We continue to explore the prophetic message revealed in the Woman and her offspring from our last two posts.
If you have read the previous articles, then the identity of the Woman is quite clear by now – she is any generation of God’s people that is pregnant with a ‘Man Child’. When such a generation faces tribulation which the scriptures call ‘birth pangs’ – Mark 13:8 – then it is time to bring forth the Man Child. But only a generation who knows the worth and significance of the Man Child will be willing to endure such tribulation.
The Sun Sets On One Age and Rises On Another
This post continues the flow of thoughts shared in The Untold Story Of Christmas. Today I want us to take a much deeper look at the woman that was clothed in the sun, moon and stars and the significance of the Man Child. (See Revelation 12)
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
The following is a product of my conversation with a protégé on Bible study methods.
The young man said to me, “In major parts of the Old Testament, the temple and holy items are all measured. It may not relate, but when I saw that clause about measurements in your write up, The Pagemaster Project, it directed my mind to these passages on measurements – Exodus 25; Ezekiel 40-47; Revelation 11 – and prompted the question, What does the measuring imply for the church?”
Calvary greetings to you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
It brings me great honour to present to you a book-reading Symposium, which I am pioneering, called Pagemaster. Pagemaster is born out of the love to reach people with powerful Christian truths that work. And by God’s grace, Pagemaster is an idea whose time has come.
This initiative is by MainstreamMavericks.com whose visionary is Adams Allison and it is a knowledge-building platform harnessing the beauty and power of interaction through expository book readings and discussions.
In a mother’s womb were two babies.
One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
When ‘finding nothing’ becomes everything.
Two old ladies were walking around a somewhat overcrowded English country church yard and came upon a tombstone. The inscription said: “Here lies John Smith, a politician and an honest man.” “Good heavens!” said one lady to the other. “Isn’t it awful that they had to put two people in the same grave?!”
In that lady’s perspective, that was a “whitewashed tomb… full of dead men’s bones” (Matthew 23:27). Although she was mistaken, it is important to note that her perception, wrong as it may have been, would be the reality we’d all face if Jesus had not risen from the dead; we would have a crowded tomb instead of an empty one.
“The Scripture is a box without hinges, keys, or lid, yet golden treasures are hid within.”
The Bible, like a goldmine, is filled with precious truths. Sometimes Scripture is very clear about what it says, but sometimes we need to drill deep and do some excavation work ourselves (by the help of His Spirit of course). However, when you dig, what you find becomes much more precious. (For where your treasure is there your heart will be also).
Today, I started my morning drawing strength from this verse and I want to share it with you.
I’ve got a few questions for you today.
Why go to school? Why read books? Why take the pain to build character?
Why live a disciplined life?
Maybe I should answer these questions with the next question.