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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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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
December 15th, 2019
Genesis - Part 36

The lesson on December 15, 2019 was part 36 of the "Genesis" study.  In today's lesson, Wayne continues to provide clarity on the three spheres of blessings but took time to analyze the four deportations of Israel.  This was a little detour from Genesis but is in response to some questions Wayne received from part 35 of Genesis around the three spheres of blessings.  Wayne took us back to end of the Old Testament CANON (Chronologically).  He took us through the four deportations: 1).2 Chronicles 33.11 – Manasseh. 2).2 Chronicles 36.6 – Jehoiakim (possibly Daniel included Dan 1.1). 3).2 Chronicles 36.10 – Jehoiachin (2Kings 24.14, Mordecai Est.2.5,6). 4).2 Chronicles 36.20 – Zedekiah (2 Kings 25, Nehemiah also).  We get clarity of the metaphors used with Israel including the bride and adoption. We learn that an adoption has with it responsibilities and an inheritance.  He also pointed out our adoption which has unique responsibilities and inheritance.  The scripture reading was from 2 Chronicles 36:22-23 KJV

Genesis - Part 36
November 24th, 2019
Genesis - Part 34

The lesson on November 24, 2019 was part 34 of the "Genesis" study.  Being that is the week of Thanksgiving in America, Wayne started his lesson with a commentary on the founders of this country, having traveled so far in a ship that could be considered a dingy by today's standards.  These founding fathers suffered the harsh winter in this new land where half of them perished.  Why?  They had a hope that served as their motivation.  In the end, the US Constitution was created as the supreme law of the land that expressed their hope in a new republic.  Wayne also shared he received good study material from the Wall Builders and also warned of the desire to form a Constitutional Convention.  Even those with good intentions don't agree among themselves to opening up the Constitution for amendment would be very dangerous and an attack on the liberties established already in the document.  Wayne commented that the John Birch Society is a good source of material on that issue.  Now, when the main lesson started it was going to lay the foundation for the "Pleroma" or fullness.  In doing so, the lesson taught us about the Gap theory of the Earth was created perfect and then a judgment came upon it.  When God then recreated the Earth, his intention was to fill it with Israel.  The chart on the "Pleroma"  from CH Welch does a good job showing how something was started, then disruption or judgement occurred but will be fulfilled later.  The only calling that doesn't need refilling is the Mystery because it is the fullness.  In this fullness, we learn of the heavenly places which is where we sit with Christ.  The scripture reading was from Hebrews 11:1-3 KJV

Genesis - Part 34
November 17th, 2019
Genesis - Part 33

The lesson on November 17, 2019 was part 33 of the "Genesis" study.  The culmination of this lesson introduces the "Pleromoa" but before we got there Wayne reviewed what we had previously learned about how important Right Division of scripture is when studying because you will be in danger of receiving doctrine out of context.  We had previously looked at the lineage of Cain and Seth and found their posterity with people sharing the same name.  They are separate people.  We looked at the word "Church" and identified at least three churches mentioned in scripture that all had different attributes.  To really make this clear, we looked at 1 Corinthians 12:28 (which was during the Acts period) and the gifts that were given to it and compared it to the church which is His body and Christ being the head and the gifts that were given to this body (in Ephesians 4:11-12 KJV).  With Right Division we learn what is different and which one applies to us today in our calling.  In this body, we learn of the fullness or "pleroma" that the Mystery brings with it.  That will be next weeks lesson focus.  The scripture reading was from Colossians 1:14-19 KJV

Genesis - Part 33
November 3rd, 2019
Genesis - Part 31

The lesson on November 3, 2019 was part 31 of the "Genesis" study.  Wayne took us back today to reemphasize why Right Division is so important when we are studying scripture.  In Genesis, the doctrine we learn of being a "keeper" is reflected in the sin that Cain had before he murdered Abel.  Can was a tiller of the ground which meant he had the responsibility to be his brothers keeper which is what he responded to God with after he had killed Abel and received the curse that God put on him.  We too as Christians have the responsibility of reading scripture and understanding doctrine that is given to what group of people and when it applies.  We recounted a recent debate between and atheist and a Christian where the atheist won because he pulled scripture out of the Gospels where Jesus had said they would not die if they take poison.  This was true in that dispensation but ended at Acts 28:28.  The scripture does not contain doctrine that is active today and the only way to refute what the atheist was arguing was with Right Division.  Wayne shared with us Appendix 83 from the Companion Bible that teaches us how to read Jeremiah since it explains the chronological order of Jeremiah's prophesies.  We learned that the way to Rightly Divide the scriptures is not from the Old Testament and New, but rather from Prophecy and The Mystery.  The scripture reading was from Jeremiah 23:5-8 KJV

Genesis - Part 31

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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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