Following God ~ through it……..

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Posted on : 06-03-2019 | By : Janelle Taviano

Acts 5:18
“ They arrested the apostles and put them in public
jail. 18. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened
the doors of the jail and brought them out.
20. Go, stand in the temple courts, he said, “and tell the
people the FULL MESSAGE OF THIS NEW LIFE.”

The Apostles….were doing what The Lord wanted them to do…
and God in the most miraculous way, a way that had not, even
one human involved in the protection and provision and the
way out. HE IS GOD.

21.” At daybreak they entered the temple courts,
as they had been told, and began to teach the people.”

They endured….they stayed “in” what God was instructing
them to do….

Then they were attacked again :

28. “ We gave you strict orders NOT TO TEACH IN THIS NAME.”

29. “Peter and the other apostles replied: “ We MUST obey
God rather than men!”

38. “ For if their purpose or activity is of human origin,
it will fail.” 39. But if it is from GOD, you will not
be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves
fighting, against God.”

*** so how important is it :

To truly know that it is of God in what you are doing ?
To put your complete trust once you know in God alone ?
To do ALL that God asks you to do ?
To make sure we do not operate in the flesh with decisions
but to make decisions solely in the Spirit ?

Because they made decisions in the Spirit…..
then the spiritual way the LORD does things was applied
to their mission….you didn’t see anyone or thing,
open the jail……

Outside the Church….

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Posted on : 04-03-2019 | By : Janelle Taviano

I think of how cool it is when we anticipate the
presence of God , the power of worship, the altar calls
and watching and hearing and being with God in His house…
just how GREAT it is ….all the time, every Sunday…..

Going to bed with Acts 4 on my mind…..
The healing of the lame man …
Happened on the “way to the Temple”
the man was going to the gate of the Temple…

so….

it happened EVEN BEFORE they went into
The Temple/ Church…..

Peter and John were filled with The Holy Spirit,
filled with the power of God, filled with the
wisdom, insight and discernment…BEFORE..
BEFORE they ever entered The Temple…..

The movement of God , the healing happened
through Peter and John….out in the publics
eye….

1 Peter 1:4
“ For by these He was granted to us
His precious and magnificent promises, so
that by them you may become PARTAKERS of the
divine nature, having escaped the corruption
that is in the world by lust.”

What would it look like if we took this as
serious truth, “we are partakers of His divine
nature ?”

They took it back to The Source = JESUS CHRIST…
all God, all Him that empowers, ….

To me this passage is such a DEEP CHALLENGE to us
today….

1. to not wait until we enter Church to see
the miracles of God.
2. to desire to LIVE in the divine nature of God
now….so that we might be “partakers, participants “
WE are …….“in Christ”…..
3. to take it to the next step of not just talking
about, but pressing in…..to every open door is walked
through to the 10th degree…IN CHRIST…

vs. Acts 4: 17
“ Everybody living in Jerusalem knows they have done
an outstanding miracle, and we can not deny.”

vs. 13 “Peter and John were unschooled, ordinary men ,
they took note that they had been with JESUS.”

This takes it straight to us,
our relationship with JESUS CHRIST
our desire to not call the Pastors, the elders, the
deacons, but we as ordinary, HAVE JESUS CHRIST….

HIS PRESENCE outside the Church….
so that the world can not DENY…..
to that point
to that degree, may we live.
IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

Get HUNGRY to anticipate and be a partaker
a participant of HIS DIVINE NATURE.

Then Know This……

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Posted on : 04-03-2019 | By : Janelle Taviano

Acts 4: 8
“ Then Peter , filled with the Holy Spirit,
said to them: “ Rulers and elders of the people !
9. If we are being called to account today for an
act of kindness shown to the a cripple and are asked
how he was healed,
10. THEN KNOW THIS

, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the
Name of JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth, who you crucified
but whom God raised from the dead, that this man
stands before you healed.”

It has been stirring in me…. the complacency of
taking people straight to the name of JESUS, straight
to the person of JESUS….to not shy away from saying
His name deeply.
1st – Peter vs. 8 – was filled with the HOLY SPIRIT…
That to me is the evidence of “why” Peter took them
straight to JESUS CHRIST…because the HOLY SPIRIT was
leading them….
not his flesh of “worry what they think”
not his flesh of “self first”
but the Spirit is always, always JESUS FIRST.

It was to the rulers and the elders – then an
explenation mark ! It was a profound statement…
that Peter “ went in to those some would not “

Then he made the statement it was an “act of kindness”
( putting it mildly )…..but then again….Peter
went into the black and white….” how he WAS HEALED “
making it very clear…” something happened that man
can not do “….

* do we use the instances to show others that GOD HIMSELF..
2019 is doing things that men can not do ! He does things
in our lives that give us an OPEN DOOR, to proclaim that
HE IS GOD….and we do _______________? We might
acknowledge it silently in our prayers, “ thank You, JESUS”
and mean it…. but in front of others…. “ guess what
happened that was amazing” but NO JESUS ?

Then Peter goes into how they were the ones that
crucified JESUS….it is BY THAT NAME~ THAT JESUS ,
” whom GOD rose from the dead that this man stands
before you healed.”

* we don’t even think of pointing out others faults…
or showing them the black and white….against JESUS
CHRIST….
* we do in all other realms…..Govt. – Politics –
Our opinion…..authority, rights, women, men, bosses,
what EVER…we will say it LOUD and CLEAR….have no
problem…..

but state truth as truth
take individuals straight to JESUS in all areas
to all people…?

vs. 13 “ When they SAW THE COURAGE of Peter and John……..
THEY TOOK NOTE THAT THEY HAD BEEN WITH JESUS.”

“that they had been with JESUS”

Filled with the HOLY SPIRIT vs. 8
The Power of God – evidence of healing through them vs. 9
Took them straight to JESUS CHRIST vs. 10
Told truth of right and wrong vs. 10
Took them to salvation vs. 12

vs. 20 “ for we can not help speaking about
what we have seen and heard.”

They let them go…” because ALL people were
praising God for what had happened.”

so let us think….how is it any different in
2019 ?

Do we desire God to use us in miraculous ways …
Speaking HIs name, talking of salvation…so
that out in the world people can not deny and so much
so that “all the people are praising JESUS “

Can you imagine SOLD OUR PRAISE….in your work place,
at your family gathering, in LaCharreada?

We don’t need practice to bring praising…
We need the movement of JESUS to bring praising

so let us think….the next time we stand for what
ever, speak freely about our views on….and
feel we should be silent about JESUS…JESUS
….” for we can not help speaking
about what we have seen and heard.”

we can not help………
we can not help…….
we can not help……..in The Mighty Name of JESUS !