Sunday, April 27, 2014

WORLD'S TOUGHEST JOB



Are you ready to be interviewed for the world's toughest job?  Only the Lord can equip you for this job.

Monday, April 14, 2014

WHY DID JESUS FOLD THE NAPKIN?

Why was His burial face cloth left folded  after His resurrection?  I found this most interesting.

The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes.  The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed at the head of the stony coffin.

Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. 

 She said, "They have taken he Lord's body out of the tomb, and I don't know where they have put him!"

Peter and the other disciple went to the tomb to see.  The other disciple outran Peter and got there first.  He stopped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in. Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was folded up and lying to the side.

                                       why is this significant?

In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and his Servant. Every Jewish boy knew this tradition. When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. 

The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating. The servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now if the master was done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table.

The servant would then know to clear the table.  For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, "I'm finished" But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because........

                           THE FOLDED NAPKIN MEANT,
                                          
                            "I AM COMING BACK!"
                                             and so He shall


I received this from the dear sister in the Lord and loved it.  I pray it blesses you also.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

EVOLUTION VS. CREATION

Recently I was asked, "Do you think the theory of evolution destroys the gospel?  If so, how?

Now, I am no biblical scholar, or some highly intellectual student of Creation, but I do love the Lord and enjoy pondering thoughts that are far greater than I. 

The question was a challenge to me. It made me seek the Lord in His Word to come to my own conclusions. 

During my school years, I was taught the theory of evolution. It made sense to me, until I became a Christian.  The bible opened my spiritual eyes to something far more serious than just believing evolution as truth.


The evolutionist tries to tell me that I evolved from the monkey. But the word of God said that I was created in His image for His glory. Who was I to believe?

 If man evolved from the monkey, in my mind, it would make God a monkey? 

I started to ponder other thoughts about evolution. For instance, what about the eye? Why hasn't it continued to evolved? 

What about the theory of entropy?  The belief that the earth is gradually becoming more and more disorganized not organized. This is witnessed when you burn a piece of wood.  It has lost its information to recreate itself-- an impossible pile of ash.


As I read and investigated more about the theory of evolution, what really began to trouble me, was this question.  If the earth was millions of years old, what about death?  

 If the dinosaurs evolved and became extinct  before the Fall of Adam than  death preceded the Fall?    This line of thinking bothered me.  It violated the gospel. 

 Death first entered into the creation as a result of Adam's sin of disobedience and rebellion. Man lost God's glory. We all have fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23.  There is nothing holy, righteous or good in man. We must be born again.

Satan would love to have mankind  believe that we all evolved from a monkey. He would love to prove that Jesus, as a man, also evolved from a monkey-- blasphemy!  Jesus created the monkey.

The  evolutionary lie continues to persuade man. Creation speaks for itself. 

My heart is at peace. Jesus is God. He rules over His complete creation. Hebrew 1:2