Pentecost: Acts 1:1ff May/23/1965
Presents the accuracy of God's Word concerning Pentecost, Judas' death (when he hanged himself), and the appointment of one to take place.
Publication Date: 05-23-1965
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Act 1:4, 8, 15-18; Mat 10:9
Act 1:18-20; Joh 12:6; Mat 27:3-6
Mat 27:6-10; Act 1:18-22
your bibles please do nice things to Dorothy. Thank you, Rhoda. Make your bibles tonight go back to the book of acceptor one. I was thankful that my friend, Reverend David Davidson from Newark, Ohio was willing to teach here last Sunday night. And of course, he told me that he wouldn't feel any of my fire or thunder, I think that's how he put it. He said he would not be into the book of Acts or the Holy Spirit fields, because I had already taught to Sunday night on the book of Acts, and we knew that I wanted to go on, but if he does go on in the book, I would stop them. I gotta come right back anyway, going into another way. Because the word of God golly, three prices, you can handle it from 16 different ways this bill has more light in it than yourself. And therefore it doesn't make any difference how many times in the logo. There's always something that gels something that effervescence is something that lives within your soul. We have learned from the book of Acts, chapter one and chapter two, as we're getting towards the chapters, we had cleared the air you remember, and we have learned from the Word of God, without any private interpretation, that that which occurred on the day of Pentecost was power from on high. We had also learned that on the day of Pentecost, there were only 12 presence, while the apostles received the original outpouring. And we've also learned that not only were there just quails, not only was it power from on high, but that's the occurrence, the place of the occurrence of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit was in the template. Then we have covered the first 14 or verses of the first chapter of Acts rather minute. And through the process, we have indicated to you the that when Judas went out to hang himself. Now, that night, we're going to take this tremendous story of Judas beginning with the 15th verse of the first chapter, and closing with that first chapter, and we're going to handle these verses again. Before we read, start reading with the 15th verse of the first steps. Let's once again remind ourselves that 40 days after the resurrection is the last day, the senses and they after the sanction is the day of Pentecost. Now the apostles were told, in Acts chapter one, that they were to go back to Jerusalem. In verse four, when Jesus was assembled with them on the Day of the offensive, he commanded them that they should not be part from Jerusalem, but to go back to Jerusalem, and wait. They weren't to wait for the promise of the Father which says, We have heard me. So on the day of the ascension 40 days after the resurrection, on the day of the ascension, these apostles returned to Jerusalem. And when they returned, they came into the upper room where they lived, where they abode where they slept. But as we had seen from the Word of God, they went to the temple that the hours of prayer, corresponding with our night, 6am 9am 12, noon, 3pm and 6pm. Furthermore, we learned also that, during that time, while they were in Jerusalem, they had 10 days to wait for the day of Pentecost, you and I looking back, looking back, we can say, well, we know it was 10 days. But there's nowhere told them when it would come. He simply told them to go back to Jerusalem, and wait for the promise of the Father which says he have heard of me, or you shall receive power, in do with power after the Holy Ghost come upon you. And this is power from on high. This will be yours, then shall you be witnesses on domain both in Judy and drove when I'm the other most part of the theater, both of this but now the one of the great air is that you and I looking back we know it was 10 days, but they looking ahead did not know understand. This is what you must realize, in order to get the full impact of some of the things that occurred in the first chapter of the book about now
it's a very 60 and in those days, what day, the day between the tension and the day of what's in those days, and it isn't the day of Pentecost isn't in the days before, and he caught between the offenses and the day of Pentecost, which occurred 10 days after the offenses, right? In those days, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples and said, the number of names together were about 100 and was right, about 120. It has been commonly taught, and he Roni ously, taught and fell asleep taught for centuries, that on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came in the upper room, and there were 120 feet corporate. This has been wrong all the way down the line. It's never once mentioned 100 endpoints, it says about 120. Right? And about 120? Is it 101? No, it was about 120. If there were 120 days, then the word would say 124. The Lord's means what he says and it says what it means. Now, in those days between the day of the assignment and the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, not all apostle decides, every apostle is a disciple, but not every disciple is of necessity and apostle, you understand all the disciples about 120. Wherever this occurred, class, it had to be at some place outside of the upper roof. Because the upper room was where they abode where the men slept, no women would be allowed, and the about 120 disciples included women, therefore this meeting must have been held at a place where women were allowed to be present. And if you're going to have a meeting like this vaccine, the hours when they were in the temple, the most logical place, of course, is at the temple. In those days, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples and said, the number of names together were about 120. Man brothers, this scripture must be that been fulfilled. With the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of David, who did the speaking by the way of that verse, David, David did the species that agrees with the rest of Scripture where it says holy men of God spake, as they were was moved by the Holy Spirit, Holy men of God's face. They the did the species, but what he spoke was what he had received from the Holy Spirit. Before concerning Judas, which was guided them, that could be verse 74, he do this was numbered with us, and obtained part of this ministry. Now in verse 18, begins the problem. Or most people, it's really an opportunity to understand the words, there's no problem here at all. It's just a matter of working the words. Now, we're going to work this word from 18. On through and relate with it. The other records in Matthew 27, where we're going to go a little later on that I want to tell you the commonly accepted story, which I believe all of us have known and understood, been taught. That after Judas betrayed the after he betrayed Jesus, immediately, he went out after that, and hanged himself. And the critics have said, well, now that's wonderful if he did that, but how in the world could he hanged himself at two different places? Because there's two different records of different places in the Bible. And so the the people and the theologians nom talking about these unbelieving theologians that sit in theological cemeteries that are in a Darnay but there's talk on all the time. They're riddling the Word of God to be and they have said, See, the Bible is just a natural book Christianity is just one religion among other religions. And they take scriptures like we're gonna handle tonight, and they push it down the throats of our young people preparing for the the ministry that when they come out, they don't know what they believe, and they know one thing that the Bible has a lot of concrete.
It does. If they'd only read what was written and leave it set in its context and endeavor to understand it instead of always been literally finding fault with it. It is still God's word. And if it's God's word, it cannot lie. We have to work so that we get ourselves in alignment with the Word of God and not try to take the word of God and make it line up with our unbelief. And our doubt this record here in the Gospel in the book of Acts, beginning with the ACS, regarding Judas precede that which we later on will note occurred in the life of Judas, and so forth when he betrayed the Lord,
very Spacey. Now this man, due to the word purchase is the word provided. In Matthew chapter 10, verse nine, the same word is used regarding providing for yourself, reportedly that someone has Matthew 10 Nine, alright we have said read it please write provide neither gold, nor brass nor silver in your person. The words provide in Matthew 10 Nine is the same Greek word that's translated purchase in verse 18. Now this man personally, I understand His purpose. He's provided for himself understand the purchase for himself a field, a field. The word field is the word potty Oh, they'll be a o r i o n potty. Oh, the word caught he owns the property. He provided for himself a field a property, a property. He provided this for himself. While he bought it. What did he buy it with? The next phrase tells with the reward of iniquity. And they have said this reward of iniquity was the 30 pieces of silver that were given Buddha's by the priests for betraying the Lord Jesus. No, no, no, no, no. That is reward of iniquity to that this reward of iniquity was not the 30 pieces of silver because he had purchased this property. He had purchased this property long before he be saved the Lord Jesus Christ. In in John chapter 12 Verse six, we have a wonderful record. And this I'd like for someone to read who has it please.
Don flails very sick. Alright, with the scope, read it right, this is we're talking about Judas. Right. Judas was the thief was the thief. It sounds so right. And the money which he stole that money he used to buy his own property with them. And using that money which he had seized out of the purse. The buyers own property, which is why this is called their reward of iniquity, sinful money. He had stolen it. And with that stolen money, he bought himself his little property you wanted to retire on he retired on it forever. But this is what he did with it. He bought it. And it says, falling headlong falling headlong. He burst asunder in the midst. When he committed suicide, he committed suicide on his own property. And it says an ollie vows Geico. Now this bothered me for many years, I couldn't imagine a fella hanging himself in a barn around with a rope around his neck and his bowels get running out or something falling out I couldn't understand until some of our people from soy and other places began working the word on hanging. And we discovered that the word hanging with as you face regarding a rope is relatively new. Then finally back to English days and the Wild West and when people were paying In the Bible, they were impaled upon a start point or soul. This ship was just made, burn starts. And then these people, when they committed suicide would run that in here and fall down on it. That's how they hanged himself. And you see how simple the Scripture becomes, that when he hanged himself all his bowels go south, because he ran the impaled himself upon that dark point his face like a sword. And as he did this, when his balls all over to John, first, that's how you that's what the scripture says. That's what it means. Verse 19, and it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem, everybody in that whole area knew what I would do is a done in so much as that field is called in that proper tongue. Act and Velma wants you to remember that, Notice, verse 19, Akadama, AC e LD, ama, Akadama. And the word Akadama. means be all of us. Was this was this? By the way the word field is the word party? Oh, property of blood? Was this property of blood so called when he bought it? No, no, no, no, no, no, he bought a wonderful property to retire on. But after he committed suicide on his property, and they found out that he had bought that property with money that he had been out of the bag, remember, then the later on the peaceful pause that property of his property of blood because it was purchased with money that had been stolen out of the bank. That's why it's called the property of blood, because he sold it and he killed himself on his own property. He's got his own blood there, his own life. But it's 24. It is written in the Book of Psalm, that his habitation be desolate. And let no man dwell there him and his bishopric let another take. I think before we go into verse 20, let's go to maximum 27. And set this story in line with it now. Matthew 27.
Beginning with verse three, all habits, Matthew 27, verse three, then Judas, which had betrayed him, talking about Jesus, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, I wish you would change your, your, your King James translation to the accuracy of God's Word. God's words there says, When he saw that he was condemned, felt sorry. Cellphone and brought Again, that's 30 pieces of silver, to the teeth, priests, and elders. When Judas who had betrayed Jesus saw what happened to Jesus, he took those 30 pieces of silver that the high priests had given the Buddha's to betray him, he took those 30 pieces of silver, and brought them back to the chief priests and the elders in Jerusalem. And he said, verse four, I have been in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. That's some arbitrary, be innocent blood. The only reason Jesus Christ would have innocent blood is because he was conceived by the Holy Ghost. And he been conceived like any other child is conceived today, that the blood within his veins would have been as simple and as full of death as any other person. But dude, who had betrayed the Lord, look at that thing, children who had betrayed the Lord, it was he who said that he had betrayed what kind of blood, innocent blood? And they said, they said, What is that to us? These out to that in that something? Or when they could hire him for 30 pieces of silver? He was their own buddy. That's right. Just like Sunday. If you can get someone to stand against the word of God yell their full head off against the power of God speaking in tongues and the operation. You see your buddy buddy. He was there buddy too long as he was willing to go their way. But once he got caught up in the nest, and after he had betrayed the Lord, he knew he had betrayed us and blood. And he brought somebody back. He said, fellows, I'm sorry, they said has taken him in. But they didn't take him into though that it already taken him to the cleaners before that they got what they wanted. You Bet Your Life. They said, What's that does, you contracted for $30.30 pieces of silver and how you get in there, take your own metal, we don't give out. We gave you the money, 30 pieces of silver. And he kept down to pieces of silver in the temple. That's where he threw this money they had given him to betray the Lord get the picture, betrayal money. He's had money. 30 pieces of silver, he threw in the temple. You know what technically they'd have to do to the temple. Dumaguete rededicated because at that money had been brought, he came to them and he said fellows I'm sorry. They said we are what that does, you contracted heart. So he took his 30 pieces of silver and brought the Bible and be part of and went and did was hanged himself. And from that verse they have said he went out and hanged himself immediately. Does it say immediately? No. It just said he went ended up hanging up. It does not say when you have to go to the book of Acts chapter one to find out when he did it. And there you find that on the day of the ascension. Judas is still living. Judas is still there on the day of the ascension in Acts chapter one. And only after the Jesus ascended up after that, when did Judas leave? And some time between them that time and when this election comes up in one that we're going to read about tonight, Buddhists hang themselves. Now that makes sense. You know why? As Judas hanged himself, immediately after he betrayed the Lord, then you'd have three days there while Jesus was dead. You know, that time, you'd have 40 days after the resurrection of 43 days, then you would have one or two or three days after the the ascension and before the day of Pentecost that they would have elected someone. It just doesn't make sense. But if the Scripture is right in occurs, what happened here was that Judas went out and hanged himself. And a short time after that, maybe a day or two but growing in those
not a wonderful. Now that makes sense. Well, very Matthew, well, not something else. Burn sick. And the two priests took the silver pieces. How many? That 30 pieces of silver that Judas had thrown back into the temple, the chief priests took by the way the word took is the word Lombardo. manifested, they did something with it. They took and silver pieces and said it's not lawful, or to put them into the treasury because it is the price of what that's what they had paid for a man's life. That's why it's called the price of blood and the chief priests themselves call it the price of blood because they have given that 30 pieces of silver to Judas betrayed alarm good. And they said it's not right for us to put her back in the settings it was alright to betrayed someone with but it wasn't good enough with that. And they took very seven Lombardo console. And they bought they bought. They bought the chief priests and elders bought with them with them was that 30 pieces of silver, they bought with a 30 pieces of silver, a potter's field of pottery field, and the word field here is the word I'd go to a G R O S. The word outgrow in the Gospel of man in the God in the book of Acts chapter one, the word field was the word CoreOS. Property over here, it is the word I've grown with me feels it's bigger than a property. It's bigger than a property. A property is 40 by 60. A lot the Florida depends where you buy a 25 feet wide and 30 feet deep blossom some fields 25 acres or 10 or five acres. In the book of Acts, he bought a property but over here they didn't buy a property that the priest with the 30 pieces of silver that a lot of fields have greater expanse of greater area and they bought it with one purpose in mind and that was to bury strangers in and it was called they bought it with the intention of what they were going to do and they call it support otter seals what it says verse eight, wherefore that field was called the field of what? Did they call it the Field of Blood? No, no, no, no, no, no, they called it what kind of field the various before potter's field, but it's got to be called the Field of Blood, the odd girls of blood later because when the people found out that they bought it with a 30 pieces of silver, which was blood money, that people call back to the field of odd what it is, that some call it the Field of Blood under this day, verse nine, that was fulfilled. That was was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet phase. They and they took that 30 pieces of silver the price of them that was valued, for they have the children of Israel devout did value and gave them for the potter's field as the Lord appointed. Now, you see, the Gospel of Matthew is very plain, very clear that the chief priests and elders took the 30 pieces of silver after the betrayal, and then they purchased with it a potter's field to bury Rangers in body and I enact the record was a blog Judas bought. Judas didn't buy the potter's field, Judas in X bought his own properties, his own coffee, oh. And then when Judas went out and hanged himself, he hanged himself in on his own property. In Acts chapter one, that's exactly what we read. Then you see, there is no contradiction between the record in Matthew 27, or annex one. Matthew 27, in a nutshell, is the whole record of what the chief priests and the elders did with a 30 pieces of silver, which they have given Judas to betray the Lord.
While in Matthew, or did I say, not in x. And x. The record is what Judas did with the money that he had seen, which he had stolen, what he did with some of that money, he bought himself his own property, and according to the record and Acts, when Buddha's then commit suicide, he goes and commits it on his own property of this he does by impaling himself upon a sharp pointed date, or stored in some manner whereby the scripture says when he did this, his bowels such. Now in those days, before the day of Pentecost, and after the ascension, Judas had hanged himself. Peter gets the about 100 points he to gather the disciples the about 120, or in the city of Jerusalem at that time. And he says to them, it is written in the book of Psalms, that is habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell there him and his bishop is eldership. His ruling ministries left and other states I know people have been disturbed about Judas. They wondered why Jesus picked the man like Jews. Well, he picked men and women like God never bothered me why pics do gooders had the opportunity and the privilege of going right or going wrong, same as URI. And as long as Judas went wonderfully, he was God's wonderful man, when Judas got off the ball he was. There is, however, a tremendous difference, that when you're born again of God's Spirit, you have eternal life. But Judas was never born again of God's Spirit because the the new birth had not yet lost some trust. Now, someone would say, Well, did not Jesus know that Judas would be praying him? Okay, so he did. But he still had a ministry in the body. And God by revelation told Jesus whom they chose, so I imagine God knew what He was doing. And people have said, and they have taught in certain schools of learning that God deliberately chose Judas to go to hell. That's a bunch of baloney. Why Goodness gracious. Every man has freedom of will. Bye bye. In His foreknowledge would know the choices that dude us would make the same as he knew the choices Peter would make, and God would make any view and I was, therefore God in His foreknowledge. God already via the mouth of David the Prophet hundreds of years before say that which is written in the Word of God. Or, when you work this word like this, you have a great admiration and respect for it, because it shows you the integrity and the greatness of God's words, and how the things of God must have inspired holy men of God, because how in the world could David have known all about Judas and all the rest of this unless God had given it to his spirits? And David Rose. David didn't know anything about Jews, he lives hundreds of years before. So later on comes along Buddhist evil feels exactly what's the word it says. That's why ladies and gentlemen, when the scripture says that same Jesus remember in Acts one, that same Jesus which has ascended to heaven shall so so coming like mentors, you've seen him go, it will come to pass, no matter what the unbelievers say, or the believers say, neither unbelief are believing it's going to stop it for when the time is ready for God to come. He's coming. Your you see, the word has always been like this. Men have laughed at it, they've criticized it, they found fault with it, but that doesn't invalidate God's word is still saying, and God still came when he got good ready on the first time. So the Scripture says, so in the fullness of time, God sent His only begotten Son born of a woman. And we'll see later on in chapter two, when the fullness of time has come, the sense of power, the Holy Spirit's a new birth. And the scripture says, He's coming back when the fullness of time somebody is coming back again. You see, God runs his own timetable in his own way. And all a man's believing unbelief doesn't invalidate our case. God's timetable is coming. And this is why, looking back over this, Judas had hanged himself. I marvel at this, that Peter knew the word.
You're just to go out to the corner saloon, and have a meeting with the boys that were drinking high spirits and say, Well, what should we do about the sixth choice? No, Peter had studied order God. That's why he knew the words that it was written in the Book of us. Bomb, led his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell there. He didn't call it church board meetings. He didn't get the deacons who don't Deacon, the elders who don't lie together. He went to the word, he went to the word, the word said, let somebody take his place. Now I know. I know that someone will say, Well, I'll come Peter took this upon himself. Why surely the word said somebody had taken place there just kick the bucket. He was dead. He hanged himself somebody a day. It doesn't say in the scripture when it should take place. Well, why couldn't they do it? I don't think they're out of alignment, harmony at all. In doing I think they were perfectly in line because the Scripture said, Let him know that his habitation, his work and another tastefully Judas has hanged himself. He's killed himself. So now somebody else started taking place. April, that greatness of knowing the words on had Judas not knowing the word. He never could have had this which we're now going to read about. Had Judas not studied the words, he would not have no lot to do. The Word of God is the word of God. It means what it says it says what it means that if you want to know the will of God, you must know us. That's what it says. Your place your art. Now, Wherefore, verse 21, are these men, which have lots companied with us, of all the men that have accompanied us, the about 120, including men and women of those men, which have companied with us all the time, that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of us unto the same day that he was robbed. They cannot be essential. must run, be ordained. Watch it must one be ordained that apart. Do be a witness, not a defense attorney will be a witness with us of His prophetic messages though to be a witness when I said he was the greatest religious leaders around have ever seen know that he was the best man that ever lived. No. Alright a preacher on the radio this morning. Downing audio interviewed somebody from the Far East who belong to another type of religion. Maybe some the rest of us Now you had said to him, Tell me please, which is the greatest man who has contributed the most to society? Who is the best man that ever lived? He said, When he finally pinned him down, the man from the he said said, Well, Jesus Christ, he said, therefore, you ought to believe, da da da. It didn't do that here in the Word. When they got the election, someone that didn't put put them all on the block and say, Now wonder how Mahatma Gandhi would compare with Jesus and wonder how Buddha would compare with Jesus. And what's his name, this Brahmin outfit would compare with Jesus. They didn't put one religious leader against another cause there is only one who is the Son of God, and that's our Lord and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Door. So they said, Peter says, There must one be set apart, to be a witness with us of God. Obvious resurrection, obvious resurrection. And ladies and gentlemen, there is the greatness of Christianity. Without the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, Christianity hasn't got us. That's right. Without the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have nothing gospel. Because Buddha claims to be a son of God, what's his name claims to be a son of God, everybody claims to be a son of God, but nobody ever got up from the dead except the Lord Jesus Christ. You Bet Your Life. That's why I am more convinced of the resurrection than any other reality. Because Why did Jesus Christ arose from that to? Do you believe that the chief of the priests and the elders stayed home? Or did they go to that empty tomb and looking for themselves? And what did they see inside? This little encasement? Which in which Jesus had been wrapped, there wasn't a body in it, the body was out. But the encasements uracil was there, that and that's why I guess that means the resurrection is the best attested facts or truth in all history.
And on this resurrection, on this resurrection, the whole gospel of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit must be built. And they had to choose someone to be a witness, people witness the understanding, not a defense attorney, cause if you have proof up not defended, all you have to do is witness who's is its own defense. But it needs witnesses. It needs men and women who will stand for it. Like Rick crone said that we believe in speaking in tongues. Well, bless God, let's witness to it. I don't have to defend it. But I think it's high time we witness to it. Because the rank and file of Christendom doesn't know anything about the greatness or the power of God.
And we need to witness to it. Don't have to defend it. You have to defend their booth, the nobody defense, Rufus Mosley used to say, tell the truth and forget about it. He said, tell a lie, you better remember it. After sell it over again the same way. But if you tell the truth and always be the truth, you just keep telling. So they said someone must be chosen to take Judas as slaves, who will be a witness with us, a witness with us of one thing, the rock, resurrection and boy that that resurrect. And there isn't a man or woman living that can prove that Jesus Christ is resurrected except he speaks in tongues. I didn't write it but it's written in the Bible, as plain as the nose on my face. There is no man or woman who can say that they are born again of God's Spirit, and that Jesus Christ was resurrected except they hear themselves speak in tongues descriptors that realize, no wonder the resurrection stands as the crux, the false chrome on with all through hinges of our face. Be a witness with us of His resurrection. Verse 23, and they appointed they appointed to the word appointed is made to stand. That's the Greek word use that translated literally. And they made the same to two men. Joseph call rock, bar Sabbath, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. Do men justice and Matthias. They made him stand. And as they were standing, they did one thing they prayed. They prayed, and said, thou Lord, which know us the hearts of all men. So whether the word whether, listen carefully the word Whether is the word if either two words, if either if either of these two, thou hast what is that wonderful, they made the two to stand. They made the two to sad and then they prayed, Lord, Now sure, if either one of them is or not got it, if either is that wonderful. And what else is it that he may take part take part is the word long bottle, that he may manifest if he witnesses is going to witness you have to manifest right it has to be long Bondo class, couldn't be deco mine has to be long bond or manifest, that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fail, that he might go to his own place. Judas, verse 26. And they gave forth their lot. And other translation gives it I think this is from the Aramaic that gives us they gave forth their ballot. I don't know. But I know one thing that enrolls is non non non non No, they gave birth their lot.
This is what I believe happened ladies and gentlemen, about 120 disciples, long time after the ascension, and before the day of Pentecost.
They made too many the same out of the fellowship, man who had been moving along ever since the baptism of John, all through the period of the resurrection. And the 30 days after they made two of their best men, their most enthusiastic believers, both on the stand and then they prayed Lord doors if either of these two is the one and the Lord put upon their heart, that thing things that God was showing. And they gave forth their voice, their ballot, they gave forth their vote. It would be like saying, Reverend McNabb, what's your vote? And he'd say, my bias. This is McNabb watch. Hello, Mr. Mathias. Ron Dolan wants to do this to Matthias, though they went through the whole body of believers, and everyone said, What? What is that that's why it says they gave first they're both and do both. By law, upon the both was tasked for Matthias. But he's caught up on everybody votes for unanimously, 100% unanimously, and he Messiah was numbered with the 11 apostles, then 11, and one makes harmony. Well, then once again, now you have the 12 apostles. And that is why Judas, who had hanged himself was replaced by this man whose name was Matthias. And from that day on, he joins the 12 apostles. And this is the record that set forth so beautifully here in x. And it has no contradiction in it. Because if you understand Matthew 27 accurately, the thing that occurred there is that the chief priests of the 30 pieces of silver and bought a potter's field. While in Acts, Judas bought for himself in his life with money he had stolen his own property, he went and hanged himself there. And then after this hanging before the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up in the midst of the about 120. And by the Peridot in their myths, they be less than a man to replace Judas as an apostle, and this can only be done before either by Reveley. First only which can be done. Revelations, such as apostles are men called of God and Messiah to be an apostle had to be called a god and that's the only way it can fit so God must have talked to that man to that woman to that Man, and when their book was cast, they all voted for who? Not one. That's why people in the resurrection we have the power of God. In the resurrection, we have the greatness of his wonderful presence. In the resurrection. We have all of this globally, that God wants His people to have. And that's why we have to be witnesses to him of the resurrection and the power of God. That's why there's no fire as I can see, there's absolutely no contradiction in x. Or in Matthew, when you put this word together again, fits like a hand in the glove. And it works with a mathematical executive with a scientific study. For the word of God is still a word of God. That means what he says and it says what it means. That wonderful....