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Repeat ....Many Have Seen This

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Dusty, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Repeat ....Many Have Seen This

    Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection?

    The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed
    the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes.
    The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly
    folded, and was placed at the head of that stony coffin.
    Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to
    th e tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.

    She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus

    S he said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and

    I don't know where they have put him!'
    Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other disciple
    outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the
    linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.

    Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen
    wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was
    folded up and lying to the side.

    Was that important? Absolutely!
    Is it really significant? Yes!
    In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you
    have to
    understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded
    napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew
    this tradition.

    When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that
    it was exactly the way the master wanted it.

    The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just
    Out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant
    would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished.
    Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his
    fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wadded up that napkin
    and toss it on to the table.

    The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the
    wadded napkin meant, "I'm done".

    But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid
    it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table,
    The folded napkin meant, 'I'm coming back!'

    He is Coming Back!!!

  2. :D:israel:
  3. quite amazing, i never knew this. Thanks Dusty
  4. Hello New here.

    My mother read it had to do with capentry, after a carpenter was finished he would fold a cloth and leave it on the work. So, Jesus was a carpenter by trade.
    Never heard of the napkin and table, make sense though. However I have to ask, who is the servent, and what table/plate is he not touching.
  5. If we are the servants, what are we not to be touching until the Lord is finished with it? Could it mean we're not to be condemning the world or forcing them into our own image? Not to take the cleaning up of creation upon ouselves, as though we even know how to?

    *But really I'm thinking that only the "I will be back" part is meant by this.
  6. That was a jaw dropper!
    I LOVE IT!
    I have not got to read that far yet so i am really excited to get to this part in th word and have a bit of understanding now!
    Thanks Dusty that is so amazing! I cannot wait to tell my mom bout that one!

    GREAT POST!!!!
  7. Thanks Mark-18

    Never thought of that, but should we off handedly help presevere nature ourselves. Since the great commision is about saving people. Actually a friend of mine made a point that the worlds destruction is ordained, thus we can't completly screw it up.
  8. That's great! I thought He folded the napkin as a token of remerbance of those who lovingly wrapped and burried Him, now I have a deeper understanding, thanks for that post.

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