Supplication, Scripture & Selection

Good Morning my friends, 
Acts helps us to understand the power dynamics in how the church begins the work of the Savior on the earth.  From the mountain of ascension, we follow the disciples to an upper room in Jerusalem where principles emerge for God’s power.  The principle of SUPPLICATION is found in 1:13-14.  The early church prayed ten days, preached ten minutes and 3000 were saved.  In the world we live in today we preach ten days, pray ten minutes and wonder why so little happens!   The principle of SCRIPTURE is found in 1:15-19.  We find that Peter stands with Old Testament in hand and applies it to the current situation.  The Old Testament might be from the far past but it still has answers for our present.  The principle of SELECTION is found in 1:20-24.  Matthias was to fill Judas’ place.  Did they make a mistake?  Think about it.  

The Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭12‬)

I often hear from people and read articles that says the New Testament replaces the Old Testament and it can be forgotten.   I see people take Scripture from the Old Testament and twist it to fit their argument in social issues.  The same people take those same Scriptures and twist and turn them even more to attempt to say that my God is angry, harsh, vindictive and punishing.  They seem to forget that the same God they portray to be this way is the same same God that sent His Son to die on the cross for their sins.   They seem to overlook the fact that isn’t wasn’t an easy death either.  It was a death in which He had to endure a beating that was worse than any of use could ever imagine.  The pictures and paintings that artist have created can’t portray the pain and suffering that He endured.  Movies can’t capture the prolonged beating & agony that He willingly accepted on our be half.  This Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior.  Despite all the beatings and the suffering that He endured, my Savior arose and claimed VICTORY over sin, death and Satan. 

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” (‭Luke‬ ‭24‬:‭6-7‬)

My CHALLENGE PRAYER for YOU….    Ask the Lord to guide you through the Bible and to be a person that can lead..
I hope you all have a TREMENDOUS day…   Blessings & much love…D
Live YOUR life like it’s your LAST 24!!





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