Jesus Christ set an example for us to follow.
Acts 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 37 That word, I say, you know, which was declared throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
It was as Jesus Christ rose from the waters of baptism that God the Father declared Jesus to be the Son of God. Then anointed with the Holy Spirit and filled with the power and authority of God, he went out preaching the good news. It is at our baptism into Christ that we are declared the sons of God (Galatians 3:25 – 27); anointed with the Holy Spirit and filled with the power and authority of God, and sent out to preach the good news.
Acts 1:4 And the Apostles, being assembled together with him, He commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you have of heard from me (John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26 & 16:7-13) 5 For truly John baptized with water; but in not many days, you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit. - - - - - - - - 8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
This baptism with the Holy Spirit is not just for the Apostles but all who receive and believe.
Acts 2:36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ.” 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the deliverance from sin; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is unto you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.”
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me, in the sky and on earth. 19 Therefore, go you and disciple people of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, look and see, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go into all the world, and preach the good news to all creation. 16 He that has faith to believe and is baptized shall be delivered; but he that believes not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that have faith; in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 they shall take up snakes; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into the sky, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
God anointed Jesus Christ (the Son of God) with the Holy Spirit and power and Jesus did great and mighty works, for God was with him (Acts 2:38).
When the early Church (the sons of God) carried out The Great Commission they did great and mighty works, for the Lord worked with them.
And God expects us to also do great and mighty works.
John 14:12 Truly, truly, I say unto you, he that believes in me, the works that I do, he shall also do; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Galatians 3:26 For you are all the sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature (mankind), waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
We all have been called and predestined to be called the sons of God. The sons of God that God is revealing and compelling to go into the world and preach the Good News to all creation.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
“So, what is truth to obtain and maintain unity?” You could say it is always growing in the knowledge of truth, or receiving and believing that truth that God is currently revealing to you, or you say it is receiving and believing the Love of God and loving one another as Christ loves the Church. For without love of God there is no unity. The love of God toward us, draws us towards God. To receive and believe in the love God brings us into unity with God and the love of God flowing through us leads us / the Church, into unity by loving one another.
God’s favour and blessings be continually be poured out upon you and all you watch over in the name of Jesus Christ, as you all continue to grow in unity and the power, knowledge and wisdom of God.
With the love of God from Your Brother in Christ,
Prophet Ken Clark.
Written by Kenneth Allan Clark and printed and published by
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