Wednesday, September 13

Just continuing my posting of random excerpts! Something I found interesting...

Concerning alot of the popular practices of the modern Church we are so familiar with! This in particular pertains to famous and popular charismatic preachers and company. Hey you decipher the rest! I just do the posting to provoke thought!

Prostrate in a form of worship. Not what we see today in "slayings".

All these "falling down'' experiences described in the Bible occur facedown. Bowing down in a facedown manner is an act of worship. The Psalmist says: "Come, let us bow down in worship'' (Psalm 95:6a NIV).
An example: Ezekiel falls facedown when he saw the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord (Ezekiel 1:28) [author's emphasis].

Other examples of falling facedown: Abram (Genesis 17:3), Moses (Exodus 34:8), Aaron and Moses (Numbers 16:22,45 and 20:6), Balaam (Numbers 22:31), Joshua (Joshua 5:14), Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20:18), the people of Israel (Leviticus 9:24, 2 Chronicles 7:3, Nehemiah 8:6), David (1 Chronicles 21:16), Ezekiel (3:23, 9:8, 11:13, 43:3, 44:4), Daniel (8:17,18, 10:9,15), Peter, James and John (Matthew 17:6), women at the tomb (Luke 24:5), angels, the twenty-four elders and four living creatures (Revelation 7:11, 11:16).

"When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell backward off his chair by the side of the gate. His neck was broken and he died (1 Samuel 4:18a NIV).
"So then, the word of the Lord to them will become: ... so that they will go and fall backward, be injured and snared and captured (Isaiah 28:13 NIV).
"When Jesus said, `I am he,' they drew back and fell to the ground'' (John 18:6 NIV).

If the first instance was part of judgment on the house of Eli, the second instance is God's judgment on the people of Israel who refused to listen to His instructions. The third instance is the falling of soldiers when they came to arrest Jesus. It is very clear from the words used that they did NOT fall forward.

So, in the Bible falling backward is pictured as a sign of God's judgement rather than an act of worship.

I got this from this website:

You decide what's proper.

You know I will be back!

One, Les!

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