Tag: court of Heaven
Scripture reading for June 7th: Acts 24
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Acts 24:14-16 “However, I admit that I worship the God of our Fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that agrees with the Law and the Prophets, and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. So I strive to keep my conscience clear before God and men.”
Paul stood before Felix, the Roman governor in Caesarea and answered charges brought by the lawyer named Tertullus who represented the Sanhedrin. Paul stated that he worshiped the God of the Jews and believed the Law and the Prophets. He admitted to serve God by following the “Way”, a name used at that time for disciples of Jesus Christ. Followers of Jesus walked in the “Way” of their Master and lived by faith in His resurrection from the dead and the promise from the Old Testament Scriptures of a resurrection of the righteous and the wicked as taught by Jesus. Paul was even here, following the “Way” of faith in Jesus and testifying before whoever would listen!
Observations for over-comers: Believers don’t keep a set of religious rules, but follow a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ! This walk of faith will often be branded by those outside the “Way” as a cult or sect! “As I watched, this horn was waging war against the saints and defeating them, until the Ancient of days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the the saints of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.”. . . “But the court will sit, and his power(the Anti-Christ) will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom. . .” (Daniel 7:21-22; 26-27)