March 3, 2019
52 Facts About The Book Of Acts
FACT #9 – Wonders And Signs ( were done by the Apostles Acts 2:22)
During Thursday’s From Your Abode Around The Globe prayer time, I focused on PRAYING WITH THE PROVERBS 31 LADY Wearing Christ… She was clothed with purple and Silk. v. 22. Purple is a symbol of Royalty. We are in the Royal Priesthood. Put on the Armor of God. (Sword of The Spirit, Shield of Faith, Breastplate of Righteousness, Helmet of Salvation, Gird About with Truth, Feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace). Be adorned with His robes of Righteousness. Put On Christ. When the world looks at us, do they see Jesus? That is my desire. Amen! ( Thursday’s prayer is 7 AM CT).
Who we are:.. Mark and Lisa Peter of Henderson TN. Born and Raised in the Apostolic Pentecostal Church. Former youth Leaders in Hutchinson Kansas, taught Chapel with Missionary Edwina Elder, Sunday School and Bus Ministries, Music Ministry, Deaf Ministry, Search For Truth Bible Studies, etc. We reside in Henderson Tennessee with grown children and grandchildren living in Kansas and family in Indiana, Ohio, Colorado, California, Texas, Arizona, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Canada, Etc. we believe in Global Missions!
We pray that our weekly HazelwoodUSA webpage ( http://www.HazelwoodUSA.weebly.com ) and videos
are a blessing to you. we also have segments “Breaking Bread From House To House”,” From Our Abode Around The Globe”,” Star Of Song Studios”, “Rags To Riches”, “Word Weavers Writers Group” etc. just little things we do to try to Bless God and Bless Others will be beneficial to His Kingdom. Little Is Much When God Is In It. Amen )
Everywhere Jesus went He was followed by Miracles, Wonders and Signs…. And this continued in the Book of Acts. in Acts 2 alone wonders and signs are mentioned 3 times. In verse Acts 2:22 it tells us that wonders and signs were done by the Apostles. – we, the church, the body of Christ have the same Power through Christ in us to also do wonders and signs. How much faith do we have to see the glory of God done through the power of His Name? This week I listened to a Sermon that clearly defined how Christianity is different than other Great (in size) religions of the world. The preacher gave 4 examples of how the Christian faith differs from the other religions. #1. Universal Authority… when the Word of God is preached anywhere in the world it has the same effect. Why? Because the Word of God is Quick and Powerful and sharper than any two edged sword. King David said “Thy Word has quickened me.” Quickened means makes alive. When the Word of God is preached – conviction comes. Because it is the only book that promises eternal life. Eternal Salvation. Not just a man-made manuscript. The Bible continues to be the Best Selling Book in the entire world.
#2.. Universal Authority in the Name of Jesus… Mark 16. Every knee shall bow and confess that Jesus is Lord. Anywhere in the world when you say the Name of Jesus demons tremble. They know that Name. No matter what language you speak there is healing in the Name of Jesus!… When Peter preached on the day of Pentecost he specifically said to be Baptized in the Name of Jesus. there is salvation in no other Name.
#3 Romans 8:11 – the same spirit that raised up Christ from the dead dwells in us. The Power… Speaking in Tongues… Acts 2:1-4. All over the world the Spirit of God shows up and results in the same reaction. Omnipresent.. Universal!!
#4 Great world religions teach how a person should act, etc… they have books and teaching. But in real Christianity.. A Person who has never heard about Jesus in their life can hear one message and act on it and be Changed. CHANGED… If any man be in Christ he is a new creature. Instantly. Completely. Totally changed. A drunkard no longer needs alcohol. A prostitute doesn’t need trained to no longer sell her body. A drug addict no longer is addicted.
It is truly a fact that the wonders and signs that happened on the day of Pentecost and throughout the book of Acts are still in effect today. The same Holy Ghost that changed lives back then is changing lives today.
The Gospel message that I always must share is that preached by Apostle Peter on the Day of Pentecost when the church was first born. The whole gospel to the whole world. ( Matthew 28:19) Global Missions.
To every race… to every nation!
Acts 2:1-16 Acts 8, Acts 10, Acts 12.. etc. Where the Holy Ghost was being poured out on the Jews, Samaritans, The Gentiles.
Acts 2: 36-39 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the Apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 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. For the promise is unto you, and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
note: so proud of my 5 year old granddaughter who called this week and could quote Acts 2:37-40. I asked if it was for Bible quizzing and no, it was for something she was doing at school. – this is so awesome. TYJ.
This gospel is for you today… Today is the day of Salvation. ( 2 Corinthians 6:2 )
2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the well of Salvation.
Find a church in your area that preaches truth. You can find one via the church locator under Resources on the http://www.upci.org/
Learn more about us by visiting http://www.HazelwoodUSA.weebly.com/ and http://www.ThenPeterSaid.wordpress.com/… and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thenPeterSaid/ and our playlist on YouTube ( on the Mark Peter Channel – ours is the one that looks like quilt of the former UPCI headquarters building in Hazelwood MO., so keep scrolling till you find https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH9QKyee-RV1FMr1lO1R2NMqNy8RZddIt and subscribe for free. and we now have a GodTube channel… HazelwoodUSA https://www.godtube.com/hazelwoodusa/
I teach music lessons in my home – piano and guitar , we had our 2018 recital September 1st at the CCNH. TYJ. Thankful for a new lesson starting next week. Also I learned that another piano teacher in the area charges $25 for a half hour lesson. I charge $10. . My facebook page is StarOfSongStudios.
DISCLAIMER: We do not debate, argue or compromise the Gospel. – Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love…. Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
I did an experiment online and discovered that I have at least one Facebook friend or a church I am connected to from all 50 States.. Hallelujah we are HazelwoodUSA…. and also at least 33 other countries… we are Global!! Many of these friends/churches are Pentecostal or co-workers, friends from school etc, or friends I made online. I hope to be an encouragement, friend, Prayer Partner, and Connection to the Kingdom.
Use us Lord ( HazelwoodUSA) to reach out, to give, to be a part of the endtime revival! Souls! Souls! Souls! For Jesus! according to Wikipedia there are approx 247 Pentecostals Worldwide. That is so awesome but there is still so much harvest… In Jesus Name! Lord, help us to reach the masses.
The Necessity of Theology ( why do we need to know this).
II Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
II Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive:
I Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
SOMETHING TO PONDER:
Optimism: My cup is half full
Pessimism: My cup is half empty
Faith: My cup runneth over
Remember: Pride and Praise both have the vowel I…. but in Praise the I is silent because it is about and given to Someone else.
Goal: Be A Conduit – not a funnel. Funnels can back up and clog.
The Holy Ghost That Jesus Is Giving Away – theme song for 2019
theme song for puppets – There were 12 Disciples…. He has called us too. (tune to Bringing in the Sheaves)
Give Me Oil In My Lamp keep me burning…
Jesus The Light Of The World
Isn’t He Wonderful page 88 Sing Unto The Lord Song book.
TODAY’S MENU: Breaking Bread From House To House.
Mediterranean diet – also ideas/recipes from book “What Would Jesus Eat”
fish -, Salmon Patties
salad/Veggie -Tossed Salad
soup/entree – Mexican Cornbread Casserole
bread – (included in the Mexican Cornbread Casserole)
condiments – butter, honey, pickles, olives, cheese,
dessert – Brownies, fig Newton’s, trailmix
beverages – juice or water
Enagic Water ( Kangen 9.5) https://www.facebook.com/DTalks-Alky-Mark-Peter-125578187528121/
Come And Dine ( Global Reflections Cafe)
TableScapes – Mark and Sandy Learn about Introducing Others To Jesus. They learn about James the Brother of John. James was the first disciple to be martyred (of the Apostles).
EDWINA ELDER LIBRARY
Mark can do his podcast/blog, etc. from The EEL… ( the office of the Edwina Elder Library…. )
Book Recommendation: KJV of the Holy Bible… I finished reading the whole Bible through in 2017. During 2018 I think I am just going to go back to reading more of the Proverbs and Psalms and doing Bible Studies with a study group. Someone asked on social media about what books inspired us the most.. And I said “The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino… and You Gotta Have The Want Too – Allan Oggs. Isn’t it strange that both Authors have Og or Oggs in them? Ogg
is a very unusual Scottish surname and means Young.
new/old books added to the Library – We subscribed to the brand-new David Bernard You Tube Channel that has debates, doctrinal discussions, etc..
Tract /Bible Study Review –
Search For Truth ( http://www.PPH.com), There are 13 weeks of Bible lessons in the Search for Truth Bible Study… so that means we can teach it 4 times in one year. 13×4 =52.
Sermon of the Week -. Perry Stone – Wake Up Call to the church from the 2011 SC campmeeting – message on youtube.com.
THE APOSTOLIC ATTITUDE
I’m a part of the fellowship of the unashamed, I have Holy Ghost power. The dye has been cast, I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of HIS. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure.
I’m finished with low-living, sight-walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed vision, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need prosperity, position, promotion or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by present tense, by faith, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, deceived, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of my enemy, negotiate at the table of the adversary, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the place of mediocrity
I won’t give-up, let-up or shut-up until I have stayed-up, stored-up, prayed-up, paid-up and preached-up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, I must go ’til he comes, give ’til I drop, preach ’til all know and work ’til He stops me. And when he comes for His own He will not have trouble recognizing me because I will not he discounted and I refuse to quit.
Word Weavers Writers Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/131680386870963/ This is a link to a facebook page that I have set up for our Chester County Word Weavers Christian Writers Group.. I no longer attend the monthly meetings but still keep in contact with some of the writers and also share interesting things I find about writing tips, getting published, etc. Open to anyone – so feel free to join
Healthy Lifestyle Group on face book – (Tune Up To Tone Up With Tuna Salmon And Eggs) https://www.facebook.com/groups/913583822003324/?hc_ref=ARRJnTRs90dhj2oiHU3CI6zmqE5UHo4tu-Y7RnX6GmI7w4tIx5fNoxHoU6orY87vsNY my 2018 goal is to lose 1 pound a week in 2019
Proverbs 31 Lady Group ( Rags To Riches) where we post photos of quilts, hobbies, and very cool stuff. https://www.facebook.com/groups/643225672520489/
Besides working on blackwork embroidered blocks for each state, each week I try to make or complete a small item or craft. Been looking at a lot of quilt tutorials and videos. So eager to get back to my projects. Someone posted that she was working on her PH.D- Projects half done. LOL. yep – I can relate. Haven’t been working on as many projects as I’d like. This week Melanie, Raelyn and I did make a few paper flowers for Raelyn’s birthday backdrop next Sunday.
I Have an Altered Ego – I write a portion of a Christian Fiction Story every day… The girl in my story is named Melody. I have not given her an age nor do I assign to her a “family”. The story is based pretty much on my life and the things that I do and so when I use instances that involve my husband, children, grandchildren, etc they are referred to as my “friends”. My parents and Melody’s parents are the same. They just are never “Named”. I hope to actually take these tidbits that I write each day and turn them into Christian Novels or a devotional. But until then you can still read what I have written – here… https://www.facebook.com/groups/133586507093601/
FROM YOUR ABODE AROUND THE GLOBE ( Thursday 7 AM CT)
Pray for my grandson Judah – he fell off of a trampoline this week and had to get stitches. We praise God it wasn’t anything worse. Pray that he heals quickly.
If you want to be added to our prayer list you can always send me a message on my Facebook page or in messenger and we can include that on our weekly prayer list.
I hope this little devotional has spoken into your life today. May you be greatly blessed. – Thank You, Lisa Anne Kelley Peter
We have successfully completed our goal in 2018 in covering all 50 states in the USA during our weekly devotionals. TYJ!
This week we will begin our new series – 52 Facts about the book of ACTS – a weekly devotional and the 12 Apostles which will be a monthly focus on each disciple done in the Children’s church/puppet ministry. Theme for 2019 is A year of Inspiration and Innovation. Prayer theme Praying With The Proverbs 31 Lady in our Thursday’s Abode Around The Globe.