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Acts 29

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. 

Acts 29 is that period of time covering the continuation of Paul's Acts ministry including the revelation of the mystery and latter imprisonment and finally concluding with the burning of Jerusalem.

 

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December 28th, 2020

Rightly dividing Acts 28 enables the bible student to understand God's will for our deportment in this age and give intelligent and credible answers to questions that become evident as we read the text of God's word. Confronting these issues should not be seen as an affront to our faith but rather an enlightenment that leads to edification.

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December 27th, 2020
Hermeneutics-Part7

The lesson on December 27, 2020 was part 7 of the "Hermeneutics" study and the last lesson in the series. Wayne took us through a quick review of what we previously covered before he transitioned to this lesson which was on rightly dividing the Apostle Paul's ministries.  It is so important for proper interpretation of scripture to identify Paul's ministry during the Acts period with that of PAul after Acts 28 with his prison ministry.  There were seven epistles written during Acts by Paul (Hebrews, Galatians, Romans, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Corinthians) and those books contain the perspective of the revealed plan that Paul was referring to in when he said " witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come".  Even at the end of Acts Paul says in 28:23 "...And when they had appointed him 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."  Now after Acts, PAul received a new ministry (called The Mystery) while he was in prison and this ministry is covered in his last seven books (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Titus, Philemon, 1 & 2 Timothy). By identifying these separate ministries, you will be able to clearly identify the differences in callings, hopes and doctrine so you may rightly divide the scriptures and correctly handle topics like baptism, the Lord’s super, signed gifts, prayer promises, hopes and related adoptions, covenants and associated promises.  The scripture reading was from Acts 26:22-23 KJV

Hermeneutics - Part 7
February 16th, 2020
Genesis - Part 43

The lesson on February 16, 2020 was part 43 of the "Genesis" study.  Wayne continued to focus on studying the days of Noe in relation to the coming of Jesus Christ as described in Matthew 24:37 "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.".  This week we identify the separate hopes of the callings before and after when The Mystery was given.  Prior to the revelation given to Paul, the hope was on the coming of Jesus Christ.  Afterwards when the Mystery had been given, it changed to His appearing.  We walk through the scriptures that highlight the difference.  The scripture reading was from Philippians 3:8-14 KJV

Genesis - Part 43
February 9th, 2020
Genesis - Part 42

The lesson on February 9, 2020 was part 42 of the "Genesis" study.  In this Genesis study, we are learning about the days of Noah in relation to the New Testament statement describing of the coming of Christ will be like the days of Noah.  Well Wayne takes the time to explain why that would have been true with the condition of the repentance of the Israel.  Wayne took time to show how Peter acknowledges the wisdom that was given to Paul for the uncircumcision.  Peter was the minister to the Jew and Paul to the Gentiles.  Paul would take Peter to task if he tried to say the Gentiles had to be circumcised to be saved.  Yet Paul through the book of Acts would go to the Jew first, then to the Gentile.  It wasn't until after the book of Acts that Paul was given a secret that was hidden in God before the foundation of the world called "The Mystery" as revealed for the first time in Ephesians.  The scripture reading was in 2 Peter 3:11-18 KJV

Genesis - Part 42
January 26th, 2020
Genesis - Part 40

The lesson on January 26, 2020 was part 40 of the "Genesis" study.  Today's focus was on a review of the ideas that this study has covered, including the deportation of Israel through the book of Acts.  These deportations was prophesied in Isaiah 6. There are different callings and inheritances in scripture and we have identified three of those callings during this study.  In Genesis chapter six, we learned that before and after the flood there was an eruption of the Nephilim which were hybrid offspring of fallen angels and human females.  Only Noah and his family were without blemish, meaning his genetics were purely Adamic.  Wayne majored on principles in Genesis 6:11-12 when he identified the Hebrew word for corrupt is the same word for destroy.  This ties into the principle of DeJure and DeFacto which we covered again.  We also looked at when Abram was asked to get out of the land of Ur and go to the promised land.  Abram went from Ur to Haran to wait for his father Terah to die.  This delay had caused the Nephilim to get into the promised land first.  This delay was caused by Abram's father Terah.  The spiritual lesson was Abram followed his earthly father vs. doing what God asked him to do to leave and head into the land of Canaan.  The scripture reading was from Acts 3:19-26 KJV

Genesis - Part 40
January 5th, 2020
Genesis - Part 37
The lesson on January 5, 2020 was part 37 of the "Genesis" study.  Wayne spent time bringing us up to the current place in this Genesis study by reviewing the rabbit trails we followed to better understand the separate callings between Israel and our calling in the Mystery.  In doing so, Wayne reviewed the four deportations of Israel as reflected in 2 Chronicles and synced that up with the time in the New Testament when these four deportations occurred. He then reviewed the reference in Isaiah 6:9-10 where it is quoted 7 times in the New Testament showing the hardening of the heart of Israel.  We then reviewed the Remnant that Paul was reaching out to in the Acts period where he wrote the book of Romans.  He reviewed the way that some Christians today who try to replace Israel as spiritual Israel.  Wayne makes is clear that Israel has its own calling and inheritance that will be fulfilled as well as those Christians in the Mystery have our own calling and inheritance.  In Ephesians 1:5 we learn "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will" that Christ has predestinated us unto Adoption!  When we are raised in the resurrection, we will have a body fashioned to accomplish what He wants us to do in Heavenly Places ministering to Principalities.  Wayne finished the lesson in Genesis 6 looking at the Sons of God (Angels) who had children with Adamic women who produced Giants (or Nephilim).   The scripture reading was from Genesis 6:1-4 KJV
Genesis - Part 37

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July 12th, 2018
My former understanding

Paul likely had at least 2 imprisonments in Rome. This in conjunction with a clearer and more careful appreciation of the context of Acts 28 means that "the Mystery" was likely revealed after Acts 28 in a time which covers events and missionary journeys and imprisonment(s). This unwritten record I call "Acts 29". When Paul says "I Paul the prisoner of Jesus Christ" -- this means Paul is writing from a latter imprisonment subsequent to the imprisonment of Acts 28.

July 13th, 2018

A more careful and critical look at the context of Acts 28 reveals that the message formerly sent to the Jews was then sent to the Gentiles. Further, that Paul was formerly preaching the kingdom of God with content from Moses and the prophets which Luke does not explicitly modify and informs us that in the hired house after Acts 28:28 Paul continued to preach the kingdom of God. The salvation of God ("it") was to be preached to the gentiles and as Paul believed (indicative mood) they would hear it! Paul later would need to declare " all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. (2 Tim. 1:15 KJV)". 

The Mystery gets into Acts 28 by reading it into the context -- otherwise it simply is NOT there! The study of Acts 29 is about refining our understanding of the close of the book of Acts and helping all who have ears to hear to perfect their understanding.

July 15th, 2018

There is an interesting parallel between the events of Luke 24 and Acts 28 which help to focus our attention on the nature of Acts 28 in relation to the de facto "lo ammi" condition that Israel would experience subsequent to the close of the book of Acts. 

July 16th, 2018

A systematic is proposed  to take into consideration biblical revelations that impringe on the subject of Acts 28 and what happenned. A magnifying glass is placed on the last chapter of Acts and refinements suggested to take into consideration Matt 22 and other passages.

July 19th, 2018

The parables in Matthew are very important in our understanding of the outworking of God's purposes with Israel. They were first introduced in Matt.13 where Isa.6:9,10 is said to be fulfilled (intense form of the verb). In this blog we look at the significance of the wedding of the king's son parable - how does this fit into our knowledge of the  mysteries of the kingdom of heaven as it relates to Acts 28? 

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