For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received

We are called to be a reflection of Jesus Christ. People want to see Jesus, but they can see Him through you. Let the Lord work harder, let Him hammer away and remove all resistance. God is not looking for the crowd but He is looking for the heart of man. It is not quantity but quality that God is looking for.

At Pentecost, Peter stood up and brought the Word. The men who were there were deeply moved in their hearts and they left everything to come to Christ. There were 3,000 souls. "The multitude of those who believed was one heart and one soul. No one said that his possessions were his own, but everything was common to them. (Acts 4:32) This was not an act. We are a small group, but how are we? If it is possible for 3000 souls, it is also possible for us, it all depends on your disposition. Everything is possible to God. God speaks to you through the preaching of the Word, your life must be transformed.

1 Corinthians 15:1-3

Paul was sharing his apostolate. He was chosen by God who gave him this ministry. Paul was sent by the Lord.

Galatians 2:1-2

The apostles were therefore the pillars. God worked through the apostles to proclaim the Word of God and souls came to God. Peter had received something special: "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19) When the apostles spoke, we saw the action of God. At Pentecost, we saw the power of the Holy Spirit. God is doing something powerful to attract. God wants to get your attention. So Peter takes the Word and speaks. Their hearts were deeply touched. They understood that these men were different. "(Acts 2:42) It is when you have a good heart that the Word does its work. 3,000 souls and when they received the Word, they became one man, that is, the same thought.

"Know that in the last days there will be hard times. For men will be selfish, lovers of money, ..." (2 Timothy 3: 1-2) But at Pentecost it was not so. All these things are those who have not received the Word. If the Word does its work in you, it must do its work. The seed that falls on the dry stone but the one that falls on the good soil produces fruit. Yet, it is the same seed in both cases.

Matthew 13:4-9 / Matthew 13:18-23

The seed is the Word of God. This seed has power, but it is you who make it powerless. The Word does not change, the problem is where it falls.

1 Corinthians 15:3

Paul speaks with confidence. He could not teach unless he had received. He was certain of what he was preaching. At Pentecost, the brethren persevered in the apostles' teaching because they understood that these men had truly received the truth. "And teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:20) The apostles could not teach something to others without having received it from the Lord. Paul did not make anything but received it. "For I received from the Lord what I taught you" (1 Corinthians 11:23) Paul has the assurance but God's people also have the assurance of what they receive. Nothing is added or taken away, only what the Lord has commanded. "But when we ourselves, when an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8) For a man to say this, he must have the assurance that what he has received is from God. "(1 Corinthians 15:51) But to be changed, there must be something in us. You have to be sure of who is preaching to you and that what you are receiving is from God in order to do His work in you.

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