Why did Jesus Fold the Napkin?

30 Responses

  1. Melany says:

    Oh, this is wonderful!! Everything in God’s Word is relevant; meaningful! Thank you for explaining this. Beautiful commentary.

  2. Val says:

    What a blessing John. Thanks

  3. Pat says:

    Wow! Brother John that’s shouting ground. I didn’t know the folded napkin meant, ‘ I’m coming back.’
    Thank you for posting this.

  4. Wow! Praise God! This teaching really made my morning. Thank you so much for sharing this powerful inspiration that my spirit bears great witness to. Hallelujah! COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS! MARANATHA!!!!

  5. Fredrick Hull says:

    The Holy Scriptures are so full of symbols and SIGNS that we need to adhere to , especially in the last days. Thanks brother for sharing this simple but great truth. HERE IS YOUR SIGN, YESHUA TOLD THEM, YET THEY MISS IT.

  6. ray says:

    a fine commentary, thank you

    the “napkin” covered his Face when his visage was hidden by death/absence — as his Face is still hidden, to most folks

    at advent two, his Face is seen in the clouds, and eventually everyone on the planet will see it, uncovered (i.e., alive and present again)

    most will be terrified by this, tho some will be comforted

    nap = sleep, and kin = relations or “family” — so the King’s gesture was to say, “I’m holding your place for the marriage feast, see, here’s my personal token, death wont have power over any of my family either”


  7. Chris says:

    That is one of the best verses you have ever put up, really enjoyed it.

  8. Julia Page says:

    This is a must share and I will do so. Just shared with my oldest daughter and it was a wonderful blessing. Yes, totally agree that not one word of the Bible (KJV) should ever be tampered with. Thanks for sharing. Wow! What a blessing……..

  9. Gav says:

    Thank you Dear Lord Jesus for shedding your Blood on that cross .. Yes we are waiting for your great return .. Watching – praying .. Gav

  10. so. florida girl says:

    just wanted to let you know, perry stone taught about the folded napkin in one of his recent aired “live from israel” manna-fest episodes. God bless, and bless God.

  11. Joe Palmisano says:

    Thank you, Brother John my husband was sharing with me on the teaching of, our Lord folding the nipkin. we await his return! This is a blessing and confims our Lords soon return. There are many hidden nuggets in the Bible.

  12. Julia says:

    Only one thing to say for such a wonderful revealed truth of God!!!!!!!!!!….Since I came across John McTernan you are a “TRUE” follower of our Fathers truth and you never sway from it!To God Be The Glory!! God’s Blessing IS upon this ministry.

  13. Nancy says:

    Would you please tell me where in the KJ Holy Scriptures is ‘slain in the spirit’ and sins being burned out of people when slain? I sincerely want to know!

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      I never said slain in the spirit in the modern context of these words.
      I was using eye witness reports of what happened in many of the revivals back in history.

      • JohnMcTernan says:

        Isaiah 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion,
        and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment,
        and by the spirit of burning.

  14. Pat says:

    I went to biblegateway.com and looked at the wording of each transllation they have for John 20:7. All but the NIV versions mention that the napkin was folded/rolled up.

    John 20:7 (NIV) – “as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen.”

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      Thanks soooo much for sharing this with me.
      This shows why people should flee from the NIV but all the modern translations.
      When I teach on the versions this is a great example to use.

  15. Loretta says:

    I love this. I never knew why, but we were taught that when you were finished with dinner to wad the napkin and leave it in your plate. This is a constant reminder now.
    WOW John, I learn something every time I log on to this site. I love it.
    Thank you.

  16. Greg says:

    When I was in Israel a number of years ago our guide (who was a believer) mentioned something similar. He said that in ancient times when a craftsman had finished his project would fold up that cloth that was around his head and place it at the end of the table. This would signify to anyone coming into his shop that he had just finished a project. This was only something that one would catch if you understood the culture of the time.

  17. Sharon says:

    I had heard this story a few years ago and I retold it to my Bible Study group just a few weeks ago. Another lady in the class said she researched this tradition with some Rabbis and none had ever heard of this. Has anyone researched this further?

  18. Joni says:

    @Pat, Thank you for looking this up in all the “versions”.
    I am not shocked, but I am shocked, if that makes sense, re the NIV deleting this.
    EVERYTHING the NIV changes or deletes has HUGE POWER.
    That alone is my backup system for recognizing how powerful the only real Bible is, the KJB.
    God Bless us all,

  19. Nancy J. says:

    I regard to the NIV translation on John 20:7, I looked up this passage in two NIV Bibles I have at home and found the phrase “The cloth was folded up by itself separate from the linen.” Copyright 1996. So I did find it in the NIV..

  20. dan .w says:

    Kind of off topic…Brother John,..did you see the latest news on the plane landing gear found between two buildings..on or near a mosque site?It was I.D.as from one of the pass.planes of 911 12 yrs. ago.This part flew a couple of blocks,I believe,wedged between two buildings only recently discovered by construction workers.Can you see a tie in,what with all that is going on prophetically?.God Bless…Just wanted to share the info,Dan.w

  21. dan .w says:

    It was an associate press piece about 2 hrs. ago. Danw

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