The Holy Spirit—The Great Counselor and Life Giver

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Genesis 1:2 – Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

The Holy Spirit [ In the person] hovered over the earth at creation as he does today. His presence fills the entire surface of the planet. God’s presence, in the Holy Spirit, is everywhere creating and sustaining life; all life.

Exodus 31: 1-5- Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel, son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3- And I have skilled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts—4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze.  5- To cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.”

The Holy Spirit gives us power. In this case, the Spirit gave Bezalel the gift of craftsmanship. The Spirit can give us whatever gift He chooses. He also gives us power. All kinds of power. These powers are given to us at the point of our salvation [The moment we receive Christ as our Lord and Savior. When we receive God’s eternal forgiveness for our sins and eternal life].

Job 34:14-15- If it were His intention and He withdrew His Spirit and breathe, 15- all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust.

As we breathe every minute, we breathe in the Holy Spirit. This is what sustains our life and life on the planet; everything that breathes. The Holy Spirit is the giver of life. We can only breathe because of Him. At our appointed time, He [The Spirit] will remove his breathe of life from our sinful bodies and our bodies will perish.

John 14:16-17- And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—17- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

John 16:5-11- Jesus said, “Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asked me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6- Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. 7- But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteous and judgement. 9- In regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; 10- in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me longer; 11- and in regard to judgement, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.

12-15- I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13- But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14- He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. 15- All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.

The Spirit of Truth is an additional Spirit[Another dimension of the Holy Spirit]. God Is doing a new thing. In addition to the Holy Spirit that is already upon the entire planet[Genesis 1:2]. Also the Holy Spirit that anointed Jesus after John the Baptist baptized him[Matthew 3:13-17]. This Holy Spirit gave him[the human] the power to accomplish his mission on earth. To endure the torture of the cat of nine tales, to endure the torture of the cross, to endure hell for three days. No human could endure that torture-only Jesus, the Son of God.

16- “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”

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The Holy Spirit was like tongues of fire

The Holy Spirit Comes At Pentecost—God Is Doing A New Thing- The Spirit of Truth

Acts 2:1-4- When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2- Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3- They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4- All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Possibly Apollos, writes of the Holy Spirit in Hebrews. Tongues of Fire- This is how the Holy Spirit chooses to introduce himself to the world. Also enabling the disciples to speak in tongues. The Holy Spirit gives us power–just one example.

Hebrews 9:14- How much more then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleansed our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God.

The Holy Spirit Is The Giver Of Life

The role of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament is described in four phases. First, rebirth, [to be born again]. To enter the kingdom of God, everyone must be born again (John 3:3).

The second role of the Holy Spirit is indwelling [possession]. Immediately upon praying a salvation or believer’s prayer and accepting Christ as Lord and Savior, we receive the eternal gift of the Holy Spirit within our being. As part of the prayer, we are truly sorry for our sins and we ask God to forgive our sins.  We receive God’s eternal forgiveness for our sins; we are transformed by the Holy Spirit. Our salvation is a gift from God forever. It is of Him and not of us. It is for all eternity. We cannot lose out salvation once saved. Once our name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, it can never be blotted out. We have God’s promise. John 10:28 Jesus said, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch then out of my hand. 29b- no one can snatch them out of the Fathers hands.”

The third role of the Holy Spirit is to restrain our sinfulness. [Genesis 6:3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal, his days will be a hundred and twenty years.” The Holy Spirit breathes life into us and He will remove His life from us at the appointed time. This is God’s way of putting an end to our sinful bodies; this is a gift and should be viewed as such. [2 Corinthians 5:6-8 – Therefore, we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7- We live by faith, not by sight. 8- We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.]

The second the Holy Spirit removes life from our sinful bodies, we are escorted by angels to heaven to be with our Lord forever.[ Luke 16:22- The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side.]

The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin. We are to hide God’s Word in our hearts, so we will not sin against Him[Psalms 119:11]. If we read God’s Word, when temptation presents itself, the Holy Spirit will cause us to recite the scripture in our minds that rebukes the sin. It is for us to obey the Word. If we love the Lord Jesus, we will obey his commandments. If we fall short of the glory of God, sin, immediately ask for forgiveness, and try harder in our walk with Christ.

Allow me to make the point; if we get into the habit of ignoring the scriptures, purposely sinning, and asking God for forgiveness, we are forfeiting  the full life in Christ He has in store for us. The scriptures tell us to walk with God daily; live a holy, sin free lifestyle to enjoy the fullness of the Lord.

The fourth and conclusive role of the Spirit; He gives gifts that allow us to serve in the body of Christ,  the church, and the community, and home.

1 Corinthians 12:8-11 – To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.

Galatians 5:22-23- But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,  faithfulness, 23- gentleness and self-control.

The Holy Spirit is the giver of life. Every living being and creature on earth is alive because of the Holy Spirit and only by the Holy Spirit [Job 34:14-15].

The third person in the God Head; Father-Son- Holy Spirit; the Creator, is the Holy Spirit.

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The Spirit is the Giver of Power to the believer. At salvation, He gives us gifts. Spiritual gifts, and fruits of the spirit, and the ability to connect with the Lord God Almighty, and the Lord Jesus. He is our connector, our interpreter.

When we pray to God, He intercedes for us. He cleans up our prayer and presents it to the Almighty. Praise God, our words are not important, it’s what is in our hearts that God hears. Aren’t you glad?

Jesus prays for us, also. Aren’t you glad? But only for his brothers and sisters.[Born again believers]

If we pray and wonder why God isn’t answering our prayer, there may be several very important reasons. As believers, God requires us to study his Word[Holy Bible]. We are to pray daily with more praise than requests. That is easy if we try. Attend church to worship with other believers, often.

Make sure to confess all sin in our lives and ask His forgiveness. Ask him to cleanse us of all unrighteousness. Ask Him if we have any unconfessed sin, he will show us. Confess it immediately and ask for forgiveness.

If God is still absent in your life, ask yourself, am I sure I am connected to the Almighty through the Holy Spirit? To put it simply, am I actually saved? Has there been a time in your life that you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? If your answer is anything besides Yes, Jesus is my Lord and Savior, you are possibly not saved.

Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross of Calvary for your sins, which he did. That he descended into hell to take your punishment for your sins, which he did. After spending three days in hell for you, God ascended him out of hell and the grave and now he sits at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.  Jesus paid for your sins in full so you do not have to, your debt is paid in full. Everyone’s is. He did this for everyone. He bought our way into heaven by taking our punishment for our sins. If you believe this with all your heart, and are sorry for your sins, you must make the choice to accept Jesus.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, pray this prayer. If you truly want Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and to forgive you of your sins, and secure your place in heaven, pray it more than once.

Believers Prayer: Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I am sorry for all my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. Thank you Lord Jesus. A-men.

If you prayed that Salvation prayer you have been born again. You are now a Christian. Praise God!  The Holy Spirit dwells within you and you will see and feel God’s presence in your life.

Begin your new walk with God by studying His Word and praying.

I pray that God will grow you in His faith and you will experience His full mercies upon your life,

JA Ireland

 

 

Do You Know Jesus?

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To accept Jesus, as your Lord and Savior, you must believe he paid the price for your sins at the hands of the Roman soldiers. The beatings he suffered by their cat of nine tails that ripped into his innocent flesh was for your[everyone’s] sins. Our punishment for our sins. He was crucified on that terrible cross for our sins.[He had no sin] He died and descended into hell where he spent three days declaring his victory over sin and death.  He was taking our place in hell for our[everyone’s] sins. On the third day, God ascended him out of hell and the grave. Now Jesus is in heaven with the Father. You must believe he took your punishment for your sins. [Paid in Full] Jesus’ salvation is a free gift.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, pray this prayer. If you truly want Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and to forgive you of your sins, and secure your place in heaven, pray it more than once.

Believers Prayer: Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I am sorry for all my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. Thank you Lord Jesus. A-men.

If you prayed that prayer you have been born again. You are now a Christian. Praise God!

 

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Amy in America – Lord I pray that you will bless Amy’s health, her life, and keep her safe. I pray for your Angels to protect her. Lord, I pray you will bless her with the answers for life’s questions she is searching for. I pray Lord for your happiness upon her life.  I ask all the saints and angels in heaven including; The Virgin Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,  St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena, St. Joseph, Saint Monica Novena, and St. Derriel Burney. Please pray for Amy.  Thank you Saints and Angels.

Manjula in Bangalore, India – Lord I pray for a better job for Manjula so she can move out of the shelter. I pray that you will reunite her with her two sons and her family. If it be your will, I pray she be relocated to America. Bless Manjula. Forgive her sins. Place your hedge of protection around her, Lord. I ask all the saints and angels in heaven including; The Virgin Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,  St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena, St. Joseph, Saint Monica Novena, and St. Derriel Burney. Please pray for Manjula.  Thank you Saints and Angels.

Manjula’s Husband and Two Sons in Bangalore, India – Lord I pray for their salvation. I pray they will come to Manjula’s aid and rescue her from the shelter.

Shahid – Pakistan, Pray that God will rescue him from the financial problems he is experiencing. Pray for his health. He is having stomach pain and fever due to an ulcer. Pray that God will deliver him from this illness. Pray for the Lord’s blessings upon his life.  Pray that the Lord will bless his wife and two sons and keep them healthy. Pray for their education. Pray for Shahid. Pray that God will protect him from the harassment at his work. Pray that God will heal his stomach. Pray for his wife and two sons.  Pray for his finances. I ask all the saints and angels in heaven including; The Virgin Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,  St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena, St. Joseph, Saint Monica Novena, and St. Derriel Burney. Please pray for Shahid.  Thank you Saints and Angels.

Momina in Pakistan, I pray that God will bless Momina in every way. Bless her health, her life, her family, and her finances.

Mark – Soroti, Uganda, Africa. Pray for Mark as he grows in the Christian faith under Missionary Kerri Phillips’ care. Mark wishes to be a minister or missionary. Pray for God’s blessings on his calling.

Josephine – Soroti, Uganda, Africa. Pray for Josephine. She fells called to be a missionary or minister. She is being trained by Missionary Kerri Phillips. Pray for Josephine as she grows in the faith.

Independent Baptist Church of Soroti, Uganda, Africa. Pray for God’s blessings upon this church. Pray for this church’s finances. Pray that people would be saved in this church.

Lawrence and Rebecca Lantz and their six children – Missionaries and Pastor of Independent Baptist Church of Soroti, Uganda, Africa. Pray for their health, finances, and life. Pray for God’s blessings upon the children and Rebecca. Pray for Pastor Lantz. minister.

Kerri Phillips, Missionary, Soroti, Uganda, Africa. Pray for her health and finances as she teaches the orphans about Jesus.

Orphans in Africa. Soroti, Uganda. Pray that they will be taught the gospel of Jesus and become saved.

Gary – California, USA – Suffering from liver failure. Looking for a liver match. Pray for a full recovery from his liver disease. Pray for a liver donor on the directory. Also pray the Lord will pour out His graces and mercies upon Gary’s life. Pray for God’s blessings upon Gary’s finances. Pray as he possible relocates to Ohio.

Sherry H. – America – Pray for Sherry’s recovery from severe neck surgery on June 1 st. She needs God’s comfort and peace. Pray that the Lord heals her body speedily and returns her to work quickly. I pray for her physical therapy.  Pray for God’s blessings upon Sherry’s live, her husband, and their son Shawn; their health, and finances, and home, and Sherry’s job.

Jackie in the Philippine Islands – Pray that God will bring Jackie and her husband back together. I pray that God will bless their marriage. I pray that both Jackie and her husband will forgive each other and reunite. Pray for healing for her back pain and a better job or easier job; that her boss will be kinder to her.  Also pray for her family that God will bless and keep her family in good health and rich blessings. Pray for her four children. Pray for God’s Hedge of protection for her and her family.

Frida- Kenya, South Africa – Pray for God’s blessings upon her life. God’s hedge of protection.

Emorut – Jerusalem, Israel – Pray for God’s  blessings on his life. Pray for good health and long life. Pray for God’s will in his life. Saint Monica

Glenndaan, Mactan, Philippines – Pray For God’s Hedge Of Protection– Pray that God will lift up her spirit when life’s heartaches anchor her soul.  Pray that the Lord will keep her long-distance daughter safe. Give the Lord praises that her family is all in good health.

Nikkaricci in Manila Philippines -Pray For God’s Hedge Of Protection Pray for her safety. That the Lord will bless her and care for her and meet her needs. That God will pour out His grace and mercies upon her life. Pray that God will bless her VBS work.

Jill in America- Pray for healing. I pray the Lord will comfort her broken heart. I pray to the saints in heaven they will pray for Jill. I ask all the saints and angels in heaven including; The Virgin Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,  St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena, St. Joseph, Saint Monica Novena, and St. Derriel Burney. Please pray for Jill.  Thank you Saints and Angels.

Becky in Alabama, USA- Suffering from terminal cancer. Pray that God will heal her and save her life. At her last doctors appointment, she weighted 85 pounds. She is five feet and five inches tall. Pray fervently for the Lord to heal her of the cancer. Bless Steve. St. Peregrine

Philip B. in Alabama, USA – I pray Lord you will bless Philip’s health, his life, and his finances.

Jyotee in Nepal- My niece in Christ. New Christian, pray that God will grow her in the faith of Jesus Christ. Praise God that she has finished College and is an English teacher. Pray that God will use her as a powerful witness for Christ. Pray for God’s hedge of protection for her and her family.

Danlea from the Philippines. Pray that her husband changes his attitude. He breaks his addition to alcoholic. Changes his focus to his wife. Pray that her husband receives Christ as Savior and Lord. I pray that the Lord will bless their marriage and their children.

Marlene in the Philippines – Pray that God will bless her health and financial status. Also pray that the Lord will enter her into a friendship with a Christian man; that the relationship will blossom into a lifelong marriage. Pray that God will pour out His grace and blessing upon her family. Pray that the Lord will bless her niece and nephews with their school work, and give them the ambition to complete their education.

Arthur, now in Glory with his Lord Jesus. Passed away at age 91, in Manchester, UK. We praise you Lord that he was a man of the faith. We also pray that the Lord will pour out His blessings and mercies upon his son, Nick in the UK. Pray that God will bless Nick’s  book business with more commercial success.

Mavis – Atlanta, Georgia – Pray that the Lord will bless his life, his health, his finances, and his business. Pray that God will pour our His grace and mercies upon Mavis’ entire life.

Hager in Ghana –  Pray that God will pour out His blessings and mercies upon her health, her life, and her home. Pray that God will bless her finances. Also pray that the Lord will bring a Christian man into her life; pray that the relationship will grow into a lifelong marriage.

Carol , USA – Age 90. Pray for a full recovery from knee surgery. Pray that the Lord will keep her pain low. Pray that God will pour out His grace and mercies upon Carol’s life in every way. Pray that God will bless her finances and health during the recovery.

Michelle – California, USA – We praise God for her growth in Christ and her testimony of faith. God has given her such joy in life. I praise God for her Christian example of love, faith, and joy in Christ. Pray that the Lord will bless her life to the fullest.

Priscilla’s Mother in Ghana. Suffering from stomach cancer. Pray that God will heal her cancer. Pray for a total recovery.  We pray for the Lord’s blessings upon Priscilla’s and her Mother’s life, their health, and their finances. St. Peregrine

Josephine in Marietta, USA – Pray for God to bless her with employment. Pray for her finances and health. Pray that the Lord will bless her life in every way.

Sebastian in America, Catholic in faith. He requests prayer for the poor and the sick. We pray that God will bless Sebastian. Bless his life, his health, and his finances. I pray that God, through His Holy Spirit, will bless Sebastian’s steps and inspire him mentally. 

Michelle in America – Pray that God will bless her health, her job, and her life.

Sean in Lewisville, Texas – Pray for God’s blessings upon his life, his health, finances, and job. Also the Lord’s blessings upon Sean’s book sales.

Dave and Deb in Michigan. I pray for their salvation. I pray that the Lord will forgive them for their blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. I pray that God will take their leadership positions away from them. I pray that God will bless them with good health, bless their finances, and their lives.

Robert S. in Michigan. I pray for his salvation. I pray that the Lord will forgive his for his blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. I pray for God’s blessings upon his family, his life.

First Baptist Church – I pray that the Lord will bless the church and remove the unsaved minister and unsaved leaders in the church. Please cleanse the church, Lord.

Bill S. Keego Harber, Michigan – Pray for God’s blessings upon Bill’s health, life, and job and finances. I pray that Bill will accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Bill will become saved.

Weldon and Mavis in Muscle Shoals, Alabama – Pray for God’s blessings on their life, health , finances, rental house. God’s blessings on their family.

June, Chris, and Micah, Muscle Shoals, Alabama – Pray for God’s blessings on their life, jobs, finances, health. Pray for Micah’s seizures that the new medication will work. I pray for Micah’s new job. I pray that it has insurance. Pray for June’s finances. I ask all the saints and angels in heaven including; The Virgin Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,  St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena, St. Joseph, Saint Monica Novena, and St. Derriel Burney. Please pray for June, Chris, and Micah.  Thank you Saints and Angels.

Janice and John in Prudenville, Michigan – Pray for God’s blessings on their lives, health, finances.

Brother Razaq in Pakistan. Pray for God’s protection as he spreads the gospel on the front line in Pakistan. Pray for his health, finances, and life. Pray that he leads people to Christ.

Brother Yemane in Ethiopia – Pray for healing from his heat stroke. Pray that he will walk again. Praise God for his strong faith. I pray for God’s protection around him.

I pray for the Christians in Eritrea, that they may be free. That they have the strength to endure the persecution and faithfully witness for Christ. I pray for President Isaias of Eritrea that he will become saved. I pray for the government in Eritrea that they will no longer imprison Christians. I pray for the parents who’s spouses are in prison and are raising children by themselves. I pray for the churches outside the country that are caring for children who’s parents are in prisons in Eritrea. I pray that new doors will be opened for the gospel to enter Eritrea and people especially in the government will be saved.

Lord I pray for the souls in purgatory. I pray that their time could be brief and they could move to your presence, Lord. I pray for Your forgiveness of their sins.

Ron Denim – Michigan – I pray God’s blessings upon Ron’s life, finances, and health. I pray Ron will receive Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Lord I pray that my earth father [Murphy] and my earth brother [Donald] may be forgiven of their sins and released from purgatory early. I pray to Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Moses, David, Job, Ruth, Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, St. Joachim and St. Anne Novena , Saint Derriel Burney that you all would pray for Murphy Burney and Donald Burney and Saint Monica Novena.

Lord, I pray for the martyrs around the world, that You will give them the courage and strength to remain true to Jesus under severe persecution.

Camille and Ellevie and daughters in Mayotte, Haiti – I pray for God’s blessings upon this family and this farm in Haiti.

Franklin Graham preaches in Oregan and Washington State and Blackpool England. Lord I pray people will be saved during this tour. I pray Your blessings upon Franklin Graham.

Lord I pray for Rising Hope in Vietnam – Billy Graham TV – Aug 6 – Sept 9, I pray people will become saved due to this broadcast.

JA and Jill financially and prayerfully support the following ministries:

Cathedral of Saint Andrews Catholic Church, Grand Rapids

Pastor Robert Morris Ministries – The Blessed Life

TBN [Trinity Broadcasting Network] Networks – Matt & Laurie Crouch

Dr. David Jeremiah – Turning Points Ministries

Dr. Robert Jeffress – Pathway to Victory Ministries

Dr. Charles Stanley – In Touch Ministry

Dr. Billy Graham Evangelism Association

Samaritans Purse International Relief – Dr. Franklin Graham

Grace to You – Dr. John MacArthor, Pastor Grace Community Church, LA California.

Every Home for Christ – World Wide Evangelism

Gospel For Asia

Our Daily Bread Ministries

The Voice of the Martyrs- Stand Firm! 1 Timothy 6:12 – Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

For the churches I pray as Paul prayed for the churches in his care: [Philippians 1:9-11], [Colossians 1:9-11], [Ephesians 3:14-19]

Philippians 1:9-11 – And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of sight, 10- so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,” filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ- to the glory and praise of God. Amen.

Colossians 1:9-11 – For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10- And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, “being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joy. Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-19 – For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15- from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16- I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being. 17- So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18- may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19- and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Amen.

Apostle Peter and The Last Supper – Movie Review

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Dear readers,

This is a sad but glorious movie. It takes place in a Roman prison cell. Peter, the old man is waiting for his execution at the hands of Roman soldiers.

Apostle Peter and The Last Supper67AD- The Emperor Nero Decreed That The Followers Of Jesus Christs Be Hunted And Persecuted For Their Beliefs.

The leaders of this new faith were sought above the rest as rebels against the empire. Imprisoned for being of Jesus Christ. A religious fanatic. Simon Peter of Galilee, the Fisherman.

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Peter Prays In His Prison Cell

Peter is in the Roman prison and prays, “Father thank you for this chance to suffer for you. Thy will be done.”

Martinian, the Guard, wants to question Peter about Jesus.

Processus, the other guard on duty, catches them talking but agrees not to report the transgression.

Later a demon visits Peter in his cell. Tempts him. Peter rebukes him with scripture.

Martinian the Roman guard

Martinian The Roman Guard

Martinian continues his interview with Peter about Jesus… Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one gets to the Father but through Me”… He had power over storms. Healed the lepers. Made the dead rise… I knew him as a man… Peter remembers when he first met Jesus, the man….

Jesus said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Peter. Who do people say that I am?”

James answered, “John the Baptist, or Elijah, mostly a prophet.”

Jesus asked Peter, “Who do you say that I am?”

Peter replied, “You are the Christ, The Son of the Living God.”

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Jesus

They witnessed as Jesus healed many people including his mother-in law.

While in his prison cell, Peter hears a rooster crow. It reminds him of when he denied Jesus three times. He was instantly saddened.

The other guard, Processus, continues the interview. Both guards are becoming more and more intrigued about Jesus as Peter speaks.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

As both guards listen, Peter tells the story of the Last Supper. ..They all sat at the table. Laughing. Talking. Because Jesus was still with them. Jesus entered the room. He sat. Prayed. “This is my body. It is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” He passed the bread around to the disciples.

“Drink from this cup all of you. This is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Afterwards, Jesus washes the disciples feet. Then announces a traitor in their midst. A betrayer.

Satan the deceiver had entered into Judas. Promised him great riches for his betrayal. Later, Jesus forgave Judas.

Judas hung himself in the presence of the same demon that was repeatedly in Peter’s cell tempting him.

Jesus on the crossIn the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus is captured by the Roman soldiers.

Jesus was crucified.

Martinian now understands that Jesus sacrificed himself for all mankind’s sins. Even his.

Peter saw the empty tomb. The Risen Lord. Peter walked with Him. Talked with Him. Ate with Him. He Is Alive!

Martinian’s wife, Novella, confesses she has already accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and received his forgiveness for her sins. She wants Peter’s blessing.

Peter Praising God

Simon Peter Praising God For The Saved Souls

Processus and Martinian both accepted Jesus’s forgiveness for their sins and declared him Lord that day.

Novella received Peters blessing for her body so she might have a child.

Saul of Tarsus is being brought into the prison.

Simon Peter says, “Take me to Jesus. I can’t bear to be away from my Lord another minute.” The guards painfully escort Peter to his execution.

The Risen Lord

The Risen Lord, Jesus. With His Disciples. Before He Ascended

Jesus says, “Peace I leave you. My peace I give you. Not as the world gives it, for in this world you will have many troubles. But take heart for I have overcome this world. I am the way. I am the truth. I am the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Everyone who asks will receive. He who seeks will find. To him who knocks the door will be opened. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Do not be afraid. Remain in my love. Again I say, remain in my love. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.

The End.

This was a very sad story with a glorious lining. Peter’s life came to an end. The Apostle Paul was next to be executed. Processus and Martinian both received Jesus as Lord and savior and had their sins forgiven.

I hope you enjoyed my review of Apostle Peter and The Last Supper.

My rating: 5 stars

May good fortune guide your path.

J.A. Ireland