So you were giving the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Now let me ask you; have you obeyed Jesus word concerning why you were giving the gift of the Holy Ghost?
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
Yes Saints we are called to be a "witness of Jesus Christ!"
To be a witness of Jesus Christ is still a risk to many lives.
Go ahead and be one and see how fast this evil system of the devils deserts you.
Ohhhhh you are thinking!
Yea go ahead and preach "Born again of 'water' and 'Spirit'
Yes Jesus name baptism and see how fast you will be hated for His name sake!
Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide. Acts 4:1-3
You see the witnesses of Him, Jesus Christ was opposed right from day one because the devil knows this name, which is above ALL names, has power to tear down his strong holds and make the captive free!!!!
And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this? Acts 4:7
Yes Saints even the establish religious system of the early Church knew a name held power.
The devil does not want the 'witnesses of Jesus Christ' to go forth proclaiming that name in the present darkness. No not at!
He rather we just say God, Lord, Jehovah or some other Old Covenant name that has no longer ANY power in it!
There is the group that have a trinity Jesus and that 2nd person or as they say 'God the Son' has nothing behind its name but the doctrine of devils and the witness of satan himself in their midst!
Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? Acts 19:13,15
Yes Saints many today are just 'vagabond christians'
What I mean by 'vagabond' is they drift from God the Father to God the Son to God the Holy Ghost all the while not knowing the truth that God was manifested in the flesh and that Jesus Christ was the Son of God; not God the Son.
I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for opening my eyes to the revelation of who He truly is and not some 3rd century lie ever believed in the 1st century Church!
The devil is still at work in a mighty way today trying to silence the name of Jesus.
It is why this present day 'Church' is compromised and become ideally wordily is because it refuses to be a "witness for Jesus Christ!"
But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that theyspeak henceforth to no man in this name.
And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. Acts 4:17-18
You see Saints the early Church, the Apostles preached Jesus Christ according to the revelation through the Old Testament scriptures!
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. John 10:14
Here is a blessing to them that have eyes to see ... That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: .... And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Ephesians 1:17; Colossians 1:17
The whore of today can not, will not, and never shall prove she is the bride of Christ! For she cometh in her own name and refuses to bow to the truth that Jesus Christ is the Lord and the only name that is given under heaven where by man must be saved!
The whore of today has kept the eyes of many darken with her lies and total reject of the 'I AM' who was in the flesh.
And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins. John 8:23-24
Come on Saints it is time to be a witness of Jesus Christ and be not ashamed to tell this world the truth of who He is.
Again Apostle Peter said ....
"Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in himshall receive remission of sins. Acts 10:41-43
"Through His name, you catch that?
Hold on let be take you to John 3:18
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18
Does not John 3:18 and Acts 10:43 spell out the same doctrine of how one is going to be saved
"believeth in him shall receive remission of sins." Acts 10:43
"believeth on him is not condemned" John 3:18
"through his name ... shall receive remission of sins" Acts 10:43
"believeth not is condemned already ... because ... hath not believed in the name ... John 3:18
Can we find a 3rd Amen?
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38
"in the 'name' of Jesus Christ for ... yes ... for the remission of sins.
That is what we are to be a witness to!
As we teach and preach to this dying world, they shall see where the power shall manifest itself and so doing, shall destroy the works of the enemy.
The Apostles know from the Old Testament that the Lord was going to call forth a body of witness for Him ....
Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. Isaiah 43:10-11
I know in my heart without a shadow of doubt that I am a witness called by Him, chosen from the midst of this evil age to believe on Him and by His Spirit the comforter; the Spirit of truth that has been given to me I understand there is no God like Him neither shall there ever be one.
And that He is my only Saviour, for I have called upon His name in water baptism for the remission of my sins.
And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard [him] ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world. John 4:42
Yes Saints when we teach and preach as witnesses of Jesus Christ the one hearing will begin to grow in the understanding that Jesus is the Christ and the Saviour of the world.
How will one deceived in the lie of trinity know the truth if they don't hear it and than receive it from above?
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Roman 10:14
Ohhhh I just heard you say you are not a preacher ... OK. However you been called to be a witness!!!!!
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. Isaiah 44:8
We must step out of the midst of the whore and with our lips, our lives and speak forth the name above all names! We must let humankind know we have identified ourselves with Jesus Christ by our obedience as a witness to them that have no remission of sins.
See Saints the Apostles preached Jesus Christ and Jesus confirmed that He was with them by the miracles that were preformed through their hands.