TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
“I the LORD, look down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.” If you seek me, you will find me. Let us walk together.
WORSHIPPING A TABLECLOTH
I love the Shroud of Turin. This photographic negative of a crucified man burned into a tablecloth is thought to be the burial cloth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why do they think it’s a tablecloth? Because it has wine stains all over it and because they had the last supper the night before.
Although that’s fun information, it’s not the point. The point is, from all the evidence, it looks like the Shroud of Turin is legit. If it is, it’s the closest thing we have to a picture of Jesus. While the jury debates, the shroud is kept locked away for scientific study.
Many are upset about this. I’m not one of them. You see, when they did bring it out for the public to see, people started to worship it. People prayed to it. Why do you think God buried Moses in a place only He knows about? If He didn’t, people would be worshipping his gravestone today. We love to worship idols.
In the Bible, the word for how we see Jesus is the Greek word “apokolos.” It’s where we get the word apocalypse, and no, the word “apocalypse” doesn’t mean the end of the world. Apokolos simply means “revelation” or “unveiling.” I like to say it’s a fancy Greek word for “Ta-da!”
I may think the Shroud of Turin is the real McCoy, but it’s not Jesus! It’s not something to be worshipped. If we make it into an idol, the Bible says iniquity will be visited upon us and generations of our children will worship the wrong thing. Ouch!
If that is what the face of Jesus looked like at the moment of His resurrection, it’s not what He looks like today. Today, Jesus shows up in revelations – deep and very personal revelations found in searching the scriptures, chasing after Him, and recognizing Him when He shows up in your life.
Would you know Him? If He’s not revealing Himself to you, maybe you’re not looking.
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. – 1 Corinthians 10:13
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO GO AFTER A REVELATION OF JESUS IN YOUR LIFE. HE PROMISES TO BE FOUND BY ALL WHO SEARCH FOR HIM, EVEN YOU!
From my sermon series JESUS UNVEILED