A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison” cont’d, Acts 12:11) And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.  Psalm 33:18.  12) And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark;  where many were gathered together praying.  2Timothy 4:11.  13) And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.  14) And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.  15) And they said unto her, Thou art mad.  But she constantly affirmed that it was even so.  Then said they, It is his angel.  16) But Peter continued knocking:  and when they had opened <em>the door,</em> and saw him, they were astonished.  17) But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison.  And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and the  brethren.  And he departed and went into another place.  18) Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.  19) And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death.  And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.

Matthew Henry’s Complete Bible Commentary – v11-19, Peter, when he recollected himself, perceived of a truth what great things God had done for him, which at first he could not believe for joy. A damsel came to hearken; not to open the door till she knew who was there, a friend or a foe. But, instead of letting him in immediately out of the cold, she opened not the gate for gladness. She ran in, and told them that Peter was certainly at the gate, though she had not courage enough to open the gate, for fear she should be deceived, and it should be the enemy. But, when she spoke of Peter’s being there, they said, “Thou art mad; it is impossible it should be he, for he is in prison.” Sometimes that which we most earnestly wish for we are most backward to believe.  However, she stood to it that it was he. (v. 16): He continued knocking though they delayed to open to him, and at last they admitted him. When they saw him, they were astonished, were filled with wonder and joy in him. It was both surprising and pleasing to them in the highest degree.(6.) Peter gave them an account of his deliverance. And it is very likely, having found them praying for his deliverance, he did not part with them till he and they had together solemnly given thanks to God. Peter sent the account to others of his friends: Go, show these things to James, and to the brethren with him. He would have James and his company to know of his deliverance, (v. 19): Herod sought for him, and found him not. Who can find whom God hath hidden? Jer. 36:26 . In times of public danger, all believers have God for their hiding-place. Herod examined the keepers, and finding that they could give no satisfactory account how Peter got away, he commanded that they should be put to death, according to the Roman law, and that 1 Ki. 20:39  4. Herod himself retired upon it: He went down from Judea to Caesarea, and there abode. He was vexed to the heart, and the more because he had so much raised the expectation of the people of the Jews concerning Peter. He came thither to solemnize the plays that were kept there, by a vast concourse of the nobility and gentry of the kingdom, for the health of Caesar, and in honour of him. 

 

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“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison II

“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison”/Acts 12:1) Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the Church. 2) And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3) And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) Exodus 12:14. 4) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. 5) Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the Church unto God for him. 6) And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. 7) And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. Psalm 34:7; Isaiah 37:36. 8) And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. 9) And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. Psalm 126:1. 10) When they were past the first and the second ward, thy came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. Acts 16:26.

Matthew Henry’s Complete Bible Commentary – v1-4) He stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church, v. 1. He employed his officers to seize them, and take them into custody, in order to their being prosecuted. His spite was at the church, because they belonged to Christ. Christ’s suffering servants are thus trained that tribulation may work patience, and patience experience. II. He killed James the brother of John with the sword, v. 2. the martyr was: so called to distinguish him from the other James the brother of Joses. This who was one of the first three of Christ’s disciples, one of those that were the witnesses of his transfiguration and agony, whereby he was prepared for martyrdom; he was one of those whom Christ called Boanerges—Sons of thunder; and perhaps by his powerful awakening preaching he had provoked Herod, or those about him, as John Baptist did the other Herod, and that was the occasion of his coming into this trouble. He was one of those sons of Zebedee whom Christ told that they should drink of the cup that he was to drink of, and be baptized with the baptism that he was to be baptized with, Mt. 20:23 . . And now those words of Christ were made good in him; but it was in order to his sitting at Christ’s right hand; for if we suffer with him, we shall reign with him. His head was cut off with a sword, which was looked upon by the Romans to be a more disgraceful way of being beheaded than with an axe. Notice is taken of the time when Herod laid hold on Peter: Then were the days of unleavened bread. It was at the feast of the Passover. At the Passover, when the Jews came from all parts to Jerusalem to keep the feast, they irritated one another against the Christians and Christianity, and were then more violent than at other times. (v. 4): When he had laid hands on him (Peter), and, it is likely, examined him, he into the inner prison; some say, into the same prison into which he and the other apostles were cast some years before, and were rescued out of it by an angel, Ch. 5:18 . He was delivered to four quaternions of soldiers, that is, to sixteen, who were to be a guard upon him, four at a time, that he should not make his escape, nor be rescued by his friends. Thus they thought they had him fast. 5. Herod’s design was, after Easter, to bring him forth unto the people. (1.) He would make a spectacle of him. Verses 5-19 (v. 5): Peter was kept in prison with a great deal of care, so that it was altogether impossible, either by force or by stealth, to get him out. But prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him, for prayers and tears are the church’s arms; therewith she fights, not only against her enemies, but for her friends. 1. The delay of Peter’s trial gave them time for prayer. They were very particular in their prayers for him, that it would please God, some way or other, to defeat Herod’s purpose, and to snatch the lamb out of the jaws of the lion. The death of James alarmed them to a greater fervency in their prayer for Peter. Phil. 2:27 Phil. 2:27. Prayer was made without ceasing; it was, proseuche ektenes —fervent prayer. It is the word that is used concerning Christ’s praying in his agony more earnestly; it is the fervent prayer of the righteous man, that is effectual, and availeth much, Esth. 9:1, 2. It was when he (Peter) was fast bound with two chains, between two soldiers; so that if he stirs he wakes them; and, besides this, though the prison-doors, no doubt, were locked and bolted, to make sure work, the keepers before the door kept the prison, that no one might so much as attempt to rescue him. It was when he was sleeping between the soldiers, fast asleep. Not terrified with his danger, though it was very imminent. There was but a step between him and death, and yet he could lay himself down in peace. Having committed his cause to him that judgeth righteously. The angel awoke Peter, by giving him a blow on his side, a gentle touch, enough to rouse him out of his sleep, Arise up quickly. His chains fell off from his hands. God loosed his band. Tradition makes a mighty rout about these chains, and tells a formal story that one of the soldiers kept them for a sacred relic, and they were long after presented to Eudoxia the empress, and I know not what miracles are said to have been wrought by them; and The grace of God, brings light first into the prison, by the opening of the understanding, and then gives the word of command, Gird thyself, and follow me. Difficulties are to be passed through, and we shall be saved by the grace of God. When this was done, the angel departed from him, and left him to himself.

“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/The Church In Antioch

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

This Sunday, our Pastor Spoke on “The Truth About Heaven” and John 14:2, ” In My Father’s house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  2Corinthians 5:1.  He shared that Jesus has a room for us in Heaven. He also read, John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him (Thomas), I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life:  no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”  Jesus is the Way to the Father’s house.  It was beautiful and I was blessed to hear the Word of God.  Romans 10:15b, “…How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!  Praise God!

 What I want to do, is encourage you to seek out your own place of Worship, where you can praise and worship God with other Believers and be Blessed.  “Be Blessed”, Yolanda Adams.

“The Church In Antioch”, Acts 11:19) Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the Word to none but unto the Jews only.  Acts 8:1.  20) And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.  21) And the hand of the Lord was with them:  and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.  Luke 1:66.  22) Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the Church which was in Jerusalem:  and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.  23) Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.  Colossians 2;6.  24) For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith:  and much people was added unto the Lord.  25) Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:  26) And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch.  And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the Church, and taught much people.  And the Disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.  27) And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.  1Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11.  28) And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth (destruction) throughout all the world:  which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.  Acts 21:10.  29) Then the Disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:  Romans 15:26; 2Corinthians 9:1; Galatians 2:10.  30) Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.  1Peter 5:1. 

Matthew Henry’s Complete Commentary:  v19-24, The first preachers of the Gospel at Antioch, were dispersed from Jerusalem by persecution; thus what was meant to hurt the church, was made to work for its good.  What should the ministers of Christ preach, but Christ?  Christ and Him Crucified.  Christ, and Him Glorified.  And their preaching was accompanied with the Divine power.  The people turned from a careless, carnal way of living, to live a Holy, Heavenly, Spiritual life.  They turned from worshipping God in show and ceremony, to worship Him in the Spirit and in Truth.  Thus was the work of conversion wrought upon them, and it must be wrought upon every one of us.  Barnabas was full of faith; full of the grace of faith, and full of the fruits of the faith that works by love.  v25-30, Hitherto the followers of Christ were called Disciples, that is, learners, scholars; but from that time they were called Christians.  The proper meaning of this name is, a follower of Christ; it denotes one who, from serious thought, embraces the religion of Christ, believes His promises, and makes it his chief care to shape his life by Christ’s precepts and example.  The whole earth would be like one large family, every member of which would strive to be dutiful and kind.

More to come and God Bless You.    

“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Peter Explains His Actions

A Christ Filled Life-Getting To Know Jesus                                          

“Peter Explains His Actions”, Acts 11:1) And the Apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the Word of God.  Malachi 1:11.  2) And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended (argued) with him,  Galatians 2:12.  3) Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.  4) But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying.  Luke 1:3.  5) I was in the city of Joppa praying:  and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from Heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:  6) Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw four footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 7) And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. 8) But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth. Ezekiel 4:14. 9) But the voice answered me again from Heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. 10) And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into Heaven. 11) And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me. 12) And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man’s house: John 16:13. 13) And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter, 14) Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. 15) And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. 16) Then remembered I the Word of the Lord, how that He said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Joel 2:28. 17) Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as He did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? 18) When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. Romans 10:12.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1, The Jews were not fond of the Gentiles. They were called dogs (Matthew 15:26) and unclean (10:14). v2, Those of the circumcision refers to Jewish Christians who believed that Gentiles had to become Jews when they became Christians. They were not pleased that the Gentiles were considered equal to them in the eyes of God, based on nothing more than their faith in Christ. They wanted the Gentiles to be circumcised and to keep the Law of Moses in order to become Christians. contended with him: This was an intense quarrel. The Jewish Christians were upset because Peter had broken Jewish law by going into the home of a Gentile and eating with him. The Jewish Christians justified their prejudice by claiming that it was God who had forbidden eating with Gentiles. v3-10, in a trance I saw a vision: Because of the importance of the issue of personal prejudice, Luke repeats the account of the vision of the sheet and the unclean animals that God used to free Peter from his racial bigotry. (10:9-16). v11-12, Peter had wisely taken six brethren with him when he visited Cornelius’s home (10:23). He anticipated the argument from “those of the circumcision”, (*no doubt, he was led by the Holy Spirit). (v2). v13-15, began to speak: Apparently Peter considered the words he spoke in Caesarea (10:34-43) to be just the introduction to the sermon he had intended to preach. as upon us: The manifestation of the Holy Spirit was the same to the Gentiles at Caesarea as it was to the Jews at Jerusalem (10:44). v16, baptized with the Holy Spirit: The reference is to a once for all act whereby Christ places believers in the care and safekeeping of the Holy Spirit until the day He returns. v17-18, granted to the Gentiles repentance to life: This section begins a bold new step in the mission of the Church. The Samaritans were part Jewish, the Ethiopian eunuch and Cornelius were Jewish proselytes (a Greek (Gentile), converted to the Hebrew religion). Finally, the Jewish Christians that made up the early church understood Jesus’ commission to them: they were also to take the Gospel message to the Gentiles (1:8). Praise God!

More to come and God Bless You.

“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Peter At Cornelius’ House II

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Peter At Cornelius’ House” cont’d, Acts 10:38) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power:  Who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.   John 1.  39) And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; Whom they slew and hanged on a tree:  40) Him God raised up the third day, and shewed Him openly;  41) Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.  John 14:17; John 21:13.  42) And He commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is He which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.  2Corinthians 5:10.  43) To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His Name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins.  44) While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the Word.  45)  And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.  46) For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.  Then answered Peter, 47) Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?  48) And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.  Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.  

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v28-42, God shows no partiality:  The good news of the Gospel is not for a certain population.  All people are welcome into the Kingdom of God.  This is precisely what Christ had told the Apostles (Matthew 28:19).  v43, In order to receive remission of sins, one has to believe–nothing more, nothing less.  v44-46, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard:  The Jewish believers were amazed because they saw that the Gentiles had received the same gift of speaking in tongues that they had received (ch. 2).  The Good News had reached the Jews, the Samaritans and now the Gentiles.  All were united by the same faith in the same Lord with the same gift of the Holy Spirit.  v47-48, Willingness to be Baptized is the consistent response in the Book of Acts of all who placed their faith in Christ.  It is the appropriate response (Matthew 28:19, 20) of a regenerated heart (2:36-38).   

Matthew Henry’s Complete Commentary – v39-43, Peter declares Christ’s Resurrection from the dead, and the proofs of it.  Faith has reference to a testimony and the Christian Faith is built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, on the testimony given by them.  And if we believe in Him, we shall all be justified by Him as our Righteousness.  The remission of sins lays a foundation for all other favours and blessings.  If sin be pardoned, all is well, and shall end well for ever.  v44-48,  The Holy Ghost fell upon others after they were baptized, to confirm them in the faith, but upon these Gentiles before they were baptized.  To show that God does not confine Himself to outward signs.  The Holy Ghost fell upon those who were neither circumcised nor baptized:  it is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing.  They magnified God, and spake of Christ and the benefits of redemption (through the shed blood of Christ, man is reconciled to God).  Whatever gift we are endued with, we ought to honour God with it.  As they were undeniably baptized with the Holy Ghost, Peter concluded they were not to be refused the baptism of water, and the ordinance was administered.  Those who have some acquaintance with Christ, cannot but desire more.  Amen.

More to come and God Bless You.

“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Peter At Cornelius’ House

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Peter At Cornelius’ House”, Acts 10:24) And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea.  And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.  25) And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.  26) But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up, I myself also am a man.  Exodus 34:14; Colossians 2:18.  27) And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.  28) And he said unto them, Ye know how that is in an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.  29) Therefore come I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for:  I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?  30) And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,  Genesis 18:2; Luke 24:4.  31) And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.  Proverbs 14:31; Matthew 6:4.  32) Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side:  who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.  33)  Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come.  Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.  34) Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:  Galatians 2:6; 1Peter 1:17.  35) But in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him.  Romans 2:13; 1Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 2:6.  36) The Word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ:  (He is Lord of all).  37) That Word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

Matthew Henry Concise Commentary – v24-33, We should not covet to eat our spiritual morsels alone.  It ought to be both given and taken as kindness and respect to our kindred and friends, to invite them to join us in our religious belief.  Cornelius declared the direction God gave him to send for Peter.  We are right in or aims in attending a gospel ministry, when we do it with regard to the Divine appointment requiring us to make use of that ordinance (order).  It may be said that they were all present in the sight of God, to hear all things that are commanded of God!  v34-37, Acceptance cannot be obtained on any other ground than that of the covenant of mercy, through the atonement (a change for all mankind) of Christ; but wherever true religion (man’s acknowledgment of the Divine) is found, God will accept it without regarding names or sects.  The fear of God and works of righteousness are the substance of true religion.  They knew in general, the Word, that is, the Gospel, which God sent to the children of Israel.  The purpose of this Word was that God published the good tidings of peace by Jesus Christ.   Amen.

More to come and God Bless You.

“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Peter’s Vision

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Peter’s Vision”, Acts 10: 9) On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the house top to pray about the sixth hour:  Daniel 6:10.  10) And he became very hungry, and would have eaten:  but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,  11) And saw Heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:  Revelations 10:11.  12) Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.  13) And here came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.  14) But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.  15) And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.  1Timoth 4:4; Titus 1:15.  16) This was done thrice:  and the vessel was received up again into Heaven.  17) Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate,  18) And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.  19) While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.  Revelations 22:17.  20) Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing:  for I have sent them.  Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15.  21) Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek:  what is the cause wherefore ye are come?  22) And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an Holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.  23) Then called he them in, and lodged them.  And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

Quest Study Bible – Why go up on a roof to pray?  v9) Houses at this time were built with flat roofs, and outside stairways provided easy access to them.  It may have been a good place for Peter to go for solitude while the meal was being prepared.  Also see, Did these men destroy the roof?  Mark 2:4.   Why learn theology by trance?  v10-20) Throughout the Bible, visions, dreams and trances–often delivered by prophets–were primary means of divine revelation to human beings.  Today we rely on the Bible to tell us God’s ways.    Impure or unclean, v14) See impure or unclean (11:8).

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary – v9-18) The prejudices of Peter against the Gentiles, would have prevented his going to Cornelius, unless the Lord had prepared him for this service.  To tell a Jew that God had directed those animals to be reckoned clean which were hitherto deemed unclean, was in effect saying that the law of Moses was done away.  Peter was soon made to know the meaning of it.  God knows what services are before us, and how to prepare us.  v19-23) When we receive a clear call to any service, we should not be perplexed with doubts and scruples arising from prejudices or former ideas.  Amen.

More to come and God Bless You.