Dear Tabernacle Family,
Three Keys to the Book of Acts
This was the prayer of the early church. Acts 4:29-31 “And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. 30 Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.
The Book of Acts is the standard of what it means to be a Christian and a follower of Christ; it demonstrates Christ at work through men and women who surrender themselves to Him.
When we study The Book of Acts, we find it to be an illustration for the church today. The facts are, God has never changed. The ministry of the church has never changed. Jesus Christ has never changed. The purpose of miracles has never changed. The world is waiting for the church to return to the order of The Book of Acts in its fullness and glory.
God’s Word is still as creative and as powerful as it was when God spoke it. If God said, “I am the Lord that heals thee” (Exodus 15:26) 4000 years ago, that Word is as much in power today as His Word that keeps the heavens and the earth in place.
There are three keys, three facts which unlock the treasure book of apostolic power. They are not new; they are not even profound! They just work!
Number One ~ They not only preached the uncompromising Word of God; they believed every word they preached.
Number Two ~ They were not only filled and anointed with the power of the Spirit, they depended on Him fully. It is The Spirit that produced the miracles.
Number Three ~ They knew the authority of, and the use of the Name of Jesus. It was the Word that convicted and convinced, but The Name was their credentials and authority.
Those are the three keys to the Book of Acts. The Word, the Spirit and The Name. Three keys that are still the keys to healing, miracles and world evangelism in this generation. Be a keeper of the Keys!
Pastor Jo Ann Angelo