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The Acts of God by Pastor Peter Aguila

The Acts of God by Pastor Peter Aguila

Christians are surrounded by skeptic people who are questioning and doubting why do we believe and trust in Jesus.

Acts 2, foretold the same situation when the Holy Spirit filled Israelites making them dance, sing, and speak different mother tongues confusing other people. They thought that they are drunk on cheap wine.

That’s when Peter speaks up, stating what prophet Joel spoke, that on the last days, God will pour out His Spirit on all people and they will prophesy. There will be wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Jesus of Nazareth, a man accredited by God to people by miracles, wonders, and signs. He was nailed on the cross, faced death but death was no match for Him because God raised him from the dead.

What a miracle it is that God raised Jesus to life, and Peter and the other people were all witnesses of it. There have been signs, wonders, and miracles performed by God through His Son Jesus, and for us, mere mortals, we must have no room for doubts because it was all laid before our eyes that Jesus is our Savior. As the scripture says, Acts 2:36, “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”

On Acts 2:37-39, when the people heard about this, they immediately asked Peter what they shall do. And Peter replied with this: Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.

Rejoice for the acts of God on us. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and your hearts with gladness. His coming is near and you, who accept Him as your Lord and Savior, will be saved.

The King of my Heart by Pastor Alex Ruelo

The King of my Heart by Pastor Alex Ruelo

Let’s talk about the kings that once ruled and commanded Israel. Some kings are worthy, and some are not. Some do what is right in the eyes of the Lord while some do what is just right in their eyes.

19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles. (1 Samuel 8:19-20)

When King David unites Israel, there has been peace among the nation for a long time. Israel has no enemy and everyone feared David. Solomon succeeded David but after Solomon, Israel has divided again. Why? Before Solomon died, a prophet went to Jeroboam and told him that God will give him Israel. When Solomon knew about this he ordered to kill Jeroboam, and so Jeroboam went away to hide from the King. After Solomon died, his son Rehoboam succeeded him. The people told Rehoboam that they were treated badly by his father, and if Rehoboam would treat them right they would serve him as their King. But Rehoboam told them that he would treat them bad more than his father did. This triggered Israel’s revolt against Rehoboam and made Jeroboam their king. Just like the prophecy.

 

Now we have the Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom led and ruled by Jeroboam and Rehoboam. Was this what the Lord wants—a divided nation? No, but everything was according to his plan

 

There may be kings that led us to destruction but the Lord gave us a King that will bring us salvation. A king will not just do what he wants to do. The one who will not just listen to what he wants to hear. But the one who will live and walk with God. And that is Jesus Christ.

 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. (Luke 1:31-32)

Out of all kings who ruled and reigned, there are the bad ones, the almost good ones, but only one who is perfect. Sometimes, we may want to be the ruler of our own lives. But as long as you let the wrong one reign in your life, you will not experience salvation. God gave us Jesus Christ. The promise was fulfilled. Jesus Christ will reign. He was the only king that is forever. And for me, he is my only true King.