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6 So when they were assembled, they asked Him, Lord, is this the time when You will reestablish the kingdom and restore it to Israel?
7 He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know [b]what time brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed [c]years and seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has appointed (fixed and reserved) by His
own choice and authority and personal power.
8 But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.
After three years of sharing things with the apostles, Jesus leaves one of his most important statements until last.
Jesus had outlined the apostles commission in Matthew 28:19-20, saying that he had ALL AUTHORITY, the Greek word used here for authority is EXOUSIA.
Now he tells the apostles how that is going to be achieved, and that is through the power of the Holy Spirit, and the Greek word used here is DUNAMIS, which means dynamic or dynamo.
Let me say that every power station in the world, cannot compare to the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit. It makes timid men strong see Acts 2.
In verse 7, it states that the Father owns the times and the seasons. It is the Father and no one else, who knows when Jesus.. the Son.. will return. It is not for us to worry about this, our job is to be about sharing and preaching Christ Crucified and Risen Again.. amen
Also in verse 8, Jesus states that they are to be witnesses to Him to the ends of the earth, they thought it would just be in Israel. Do we like Peter have a small vision?
The Greek word for witnesses is MATUROS meaning martyr. Their is a cost for testifying to your Lord.
The question is are you prepared to pay that price to testify of Him.
May my /your answer always be yes.
Here I am Lord SEND ME.
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