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Sealed with Salt

Salt ShakerGod's covenant with humans was made binding at Calvary when Jesus died. The commitment Christ made at the cross secured our salvation. In Acts 2.36 we read, "All the people of Israel, then, are to know for sure that this Jesus, whom you crucified, is the one that God has made Lord and Messiah." Jesus death and resurrection clinched his victory. In Acts 2.31 we were also reminded, "David saw what God was going to do in the future, and so he spoke about the resurrection of the Messiah." A binding covenant was often sealed in the Orient with salt. It was considered a pledge and a promise of fidelity if salt was exchanged. "If I come to your house," wrote Bishop Pillai, (1900-1970) of the Indian Orthodox Church "and eat with you food that has been seasoned with salt, I can never betray you or do you harm. Even if you commit a crime and I am asked to testify I cannot do it because I have eaten your salt." Bishop Pillai wrote his books "Light Through an Eastern Window" and "Orientalisms of the Bible" to explain to Western Christians the orientalisms in the Bible which threw light on its stories and sayings.✞

Magnified Blood Sample

Magnified Blood SampleEvangelism must always be interlaced with the death and resurrection of Jesus. Acts 2.27 read, "God has raised this very Jesus from death, and we are all witnesses to this fact." Also in Acts 2.32 Saint Luke wrote, "you will not allow your faithful servant to rot in the grave." The Rev Isaac Watts (1674-1748), who was credited with writing 750 Christian hymns and was the writer of the well known hymn "When I survey the wondrous cross," echoed this sentiment, "See from his head, his hands, his feet, sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did ere such love and sorrow meet, or thorns compose so rich a crown?" As a young school boy, Isaac enjoyed developing rhyme. Once, when asked why he had his eyes open during prayers he responded, "A little mouse for want of stairs, ran up a rope to say its prayers." As he was taken off for punishment, he cried, "O father, father, pity take, and I will no more verses make!"

"Peter's Binding Evangelism"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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