I have read this story again and again through the years. What is interesting is the reaction of Jesus first line of ministries reaction to the expensive gift that was poured upon Him. “And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and [they] said, why was this waste of the ointment made?” Mark 14:4
On our recent trip to North Dakota, we discovered another attempt to change the narrative of American History. To change the narrative they of course have to change the names as they did Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Read it for yourself:
Look at John 10:10 in your Bible, “I am come that they might have life and that they might have life more abundantly.”
CHOICE GREETINGS TO YOU AS WE REJOICE TOGETHER THAT JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE AND EVER LIVING TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR US.
HAVE YOU EVER STOPPED TO ASK WHAT DOES THE WORD ABUNDANCE MEAN?
It is a really important question and it comes from the word: CARIZOS. It means exceeding number, measure, rank, and need. It means over and above, more than necessary, super added. The literal translation is superabundance. These are the words of Dr. Strong and Dr. Thayer. Strong goes on to add that it means SUPERABUNDANT IN QUANITY AS WELL AS SUPERIOR IN QUALITY AND BY THESE TERMS IT MEANS EXCESSIVE. JOHN 10:10, tells us that Jesus came to give us this kind of life.
One day the wife of a man from the guild of prophets called out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead. You well know what a good man he was, devoted to God. And now the man to whom he was in debt is on his way to collect by taking my two children as slaves.”
“I greet you with the great words, grace and peace! We know the meaning of those words because Jesus Christ rescued us from this evil world we are in by offering himself as a sacrifice for our sins. God’s plan is that we all experience that rescue. Glory to God forever! Oh, yes!” I don’t think the Apostle Paul would mind me using this greeting to the Church of Galatia, copied from the Amplified Bible, in our weekly letter to you. I have noticed that on several occasions in the scripture that there are stories and encouragements to those who have been defeated or discouraged.
Blessings of Grace and Peace to you today from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
Have you ever thought about sharing these letters with your family and friends?
Recently, we had the funeral of Jennifer Peterson who will always be remembered as an incredible gift to the Body of Christ. Her Mother Billie was serving as our receptionist and was not able to type. So, she would take our radio messages home and when Jennifer would come from work, Billie would have her type the messages for me. Jennifer gave her heart to Christ as a result of reading and typing these messages. When I write these weekly letters it is for a personal point of contact with you but I actually write them with body of Christ in mind. It is my desire to share with you timely messages in regard to days in which we live.