Acts Chapter 1

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Acts 1

1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

2 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:

3 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:

4 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.

5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

8 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.

9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.

13 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.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.

21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

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44 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 1

  1. The end of verse 20 MSG says “…..Let someone else take over his post.” Same verse AMP “Let another take his position or overseership.” This spoke to me about being replaced. If you choose to not listen and choose to not see; then your God given talents can and will be taken away. Do not allow the enemy to deceive you; but, take your place in the body of Christ and let him use you as you were designed/created to do.

  2. 13 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.

    14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

    These continued with one accord in prayer, this is the way to get something from God. We should gather in one accord with much prayer and watch God move in our midst. There is a scripture that says where 2 or 3 are gathered in my name I will be in the midst of them! Just think what God can do with 200 or 300 in one accord praying with supplication.

  3. 4 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.

    Sometimes God makes promises that we have to wait on. We must not grow weary in well doing but endure to the end.

  4. Prayer is the key to any decision.

    24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

    Without prayer, we can easily make the wrong choices in life. It’s best to seek the face of GOD, and His will. Thank you JESUS for the many times that you saved me from making the wrong choices in life and have guided me. Don’t go by what’s popular or what feels good to the flesh, surrender your will over to The Lord. It will keep you on the right path.

    …’not my will, but thine be done.’

  5. 16. Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

    20. For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.

    God isn’t surprised by any event.
    He wasn’t surprised when one of His disciples betrayed Him (He had spoken the prophesy of it through David way back in Psalms) and He isn’t surprised by recent events, no matter how pathetic and shocking they are to us.

  6. Acts 1:21 (Message)
    21 “Judas must now be replaced. The replacement must come from the company of men who stayed together with us

    I imagine that deep inside one of these men was a desire, a calling. I imagine that perhaps he thought to himself “I just can’t escape it. I feel like I should be a disciple. Why wasn’t I chosen? Have I don’t something wrong? I just can’t shake it.”

    Perhaps these thoughts dealt with him, but despite his feelings he chose to stay with the disciples, and with Jesus.

    Although the Bible doesn’t specifically give insight into the thoughts of this man I believe we can learn a lesson.

    Sometimes it doesn’t seem like there is any way the promise, dream, or calling of God will happen. Life continues on, and you faithfully serve. Yet one day the call will come that the master is ready.

    David tended some sheep, loved God, and submitted with the oil of anointing having been poured on his body. He may have wondered if it was ever going to happen, but one day the call came.

    The question we need to ask ourselves isn’t “will the call come?” The question we need to ask ourselves is “Are we ready if the call comes today?”

  7. John 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
    Acts 1:13 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.

    14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication,

    Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

    2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

    3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

    4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

    ——
    Oh the power that comes with obedience to God. And when people come together with one mind and one accord, look what the outcome can be. God Bless

  8. And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. (‭Acts‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ KJV)

    His time. Sometimes, His time seems so out of time with our own time. We are a people of instant gratification. Dont think you are, sit in a drive through and wait more than 5 minutes and see if something does not rise up within you. As a child when asking for something, the “not now” was a horrible response. It left room for hope but nothint permenant. Then, if you asked again about the same thing, likely the parental answer would then change to “no” because you keep asking.

    When praying for things or people, we, again, want things on our time. We must keep in mind His time, His will and His plan. I have found that His time is always right on time and at the correct moment.

  9. A SPOT NEED IT TO BE FILLED.

    It happens to all of us, we go to our first church and you find your spot, you want to do the best job from the very first but as times go by things change, your passion changes, your health changes, things just change. Imagine how the apostles felt first they have been treason by their own Bro. the same one that sat with them to eat, has committed treason so closed and did so horrible. Judas has betrayed the alliance of the brotherhood. So they asked for a replacement, some one worth of having as a brother, some one whom has seen everything and stuck to them and were still we done. We sometimes go through the same things, and the betrayal from some one who said they love you is the worse kind of betrayal. Trust is broken, hearts are hurting and sometimes you are not even guilty. It just seemed that way. Judas Iscariot repented but it came too late, Our Lord Jesus Christ was already killed. Or was he…
    was he???? Was Judas just an instrument for God’s purpose and will to be done. I know only one thing GOD’S PURPOSE WILL BE DONE WITH YOUR HELP OR WITHOUT IT. Our God timing is PERFECT!!!!!! PRAISE BE TO GOD.

  10. 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

    8 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.

    9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight

    Jesus spoke to the apostles about the Kingdom of God and about how they were going to receive the Holy Spirit, that they will be baptized with the Holy Spirit, when Jesus ascends into Heaven. The Holy Spirit is to come upon each of the apostles and it will give them power and Jesus instructed them to go everywhere in the world and tell others that Jesus has beeen raised from death.

    This reminds me of Pastor’s vision IMPACT THE REGION OF FORT WORTH AND THE WORLD. The Holy Spirit comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the gospel, as the Comforter, Sustainer and Keeper. (John 14:!6-26; Romans 8:9-11)

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    3 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:

    After years of believing the disciples waited in the upperroom for 50 days, I am glad to see the Word of the Lord more clearly now

  12. 7He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.

    God our creator is the only one who knows when he will put an end to this world. Even Jesus recognizes that God is the only one that knows. All things are done in God’s time. We have to wait patiently for our blessings, healing, and miracles to happen. We have become a society that wants everything instantly.

  13. Replacements

    15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

    16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

    17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

    Everyone can be replaced. Let us not forget it is God who gives the increase. It is God who draws, forgives, sanctifies, and delivers. We are only vessels that God uses. We can be replaced.

    May we not be guides of iniquity to the body of Christ but rather blameless servants who serve with humility and love.

  14. Acts 1:9-11
    9, And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
    10, And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
    11, Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

    1 Thess. 5:16-18
    16, For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    17, Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    18, Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

    What a comfort to know that “this same JESUS” which was taken up from you into heaven, is coming back again for His people!

  15. Judas thought he was so smart selling out Jesus for just 30 pieces of silver, in the end he only made a scene of himself as he died and was easily replaced. Just the same, we must be careful to always keep Jesus first in our lives because we too are just as easily replaceable. Be humble in the blessings and talents the Lord has given you, always be thankful into Him and give Him all glory for the works He does through you.

  16. Act 1:24 — Act 1:26
    And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen
    to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.”
    And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

    We must always guard our hearts from feeling that We are the ones, that there is no one that can do what we do and take our ministry for granted, being full of ourselves. We must be in tune with His Spirit and not our own carnality, if there is something we can learn from this is that in His Kingdom there is no room for I, and that we are all replaceable.

  17. 8 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.

    To witness means to show and tell others what God has done and can do for each and everyone of us! Jesus promised the disciples that they would receive power to witness after they received the Holy Ghost. The power of the Holy Ghost is not limited by human strength, it gives you courage, boldness, and the confidence to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ!

  18. 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
    25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
    26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

  19. MORE HOLY GHOST

    8 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.

    While teaching from this verse here in Miami last night, the LORD revealed MORE clearly to me how eternally valuable to us the gift of the Holy Ghost is to the spreading of the gospel and building the Kingdom of GOD.

    As we have previously taught the word witness means “martyr”. Which does not mean that we will be murdered for HIS Kingdom, as we know some will have been and more will be before the end of time as we know it. However, we are filled with the Holy Ghost to possess the Spirit of the LORD in our lives to assist us in denying our flesh. Our personal will, our carnal desires, the lust of the flesh, the pride of life and the lust of the eye.

    We are “witnesses unto JESUS” when we allow the will of GOD to shine through us, to be evident in us and to be revealed through us. The world should see JESUS through our audibles, attitude and actions. What we say, how we act or react, what we do, where we go. All of these things are how the world sees JESUS through us. They either see us and our sinful, carnal ways or they see JESUS and His eternal Kingdom.

    We “MUST” pray everyday until we are endued with POWER from on high. Seek to pray in the Spirit everyday. Pray until we speak with tongues everyday!

    MORE HOLY GHOST

  20. This is parallel of Elijah and Elisha.. Elisha had to see Elijah being taken away to receive his mantle and a double portion at that. The disciples were instructed that they would receive power, the same power to do the many signs, wonders and miracles that the Lord had done while walking this earth, then Jesus was caught away. Now they had to go wait, tarry until that power came.

    Their obedience gave them the promise they were waiting for, just like Elisha’s obedience of following Elijah until the double portion fell as he was taken away in a fiery chariot. Elisha did one more miracle than Elijah with that double portion, what could we do if we would activate the power inside of us, seek the will of the Lord to go and do what He tells us? Possibly we could be the instrument the Lord would use to do even greater miracles than He did. After all He did say, “Greater things than these shall you do…..”

  21. 16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

    This scripture must be fulfilled!
    This scripture leaves you thinking of our prayers are according to the WILL OF GOD……..
    Nevertheless, there are souls to be snatched from the pits of hell

  22. 7 And He said to them, It is not for you to know time or season which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.

  23. Acts 1:3 After his suffering he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion while he was eating with them he gave them this command. Do not leave Jerusalem but wait for the gift my Father promised. Which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.

  24. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy spirit has come upon you and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and the end of the earth.

    We need to have Trust and Faith in what the lord has planes for us here in the end times have Prayer and god will bless us . AMEN

  25. It is important that we don’t get stuck just gazing. As a christian we must always be about our father’s business. Whatever we do needs to glorify God is some way. We must be careful not to get caught in the trials of this world. Our God is not the author of confusion, he is truth.

  26. 24 Then they prayed, “You, O God, know every one of us inside and out. Make plain which of these two men you choose MSG

    This verse reminded me of when (can’t think of the preachers name) but he said:
    Pray Zach, Pray Zach………..PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY ZACK!!!!
    That’s what we have to do is PRAY!!!!
    Talking to one of the ladies at church she was telling me that she was needing a job and she has been praying for one and everything is not working, i ask her if she has prayed about a job and let God lead her to where he wants her to go. You know when we pray it is in God’s timing NOT OURS!!!
    Remember Pray Always!!! Talking to God respectfully and openly.

  27. Called, then being called…..

    I thankyou Jesus that you call men and woman to be servants for you. Some people are called but don’t serve. Then there’s people who are called that do serve. I pray to you, Jesus that I will be one who serves. We can serve in the church or even outside of the church. But it’s the same Spirit. There’s only one Holy Ghost. Hopefully we are filled with the Holy Ghost we can call on Jesus and say “Lord, let me be a light for someone today.” There’s someone will see the light through us. That’s the true witnesser the one who shines…for Jesus.

    In Acts is a special chapter because it shows the action of The Holy Ghost filled person.

    Love Jesus because He Loves us. And shine for Him (Jesus), even when we don’t feel like it. THANKYOU Jesus!!!!!!

  28. 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

    8 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.

    Our most important job as a christian is to be a witness for Jesus. Go tell those around you what you have seen an heard. Jesus does the rest and most of the time when you open your mouth to witness he gives you the words to speak anyway. He just need a willing vessel.

  29. 14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

    One accord, unity, communion!!! Nothing better than being in the same accord as our Pastor because he is under Gods authority and allof that will flow to us. I have never met a Pastor that is to in tune with God, or God speak to His people like how He has here at POFW!!! I am blessed to be part of POFW and God has given me that passion to become a dreamer to be able to reach Ft Worth and Impact Lives. Be part of the unity and God will do the rest.

  30. “Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.” The word of God (Jesus) came to pass just as the Holy Ghost (Jesus) said it would through David. One should not be surprised at the times, as the word of God and man of God have been just as clear ever since the Lord was betrayed. The question is will one be found ready like those that were in the upper room. Dear God, awaken me the more, as your return is soon; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In God we trust”. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  31. ““So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from among the men who were with us the entire time we were traveling with the Lord Jesus— from the time he was baptized by John until the day he was taken from us. Whoever is chosen will join us as a witness of Jesus’ resurrection.””
    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭1:21-22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Everyone can be replaced. Once a person leaves a position God will bring a person to fill the void the previous person left. Don’t get big headed and think you’re the only person that can do your job. Be humble and thankful that you’re being used and trusted by the lord

  32. 7He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

    Time seems to be a hot commodity these days, it seems to be slipping through our fingers. You can tell what means most in a persons life by where and how they spend their time. It cannot be purchased because it is priceless. God has given us the opportunity to live and thrive on His time. None of what we do is our own, not even ourselves. So what does God intend to do with this time and dates he has blessed us with to be good stewards? In Psalm David says “A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way? (Ps 20:24). This hightens a persons need to know and control things like these time and events. It’s not easy to hear that it’s not for us to know something, especially when we live in an impatient world. Here he says that time is set by His own authority and we shouldn’t worry about it, why? Because if we are living how we are supposed to he will reveal all things to us in His perfect timing. End times are here and very evident, we should use our time reaching for lost souls.Trust in the Lord’s timing because like the apostles here we too will recieve power, and be a great witnesses.

  33. We have received power, in the Holy Ghost, and we shall be a witness for our Lord Jesus Christ, our only hope of salvation.

    8 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.
    _______________________________________________________________
    We shall too be taken up……and we will see Jesus Christ return in like manner. But, in great Glory……………………………………….

    9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

    “Holdfast”…………………………………………………………………….

  34. 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

    8 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.
    The promises of God will come true!

  35. 2 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:

    3 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:

    After Jesus ascended into heaven, he through the Holy Ghost, continued to guide and lead the apostles. Through the gifts of the Spirit, he guides and leads us today just the same.

  36. 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

    Pray, fast, and wait for God to answer. If there is something that I have been learning this year is you can’t control your life, ask and see what God wants you to do. If you don’t something bad enters your heart.

  37. 8 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.

    Power to witness.. No matter what personality you may be the Holy Spirit will give you that power to be a witness to the nations.

  38. “Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭1:24‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    Oh lord I am greatful to say that you’ve always had time to give to me when i need to ask you things,for lord you know everyone’s heart,and they cast their lots,for what they did was essentially rolling dice or drawing straws for the answer. Many people of the had questioned the method of choosing one of the two men; that the lord had chosen for it seems that despite all these wonderful spiritual steps, for they had ended up rolling dice to pick the winner. It is fair to ask, if there was any way to choose an apostle?”In Jesus Name Amen!!!

  39. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

    6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

    7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

  40. Discerning The Will Of God

    23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

    24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

    25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

    26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

    Discerning the will of God does not have to be a spooky, strange thing. The will of God will never violate His Word, and the more we are tuned in to God through daily relationship with Him, the more familiar His voice will be to us when He speaks. In Acts 1, there needed to be one to take the place of Judas. It was not a huge mystery in that they needed to interview the majority of the 120 in the Upper Room to find who might be qualified; the possible candidates became obvious because of how they already lined up with God’s Word and what the Disciples knew of Jesus from their time with Him. They prayed for God’s will and He directed them, building off the direction of His will that was already apparent in their lives. Discerning God’s will starts in relationship with Him and walking in the Spirit that we would already be carried along in His flow.

    John 10:27
    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me

  41. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!”

    Expectations!

  42. He was taken up !!!! 1. THE former treatise have I made, O The- oph’-I-lus, of all that Je’-sus began both to do and teach, 2. Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Ho’-ly Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3. 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: I WORSHIP YOU LORD !! I GLORIFY YOU JESUS !! JEHOVAH !!

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