SNT 0220 Acts 10
August 25, 1968
The Gentiles receive the gift of holy spirit..
SNT – 220
Publication Date: 08-25-1968
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 10:1-8, 10, 19
Act 10:8-23; 11:12
Act 10:23-34; Track D: Act 10:35-46
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: Peter, God, Cornelius, verse, word, people, man, revelation, Joppa, hear, Simon, Gentiles, born, receive, called, vision, Jerusalem, hungry, lord, speak
Turn to Acts chapter 10. Tonight. Acts chapter 10 is familiar to many of the Way grads. I'm real confident of but it is a chapter in God's Word, which just lives in our hearts and lives. Because Acts chapter 10 Is the historical record of the Gentiles receiving the new birth, to be born again of God spirits, when they were first led into the receiving this record in Acts, chapter 10 speaks loudly today. It is a chapter that those young people that you heard me speak up like those young people who want to open the White House at East Carolina University at Greenville, North Carolina this fall. And others of our young people definitely believe that the current the day, the Gentiles and the Jews who are called out, need to understand the greatness of God's Word and apply the principles of this record in Acts chapter 10, occurred quite a number of years after the original outpouring of the new birth and the power of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. The reason it did not occur earlier is because people did not believe for its occurrence. God must wait on people until people are ready to go. God cannot move until people believe God would have had the Gentiles inside of the body of Christ, the day after the original outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps even on that very day, had people been ready to receive but they weren't. God can not put his word into people until people believe and are ready to receive it. The Gentiles received it here in Acts 10. And it came by way of a certain man as it says in verse one who lived in accessories is now name was Cornelius a Centurion century as 100 years, he was head, a centurion head of the band called The itallian or the Roman band, the Roman army. He had 100 men under him, the man who headed up this group. He was a centurion, head of the of this band of 100 A devout man and one who feared God who had reverence respect all for dogs with all his house. And he gave much alms to the people. And he prayed to God. Verse three says that he Carnelian saw in a vision saw in a vision. This was phenomenon. The man was not born again of God's Spirit. He was not operating revelation manifestation for he had not yet been born again. So God showed it to him in a vision, showed it to him in a picture. Like you said, the same type of thing that you would say well I saw it on my TV screen. God showed it to him in a vision. You know, while I'm thinking of this, I might as well set it before you because it will come up later again. In chapter, the same chapter in verse 10. It says, But while they made ready he fell into a watt trance, but that word Tran simply means it's a dormant state of real mental activity. It's not trance as it's used in a spiritualist teaching or in the psychic realm today. That's not at all the meaning of this word trance. The word trance is vision It's, it's where you are. Your mind is like it in a dormant state. And yet, you're right open, you're wide open to mental activity, you're really gelling. You're real alive. You're real vital. You're not sound asleep. This is why, in verse 10, it's called, he fell into a trance. But in verse 19, it's again explained, while Peter thought on the last day. You see, this is why the word of God explains itself if people only read it,
and understood what they read. This is why in chapter 10, verse three, where we are now going back, for nearly a sign of vision, God gave him a picture. It was phenomenon to him because he had not yet been born again of God's spirits, he could not receive revelation by the spirits. Therefore this had to be faithful. And it was the word evidently, in verse three is the word clearly, openly. He saw in a vision openly, very clearly, about the ninth hour of the day, which would be approximately three o'clock in the afternoon, our time and angel of God, coming into him and saying onto him, current idiot. And when he Cornelius looked on him the angel which he saw in a watt vision, he was afraid, and said, What is it Lord? And he said unto him, die prayers and dine arms or come up for a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa. And call for a one diamond, whose surname is Peter, look at the look at the accuracy and the detail of it. When God gives revelation, whether it's in phenomenon category, or whether it's by word of knowledge, word of wisdom, or discerning the spirits. Whenever God gives revelation, it's always specific. It always means what he says, and it always says what it means. It's just like this word of God here, you have before you. This is Revelation, the word of God is revelation. That's why the word of God is always specific and always direct. Now, this revelation to Corinthians was specific and direct. He said, You go to Java, you didn't say go to Jerusalem, or to Timbuktu. He said, Go to Java. And when you get to Java yas for one person, Timon, whose surname is Peter verse six, he told him that he lodged with one Simon a tanner, whose houses by the seaside Now there were other Simon did not city besides Simon the tanner, because Simon Peter was there so I know there were two. There apparently were other assignments in the city. Like in a city like New Knoxville, you may have a few Herman a few jobs a few so and so. So certainly a city like Joppa might have more than one Simon in it, right? So if God simply had said to him in Division, go see Simon, then Cornelius could have said, well, which Simon Do you want me to see there? 1200 different ones in here. Which one do you want? To see God's word is always specific. Revelation is always direct, always specific. Go to a place and find Simon a tanner. He's living outside of the city limits. Because they have zoning. As you know, the Panthers because of the stink involved in tanning had to be outside of the city limits. And they had to be on the side where the wind blows the stinked away. Now, he shall tell the lifestyle artists to do. That's all the revelation has Prometheus gone. So. First of all, critius was hungry. And I've taught you and the Word says, If a man hungers and thirst after righteousness, God has to do what? That's what the word says. He died hunger and thirst after righteousness shall the Watts field. So if a person says he's hungry and thirsting, but he will not eat God's word he's alive. Because the word of God says if a man is hungry and thirsty, he's going to eat and God's gonna failing. Most people just thought here was a man hungry and thirsty and you watch it develop Carnelian at play he was able to receive, God gave him the revelation and said, Well, there's a fella named Simon Bader. He staying at the house of Simon the tanner, you then for him, and he will tell you what you ought to do. No if ands or buts about. Now, that's just about as plain as day isn't it?
Now, if Simon is hungry, and when Peter tells him what to do, what Simon what's courteous, going to do? Carry out what Simon Peters going to say. Why? Because God told him that's what he has to do. Now God did not give any more revelation of phenomenon like the division. Beyond this. That's all he gave you for Grenadian. But that's enough. The man was hungry and thirsty, as you shall see. And when a man is hungry and thirsty, of God has to deal send the Jhapa get a special boy died. Right? The man is hungry and thirsty, God said he developed now God's got to do it. Right. So God seems to jump up to get the man to come down. So when people say they're hungry, God has to send a man or send them to a man. He's hot, then he does every time for seven says that when the angel which spake under Cornelius was departed. Cornelius called Two of his lot, household servants, and a devout soldier to households servants were most likely blood relatives. And a devout soldier. In other words, somebody under him and he was headed the centurion, someone immediately under him. That waited on him continually. And when he had declared all these things, to those three, he sent them to aware, God, don't worry that God was then Delaire did God's word meanwhile, it says and didn't say what it meant. You didn't hear carnea say, Well, God said Java, but he really didn't mean he meant send them to Druce. That's the way so many people handled the word today. They'll say, Well, that's what he says there. But that's not really what it means. This is the Bible. Yes. Compared to what you want to take out of it really. Suppose Carnegie's had said, Well, I'll just take out of it what I want to garner Yes, it still be sitting back to me when the.by now waiting to get filled with something God had available from the day of Pentecost. Right. He declared on to them everything God had said. And on the morrow, verse nine, as they went on their journey for Joppa. They drew nigh on to the city. About that time when they got nigh on to the city. Peter went up on the house top to pray, and it was about the six hour 12 o'clock noon hour time. And Peter man became very hungry. Dinnertime and would it be. Howard always gets hungry an hour early. He's a half hour. eveness fellow we have around here, outside of Ken fluke and Denny carbon in Tim Somerville and about four other boys. I know. You just eat more. Six tickets. Well, anyways, Peter was very hungry. He would have eaten, but while they made ready, he had a wad of Asian he fell into a tramp. Remember I showed you the word transverse pan is explained in 19 where Peter thought on the lot Vation they get this stuff all mixed up all the time because the psychic boys the spiritualist like that, verse 10, but they never touch verse 19 of this 10th Chapter, nor do they ever read verse three. See it fits their theology. Not important whether it fits archaeologists important whether archaeology fits with a word, right? He became very hungry would it be But while they made ready, he's had this vision. And he saw heaven open. And a certain vessel descending onto him, as it had been a great cheat. It wasn't a great cheat, but it looked like a was great cheat, as it had been a great cheat, nip at the four corners, and let down to the earth. Where him were all manner of forfeited piece of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things and fowl of the air. And there came a boy to him. Rise, Peter, keel, and look. But Peter said, no, no, Lord, not so Lord, not me, was born I have never eaten anything that is defiled. Common is the word defiled, or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, what God has claimed that call not thou common, are defiled. This was done three times, right. And after the third time, the vessel was received up, again, into what? Yep. Now this is remarkable. Because of the way in which God works, if you will remember the records in Acts chapter 234, and so forth, you will have noted, and you will recall a progression of unfoldment of truth, God would have unfolded faster, but they weren't able to receive it. So on the day of Pentecost, Jews only some years later, because of a persecution in Jerusalem, it got to Sumeria who were happy to look upon worse than dogs by the Do you know the story of the Good Samaritan. And so Peter had been involved in all this, because it was Peter and John, who went down to Sumeria. Remember in access, haha. So Peter was broadening up a little bit to though. He was getting out of that old Jewish legalism, and just beginning to get his shoulders back a little. And here, God finds him over in Java and gives him this vision. We're going to do something with Peter, that's almost unbelievable. We're going to get Peter who had been that legalistic, Jewish convert from Jhapa, all the way down to assessories. to minister the word of God to a Gentile household. Which no do what a thought of doing. Because the Gentiles were considered worse than dogs. So he shows him a picture. While Peter has this vision he sees this a sheet kind of all kinds of out large debt or bought Peters had not be have never touched anything common or the power now for doing anything. No. Three times God shows it to him. And he takes away just then, when I keep going, you see Peter wasn't convinced yes or no, not Peter. You know how stubborn he was? You've read the gospels, you other places. Not convinced yet. But God had sort of worked with Benrus or lon Jean or somebody else, you know, and he had all of this thing just meshed perfectly. It was synchronized. It was absolutely put together. Darcy's are getting to fold turn the air conditioning off. I don't know why you people don't bring over last weekend was all too hot nights all too cold. Well, all right, the words good, no, hot or cold. Now in verse 17, while Peter doubted the text, the Greek text gives us word considered deeply in other words, while Peter really thought about this vision what it should mean at that very moment, the whole thought the man which was had been sent from Cornelius, out assessor reel are right there. Just at that very moment. Now that's what I meant what I said he had to have his want to synchronize the Lord. They inquired for Simon's house, and they stood before the gate and called and asked whether Simon, who was surname Peter was bought there. And while Peter thought on the vision now number two, the spirits said on day abrin, Ollie, the old, three men, but do you think God speaks? Here? First he gives them a picture. Well, if it's a picture, it's God's talking right? Now he speaks directly by the Spirit team, which again is revelation, but specifically, also were Denali, but direct, something courteous, could not have because Cornelius had not been was born again. You see it. Arise, therefore, verse 20. And get the doubt and go with them, doubting what for I have one. You see how God works Peter around a man's hungry dial there in censorious. Days that hunger and thirst after righteousness have to be built. Now God's got to get somebody down there.
In order to do this, he softens up Peter, or Peter has been in the process of getting softened a little.
But he hadn't fully arrived at the place yet. So God gives him first of all a vision. And then he says to him by the Spirit, I don't do that, to you get gone, Peter. Or I have sent these men. And I wonder if Peter could have had any thoughts about your revelation is given twice, it's established. Then Peter, verse 21, went down to the men which were sent on to him from Geneious and said, Behold, I am here who have you seen? What is the cause? Wherefore ye are come? God did not tell Peter. Why they had come. Because God had already told Cornelius. Cornelius had told the servants the servants could tell home beat. And they said, Cornelius the centurion, adjust man, one that feareth God in a good report among all the nations of the Jews was worn from God by an holy angel to send for the, into his house and to hear words that the then call them in and watch them. And on the morrow, Peter went away with them. And certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him. That's the part that always threw. Because in the verses above, it doesn't say anything that God told Peter to take others with him. But I know he must have had a revelation beyond this. Because Peter when he goes with them, take six others with him.
Certain brother and from Joppa accompanied him. Why? Well, the deeper you get into these truth in God's Word, the more you'll realize some.
The original receiving of the new birth and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit was to Jews only on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem, right? These Jews were legalistic, they had been born and raised under the law. Now, they just knew that to become to have the blessings of the oracles of God, a Gentile had to become a proselyte of Judaism. Cornelius is not going to become a proselyte of Judaism. Cornelius, as you're going to see is going to be born again of God's Spirit filled with all these spirits without ever going through the process of life program. And if Peter is going to do this, when he gets back to Jerusalem, why do you think the boys in Jerusalem are going to say that he thought, That's right. The Lord made arrangements that they couldn't cut his throat. When the Lord said Go with him doubting nothing for AppSense them, he must have told a more because the word says he took with him six brethren to accompany him. Cause Peter knew by revelation that when this thing would be fulfilled, he'd be called on the carpet down in Jerusalem because he dared to go to the gym. This is why in chapter 11 In verse 12, he has called on the carpet in Jerusalem. And he reiterates in verse 12, what we've just read, and he says, The Spirit Badme go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover, these what six brethren, accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house. Now back to chapter 10. Peter went away, verse 23, with them in certain brethren, how many sick they were Jews in background but they had been born again up God's Spirit. That's why they went with. And on the model, verse 24, after they entered into sets, Ria, Cornelius was out fishing. He left on a hunting trip with no thought was after all, if the man of God is going to come, you might as well go if you if you if you're there, alright, if you're not there, it's all right to what difference does it make? makes all the difference between going to heaven or hell. Right. The Lord had said to him to send a Java, he sent a job. Well, what what should a man that's hungry for God's word do go to the place and stay at the place where I know he's going to get God's word. I want to tell you something. Cornelius was not out selling life insurance or trying to market a home. Or he hadn't even gone back into the NCR office or the post office. He hadn't even gone out to the farm to cut alfalfa. Why? He was expecting here to go. Now if you're going to get God's word, you got to prepare to receive it. And Cornelius have prepared himself and his household to receive the Word of God. That's why when Peter gets there, Cornelius has the Wacom rolled out and the coffee pot on. Ready, waited for them. And he had called to gather his kinsmen and near friends. And I'll bet he found out how many friends he had. The best way to find out who your friends are, is to ask them to go deeper in God's word with you, and the greatness of God's word and you will find out who your friends are sure is funny. You can get people to go to dance with you. You can get them to go to a ballgame. You can get them to go to a beer Park. You can get them into a car game P knock all bread. But you'll find out whether they're spiritually hungry if you ask them to dig God's word. Most likely and up for the most part with a brand set news bank and bunch of friends.
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius Mel met him verse 25, and fell down at his feet and worship. This is an Orientalism of respect. It's an Orientalism of showing humility. To worship does not mean that he thought Peter was gone.
It is an Orientalism where simply it shows that you are real humble that you are absolutely nothing as far as you are concerned. You're looking for everything from that man who has come. And Peter took Him up in verse 26 and says well you better stand up you can't learn much Lee and down there. I myself also am a was a man. And as he talked with him, doesn't tie a lot they talked about but I know from some of the context of the word that those fellows we're not talking about. Who is going to be the Democratic candidate. You sure that to or who is going to win the NFL or the baseball fine And as he talked with him, he went in and found lots many that were come what, who got those many together, Cornelia that when Peter came, they did not have to put on an advertising campaign. They did not have to get the cooperation of all the local sympathetic congregation. They did not have to go to the TV stations or their radio stations, and begged them for a little cooperation for Cordelia, had already visited around and he said, Now, God told me so and so I want you over. And Cornelius was no body. So he was the head of a sense. He was a Centurion that have 100 soldiers, the man had dignity, the man had power, the man had ability. And people respected that in the man and I want to tell you, they'll respected you. If you walk around all over town, real flimsy, never quite sure of anything. Nobody's going to respect you. They may not like what you believe, but they're sure gonna respect you for what you believe. If you've got conviction, and you are able to stand with the love of God in your heart. I like this word of God so much. Because if you're going to win men and women to Christ, God operate manifestations of the Spirit, or you're just run him into there and yonder. And you'll waste most of the large time in your own. We have spent so much of our life and so much of our time trying to feed goats hope and they turn out to be sheep your cats do. That's why we need to walk by revelation. Some times God will have you sit for a whole week, not even witness to one person. And the devil will just condemn you all the way to hell and back. Because you didn't speak to anybody. I don't know how many of you have gone through this. I think maybe on the other side, you've gone through more where God said I want you to talk to Maggie Martins. And you said Oh, Lord, I don't want to today. Maybe not experiences morsel, where we should have been a crack and and we knew we should be moving. But somehow or other we did. And as he talked with him, he went in and found many that were come together. Verse 28. And he said unto them, those people gathered together he said, you know how that is unlawful? For a man that is a do to keep company, or come onto one of another nation. But But God has showed how did God join by vision and by direct voice spirit saying, wait an hour, that I should not call any man defiled are what? It took God to show it to Peter, nobody else could have I guarantee. Therefore, verse 29, came i Under you without gainsays without wasting my time.
Without holding off for two weeks, I came right after this information. As soon as I was painful, I asked therefore, for what intent you have sent for this is remarkable. If God told him to go God told him what Why didn't God tell him why you wanted him to go? Because God had already told kurnia thrive, and Cornelius could communicate what once you can notify your senses God doesn't have to give you a revelation on and by his senses, he could know this because God had already told Cornelius, right? That's right. And Cornelia said verse 30. I was fasting under this hour the ninth hour I prayed my house the oldest man stood before me and bright clothing and said currently do Thy prayers heard, dine arms, are had in remembers in the sight of the Lord center for the job and call his or assignment whose surname is very large, in the house of one Simon a tanner by the seaside, who when he comes, shall speak up things shall speak unto the verse 33 immediately therefore I sent to the sent to thee, and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore we All here present, watch it. We're all here present before her to hear those things, to hear all things here, all things that aren't command at the r1. I have not dumped. Currently, Cornelia said we want to hear what God's got to say. I want to tell you, Peter was not a late news reporter. He didn't talk to them about the political situation, or the economic situation of the nation. He did not talk to them. About all of those things that we ordinarily think today we have to hear in our churches. Or anything, I said, we're here present. We're all here. Only one thing, we want to know what God has to say. We don't care about a million other things. We want to know what God's word is. Ladies and gentlemen, that's a treatment. We would quit messing around and just get to the point and say, All right, what God's Word say. They call him in Hall. But get him back to the Word. Maybe they'll be him. I don't know. Are they hard or something? But get them back to the Word? Part. there's ever been a time in the history of civilization when men and women need to hear God's word. It's this time. It is this. Why do you think we want to open at East Carolina University? Why do you think we want to have a gift? Why do you think we work here at the headquarters? Because people have to hear and God has no body but people to carry the word. God could not get Peter to go five years before because Peter would not have been was willing to go. But God knowing Peter knowing he gives him the vision, then he gives him direct revelation and he gets Peter to go. God can not move on till man are able to receive. But God does not boil water to me. Then Peter opened his mouth. Verse 34. And he said, of a truth, I perceived that God is no respecter of persons. That's remarkable that God took God to really teach this to Peter. Peter always thought God was respecter of persons the Oracles had been given as Joe's. If you wanted to get the blessings of God, you had to become a prophet Elijah Judaism if you weren't born, as do. First thing Peter says, I analyse that God is no respecter of what God is a respecter of condition. Don't you forget it, but never a person. But verse 30 bucks in every nation, he that fear of him and work as righteousness is accepted within the word which God 10 of the children of Israel preaching peace, by Jesus Christ is Lord of all. That word, I say, you know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism, which John preach, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth. We have the Holy Ghost, and with power, who Jesus of Nazareth went about doing good. Healing, oh, who were oppressed of the devil, for God was watching with. We are witnesses, not defense attorney. We are witnesses of all things, which he did, both in the latitudes and Jerusalem, whom they slew and hanged on a tree crop a treat him, God raised up the third day, and showed him on openly Ah, hey, if you're going to get saved, Roman says, You have to confess with your mouth the Lord wants and believe that God has up yet preached, Peter preached the resurrection. Without it you could get paid. Not to all the people but under witnesses chosen before of God, verse 41, even to us who did eat and drink with him, after he rose from odd that you might have some fellowship, golf, we'll say 40 days remember verse 42, And he commanded us to preach unto the people and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the judge of the living. The quick ended in verse 43, to him, give all the prophets witness that through his name, whosoever believeth in Him. To believe in him is to confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and God did what? whosoever believes in Him shall receive remission of us. Remission of sins is for the unsaved sinner. forgiveness of sins is for the saved one and you do not get saved because you confess your sin. You get saved because you confess the Savior from sin the Lord Jesus Christ. very sporty. 44 While Peter yet spake, while was Peter speaking, they all things that are commanded him oppo god, that's right. While Peter was yet speaking these things, these words the Holy Ghost the new MA The howgill fell on all of them not nobody was myth. Oh, who heard the word? Now that's remarkable. Previous theater getting his sermon interrupted. Never got to say a man never got to pronounce the benediction. There was no post flew the choir never saying amen, amen. All that While Peter was yet preaching, or needing to believe somebody else believes, and boom, boom, there it was. Aha. fail on all them which heard the word heard in the text is here to the end of believing. Because there's another word for here, which means it comes in here and goes plane player through that with soap, make sure please wear through. But to hear to the end of believing is this word which heard the word. Now birth 45 And they have the circumcision, which believed those six who came with Peter they up the circumcision of the Jewish backgrounds who are born again of God spirits who accompany theater from Joppa says the real they of the circumcision, which believed were astonished. The word astonished is flabbergasted they were shocked they flipped as I say in my classes at times their eyeballs got like goose egg as many as came with Peter they were astonished what were they astonished at what shocked them because that on the Gentiles also the key word in the text is the word also that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift oh a new ma I do that's what you've done on the Gentiles also on the Gentiles also why also because some 20 years before in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost day the Jews had was received now the similar thing occurred over here accessory Yeah. And those six to accompany Peter we're starting because that on the Gentiles oh so was poured out the gift. Not the baptism of the holiday goes no thought to give the gift of Newmont audio. Now why should they have been established and flabbergasted because you cannot be spirit. God is Spirit. You can't see spirit spirit has no form of godliness. Then how did they know? How did these six brother knew accompanied him? How did they know that these people at Whatever your Cornelius and his household and all those gathered together had received Oh, so that same as how did they know? That's what the next verse they had all gone out to the river for water baptism. Nope. That all gone through confirmation for three years? No. Dad been in Sunday school every Sunday for three years to get the metal. No. Which helps which you like to add. Ladies and gentlemen, you can you can read the Word of God figure blue in the face. You can argue with yourself until your death. There's a very simple answer. It's written in God's word. And for God's people. It's got them through and for the rest, God has no end.
I want to tell you something. And I think all of you that know anything about God's word will have to agree that Cornelius could have worn his full dress with his bow tie top hat, carried three Bibles in each hand and knelt down to pray and stood up to a child that would not have convinced Peter of the six other brethren that he also had received the gift. They could have water baptized him backwards, forwards upside down in 50 gallon, 500 gallon and 5000 gallons of water that would not have convinced Peter or those six brothers, ladies and gentlemen, there has to be something which is indisputable and undeniable. Something that only a man or a woman can do who is literally born again a God Spirit till the end it has to be irrefutable. It has to be so ironclad that nobody can touch it or deny that one and only thing that convinced Peter and the six brother knew accompanies him that they also had been built forward. They heard them last week with tongues and what magnify God boy that something is. The only thing you can educate a person into being good Christian is born again. I've got pretty speaking tongues if you hear him speak in tongues, you know, he's Christian until he speaks in tongues. You don't know whether or not well, you stay by their fruits. Is that right? I know a lot of people not born again and God's Spirit got real good fruit. But it has to be something class. It had to be. That's why this word speaks to our day in our time. This word here in Acts 10 needs to be declared in every community, in every city on every college campus. In every nook and corner of our nation, if you want our nation to be alive and vital, and to grow with the greatness of the power of God, and to get that job done, you are going to have to move or it's going to go pot because God has no hands but your hands to believe God has no way whereby to get the job done until you and I are willing to move. Absolutely. Peter preach the Word, the household brave and when they believe they receive you as a first thing they did after they were born again. They spoke in tongues and that was what convinced those Jews who accompanied Peter who are believers that the Gentiles also had received the gift. Now you might want to argue with people they want to argue with you they want to argue with me I have no argument is reading the words alright to explain. Either believe God's word you don't. And I'd like to say again to the church all over the world. If this is not God's word, then you tell me what is God's word. You explain this is the only simple explanation there is. And that is the in it's indisputable, undeniable, it's absolutely the only thing that's the proof in the census world that you have the real McCoy on the inside for a day heard them speak. Not that grandma not possessed. They by the freedom of their will folk with tongues. And as you spoke in tongues, they magnified God. This is why it says in Acts chapter two when they spoke in tongues, the folks so wonderful what works of God here in Acts 10 It says that they magnify God is not a wonderful record. Wouldn't you like to magnify God? Wouldn't you like to have people to have that absolute proof in their life? That Christ is with him? that they're filled with the Holy Spirit that they know that they know that they know that I would. That's why we want to open and will open on the campus of East Carolina University this September the fourth. This is why we maintain a ministry around the world through our films, our tapes, our young people, or adults, anybody who wants to do anything for God, and ladies and gentlemen, this is the hour this is the time. You and I are not going to take anything with us out of his life. But we've got a lot to look forward to in the next one. Because of the treasures we can lay up by walking on the greatness of God's word now.