Discuss Acts 28

  • Richard H Priday - 2 months ago
    Addendum: Demonic "miracles" and answered "prayers" and casting out demons

    False signs and wonders are scriptural warnings for the last days; particularly in the Book of Revelation. Most who are of sound mind would cringe at the so called "Kundalini awakening" or other such phenomenon that invokes the coiled serpent within for all sorts of magical powers. What can be said is that as Christians we are promised all power over the evil one; and since that was won at the cross we have no reason to suspect that doesn't still exist as the authority given by Christ over demons according to the promises of ( Luke 10:19). Of course as with all scripture this passage must be taken in context; in Paul's case a snake fell off his arm and caused no harm; he didn't go out looking for some sensational footage; as clearly indicated in Acts 28:5-6. We also don't go out willy nilly after the evil one as the sons of Sceva did without bad results ( Acts 19:11-20). However as Spirit filled believers when we are exercising in His strength and with His authority we are fulfilling necessary service in casting out demons or commanding them not to continue to oppress people. This means; of course that we make sure a person WANTS to be freed; and willing to repent of any sins which give Satan legal foothold on their souls.

    There are also demonic incantations or "prayers to Satan" of which I had the dubious distinction of hearing spoken against me a few years back. We need to factor in spiritual hinderances to our prayer as it is scriptural as we see in the book of Daniel and apparently with some missionary efforts Paul had. This doesn't guarantee our prayers are answered but such hinderences certainly make a breakthrough unlikely if we haven't dealt with strongholds in our own lives of entrenched sin as well as in others as well who we hope to see delivered.

    The last point for now is that we must be open for others to pray for our needs as well. We need each other.
  • Tunney on Acts 28 - 6 months ago
    May we be faithful in our belief in the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and carry out GOD'S desire to reach lost souls.

    Praying for the peace in Jerusalem, and for the people to receive the gospel of JESUS CHRIST. Let us as believers put on the armor of GOD and go forth into the spiritual battle raging around us.

    Let us pray for our leadership, on all levels, to have the mind and heart of the LORD.

    May we be blessed and a blessing unto all who the LORD guides to us.

    The LORD to shine HIS face on all who trust and believe in HIM.

    January 7, 2024
  • Mary Jay - In Reply - 7 months ago
    Shabbat Keeper:

    Luke 16:31 And he said unto them, if they hear not MOSES and the PROPHETS, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose

    from the dead.

    Acts 24:14 But this I confess unto you, that after the way they (the church) call HERESY, so worship I the God of my fathers; believing ALL THINGS written in the LAW and the PROPHETS.

    Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, they came many unto him in his lodging, to whom he expounded and testified the KINGDOM of GOD, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses,and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.

    Most don't believe ALL THINGS written in MOSES and the PROPHETS.

    Psalms 149:9 To execute upon them the judgement written, this honoru hath all his saints.

    Isaiah 26:9 ... for when thy judgements (administered by the saints) are in the earth (second resurrection), the world WILL LEARN righteousness.

    Psalms 22:27 All the ends of the world SHALL REMEMBER (when they are resurrected and judged by the saints) AND TURN (repent) unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

    Isaiah 66:24 And they (the saints) shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me, for their (the saints) WORM shall not die; neither shall their (the saints') FIRE be quenched, and they (the saints) shall be and abhorring to all flesh.

    Job 25:6 And much less man, that is a worm?and the son or man WHICH IS A WORM.

    Psalms 22:6 .... But I am a worm .....

    Mark 9:46 Where their WORM dieth not, nor is the FIRE quenched.

    Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

    Matthew 13:34 ... and without a parable he spake he not unto them......

    The whole word of God is Christ speaking.

    Psalms 78:2 I will open my mouth in a PARABLE: I will open my DARK SAYINGS of the harps (his people)

    God Bless you
  • Frankie J - In Reply - 9 months ago
    Friend;

    Lev 26:15-21 God is speaking to His people, the history of the children of Israel full of this. 2 Chronicles 7:14 Jeremiah 3:22 Hosea 6:1,2

    Christ brings this into the NT John 12:40 Acts 28:27

    Hebrews 12:5-11 speaking of His children

    He does this in His merciful lovingkindness to us, we being so blinded by the deceitfulness of sin, it must be scourge out, define as "to flog" lit or fig, God as a father chastising and training men as children by affliction,

    Chastisement; Education or training; by implication, disciplinary correction, chastening, instruction, nurture.

    There's two kinds of fear, & many manifestations of each, all grounded in one of the two, godly fear which foundation is grounded in obedient reverential love for God.

    The other, Satan counter part, grounded in disobedience which brings torment, where condemnation & guilt in one's own heart follows them wherever they go, for they have offended the Holy God; they having continue in disobedience to the Grace of God which appears in their hearts.

    God's love in chastising correction, cast this fear & torment out

    & why? John 14:21, which defines love, which makes way for John 14:23 one's habitation becomes a dwelling place for Perfect Love in the work of Sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience & sprinkling of the Blood/Life of Jesus.

    thus "for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.

    Hebrews 12:11 exercising the Grace of God, the Word of Righteousness in discerning between Good & evil,, there's suffering in the Cross to learn righteousness. 1Pet 4:1

    Then we have Job, who God said is perfect, Job 2:3; which trials, suffering & afflictions is of a much higher concept than punishment for disobedience, James 5:11

    Hebrews 11:33 for this purpose "obtain a better resurrection"

    one eighty, you would do well to live out your call name.

    your in darkness, deceived; dwelling, speaking & judging falsely against God

    Ephesians 5:13, therefore, Ephesians 5:14

    In Love & Truth
  • Jimbob - In Reply - 10 months ago
    Jordyn thank you for your comment.

    Sorry but you are taking this verse out of context Jordyn. This verse doesn't say one could come into the Kingdom by what was written in Moses and the prophets.

    ( Acts 28:23)

    It says Paul testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, (which is the Torah the first five books of the Bible), and out of the prophets, this is all the prophets who have books written in the Old Testament, or in the Hebrew manuscripts.

    The word (testified) is #1263; it means to attest or protest earnestly, charge, witness, to be a witness, testify, give (evidence) bear record, be well reported of.

    Paul was pretty much preaching the kingdom of God convincing them concerning Jesus.

    The word (persuading) is #3982; it means to convince (by argument, true or false) to assent (to evidence or authority) to rely (by inward certainty) assure, believe, confidence, trust.

    Blessings to you Jordyn.
  • Jordyn - In Reply - 10 months ago
    Jimbob:

    Can one take ONLY Mosses and the Prophets and come to TRUTH about the Kingdom of God?

    Acts 28:23 And when he had appoint them a day, there came many unto his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the Kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Mosses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.

    There was no KJB or New testament; YET, one could come into the Kingdom by what was written in Mosses and the Prophets.



    I study only the KJB; BUT,

    1 John 2:27 The anointing which you have received of him ABIDETH IN YOU ...... the same anointing WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS ........ after all: HE IS THE WORD ............

    God Bless YOU!
  • Jesse - 11 months ago
    INTRODUCTION TO PHILEMON (Part 1):

    Philemon is on the end of Paul's writings. Philemon is part of a four-book set. Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon are a set of books known as the prison epistles, or prison letters, because they were written by Paul during his first imprisonment in Rome.

    And Philemon is separated from them and on the end because the arrangement of Paul's letters put the letters to the churches first, and then letters to individuals last. So, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon have their letters at the end. But Philemon, Colossians, and Ephesians all traveled together by Tychicus and Onesimus.

    Philemon is the name of a man that lives in Colossae.

    I. ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

    Paul and Timothy. Paul's inscription is on all thirteen of his letters.

    II. TO WHOM IT WAS WRITTEN:

    Philemon was written to a Christian businessman by the name of Philemon who was living in the city of Colossae. And Paul wrote to Philemon concerning his run-away slave Onesimus.

    Philemon was written at the same time as Colossians.

    Both Philemon and Colossians are two of four epistles or letters known as the Prison Epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. Both were written around 63 A.D. while Paul was under house arrest in Rome for two years ( Acts 28:16-31).

    Timothy, Aristarchus, Archippus, Mark, Epaphras, Luke, Onesimus, and Demas all appear in both letters demonstrating Colossians and Philemon were written by the same author at the same time.
  • Jesse - 11 months ago
    INTRODUCTION TO 2 TIMOTHY (Part 3):

    And so, Timothy was considered Jewish. And in case some of the Hebrew and Jewish people would hear that he's Jewish as he's traveling and wanted to corner him and pin him down as to whether he's been circumcised, and whether he's been through the synagogue ceremonies, Paul had him circumcised so that he would be free to preach the gospel in the synagogues.

    Timothy was ordained by Paul and the Presbytery ( I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6).

    He accompanies Paul on his third missionary trip ( Acts 19:22; Acts 20:4; II Corinthians 1:1, 19).

    Timothy ministered in at least five churches as Paul's representative. He sent Timothy to:

    1) Thessalonica ( I Thessalonians 3:2, 6).

    2) Corinth ( I Corinthians 4:17; 16:10; II Corinthians 1:19).

    3) Philippi ( Philippians 2:19-23).

    4) Berea ( Acts 17:14).

    5) Ephesus ( I Timothy 1:3).

    Timothy was with Paul during Paul's first imprisonment ( Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:1; Philemon 1:1) and went to Philippi after Paul's release ( Philippians 2:19-23).

    After Paul's release from his first imprisonment ( Acts 28:30), he revisited several cities leaving Timothy at Ephesus.

    Paul went on to Macedonia from where he wrote Timothy this letter ( I Timothy 3:14-15).

    Timothy was around 35-years of age when Paul wrote I Timothy.

    Paul was arrested in Troas and taken to Rome and imprisoned for the second and last time.

    Timothy also suffered imprisonment ( Hebrews 13:23).
  • Jesse - 11 months ago
    INTRODUCTION TO 1 TIMOTHY (Part 5):

    Timothy ministered in at least 5 churches as Paul's representative:

    1) Thessalonica ( I Thessalonians 3:2, 6)

    2) Corinth ( I Corinthians 4:17; 16:10; II Corinthians 1:19)

    3) Philippi ( Philippians 2:19-23)

    4) Berea ( Acts 17:14)

    5) Ephesus ( I Timothy 1:3)

    So, here's somebody who spent 15-20 years with Paul all the time. He knew his teaching. He was able to live with him and watch his walk with the Lord, and he was sent out as Paul's representative to these different churches.

    Timothy was with Paul during Paul's first imprisonment ( Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:1; Philemon 1:1) and went to Philippi after Paul's release ( Philippians 2:19-23). After Paul's release from his first imprisonment ( Acts 28:30), he revisited several cities leaving Timothy at Ephesus.

    Paul went to Macedonia where he wrote Timothy this letter ( I Timothy 3:14-15). Timothy was around 35-years old when Paul wrote I Timothy. Timothy also suffered imprisonment ( Hebrews 13:23).

    IV. DATE OF THE LETTER:

    Written around 62 - 63 A.D. between Paul's first and second imprisonment. Paul wrote both 1 Timothy and Titus during this time. Paul was arrested again sometime after 64 A.D. and condemned to death. July, 64 A.D was when Rome was burned by Nero and blamed on the Christians. So, from 64 A.D. onward, Christianity was an illegal religion.

    That's why there was persecution all the way from 64 A.D. to 313 A.D. Christians were persecuted and put to death because Christianity was an illegal religion until Constantine decided to bring Christianity from the underground and make it a legal religion.

    Christianity joined Constantine's sun worship religion, which is why we have a lot of the traditions we have in the church today. It hasn't come from the bible. It hasn't come from the Christian church in the first 300 years. It came from Constantine's false religious system.

    Paul wrote this letter during his second imprisonment; he also wrote II Timothy.
  • Jesse - 11 months ago
    INTRODUCTION TO COLOSSIANS (Part 2):

    IV. THE THEME OF COLOSSIANS:

    The Believer's Perfection in Christ. The focus of the book is the completeness of a person who is in Christ.

    Colossians was written to combat the many heresies of Jewish Gnosticism.

    GNOSTICISM BELIEVED:

    God is good.

    Physical matter is evil.

    Jesus Christ is less than God because He was one of many emanations coming out from God.

    A certain secret knowledge beyond Scripture was necessary for enlightenment and salvation.

    In the worship of angels.

    THE JEWISH LEGALISTS BELIEVED:

    The necessity of circumcision for salvation.

    Jews and Gentiles must observe the dietary laws of the Old Testament as well as festivals and the Sabbath.

    V. DATE/BACKGROUND:

    Written around 63 A.D. while Paul was under house arrest in Rome for two years ( Acts 28:16-31).

    One of four prison epistles or letters: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.

    VI. DELIVERED BY:

    Colossians was delivered with Ephesians and Philemon by Tychicus who was accompanied by Onesimus ( Ephesians 6:21-22; Colossians 4:7-8).

    Epaphras remained behind in Rome ( Philemon 23).

    VII. SECTION OUTLINE OF THE BOOK OF COLOSSIANS:

    CHAPTERS 1-2: The Doctrine of Completeness in Christ

    CHAPTERS 3-4: The Duty of Those Complete in Christ

    I will share my introduction to 1 Thessalonians soon.

    God Bless!!!
  • Jesse - 11 months ago
    INTRODUCTION TO PHILIPPIANS (Part 4):

    V. DATE/BACKGROUND:

    It was written around 63 A.D. while Paul was under house arrest in Rome for two years, as recorded in Acts 28:16-31. This is his first imprisonment. His second imprisonment was of course in the dungeon, and he was killed right after that time.

    Philippians is one of four prison epistles or letters: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon were written by Paul during this time that he was under house arrest in Rome.

    We went over Ephesians and now we are in Philippians. All of the books have the same outline. Paul always presented doctrine first, and what we would call application. But I don't like to use the word application because people say that you need to apply the scriptures to your life.

    In other words, do them. That's not what the bible means. By application, it is God's Spirit, in light of what Christ has done. It's what God's Spirit wants to do in us. So, I would call them the doctrine and the details because it's the doctrine being presented in the everyday function of life.

    VI. DELIVERED BY:

    Epaphroditus on his return trip.

    VII. SECTION OUTLINE OF THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS:

    CHAPTERS 1-2: The Doctrine of Christian Fellowship.

    Of course, our Christian fellowship has a lot of problems with it. That's because we have not looked to the book of Philippians that gives us the doctrine of fellowship and how to solve some of the problems.

    CHAPTERS 3-4: The Details of Christian Fellowship.

    That is how the doctrine is worked out and lived amongst the believers. Philippians is a fascinating study.

    I will share the introduction to Colossians next.
  • Jesse - 11 months ago
    INTRODUCTION TO PHILIPPIANS (Part 3):

    The church in Philippi sent Paul two love offerings for his missionary endeavors in Thessalonica, found in Philippians 4:15-16. Two offerings! In fact, he said nobody else sent for support except for the Christians in Philippi, not once he said, but twice to support the missionary effort.

    In 62 A.D., Paul finds himself as a prisoner in Rome. That is in Acts 28:30-31. When the church heard of Paul's imprisonment in Rome, they again sent a love offering to him by way of Epaphroditus. Paul describes him as the pastor (or messenger), the one that gives the messages in Philippi.

    So, this is their pastor. And you remember I told you about the mileage? They didn't have airplanes or cars. So Epaphroditus is sent 700 miles with this love offering to help Paul while he was imprisoned in Rome, and to minister to Paul there.

    Of course, Epaphroditus, we'll find out later that something happened to him in Rome where he was near death. But God spared him, and Paul sent Epaphroditus back. And when he sent him back to Philippi, he sent the book of Philippians with him.

    While in Rome, Epaphroditus became very sick and nearly died. At this time, some 10 years after his original visit to Philippi, Paul wrote the epistle of Philippians. Paul writes to the Philippians both to thank them for their gift and also to report the good news of Epaphroditus' recovery.

    IV. THE THEME OF PHILIPPIANS:

    Now you will find this to be different than what you will find in most commentaries about the book of Philippians. Most people say that the theme of Philippians is joy. But in reality, the theme of Philippians is fellowship. We saw that Ephesians was our position in Christ. Philippians is our participation in Christ. The focus is on the unity of fellowship.
  • Jesse - 11 months ago
    INTRODUCTION TO EPHESIANS (Part 3):

    V. DATE / BACKGROUND:

    It was written around 63 A.D. while Paul was in prison in Rome ( Acts 28:16-31). Paul was in house arrest for two years. This was his first imprisonment. His second imprisonment is when he was in the Mamertine prison. But this first time, he was under house arrest for about two years.

    Ephesians is one of the prison letters. That is, one of the four written by Paul while he was imprisoned at this time. The others were Philippians, Colossians and Philemon. So, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon are known as the prison epistles or prison letters because they were written by Paul while he was under house arrest in Rome.

    VI. DELIVERED BY:

    It was delivered by Tychicus. Ephesians 6:21-22 and Colossians 4:7-8 tell us that Tychicus brought both letters. So, it is believed that Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon, because Philemon is a man that lived in Colosse, so his letter accompanied the letter to Colosse, and Tychicus took all three and delivered them.

    VII. SECTION OUTLINE OF THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS:

    CHAPTERS 1-3 - The Doctrine of the New Life in Christ.

    CHAPTERS 4-6 - The Details of the New Life in Christ.

    In other words, he takes the doctrine of the first three chapters, and he goes into detail and in depth of those doctrines, the function and performance of the church. He's going to present to us the armor of God all in those last three chapters.

    That covers the introduction to Ephesians. Lord willing, I will share my introduction to Philippians soon.

    God Bless!!!
  • Ruby Lea Read - In Reply - 1 year ago
    Jimbob:

    The whole of God's word is about ONE thing, THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

    You could eliminate the whole New Testament and still come to the truth about THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

    Paul and the other apostles can to the truth about the KINGDOM.

    They had no New TESTAMENT, they came to TRUTH about the kingdom; from Moses and the PROPHETS, under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, then they penned letters and gospels, under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, that make up the New Testament.

    All their writing are just second WITNESS of Moses and the Prophets, including Revelation.

    Luke 16:31 ...if they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one was raised from the dead.

    Acts 28:23 ....to whom he expounded and testified THE KINGDOM OF GOD, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and the Prophets, from morning till evening.

    The beast of Revelation is in the Prophets, search the scriptures, don't listen to the traditions of MAN.

    1 John 2:27 The anointing which you have received of him abideth IN YOU, and you need not that any man teach you; but as the anointing teacheth you ALL THINGS, and is truth, and no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

    God Bless YOU!
  • Ruby Lea Read - In Reply - 1 year ago
    Jimbob;

    Are the Prophecies in Revelation and the gospels any different than those in Mosses and the Prophets? Are, or they just a second witness?

    There was no brick and mortar churches, no doctrines of those churches, until the apostles founded them.

    How did the apostles and first men come to the truth of the KINGDOM OF GOD?

    Luke 16:31 ....If they HEAR NOT Mosses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

    Acts 28:23 ....he (Paul) expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Mosses, and out of the Prophets, from morning till evening.

    Galatians 1:17 Neither went I (Paul) up to Jerusalem to THEM which were apostles before me, but I went into Arabia (the wilderness) ......Where the Spirit taught him ......

    Revelation 12:6 And the WOMAN (the bride of Christ, his church) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, and there should feed her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

    The disciples were feed by Christ for one thousand two hundred and threescore days, 42 months, 3 1/2 years, you and I are still being feed by that 3 1/2 year ministry, except NOW, Christ is WITHIN US, his second coming; but, we are still in the wilderness being feed.

    Revelation 11:11 And after three days and a half (the great tribulation poured out on Christ) the Spirit of LIFE ( I am the Resurrection) from God entered into them ( those of OLD, the law and prophets, the old testament saints) --- Matthew 27:52-53 ---

    Isaiah 26:19 ....with my dead body shall they arise .....

    There are 2 deaths, 2 resurrections, 2 second comings and 2 judgements, one for the Firstfruits, feast of weeks, and one for the feast of the ingathering, AKA feast of tents, AKA feast of the tabernacles.

    The woman, Christ bride, the church, rides the BEAST, and we are told TO COME OUT of here MY PEOPLE.

    God Bless You!
  • Chris - In Reply on Acts 1 - 1 year ago
    Hi Cindy. As far as Paul & Silas being imprisoned together, you can find this full account in Acts 16:16-40. I'm unsure if you're referring to healing that Paul administered by the Holy Spirit's Power, but there are accounts in Acts 14:8-10 and Acts 28:8,9 of this.

    Or, if you want to read the many other verses pertaining to healing, then this Site has helps on this topic & others. At the top of this page, go to 'More', then to 'Bible Verses About Various Topics' (under Bible Study Help). Then go to 'H' and search for 'Healing, etc.'
  • Jesse - In Reply on Philippians 4 - 1 year ago
    Also, if I may share this. Philippians was written around 63 A.D. while Paul was under house arrest in Rome for two years, as recorded in Acts 28:16-31.



    This is his first imprisonment. His second imprisonment was of course in the dungeon and he was killed right after that time.



    Philippians is one of four prison epistles or letters: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon were written by Paul during this time that he was under house arrest in Rome.

    After Paul wrote the letter, it was carried to Philippi by Epaphroditus on his return trip.
  • Jesse - In Reply on Philippians 4 - 1 year ago
    Jazzy james,

    I'm not sure if that's a question or a statement but if it's a question, I would say that Philippians was written by Paul mainly. But he also signs Timothy on.

    He has Timothy with him. He also has Luke with him. But he says Paul and Timothy are the authors of the letter. Paul's inscription is on all thirteen of his letters.

    Paul wrote to the church in Philippi. Philippi became the first European city to receive the gospel. The church at Philippi was founded during Paul's second missionary journey, recorded in Acts 16:8-12.

    Epaphroditus was a messenger. He was also believed to be a pastor of the church in Philippi. Paul seems to have visited the church in Philippi twice. That is found in II Corinthians 1:16; Acts 19:21; Acts 20:1-3.

    The church in Philippi sent Paul two love offerings for his missionary endeavors in Thessalonica, found in Philippians 4:15-16.



    In fact, Paul said nobody else sent for support except for the Christians in Philippi, not once he said, but twice to support the missionary effort.



    In 62 AD Paul finds himself as a prisoner in Rome. That is in Acts 28:30-31.



    When the church heard of Paul's imprisonment in Rome, they again sent a love offering to him by way of Epaphroditus. Paul describes him as the pastor or messenger, the one that gives the messages in Philippi.

    So Epaphroditus is sent 700 miles with this love offering to help Paul while he was imprisoned in Rome, and to minister to Paul there.

    While in Rome, Epaphroditus became very sick and nearly died. At this time, some 10 years after his original visit to Philippi, Paul wrote the epistle of Philippians.



    Paul writes to the Philippians both to thank them for their gift and also to report the good news of Epaphroditus' recovery.
  • Ronnette - In Reply - 1 year ago
    Dear Nats:

    Even if I say Giannis has explained it very well, if you not "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 2 Peter 1:20-1. I can only perceived by reading "Nats if Jesus is God" you are still searching if Jesus Christ is God. I would be happy to show you how to be saved and obtain the Holy Spirit. Only then the verses you have inquired about will make sense to you because the Holy Spirit will guide you to the truth.

    In John 10:36 Jesus Christ himself said He is the Son of God. If you read the entire conversation between the unbelieving Jews and Jesus Christ they will not believe no matter how anybody explained it to them. It is already prophesied in Isaiah 6:9-10, Isaiah 42:20; Jeremiah 5:21; Acts 28:27; Roman's 11.8

    In John 14:28 the situation was that Jesus was about to fulfill another prophesy and that was to die on the cross for the sins of the world 1 John 2:2. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Colossians 2:2-3. When Jesus was buried and rose again the third day according to the scriptures, Jesus fulfilled what God the Father sent Jesus to do on earth. The mystery is that God the Father is greater than Jesus the Son of God. Remember Jesus came to Virgin Mary from God the Father. Then Jesus has to go unto the Father after Jesus rose the third day so the Comforter (i.e. Holy Spirit) will be fulfilled. John 14:16; John 14:26; John 15:26; John 16:7. There is only one God. Romans 3:30; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; 1 Timothy 2:5; James 2:19. Hope this helps and that you be saved soon. Good question.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Psalms 136 - 1 year ago
    The time frame of the book of Acts, appears to be many years. Starting right about the time of the Resurrection of Jesus CHRIST. Please note Acts 1, Acts 2, - Acts 4:34-35, shows time passage, because those events cannot be done in one day, but over time. Acts 7, young man Saul, Acts 8,

    Acts 12 again shows process of time, note Acts 12:25, Acts 14:21-28, again Acts 15, note Acts 15:33,36, Acts 27, Acts 28:11,

    Acts 18:11,18, Acts 19:10,22, Acts 20:3, Acts 24:27, Acts 28:30

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • OLD MAN WILSON - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Brother Steve;

    The word of God is about the KINGDOM OF GOD, not heaven or hell.

    Acts 28:22 And when they had appointed him (PAUL, who penned a great deal of the New Testament) a day, there came many unto him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified THE KINGDOM OF GOD, persuading them of Jesus, both out of the LAW OF MOSES, and out or the PROPHETS, morning till evening.

    Acts 28:30 And Paul dwelt two whole years.

    Luke 16:31 And he said unto them, If they hear not MOSES and the PROPHETS, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

    Luke 24:45 Then he opened their understanding, (the Holy Ghost is doing the same thing TODAY) that they might understand the SCRIPTURES (Mosses and the PROPHETS) the writings of the new testament DID NOT EXIST.

    Christ came to FULFILL the LAW and THE PROPHETS, it's of great necessity to understand MOSSES and those PROPHETS, to understand the KINGDOM OF GOD.

    God Bless YOU.
  • ELB - 2 years ago
    ARE THERE PROPHECIES ABOUT CREATION BECOMING ONE WITH GOD

    Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not MOSES and the PROPHETS, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

    Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him (Paul) a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the KINGDOM OF GOD, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of THE LAW OF MOSES, and out of THE PROPHETS, from morning till evening.

    Acts 28:24 And some BELIEVED the things that were spoken and some BELIEVED NOT.

    Prophecy spoken by Daniel.

    Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, BROKEN TO PIECES together, and become like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors, and the wind carried them away, and no place was found for them: and THE STONE (CHRIST) that smote the IMAGE became a GREAT MOUNTAIN, AND FILLED THE WHOLE EARTH.

    Psalms 2:8 Ask of me and I will GIVE THEE the heathen for thy inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

    Psalms 2:9 Thou shall BREAK THEM with a rod of iron, thou shall DASH THEM IN PIECES as a potter's vessel.

    Psalms 22:27 ALL the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

    Psalms 22:29 .....and all they that go down to the dust shall bow before thee ....

    God Bless You this PASSOVER.
  • Free - In Reply on 2 Corinthians 12 - 2 years ago
    Dear "Elijah" Paul learned from the Holy Spirit all the time. 1 Chorintihans 12:10 herefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

    Paul also have a burden to the 2 Chorintihans 12:20 20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

    Maybe u think 2 Chorintihans 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

    I'll think that Paul have trials like us. But this angel who God put on him was aways remembering him too stay in the Lords blessing and command always all day and night. At the werry last he tell in

    Galatians 6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

    But in Acts 28:30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

    At last Paul get his own place, and could Acts 28:31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

    This words may be mixed up by me, i'll think Paul's work was done here in Act's May someone here in the web have another answer.

    Paul always wright and describes his service like this 2 Corinthians 11:27

    In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

    Be blessed in the holy name Jesus Christ, Ephesians 5:17-24 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

    18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

    19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

    20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
  • Earl Bowman - In Reply on John 21 - 2 years ago
    Brother Ronald:

    This is just an observation of the people around the town I live in, and not an indictment of them are anyone on this forum.

    Most people don't read God's word, much less study it.

    Most have no knowledge of the Kingdom of God, as taught by scripture. They have been taught, believe in Jesus and go to heaven, or if you don't believe, then you go to hell, it's all up yo you.

    They are taught out of the New Testament, with most, seldom ever studying, in depth, the Law and Prophets.

    When Jesus came preaching the Kingdom of God is at hand, there was no written New Testament, he taught out of the Law and Prophets.

    Jesus speaking one of his parables said:

    Luke 16:31 .....If they hear not Mosses (law) and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

    Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed Paul a day, there came many unto him into his lodging; to whom, Paul expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses and out of the prophets, from morning to evening.

    Before the Old Testament was translated into other languages, there is no mention of HELL. One would assume that if there were such a place of torture for sin, the prophets would have never cease warning people. Yet not one word concerning a place called Hell. Likewise not one mention of a place of eternal bliss, called heaven.

    The Kingdom of God is ON EARTH (CHRIST IN YOU), Christ has been calling man into his Kingdom for two thousand years. Those that are NOT CAUSED to hear his call in this AGE, will be resurrected back to their flesh, and Christ and those that WERE CAUSED to hear his call, will judge the earth, and bring the remaining sheep into the fold. This is very evident in the Law and Prophets.

    In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, man uses this parable to teach the doctrine of heaven and hell, Yet JESUS SAID, if they want believe the Law and Prophets, which DOES NOT teach heaven and hell.
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Precious Susan, I will try one more time with Part I, if this website considers me a robot... Be Encouraged In God's Word Of Truth, Rightly Divided. In JESUS' Precious Name (Authority):

    When the powers, signs, and wonders were in effect, 'everyone' was healed - this 'authority' was Of God, "Confirming Through HIS apostles, That His Word Was The Truth!" Plus, All 'believers' in God's 'Prophetic' Program had this, from Christ, on the earth:

    "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name {'Authority'} shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after The LORD had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven, and sat on The Right Hand Of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, The LORD Working with them, and 'Confirming The Word With Signs following.' Amen." ( Mark 16:16-20)

    Notice, not all 'believers' at that time had the "authority to raise the dead." That "belonged to the apostles Only!" ( Acts 9:39-40)

    Act 5:12 "And by the hands of 'the apostles' were many signs and wonders wrought among the people... compare Acts 5:13-16 = everyone was healed.

    However, after Israel "fell" ( Acts 7:51-60), God "raised up Paul," who Also had signs, wonders, and powers "apostolic authority," which Also 'Included' raising the dead. ( Acts 20:9-10)

    After "God Finally set 'Israel' aside, and Paul went to the Gentiles Only" ( Acts 28:28), God 'Withdrew this {temporary} authority.' Since Paul's Revelation of The Mystery in Romans Through Philemon 'Fulfills/Completes' Scripture ( Colossians 1:25), 'Confirmation' was no longer necessary. What do we have for our 'infirmities' Today, Under GRACE?:

    continued in Part II (6 days below this post...) Be Richly Encouraged!
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Basic Distinctions between Prophecy and the Mystery (C.R. Stam)

    1) Concerns a kingdom: a political organization ( Daniel 2:44; Matthew 6:10)

    Rightly Divided ( 2 Timothy 2:15) From {RDf} "Things That DIFFER!":

    1) Concerns a body; a living organism ( 1 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:12-16)

    2) The kingdom to be established on earth ( Jeremiah 23:5; Matthew 6:10)

    RDf

    2) The Body given a position in Heaven ( Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 2:5-6; Colossians 3:1-3)

    3) Christ to be its King ( Jeremiah 23:5; Isaiah 9:6-7)

    RDf

    3) CHRIST Is The Living Head ( Ephesians 1:19-23; Colossians 1:18)

    4) The Body Chosen In CHRIST "Before the world began," but "kept secret since the world began" ( Romans 16:25; Ephesians 1:4-11; Ephesians 3:5-9)

    RDf

    4) The kingdom prophesied "since the world began" ( Luke 1:68-70; Acts 3:21)

    5) Israel to be given supremacy over the nations ( Isaiah 60:10-12; Isaiah 61:6)

    RDf

    5) Jew and Gentile place on the same level before God ( Romans 10:12; Romans 11:32; Ephesians 2:16-17)

    6)The Gentiles to be blessed by Israel's instrumentality ( Genesis 22:17-18; Zechariah 8:13)

    RDf

    6) The Gentiles blessed through Israel's obstinancy ( Acts 13:44-46, Romans 11:28-32)

    7)The Gentiles to be blessed by Israel's rise ( Isaiah 60:1-3; Zechariah 8:22-23)

    RDf

    7) The Gentiles blessed through Israel's fall ( Acts 28:27-28; Romans 11:11-12; Romans 11:15)
  • Earl Bowman - In Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12 - 2 years ago
    Free, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    To truly understand the Kingdom of God you need to spend a good portion of you study in the Law and Prophets of the Old Testament.

    Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they HEAR NOT MOSES and PROPHETS, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

    Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him (Paul) a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the KINGDOM OF GOD, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.
  • Chris - In Reply - 2 years ago
    The account in Acts 28:3-6 doesn't indicate that Paul was bitten by the viper - it seemed to have just latched onto Paul's hand after which Paul shook it off. But if Paul did get bitten, as the others looked to see whether his hand swelled up or if he fell down dead, then it seems that the poison had no effect, as the Lord gave him immunity.
  • Bill on Acts 28 - 3 years ago
    What does the Bible say about the beginning of the end times?
  • Willard C Ryland - In Reply on Acts 28 - 3 years ago
    It simply means to pause.


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