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Shellharbour C. F. Newsletter 135th Edition. | Print |  E-mail
Written by Andrew Hayman   

Shellharbour Christian Fellowship.

“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.” [Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP.]

Flinders Primary School

Brunderee Road, Flinders

13th. to 27th. April, 2014. >> Not Current. Old Issue. <<

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Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Psalms 51:12-13

The anguish of David’s soul has been a source of blessing to believers whose joy has been lost through sin. Sin never takes you form your relationship with the Saviour! But it will break your fellowship with Him, robbing you of your joy in the Lord. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness,” (1 John 1:9). Not only is there forgiveness but He will restore your usefulness. Erring Peter, when restored, became a Gospel preacher and a pillar in the Church. Return to Him today and He will restore your joy. - Jim Paul



The eighteenth chapter of First Kings sets before us in application the road to revival. In the seventeenth chapter, Elijah, that solitary, rugged prophet of GOD, broke suddenly upon the scene to announce before King Ahab a three-year drought. Then he hid himself at GOD's command by the brook Cherith. In the eighteenth chapter he shows himself at GOD's command before Ahab again. It would be well if every preacher hid first at Cherith before appearing at Carmel. Then there would be fewer failures and more fire, falling Fire from above.

Elijah's second appearance before Ahab finds famine in Samaria. We are living in a spiritual famine nowadays, and there is need of a prophet from GOD's hiding place. There can be such a man in any age if he will pay the price. Elijah was no superman, he was subject to like passions as we are, but he prayed earnestly and in that he outstrips us. He could pray down both fire and water and we need both today, fire of power and showers of blessing. But we are all so busy hurrying hither and thither in a great fever about nothing that we would never dream of staying awhile at Cherith. "A waste of time," we efficient, quantity-producing Americans would call it. So we hustle around trying to do things for GOD before we have allowed Him to do things for us. "He who waits on GOD loses no time"; Elijah needed Cherith and Paul needed Arabia and you and I had better "come apart," lest we do come apart and go to pieces!

Vance Havner


By the power of resurrection

The subject of the resurrection power of the Lord Jesus Christ is very important. By the power of resurrection the Lord Jesus Christ is raised from the dead. By this power He has been highly exalted far above all principality, and power, and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come (Eph. 1:20-21). This power is also gloriously manifested to make us more than conquerors, and to enable us to be with the Lord as kings and priests with immortal and glorified bodies. With a heart full of worship and praise, Paul the apostle says, in Eph. 1:3, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ."

In the first part of the first chapter of Ephesians Paul mentions a few of those great spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus which have been prepared for us by our loving God from before the foundation of the world. From verse 15 onwards, he goes on to explain how these blessings can be abundantly enjoyed by all of us who have been spiritually united with the Lord Jesus Christ in His death, burial and resurrection through simple faith in his finished work on the cross on our behalf. In this connection the apostle is praying very earnestly that the believers at Ephesus might know, "What is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he brought in Christ when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all … and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all" (Eph. 1:19-23).

The very same power by which the Lord Jesus Christ rose again and was so highly exalted after His resurrection is also poured into us. Yet, how much spiritual poverty exists today among believers because they fail to appropriate this power daily for all their needs!

By Bakht Singh

This Shepherd's Love is without Equal.