The Book of Acts is Coming Alive!
I believe the Book of Acts is coming alive again!
In the Gospels, we see the public ministry of Jesus unfold as we are told what “Jesus began both to do and to teach.”
In the Book of Acts we see the public ministry of the church begin with the life-changing encounter of the Holy Spirit inhabiting believers.
Jesus was the prototype of the Spirit-filled, Spirit empowered life. The Book of Acts is the story of the disciples receiving what Jesus received in order to do what Jesus did!
Acts 1:4-11 (NKJV) And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons 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 ends of the earth.
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
It is significant that from the city of Jerusalem, Jesus said the gospel would be preached to all nations. 2000 years ago the Great Commission started and today, it is time for believers to finish the Great Commission.
When Aglow was gathered in Jerusalem on May 5th with Asher Intrater, a Messianic Israeli believer, he shared that we were 2 days from the day Jesus rose into Heaven. Amazingly, on the same day, almost 2000 years later, in 1967, Israeli troops recaptured the city of Jerusalem! Yeshua rose into Heaven, into Heavenly Jerusalem, and on that same day, Jewish troops, who didn’t even believe in Jesus recaptured the city of earthly Jerusalem - the city of His historical seat of government, ending the times of the Gentiles.
Just think, the same day He rose into Heaven to take His Heavenly authority, is the same day that the city was recaptured to be the seat of His earthly authority only 2000 years later!
In Matthew 28 Jesus said, “All authority has been given unto Me, in Heaven and in earth.” Both Heavenly Jerusalem and earthly Jerusalem belong to Yeshua. He is the head of the Church and He is the King of Israel. He will bring it all back together again!
In the Book of Acts, we see that in Jerusalem, 2000 years ago, there were apostles who had a vision for the Kingdom of God. Now, 2000 years later, the land of Israel has been reestablished, a remnant of faith within Israel is also established, and an Apostolic Council has recently been appointed by the Israeli Messianic leadership.
In these latter days, the Word of the Lord is going to come out of Jerusalem again because the Kingdom of God is at hand. Aglow has a key role to play in the end times to help finish the Great Commission, to preach the gospel to every nation and for the Lord to pour out His Holy Spirit on all flesh. (Acts 2:17-21)
Asher asked the group, “What if Aglow worldwide would receive a commission from the Apostolic leadership of the city of Jerusalem in keeping with the scripture in Acts 1:8? You would be the same Aglow, with the same vision, the same fire, and the same worship, but all of a sudden you would be positioned differently in the Spirit. You would have a new power because you would represent what has been reestablished after 2000 years in Jerusalem. It is Jerusalem that has sent you out. It would be the restoration of Acts 1 to prepare for Yeshua to come back and we want to be aligned in that way.”
At this point in the meeting, the leadership of Aglow present in Israel, and all those on the trip arose and came to receive this corporate commissioning as a people who are sent out from Jerusalem to be witnesses in every nation in the earth.
God is restoring something in our generation. Acts 1 leads to Acts 2. Being “sent out” from Jerusalem is a significant step. It is a Spiritual alignment that will release further the last day anointing and power to accomplish what was on His heart from the beginning.
All things are being aligned with Heaven for the fulfillment of the Great Commission in our generation and the return of Jesus!
The Book of Acts is coming alive again!