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Thursday, April 29, 2010


We are quickly approaching the Biblical feast of Pentecost which by the Jewish calendar falls on Sivan 6 or May 19th of this year.  This is an interesting date for Shavuot or Pentecost as it is otherwise known, is replete with symbolism regarding the gentile bride and her kinsmen redeemer.Just like in the story of Ruth.

“So Boaz, said to Ruth, “My daughter listen to me.  Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here …So, Ruth stayed close to the servant girls of Boaz to glean until the barley and the wheat harvest were finished.” Ruth 2:8,23
In Leviticus 23: 15-21, God commands the Israelites to count 50 days from Passover to Shavuot.  This 50 day count is known as “the counting of the Omer.”  An omer is a biblical measure of grain.  On the second day of Passover, an omer of barley was offered in the temple signaling the start of the harvest and the beginning of the 50 day count to Shavuot.  On the 50th day, the barley harvest ends and the wheat harvest begins, the change in harvest symbolized by the waving of two wheat loaves by the High Priest in the temple before the Lord. The waving of the two leavened loaves, also, representing those who would be harvested;  both Jew and Gentile – which is why the Torah and the Church share the same birthday.
It is well accepted that Ruth, the foreigner represents the largely gentile church redeemed by Jesus, the Lord of the harvest, as represented by Boaz, who functioned as her kinsman redeemer. I find it interesting that Boaz instructs her to stay through out the barley and the wheat harvest.  In Jewish tradition, the counting of the Omer is said to be a time of preparation for receiving the Torah.  The Exodus was looked on as a gift, while the giving of the Torah required some spiritual preparation or readiness. This presents an interesting picture.  Do the fifty days between the First fruits resurrection of Jesus and the receiving of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost constitute a period of readiness for the church as well?  I see this indicated in the instructions Jesus gave his disciples before he ascended in to heaven - “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father has promised …” Acts 1:4   I also see this indicated in Revelation 19:7,  “Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready.”

Bless you.....


Friday, April 23, 2010

Oh No!!!!!

A lady received a phone call at work to say her daughter, who was at school, was pretty sick, and she should come and get her. SO....
On her way to the school she stopped at a chemist to get a script filled, and to her horror she realized
she had locked her keys in her car! In a panic, she rang the school to tell them what had happened and she was still on her way, but.....

One of the teachers there suggested she might be able to open it with a wire coat hanger, if she had one!

Now where on earth would she find a coat hanger....here? She looked around and you wouldn't believe it but there was an old wire coat hanger protruding out of an old paper bag, just there.....as if some one had purposely left it there for her.....she grabbed it....looked at it.....and said to herself.....

"A fat lot of good this is going to do for me.....I don't even know what I am supposed to do with it...."

She did the only thing she could think of to do.....she bowed her head in prayer, asking GOD for help.

A rusty old car pulled up along side her, driven by a dirty greasy looking man, who had a greasy looking beard to match, and a skull rag on his head....

She thought, "Great, God....this is what you sent to help me?" But she was desperate.....and thankful.

The man got out of his car and asked if he could help?

She said...."Yes please....my daughter is very sick and I must get to her...please....can you use this hanger to unlock my car? I left the keys inside..."

He said...."Sure..." walked over to the car and had it open in seconds....
She hugged the man, and through her tears she said.... "Thank you so much....you are a very nice man..."
He replied..... "Lady....I ain't a nice man....I just got out of prison for car theft....!"

She hugged the man again and cried out loud...."Thank you God....for sending a professional!

Bless you


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


You know you are living in the 21st century when....
1) You accidentally expect to open your micro wave oven with a pass word or pin number!

2) You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

3) You pull up in your own drive and use your mobile to see if any one is home!

4) Every commercial on your T.V. has a web site on the bottom of it!

5) You haven't played solitaire with real cards for years!

6) You've sat at the same desk for years, yet worked for 3 different companies!

7) Your boss does not have the ability to do your job!

8) You learn about an accident on your street on the news that night!

ECCLESIASTES CH 4 V 12b....." Three is even better, for a triple braided cord is not easily broken"

" I am a professional rope maker..." he said, my business is making ropes and I want to tell you, that,

what it says in Ecclesiastes is absolutely true! The strongest rope is a three fold rope!" He then went on to
"The largest number of strands that can still touch each other, is three. If you take away one, and leave two,
you weaken the rope, but if you add one, and so make it four, you do not add to the strength of the rope, because all the strands do not touch each other. So, if you have a rope of three strands, even if one or two strands are under pressure, and start to fray, as long as the third strand holds, the rope will not break.
As long as God is that third strand, HE will hold it together....Amen

Bless you....


Thursday, April 1, 2010


(This is totally awesome when you think about this,
GOD is truly sensational)

Moses and the people of Israel were in the desert, but.....what was he going to do with them?
They had to be fed, and feeding 2-3 million people requires a lot of food!

According to a quarter master in the general army, it is reported that Moses would have to have....
1500 tonnes of food.....EVERY DAY!

Do you know that........to bring that much food in every day....2 freight trains each one mile long, would
be needed?

Besides.....you remember.....they were out in the desert.....so they would have to find fire wood.....to
 use in cooking the food?
This would also take 2 more freight trains each a mile long....every day.....but,
they were in this desert for 40 years....moving....traveling......and....oh yes.....they would need water!

If they only had enough water just for drinking and washing a few dishes, it would take 11.000.000

gallons, each day, on a freight train with tankers each a mile long.
MIND BOGGLING....isn't it?
Now we know that once they were in the desert, and God had told them they were to stay there for 40 years,
as punishment for what they had done, have you ever given any thought to the size of the camping area?
With the 2 or 3 million people, they would have needed an area of 750 square miles.
But wait.....that's not all!

They crossed the red sea....GOD parted the waters......

NOW....if they went along the floor of the sea in a narrow path, say double file, two abreast, the line
would be 800 miles long and then it would have taken 35 days and nights to get across.

So.....there had to be a wide space on the floor of the Red sea, at least 3 miles wide, so that they could walk 5000 abreast and so do it in 1 day, or night.

Do you think Moses might have even given a small thought to all that? 
Do you maybe think, he had it all figured out....before they left Egypt?

You see.....Moses trusted God.

God took care of these things  "for him"
Now.....do you think GOD has any problem taking care of your needs?

God bless you as you celebrate the resurrection of His precious Son Jesus.