News from Europe / Eurasia
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Our new Brother Vladimir - he plays professionally in the Udmurt Philharmonic Orchestra
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With joy we baptised Brother Viktor at the Kiev Bible School - it took four brethren to immerse our brother as he has had a severe stroke and cannot walk
MATHABISA | Bro David Ngwenya
Greetings to you all in the Name of our Creator and His Son, Jesus Christ. We are delighted to report the baptism of Musaslin a Khumalo of Mathabisa. May God bless him on his journey to the Kingdom. May God give me the power for preaching the Word of God, the Bible.
What's The Significance of People Taking Hold of the Hem of Jesus’ Clothing (Matthew 14:36)?
The Law of Moses commanded the Jews to make “borders” of blue upon their clothes (Num. 15:38), presumably to remind them of Heaven in daily life. The people were taking hold of the righteousness of Jesus, and were thereby healed. The healing had a basis - the fact that Jesus was perfectly righteous. But the same Hebrew word is found in Mal. 4:2, speaking of how the Messianic “sun of righteousness” was to arise with “healing in His hems”. Their seeking for healing in the hem of the Lord's clothes was therefore a sign that they accepted Him as Messiah. But the “arising” of Malachi 4 is the time of the Kingdom established on earth, with Judah freed from her oppressors. The time for Mal. 4:2 was not then. They thought it was. And yet the Lord still goes along with their misunderstanding, by granting them healing from His hems. This may have been simply from compassion of the moment towards human need; or it could be that the Lord was happy to reward faith when He saw it, even if it was based upon somewhat wrong interpretation of the Father's word. D.H.