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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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October 6th, 2019
Genesis - Part 27

The lesson on October 6, 2019 was part 27 of the "Genesis" study and Wayne opened with a review of the context of the question, "Why are their gifts apparent after Acts 28 when the Mystery had been given"?  This is thoroughly explained in the Acts 29 study but the first 20 minutes of today's lesson revisited the impact of the believers who had been given gifts prior to Acts 28 that flowed into the new calling and needed to be built up, that is why PAul wrote in Ephesians 4:12 "For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:".  Post Acts 28, the Apostles and Prophets needed to “stir up” gifts to the Body of Christ who were learning “The Mystery” and were transitioning into the body of whom Christ is head.  The scripture reading was in 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 KJV

Genesis - Part 27
September 22nd, 2019
Genesis - Part 25

The lesson on September 22, 2019 was part 25 of the "Genesis" Study. In today's lesson, Wayne gave us another perspective of a serpent's attributes before the interaction with Eve.  Adam had named every beast of the field, and by naming them understood their attributes, which usually was reflected in the name Adam gave them.  The curse that God put on the serpent after the fall was that he would crawl on his belly and eat dust.  Well then, before then he must have been able to speak and move around without slithering. Perhaps he was originally rejected by Adam and the serpent thought he would get back in the Garden through Eve being more subtle than any beast of the field.  This brings a new light onto it.  In today's lesson, we look at Cain and Able.  We reviewed 1 John 3:11-12 "11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous" which described what we find in Genesis 4.  When God cursed the ground after Adam fell, he told him it would be hard to yield fruit since the ground was cursed and filled with thorns and thistles.  Cain was a tiller of the ground and Able was a keeper of sheep.  When they made an offering to God, Able's was accepted and Cain's was rejected.  That seems harsh but God had established the doctrine of forgiveness was to shed the blood of a lamb, not fruit of your own labor.  Wayne summarized by saying their are really only two religions in the world, the righteous way of Able or the religious way of Cain.  The scripture reading was from Genesis 4:1-8 KJV

Genesis - Part 25
September 15th, 2019
Genesis - Part 24

The lesson on September 15, 2019 was part 24 of the "Genesis" study.  Wayne continued the focus on the Devil and his Angels (Demons) and pursued the question of how they can influence us today in our calling (the Mystery). In this review, Wayne recaps the power that the Devil has in tempting Jesus, and how he has a place reserved in heaven where he accuses the brethren daily (e.g. Job) but in the main focus on today's lesson was to look at what we learned in our Acts 29 study.  We learned that those were possessed with a demon could be helped by the power of prayer and fasting.  Gifts given during the Acts period show up after Acts 28, particularly in relation to Timothy when PAul was asking him to stir up the gift that was in him.  He finishes by asking the question why we are seeing gifts after the Acts 28:28 announcement which is what we learned in the conclusion of the Acts 29 study before the destruction of the Temple in A.D. 70. The scripture reading was 2  Timothy 1:1-7 KJV

Genesis - Part 24
September 8th, 2019
Genesis - Part 23
 
The lesson on September 8, 2019 was part 23 of the "Genesis" study.  This weeks lesson in Genesis Wayne teaches us that the personage of Satan or the Devil is real.  It is not an analogy of the old nature of man as some teach.  The Devil had huge power as shown in Matthew 4:8-9 when he appeared to Jesus and "showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor" and said in verse 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me".  You cannot say that Jesus was only dealing with his old nature.  Wayne provided us the context of how the Devil and his Demons are allowed to have impact on us today in relation to our calling.  The Apostle PAul warned us in 1 Timothy that in the latter times (of our calling in the Mystery) that some shall give head to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils (Wayne thinks this refers to the same thing in that seducing spirits and devils or demons are the same thing).  We believe that their a laws that God has placed on the angelic beings that keeps them from directly affecting us today.  The scripture reading was from 1 Timothy 4:1-5 KJV
Genesis - Part 23
August 19th, 2019
Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 6

The lesson on August 19, 2018 was part 6 of "Practical Lessons and Right Division" study.  This study has been looking at different aspects of our practical walk in this age with our specific calling.  It is important that we learn of the distinctives or our calling how we may then walk worthy.  Wayne continues the focus on Ephesians 3:3-21 and the very unique truth that PAul is sharing with us and how God is wanting to reconcile "The All Things" which includes Adamic man on the Earth but also Principalities and Powers in Heavenly Places.  We learn how important the role of Headship plays i

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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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