Both the original 12 disciples and subsequent disciples have been chosen and appointed by our Messiah, Jesus Christ, Who calls Himself the Son of Man.
Since the Temple curtain was torn and Jesus, GOD the Son, has ascended to sit at the right hand of GOD the Father, we, who are Jesus' disciples (either Jew or gentile), continue to be used by GOD to make disciples of all nations even now in these last few seconds of the end of the age.
"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." -- LORD Jesus Christ to His disciples(Matthew 28:18-20)
This that you are reading has been inspired by the Holy Spirit to guide you
toward becoming one of Jesus' modern-day disciples regardless of your nationality if you
are among those chosen and appointed by Jesus (Matthew 15:16).
The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came
up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. They were
greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and
proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. They seized Peter
and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail until the
next day. But many who heard the message believed, and the number of
men grew to about five thousand.
The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in
Jerusalem. Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas,
John, Alexander and the other men of the high priest's family. They
had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them:
"By what power or what name did you do this?"
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and
elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an
act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed,
then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified but Whom GOD raised from
the dead, that this man stands before you healed. HE is ...
'the stone you builders rejected,
which has become the capstone.'
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under
heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they
were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note
that these men had been with Jesus. But since they could see the man
who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they
could say. So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and
then conferred together.
"What are we going to do with these men?" they asked. "Everybody
living in Jerusalem knows they have done an outstanding miracle, and
we cannot deny it. But to stop this thing from spreading any further
among the people, we must warn these men to speak no longer to anyone
in this name."
Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or
teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, "Judge
for yourselves whether it is right in GOD's sight to obey you rather
than GOD. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and
After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to
punish them, because all the people were praising GOD for what had
happened. For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years
On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and
reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. When
they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to GOD.
"Sovereign LORD," they said, "YOU made the heaven and the earth and
the sea, and everything in them. YOU spoke by the Holy Spirit through
the mouth of Your servant, our father David:
'Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the LORD
and against His Anointed One.'
Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the
people of Israel in this city to conspire against Your holy servant
Jesus, whom You anointed. They did what Your power and will had
decided beforehand should happen. Now, LORD, consider their threats
and enable Your servants to speak Your word with great boldness.
Stretch out Your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders
through the name of Your holy servant Jesus."
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And
they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of GOD
Personally, I have witnessed many who can say either "Lord, lord" or
"Jesus is my personal lord and savior" or "Lord Jesus Christ" and yet
can not say "Jesus is LORD."
Specifically, I have a very religious friend and Christian
Bible-school teacher who is able to say "Lord, lord" or "Lord Jesus
Christ" but not "Jesus is LORD." Her stated reason: "I don't trust
The will of GOD the Father is that we trust GOD the Son, Who is Jesus.
Those who trust Jesus, Who is the truth, are doing the will of GOD the
Father, because GOD wants us to trust His one and only
begotten Son, Jesus. Those of us, who trust the truth, Who is Jesus,
will therefore "enter the kingdom of heaven" and this is evident by
the Holy Spirit helping us say "Jesus is LORD" per what is written at
1 Cor 12:3 in the Bible:
All the others can not say "Jesus is LORD" because the Holy Spirit is
not willing to help those who do not trust the truth, Who is Jesus:
A conversation with a confrontational atheist neighbor...
Atheist: "Since you want me to believe you, show me your god."
Jesus' disciple: "Jesus is LORD."
Atheist: "So what?"
Jesus' disciple: "Would not have been able to say that without GOD's help."
Atheist: "Anyone can say that."
Jesus' disciple: "Ok, go ahead and allow me to hear you say 'Jesus is LORD.'"
Atheist: "I can't say anything that is untrue."
Jesus' disciple: "Ok, please let me hear you say 'Santa Claus lives at the North Pole.'"
Atheist: "Santa Claus lives at the North Pole."
Jesus' disciple: "See you can say things that we both know to be untrue. Now, go ahead
and say 'Jesus is LORD.'"
Atheist: "I can't."
Jesus' disciple: "As it is written in the Bible, '...no one can say "Jesus
is LORD" except by the Holy Spirit' so your hearing me say this, while you are kept from
doing the same, is a miracle that proves GOD's presence here even though He is not allowing
us to see Him with our eyes at the moment. Dear heavenly Father (looking heavenward) please
soften this neighbor's heart so that he comes to trust Jesus, Who is Your one and only Son. This
I ask in Jesus' most precious and holy name. Amen."
An email sent to a local Christian pastor on 10/13/09:
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
"Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not
listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. They are prophesying
lies to you in My name. I have not sent them," declares the LORD
It is not by chance but by GOD (Proverbs 16:33) that a true study of
Jeremiah 29:11 did not materialize on the morning of 10/11/09 until
now. This is so that you may believe that the following thought is
truly from the LORD:
Baptize xxxx with the Holy Spirit by teaching folks that we should
learn who among us are not truly born again by finding out who among
us cannot publicly say "Jesus is LORD" using our mouth (Romans 10:9).
This is most easily done by asking members of xxxx to greet each other
henceforth both inside and outside xxxx walls by saying boldly "Jesus
is LORD" instead of with a holy kiss.
The purpose of doing this is two-fold:
(1) To righteously and prayerfully ask GOD on behalf of each unsaved
friend by specific name to soften their heart (Ezekiel 11:19-20 and
36:26) so that they would be born again as new creatures in Christ
Jesus (John 3:3 and 5).
(2) To invite the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:3) to truly move, guide, and
direct xxxx members toward fulfulling the plans that GOD has "to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
May GOD bless you more than ever, Pastor xxxx, during this your
challenging time as leader of xxxx, in Jesus' name. Amen.
Be hungrier, which is wonderfully healthier especially for the heart:
When someone says with his/her mouth, "Jesus is LORD." this is a
miracle because the Holy Spirit looks into that person's heart, sees
that s/he does "believe that GOD raised Him from the dead" and
concludes by helping him/her say "Jesus is LORD."
"... no one can say 'Jesus is LORD' except by the Holy Spirit." (1 Cor
Therefore, a Christian is also simply someone who can say "Jesus is
There are many others who appear to be Christian in their religiousness while actually
being wolves masquerading as sheep as demonstrated by their instigating the
persecution of Christians from within Christian organizations (like Pharisee Saul did before being born again as Apostle Paul) and will not be able to say with their
mouths "Jesus is LORD." Moreover, they often write Romans 10:9 incorrectly as:
"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your
heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved..."
Can a non-christian (even one masquerading as a Christian) become a Christian?
Yes, by being "born again" thereby becoming a new creature in Christ.
Nicodemus (along with the other Pharisees) needed to be "born again" to be saved but was not (Nicodemus did not believe Jesus has the power to make him "born again" thereby saving him).
Saul needed to be "born again" to be saved and was saved when GOD changed Saul's heart thereby changing Saul, who did not trust Jesus, to Paul, who did trust Jesus.
GOD saves whomever He wants to save. There is no such thing as a co-redeemer.
"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit -- fruit that will
last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My name." -- LORD Jesus Christ (Matthew 15:16)
in His exclusive promise to His disciples.
What is fruit that will last?
Prayerfully asking GOD to save someone whose soul is perishing.
How to learn if someone's soul is perishing:
Simply ask, "Are you able to say 'Jesus is LORD' ?" and then follow through until you witness them say "Jesus is LORD" with their mouth (Romans 10:9) unto salvation (Romans 10:10) or not. If the latter then their soul is perishing and they are like Nicodemus in their needing to be born again (John 3:3 & 5).
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