‘looking for love in all the wrong places?’

womanatthewell

Painting… HE QI VISIT GALLERY

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Why not consider this love….

Greater love hath no man than this, that he would lay down his life for a friend!

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He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. And he must needs go through Samaria. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw……

……  Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

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If you are a faithful reader, I hope you find a sweet spirit of worship as you read and listen.

If you have never stopped in on ‘a word from malachi’ and do not know this Blessed Savior… please consider His gracious love.

Peace in the lovely name of Yeshua.

malachi

‘the gift that keeps on giving’

The Gift of Immortality for Michael Jackson

               Plastinated body is displayed in Los Angeles- Photo DPA

plastination

noun

a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; “the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching”

 

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According to media reports, Michael Jackson is considering having his body “plastinated” by Body Worlds founder Gunther von Hagens. The controversial doctor says he could give the wacky pop star…

 “the gift of immortality.”

In the music video for his 1983 hit “Thriller,” Michael Jackson famously appears as a zombie. Now the eccentric music star could join the ranks of the undead for real: According to media reports, he is considering having his body posthumously preserved by plastination pioneer Gunther von Hagens.

The British tabloid the Daily Star reported that Michael Jackson was planning to have his body “plastinated” by von Hagens, who has himself achieved considerable fame through his successful — and highly controversial — “Body Worlds” exhibitions. The paper quoted a source close to the pop star as saying that the singer was “definitely up for undergoing the procedure when the time comes.”

In an interview published in the Wednesday edition of the mass circulation German daily Bild, von Hagens lent weight to the report. “I am not allowed to divulge the names of the people who donate their bodies to me due to patient-doctor confidentiality,” said the doctor, who shares the pop star’s fondness for black hats. “I will only say this — one of Michael’s Jackson’s employees has made contact with us.”

Von Hagens said that his patented plastination process could continue the process of reshaping Jackson’s body that the self-styled King of Pop has pursued through multiple plastic surgery operations. “I could give Michael the gift of physical immortality — he has already achieved this with his music.” Bild speculated that Jackson’s nose, which has famously received a series of surgical interventions, was already plastinated enough to not require any further work.

The Plastination inventor offered to show Jackson around his Body Worlds show which will be on at London’s O2 arena at the same time as Jackson’s recently announced comeback concert series, which begins in July. “I would happily walk Mr. Jackson through my exhibition,” von Hagens told the newspaper. “We could talk about a possible pose for him as a plastinate.”

Von Hagens’ Body Worlds exhibitions show bodies which have been given to his Institute for Plastination by donors who signed up for the process while they were alive and have been visited by more than 26 million people to date, according to the Body Worlds Web site.

dgs- 03/18/2009; STAR CONSIDERING ‘BODY WORLDS’ TREATMENT

Article is posted from http://www.spiegel.de/international/

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Having been reared in the church as a young boy, I was always under the impression that those who trusted in Jesus Christ would live for eternity once they died. Having wholly trusted in The Christ (Yeshua ha Massiach) some twenty-eight years later I found this childhood assumption to be biblically sound.

Some years later while I was studying in the sixteenth chapter of the gospel of Luke it became quite apparent to me that everyone lives for eternity after they die. Prayerfully consider the text Luke 16:19-31

From this portion of God’s word, we find that death only affects the (physical) body but the soul of man lives on… forever….. forever!

 

Von Hagens said that his patented plastination process could continue the process of reshaping Jackson’s body that the self-styled King of Pop has pursued through multiple plastic surgery operations.

Von Hagens through his preservation process of ‘plastination’ may do a work on the body, but it is the soul that God has affixed His attention. That is the whole reason that He has sent His Son, Yeshua ha Massiach, that we might have life and that forevermore. Plastination has no power in this arena.

The Plastination inventor offered to show Jackson around his Body Worlds show which will be on at London’s O2 arena at the same time as Jackson’s recently announced comeback concert series, which begins in July. “I would happily walk Mr. Jackson through my exhibition,” von Hagens told the newspaper.  “We could talk about a possible pose for him as a plastinate.”

I would highly recommend the prostrate position; as the word of God promises that … “at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow of things in heaven and thing in earth and things under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

I would highly recommend that we assume this position while we have the opportunity to choose. One day it will happen, without choice.

https://bromalachi.wordpress.com/salvation/

malachi

‘imagine….. life without Christ’

Vatican forgives John Lennon for Jesus remark
11/22/2008 3:00 PM, Reuters
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican’s newspaper has finally forgiven John Lennon for declaring that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, calling the remark a “boast” by a young man grappling with sudden fame.

The comment by Lennon to a London newspaper in 1966 infuriated Christians, particularly in the United States, some of whom burned Beatles’ albums in huge pyres.

But time apparently heals all wounds.

“The remark by John Lennon, which triggered deep indignation mainly in the United States, after many years sounds only like a ‘boast’ by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success, after growing up in the legend of Elvis and rock and roll,” Vatican daily Osservatore Romano said.

The article, marking the 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ The White Album, went on to praise the pop band.

“The fact remains that 38 years after breaking up, the songs of the Lennon-McCartney brand have shown an extraordinary resistance to the passage of time, becoming a source of inspiration for more than one generation of pop musicians,” it said.

Lennon was murdered in New York in 1980.

(Writing by Deepa Babington; editing by Keith Weir) music.yahoo.com

The events of the Apostle Paul’s third missionary journey are recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. In the 19th chapter, we find he spent 2 years in Ephesus preaching the gospel, healing those with physical infirmities and those possessed of demons. The Spirit of God was doing a mighty work.

The word of God tells us that…

“Many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver”.          Acts 19:18-19

This reminds me of what took place in America and South Africa in 1966, when John Lennon made a comment to a British reporter that…. 

“Christianity was dying and that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus now”.

Under tremendous pressure from the American media, Lennon apologized for his remarks at a press conference in Chicago on August 11, 1966. One can not know for certain, but it would stand to reason that Lennon’s apology came from a marketing perspective instead of a true spirit of repentance.

I would tend to agree with the spokesperson from the Vatican that Lennon’s comments…

“sounds only like a ‘boast’ by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success”.

Which one of us are not guilty of making stupid comments at that age? So the statement on forgiveness that the Vatican has made public some 42 years after the comment was made is quite admirable from a biblical perspective.

Peter came to Jesus asking…..

“How oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.”

Clearly from Christ’s admonition to Peter we can see He wants us to forgive those who do us wrong or sin against us. It the way of the Master, my friend.

What we don’t need to confuse here, is that what the Vatican has done is nothing more than what Christ has exhorted all of His disciples to do… and that is to manifest a forgiving spirit. And that not in word only, but in deed. The fact that the Vatican has forgiven John Lennon for a comment made over forty-years ago may be admirable but is not the crux of the matter. What is paramount is whether John Lennon has found forgiveness by the Christ? 

One can rest assured and find comfort in the fact that no matter how gross the sin or how violent our words against Him, Christ desires that we all come to repentance. His longsuffering is vast and He will abundantly pardon, but there MUST be repentance.

 

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

There is one thing that one does not have to ‘imagine’… there is life after death, and that it is appointed unto man once to die, and after this the judgement.

malachi