So I was doing my reading today and I read these verses and I couldn't help but chuckle. I mean can you imagine seeing Jesus make a whip and chased people out while turning tables over, I know the disciples were scared, but cmon this is awesome.
John 2:13-18 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”
I imagine it was quite a sight and a bit shocking. A bit different from the picture of Jesus meek and mild filled with love and acceptance.
I also like when after telling the parable of the master who had a vineyard (Matt 21:33-44) and the chief priests and Pharisees "perceived that He was speaking about them" (vs 45) I always imagine them huffing and puffing around "Can you believe the nerve of that guy? Who does He think He is talking to us like that?" If they were cartoon characters they would probably have smoke coming out of their ears.
Is 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
Lots of preachers want us to view Jesus as someone other than God... Loving and condoning everything - even evil. Wrong...... I so agree delo63! He is so kind to show himself to us!!! I can't wait either!!!!
bernie: D4L, you're right, we haven't lost anything, and our disappointment just shows where our hearts are. We're all longing to be Home with our Savior, or none of us would be excited, waiting and watching. I try not to get caught up --
Sept 26, 2020 15:45:34 GMT -6
bernie: in the high watch dates, because I've seen so many pass, but I still get disappointed when one does. I keep watching and hoping, we know we're really close, we just don't know how close "really close" is. But, we know He is coming. And soon!
Sept 26, 2020 15:50:50 GMT -6
bernie: For, In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay. Hebrews 10:37
Sept 26, 2020 15:54:15 GMT -6
EnochWalked: bernie: Good point about the Roman Cult, thank you. A pity that your comment earlier got cut off at "I try not to get caught up" before your subsequent comment ("in the high watch dates") completed the thought. Don't worry, we know what you meant.
Sept 26, 2020 17:18:55 GMT -6
bernie: EW, I see that now. Let me go on notice now saying; I'll gladly be G726'd on any day the Lord chooses.😀
Sept 26, 2020 17:41:52 GMT -6
bora: Boymaker, relationships are difficult and throw in different beliefs and there it goes; gone. Each marriage should have a common belief; LDS to LDS, JW to JW, Catholic to Catholic, etc. Tell your son, a husband and wife should be bonded in belief.
Sept 26, 2020 20:04:20 GMT -6
Mike1: The Hebrew word "v'higbir" in Daniel 9:27 is a 3rd person hiphil verb...a form not present in English. Dr. Emanuel Tov of Dead Sea Scroll fame at Hebrew University indicated to me the best translation is "he will cause to strengthen", as a 3rd person verb
Sept 27, 2020 10:41:06 GMT -6
Mike1: This was sent to me from "Fisherman" (Sam - former member of unsealed
Sept 27, 2020 10:42:16 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Some interesting quotes: "Ord put the odds of extinction this century to be as high as one in six." "some [AI] researchers ... have argued we may need ubiquitous global surveillance of every living person, at all times." (I'd rather trust the AI than that)
Sept 27, 2020 13:17:21 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "On Thursday, Glick arrived near the compound in Jerusalem’s Old City and blew a shofar in protest of Jewish entry being barred during the country’s renewed lockdown" (The election is due to occur in summer of 2021, and the presidency is a 7 year term.)
Sept 27, 2020 19:57:16 GMT -6
EnochWalked: YS: Right, that stood out to me too. I guess it's based on the idea of the Shmita cycle, but that doesn't mean it's a mere "coincidence". I'm surprised I've not learnt of this detail about their presidency before. 2021 could be more significant than 2020.
Sept 28, 2020 5:26:23 GMT -6