Happy Father’s Day Thoughts

Taking a little trip down memory lane, I did this post on facebook last night:

Facebook post on Father's Day June 16 2013

And then I began thinking about my Heavenly Father — you know the One Who Made us all?!

Father's Day Post

Photo credit: Rex Morache cover art from After the Big Bang publication

Father’s Day is not just about your earthly dad.  I am pausing to say thanks to my heavenly Father for all His tender loving care along the Way!  I am grateful especially for His patience, mercies, healing touches and gentle nudges at just the right time.  He does things in a way so that I can see and hear and understand a little more about Him each time!  The unfolding revelation and the comfort of His presence is beyond compare and an eternal promise.

I have a lot to be thankful for!

Blessings,

Sandie

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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A Layman’s Commentary on The Revelation of Jesus Christ now available on Scribd

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, A Layman’s Commentary

(now available on Scribd to read/download/share)

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, A Layman’s Commentary  Collection of All Chapters

Cover Art:

Revelation 19 © 2006 by Rex & Carleen Morache • All Rights Reserved

Website: www.mark4.org (see God Parts section)

King of Kings and Lord of Lords painting used with permission for —

A Layman’s Commentary

on

The Revelation of Jesus Christ

(As Recorded by the Beloved Disciple John)

 Jesse C. Jones

In the mid-1990’s when my wife was in the last stages of Alzheimer’s disease, I got into the habit spending the late hours of the day praying and talking to God.  It was during this time that I began to sense God urging me to do something that I would never have considered doing, and certainly did not feel qualified to do under any circumstance: He continually persisted in my writing an exposition on the seven churches of the book of Revelation.  Every night it was the same: He would bring it up, and I would argue that I was not qualified to undertake writing on the Bible, nor did I have the slightest insight regarding the seven churches.  This went on for some time, and eventually I came across a book that had been written on the seven churches of Revelation.  I thought that this was my “Aha” moment, and I immediately brought it to God’s attention, thinking that I was off the hook.  No such luck, for God (as I have learned) always has a Plan B that is better, and usually bigger, in mind, and that’s when He hit me with probably what He had in mind all along: writing a commentary on the entire book of Revelation.  This hit me like a ton of bricks: I had felt unqualified to write on the seven churches, now I was confronted with something so overwhelming there was no question about my inadequacy.  Undoubtedly, that is where He wanted me to be all the time: totally dependent on Him for every idea, concept and interpretation that I put to paper (or computer screen in this case).

So I began to study, search and write, and the words seemed to keep coming.  This was something totally new to me.  I had co-authored a couple of technical books in my last job as a teacher, but this was different.  Here I was dealing with subjects for which I could not reach down within to draw up understanding: I had to depend totally on Him.

I do not want to leave readers with the impression that everything in this book is right out of God’s mouth.  What I hope is contained therein is what God gave, processed through an ordinary layman’s mind and body, and therefore susceptible to some misunderstanding.  Several years ago a friend asked me why I thought God would give me knowledge that He had not given other men.  My answer was that God is no respecter of persons (Ac. 10:34), He gives knowledge to those who have the greatest need and desire, with no consideration of status or position in the world.  In fact, He seems to favor the least capable or honorable (1 Co. 12:22-24).

This work can be downloaded, in part or whole.

My hope is that God will use this to change lives.

Jesse Jones

Shared by Sandra Crosnoe on Scribd upon the author’s request and with his permission.   She has known Jesse and his family most of her life and loves him dearly.  It is indeed an honor to share his work and publish it on scribd for him so that many more can read and share and get to know the One who is coming back soon.  The time may be short — be ready!  Special thanks to Rex and Carleen Morache for permission to use their King of Kings painting on the cover.

Cover Page Artwork Revelation Commentary

Summary Revelation Commentary

TOC Revelation Commentary

Preface Revelation Commentary

Introduction to Revelation Commmentary

Chapter 01 – Revelation Commentary Christ Appears to John

Chapter 02 – Revelation Commentary Letter to the Church at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira

Chapter 03 – Revelation Commentary The Church at Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicia

Chapter 04 – Revelation Commentary John’s Vision of Heaven +

Chapter 05 – Revelation Commentary The Book of Judgment

Chapter 06 – Revelation Commentary The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse +

Chapter 07 – Revelation Commentary 144,000 Israelites Are Sealed +

Chapter 08 – Revelation Commentary Silence in Heaven +

Chapter 09 – Revelation Commentary The Fifth Angel Sounds +

Chapter 10 – Revelation Commentary The Mystery of God is Finished +

Chapter 11 – Revelation Commentary The Seventh Angel Sounds +

Chapter 12 – Revelation Commentary Satan is Cast Out of Heaven

Chapter 13 – Revelation Commentary The Antichrist and False Prophet +

Chapter 14 – Revelation Commentary The Wrath of God +

Chapter 15 – Revelation Commentary The Seven Vials of God’s Wrath +

Chapter 16 – Revelation Commentary Plagues on the Earth +

Chapter 17 – Revelation Commentary The Great Whore +

Chapter 18 – Revelation Commentary The Fall of Babylon +

Chapter 19 – Revelation Commentary The Marriage of the Lamb +

Chapter 20 – Revelation Commentary Resurrection and judgement +

Chapter 21 – Revelation Commentary A New Heaven and Earth +

Chapter 22 – Revelation Commentary Epilog

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After the ‘Big Bang’ – Free on Scribd Now! — Examining Biblical Truths and Answering Difficult Questions

aa cover - Butterfly - Book Cover 500xAfter the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones | Scribd Collection

After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones.

About the Author: Jesse C. Jones retired from his position as Manager of the NASA White Sands Test Facility in December 1981, after spending 29 years as an Aerospace Engineer. After retirement He accepted a position as Instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock, Texas, where he taught senior mechanical design courses and performed research. While at TTU Mr. Jones co-authored two textbooks, one of which was widely used as a senior mechanical design course textbook. Since his retirement from TTU Mr. Jones spends his time teaching Bible classes and studying and writing articles and books on biblical subjects.
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[Note: This document is being uploaded for Jesse C. Jones upon his request. It is being made available here with his permission. It is uploaded and shared with love and respect for a dear personal friend and a fellow laborer in the vineyard./sc]
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Collection of all chapters with summaries available on Scribd — read, download and share here >>>
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After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Addendum with What to do if you have Questions, List of Figures, and Permission to Reprint (2 pages)

A personal note from Jesse and the graphic now included with the book (reprinted with permisson):

After considerable research I have finally obtained permission to use Figure 1, pg. 24, which depicts  the South American butterfly, Morpho rhetenor, (“In the beginning was information” and Scientific American, Vol. 245, Nov. 1981).  Sandra Crosnoe has suggested that I may be seeing the significance of this photo through engineer’s eyes, and I must confess there may be some truth in that observation.  However, from the time I first saw this unbelievable microstructure I was struck by the fact that no objective observer should fail to recognize that someone beyond the realm of man and nature created this wonderful masterpiece.  I hope readers of this writing will see what I saw.

Jesse asks those that read this book forward any questions and/or comments to him via email:  jessecjones [@] sbcglobal [dot] net  

He will be glad to respond personally to those with questions that state they have made a contribution to the

South Plains Food Bank (SPFB), 4612 Locust Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79404, Phone No. 806-763-3003.

Cover Art:
After the Big Bang’s Cover Art was a very special gift from Rex & Carleen Morache
Visit their Website: www.mark4.org
Special thanks to Hanunyah Fish for use of the butterfly photo. Hanunyah was 13 years old when this photo was taken (in 2012). She believes it to be a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. You may be interested to know that her name means ‘the Lord is Gracious’. She and her family live near Peggs, Oklahoma on Liberty Ranch.
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[Personal note:  It has been such an honor to be a part of this project to make Jesse’s work available on Scribd for all to read and share and enjoy.  I know that his work will bless you and hopefully guide many to our Lord and into eternity.  It will give you both biblical truth and a scientific perspective. Please drop him a note and a testimony and in respect for his time if you have questions for him make a donation to the food bank as he has asked.  I love the fact that the other book he has written also helps the food bank in his local community.  He is a role model to all.  Thanks for taking time to love and mentor me through the years.  You are a blessing indeed!]

A Path to Holiness reviewed on Finding Gems & Sharing Them here >>>

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For additional Christian books and resources Jesse and I recommend the following ministries to you:

Derek Prince Ministries

Living Stream Ministry (Watchman Nee and Witness Lee)

Chuck Baldwin Live

Chuck Missler (Koinonia House Ministries)

David Reagan on Thoughts on Heaven at Mid-America Prophecy Conference in Tulsa

Thoughts on Heaven by David Reagan of The LambLion Ministries

II Corinthians 12: 2-4

Heaven is where God resides

eternal heavenly abode – new heaven and new earth

Revelation 21: 1-7

dwelling place of God is among men

refreshing the creation (this earth refreshed and perfected)

destroyed by fire and by water = fundamental change in nature

Dealing with a Tangible Heaven

Alpha and Omega

Plato taught of a bodiless eternity — the Gnostic Bible (heresy)

The Torah – Creation originally perfect and will be redeemed (corrupted by sin)

The New Jerusalem  — John 14:2-3

John’s Description in Revelation 21: 2-9

Dr. Henry Morris – The Revelation Record — could it hold 20 billion people

Activities in Heaven:

We shall serve God — Revelation 22:3

John 21:25

Growth / study / talents continue

events I’d like to see — dividing of the Red Sea, fall of the walls of Jericho, space travel

Our heavenly bodies – at death a temporary intermediate body

Resurrection – receive glorified bodies

When Jesus returns brings our spirits with him / resurrects our bodies  — I Cor 15: 42-44

Glorified Body:

1) imperishable

2) glorious

3) powerful

4) spiritual

5) tangible – recognizable (immune to aging / disease / infirmity)  Isaiah 35: 5-6

Philippians 3: 20-21 description of glorified body

different dimension to our bodies — he could eat

A mystery concerning heaven

Revelation 22:2  the leaves of the tree of life will be used for the healing of the nations

Who are these people — millenial redeemed?

Reign with the Lord forever

Questions about heaven:

Will our pets be in heaven?

Books and References:

Heaven – Randy Alcorn

The Wonder of Heaven

Heaven Its Nature and Meaning — DVD by David Reagan

We will be free from our sin nature!

Intelligent Design, Evolution, Information and Purple People Eaters

What do intelligent design, evolution, information and purple people eaters all have in common? Well, they all took front stage at Freedomfest in Las Vegas last week when ID proponents Stephen Meyer and George Gilder squared off against Darwinists Michael Shermer and Ronald Bailey in debating whether there is scientific evidence for intelligent design in nature. 
Click Here For The Full Story…

[Editor’s note:  Take time to listen to Meyer’s podcast in the article – it is excellent and only about 17 minutes long]/sc

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