Jul 122015
 

I loved this brief study on the subject of unicorns (rhinos) in the Bible. It really pulls the wraps off how cartoon mythology has been used to try to rob scripture of credibility in people’s minds.

Where did the idea of a horse with a narwhal tusk on its forehead come from? I think I’ve found the likely source in certain designs of medieval battle armour for war horses. The particular design below typifies the classic mythological “unicorn” appearance and no doubt enhanced the war horse’s aggressive functionality in battle, remembering that such horses were trained to be as functionally combatant as their armoured riders. It’s not so much mythological as historical when you look at it.

Horse Battle Armour

 

This design of horse armour appears to have been popularised as the image of a unicorn through its use in heraldry, the devices of recognition of medieval knights through to contemporary nobility. This is most easily recognisable in the British Royal Family’s coat of arms:

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Another myth busted and the reliability of scripture confirmed yet again!

Jul 012015
 

The words of Jesus Christ are in ultimate authority over both the judged and those doing the judging in any matter.

He said “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.” Matt 11:21-24

Did you get that? He told us the very thing that would have caused Sodom to repent. It is the demonstration of the power of the Gospel of the Kingdom as Jesus would have demonstrated it. This is the commission of The Body of Christ, those who believe on His name, obey His commandments and receive The Holy Spirit in empowerment to do the “greater things than these” which Jesus also promised.

Feel challenged? I know I do and so we ought! If we’re honest, we all need to be more of Jesus and less of ourselves. But please, don’t see this as a collection of individual needs and commissions. God wants to pour His Spirit out upon the entire Body of Christ in these times.The time for celebrity ministers is over.

When His called and chosen are in one accord in the place where He has commanded them to be, it will happen. What will that “one accord” be? One accord speaks of mutual agreement, whether of support under persecution or any other circumstance. I’ve heard many postulations about what the disciples might have been in one accord about on the day of Pentecost, some of them fancifully spiritual but I reckon they might all just as easily have been quaking in their sandals for fear of the Jews at the same vibrational frequency.

It matters not. What matters is that we as a unified body of people are not experiencing the day to day normality of raising the dead, healing the sick, casting out devils, preaching the living Word of God with signs and wonders following and greater things than these.

Jesus said of the Holy Spirit that He will reprove the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment (upon the prince of this world, whose works he came to destroy) see John 16:7-11. What is our expectation of God in these times? To pour out His wrath upon those whose sins differ from our own? I should hope that is not the case but rather that our mutual need for His saving power to be manifested through us be met to the overflowing.