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					Messianic Study in the
    Book of Acts
   Our History – Our Future!
        by Mike Fronczak
 6000 Years of History
“For in so many days as this world was
made, in so many thousand years shall it be
concluded... and God brought to a conclusion
upon the sixth day the works He made ...
This is an account of the things formerly
created, as also it is a prophecy of what is to
come ... in six days created things were
completed: it is evident, therefore that they
will come to an end after six thousand years.”
     The Writings of Irenaeus, volume 1, p.577.
  6000 Years of History
“And I appointed the eighth day also, that
the eighth day should be the first-created
after my work, and that the first seven
revolve in the form of the seventh thousand,
and that at the beginning of the eighth
thousand there should be a time of not-
counting – endless”
 Rutherford H. Platt, Jr. Ed. The Forgotten Books of
Eden, “The Secrets of Enoch,” (Alpha house, Inc.
1927, World Bible Publishers, Inc.) p.92.
   6000 Years of History
“And God made in six days the works of his
hands; and he finished them on the seventh
day, and he rested the seventh day, and
sanctified it. Consider, my children what that
signifies, he finished them is six days. The
meaning of it is this; that is six thousand years
the Lord God will bring all things to an end.
                            The Epistle of Barnabas
   6000 Years of History
Talmud: “Just as the seventh offers a release
to the Jew, so the world will be released
during the seventh millennium.”
                     Talmud (Sanhedrin 97d).

Rashi:“In the first 2,000 there was desolation,
for the next 2,000 years the Torah or Law
flourished, and the next 2,000 was to be the
messianic era. But through our many
iniquities, all these years have been lost”
Historical Background

• 1st 2,000 years of History all Gentile
• 2nd 2,000 years Gentile and Jew
• 3rd 2,000 years, Gentile, Jew, and
      Christian

 Mans history on earth to be 6000 years!
          Acts 1:8

But ye shall receive power, after
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 8:1
And Saul approved of his
execution. And there arose on
that day a great persecution
against the church in Jerusalem,
and they were all scattered
throughout the regions of Judea
and Samaria, except the
apostles.
         Acts 8:4-6
4 Now those who were scattered
went about preaching the word.
5 Philip went down to the city of
Samaria and proclaimed to them
the Christ. 6 And the crowds with
one accord paid attention to what
was being said by Philip when they
heard him and saw the signs that
he did.
        Acts 8:7-8
7 For unclean spirits, crying out
with a loud voice, came out of
many who had them, and many
who were paralyzed or lame
were healed. 8 So there was
much joy in that city.
         Acts 8:12-13
12 But when they believed Philip as
he preached good news about the
kingdom of God and the name of
Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both
men and women. 13 Even Simon
himself believed, and after being
baptized he continued with Philip.
And seeing signs and great miracles
performed, he was amazed.
          John Wesley
• Born 1703
• Father Church of
  England rector
• Religious Education
• Official in Church of
  England
• Missionary to America
• Preacher in Church of
  England
          John Wesley
On May 24th 1738 He
heard a sermon on
Mark 12:28-34
“Thou art not far from
the Kingdom of God”
John Wesley realized
that he himself was
almost saved.
      Acts 8:14-15
14 Now when the apostles at
Jerusalem heard that Samaria
had received the word of God,
they sent to them Peter and John,
15 who came down and prayed for
them that they might receive the
Holy Spirit,
       Acts 8:16-17

16 for he had not yet fallen on
any of them, but they had only
been baptized in the name of
the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they laid
their hands on them and they
received the Holy Spirit.
        Acts 8:29-30

29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go
over and join this chariot.” 30 So
Philip ran to him and heard him
reading Isaiah the prophet and
asked, “Do you understand what
you are reading?”
         John 12:38-40
38That  the saying of Esaias the prophet might
be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath
believed our report? and to whom hath the
arm of the Lord been revealed? (Isa 53:1)
39Therefore they could not believe, because

that Esaias said again,
40He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened

their heart; that they should not see with their
eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be
converted, and I should heal them. (Isa 6:9-10)
    1 Chronicles 28:18
And for the altar of
incense refined gold by
weight; and gold for
the pattern of the
chariot of the
cherubims, that spread
out their wings, and
covered the ark of the
covenant of the LORD.
    1 Chronicles 28:18
And for the altar of
incense refined gold by
weight; and gold for
the pattern of the
chariot of the
cherubims, that spread
out their wings, and
covered the ark of the
covenant of the LORD.
  1 Chronicles 28:18

 chariot
  of the
cherubims
 1 Chronicles 28:18

 chariot
  of the
             Chariot of the
cherubims    Cherubims?
        Acts 8:31

And he said, “How can I,
unless someone guides me?”
And he invited Philip to come
up and sit with him.
Acts 8:37
    And Philip said,
    “If you believe
    with all your
    heart, you may.”
    And he replied, “I
    believe that Jesus
    Christ is the Son
    of God.”
          Acts 7:58

    Introduction of Saul
And cast him out of the city, and
stoned him: and the witnesses
laid down their clothes at a
young man’s feet, whose name
was Saul.
          Acts 8:3

But Saul was ravaging the church,
and entering house after house,
he dragged off men and women
and committed them to prison.
Acts 9:1
    But Saul, still
    breathing
    threats and
    murder against
    the disciples of
    the Lord, went
    to the high
    priest
          Acts 9:2

and asked him for letters to the
synagogues at Damascus, so that
if he found any belonging to the
Way, men or women, he might
bring them bound to Jerusalem.
Acts 9:3
      Now as he
      went on his
      way, he
      approached
      Damascus, and
      suddenly a
      light from
      heaven flashed
      around him.
       Acts 9:13-14
13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I
have heard from many about this
man, how much evil he has done
to your saints at Jerusalem.
14 And here he has authority from
the chief priests to bind all who
call on your name.”
       Acts 9:15-16
15But the Lord said to him, “Go,
for he is a chosen instrument of
mine to carry my name before
the Gentiles and kings and the
children of Israel. 16 For I will
show him how much he must
suffer for the sake of my name.”
 Three Conversions

1. Conversion of Saul of Tarsus
     (Line of Noah’s son Shem)
2. Conversion of Ethiopian eunuch
     (Line of Noah’s son Ham)
3. Conversion of Cornelius, the
   Roman centurion
     (Line of Noah’s son Japheth)
           Acts 15:1-2
1And  certain men which came down
from Judaea taught the brethren, and
said, Except ye be circumcised after
the manner of Moses, ye cannot be
saved. 2When therefore Paul and
Barnabas had no small dissension and
disputation with them, they
determined that Paul and Barnabas,..
… should go up to Jerusalem unto the
apostles and elders about this question.
         Acts 15:19-21
19Therefore my judgment is that we
should not trouble those of the Gentiles
who turn to God, 20 but should write to
       to
them  abstain from   the things
polluted by idols, and from sexual
immorality, and from   what has been
strangled, and from blood. 21 For from
ancient generations Moses has had in
every city those who proclaim him,  for
he is read every Sabbath in the
synagogues.”
          Acts 15:29
28 For it has seemed good to the
Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you
no greater burden than these
requirements: 29 that you abstain
from what has been sacrificed to
idols, and from blood, and from
what has been strangled, and from
sexual immorality. If you keep
yourselves from these, you will do
well. Farewell.”
                Acts 15:29
     Acts 15:20           Acts 15:29
1. from things        1. from things sacrificed
   contaminated by       to idols
   idols
2. from fornication   2. from blood
3. from what is       3. from things strangled
   strangled
4. from blood         4. from fornication
        Acts 10:3

About the ninth hour of the
day he saw clearly in a vision
an angel of God come in and
say to him, “Cornelius.”
      Hours of Prayer

1. First Prayer     3rd Hour 9 AM
     Morning Sacrifice
2. Second Prayer 6th Hour Noon
     Thanksgiving (chief meal of the day)
3. Third Prayer     9th Hour 3 PM
     Evening Sacrifice
Acts 10:5-6
     5 And now send
     men to Joppa and
     bring one Simon
     who is called
     Peter. 6 He is
     lodging with one
     Simon, a tanner,
     whose house is by
     the sea.”
Simon the Tanner

        God knows the
        addresses of
        His people.
      Acts 10:11-12

11 and saw the heavens opened
and something like a great sheet
descending, being let down by its
four corners upon the earth. 12 In
it were all kinds of animals and
reptiles and birds of the air.
        Acts 10:13-14
13 And there came
a voice to him:
“Rise, Peter; kill
and eat.” 14 But
Peter said, “By no
means, Lord; for I
have never eaten
anything that is
common or
unclean.”
       Acts 10:15-16
15 And the
voice came
to him again
a second time,
“What God
Has made
clean, do not call common.” 16 This
happened three times, and the thing
was taken up at once to heaven.
       Acts 10:28-29
28 And he said to them, “You
yourselves know how unlawful it is
for a Jew to associate with or to
visit anyone of another nation, but
God has shown me that I should not
call any person common or
unclean. 29 So when I was sent for,
I came without objection. I ask then
why you sent for me.”
      Acts 10:34-35
34 So Peter opened his mouth and
said: “Truly I understand that
God shows No partiality, 35 but
in every nation anyone who fears
him and does what is right is
acceptable to him.
              Acts 1:8
We are Israel; grafted in and adopted.
We should take the gospel message
throughout Jerusalem,
(entire Messianic movement)
then throughout all Judah
(saved people in the Christian church)
then to Samarea
(the Christian Church who believed they are
saved and not really saved),
and then to the uttermost parts of the world.
  God wants one group, not a divided group
 God wants community, not just congregation

     I believe that the largest mission field
                is in our churches

These chapters should be read candidly, and its
teachings accepted: what they are is so clear
that there is little need of explanation. Take
heed how ye read.                  Spurgeon

				
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