[WordPOWER!] Acts 9:31: Where 'ONE' Happened Throughout the Land! The Key Ingredient Missing Today = The Fear of the Lord!

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[WordPOWER!] Acts 5: Great fear came on the whole assembly, many signs and wonders were done. They were all with ‘ONE’ accord. None of the rest dared to join them, however the people honored them. More believers were added.

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Acts 9:31

So the assemblies throughout all
Judea and Galilee and Samaria
had peace,
and were built up.
They were multiplied,
walking in the fear of the Lord
and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

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What is the key ingredient that we’re missing so ONE was happening in “the assemblies throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria?”
They were “walking in the fear of the Lord” — the missing ingredient in today’s ‘church.’
Therefore, because they were walking in the fear of the Lord they had peace, were built up, were multiplied, walking in the comfort of the Holy Spirit (John 14-16, 2 Cor. 1).
“The fear of the Lord” is the beginning of wisdom.
We don’t even have the beginning of wisdom, so ONE can’t happen, Jesus’ prayer for all believers in John 17.
So please, let us embrace the Word of God, what it really says: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God?
And let’s be ONE, having peace, being built up and multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Jeff : )

2 thoughts on “[WordPOWER!] Acts 9:31: Where 'ONE' Happened Throughout the Land! The Key Ingredient Missing Today = The Fear of the Lord!

  1. I think the key thing was they were built up (Strengthened) by the holy spirit and Led by the Holy Spirit daily, hourly, minute by minute, every second. They relied on the Holy Spirit to comfort them and not posessions, Jobs, and people. They had matured to the stage that they only wanted and needed God and him alone.

    1. Jeff Fenske

      Leanne,
      First of all, I changed the wording of “the key ingredient” to now be “the key ingredient that we’re missing” and “…missing today.”
      No doubt you are right, but why did they all mature to the biblical level when today, there isn’t even one group of believers that are walking in what this verse says and the verses in my header at the top of the page?
      How many times have you heard “when the Bible says ‘fear’ it just means ‘reverence?’
      How many times have you heard songs on K-LOVE that sing over and over He’ll “Never let go?”
      Where else have you heard these verses taught to show what the Bible says about who really goes to heaven: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God?
      There has been a mass migration away from any teaching that we are to fear God, and there has been a massive mind-control campaign to convince ‘Christians’ that they’re going to heaven no matter what, and that God accepts them no matter what.
      And part of this is due to the removal of Romans 8:1b from many of the modern ‘Bibles,’ so most pastors now teach that if we feel any condemnation (which apparently most ‘Christians’ do) it’s from the Devil, because there is no condemnation (only conviction) to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 1a). And in Christ Jesus, they say means being ‘born-again’ and believing that Jesus died for our sins.
      But what does Romans 8 really say in the Textus Receptus bases versions [KJV, NKJV, WEB, etc.]?

      Rom. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the law couldn’t do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh; 4 that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

      5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace….

      12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God. 15 For you didn’t receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abbaa! Father!”

      16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God; 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him. 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed toward us. 19 For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

      We’ve been robbed! The blue portion of verse one was taken out by Westcott and Hort. Although, there is similar wording in verse 4, and there are many other “we must live according to the Spirit” verses in this passage, many readers don’t seem to see these clear-by-themselves verses and so many others that I show in my Who-Goes… essay.
      If we had been taught right we probably wouldn’t be having this discussion right now. We’d probably be living exactly the way the early church did in Acts 9.
      So I bring this verse up to show the key missing ingredient that we’re missing, so we can experience real Christianity the way they did and the way we are supposed to.
      Then no matter how bad the times get we all be in Christ together. Then whom shall we fear! Because when we fear God to the biblical degree we’ll stay in the guardrails, safe in Him.
      And then we’ll be ONE. And then the world will know, according to Jesus prayer in John 17.
      Thanks for sharing!
      Jeff

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