Sunday, March 11, 2007
Have you received your prayer handkerchief yet? Well, I haven't, either; but a member of First Baptist Church here received his. Actually, it is not a real handkerchief. They are now making them on paper to save money. They are printing a handkerchief design on a very cheap piece of paper to look like a handkerchief.
When you receive yours, you are supposed to write your name in the clear center of the handkerchief and then the name of a friend who is in need of prayer, and you are to send the handkerchief back the very next day with a love offering to activate the miracle that you wish for.
A part of the packet reads, "My dear child, I have much joy planned for you. As you remain faithful in your seed sowing into my kingdom, surely you shall be blessed ..."
Now seed-sowing is defined in the packet as sending money to the people who send you the handkerchief. When you return the handkerchief with your offering, they will pray over it, anoint it, and you will receive your miracle.
The letter closes, "Thank God that this anointed prayer handkerchief is back in the mail, on its way to this 56-year-old church. We thank you. --Amen"
Now, if you get one of these handkerchiefs, you must make a decision. I am keeping this one, because my member gave it to me. I am keeping it, however, only to use it as an illustration when I teach of how uninformed and unbiblical people are today, how vulnerable they are to the world's religions. Don't be fooled by this nonsense. You do not need someone to pray over a handkerchief for you to be blessed of God. Notice what the Bible says:
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.