The Journey Of The Apostles Begins: Acts Chapter 3

 

The chapter begins with Peter and John going up to the temple at the ninth hour. The number nine in biblical terms mean to achieve something, so here’s where it links in. The next verse says “and a certain lame man from his mother’s womb was carried,” so this man was carried into the temple where Peter and John were, at the ninth hour, very important. As the lame came in to ask for charity, Peter said, “silver and gold I have none; but such as I have give I thee: in the name of Jesus Christ get up and walk.” The man was healed in the ninth hour, but more importantly, his soul was saved and salvation had been achieved in the ninth hour (Jesus died on the ninth hour, the hour of completion, “it is finished”) Can you see the significance here?

Peter then in verse 12 addressed the crowd and asked them why they were so shocked, “Ye men of Israel, why ye marvel at this,” he told them that these miracles and signs they were seeing were all part of the beginning of Gods glory on earth in the following verses. Peter was so humble, he showed Jesus to be the one who deserved all the credit in verse 13, “for this it is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – the God of all our ancestors who has brought glory to his servant Jesus by doing this.” Peter was focused and totally understood where the power from these miracles were coming from and he didn’t let the praise of the locals change him. As  he continued to preach to the crowd, he confronts the issue of the death of Christ and the views of the people. He explains that he now understands that the people of Israel put Jesus to death through ignorance.

The people didn’t understand who they were putting to death and that was the problem, their lack of knowledge and faith that Jesus was who he said he was, even though the prophecy was written in their holy books, they still didn’t believe. Peter knew this and he felt no revenge or need to avenge Jesus’ death because he knew the people were spiritually immature, they didn’t understand. What they needed, was teaching, they needed to understand Gods laws and Jesus’ life, although they were a part of it. Peter seized this opportunity to teach and speak to the people in the temple here and thoroughly explain Gods plans, “now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away…” Now was the time for teaching to be done, so that the gospel of Christ could be spread throughout the world.

 

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Happy Easter: Jewish Passover & The Last Blood Moons

Jewish celebrations are times of fun and enjoyment for Gods historical people. But is there more to the modern celebrations? Is there meaning in the dates and times of this Jewish ceremony?

The Jewish Passover is a very important event for the Jews. It’s a time to celebrate Gods faithfulness to Israel, as we remember the time he brought them out of the land of their slavery known as Egypt. They celebrate with symbolic foods like bitter herbs and wine to represent pain and suffering ect. It’s also Easter for us, the time when we remember the day Jesus died and the time he rose again. But there is something astonishing about these events this year and through the coming next year and how they tie into natural world events involving the “blood moons.” The Blood Moons are carefully orchestrated around the dates of the Jewish celebrations like Passover and Sukkot over the next year and this year. But how can it be? It’s just nature. Well that’s the point. The Jewish calendar has not been altered or changed at all, this is where the conscience gets a little too strange…
What are the “Blood Moons”?

The Blood Moons are literal red coloured moons that can be seen in the sky. So how does thus link you may ask? A lot of research has been carried out by the space association NASA involving these blood moons. The have been observed and watched these past months, there were two scheduled for this year, 2014. In biblical terms, these blood moons are signs from God and have been mentioned and predicted in Joel 2:31 “the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon into blood before that great and terrible day of the Lord.” So from this we gather that blood moons are a representation of the last days, a warning that God is soon to return. Now this clearly states what is happening here, but the coming link is just fascinating…
The Jewish Passover for this year began on 14th April at sunset, this is when the first blood moon was seen! You may think that’s just an amazing coincidence? I think not! The next blood moon is set to be seen later this year, with another two in 2015. Now interestingly, the blood moon set for this year will fall on the 8th of October, in the exact time of the second Jewish celebration called Sukkot, also know as the Feast of Tabernacles. Now that’s two totally random blood moons falling on Passover (already been seen) and Sukkot. This is NOT a coincidence.

Further Blood Moons In 2015

There are two more blood moons set to be seen in 2015. Astonishingly, these just so happen to fall on the Jewish ceremonies again! One will again fall on Passover 2015 and Sukkot 2015! This is really something. After these, there will be no more for 100 years. So we have four blood moons, (one already gone) all fitting the exact times of Jewish ceremonies and celebrations. In 2015, we will see the blood moons set over the world, at these special times in Jewish culture, which is an amazing event!

So what does this mean?

Blood moons always signify a world event to happen with Israel or illustrate a big change in the world systems. For example, in 1492, a blood moon was seen and later the Jews were expelled from Spain and there are more to name. God uses these signs in the sky to warn his people an event will take place, to remind them that he is always with them. So from these amazing signs, we can expect some major activity to happen in Israel or around the world within the next year. The final Blood Moon set to take place in 2015 on Sukkot, is a really special one. The Moon is going to be at the closest point of proximity to the earth, something that is amazingly unusual. Could this be another big sign from God? I think so. All these signs are alerting and directing us to the day of his coming and the rapture of his people, that’s why this is so important for people to take in and be knowledgeable about. Keep reading the Blogs Guys…

 

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As Passover continues, keep an eye out for any news on this topic. For any more info on this search John Hagee Blood Moons. Thanks for reading, keep an eye out for the next post!