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July 18th

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE

There are times when you must reflect on your journey with the LORD, to see how He has both guided and provided. Such is to act as a stimulus to faith and expectation in the present. He who has been so faithful and effectual in former days and situations is still up to granting much more for the future. The next chapter is intended by Him to be meaningful and progressive so that you will have much to record and praise Him for. Allow Him greater rule and input and discover the enormous benefits from such an action. There is no deadness or stagnancy with Him. There is life, freshness and glorious attainment. Reflection creates a new momentum that will be invigorating and successful. So go for it!

WISE SAYINGS

“A good name is better than precious ointment” – Ecclesiastes 7:1

Because of the genuineness and kindness of your person and being you spread a beautiful aroma wherever you go without saying anything.

IN ADDITION

CHRISTLIKENESS

Peter in his message to early Christians reveals that they have been blessed: “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” You are called to be like Christ and manifest  His quality characteristics in an ever-increasing capacity. These are the things to added with all diligence – vv4, 55/.

The Quality of Patience – v6. Patience has been nominated as the queen of virtues. Blessed is the individual who is able to keep calm and controlled and has the steadiness to wait for things to develop so that the best result is attained. There are great tests and strains in life that come to try the individual, to find out how they can believe amd wait for answers from God over long periods of time. Such was the case with Job. A study of his life and experience is worth the exercise and time. He came through crushing ordeals and God was pleased with his attitudes even though Job was somewhat mystified at the happenings. Your patience will be rewarded as you trust Him to work out all things for your good.

DAILY MEDITATIONS`

DIVINE BENEDICTION – Romans 16: 17- 27

The apostle discovered and knew what the benediction of God meant and in closing this letter to the early Christians conferred it upon them twice. In vv 20, 24, he says: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” He must have really intended it because of this emphasis. In his own life and service he had enjoyed the matchless blessing of His grace and it had been the resource of untold aid and assurance at all times. When called to face a trial of an enormous nature he had found the grace of God equal to it – see 2 Corinthians 12: 9.

The grace of Christ offers and imparts all that is of Christ, of His person and nature, His wisdom, love, strength, faith, presence and enabling etc., so that life is resourced in every way and fortified to cope with everyone and everything. This blessing gives all, to all, who will receive and enriches in every possible degree and in all situations. Each Christian believer is to be in the happy state where they can know and live with this special benediction resting on them at all times. Paul wanted all the saints to be the recipients of this choice factor.

This is a divine good that is required by every true child of God. It is Christ’s great pleasure to bestow this unique experience on everyone that has come under His Saviourhood and Lordship. God offers you the opportunity of knowing His wonderful grace, with all that it means, today so that you can manage your life and ministry in a most positive and productive manner. All that you lack is more than made up to you in this extraordinary bestowment. Learn to draw on the vast resource of His grace and you will be more than sufficient to attend to all with strength and aplomb.

 

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July 17th

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

In order for something to be better and become more useful and acceptable, they have to be refined, that means the removal of stuff that is detrimental to its quality and satisfaction. When God saved you and brought you into His choice family it was an act of good-will and grace. You were not immediately the finished article or perfect vessel; there were and are things that had to be attended to bring about His ultimate design. He is ever at work to bring about the complete work of grace and destiny and this requires a deeper purification that will enhance both person and ministry. He may pull you aside for a while to bring this about. Do not resist because He knows what He is doing because He will bring you forth to be a better person and do a better job!

WISE SAYINGS

“I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me2 – Philippians 4:13

You are made strong by Christ to do what he wants you to do and that is the impossible!

IN ADDITION

CHRISTLIKENESS

Peter in his message to early Christians reveals that they have been blessed: “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” You are called to be like Christ and manifest  His quality characteristics in an ever-increasing capacity. These are the things to added with all diligence – vv4, 5.

4/. The Quality of Temperance – v6. It has to do with having a moderate life-style where all is under real, spiritual control. Not being indulgent in anything especially of a destructive nature. This demands a quite a lot of healthy restraint and avoidance of anything that lead to the complete undoing of a person. Christ desires that you take the reins in your life, nature and affairs and to see that all contributes to your well-being, growth and relationship with God. Many people have lost it because they have allowed something that is perverse and so harmed them completely. Paul speaks about keeping disciplined at all times in everything – “But I keep under my body, and bring it under subjection; lest that by any means, when I have preached to other, I myself should be a castaway” – 1 Corinthians 9: 27. One cannot afford to be out of control but like the athlete concentrate on keeping fit.

DAILY MEDITATIONS`

CHRISTIAN WORKERS AND HELPERS – Romans 16: 1-16

What a tremendous debt is owed to those who have willingly given themselves not only to Christ but have been prepared to labour unstintingly for Him in ministry to others! Paul names a lot of people in this section who had been alongside of him in so many situations, doing so many things and caring for others in the cause of Christ. They had worked and helped without a lot of show and ado and made his toil much easier and better by their presence and contribution. He could and would not forget the major input that each had personally rendered.

In mentioning the first three people, a woman by the name of Phoebe, and a couple called, Priscilla and Aquilla, he distinguishes certain factors about them. Phoebe had been ‘a succourer of many, and of myself also” – v2. What a source of strength she had been to those who had come to faith in Christ and of a strong support to the leadership! The man and wife team had utterly devoted themselves to helping the churches and were of a fearless quality. They were but a sample of the high excellence of people who served in the birthing and blessing of the Church and deserved a place in the record Book and also a word of thanks.

There are two things that come out of this reading. One, all believers must become real workers and helpers for Christ within His kingdom. None should shirk their true duty in lovingly serving others when it is in their power to do so at any time. Two, there must be a grateful recognition of those who have given themselves unreservedly in labouring for the blessedness of the saints in words of gratitude, and where possible, in some way of recompense. It is good to say thank you!

 

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July 16th

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

Your LORD does not desire that you experience regret at the end of this day because of the way you have lived. He would rather that you be possessed with great delight enthusiasm and gratitude in the way things have panned out. Instead of the next hours being wasted they will be invested in acts that will yield immense pleasure, if not instantly, later. Make this LORD’S day, His day. You will discover the immense satisfaction it will bring to Him, others and yourself. It will be a time of addition and multiplication that will serve the interests of His kingdom on earth.

WISE SAYINGS

“Obey them not only to win their favour when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart” – Ephesians 6: 6.

You really have only one person to really please, Christ; as you do so, not only will you delight Him, others will feel the breath and impact in a special way, today.

IN ADDITION

CHRISTLIKENESS

Peter in his message to early Christians reveals that they have been blessed: “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” You are called to be like Christ and manifest  His quality characteristics in an ever-increasing capacity. These are the things to added with all diligence – vv4, 5.

3/. The quality of knowledge – “and to virtue knowledge” – v5. The Lord does not want you to exist in ignorance, bereft of understanding on the vital issues of life. No, He ever desires to daily up-date you with information that will serve to instruct, direct and develop you. As you seek to be daily filled with His Holy Spirit and Word you will be perfectly tutored by heaven and increase your comprehension of matters that will advance your faith, conduct and ministry. Today is to be one where you are further schooled in the knowledge of God, life, gifts, relationships etc., so that you make the most of your life and living. Others will look to you knowing that you are a fount of truth and wisdom; and that is a blessing!

DAILY MEDITATIONS`

DIVINELY FILLED – Romans 15: 8-33

The great longing of this servant of God, Paul, was not only to see people brought to a saving knowledge of Christ, but that they might experience the fulness of God’s grace and blessing in and upon their lives. In vv13, 14 this idea of being full in a Godward sense is very prevalent. He desires in v13 three choice things will be theirs: that divine joy and peace will be much manifest through the presence and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. They needed at all times to be switched on to God and to experience His boundless spiritual dynamics in their beings.

He credits them in a positive way in v14 as being filled with goodness and all knowledge and in the blessed state of also encouraging and counselling each other aright. They had made a commendable growth in their faith and life so that they could serve one another out of the condition of being full of what God had given. They had not been content to take everything in without giving and sharing with fellow believers of their divine inheritance. They could not be accused of being stale or stagnant but had received from God and released such to the blessing of others.

There is no doubt that God wills that each of His offspring should receive of and from Him that which will totally enrich their faith and lives in a powerful sense. There has to be the inflowing of His joy and peace at such a rate, by the Holy Spirit, that enlivens and enlightens the whole of Christian experience. As a consequence of the inflow, there has to be also the outflow of these factors, plus the manifestation of divine goodness and knowledge. Do not allow your life to become empty but ever be filled by God with what He determines to bestow today.

 

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July 15th

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

There used to be a short phrase used by Christians in former years: ‘Saved to Serve’. It is a brief but apt description and explanation of what a Christian should know, accept and seen carried through in this life. Christ set the example and became the Servant of all and is to be reproduced by in all of His disciples. He taught His message not simply by words but by deeds – see John 13. Let this day be one where you dedicate your whole being to living and working for the benefit and blessing of others. In so doing you will discover the immense consequences of both your life and labour. You will be surprise at the end results!

WISE SAYINGS

“And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men” – Colossians 3:23. You could have no better or greater reason for doing so because He is the best Employer and His is the best employment.

IN ADDITION

CHRISTLIKENESS

Peter in his message to early Christians reveals that they have been blessed: “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” You are called to be like Christ and manifest  His quality characteristics in an ever-increasing capacity. These are the things to added with all diligence – vv4, 5.

2/. The quality of virtue – v5. It is defined as conformity with or practice of morality or duty; a particular moral excellence. It is to be given the best interpretation and is an excellence that is not simply in connection to the sexual. Mind, heart and will must be in a pure and holy state so that all that is executed in life and conduct proceeds from a wholesome state. Unless everything is done from an upright, honourable and genuine motivation, such counts for nothing. So it is imperative that this virtue takes deep root and yields its decided fruit which a safeguard in life and ensure the ultimate award from the LORD. David prayed that the Lord would constantly search and cleanse him – Psalm 139: 23, 24. A good principle to emulate!

DAILY MEDITATIONS`

NEIGHBOURLY WATCH – Romans 15: 1-7

One of the things that have increased in our country is the development of Neighbourhood Watch. Most communities have introduced this organisation with a view to creating a sense of care and commitment amongst neighbours concerning their persons and properties. Over the years a dreadful lack of community spirit has allowed wicked people to take advantage of vulnerable people and property. This particular effort has been formed to counteract these trends.

The reading reveals that this should be the spiritual and normal outlet of the new birth and life in the Christian. A genuine love and practice should be present in caring for those in the family of God and those without. One of the aims of life is not only to please God but others and by assisting those who are in deepest need. The directive is: “Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good and edification” – v2. No effort should be spared in moving in to be kind and to enrich other people with positive good deeds that bring relief, hope and sweet relationship.

It is a challenging and demanding thing to be involved in this way. Christ taught the truth that it is imperative to be Good Samaritans in this life, looking for opportunities to move in and meet the requirements of others especially in crisis moments. True religion is not only in a statement of faith and beliefs; it is to be noted in the performance of kind acts to all situated around. Possibly you need to examine where you are in this. Are you making a valid contribution to people that are near by so that they can see the Gospel of Christ at work in and through you?

 

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July 14th

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

There is still much that is latent in you that has been placed by the LORD waiting to be revealed, developed and brought forth to achieve great things. He did not, make any mistake when He naturally created and renewed you in Christ. He is desirous that in the course of life, work and ministry you realize your full potential. Much lies in the realm of one simple acorn; yes the possibility of a forest! And you are of more worth than an acorn. Even in this present life there is so much that He seeks to bring forth for His glory. As you live in His Word and vice-versa, His Word lives in you, and as you are possessed by His Holy Spirit, the possibilities still are there awaiting release. Let today be a sensing that the best is yet to be and let it begin to break forth, NOW!

WISE SAYINGS

“The end of the matter is better than its beginning and patience is better than pride. Do not be quickly reproved in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools” – Ecclesiastes 7:8, 9 NIV Pride leads to the undoing of a person: patience to their making. Likewise with anger. Be wise and be humble!

IN ADDITION

CHRISTLIKENESS

Peter in his message to early Christians reveals that they have been blessed: “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” You are called to be like Christ and manifest  His quality characteristics in an ever-increasing capacity. These are the things to added with all diligence – vv4,5.

1/. The basic quality faith  – v5 “add to your faith.” You have been saved by faith, kept by faith, grow by faith . . . . . and so on. Let your faith be released through. God’s Word and Spirit and you will know and grow increasingly like Christ. As Christ was and is so you can be. Commence your growth from a positive standpoint. Each day live by faith and so move into addition and multiplication. Be a person of faith. The first book I read was ‘Ever Increasing Faith’ by Smith Wigglesworth. It serves to initiate and motivate and show what you can be and do.

DAILY MEDITATIONS`

ULTIMATE ACCOUNTABILITY – Romans 14

In the schedule of the Lord, for the believer, there is to be a moment of ultimate accountability before the Lord. The sinner is to appear before Him to be judged of his sins but the saint and son of God is to stand before Him to be judged of His life and service within His kingdom. It is important therefore that great care is taken on performance in areas within the family of God and in work enterprise. There has to be constant, wise judgment on one’s one behaviour and worthy spiritual principles and faith must govern the whole of one’s conduct.

Instead of spending time and thought judging others, a watchful eye must be maintained on one’s self and all that is done will bear the ultimate scrutiny and approbation of the Lord. Great grace and toleration must be exercised especially to weaker brothers and sisters but a firm and wholesome commitment must be shown on the personal front. Mention is made as what the kingdom of God is really about in v17 – “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.” It is these things that stand the Lord’s acceptance and approval.

This sense of divine accountability is to be a guiding factor within the outworking of Christian life and experience. It is not to be treated as a fearful threat but a pure motive in achieving the best in terms of relationship and service. On that day, the Lord desires to be pleased with each one and reward accordingly and so it is purposed to be a wholesome incentive to great and noble living. The Lord wills to attest your life before all at that coming hour, so let today’s events and experiences, with others and life, be outworked with this in view.

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July 13th

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

To get the best from all that you are and do, it is imperative that you learn to be consistent, and a consistency that is directed to the right people, principles and procedures. It is a reliability and regularity in matters that yield the greatest good and advantages all. Learn to be on time at all times so that all know that you will be there unless unforeseen circumstances of a serious nature interfere. Let you word be yea and nay so that people are ever certain of what you say and mean you carry through. The consequences of having this quality will ensure that people will highly regard you and treat you as Mr. or Mrs. Reliable. And that is worth knowing!

BEING A GOOD LISTENER

In his book Stress factors Charles Swindoll writes: I vividly remember some time back being caught in the undertow of too many commitments in too few days. It was long before I was snapping at my wife and our children, choking down my food st mealtimes, and feeling irritated at those unexpected interruptions through the day. Before long, things around our home started reflecting the pattern of my hurry-up-style. It was becoming unbearable.

I distinctly recall after supper one evening the words of our younger daughter, Colleen. She wanted to tell me about something important that had happened to her at school that day. She hurriedly began, “Daddy–I–wanna-tell-you-something’ – and-I’ll-tell-you- really-fast.”

Suddenly realizing her frustration, I answered, “Honey, you can tell me . . .  and you don’t have to tell me really fast. I’ll never forget her answer: then listen slowly.”

WISE SAYINGS

“Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her for she is thy life” – Proverbs 4:13. The wise know how important good instructions are and seek to know and implement nt them. The Bible is the Wisest Book of all and the wise take notice of it in every way, every day.

DAILY MEDITATIONS`

LAW ABIDING CITIZENS – Romans 13

In the knowledge that a Christian has the new law of Christ operating within there is to be a conduct that is complementary and commendatory. It is not a freedom to act according to one’s own desires but to act in line with the life and behaviour of Christ. There is to be no spirit of rebellion only an attitude of willing and loving subservience to all that is of a godly nature. It seeks to express itself in good will and to be a true and noble citizen of the realm. A spiritual and scriptural awareness exists that promotes that which enhances love, peace and accord in society at large. It should be committed to making life here and now of benefit to all.

The Christian is to accept and recognize that the governments of earth are part of the government of God in human affairs. This does not mean they agree to all that the ruling authority decrees and demands. There is a right of lawful and peaceful protest when things conflict with truth, morality and the requirements of God. In no way must there be outward, hostile anarchy that is a negation of the very nature and spirit of Jesus Christ. The world of people needs to take notice of Christianity being perfectly expressed in a scenario of this character.

The Christian Church does need to be positive salt and light in society, revealing the worthy faith, principles and procedures of the kingdom of heaven. A vibrant and healthy contribution should be made into the local communities from the local churches into its government at that level. Every Christian is not only to be law abiding but to influence the situation where they are placed and live. What sort of contribution are you making within your locality? There is a purpose for you to serve in this so that the Christian Gospel will gain a wider audience and attention.

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July 126h

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

The psalmist affirms: “My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from Him” – Psalm 62:5. When He speaks into the life words of hope and assurance one are given. He also guarantees their fulfilment.. He has the wherewithal to fulfil every expectation it gives. The Scriptures are ample proof of that in what He has wrought for others. He still desires to perform this now to those who will relate to Him. As you spend time with Him and His Word, He will communicate incredible possibilities to take place besides other things. Now is the time to witness the hand as well as the word of God coming into glorious realisation? Be full of divine expectancy for such will prove fruitful.

A GREAT STORY

John was walking home from school one day when he noticed the boy ahead of him had tripped and dropped all of the books he was carrying, along with two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a small tape recorder.

John knelt down and helped the boy pick up the scattered articles. Since they were going the same way, he helped to carry part of the burden. As they walked John discovered the boy’s name was Bill, that he loved video games, baseball and history, and that he was having lots of trouble with his other subjects and that he had just broken up with his girlfriend.

They arrived at Bill’s home first and John was invited in for a Coke and to watch some television. The afternoon passed pleasantly with a few laughs and some shared small talk, then John went home. They continued to see each other around school, had lunch together once or twice, then both graduated from junior high school. They ended up in the same high school where they had brief contacts over the years.

Finally the long-awaited senior year came and three weeks before graduation, Bill asked John if they could talk. Bill reminded him of the day years ago when they had first met. “Did you ever wonder why I was carrying so many things home that day?” asked Bill. “You see, I cleaned out my locker because I didn’t want to leave a mess for anyone else. I had stored away some of my mother’s sleeping pills and I was going home to commit suicide. But after we spent some time together talking and laughing, I realized that if I had killed myself, I would have missed that time and so many others that might follow. So you see, John, when you picked up those books that day, you did a lot more than that, you saved my life.

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

WISE SAYINGS

“Have not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid; neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest” – Just make sure that He is with you and all will be well. There will be no-one and nothing to affright and frustrate that cannot be dealt with by Him.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

EXCELLENT COUNSEL – Romans 12: 9-21

In these verses the apostle Paul passes on a tremendous amount of good advice to counsel those who are consecrated and committed to Christ. He touches upon many important aspects of Christian living and practice that if carried through ensures the well-being and fruitfulness of the believer. It is essential not only to read, listen and study what is said but also to carry through the directives that are given. Only when what is rightly affirmed is applied that there is the development of quality character and resultant blessing from the Lord. The consecrated person is ready to respond positively to that which will produce worthy results.

He gives a powerful instruction especially with regard how to tackle work and service for the Lord. In v11 he says: “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.” All labour and activity must be conducted with real zeal and the whole inward condition aglow with spiritual fire and motivation. This is altogether possible when the life has been truly dedicated to the Lord and there is the will to serve Him with pure devotion. Everything must be done by His inspiration and for Him. He is the One that keeps the life aflame and makes the service meaningful and joyful.

Every Christian must be prepared to be taught about the crucial issues of life. There has to be the readiness to be disciplined and counselled by the Lord so that all is conducted to the fullest advantage. Ponder all that is written here and note if there are areas that require picking up upon within your relationship with Christ. These are sacred rules and principles to be adopted so your life and service attains the highest for Christ.

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July 116h

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

Ever sense and know that the LORD is present as you commence this day and will be in attendance throughout each moment. He is with you to inspire, guide, protect and provide for everything situation so that you need not be alarmed or distressed. Sometimes, things appear to go wrong, it is then you must quietly and confidently turn to Him and simply request His capable assistance. The answers He gives may not be the ones that you would expect, but as you respond, you will discover he is always right. All turns out to utmost benefit. At the closure of it you will have every reason to thank and worship Him.

SERMON STARTERS LONGING FOR GOD – Psalm 841-4, 10. This is a very choice and provocative psalm stimulating the desire for the presence and knowledge of God. It is certainly instructive in that it reveals a pure passion for the Lord. There are some helpful thoughts to major on. 1/. The Tabernacle of the LORD is a Pleasant and inviting Place – v1. A due emphasis is here and the exclamation underlines this feature. It should attract and personally draw you. 2/. There must the Inward Fervent Desire Prevalent and Prevailing – v2. The Lord loves to see this and responds to it. 3/. An Illustration from Nature shows how such are welcome in His august place and presence – 3/. One must not be put to shame by the birds. They love to make their home there 4/. Praise and Worship has a Glorious Effect –vv4, 10. Once inside and in the real mood of adoration and praise, there is nothing to compare with it in the outside world. The LORD gives us a real love for His House and Presence.

HUMOUR – Marriage

A minister wished to meet after the service with a couple who he was going to marry. Unfortunately, he couldn’t remember their names, so he announced : “Will those wishing to be united in holy matrimony please come forward after the service.”

Following the service thirteen old spinsters came to the front!

WISE SAYINGS

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed” –Proverbs 13:20 

DAILY MEDITATIONS

TOTAL CONSECRATION – Romans 12: 1-8

There is a strong and loving appeal for the total consecration of the whole being of the believer to Christ –v1. In the light of the fact that Christ has given all for the blessedness of each Christian, the response should be one of glad and full surrender to Him. It is a reasonable thing to do and is an act of spiritual worship togive oneself completely to the Lord in the awareness of what He has truly done in relation to and for all. He held nothing back but gave His best when He came to this world and when He took the sinner’s place on the Cross. The least that any Christian believer can do is to answer this appeal in a personal manner.

The great thing that occurs when this is truly done, the inward condition is divinely renewed; the mind in particular is beautifully transformed by God. As the heart has made its vital re-action in yielding to God, the mind knows what it is to be changed and is able to think divinely and differently. Into this state of consecration there then comes the bestowment of dynamic faith and gifts that can be sacredly employed for the benefit of the Christian Church and others. There is a wonderful outflow of the life and grace of God as a consequence of the consecration.

It is imperative that every Christian comes to the point where there is no holding back from Christ what is His right and due. The time must come when there is both the heart and will to give Him all, holding nothing back. In doing so, there will be the richer and greater blessings of heaven afforded to those who do. Have you heard and answered the appeal of Christ in this connection? It is necessary that you do so that you may fully please Him and serve Him to the maximum.

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July 106h

 Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

Do not rely on yourself and your own abilities but learn to trust God to advance and enhance those things to you that will release you totally to be the person He wills you to be; to perform in a manner that is extraordinary through His influence and input. Through the gracious and constant communicating of His humility, grace and power, you will learn to live in a dimension beyond the natural. He is with you at all times so that you can be at your best and do things in a way that will produce the greatest good. Such will safeguard you and bring true honour to Him This is how it should be.

SERMON STARTERS – QUENCH NOT THE SPRIT – 1 Thessalonians 5:19

This directive must be pondered upon and truly taken notice of, The Christian has to face up to the fact that Christ’s expectancy of such is a Spirit-Filled Life and Service. Not only does He require a person to be born again by the work of the Spirit but they moved into being blessed and possessed by the Holy Spirit. The early apostles and Christians were exhorted by Christ to “Tarry in Jerusalem until they were endued with power from on high” – Luke 24: 49. This they did and experienced this unique blessing – see Acts 2. It had to be a paramount force and feature henceforward. Each Christian need to pay attention to this! Quench not the Spirit 1/. By Slighting His Person and Influence – treat Him always as the third member of the Godhead.2/. by Failing to be Daily Filled with Him . He is who you need on a regular basis. 3/. By not Listening to what he has to say and wills to do. Some folks get to the place where they resist the Spirit. 4/. By being Loaded with a Lot of Stuff that He does not Relate to.

HUMOUR – Driver- Driving

‘Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.’

‘When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.’

My kids drive me crazy. I drive them everywhere else.’

‘Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.

WISE SAYINGS

‘All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty’ – Proverbs 14:23

DAILY MEDITATIONS

VERY MUCH IN MIND – Romans 11

There are occasions when it seems that God has put out of His mind and memory issues that appear to be of utmost importance. In the running of the universe it may seem to be that God forgets and no longer has any further personal interest in people and situations. This is not so and cannot be so. He has purposes to fulfil and in His wisdom and workings places things in a state of abeyance for a while and then picks them up when the time is right and opportune for further action. Whilst this condition exists all is present in His thoughts awaiting developments.

The apostle argues this factor with regard to the future of Israel. At present, she has been laid aside because of the great purpose that is being fulfilled with the birth of the Church Of Jesus Christ. A whole world of Gentiles can hear and respond to the Good News of the Gospel and find Christ and be born into God’s household of faith. The moment will come when Israel will be taken up again as a people and it will be obvious that they have not been forgotten but are very much in the thoughts and determinations of the Almighty. She has glorious prospects!

Of course, in Christian life and experience there are occasions when it looks as if the Lord has forgotten and laid an individual aside. Things have come to a halt and there doesn’t seem to be any interest or movement of God in affairs. It is easy to become disheartened and discouraged when this is the case. If you are in this condition, it may well be that there has to be some further spiritual developments to be attained so that much more will be known of God and His destiny for your life. It is not a matter of being forgotten but discovering Him in a greater way.

 

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July 96h

Rev. E. Anderson

IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

Note that there is the ‘go’ in GOD. HE is the being and person that possesses the infinite go and never loses it. He possesses all the wisdom, drive and will to accomplish what is best required or desired. The good thing is, He is willing to impart this quality go within those that know and love and relate to Him. With His drive they are able to achieve those things spiritually and naturally which appear to be impossible. For instance, He placed the go in Enoch and he was able to sustain an enduring walk with God for 300 years that ultimately landed him in heaven. Learn to look and rely on Him because you can obtain His dynamic to accomplish all things He places before you.

SERMON STARTERS FAITHFUL GOD

“Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it” – 1 Thessalonians 5:24. It is essential to know and be assured  of the reliability of God in relation to your life and ministry. His call, which is upon you, comes from Him who is never likely to fail. He stands with and by those who He has summoned to walk with and work for Him. He always is at hand and possesses  the wherewithal to sustain and succeed. 1/. Faithful to achieve great destiny – see Jospeh’s life. 2/. Faithful to enable great and lasting leadership – see Moses and his call fulfilled.   3/. Faithful to support in a difficult task and role – see Esther standing in the gap. 4/. Faithful to deliver a believing saint – see Daniel. 5/. Faithful to carrying out the Gospel Commission – Mark 16:15. He who has stood with others throughout the centuries is still around and will reveal a His faithfulness to you. Like Jeremiah you will be able to say and sing: ‘Great is Thy faithfulness’  – Lamentations 3: 23.”

HUMOUR

BIRTHDAYS

“Hello, this is the police. How may Zi help you?”

“I’m calling to report my neighbour, Mark. He’s hiding drugs inside his firewood.””

“Thank you v dry much for the call, sir.”

The next day, the drug officers descended on Mark’s house. They searched the shed where the firewood was kept. Using axes, they busted open every piece of wood, but found no drug s. They. Swore at ark, he swear e at them, and then they left.

The next day, the phone rang at Mark’s house. “Hey, Mark! Did the police come to your house?”

“Yeah.”

“Did they chop. Your firewood?”

“Yep.”

“Happy birthday, buddy!”

WISE SAYINGS

“If you are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown himself” – 2 Timothy 2:13

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE SOURCE OF FAITH– Romans 10

In Christianity there is the all important faith factor, which is imperative if there is to be any genuine experience with Christ and if God is to be truly known. The first thing is to come to faith in Christ in order to be saved and then faith from Christ so as to live out a dynamic Christian life. The statement is made in v17 that “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”  The Scriptures are the means by which both kinds of faith are created and cultivated.  It is possible to know both through the inspired Word of God, which brings the revelation of Christ.

In Hebrews 12: 2 it is affirmed that Christ is ‘the Author and Finisher of our Faith.” It is essential to come to faith in Christ, both in His Person and Work. He is the Son of God, deity itself, and also the Saviour of the world. He is to be trusted without question and so is His death on the Cross as a sacrifice for our sins. This is saving faith that saves the soul from eternal judgment and makes a sinner into a child of God – John 1: 11,12. But through His resurrection life and indwelling He inspires His own faith to live by so that life is lived with divine confidence on a daily basis.

Every Christian is to be a real believer that knows the spiritual dynamic of faith governing both creed and conduct. Through the Scriptures, one is led to a certain and definite knowledge of Christ and into an intimate relationship with Him. As Christ is trusted alone He will not and cannot fail. Paul later stated that “the life that I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God , who loved me, and gave Himself for me” – Galatians 2: 20. You, too, can have an ever-growing faith nurtured in and by Christ that leads into a life of glorious victory and accomplishment.

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