Sermon: Solomon's Porch: March 29, 2020 Pastor: Rev. Dr. Cynthia Redd
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Introduction: Acts 5 - Peter design for gentile Christians along with unnamed apostles with Sapphira whom along with her husband with held proceeds needed to further the ministry of Jesus to the gentile believes.
History of Solomon's Porch: Now according this above photo the porch has two opening located within the inside of the temple. It is not a wall but adjacent to the wall. "These walls are that of a square which connected together under King Herod (in 16 B.C.), hoshanarabbah.org/blog/2018/03/29/solomons-porch". Please remember there are many designs concerning the Solomon's porch that do not agree. One according to NIV Bible says it overlooks a deep valley meaning death or some form of uncertainty.
What does Peter have to do with Solomon's porch? Jesus told Peter, "And I say also unto thee, that thou art peter, and upon this rock i will build my Church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against (KJV)". Hellas meaning various different belief operations at that present time as now.
Peter in reference to Sapphira and her husband is an example of a modern day deliver with apostles present practicing the ministry of Jesus together during that time and now present day worship . God is ever present because the handling of Ananias and Sapphira by using their marriage union to punish them for with holding monies because it is a sin to sin against the Holy Ghost. Those funds were to be used to further the ministry of Jesus
Now Ananias and Sapphira were disciples entrusted with sales and marketing to help keep things running. It is what we would call money one the circulaton of money in which our President Donald Trump is doing right now by creating monies for people to spend.
Peter just functioning in Acts chapter 5 to just minister to the multitude of people while helping provide for their daily needs. He at this time had not gotten the full knowledge of the gentile acceptance by Jesus as of yet. Remember now Peter is a chosen Disciple of Jesus. Remember the story of the man preaching what the disciples were preaching and they wanted to ride down on him. But Jesus said no I go to the gentiles. "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; (www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-7-9)".
Peter coming into the ministry to the gentiles so that Revelation 7:9 would be completed. Acts 10: 31-48.
Now later on in Acts 11 Jew believers were using their past knowledge of gentile to challenge Peter. how peter did not witness a killing like that of Ananias and Sapphira but a falling away because of circumcision. god will not let anything stand in the way of the book of revelation not being completed with Christ whom is one in Jesus ministry still working thru present day disciples until it is completed. Why because that ministry is finishing so Christ may return. chapter five in Chapter 3 of Revelation is where we stand, Amen!