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. 36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), 37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:
38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.
He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.
They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.
43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
Isaiah began writing about God as Father. Moses wrote of God as our Sanctification. Jeremiah wrote of God as our Righteousness. Genesis told us of Jesus.
Moses saw Jesus.
17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel
Ezekiel in Chapter 48:35 saw
YHWH-shammah: God Present and available when needed.
Believing in God through Jesus Christ we receive forgiveness being covered by His Name.
When you read of people encountering the Living God - they are overcome by the majesty and awe of God being all of what He has told us of Him.
People encountering God have a relationship with God. He is present with them in all aspects of their lives. This passage says eating and drinking with Jesus. The response to knowing the God of All Creation is usually wanting to please Father God. The passage says we have some fear of God. Jesus says this is wise. Have some fear over Him who can cast us out of Heaven. The Word of God continues saying fear leaves, it is only the beginning of wisdom. Love remains. This portion causes the heart to lean to Father God and want to provide Him with what David did. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.
Stephen and Jesus saw Heaven. I want to be in that group that goes to God immediately. I want to see my Father God and Jesus. To eat and dine with them.
For thou wilt not leave my soul in the grave or sheol; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Father I hope to be in the number who return to give great and powerful witness to Your Kingdom. That Your Words "Today you shall be with me in paradise" will call me forth to dwell in Your House forever. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Thank You, Jesus Christ Our LORD.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †