Researchers have found that the phenomenon of “face pareidolia” — where onlookers report seeing images of Jesus , Virgin Mary, or Elvis in objects such as toasts, shrouds, and clouds — is normal and based on physical causes.
Dear Lord Jesus , I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life . I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.
Seeking the Lord means seeking his presence. “Presence” is a common translation of the Hebrew word “ face .” Literally, we are to seek his “ face .” But this is the Hebraic way of having access to God . To be before his face is to be in his presence.
Jesus ate figs, which we know from the fact that on his way to Jerusalem, he reached for a fig tree but it was not the season for figs. At the Last Supper in John’s Gospel , Jesus gives Judas a morsel dipped in a dish, which almost certainly was a dish of olive oil.
In 2004, a Florida woman sold her 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich – claimed to bore the image of the Virgin Mary – for $28,000 on eBay. The “Jesus toast” had zero bids as of Thursday afternoon.
Seven names of God YHWH . El . Eloah . Elohim . Elohai . El Shaddai . Tzevaot . Jah.
Scripture presents many references to the names for God , but the key names in the Old Testament are: God the High and Exalted One, El Shaddai and YHWH (on the meaning of the latter name there is almost no agreement). In the New Testament Theos, Kyrios and Patēr (πατήρ i.e. Father in Greek) are the essential names .
Moyer suggests that Revelation 3:20 (“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”, KJV) is the only verse that could be considered to support the concept, but notes that the verse is addressed to Christians rather
In pagan religions, the face of God might be viewed in a literal sense – the face of an idol in a temple. In prayers and blessings, the concept was more metaphorical, indicating the favourable attention of the deity.
When we turn to God in prayer, we’re able to sense the reality of His love. We discover that in spite of appearances we have not been cut off from Him. We glimpse something of our eternal, spiritual identity as His loved sons and daughters.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land .” It is with good reason. Our land is hurting and in deep need of God’s divine healing .
In Leviticus 11:27, God forbids Moses and his followers to eat swine “because it parts the hoof but does not chew the cud.” Furthermore, the prohibition goes, “Of their flesh you shall not eat , and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean to you.” That message is later reinforced in Deuteronomy.
Prohibited foods that may not be consumed in any form include all animals—and the products of animals—that do not chew the cud and do not have cloven hoofs (e.g., pigs and horses); fish without fins and scales; the blood of any animal; shellfish (e.g., clams , oysters, shrimp, crabs) and all other living creatures that
Lent in the New Testament Mark tells us that Jesus was tempted by Satan, but it is in Matthew and Luke that the details of the temptation are fleshed out. All three accounts say that Jesus went without food for the 40 days. Christians, like adherents to many other religions, have long fasted.