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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

Act 3 continued  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 23 August 2019

11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. Here we see people where influenced by what happened to this lame man who know is walking shouting and praising the Lord, who they know was lame from birth. He is now a vessel the Lord is using to bring glory to the Kingdom of God. Not only was his body healed, his total being was different. Gods mercy is perfected when we are abiding in the sanctification of the Lords love, mercy and grace. They were astonished at this wonderful miracle and in total amazement, greatly wondering. Just like earlier when they were all filled with the Holy Spirit speaking in a new tongue. They could not believe people could talk in a language they had not learned and here they are amazed at this miracle and wanted to hear what happened.

12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? Remember Peter was watching and seeing so he saw the questioning and know what happen, so began to preach giving a message greater than what Solomon could deliver. Here he saw the fallow ground, ready to accept the seed of the Gospel that needed to be sown. He saw the people adore this miracle and wanted to direct them to the healer, Jesus the Christ who had appeared to them forty days after He had arisen from the grave and left giving them the promise of the Holy Spirit. He did not want them to see Him, or John, but Jesus’s Holy Spirit that gave new life to anyone that believes to rise and walk. It is not because of a preacher, or evangelist, or prophet we are saved, but Jesus only. It is certainly not us, but the Lords own invention that seals us into His family. Here he is talking to men of Israel. Why are you so surprised and marveled? This is what Christ did many times even when He raised Lazarus from the dead. We need to be convinced God is alive and wants to do mighty works among us. We are a church that Is alive for we are humbled by many time how few accept this way, truth and life
13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. Peter is not praising his name, but in the name of Jesus Christ, God Son as the holy Spirit gives his tongue the ability to speak to where it grows and God name is glorified, as it was through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus Christ our Lord. Notice Peter says boldly.
14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; You denied Jesus and delivered Him up to be crucified. Pilate wanted to let Him go, but you turned against Him and Said, Crucify Him, who He could have been your king. Look today at how many deny the Lord wants to rule and reign, but thinks He is a dictator preventing you from doing your thing.  Here your worse than Pilate, you denied the holy one the just one who proved who He was, by being alive and now seeing this miracle of the lame man walking and leaping for joy. Yes you killed a murderer a destroyer of life and destroyed the Savior, the author of Life. You killed the prince of life, not only forsook but rebelled against your own mercies. He could have been your life.
15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. What a shocking statement Peter embarrassed them to let them see what a terrible thing they did yet God raised Him from the dead and appeared for 40 days to prove to all He was alive that was witnessed by thousand’s. So now he proves it was this same Jesus who gave this lame man a healing.
16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. It is our faith in God that makes us strong to stand up and walk and leap for joy, so that all who see and hear can also believe. Here Peter and John had no doubt seen this man but did not know him until he obeyed the command rise up and walk. Lord help us to not get to the place where we want to cop out but want to refresh our faith and be renewed in our faith to where we completely surrender to God will again. Not by power but by the will of God or spirit of God. This is the gift that God gave to every one of us when we accept abiding in Him, so we produce good will and peace to all. Not only did he receive a healing in the body but in his souls five senses, Memorynot lame walk and leap now. His imaginationwas real, reality was I can walk and leap. His reasonwas by faith I will stand. His consciencewas alive he was excited about Peter and John stopping to even talk with him. Then his affection was full of excitement yelling a leaping for joy. Lord help us to be mentally sound in our minds so we are not sick with the pains of the world.
Note now how he addresses them
17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. Calling them Brethren is a complement for they were alive and he did not cast them aside, but included them as people needing help. Do you want to help people become better; praise them, lift them up. You did what you did for you did not see this that your seeing now. Here Peter was applying to their senses for they are now seeing the wonder of Gods healing power. Then he goes on to say;

18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.God know that you would do what you did not for it was in His design as was told you in the Old Testament during the time of the law and now you’re seeing grace appear, in the healing of this lame man. So God is fulfilling the law that was lame and giving us a personal relationship to Him by faith not the law. Remember Joseph was sold into slavery of Pharaoh and many years later when Joseph was Agriculture Secretary of all food Jacob sent his brother to get some food Joseph had to go and hide from crying in front of them and said the following time they came for food God meant it for good that you sold me. Lord may we see that You oh God meant for us to be good and accept abiding in the vine so we can bring forth good fruit for all to see and be a part of, God’s Love.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. Peter here tells them what to do to have this joy of the Lord. 1. Believe 2. Jesus is a prophet just like He was to Moses and all who followed as they heard His voice, take up your life and walk in the light of the word of God. Moses was a favorite of God, he was faithful, he was a guide, he was a deliver, he was a builder of the tabernacle, he was murmured against by his people, he was defiled by Pharaoh, yet God owed him and ratified his commission as he was a pattern of meekness and patience just like the Lord. But know greater than God is hear and wants us all to abide in Him by His divine grace, love and mercy. 
20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: So this belief will assure you to repent when you make a mistake so you can move on in victory in Jesus your Lord. This will give you a refreshing of body, soul and spirit so the Spirit of God will be in control not your spirit as natural men and women but your spiritual Godly spirit. That is going to be with you forever so you’re not lame again but waiting for the day You call us home.
21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Thank the Lord when we trust and obey we are promised a new life now and when we die heaven as our home. For we will all appear before God at the eternal Judgement of our works of what sort it was. Revelations 10:7 and Revelations 20:11 to 15.
22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. The Lord has always spoken to man through even nature, for it does not argue with God and it is controlled by God. Now we get to see the lame walk the blind see, the deafs ears opened. The lawless lawful, the murder forgiven and begins to love, the drunkard sobered, the drugged saved to change his habit, the lustful for evil to now lust for Godliness.  
23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. This is the consequence of sins destruction we see every day, addictions to jail, prison, sex, drugs, alcohol, fame, self-glorification, bad self-image, poor mental health and the list goes on and on with consequences of sin.
24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. 1. They Israel was given a promise God would bless then and those that cursed them would not be blest. So here we see them as Children ready to eat and learn right from wrong. They were always quickened by the law of the Holy Spirit to become holy and pure. Then they could be seen as accepting the grace of the Lord goodness extended to them.
25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Get the picture we are children of the old testament for we begin know nothing and have to be taught to suck, eat, then how to take care of the body, then how to survive in this world with other with love and not hate. Then we need to know the difference between right and wrong the rewards of both. Are you seeing God as the gentleman farmer knows exactly what you have need of, at all times? We are seeds growing in the Ground the Lord has given us all to grow in as we are refreshed by the sunshine of His. love for us all.
26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. This is personal unto you first God allowed Jesus to come and live among us to show us the power of being a Son of Gods and forgiving even those who put Him on the cross to be crucified, so He could rise again to show us during the forty days He wanted to touch our world with His personal presence and then when He departed telling the Disciple to wait in the upper home for I am going to send you the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower you for service in the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit is what is within us to fight off all sins that would be set us from running the race to heaven gate; the finishing line.

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