YE ARE MY WITNESSES

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LESSON 3:

TRUE WITNESSES

 

Comment: The RESPONSIBILITY of RECONCILING THE WORLD UNTO GOD became evident on THE DAY OF PENTECOST when the HOLY GHOST was poured out from HEAVEN, revealed in the following scripture:

 

        Acts 1:8     "But ye shall RECEIVE POWER, AFTER (the day of Pentecost) that the HOLY GHOST is come upon you: AND YE SHALL BE WITNESSES UNTO ME, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH."

 

        Acts 5:32   "AND WE ARE HIS WITNESSES of these things; AND SO IS ALSO THE HOLY GHOST, whom GOD HATH GIVEN TO THEM THAT OBEY HIM."  (That follow us in the faith of Jesus Christ.)

 

Comment: The disciples that walked with HIM on the earth were present at HIS CRUCIFIXION, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION, and were positively HIS WITNESSES!

 

Question:     "How then do we at this time be a WITNESS?"

 

Answer:       "AND SO IS THE HOLY GHOST, WHOM GOD has given to them that OBEY HIM (or are walking in all the truth that they know of!)"

 

Those that are baptized in the Holy Ghost are “His Witnesses” through the Holy Ghost. (John 15:26, John 16:13-15)

ABRAHAM GIVES THE EXAMPLE WHEN TESTED

 

"Abraham's decision for SOULS instead of this world's goods and riches!"

 

        Genesis 14:21-24  And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.  And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

 

 

Summary:

 

We must take thought for the reconciliation of the lost souls. Our decision must be

as Abraham’s to not be bribed from our purpose of witnesses of Jesus Christ.

 

        John 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: