Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Things to be Thankful For. 



HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

Things I'm Thankful for? 

Life
Forgiveness of Sin
Life Everlasting
Adoption into the Family of God
The ability to cry Abba Father
The ability to ask God for Healing
The ability to seek Wisdom
A Godly Wife
Three Beautiful Children
The roof over our Head
Food on the Table
Blessings too numerous to count

What are you Thankful for? 

Be Blessed and be a Blessing

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Psalm 70

Psalm 70



1 Make haste, o God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.

2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that says, Aha, aha.

4 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O Lord, make no tarrying.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Spirit Wars 9, Armageddon

The Final Conflict 


{Beautiful Music plays and the camera pans down to the Earth and zooms in on Mankind in Modern Times, going to and fro in the Earth. Narrator speaks}

"Much time has passed since Jesus raised up from the Dead. Over 2000 years. Many have grown cold and unable to even hear God's Word. Mankind simply makes their own world and lives. They blindly go through their routines, most without a single clue as to what reality is.

The Dark Lord has done a great job erasing God from Public Life. He even removed God from the Nation that was founded on His Word and Name. Generation after Generation, chipping away at Morals, Family, and anything Godly. Slowly but surely Mankind fell asleep. Those that started seeking more, The Dark Lord even created and facilitated Religions without the key, Jesus. Slowly Man simply went about their lives based on feelings and what others said was Right and Wrong. Yet there still were a few true Saints left. They remembered what Jesus said in Matthew 24."
"See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains."
They started to look around and see all these things coming to pass. Jesus continued.
Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."
Again they looked around and saw all these things were coming to pass as well. They pulled out the Word and read this in Romans 1:18-25
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen."
Even again, they saw all this was true. They pointed out all the things that were going on in the World and all the things lined up to be exactly as The Word of God said. All things were in line with what Jesus said. They looked around, then at each other, then they looked up.

The World Persecuted them. The World Abused them. Sued them. Silenced them. Even arrested and put them to death for no other reason than they believe in the Name Jesus Christ. The Dark Lord laughs and celebrates. He is truly in Charge of the World. The Word of God even tells us this. He is called the Lord of the Air. The Lord of this World. Satan.

However, the Faithful remembered Jesus said this. Even though people popped up from time to time saying that the end was near, they remembered this.
"Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ orThere he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
There will be no doubt whatsoever. All will know the End Times have come. It will not be hidden. Even though Jesus tells us that it will have when no one knows, and we will be
"as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,"
The true Saints will be watching. Waiting."

Suddenly, there was a great noise. They watched as Seven Seals were broken. The first they looked up and saw a White Horse coming from the Heavens. He was like a mighty conquering Warrior. the Second brings another Horseman and brings great War to the whole Earth. The Third another Horseman who brings Famine throughout the whole Earth. The Fourth yet another Horseman comes bring Plagues and even more Warfare. The Fifth Seal is broken causing the Saints of this time to lose their lives for their Faith. Most will die horrible deaths. The Sixth Seal brings about a massive Earthquake as the Earth never seen and along with unusual Astronomical Phenomena.

Remember Jesus told us this.
"there will be famines and earthquakes in various places, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, "
The Saints watch as this all takes place and Millions of People are destroyed. They watch as Seven Bowels are poured out upon the Earth and even more are destroyed and more of the Earth is destroyed. They heard Trumpets starting to sound
"hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up." {Revelations 8
Another Trumpet, the Sea turned to death. Third, brought an Asteroid crashed down turning a third of the water Poisonous. Another Trumpet the Sun Moon and Stars were darkened by a third. Another, and Locus and other mutated biting insects sent to torment Man.

The Sixth Trumpet sounded and Four Angels were released and sent to slaughter a third of all Mankind. Yet still, after all this, the remaining Mankind still refused to repent form all his Sins.
"Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying,
“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign. The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth."
Then they saw it. The Coming of the Son of Man. The returning of Jesus. Riding on a Cloud, with a golden Crown on His head, and a sharp Sickle in His hand. Then more Angels appeared with Sickles in their hands. They reaped the Harvest and destroyed the evil ones. Then they witnessed this as depicted in Revelations 19
"Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords."
Satan is defeated and locked away. A new Heaven and Earth were formed and Peace reigned for a Thousand Years. Remember Jesus Himself told John
"And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
There is no Doubt. There is no Question. This has already happened.The Final Chapter has been written. We just have not gotten there yet. We will. The time is coming. The Kingdom of God IS at hand.

Are you ready? Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray.

"Oh Heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"


That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}


Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Psalm 69

Psalm 69



1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.

7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.

12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

16 Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

17 And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.

20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.

23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.

26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

31 This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

33 For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.

35 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.

36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Spirit Wars 8, A New Threat

A New Threat



{Dark March Music Plays, the camera pans down to see Saul and the Dark Lord together. Saul turns and leaves to go on his Mission.}

{Beautiful Music Plays and the Camera pans to a Handsome Young Man named Stephen who was very powerful and strong in Faith. He was healing the Sick, teaching the Truth. He was converting many to Jesus by teaching the Gospel.

The Religious Leaders arrested him. {Dark Heavy March Music plays} We see Saul arrive at the Stoning Pit. Saul was a Pharisee of the strictest Sect.
"And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep." {Acts 7:59-60}

"And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles." {Acts 8:1}
The Saints continued to teach, yet now mostly in secret. Fear spread throughout the land of Saul "The Butcher." Saul received great Praise, Power, and Position in the Jew's Religion. He was more Zealous than most. {Acts 22} During this time, simply accepting the name Jesus and accepting the Truth of the Gospel, could and would, get you thrown in Jail. Teaching "The Way" could and would get you Killed. Saul was one of the most Feared of all the Pharisees because of his Zeal. He actually took great pleasure in attacking "Christians" which was a derogatory name at the time.

However, Jesus had other plans for Saul.
"And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem." {Acts 9:1-2}
{Heavy Dark Music Plays as the camera pans down to see Saul and his Crew Marching toward Damascus}
"And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?"
We see the silhouette, taking a glowing form of Jesus Himself shining before Saul and His Company.
"And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink."
{Beautiful Music Plays} After this meeting, we see that Jesus appears to a Saint named Ananias in Damascus and tells him to go to a man's house named Judas to seek out Saul, and heal his Blindness. But Ananias was full of fear.
"Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake." {Acts 9:13-16}
So because of his Faith, he went and healed Saul, and Baptized him. Saul became Paul and started to boldly teach Jesus is Lord and the Way of Salvation in the streets and Synagogues. The Jews that heard it was confounded and confused. The "Christians" that heard it was as well.

{Dark March Music Plays} The Dark Lord Cried Out "Nnnooo!" He sets the Hatred in the hearts of Jews against Paul at nearly the same level as Jesus Himself. His Hatred of Paul was unmatched for turning against him.

The Jews set a trap for him, but the Saints came and whisked him away in the night. When they heard the Truth and saw he had changed, they set him on his way back towards his homeland of Tarsus. Paul did not go to meet with the other Saints, namely Peter. Instead, he went to Arabia and learned directly from God and was appointed to teach the Gentiles.{Galatians 1:11-24}

{Beautiful Music Plays} A bit later we see that he does go to meet with Peter. When they met, Paul told Peter and the Saints all that he had been through from his Conversion to all things. Peter said this.
"It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Peter saw Paul as an equal. A man who is ordained by Jesus Himself, to be the outreach, if you will, of the Gospel to the Gentiles.
"For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well."
That's it. Believe, and grow in Faith. Live as God tells you to live. Do not be conformed to the world. Be above it. Sin no more. This is Peter's message to the Jewish Church and now Paul's message to the Church of the Gentiles, now called "Christians."

Paul most definitely paid for his Faith. Paul was put in prison over and over. Faced death over and over. Received 39 lashes from the Jews 5 times. Beaten with rods 3 times. Stoned one time. Shipwrecked 3 times. Spent a day and night in the Sea. Often hungry and thirsty, cold and naked. You can find Paul explaining this in {2 Corinthians 11.}

Now to this day, all you have to do to defeat the Dark Lord is accept the Sacrifice of Jesus. God made it simple. He made is all-inclusive. He made is open to all. Just like when Jesus walked the Earth, the World will hate you for it. The Dark Lord may even attack you. As the time grows closer to the Final Battle, we will come back to a time where it may very well cost you your very Life to accept Jesus.

{Dark March Music Plays. The camera pans over to see The Dark Lord contemplating his only option.} Since Jesus came and paid the Price for all, he will have to come in the Flesh also. As the Antichrist, he feels he may win complete control over again. He feels that he can actually defeat God once and for all. {Camera fades to black}.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray.

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Psalm 68

Psalm 68



1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him.

5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:

8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.

15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever.

17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.

19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death.

21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:

23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

24 They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.

25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.

29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.

31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.

32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:

33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Spirit Wars 7, Rise of The Saints

Rise of The Saints 



{Beautiful Music plays, as the Camera pans down to see the Saints gathered together.} Jesus has just given us the "Great Commission,"
"All power is given unto me in heaven and in the earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."{Matthew 28:16-20}
Then we watched as Jesus rose toward Heaven and vanished.
"The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me." {Acts 1:1-4}
Here the Saints were gathered together without a real clue as to what was about to happen. Even though Jesus told them plainly.
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." {Acts 1:8}
So gathered together they were.
"Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren." {Acts 1:12-14}
Peter spoke up and told of all the things that had happened. along with the Disciples, there were about 120 people that have] been together through most of Jesus's time, Crucifixion, Resurrection, until now. He stood in the midst and named all the Names of everyone there and made a case to replace the Traitor Judas. They Chose two and Prayed for God to chose the one. the Lots fell on Matthias who became the 12th.

Then, suddenly, it began..
"And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language." {Acts 2:2-6}
Some of the Men that were there were amazed and attempted to excuse some of it as if they were drunk. Peter stood up knowing their thoughts and said this.
" And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the L and ord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." {Acts 1:17-21}
Peter continued teaching how Jesus came from the Seed of David and all the things that are taught and fulfilled by Jesus, and then all there were amazed and afraid by all the power and signs that the Saints did and were shown.

They continued together, selling all they had and spending time together forming the Church and many were added daily. Peter showed great Power and Authority healing a beggar and many other things he did. Yet was always quick to denounce any credit for what was happening to give all praise and glory to Jesus and God.

{Dark Heavy March Music plays. As the Camera pans to The Dark Lord} As the Church grew, and more and more people were being Saved by the Gospel, he knew he had to stop this. He reached out and touched the Hearts and Minds of the Religious Leaders. Anger and Hatred started to Grow toward the Saints. Yet the Saints continued to increase in numbers. 

When asked but what Power or Authority Peter was doing these things, he responded with this.
"This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it." {Acts 4:11-14}
{Beautiful Music plays, the image of Jesus appears. The Narrator speaks.} These things were taught by the Saints are the same things that are taught unto this very day. That Jesus is The Way, The Truth, The Life. There is NO OTHER WAY! Not anything in a World Sense. Not any other Book. Not any other "Religious Leader," not any Religion at all. No other name will do it. Only Jesus alone.

{Dark Heavy March Music plays, as the Camera pans to a young man standing in a circle.} The Dark Lord is whispering in his ear. "Hunt down and destroy all those that are following this Jesus. Do what must be done. Enslave and kill all those that are found to be in "The Way." Follow me and you will receive great Power and Position in the Jews Religion, Saul." Saul turns and smiles at the Dark Lord. "Yes my Lord, it will be done." {Camera pans out to darkness}

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray.

"Oh Heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen
. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord!

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