Excitement From Book Of Acts

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Acts is Luke’s account of the growth of the early church. As a  sequel to his account of the life of Jesus in the Gospel that bears his name. Luke continues the history of what happens after Jesus returns to Heaven.

Acts is the biography of The Holy Spirit.

Acts also explores the role of The Holy Spirit in the church. The Holy Spirit is always at work in acts, inspiring, protecting, punishing, informing, pushing the first Christians to even greater lengths, as they spread the good news of Jesus Christ.

Adventure, drama, violence, injustice, miracles and human interest, The Book of Acts has the plots and the characters to be one of the greatest selling books on it’s own. It is not based on fiction it all really happened and the Acts are continuing to happen.

The book of Acts tells the story of the first Christians after Jesus’ resurrection. Tells the story of how the church spread across the roman empire. Tells and records the persecution suffered by the first Christians. Tells and gives example of how The Holy Spirit authenticated their messages. Tells of the Apostles preaching and the results. Traces the story of Paul from conversion to imprisonment in Rome.

The religious and it’s leaders tried to stop the wonderful message {Acts3 and 4}.

The temple guards arrested Peter and John for preaching on Temple property. The disciples end up standing in front of the same high council that had condemned Jesus to death. Council leaders ordered the disciples to stop talking about Jesus. The disciples reply “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather then Him? We cannot stop.” “Reluctantly the council released them rather than risk a riot.”

How sad it would be to stop witnessing for Our Lord and Our Friend but if any of us were forced to make a choice what we really do, that is a point to ponder.

We started the week with scripture verse Acts 1 verse 8 “But you will receive power when The Holy Spirit comes upon you”

So it is our belief with the help of The Holy Spirit we would not give up witnessing despite the cost, because the cost would only be temporal.

We have written about the Acts of the people who received that Power. The same Promise is available to us today so with the freedom of that power, no one would want to stop sharing the Powerful Message of Our Lord and Our friend.

The acts of His Followers are still continuing, so receive the Promise and continue to be the people the Holy Spirit can use FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

Read Acts, enjoy and extract the excitement. Remembering Matthew 16 verse 18: Jesus said, “He would build His church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it”.

We need to be proactive with the Gospel message, and be storming the gates that hold peoples lives in bondage, because it is these gates of bondage that will not prevail against the Gospel message.

Don’t become religious, Be Full of The Holy Spirit, and allow ourselves, to be used, by the Holy Spirit Power, to bring Glory to Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend.

God Bless .

O F J .

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