Monday, January 1, 2007

My Warped Mind Is At It Again!

I admit, I'm a little unusual to say the least.  I worship to the oldies and I find immense spiritual truth in jokes.  Here's my latest find from Arcamax. 

 

      Acts 2:38     

 

A woman went into her kitchen to find a burglar loaded down with a bunch of stuff he was stealing from her kitchen. Not having any kind of weapon to scare him off, she raised her hand and said "Acts 2:38," and proceeded to quote scripture.

The burglar froze in place and didn't move. The woman called 911, the police arrived and were amazed to find the burglar still frozen where he stood.

"What did you say to him that kept him from moving?" they asked the woman.

She told them that she had simply said Acts 2:38 and quoted scripture.

The police chuckled and escorted the burglar out to the patrol car. "Why did the woman's quoting scripture scare you so much?" they asked.

"Scripture?" said the burglar, "I thought she said she had an ax and two 38's!"

 

We can giggle at the stupidity of the burglar.  We can say he should have his ears cleaned out.  But we can also say that our God is faithful to come through for those who step out on faith in Him and His Word!

The woman's first response was to hold her hand up in praise to God and quote scripture.  May not of made "sense" but left her trusting God for her help!  And He did not let her down.  He confused the poor burglar, as He did enemy armies in the Old Testament.  The burglar "heard" something that did scare him and froze him in his tracks.  We all know the well known story of how God used stomping feet, horns and shouts to bring down the walls of Jericho.  And He used sound and confusion also.  Read how He helped David conquer the Philistines.  1 Chronicles 14   See how God fought for Jehoshaphat.  2 Chronicles 20   And our God is the same Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!!  So we can fully expect and rely on Him to "fight" our battles when we rest in Him and give Him the glory.

FYI:  Acts 2:38  "And Peter replied, "Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; then you also shall recieve this gift, the Holy Spirit."  TLB

Gun animation from Animation Library.

26 comments:

  1. Funny!  LOL

    LORI

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  2. Oh, that was a great one, Barbara! Hey, thanks for visiting my journal and leaving your kind comments as well as your link back to this fine journal.

    I'll come visit again, soon. HAPPY NEW YEAR! (and keep your Acts together)

    RIVER

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  3.  THAT BURGLAR KNEW WHAT EVEN ONE 38 COULD DO.   sam

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  4. What a great joke Barbara.  Really gave a lift to my day.

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  5. always good to start the day with a smile and a giggle....LOL...thanks....Hugs from KY....Ora

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  6. This has been proven over and over.  God uses the simplist of things for His purpose and for our good.

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  7. That was a great joke with a good moral beind it!

    Kara

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  8. love this one!  thanks for the great entry.
    just might have to link to you again!  :))

    Kathy

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  9. He is an AWSOME GOD!  Cute story Barbara- I've heard other similar ones, where a believer has been saved form harm because of their faith in His promises in Scriptures.  Always blows my mind, but never ceases to amaze me either.  Hope you all have a very Happpy New Year- and lots of Blessings throughout!!!  Carolyn

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  10. Happy New Year Barbara!  Love the joke and the moral.

    Terra

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  11. Love this Barbara!! Haven't linked to the others, but I will later on this evening. Hope all is well with you.
    Michele
    http://journals.aol.com/glensfork4/these-are-my-thoughts/

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  12. I've read that joke before and loved it and glad you brought it back to me!!

    Great entry!

    God Bless
    Christy

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  13. I wish you snow for the New Year so you can build that snowman, that is of course if you live somewhere that it usually snows, don't want to be causing any problems in say like Florida where I live.  Loved you spiritual joke and the lesson behind it.  

    Marlene-A Poets Point of View
    http://journals.aol.com/mkolasa10/PurelyPoetry

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  14. Dear Barbara,
    thanks! how are you?
    love,natalie

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  15. I enjoyed that.  And it is so true that turning to God in a moment such as that is your best defense.  You never know what might happen.
    Lori
    http://journals.aol.com/helmswondermom/DustyPages

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  16. FANTASTIC  entry. Glad I managed to catch this one.
    Love
    Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK
            http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/FROMBARBSSPIRITUALJOURNALS

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  17. I love "unusual" :-)
    Hope your new year is a happy one!
    Martha :-)

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  18.   BEST TRUST IN GOD          sam

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  19. Thanks for visiting my journal, yours is pretty impressive will return
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/hartleylad/life-as-i-know-it

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  20. Hi Barbara!!!  Loved the joke and the verses in this entry!!  So encouraging!!!  You are wonderful and I so appreciate your comments and stops to my journal!!  It is good to have friends from my own faith and I cherish each and every one more than words can say!!  All is at peace here, even with my sister and being here.  God is good!!  Hugs,
    Lisa : )

    http://journals.aol.com/randlprysock/AdventuresFromFlorida/  

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  21. HEy Barbara, I havent been by for awhile so thought I would step in. When I was reading this entry it reminded me of that lady who saw the two rapists late at night. They were caught a few weeks later and she actually went down to the police station because she recognized them and the other woman they raped, it was on that specific night. You probably heard of this true story but she had asked the rapists why they didnt rape her...and they said, that they saw two extremely tall men walking by her sides...Angels, of course....amazing, what our faith can do..something, I am not as attached too as I was years ago.....~Raven

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  22. First time visitor...enjoyed your stories, laughed at your jokes, listened to your scripture.  

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  23. Your immense spiritual truth in jokes is a gift.  Most people don't see it that way.  Thanks for the lesson and laughs!
    -Kellen

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  24. Yep, as I suspected, words can be more powerful then even the scariest of weapons!
    Rebecca

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