I received something strange in the mail yesterday. It all has to do with an odd little passage in the Book of Acts:
11 So extraordinary were the mighty deeds God accomplished at the hands of Paul
12 that when face cloths or aprons that touched his skin were applied to the sick, their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
“Face cloths” has often been translated as “hankerchiefs”. And a paper hankerchief is what came in my mail. The letter also contained a self-addressed stamped envelope, a flyer with testimonials, and a letter explaining how to use the hankerchief, and donate money.
Here are two testimonials:
[I’m hoping this is not Meteor Blades]
Under the banner: USED THE BIBLE HANKERCHIEF
Florida- “I put the Hankerchief in the Bible…and I sent it back to you. I received a check for $3,500…I received a check for $2,500.00…” O.C.
Here is how it works:
In the morning, I am supposed take the faith hankerchief out of the Bible and put it in the SASE. Under no cicumstances am I to keep the faith hankerchief and “break the flow of God’s Spirit”. They will provide me with a free spiritual gift, they will pray over my hankerchief, and they assure me that I will be the recipient of a “special miracle blessing”.
Of course, I am encouraged to donate some money. And I have a variety of options for what I want my miracle to be. I just check the boxes.
Some options are:
A closer walk with Jesus
To stop a bad habit
A New Car
A Better Job
A Money Blessing
A Home to Call My Own