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May 12, 2017

The Linen Clothes

“Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.” (John 19:40)

 The Jews of Jesus’ day prepared bodies for burial in a much different fashion than we do today. In our text the word “wound” actually means “to bind, tie, or wind,” and bodies were tightly rolled up in long strips of linen cloth. Parallel passages in Matthew 27:59, Mark 15:46, and Luke 23:53 employ words derived from the Greek hellisso, meaning “to coil,” from which we get our word “helix.”

 The tightness of the winding can be inferred from the raising of Lazarus from the dead. After Christ had called him back to life, “he that was dead came forth, bound [same word as ‘wound’] hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go” (John 11:44).

 On resurrection morning, after hearing the news of the missing body of Christ, Peter and John ran to the sepulcher. “Peter . . . went into the sepulcher, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped [same word as ‘wound’] together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple . . . and he saw, and believed” (John 20:6-8).

 John recognized, as we should, that only a miracle could account for the state of these linen clothes. If thieves had stolen the body, they would either have taken the clothes, or the clothes would have been strewn around, not lying in the same location and shape as they had been when the body was present. Previously, John “knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead” (v. 9), but when he saw the linen clothes, he “believed.”

 Christ miraculously rose from the dead. John believed; we have his eyewitness testimony. Can we do less?

 http://www.icr.org/article/9915 

 

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Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely;
and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.”
1 Thessalonians 5;23-24

 23. Dumnezeul pacii sa va sfinteasca El insusi pe deplin; si duhul vostru, sufletul vostru si trupul vostru sa fie pazite intregi, fara prihana, la venirea Domnului nostru Isus Hristos.24. Cel ce v-a chemat este credincios si va face lucrul acesta.1 Tesaloniceni 5

 

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Lucica Boltasu

April 14, 2016 ·

 Cristos a înviat din morți!

Se scutură luna în tremur lugubru
Şi noaptea vibrează-n acorduri fierbinţi,
Trădarea mocneşte în sufletul sumbru,
De Iudă tocmită pe treizeci de-arginţi…

Cu ochii spre ceruri, în grea suferinţă,
Cu inima-i stransă se roagă Isus,
Sărutul trădării, e dat ca sentinţă,
Se-apropie momentul să fie răpus.

Un fiu S-a născut într-o breaslă modestă,
Un simplu tâmplar şi totuşi Preasfânt,
Adus-a cu El, trăirea celestă,
Iertarea supremă, şi-un nou legământ…

Cu sufletul strâns, în tristeţe de moarte,
Paharul durerii aşteaptă să-l soarbă,
Primirea cu lauri, acum e departe,
Cinci zile trecut-au, iar gloata… e oarbă.

Cu palma străpunsă, pe crucea ruşinii,
În chinuri amare se stinge Isus,
Tot cerul suspină, se uscă măslinii,
Când Isus se lasă de cuie străpuns.

Şi fiara răgneşte în strigăt de moarte,
Acum înţelege că el e tâlharul,
De veacuri e scris în a cărţilor Carte,
Prin jertfa pe cruce, primit-am noi harul.

Se rupe în Templu perdeaua în două,
Pământul tresare şi pietre-au crăpat,
Se-aude o voce zicând:”Pace vouă!”
Mormântul e gol…„Cristos a înviat!”

17/04/2011, Barcelona-Lucica Boltasu

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