There was a time JESUS went to the temple, he found traders of all sorts selling all kinds of things from sheep to money changers outside the temple courts. This was an awful sight for JESUS to see, he saw thieves instead of seeing ordinary traders. Why did JESUS see them as thieves instead of ordinary harmless traders?
The reason JESUS saw these people as thieves and NoT traders:
We have come to understand that selling involves deception in order to work. Selling is hard to many people because people want what they want all the time (people 24/7 look out for their own interests) and getting them to buy what you sell you have to instantly convert what they do not want to look exactly like what they think they want. Isn't this deception?
You literally have to hack into the mind of the seller to sell him/her something they do not necessarily need. The reason you have to hack into the mind of the seller is to convince him or her to let their guard down so as to get their personality, to…
In the genesis
account of creation, man could have easily been created first but
instead he was created last. Why was this so? Why last? of all the
other days. Plus what makes this order of creation even more puzzling
is that GOD rested on the seventh or sabbath. What strangeness this
is! We see this again when Noah let all the animals into the ark then
him and his family entered last. This was not by mistake, GOD doesn’t
change, HE did this on purpose.
Animals are simple minded beings, they do not think about discovery
and exploration, they only think of maintaining their strength and
physical bodies. They cannot see beyond their daily routines that
concern body maintenance. While on the other hand, human beings are
more than capable of perceiving things beyond survival, things beyond
what the body needs. In short, animals are slaves to their bodies but
we humans are not fully enslaved to our bodies, we can either choose
our bodies or not. We were created la…
The first miracle Jesus did was to convert water into wine. Why is it that the first miracle he did was based on a decision to turn water in to wine, to freely give people what they desired? This is weird! Giving people what they asked for?!
Jesus did this to demonstrate something really important about His own marriage, between him and the church, to show that HIS guests to HIS marriage with the church won't lack. He also did this to demonstrate that he has come in the power of GOD the ultimate and sole provider of the world.
Remember, Christ himself revealed that he is the bridegroom and the church is the bride. This represents that before Christ came, the old church had run out of wine early because their full focus is not on GOD, but since GOD sent His only begotten son there will exist new wine from heaven in the new beleifs through full focus on CHRIST tied to the Church.
All who attend the marriage of Christ and the church will not run out of wine, as a matter of f…