Mireasa care si-a aşteptat mirele 30 de ani

VEZI PAGINA Vladimir Pustan PREDICI 

chinese-weddingMire si mireasa contemporana. Photo credit allcollorss.blogspot.com

Vladimir Pustan: Stiti ce spune Domnul in Marcu 10:28-30 Petru a început să -I zică: ,,Iată că noi am lăsat totul, şi Te-am urmat.„ 29 Isus a răspuns: ,,Adevărat vă spun că nu este nimeni, care să fi lăsat casă, sau fraţi, sau surori, sau tată, sau mamă, sau nevastă, sau copii, sau holde, pentru Mine şi pentru Evanghelie, 30 şi să nu primească acum, în veacul acesta, de o sută de ori mai mult: case, fraţi, surori, mame, copii şi holde, împreună cu prigoniri; iar în veacul viitor, viaţa vecinică.

‘De o suta de ori,’ zice Hristos, in veacul acesta si in veacul viitor, viata vesnica. Fantastic. Deci, zice ca si in veacul acesta iti da de 100 de ori mai mult, daca lasi pentru El si pentru Evanghelie case, holde, familie, o gramada de lucrui, ce se pot intampla. Ma gandesc la rasplata. Ma gandesc la cat de putin am facut eu pentru Isus Hristos. Ma gandesc la ce rasplata mica voi avea sus in cer.

Am citit zilele acestea cartea unui scriitor american. Povestea o intamplare el, a unui frate de-al nost din Statele Unite, cum a bagat Biblii in China, pe vremea cand era interzis pentru asta. Zicea fratele respectiv, „La un moment dat am fost in casa unor frati.  Aveau amandoi cam 50 si ceva de ani, sotul si sotia. Cu atata dragoste, n-o lasa el sa duca ceaiul, desi ea trebuia sa aduca ceaiul. El fugea si aducea ceaiul. Se sorbeau din ochi.”

La care, zice ghidul, cu care eram acolo, „Frate, astia-s asa ca-s tineri casatoriti.” La 55 de ani, tineri casatoriti.

Zice, „Fratele a fost la facultate, Nanking, si pentru Hristos a primit bataie; dar s-a logodit cu fata asta si aveau nunta peste doua saptamani. Avea 22 de ani…. 

Intr-o noapte, inainte de nunta cu 2 saptamani, l-au prins cu Biblii si l-au bagat in puscarie treizeci  de ani. Ea a venit la el in fiecare an. A avut dreptul la o ora pe an sa-l vada. O ora pe an, 30 de ani a venit, in fiecare an, odata pe an, cate o ora si mereu i se spunea acelasi lucru, lui, ‘Spune ca te lepezi de Hristos si pleci cu mireasa acasa.'” Si n-a facut-o.

Dupa 30 de ani de temnita grea, a iesit din temnita si de 2 saptamani, 3 sunt casatoriti.; 30 de ani l-a asteptat. 30 de ani s-a dus, odata pe an, o ora, ca sa auda aceeasi poveste, ‘Leapada-te de Hristos si mergi cu mireasa acasa.’  De aceea se purtau asa frumos unul cu celalalt.

Transcriere blogul Agnus Dei

Coplesit de Creatia lui Dumnezeu – Minunatii fulgi de nea (7 poze macroscopice) – The awesomeness of snowflakes – In awe of God’s Creation

Psalmi 113
113 Lăudaţi pe Domnul! Robii Domnului lăudaţi, lăudaţi Numele Domnului!
2 Fie Numele Domnului binecuvîntat, deacum şi pînă în veac!
3 Dela răsăritul soarelui pînă la apusul lui, fie Numele Domnului lăudat.
4 Domnul este înălţat mai pe sus de toate neamurile, slava Lui este mai pesus de ceruri.
5 Cine este ca Domnul, Dumnezeul nostru, care locuieşte atît de sus?

Cum sa nu fi coplesit cand vezi asa ceva? Avem un Dumnezeu mare si atotputernic care se implica in cele mai mici detalii, cum o sa vedeti in pozele acestea macroscopice:

In ROMANA:

Imaginile uimitoare realizate de fotograful rus Alexey Kljatov arată că niciun fulg de nea nu seamănă cu altul. Artistul a dezvoltat o metodă proprie de fotografiere a ineditelor forme ale cristalelor și fulgilor de gheață. Vezi mai multe poze la Huffington Post.

ENGLISH:

More than a few artists have proved that macrophotography has merits beyond simply magnifying very small things. It can also capture aesthetically beautiful images lurking beyond our usual visual perception, whether they’re hiding inside a meteorite or on the wing of a dragonfly… or inside falling snow. Just in time for winter and the onslaught of December snowstorms, Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov has devised a clever way to bring the wonder of macrophotography to the minuscule world of snowflakes. Using a homemade rig comprised of a working camera lens, a wooden board, some screws and old camera parts, Kljatov captures the breathtaking intricacies of snow, six-sided symmetry and all. (via the Huffington Post)

R.C.Sproul – The Virgin Birth – How important is it?

The Annunciation. Luke 1:31-33 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

How do you explain to someone, or to your children, the significance of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ and what importance do you attach to it?

R.C. Sproul states, „Who Jesus was, and is, has considerable influence on what it was He did.” Sproul says leaving a church should never be a small matter, and we should be careful not to go hopping around for churches. On the other hand, he says that there is a time, if and when in a church, the word of God is trampled under foot and the church denies a central truth of the Christian faith, then he states- not only ‘may‘ you leave- but, you ‘must’ leave.

The virgin birth of Jesus Christ is one such biblical truth that must not be denied, for, denying the virgin birth results in denying the deity of Jesus Christ.

Devotional from Ligonier.org

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (v. 14).  – Isaiah 7:14

Today we return to Isaiah 7:14, a passage we examined several weeks ago because Matthew cites it in the birth narrative of the Savior (1:23). Since Isaiah’s text has inspired so much controversy, we will look at its fulfillment again from a slightly different angle in order to understand it better.

That Jesus was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary has always been a defining tenet of Christianity. The virgin birth appears in every major creed and confession, and it sets our Lord apart from all of Israel’s prophets, indeed, from every person that has ever lived.

Yet when many church leaders began to embrace the naturalism increasingly prevalent at the beginning of the twentieth century, they repudiated the virgin birth as an essential truth. Even today some believe the virgin birth is impossible even if they accept other aspects of the Christian faith. However, as J. Gresham Machen wrote, picking and choosing which parts of Scripture to believe is the first step toward a wholesale rejection of orthodoxy. “The overwhelming majority of those who reject the virgin birth reject also the whole supernatural content of the New Testament, and make of the ‘resurrection’ just what the word ‘resurrection’ most emphatically did not mean — a permanence of the influence of Jesus or a mere spiritual existence of Jesus beyond the grave” (Christianity and Liberalism, p. 108).

Our study of Isaiah 7:14 a few weeks ago demonstrated that the passage had been fulfilled in the time of Isaiah (with the birth of his son), yet it was realized in a greater way in the birth of Jesus, God’s Son. Jesus is thus a sign that God will bless all those who follow Him and curse all those who reject His way. And clearly, the New Testament teaches that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary, who at the time of conception had not yet known a man sexually (Luke 1:34). To reject the virgin birth is to reject God’s testimony and incur His curse.

The virgin birth is essential to the Christian faith. It clearly reveals Jesus as the Son of David to whom the prophets looked as the king of God’s supernatural kingdom (Ps. 110; Dan. 7:13–14).

Coram Deo

It is important for all of us to grasp and embrace the core doctrines of Christianity. Otherwise, we will be unable to defend the truth delivered to the saints of God (Jude 3). Take some time today to review one of the main summaries of Christian truth such as the Apostles’ Creed or the Nicene Creed. Determine which parts of the creeds you can explain well and study the Bible’s teaching on those parts to which you have not devoted much attention.

 

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