THE FOLDED NAPKIN!

THE FOLDED NAPKIN!
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[Jesus followers were going to mourn for him, but what did the find?] “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” (John 20:1-2) [Notice; they found an empty tomb, grave clothes and A FOLDED NAPKIN!] “Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And THE NAPKIN, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but WRAPPED TOGETHER [folded] IN A PLACE BY ITSELF.” (John 20:6-7) [The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed separate from the grave clothes. Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, WHILE THE CLOTH THAT HAD COVERED JESUS’ HEAD WAS FOLDED UP AND LYING TO THE SIDE. In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition. When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe himself, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, “I’m done”. But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because the folded napkin meant, “I’M COMING BACK!”]
Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that JESUS IS COMING BACK TO RECEIVE US UNTO HIMSELF, TO BE WITH HIM FOREVER!
-Bill Stockham

John Kissinger [04/06/2015 7:25 PM]
Rick Wadholm Jr This was a good Christian hoax which circled the internet last year. The “napkin” was a small towel rapped around the head of the dead person so the mount would not open releasing decaying smell. Any suggestion that it refereed to a meal as used on the dead body is the least to say cannibalistic

Rick Wadholm Jr [04/06/2015 7:34 PM]
It’s been around for some time. Gotta love spiritual urban legends.

19 Comments

  • Reply December 19, 2019

    Rick Ferguson

    Pretty sure this isn’t what the “folded napkin” meant. However, what i do find interesting is what else they found. The Bible says Mary saw an angel at the head and an angel at the foot of where Jesus had laid. This picture is very similar to the description of the lid of the ark of the covenant, referred to as the mercy seat.

    • Reply December 19, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      they found a napkin TRUE but had nothing to do with coming back 🙂 Jesus is not coming back to the resurrection 🙂 it’s once and forever like his CROSS and incarnation

      I find it almost quite cannibalistic to claim that at his grace side he left aside a dinner napkin …. #justsayin Joe Absher

    • Reply December 20, 2019

      Deacon Joseph Bell

      Although, Jesus did say, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” (John 6:56).

    • Reply December 21, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Deacon Joseph Bell that comes to mind to BUT did JESUS ever say use a napkin when you do all that?

    • Reply December 21, 2019

      Deacon Joseph Bell

      Troy Day I was just being silly.

    • Reply December 21, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Deacon Joseph Bell never happened

  • Reply December 20, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    Neil Steven Lawrence Jim Price ANY of you followed this alleged prophetic napking? Tom Steele anything about this in the Hebrew sage’s scripts that you’ve discovered ignited?

    • Reply December 20, 2019

      Jim Price

      This is new to me.

    • Reply December 21, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Jim Price really? it was a BIG preaching deal few years ago – for preachers who took their sermons of FB of course

  • Reply December 22, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    Rick Ferguson How did the first settlers celebrate Christmas?
    They didn’t. The Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were strict Puritans, with firm views on religious holidays such as Christmas and Easter. Scripture did not name any holiday except the Sabbath, they argued, and the very concept of “holy days” implied that some days were not holy. “They for whom all days are holy can have no holiday,” was a common Puritan maxim. Puritans were particularly contemptuous of Christmas, nicknaming it “Foolstide” and banning their flock from any celebration of it throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. On the first Dec. 25 the settlers spent in Plymouth Colony, they worked in the fields as they would on any other day. The next year, a group of non-Puritan workmen caught celebrating Christmas with a game of “stoole-ball” — an early precursor of baseball — were punished by Gov. William Bradford. “My conscience cannot let you play while everybody else is out working,” he told them

  • Reply January 17, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    was a hoax

  • Reply April 11, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    if there was ever any fake news is started right here Poppy Thompson William DeArteaga Ray E Horton Joe Absher

    • Reply April 11, 2020

      Joe Absher

      preachers on the road a lot maybe they feel they need fresh revelation or extraordinary revelation and sometimes they get caught up in the moment . so I don’t usually hold men’s mistakes against them . it’s actually worse on the streets when scoffers are videoing a particularly heated engagement . so I hope maybe others can forgive me when I go off the rails or ain’t exactly right .
      Anyways to the point I think I heard a preach use the “folded napkin” once saying Jesus tasted death for every man . (all mankind) . it didn’t hurt none I guess ?

    • Reply April 12, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      #fakeNews Jon Sellers Neil Steven Lawrence

  • Reply April 12, 2020

    Poppy Thompson

  • Reply April 12, 2020

    Neil Steven Lawrence

    I heard the meaning of it was supposedly that if a guest folded up the napkin it meant they were not happy with the meal. When applied to the tomb of Jesus it supposedly meant that “he tasteed death and did not like the meal.”

    On another note:
    The Face Cloth of Sudario is a genuine artifact that has blood stains that match the Shroud of Turin. It was in Egypt, but in the seventh century as the Muslims took over it moved slowly across North Africa, being hidden from the Muslims, until finally it ended up in Spain and eventually was hidden inside of a church where the Muslims to never took control in a place called Oviedo. I watched a YouTube documentary on it, it was quite amazing.

    Do I believe in relics?
    No

    Do I believe that the Shroud of Turin & Face Cloth of Oviedo are the real burial cloths of Christ? Yes

    You can look on my YouTube channel: TVEaglesWings, at a playlist I created called: Shroud of Turin – and find the videos that will perhaps convince you too.

  • Reply April 12, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    never happened fake news Neil Steven Lawrence

    • Reply April 13, 2020

      Neil Steven Lawrence

      Troy Day what never happened?

    • Reply April 13, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Neil Steven Lawrence the whole Jesus eating his own flesh and left the napkin to come back for more deal

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