Posts Tagged ‘revelation’

  

“Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke‬ ‭24:27‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

The Liber Linteus is an ancient text that dates back to the days of the Etruscans, a culture that flourished in Italy in the years prior to the rise of the Roman Empire. Wildly enough, this manuscript was once the wrappings on a mummy. Most of the Liber Linteus writings, which were removed from a female Egyptian mummy and later made into a book in the 19th century, can’t be translated because they were written in the little-understood Etruscan language. But what little scholars can understand reveals it to be some sort of ritual calendar.

While there are many works that exist in the world, both new and ancient, that are indecipherable, the Bible was never meant to be one of them. For that very reason, the Lord sent the Holy Spirit to help us understand who we worship, how we are to live, and even to make sense of futuristic prophetic writings. 

As you come to church today, know that God does not want to be an unsolved mystery in your life! Just as Jesus appeared to men on the way to Emmaus, He will make Himself known to you today too! Worship what you know by getting to know who you are worshipping! You are loved today! 

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All these people were still living by faith when they died…not receiving the things promised…” (Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭13‬ NIV)

On Sunday, January 8, 1956, five men slipped into eternity to the shock and horror of the world. As they attempted to reach the Waodani Indians of Ecuador, they became martyrs for Christ. Not a single one of them awoke that morning knowing they would die by spear point, but in faith climbed into an airplane with Christmas morning enthusiasm, believing they would be introducing souls to Jesus. 

Life rarely turns out the way we think it should. That may be why the Lord doesn’t give us greater glimpses of the future, because we might rebel out of fear! But even in our disappointments, we must maintain our faith that God is still in control and that He knows better than we do how things ought to be. 

If you are nursing a shattered faith due to an unexpected occurrence, give it to God and let your heart be reconciled. Faith is trusting God even when it hurts and doesn’t make sense. Let God reassure you that everything will be alright! You are loved today! Believe it! 

  

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Go into that village over there,” Jesus told them. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.” (Mark‬ ‭11‬:‭2‬ NLT)

The Patiala Necklace was an item of rare beauty, designed by the house of Cartier in 1928 as a gift to the Maharaja Sir Bhupinder Singh. It had five rows of platinum chains adorned with 2,930 diamonds. It was encrusted with Burmese rubies among other jewels. The centerpiece was the seventh-largest diamond in the world, the famed DeBeers Diamond, a 234.6-carat yellow diamond, roughly the size of a golf ball. The necklace disappeared in 1948, only to resurface 50 years later with most all of its jewels still missing to this day.

All of us has lost something. While it may not be of the same astronomical value of the Patiala Necklace, which is around $30 million, it is still precious to us. Yet, God knows where all things are; nothing is hidden from Him. Just as He knew where a needed and available donkey could be found so He could fulfill prophecy and destiny, He also knows how to meet your needs and where to find your answers!

As you prepare spiritually to start your new week, be ready to be led by God’s hand, who knows what you need and when you need it. The missing DeBeers Diamond could be pinpointed today if He wanted to show you! Nothing is ever truly lost or missing with God! Just be willing to be led! You are loved today!