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Wednesday, March 27, 2013



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BIBLE TIDBIT BELOW:

What is the significance of a cock crowing when Peter denies Jesus. Why a rooster?

It is Bob Salmon who saw this and I am passing this on to you all.

We have to back up to the garden of Gethsemene when Jesus warns his apostles to stay awake and pray, here is what Luke records:


Luke 22:40 And when he came to the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." 41 And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42 "Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done." 43  44  45 And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, 46 and he said to them, "Why do you sleep? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation."

We see similar warnings in scripture like in revelation where Jesus is speaking of his second coming he says this:

Revelation 16:15 ("Lo, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed!")

What does this mean to stay awake but to keep alert in your spirtual life that you might not fall away from the faith. The garments mention in Revelation signify the same thing. All throughout scripture whenever someone lost their garments it means that they fell into sin and lost their righteousness. Think of Adam and NOah.

But this verse has ties back to the garden of gethsemene as well

Revelation 16:15 ("Lo, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed!")
 Now listen to St. Mark who records this events after Jesus is arrested in the garden:

Mark 14:51 And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body; and they seized him, 52 but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked.

Because he runs away from Christ, the symbol of the lost garment signifies loosing his righteousness. 

Now back to Peter who was told by Jesus that he would deny him three times. After that third time that the Peter denies Jesus and the cock crows, Peter remembers what Jesus had said . So what is the significance of the Rooster crowing. What does a rooster crowing mean for everyone in the world. It means that it is time to get up. Peter, you have fallen into the sleep of sin - wake up!!

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