The Boldness of Peter and Paul

 

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus..…
But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too. Jason has harbored them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king — Jesus,”
  Acts 4:13; 17:6-7, NKJV.

My child, I would talk with you today about Peter and Paul.  These men were not perfect in and of themselves.  Before they encountered Me, they were mere men: a fisherman and a tentmaker-Pharisee.  They are examples and reminders to My people throughout the ages that My indwelling presence is the great treasure they carry in their earthen vessels.

In the very early days of My Church, the enemies of The Way marveled at the words of unlearned men, such as Peter.  But truly, Peter only spoke what My spirit spoke to him.

Saul (Paul) thought he was serving the Lord God by persecuting The Way, but he was blinded by religion.  When he met Me on the road to Damascus, his true spiritual blindness was revealed.

Since I look at the heart of a man, I dealt with Saul as a father would discipline a wayward son.  I even changed his name to Paul as a witness he was no longer blind but a new man (a new creation) in Me.

Both of these men betrayed me.  Yes, the betrayal of a close and dear friend is most odious.  But I saw beyond the betrayals and what would happen once these men were restored.  I used these men to shake the world.  This was declared in the moths of those who opposed My Gospel wherever they carried the Word.

In this day and hour it is sad to say that many have betrayed My Word.  Some have acted out of ignorance believing they alone know the truth.  Others have sought fame and riches by exploiting My name.  Still others seek to pervert My Word and My name to promote the kingdom of darkness and bring error and chaos into My Church.

I declare today that the hour has come where I AM pouring out deep conviction on every soul marked by betrayal.  I AM the Restorer, the One Who Forgives, when godly sorrow rises up in true contrition.  Look to Peter and Paul and see how complete My restoration work is accomplished in a truly repentant heart.

All have fallen short of My Kingdom ways in some manner or form: some more egregious than others.  Cry out from contrite hearts and receive Resurrection Life into the depth of your being.  Hold nothing back.  I already know the worst, so take this opportunity to be completely free of everything that has hindered your walk with Me.

I AM calling out to those who sit in the pew as well as those in the highways and byways. Come.  The hour of visitation is upon you NOW.  Come be restored to Me even as I restored Peter.  Come let Me heal your blind eyes as I healed Saul (Paul).  You have a destiny in Me that no other can fulfill.

The hour is late, but there is still time.  I will work in you and through you to do the quick work of harvest season.  There is a glory in these end-times that has never been seen in the earth, but I AM releasing it now.  It will expose the dark ones who have masqueraded themselves as the agents of Light.  It will break the power of this deception now even as I broke it off of Saul (Paul).  Truth shall rise up and the darkness will tremble and flee.

Be careful.  Judge all things by the standard of My Word.  As you seek Me, I will reveal the Truth in all of your situations.  Trust Me.  I release My Spirit of Truth to saturate you and fill you with the fire from My altar.  Peace be with you.  All is well.  Shalom.

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you,”   John 16:12-14, NKJV.

Scriptural References:
Psalms 32:5; 34:18; 51:17;  Matthew 7:1-3; 9:37-38;  Luke 10:2;  John 13:36-38; 14:16-18; 15:26-27; 21:15-19;  Acts 4:1-31; 9:1-22; 17:1-9;  Romans 3:23-26; 10:2-4; 11:25-28;  2 Corinthians 2:10-11; 5:17; 7:9-11;  Galatians 5:7-10; 6:15;  Philippians 1:15-18;  1 Peter 2:11-12;  1 John 1:9.

 

~ Mary B. Dovie
“In God We Trust”
“Let God Arise & Let His enemies be scattered!”


Mary B. Dovie imageMary B. Dovie is an ordained minister of the Gospel under the covering of Joy Christian Church and Gideon Christian Fellowship in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She operates under a prophetic and teaching anointing.  Mary is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul; they live in Theodore, Alabama.  Their family includes son Anthony, who serves in the US Army, as well as their son Matthew, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Amelia and Stella.

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