessing of the anointing with His body of believers and so the Pentecostal baptism of life and power was released. All on that remarkable, historic day were filled with the Holy Spirit – v4. It was a sign that the last days were now ushered in – v7. The day became momentous and dynamic because of this event and experience. It was a seal and also a token to set the tone for the whole of Christianity.

This is what the Lord desires to do for all who come to real faith in Him. The word then – “This promise is to you and your children, and even to the Gentiles, all who have been called by the Lord” – v39. The Lord wants this unique blessing to be yours so that you may enter into a life and work inspired by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. You can only serve Him in favour and acceptably when you continually experience the anointing of His Spirit. It is yours for today!

 

welcome to this christian website

May 11th

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

Of all the virtues to be possessed that enriches the being and personality besides love, it is that of humility. No wonder Jesus set at the forefront of the beatitudes. The human spirit tends to pride and egotism and such must be avoided because it spoils the individual. Whilst we must thank, appreciate and praise one another when it is right, we must avoid doing them harm by feeding unwittingly their ego that may do them harm. Pride, the opposite is difficult to dispose of!

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis

It is vanity to live long, and not to care to live well.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

POSSESSION OF THE PROMISES OF GOD – 2 Cor 1

If there is one thing that God wants you to do, it is to lay hold of and see transacted in your earthly journey the promises of God. They are to be viewed and known as a rich legacy given by the heavenly Father to those who now make up His family of sons in Christ. He has placed you in Christ so that you may enjoy every blessing that has been laid up for you in Him. Let no question or doubt possess your mind and spirit in relation to them.

The vast promises indicate and assure that God has got you covered for life with respect to all your requirements. All the promises are for you and reveal that God wills to step into your life and affairs as your rich Father to work both the ordinary and extraordinary. Take time to know and underline what He purposes to bring about through His favour and power now within your life. It is more than the promise of heaven for the future but in the immediate He wills to do good things.

There is no need to live in negativity and fear. Do not live bereaved but blessed with all the assurances of heaven. He has promised never to leave or forsake you, to meet all your need according to His riches in glory, to answer your prayers, to fulfil the desires He has put within you, and so on. Whilst on your way to heaven enjoy heaven here below by enjoying the legacy left for you in Christ. It is there to be drawn upon!

DAILY MEDITATIONS

GOD’S CONSIDERATION – Isaiah 66

God gives an assurance on the individual level. He says: “But to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a humble spirit, and trembleth at My word” – v2. No uncertainty exists as He declares the kind of people He is looking for and the ones that will command His attention, affection and benediction. One translator puts it: “I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts…” The reason why God observes our life is in order to out-pour His grace on those whose spirits are right. Those who have immense respect for Him and His Word gain His consideration.

In turn, it means knowing and experiencing in fullest measure His blessing in and on life. This healthy fear of the Lord paved the way for Him to come down and dispense multiple blessing. He desired to bless each one spiritually, physically, mentally, morally, materially etc. They were to enjoy His good hand being open and filled with choice gifts that would make their existence delightful. The reward for their proper attitude of being would consummate in the outstanding good things of the Lord expressed in a bountiful manner and measure.

The principle still exists. As you set this spiritual rule in operation, it will be known that God still honours those who give utmost attention to Him and to His revealed Word. In pleasing Him at all times, He will compensate you with untold tokens of His love and goodness. A man of God came to Eli and stated God’s Word in similar terms: “for them that honour Me I will honour, and they that despise Me shall be lightly esteemed” – 1 Samuel 2: 20. Putting God in His rightful place and revering Him at all times, and His Word, leads to the total enrichment of life. It could not be better.

welocome to this christian website

May 10th

 

Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

Be inspired to pray today over everyone and everything because the Almighty is listening to your petitioning. He is ever on the scene to hear and respond and as you come with desire, faith and persistency, know that you will be able rejoice and testify to His miraculous working in your life and affairs. He loves to answer prayer and to prove His unquenchable love to and for His saints.

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, except to love God, and Him only serve. 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

POSSESSION OF THE AWARENESS OF THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY – 1 Cor 12

It is essential to be aware of the fact that you have been birthed into a Christian Family of which God is your Father. The Family is likened to a human body with its differing parts and all are called upon to function to the benefit of the other parts – 1 Cor 12: 12-27. Just as the persons and believers differ, so do their abilities – vv28-30. You must know who and where you are in the Christian community and discover what gifts the Lord has assigned you and begin to function and do your part.

One of the choice things about the early Church, they gathered daily for worship and to see how they could help and bless each other – see Acts 2: 42. They felt it imperative to meet and to get to know one know one another much more and see how they could best serve and assist within Christendom. Each individual was of importance and required in its growth and blessedness.

Realize above all, that Christ has placed you in His body, gifted you and desires that you begin to exercise His gifts within your life. Remember, you serve Him. He is the Head of the body and seeks always to stir and stimulate each member to be active and fruitful. At the conclusion, He intends to reward all faithful service rendered to him and His body. So be at your best for him who is the best in your attendance at church gatherings and ministry.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

GOD’S CONSIDERATION – Isaiah 66

God gives an assurance on the individual level. He says: “But to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a humble spirit, and trembleth at My word” – v2. No uncertainty exists as He declares the kind of people He is looking for and the ones that will command His attention, affection and benediction. One translator puts it: “I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts…” The reason why God observes our life is in order to outpour His grace on those whose spirits are right. Those who have immense respect for Him and His Word gain His consideration.

In turn, it means knowing and experiencing in fullest measure His blessing in and on life. This healthy fear of the Lord paved the way for Him to come down and dispense multiple blessing. He desired to bless each one spiritually, physically, mentally, morally, materially etc. They were to enjoy His good hand being open and filled with choice gifts that would make their existence delightful. The reward for their proper attitude of being would consummate in the outstanding good things of the Lord expressed in a bountiful manner and measure.

The principle still exists. As you set this spiritual rule in operation, it will be known that God still honours those who give utmost attention to Him and to His revealed Word. In pleasing Him at all times, He will compensate you with untold tokens of His love and goodness. A man of God came to Eli and stated God’s Word in similar terms: “for them that honour Me I will honour, and they that despise Me shall be lightly esteemed” – 1 Samuel 2: 20. Putting God in His rightful place and revering Him at all times, and His Word, leads to the total enrichment of life. It could not be better.

 

 

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