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Animal Parables

Animal Stories From The Bible

Snakes! Sons of vipers! Hypocrites!
You cross land and see to make one convert, and then turn them into twice the son of hell as yourself.

Jesus loves everyone and was quick to forgive any sinner who approached him in faith. However, when it came to the religious leaders of his time, he pulled no punches. The Pharisees and Sadducees were the teachers, the political leaders, and should have been the spiritual role models for the nation of Israel. Instead, they had become corrupt, ignoring the most important commandment to love God and show mercy to His people. Jesus came to spread the Good News that God loves His people, and specifically to announce the arrival of the Kingdom of Heaven to the nation of Israel. Instead of welcoming their King, the religious leaders persecuted Jesus, leading to his crucifixion for calling God his Father, among other “horrible” things like healing folks on the Sabbath. Israel rejected the Kingdom and their King, postponing its arrival until Jesus returns again. It was the religious leaders who were most instrumental in Jesus’ rejection, and the unfortunate delay in the restoration of Israel’s divine position among the nations.

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When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said, “This man must be a murderer! He escaped the sea, but Justice will not let him live.”
The Lord delivers me from every evil attack.

Acts is a book that needs to be read by Believers to fully appreciate its message. At the end of his Gospel, John writes that the signs and miracles he recorded were written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:30-31) Acts reveals that the ministry of Jesus continues, now working through anointed Believers. Ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things through faith in Jesus. It proves that God will confirm His Word with signs and miracles. And even in the face of threats, or persecution, nothing can stop the spread of the Good News. With this in mind, take fresh a look back at Paul’s shipwreck on Malta. (Mark 16:19-20, Acts 4:29-33, 6:7, 19:19-20)

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God looked over all that He had made and it was good!
God asked Eve why she ate the fruit and she said, “The serpent tricked me.”

God had created everything on this planet perfect and good. There was abundance, love, peace, and joy. And there was absolutely no violence, fear, sickness, or death. God created Adam in His image. From Adam, He formed Eve, placing them both in the Garden of Eden. God delegated authority over the entire Earth to them, and gave them the Blessing. They were to protect the Garden and spread the Blessing throughout the Earth. Adam and Eve lived in perfect harmony with God. They were physical beings like us. But like Jesus, and Christian Believers today, they were spiritually alive and connected to God. Having daily access to God’s Wisdom made challenging tasks like naming animals not only possible, but easy. All the fruit of the Garden was there for their benefit, with only one exception. They had a choice. They could trust God’s Word and enjoy the Blessing, or sin and reap the consequences.

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