Discern the spiritualTweet This
20 October, 2013
Soul Snack 201/13 ...To me or not to me?
Whoever obeys, renounces the fulfillment of his own will. ~ J.O.Hannay
Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you or God. (Acts 4:19)
Spiritual discernment and obedience are both bed partners to devotion.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"That which is denied cannot be healed." ~ Brennan Manning
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The Folded Napkin in Jesus' tomb.Tweet This
28 March, 2013What is so special about how a napkin is folded?Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I never noticed this ...
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 that 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 the Lord's body out of the tomb, and I don't know where they have put him!'
Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other disciple out ran 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.
Was that important? Absolutely! Is it really significant? Yes!
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 Servant, and 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, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished.
Now if the master was finished eating he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, clean his beard and would wad up that napkin. He would 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'm coming back!"(ANON)
The Super SupernaturalTweet This
28 March, 2008
Enjoy this supernatural encounter of a Muslim meeting Jesus in a Muslim dominated African country. Names have been deleted or changed for the protection of those in this prayer request. Please pray protection regularly for 'Ahmed' and his friends.
Be encouraged that Jesus responds to prayers and is mightily active right across this world. Please note their diligence in devotion to their new saviourAn 'explosion' of Truth has been taking place in our Mosque prayer area. The new believers there are joining together with the other Muslim friends we've held up in prayer for more than a year, and with some newer contacts I've not mentioned before, to really seek the mercy and revelation of God.
It was specially triggered when Jesus 'visited' Ahmed Saturday night in a very powerful dream/vision which has not only opened up his eyes further, but also the eyes of those around him.
To give you a basic outline, Ahmed had been praying for a much deeper revelation of Christ, to be able to follow Him with all of his heart - a truly wonderful thing for all of us to pray! That night as he slept, he saw himself in the middle of a river, struggling to survive. He cried out to God to rescue him, with his hands reaching to heaven, and suddenly Jesus appeared to him, in the brightest white clothing, and spoke to Ahmed, telling him that He needed to help him. He touched Ahmed's hands, and brought him onto the dry land. Ahmed was shocked and surprised when he woke up, and instantly began to pray.
When he lay down again, Jesus came to his bed in a vision, and told him some very strengthening things, and told him to go and read a specific verse in God's word ...only that after Ahmed 'recovered' from all of this, he could no longer remember the verse.
It has really shaken these guys, and has woken many of them up to the 'mercy' of God despite their foolishness to reject Him earlier, or to joke around with 'Truth'.These events speak to them.
As a result, the new believers from the Mosque - have come together with many others to seriously 'seek' God. All of them request our dedicated prayers for them at this time, as they really seek to discover - and FOLLOW - the truth. Each of them is reading God's word, even till late at their night time
Series 2 - Studies of John's GospelTweet This
27 February, 2008
Bible Studies of John ... Series 24 more studies digging deeper into John 7 - John 8 available from 1st March 08.
Do them by yourself, with a friend or in your small group.
Sample answers are also available for each study. ENJOY!
Studies of John's Gospel Tweet This
1 February, 2008
Bible Studies Gospel of John .... Series 1
- the first 5 studies digging deeper into John 5 - John 6 are available from 1st Feb 08.
Do them by yourself, with a friend or in your small group
- sample answers are also available for each study. ENJOY!
"Soul Snacks" to expandTweet This
1 December, 2007
As the Soul Supply ministry continues to grow, so too will 'Soul Snacks' in 08.
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Soul Snack 119 .. repairing a broken spiritTweet This
1 December, 2007
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Soul Snack 7/14 ... Remember Lot's Wife
The pre-dawn grey was simply a shadow over all who remained in Sodom. Only four souls fled as dawn's judgement crept across a condemned Sodom.
Through the sunrise a wearisome Lot, his wife and two daughters hastened from the Divine threat of being swept away.
As soon as the angels had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” (Gen 19:17)
With God's instructions clear Sodom was put behind their backs (well almost).
Apparently they took no possessions, luggage bearers, carts, cattle or slaves - just themselves. (When judgement arrives there is no time for dalliance and only the foolish will delay).
Yet in a tragic episode of mind-numbing disobedience Lot's wife glanced back as fire and sulfur rained from heaven. She chanced a glance to what she had lost, to what was her life. In an instant her entire past and future was GONE. Lot's wife became a pillar of salt. (It is tough to imagine that a pillar of salt would be vertical too long).
But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. (Gen 19:26)
When God is starting something new for you, casting your eyes rearwards to where you are leaving is to lose all you are gaining.
When the past is held onto, the future crumbles. (see also Luke 17:32)
Today's Soul Snippet:
"Humility is becoming what you have despised and then realising that you were wrong."
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