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SNT 0226 Aquila and Priscilla: Acts 18

Aquila and Priscilla: Acts 18    July 25, 1965

Teaching about Priscilla and Aquila, who expounded the
Scriptures to Apollos in Ephesus.
SNT – 226

3rdburglar by Wordburglar
Topic: draft, Paul, God, synagogue, Priscilla, word, teach, shook, church, lord, people, man, Jews, revelation, Ephesus, baptized
Format: audio
Publication Date: 07-25-1965

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 18:1-6; Neh 5:13, 10

Neh 5:11-13; Act 18:6-19

Act 18:19-28; 19:1-6; 1Co 14:37, 5

Act 19:3-7; (Act 19:10)




SUMMARY KEYWORDS: Paul, God, synagogue, Priscilla, word, teach, shook, church, lord, people, man, Jews, revelation, Ephesus, baptized


Take your Bibles tonight and turn to Acts chapter 18. Acts chapter 18 Are you're comfortable in the auditorium, it's nice to have this place wonderfully air conditioned, isn't it. So you can just enjoy it and stay for hours and hours on it. So Acts chapter 18, a tremendous chapter in the Word of God. And I would like to read it for your blessing and edification tonight. And as we move along, I perhaps will explain a few things that may be of interest to you. Chapter 18, of the book of Acts that remember that X is the history of the rise and the expansion of the Christian church. On the day of Pentecost, when they were filled with the Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit spoke in tongues operated the manifestation. The record here in the book of Acts, is the record of those men moving with this wonderful word. After these things, Paul departed from Athens, and he came to Korea and found a certain Jew named Aquarela. Born in punches, recently, or lately come from Italy, with his wife, Priscilla. The reason they came is because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from globe and came under them. And because he was of the same crap, as the apostle Paul, the Bible's that go to the Eastern world, I'll say saddle makers, the Bible that comes to the Western world, because we've had the error so long, we have to propagate it all say tentmakers. Same thing is I teach in the foundational class, the Bibles that go to the east, what subject is that? Bad? Yeah, the Bibles that go to the east, all say, My God, My God, for this was I spared the Bibles that come to the Western world, I will say, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? And all of them come out of the same British Bible Society or American Bible Society, they are not interested in truth at all. All we're interested in is propagating the theology or the doctrine we already adhere to. I didn't write the book. But the King James is a translation. It's not the word of God. The Word of God is that which was originally given when holy men of God spake as they will not know about the Holy Ghost. And that was a long time before 1600 11 When old King James finally got around to it, right? Sure, it's right there for the accuracy of the text is, by their occupation, they weren't several makers. And he Powell reason in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. And when Silas and Timothy, were coming from Macedonia, why that must have been a meeting. That must have been a meeting here was here was a cola. A wonderful man of God who had just been by persecution, thrown out a row. He comes and he meets with Paul and then this wonderful man of God, silence comes and this great young man, Timothy come, you know, Timothy's Paul's right hand, man, they must have had a good camp meat is most likely had the way family camp in operates. Joe, Silas and Timothy were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the Spirit. You know what it is to be pressed in the Spirit, to know you ought to do something to be pressed in the spirit is a way of saying that got revelation. Paul got the gold sign. There, the the sign was green. And he testified, he testified to the Jews, that Jesus was the Christ. And when they oppose him, when they oppose him, them and when and when they oppose themselves, that is that they oppose themselves, not something. I'll tell you in a minute what it is, and blaspheme, he shook his Raymond. He shook his Raman and said unto them, your blood be upon your own head. I am praying, from henceforth I will go where the apostle Paul was a Jew and background, religiously speaking. He was he was raised and trained at the feet of Gamaliel, the greatest theologians of that day and time.


And the apostle Paul, whenever he went into a community tried to get into the synagogue. The synagogue was the place where the word of God was to be taught. It would correspond much search our church does today. The synagogue in its day was the place where the word was to be taught. That's where the scrolls the laws well read. That's where the priests were to teach the Word. It corresponds very much to what you would call a church today, a meeting house, where we are supposed to get the word of God, where they're supposed to read the Bible where they're supposed to teach it. Right? George, Dr. Paul always tried to get the word into the synagogue, he tried, and he tried, and he tried to get the word in the synagogue. And this record here is the final record in the Bible, where the apostle Paul quit try. He finally quits trying to get the word into the synagogue. And you'd get that way, some time with a church. You get, you're trying to get the word in the church. You're trying, you're trying, and I know what I'm talking about, because I tried for 18 years to do it. So don't anybody get their damn rough up on this stuff, because I try. I spent money on my own by the barrel full, to try to get the knowledge of God's word back into the church, but they laugh you to scorn. They sat at the top and said, Well, look, after all, we're the theologians. We know what's really going on. Well, let's God. The apostle Paul went in the synagogue, he went into synagogue, he tried his best to get the word where they should have had it. But every time they went to synagogue, they ridiculed it, they made fun of him, they laughed at him. So finally, Paul said, boys that tip on through and this is the record here in x 18. Of what he got finished. And he was pressed in a lot. That's the key to it. Finally, he was shown once more by revelation, get in there and he was shown by revelation. Now that's enough they've had the opportunity to go Paul and he said to them in plain language follows on through from here on out I'll go to the unbelievers the Gentiles. And you know, in modern terminology, what that would mean I'm going down in this salute, there's a red light district and down with a jail birds are that's where I'm going to take the word you know why? Because the average person down there Listen, even an eighth but today, they won't listen, inside of the catalyst and hard systems have their denominational setup. But have we got the courage we might have if we're not listening to the Lord, we're listening to society, the environment which we're engaged, the the social customs of our time, not listening to the Lord, if we listen, the Lord wants to while we walk differently, and we will. The apostle Paul walked by revelation, press in the spirit reverse way. He got revelation. And he went into synagogue, and he told him the word he said, Boy, this is it. From now on, I'm going to go with Amen. And he did something. He did something which is a tremendous Orientalism. Something that the bishop taught me 10 1214 years ago. I don't know how long ago, he shook his Raymond. He shook his Raymond took his ring. It means it's translated another way in Nehemiah. If you'll keep your finger here and x and go to Nehemiah, I'll show you the other translation of Nehemiah chapter five. Verse 13, of the Maya. Also, I shook my watch, lap. I shook my lap. He shake your lap.


I shook my lap and said, so God shake out every man from his house. And some is labor, that performance not this promise? Even does he be shaken out and what? Empty? And all the congregation said Amen. Praise the Lord. And the people did according to this what? You know what the background is in here. These dad cheated, that cheated the Lord. You go back in verse 10. I likewise my brother and my servants might extract to them money and card you know, they took too much money when they weren't supposed to. They took too much car and when they weren't supposed to take it and restore I pray you to them even this day, their lands they took away from their vineyards, they overcharged in everything. They took olive yards away the houses also the hundreds part of the money the corn the line that you've talked to them, they and they said they said everything we get the people to preset this everything we get the people on, we will restore and will require nothing of them. So what we do, as I'll say, then I called the priests and took an oath of them that they should do according to this was also I shook my lap. I shook my lap. You know, to shake the lap is a Raymond worn around the neck For the purpose of carrying grain in and supply, it's like an apron. It's built much like an apron that you ladies use to tie around your neck. But it's it's wider round here. And it hangs down in the front just like a like a like a carpenter's nail apron a lot. It'll hang down here. And then you put it on hold about 10 pounds of wheat. And they would wear that when they would go to market and get it filled. And the reason it says, check the lap, having this on this apron like and being filled, they could sit down a chicken like this. Now, the shaking of the lap means he said he shook his lap, they would take it. And because of the shaking, the shaking means they've emptier, they throw all the grain out. It all go on the ground. And so God said, if, if you don't do this, I shake my lap. As he said this to the priests, I'll shake the lap, meaning I'll spill all of the good stuff on the ground, there won't be anything left for you. You'll all be beat on this thing. Right? Sure. Bless your heart. Tremendous. Now back to x and see what this thing's all about. And when they oppose themselves, you see their posts themselves. They had promised God that when they were Jews and in the synagogue, that they would be obedient to the lab, and to the Word of God that was read in the synagogue, right? Like in the church, they promised to be obedient to the Word of God. They opposed themselves because they were not obedient to the word. And they blaspheme the Word of God. They were blessed, I mean, the word of God. So he shook his lap, shook his Raman shook his lap, indicating that all the goodies were spilled out on the ground. God's favor was no longer upon them. All of God's blessing was banned from them. They had broken all of God's promises. That's the meaning of that tremendous Orientalism. And he shook the raiment or he shook the land. Anything further dad, there'll be some wonderful, good. Now, and he said unto them, you see here is this shaking up your blood be on your own luck. I am pleased. Why was Paul clean because he, he, as a Jew, had gone to the synagogue. First he preached the word in the church, so to speak, you've given them both barrels, giving them all of his knowledge of God's word, but they refused it right? So he took his one, spill it all out, he said, the blood be on your own hands. on through. From henceforth, I'm going over to the boys down there in the suit. And the old center, the gals in the red light district, any place, I'm going down to human need, where people want to hear and where they want to get the word. So we went to Jinpa verse seven, he departed dense energy to a certain man's house named justice, one that worship God whose house joint, hard to the synagogue right next door. And crisp as the chief ruler of the synagogue believed on the Lord with all his house. And many of the Corinthians hearing, believed, and were baptized.


As they baptized with water, and if it doesn't say water, don't you put water in it? Then spec the Lord to Paul in the night, by a vision. You know what a vision is we'll get into this in the advanced class when we operate, where to knowledge work, the word of knowledge. A vision is nothing but Revelation via television. Colored television, not black and white. Technically, technically, it is exactly what I've said. In understand it, Asian God, by Revelation shows in the picture, and it's in color. Usually, why not? God not limited. I won't give it to you in color. He showed him if Asian, Georgia Asian, this is revelation. And he said to Powell, be not one, but speak and hold not Taiwan. You know why? Because boy, when he cut himself loose that synagogue and said, fellas, this is it. You know what the synagogue said? We'll get we'll get a boy. We'll get that old fella. So what up? And the Lord said to him, Paul, don't get excited. He said, Don't you be afraid of them? You just speak and don't you ever hold your peace? In other words, you say what you've got to say Paul from where I am up with the ball. I want a tremendous thing that is, I am with thee, and no man shall set on the lower bar I have much people in this world. Look at the revelation in the comfort that's in Revelation, listening to the Lord and getting the Spirit of God to tell you something, look at that company. For that something a man needs at some time in life and a woman needs right to hear from the Lord as to what to do in the situation. And he continued there a year and was teaching the Word of God among them. And when Gallio was the deputy of Acadia, the Jews made interaction with one accord against Paul and brought him to judgment seat, saying, This fella persuade his men to worship God contrary to look at something when Paul was not about to open his mouth, Galileo said unto the Jews, if it were a matter of wrong or wicked, lawlessness all you do is reason would that I should bear with you. But if it's a question of words, and names and of your law, look into it, of you know, judges such matters Oh, nice in here, the Jews were bringing him and he had no right to the deputy said, and it was a matter of, you know, murder or anything else. My field is a matter of your bloomin law and your system. That's right, it was. You said you take care of it. At verse 16 says he drove them from the judgment seat. He said, Get out of here. Then all the Greeks took subsidies, you said it couldn't get Paul and it took sustained he's the chief ruler of the synagogue and beat him before the judgment seat Galio carry carry pinata these the you know anything to do with their religious fight. He was a smart politician. He played them all the way round, you know, and Paul, after this carry there yet a gun while? Why because the word of the Lord had said Be not afraid, speak and hold it from with the no man shall set are needed a lot. And probably God's word. God's word was God's will for Paul. So even in the midst of that he said on stage, he stayed until God told him to move. And then took his leave of brethren and sailed into Syria. And with him, he took Priscilla and was an old Polish Chinese head and more than a butch Brie made a vow. You made a vow. This is that time you know making a vow. They many times to show people they made a vow. You call it God vows it and he came to Ephesus. I comes to Ephesus. Ephesus is the greatest seed of learning in the Near East. In Bible time, Jesus time. The great the great library of emphasis was the greatest library collection, perhaps of all time. Over in Ephesus was the great temple to the goddess of Diana, one of the great magnificent wonders of the world. And now to this city. Paul goes not by sense knowledge but by revelation, and he takes the Quillen Priscilla long and he came to Evans left them there but he himself entered in the synagogue and reason with well, when to decide him to carry along you can send a nuts but bad them for a while saying I must by all means keep this piece that comes in Jerusalem or return again or do you have God willing sale from Ephesus. And when we have a when he had landed accessory gone up and flew the church he went down to Antioch. And after you spent some time at Antioch, you see is headed toward Jerusalem if you're ever you can know your map of Palestine. He departed went all over the country of gelation Phrygian order strengthening and a certain Jew named Apollo's born at Alexandria, watch these key are documented and Alexandrian Jew born under and trained under Greek teaching Alexandria, the headquarters of Greek learning in Egypt, where the Jews had gone. Many of them and our cut man and mighty in the Scriptures came to air. Now, Paul was not enough emphasis was he bought a cola and Priscilla were aware and opposite. Now this man was instructed in the way of the Lord and being fervent in the spirit, spiritually and foods. He was warmed up for the things that God he spent and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing all lays out that's all he knew. Why didn't he know anymore hadn't been taught anymore. You can't know anymore what you're taught, right? One of the, you know, John's Baptist thought was all he could do. John's baptism was a baptism of water, water. That's all I know, but couldn't teach anymore. And he began to speak Bowlby in the synagogue who went Aquarela. And what had heard. They took him onto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more or less. I wonder where they got a better idea of the Word of God than what this fell ahead. who delivered? You? Sure. No, Paul told them the greatness of God's Word. And here, a quill and Priscilla heard about this eloquent of Polish, the Golden Tongue orator, the word of God, they're heard that this man was an emphasis. Now there wasn't just one synagogue in Ephesus, their rooms up there. And this is why they didn't hear about it immediately. So one time they heard about this episode, this man being done at the synagogue, so a colon Priscilla, go down, Diggory. And boy, when they hear him, they say we got to take that fellow, wonderful vocabulary. Tremendous preacher has a wonderful knowledge of God's word, but it's Old Testament. He said we got to bring him up to date a little bit. So a quill and Priscilla took this great minister home and taught him the Word of God was a people did you ever read it? A Quill and Priscilla just common ordinary folks, lay folks took this great minister home and the minister listened to the line folks. And that's impossible. And arrived. Boy, you talk. I want to tell you that our palace was a humble map, that a palace was hungry, he wanted to learn, he was willing to learn. He was willing to learn, right? You bet your life today, you know, you try to take some Minister home as a layman and teach him the Word of God. They'll tell you it's free to climb up because I went to such and such a theological cemetery. And I know so and so and so and so say, you just tried to teach him. The only thing you can teach him is you already agree with Quill and persisted Priscilla did not agree with a policy and they took a policy home. And ladies and gentlemen, policy was a mighty man in the scriptures the words and so and he was a golden tongue doctor, he had a real command on the language. And he was a dynamic speaker. But he was willing to go home with a quill and Priscilla and they taught him the Word of God more. And then they said to him now, since we've taught you more perfectly, you go back in there and teach those others not enough, because he walked by revelation.


Because when he was supposed to pass into Acadia, the brother and vote exhorting us to see instead of going back into emphasis, he went over to another place, and the brother and wrote a poem for Silla, exhorting the disciples to receive a policy who when he was come help them much, which had already believed through grace, for he mightily convinced the Jews and that publicly showing by the Scriptures that Jesus was the one haha and it came to pass that while Apollo's who had gone over to where Korean power comes along back toward emphasis, which he had said a while ago, he wanted to come back if you've been to Jerusalem, right? He comes back to Ephesus, to his old friends, Aquila, and Priscilla. A having passed through the upper Coast came to Ephesus and finding certain one, a palace, and Aquila and Priscilla had been busy in Ephesus, and what had they been doing? Winning men and women for Christ getting a burn again of God's Spirit, so on and so forth? And he said unto them, verse two, he said unto the disciples, the born again believers, have you received Have you alarmed Donald Have you manifested the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit sent you believe? And they said, We belong to the modern denominations, we have not so much as heard whether there be any Ah, that's something. Read it yourself. Why sure, just like how many of you people in your modern churches ever heard that it was possible and that it was God's will for you to speak in tongues interpret and prophesy. If you heard anything you heard, it wasn't God's will. What was the matter with you? The same script during first Corinthians 14 addressed to the Church says, I want to remind you, God says, If you think your spiritual quoting now, if you think you are spiritual or a prophet, let me remind you that the things that I write on view are the commandments of Oh, First Corinthians 14 says so And in First Corinthians 14, it says, I would just speak in tongues, interpret, Prophet SAW operate where knowledge discerning spirit, faith, miracles and healing fall in there. And he said, I want you to know it's a commandment of God. Amen. Six man, Lord, man, Lord, he gets back over there. And he says to the believers who are born again, Have you have you had a long battle? The Holy Spirit? Have you spoken in tongues? Have you interpreted? Have you prophesied? Have you operated word of knowledge, word of wisdom? He said, No, we've not so much as heard. Whether it be the reason our people haven't heard today is because the pulpit does know it. And if the Pope does know it, they don't teach it. If you don't teach it, people can't know people. That's why we need the word talk. And that's why I'm always grateful for the people that listened to radio, and so forth. And they've told me we're just about ready to go off, I'm sorry, these people listening to the broadcast have to drop off of this thing now at nine o'clock, but it just getting good over here at headquarters. But it's been nice, how much time we got left, almost two minutes, somebody I couldn't read you. I thought he said a half a minute here a minute ago, if I'd known two minutes, we just waited a while. But since I'm on this, you know, are people listening to Radio, I'm always glad to have them join in with us. But it'd be a wonderful favor to them if they came to the headquarters on the way here themselves some time. And so for themselves the greatness that with the power of God that lives in the souls in the lives of these men and women, and be a part of the meeting here, it's wonderful to listen by radio, if you haven't got anything better, is wonderful to have you but if they would come in the word like it's living. Now they just miss out on the climax of this thing where we're going to see the greatness of what this really happened over here, because of a man who dared to believe God and a woman who dared to believe God and her husband who dared to believe God. That's why people you're getting the word of God like this treasure heart. He said, Have you lived by not anything? And he said unto them, verse three on a lot, then were you baptized? And they said, under what? And John's baptism was a lot baptism. Why didn't he baptized in water? That's all he knew. roadless contents are most people know today yet. They're still baptized in water all the time. And they're so convinced of it, that they're right. If God Almighty came and wrote on the word is plain as day they still won't believe it. That's why Paul took his lap and said, Your blood be on your own heads. If you don't want to believe God's word. It's your responsibility, not mine.


upon us knew only water baptism, Paul came along with something much more wonder for to teach them the great baptism of the Holy Spirit, right? You want to read it. And when they get through here, there are two things that happened. When they finally received the Holy Spirit. They spoke in tongues and they want this is the early church. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a greatness of the power of God. And therefore my people, we ought to read this word and believe what we read, if God word is meant, if it wasn't wanted to tear the sheet out, throw it away. What got it? He said, I don't know what were you baptized? They said, 100 John's baptism. Then said, Paul, John, very baptized with the baptism of repentance, which was a water baptism onto the coming of Christ, saying unto the people, that they should believe on Him, which had come after him that is on what the, when they heard this, when they heard this, this which this, which Apollo's preached when they heard this, they were baptized by a power, does ministry in the name of the Lord. That's what the rebel verse six tells what Paul? Paul laid his hands on. When Paul laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, came on. Not came on them in here, but came on them in manifestation. How do I know that converges to rubber Davidson? He said of them, Have you won? And the word received is the word lon Bonnell manifest. Have you brought forth into evidence that what you got on the inside, they were disciples, they were born again on God's Spirit, right? But they have not manifested anything. Water baptism or water baptism, no manifestation. The Hindus got y'all beat as the bishop, sure. They baptize them in water. When they're come of age, that 1312 13 Then that covers all the scenes up until that time. Then they baptize them in water when they get married. That covers all a man sins during his wild years of sowing wild oats.


Logic, the women too I get your sense of humor. And then, when they're dead after they've died, just before that to cremate them, they take them into the river Ganges or other, some other sacred river. And they immerse them, mind you, none of the sprinkling business or dry cleaning, they immerse and hold them under a lot. And that's real logic. You know why they cover their sins in their youth? They cover their sins in their young manhood, then they cover their sins from their married life until they're dead, and got them all covered. If that isn't a good deal, human right. Bishop, am I telling the truth? Couldn't afford to lie my way sincere. It's the question I had the I didn't know I do the baptism business. But I did not know that you could tell the difference between whether it was a man or a woman because it got them all wrapped up in a white sheet. You know, like your sheet on a bed like linen type of linen, but pause like wrap all up completely. And you couldn't tell what is man or woman I thought but then I said, Well, how come they got this red cross on. And then I found out and whenever it was a man, they put Red Cross. I paid a lot of pain, red, cross the white sheet. That's how you know it's a man. And so they take him put him immerse them in the river Ganges or some other sacred river. Then they take him out and lay them on the funeral pyre and the woman if it's the man, the woman sits at the head of the man until his fold busts open, you know from the heat when he's called bus open and she goes home. Right? This is among what I saw at least an experience. And because the teaching is that when the Skoll goes open, the spirit leaves a lot of these things, customs, culture is a tremendous thing. Now you see, we talk about baptism, water baptism, shoot, you think that started with John the Baptist, good gravy, no. Water baptism was as old as you can think about. It was back in India, other places long ago. But John had a special mission. Remember what it was? He was the forerunner of the Lord, right? And he was to call Israel to repentance. And when they repented unto the coming of the Lord, God had told him Emerson. Lo and behold, we're still looking for the common Lord today. He's done in here at anybody tell you that. He has been here and done. But he's coming back. You see, the part is, isn't that peculiar how we can still stay under John ministry. And John's ministry was at a specific time for specifically, he was the forerunner of the return of prayer of the coming phrase. And God Himself says, If you ever read the gospel, John said, of the Lord Jesus, He said, He must increase and I must what John said this, that Jesus Christ must increase and that tea, God must decrease. And this is the gospel truth on water baptism too. That's exactly what happens with with the coming of Christ, the increase went to the spiritual side. And from the day of Pentecost on something a lot better teams and one lot. And my Bible says that when they received in the manifestation, they did one thing. They spoke in tongues and the prophets. Now they did exactly something that you heard tonight. One of our men river Davidson, prophesied art here, spoke in tongues interpreted. Same thing that did an emphasis. And people if this isn't the church, you name the churches in the building of cement or stone. churches where believers are gathered together on the Word of God. The label on the outside doesn't make a blue would they call it Methodists that don't change, or Presbyterian or Lutheran or Anglican or United Church of Christ? It's like, if you got well why do you want peaches? If you got peaches in the can, and you label it horseradish on the outside? Does it change the pizza stores right now? That's a silly illustration is allowed to you just remember the can and you won't have any trouble. It's the fruit on the inside. That's important, not the label on the other sight for the label on the outside, it may call you something else. But what have you got in here? That's what important.


And this is why people I'm more concerned about the name God gives us than the environment in which I live. If I was concerned about why people call me I'd walk a little differently once in a while. But you can't be you've got to walk first and foremost before God remember the early church, the apostles once prayed, or it would they didn't pray, they said this, I remember correctly in X Ismet. They said to the rulers of the Sanhedrin or someplace, they said, What do you want us to do? You want us to be obedient to God or to men remember that? They said, We can't we've got to be obedient to God rather than to men is not enact 30 parts. Okay, you see, this is the key. And I think people like you, you've come here on Sunday night, because you have a desire in your heart to be obedient to the things that God but how can we be to be nice if we don't know it? So you come to a teaching center like this, so that we can work this word that we can teach it so that you can get this greater knowledge of God's word, and then he's walk on? Anybody have any questions? The reason I read the whole chapter tonight, because you can never understand X 19 unless you read 18 with it, you've got to read 18 To understand 19 for all by the way, it said someplace in here and all the men were about 12 in verse seven all the men were just about 12 That's not a lot of man isn't not too many. And yet within two years and three months after that, those 12 took this message around all Asia Minor that there was not one person in that area who didn't hear the Word of God


Boy, that's something isn't any questions on this trip? Bless your heart and a wonderful to see the greatness of that tremendous work. Well, I think it's wonderful always blesses mine.