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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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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

Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 06
September 23rd, 2018
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 11

The lesson on September 23, 2018 was part 11 of the "Practical Lessons and Right Division" study.  This week's focus was on Ephesians 6 and the whole armor of God.  Wayne majored on verse 16 which covers the Shield of Faith because of how important it is to quench the fiery darts of wicked.  Is it any wonder since PAul tells us that we are a showcase to Principalities and Powers in Heavely Places demonstrating the manifold wisdom of God.  We are not alone in God's plan and he is addressing spiritual wickedness in high places with the church where Christ is the head.  The remaining time is s

Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 11
September 9th, 2018
Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 9

The lesson on September 9, 2018 was part 9 of the "Practical Lessons and Right Division" study.  Wayne opened up with a chapter by chapter review of Ephesians.  From chapter 1, the major points were the Inheritance and predestination of God, the Greatness of his power to us who believe.  Being Far above all principality and power and The FATHER gave Him to be head over all things to church (the body, fullness).  Chapter 2 included the Reconciliation to God – we both have access unto the FATHER.  There is One Body created (one new man) and that it is a Building fitly framed – growth unto Holy Temple, which is the Habitation of God.  Chapter 3 we saw the Revelation of mystery and that Now unto principalities and powers we learn of the Purpose of the ages.  PAul says we should Bow my knee unto the FATHER … every family (patria) heaven and earth That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.  Chapter 4 involved the Edifying of the body of Christ where we Grow up unto him and our Whole body fitly joined together.  Chapter 5 we are encouraged to be Followers of God.  This Sacrifice to God – is a sweet smelling (Sacrifice to the FATHER).  We learn of Submission, headship of the husband wife.  In Chapter 6, we learn further of how Children, Servants, Masters fall under the headship and that we should put on Armour of God – because we wrestle against principalities powers in heavenly places.  Finally we learn of how PAul used Tychicus to spread the word.  The scripture reading was in Ephesians 6:1-4 KJV

Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 09
September 2nd, 2018
Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 8

The lesson on September 2, 2018 was part 8 of the "Practical Lessons and Right Division" study.  The scripture reading was from Ephesians 4:13-16 KJV.  Wayne reviewed the interpretational note again that allowed us to review the Acts 29 position of the particular calling PAul was teaching and eventually transitioned into the Mystery.  This new calling caused PAul to "mend the nets" where he lead the ministry to the Body of Christ to bring them into the new knowledge of The Mystery.  In Ephesians 4, PAul is actively working to establish this calling for the perfecting of the saints, which was the "mending of the nets".  The goal was to bring the Body of Christ into the knowledge of the Mystery and calling which no longer had signs and wonders but rather a new hope with the fullness of Christ.   This weeks lesson continued with the importance of the Headship of Christ and the hierarchy and order that this headship establishes when followed.  This is a very unpopular doctrine in today's climate and when today's churches adopt this position and incorporate this view in their churches are very damaging to the Headship of Christ.  This fallout will impact those Principalities and Powers that are observing us and will eventually lead to the end of the age and the start of the judgement of Revelation.

Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 08
August 26th, 2018
Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 7
The lesson on August 26, 2018 was part 7 of the "Practical Lessons and Right Division" study.  This week Wayne took us to Ephesians 4:7-13 and explained that "every one of us was given grace" included Paul and that this Grace was needed to re-adjust the members of the body of Christ who were previously given a hope associated with Israel's spiritual things. In addition the ascended Lord gave specialist gifts which included apostles, prophets, pastors and teachers for the perfecting of the saints till a defacto condition of unity would be achieved (the perfect man). Right in the middle of this discourse PAul quotes from Ps 68:18 which talks of how God ascended on high to Jerusalem and gave gifts to men. This was in the context of the great redemption story of Israel out of the Iron furnace of Egypt. The parallel is clear that as God ascended to Jerusalem so also he ascended in the person of Christ to the heaven of heavens - God's dwelling place. These ideas have their parallels throughout the Psalm and Eph. 4:7-13. Our focus is the heavenly places - that is our future home that is where some of God's students (Elect Principalities and Powers)  are listening and also where the rebellious Principalities and Powers also seek to make war against us.  The unity which God has made he wishes us to keep in many practical ways and chiefly through the doctrine of headship - this is one way that we hold the "head". The scripture reading was from Numbers 10:33-36 KJV
Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 07

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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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