The Good Missions Act

 

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Hi Peeps,
Today’s Quote
“The Good Missions Act spotlights the Good Deeds of the many Wonderful Grandparents who are involved with the lives of their Grandchildren– bridging the gap and filling in the missing information about family values, History,  solid work ethics, and God’s Commandments with vigor, enlightenment, excitement and experience. This is hard to do for the disobedient and inexperienced Missing in Action Grandparents.” ` Jon Barnes

Missing in Action

There are many reasons why people are missing in action on their assignments, but the scope of this is not to address the excuses; we are focusing on the Actions.  Grandparents who are doing the Good Missions Act are engaged, involved, inspired, and emboldened to pick up the Cross, following Christ, and mentoring Grandchildren.  My Grandparents were Great and I visited them as much as possible, so that they could see their Grandchild!  Make the time to visit your parents with your children.

Make The Time ACTS

The act of making time is a natural human function of obedience, planning, and patience, while paying, playing, and passing on the joys of learning, living, and loving your family.  We all learn as we go, communication, implementation, and functioning in God’s ways and lifestyle.  Then God makes time for you and your legacy to move forward to fight the Good Fight, in the face of uncertainty. God Makes all the time and we must Act right with the time He has given us.

“Act Right” Can

We can all use a can of Act Right to spray on ourselves, our children, and grandchildren, to clean the air, killing evil thoughts, and ideas, before they grow into deeds.  This weeding out process is used by farmers all around the world.  However, some weeds look like wheat and you can’t tell the Good People from the bad ones.  God lets them grow together and will separate us, the Good and the bad in the end, for hell or heaven. Don’t let your end game be a Can of Act Right; Surprise!
Today’s Question
Will you be disappointed if you didn’t make it into heaven and did you try your best to obey God’s directives?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.

Acts 16New International Version (NIV)

Timothy Joins Paul and Silas

16 Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek. The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him. Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey. So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

Paul’s Vision of the Man of Macedonia

Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia,having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

Lydia’s Conversion in Philippi

11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis. 12 From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district[a] of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.
13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. 14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. 15 When she and the members of her householdwere baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.

Paul and Silas in Prison

16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.
19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”
22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully.24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. 34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.
35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” 36 The jailer told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.”
37 But Paul said to the officers: “They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out.”
38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city. 40 After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.
Jonathan

Mr. Communications ACT

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Hi Peeps,
Today’s Quote
“My wife, children, family and I have been talking for years, but our last conversations with “Mr. Communications ACT”  were epic, allowing us to freely talk about issues that matters to them the most, as they matter to me equally as well.”  ~ Jon Barnes

The Exchange Rate ACT

The process of communication about life weighs on a balance of honesty and quality, forged in a long term lasting relationship of love, trust, honor, and mutual respect, in which a house of integrity can be built.  Knowing, living, doing, and communicating Biblical Stories allow you to extract God’s Truth to place them inside your heart to drive your life’s issues, conversations, and quality assurance issues with family, work, people, and God. But, Good access to classified information clears and cleans the air and teaches the next generations to pass on the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and relevance of Mr. Communication, God to Man, Husband to wife, Man to Man, Son to Son, Father to Son, Father to Daughter, Mother to Son, Mother to Daughter, Sister to Sister, Sister to Brother, Family to Friends, and the likes.

Open Hearts ACT

God is the source of electrical pulses that regulates the beat of our hearts in Spirit and in Truth, as we pump fresh blood, oxygen, and nutrients to our vital organs.  We are also allowed to extract the impurities and waste products from our bodies as we self regulate, regenerate, repair, and rebuild our bodies to sustain human life form.  This Open Heart ACT of love is a living FACT that God Created, Provides, Loves, and Sustains our Existence.  The fervent usage of Biblical Principals continues to teach and share the mysteries of God, His Purpose and End Game.  As we continue to open our hearts to God, Righteous Communication pours in so that Living Water can be shared among us all, in love, peace, meekness, kindness, patience, long-suffering, faith, and hope that others will obey God.

Clarity Cleanse ACT

Doing God’s work helps us to understand the struggle between good and evil and it helps us to see and embrace, which side you are on.  God would prefer that you would be HOT or COLD, lukewarm not being a preference.  The on and off switch to like is very simple, to breathe is to live, to stop breathing is to die!  The proper communication of God’s plan and how it helps our lifestyle is a miracle, that is practiced and shared from generation to generation with love, respect, honor, commitment, family, friends, and enemies, everywhere you go, with whoever you meet.  The Truth in Mr. Communication is a conduit that carries, Cleans, and connect, the soul to God, who determines its ultimate destination.  Real Good Work nets Real Good Solutions. Don’t Lie to Yourself.
Today’s Question
Are you still communicating lies to yourself or will you listen to Mr. Communication; GOD?
Enjoy the Reading.

Acts 15New International Version (NIV)

The Council at Jerusalem

15 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses,you cannot be saved.” This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question. The church sent them on their way, and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the believers very glad. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.
Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, “The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses.”
The apostles and elders met to consider this question. After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. 10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear? 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”
12 The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.13 When they finished, James spoke up. “Brothers,” he said, “listen to me.14 Simon[a] has described to us how God first intervened to choose a people for his name from the Gentiles. 15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written:
16 “‘After this I will return
    and rebuild David’s fallen tent.
Its ruins I will rebuild,
    and I will restore it,
17 that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,
    even all the Gentiles who bear my name,
says the Lord, who does these things’[b]
18     things known from long ago.[c]
19 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. 20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. 21 For the law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”

The Council’s Letter to Gentile Believers

22 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers.23 With them they sent the following letter:
The apostles and elders, your brothers,
To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia:
Greetings.
24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. 25 So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul— 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing. 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: 29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.
Farewell.
30 So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter. 31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message. 32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the believers. 33 After spending some time there, they were sent off by the believers with the blessing of peace to return to those who had sent them. [34] [d] 35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord.

Disagreement Between Paul and Barnabas

36 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, 38 but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, 40 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord. 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
Jonathan

Buy Sales ACT

 

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Hi Peeps,
Today’s Quote
“What you spend your money and time on is what you believe in and it is where your heart Beats, at the very second you are purchased. Your belief continues to grow proportionately to the amount of Work, plowing, planting, picking, weeding, watering, harvesting, giving, and selling what you believe.” ~ Jon Barnes

The Sales ACT

We all sell things, slaves, sex, songs, silver, status, stories, lies, lust, lemons, love, land, limes, luxury, lifestyle, and the likes. We all buy things, food, water, shelter, clothes, products, transportation, opportunity, and the likes.  However, you cannot buy or sell God and His Gifts of True Love. Only one God can call Himself, I AM, Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End, Love and prove it with countless Biblical Accounts, stories, documentation with physical and invisible evidence.  This is a Fact and not a Sales ACT!  If you don’t get this, then it is not for you to have. Sorry!

The ACT of Resale

Fake religion in the ACT of trying to sell God’s Love and Gifts to people in a package that does not belong to God.  Your ideas and ways are not God’s ideas and ways. What you attempt to sell does not add up, like fool’s gold, shiny, pretty, and worthless. Unless God Himself delivers your package to you, you do not have a package at all.  Pray that God gives you an authentic package and that you do not buy a counterfeit belief package. There is only one you, one earthly life, one hell, one heaven, and One God, Creator of All. Any Questions, Ask God Yourself!

ACT Circle 

When you spend your time and money learning how to play an instrument, practicing, taking lessons, etc., you begin to see improvement and develop knowledge and understanding about your instrument.  When you
spend time and money learning about God, He teaches you the best lessons, practicing techniques of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding.  This is a self evident truth that everyone can see the Hand of God of your life as it unfolds, giving, buying and selling what God has Given You. This balance and blend of giving, buying and selling is a Gift from God, as we reap what we sow.
Today’s Question
Are you selling what you have sown or are you trying to do a re-sale with fake bling bling and gifts not from God?
Enjoy Today’s Reading

Acts 13New International Version (NIV)

13 Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas,Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.

On Cyprus

The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper.
They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus, who was an attendant of the proconsul, Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, 10 “You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? 11 Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun.”
Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand. 12 When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.

In Pisidian Antioch

13 From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem. 14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down. 15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.”
16 Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: “Fellow Israelites and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me! 17 The God of the people of Israel chose our ancestors; he made the people prosper during their stay in Egypt; with mighty power he led them out of that country; 18 for about forty years he endured their conduct[a] in the wilderness; 19 and he overthrew seven nations in Canaan, giving their land to his people as their inheritance. 20 All this took about 450 years.
“After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet. 21 Then the people asked for a king, and he gave them Saul son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, who ruled forty years. 22 After removing Saul, he made David their king.God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’
23 “From this man’s descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised. 24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel. 25 As John was completing his work, he said: ‘Who do you suppose I am? I am not the one you are looking for. But there is one coming after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.’
26 “Fellow children of Abraham and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent. 27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. 28 Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed. 29 When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb. 30 But God raised him from the dead, 31 and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people.
32 “We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors 33 he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm:
“‘You are my son;
    today I have become your father.’[b]
34 God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said,
“‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’[c]
35 So it is also stated elsewhere:
“‘You will not let your holy one see decay.’[d]
36 “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed. 37 But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay.
38 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.40 Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you:
41 “‘Look, you scoffers,
    wonder and perish,
for I am going to do something in your days
    that you would never believe,
    even if someone told you.’[e]
42 As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. 43 When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.
44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45 When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. They began to contradict what Paul was saying and heaped abuse on him.
46 Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. 47 For this is what the Lord has commanded us:
“‘I have made you[f] a light for the Gentiles,
    that you[g] may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’[h]
48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord;and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.
49 The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. 50 But the Jewish leaders incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. 51 So they shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium. 52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

Wireless Technology ACT

 

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Hi Peeps,
Today’s Quote
“God knows how to communicate with you using His Top Secret Security Clearance, Mind Melting, Super Natural Methods, thunder, lightning, earthquakes, floods, famine, pestilence, signs, and wonders to come. But if your cell phone is off or uncharged in your mind, what good would it do if God spoke to you?” ~ Jon Barnes

Do Nothing ACT

Many of us are guilty of this crime and hopefully your pot is heated, boiling with excitement to cook up your new God Given Dish to serve and help feed the Good News, The Good Truth to the hungry, starving people around you.  Using your New Smart Phone, Smart TV, and Smart Computer, you can now access, many people on different platforms, working for God with love in Spirit and in Truth.  Why would you do nothing, unless you work for the devil? The Do Nothings Bill and Congressional ACT will get you a one way ticket to Hell in a Hurry, Hands Down.  No laws of Congress can undermine biblical laws, commandments, and God’s Supreme Authority.  It is Good to understand where we all Stand with God, without confusion.

Wireless Hook Up

We are all equipped to mentally and spiritually talk with God, since the beginning of time.  The problem is that the devil stole 90% of our God Given Powers when he convinced us to lie, cheat, steal, and disobey God.  Our pride and greed disconnected our service and our birthright place with God in Love and in the daily Fellowship as Father and Family.  As a result, we were all born into the devil’s family, needing a new reboot, rebirth, and Holy Wireless Hook Up from Heaven.  Let us Bless God for His New Wireless Hook Up and Data Plan.

God’s Data Plan

You can buy one or bundle all of the Gifts God has for you if you are willing to work for them and use your Spiritual Reap What You Sow Money to access upgrades to your life’s Data Plan.  Study God’s Reference Book to see which Data Plan fits your need and your budget.  You must be willing to do the work and sacrifice your time and life to give to God’s Ministry and Church in order to receive your New Data Plan and future upgrades.  There is plenty of work to do for God and there is a shortage of Good, Honest, Obedient Workers and Labors, working for the Kingdom of God.  Pick a field, pick a plan and get to work using God’s Data Plan and Biblical Google!
Today’s Question
Did you Google God to Get your Spiritual Data Plan, to reactivate the 90% of your Wireless Network Hook Up stolen by the devil, and to take back Your Natural Smart Phone, Smart TV, and Smart Computer Technology, which was originally given to you by God?
Enjoy Today’s Reading

Acts 12New International Version (NIV)

Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison

12 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews,he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.
Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself,and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him.
11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.”
12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!”
15 “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.”
16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. 17 Peter motioned with his hand for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison. “Tell James and the other brothers and sisters about this,” he said, and then he left for another place.
18 In the morning, there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter. 19 After Herod had a thorough search made for him and did not find him, he cross-examined the guards and ordered that they be executed.

Herod’s Death

Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. 20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king’s country for their food supply.
21 On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. 22 They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” 23 Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.
24 But the word of God continued to spread and flourish.

Barnabas and Saul Sent Off

25 When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from[a]Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.
Jonathan

ACT Smart ART

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Hi Peeps,

Today’s Quote
“Picture This, The devil acts smart, but he is a distraction of stupidity, trying to make you a slave of evil, contempt and Fake Art! The Good life with God is Authentic Art, a masterpiece produced from your hand and lifestyle; a fact that should be communicated to every soul.”   ~ Jon Barnes

The Good ART

Draw upon your heart, mind, body, and soul the Art Work of the Holy Spirit, which is a Gift from God to Communicate and Connect His Holy Artistic Tools, which are used to arm yourself against the attacks of satan. This invisible armor is stealth, all knowing, all powerful, resource for you to use, while studying your Bible, helping others, and living a Good Christian Lifestyle.  All Christians are not the same or equal, since God will divide the fake christians from the Real Christians during judgement at the last second. Select your language (Tongues) Option to verify Artistic Understanding and interpretation.

The Connection ACT

Your job is to know that you are connected to God, His Holy Spirit, and Biblical Behavior that pleases God with Faith, Love, and Spiritual Truth. The Connections ACT is a Spiritual Legal Document that God’s Holy UPS driver delivers to the door of your heart and waits for you to sign for it, written in Holy Tongues so the devil can’t read or understand it’s secret contents. This is your personal, practical, package for you to present at the Pearly Gates of Heaven, with your oil, bible knowledge, and life’s Art Work of LOVE. This love package is proof to you that God is the author or all things and you are a part of His Army of ONE.

Your Jobs ACT

Your job is to work through your New Employee welcome package to know the rules, working procedures, health benefits, company policy, payments, direct deposit options, Human Resource Access, and MORE.  If you are a slave to the devil’s distractions and decoys, you will not be able to respond or reply, develop or deploy, access or activate your once in a Lifetime VISA /Master card to Heaven, living in Godly luxury, all expenseses permenantly paid vacations to mansions, galaxies, milky ways, and other things I know not of. My job is to make you aware of your benefits and birthright, which the devil is trying to steal from all of us!
Today’s Question

Did you ACT smart to Activate your Eternal Visa/Master Card to Communicate your true love for God or do you wish to decline your fraud protection OPTION?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.

Acts 11New International Version (NIV)

Peter Explains His Actions

11 The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him and said, “You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.”
Starting from the beginning, Peter told them the whole story: “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to where I was.I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles and birds. Then I heard a voice telling me, ‘Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.’
“I replied, ‘Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’
“The voice spoke from heaven a second time, ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’ 10 This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again.
11 “Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying. 12 The Spirit told me to have no hesitation about going with them. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man’s house.13 He told us how he had seen an angel appear in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. 14 He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.’
15 “As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. 16 Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with[a]water, but you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.’ 17 So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?”
18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

The Church in Antioch

19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews. 20 Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. 21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.
22 News of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. 24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.
25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.) 29 The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide helpfor the brothers and sisters living in Judea. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.
Jonathan

Choice ACT

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Hi Peeps,

 

Today’s Quote

“Look at how we ACT, knowing that God is in Complete Control, yet we choose to ignore God’s Commandments and Good Choices for our lives too often.”  ~ Jon Barnes

ACT of Hope

Since we know how to exercise our right to choose Good over evil, it seems logical to choose God’s perspective and lifestyle to reap the rewards of eternal life with Him in Heaven.  Giving up the right to choose evil should be easy and obvious.  Why should we believe the lie of evil, when the blessings of Good from God are so apparent and simple to obtain? If you are serious about your Hope and Love for God, then you will activate your Faith, go to Doctor Jesus, get your prescription filled, and take your spiritual medication.

Fractured ACT

The Human condition of the heart is born naturally fractured and submissive to sin.  We can only understand this by studying God’s Word and History of Man.  Our fallen state is in need of repair and redemption through Christ, our Hope and Heart Surgeon.  The Surgery is Simple, outpatient procedure that you have to opt and check yes in the selection box of Your Heart.  It is your choice to get the fracture fixed, now, since disobedient fractured hearts don’t make it into Heaven. Many people will avoid check ups and their condition will go unchecked or diagnosed.  Ignorance will not save you from going to The Eternal Hospital of Hell for the gifted, disobedient, evil, and blind.

Clear Solutions ACT

In college, I was a Good Librarian and In the teacher’s resource section, where the wise students would visit and check out the 5-hour Calculus Solution Manual.  There were only five of them and you could only check them out for two hours at a time. This book was the holy grail for practicing all math problems, checking, mastering, and understanding how to set up all of the potential calculus math problems to solve for future tests! At the time I took 5 hour Calculus, I had no knowledge or understanding of how to use such a book or even it’s existence.

Biblical Solutions Manual

Clearly, there are many people walking around, trying to solve life’s problems without God’s Biblical Solutions Manuel to guide them through the evil they will face.  Studying and learning how to set up calculus problems and solving each math equation is like finding, studying, reading, and practicing how to live a Good Life with God in our hearts. The use and knowledge of the Clear Solutions ACT in the Bible, gives me great hope, joy, and freedom to choose and ACT on the Right Choices God has for me.
Today’s Question
Did you BUY and are you living BY the Clear Solutions Manual in the Bible?
Enjoy Today’s Reading

Acts 10New International Version (NIV)

Cornelius Calls for Peter

10 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!”
Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked.
The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.”
When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier who was one of his attendants. He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.

Peter’s Vision

About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”
14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”
15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon’s house was and stopped at the gate. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three[a] men are looking for you. 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.”
21 Peter went down and said to the men, “I’m the one you’re looking for. Why have you come?”
22 The men replied, “We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to ask you to come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say.”23 Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests.

Peter at Cornelius’s House

The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers from Joppa went along. 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. 26 But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.”
27 While talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people.28 He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean. 29 So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?”
30 Cornelius answered: “Three days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me 31 and said, ‘Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor. 32 Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. He is a guest in the home of Simon the tanner, who lives by the sea.’ 33 So I sent for you immediately, and it was good of you to come. Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us.”
34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. 36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 37 You know what has happened throughout the province of Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached— 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
39 “We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a cross, 40 but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. 41 He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen—by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles.46 For they heard them speaking in tongues[b] and praising God.
Then Peter said, 47 “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” 48 So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.
Jonathan

Act of Communication

 

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Hi Peeps,
Happy Thanksgiving!
Today’s Quote
“Communicate your problems with your parents and you’ll find solutions quickly, since God fearing parents will have God Given solutions. Communicate your problems to God in prayer, you’ll find your solutions immediately, if you are paying close attention. God is in control.” ~  Jon Barnes

Get To work

The ACT of working is your solution and direction you take, once you’ve communicated your problem.  Fixing your problem becomes an easy step by step process, since you started to step in your direction.  If you do not step, you will not move, work, or solve your problems.  Do the work, the research, prayers, and communication to move into your destiny of ACTS to perform.

Faith in Action

No action means no faith, with no commitment to complete the job.  Complete your education, lessons, reading, research, network, prayer, and communication efforts so that God helps you to reap what you sow.  If you sow nothing, what can you expect from God?  When you put your faith in ACTion, obedience is the catalyst  for future blessings.  Honoring God is an Honest Habit to have, living your faith in Action.

Acts of Art

Communication is an ACTive art form that moves in many directions, flows like water, and requires both parties to actively listen and reproduce the content in question. This exchange of information is like a rich tennis match, with both parties actually engaged in critical thinking, physical movement, and problem solving.  Your Faith is an Art Form of Prayer, Obedience, and Communication with God that promotes your love and respect for Him.  The success of your work is a direct result of your Faith in Action and Communication, productivity, and commitment to complete life’s art work for God.
Today’s Question
Why don’t you communicate with your loved ones more often to discuss how to navigate through God’s Commandments and Biblical Stories in your lives?

Enjoy Today’s Readings.

Acts 9New International Version (NIV)

Saul’s Conversion

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.
“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”
“Yes, Lord,” he answered.
11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”
13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.”
15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”
17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength.

Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem

Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. 21 All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?” 22 Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah.
23 After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him, 24 but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. 25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.
26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. 28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews,[a] but they tried to kill him. 30 When the believers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.
31 Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.

Aeneas and Dorcas

32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. 34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. 35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.
36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. 38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!”
39 Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. 41 He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive. 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. 43 Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.
Jonathan