January 13, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

The three chapters chosen for today deals with anointing, water rights and blessings.

January 13: John 12, Genesis 26, Genesis 27 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

John 12 begins the last week before the Crucifixion. It is important when this happened, so I have inserted a piece on the correct dates for Passover and the Holy week. Jesus was anointed at Bethany, on Sunday he rode on an unbroken donkey colt in the triumphal entry,  and Jesus prophesied  about his being “lifted up, and draw all men to himself”.

Genesis 26 tells of Isaac and Rebekah, how Isaac too said Rebekah was his sister, like father, like son. In spite of that lie God protected them, and the rest of the chapter deals with the eternal Mideast dispute: Water rights.

In Genesis 27 Jacob deceived Isaac to get the blessing of the firstborn instead of Esau. Esau got one too, but just the regular blessing, so to avoid more trouble Jacob fled to Laban.

Matthew 21, the triumphant entry, cleansing the Temple, the withered fig tree, the two sons, the tenants.

Matthew 21

The fig tree is a symbol of Israel.