Acts Chapter Eight

ACTS CHAPTER EIGHT

1 And Saul was there, consenting to his death.

On that day a great persecution rose

Against the church there in Jerusalem,

 

And all but the apostles fled into

Judea and Samaria. 2 Devout

Men buried Stephen, mourning him; 3 but Saul

 

Began to wreck the church. He went from house

To house and dragged off men and women and

Threw them in jail; 4 but those who had fled preached

 

The gospel everywhere they traveled. 5 Philip

Went to a city in Samaria

And preached of Christ to them. 6 The crowds paid heed

 

To him due to the miracles he did.

7 With shrieks, the evil spirits came out of

Many, and many paralytics and

 

Cripples were healed, 8 and so the town rejoiced.

9 Now for some time a man named Simon had

Done sorcery within the city and

 

Amazed the people of Samaria.

He boasted he was someone great, 10 and all

The people, high and low, respected him

 

Well and exclaimed, “This man is the great power

Of God.” 11 They followed him because he had

Amazed them with his magic a long time.

 

12 But now that they believed in Philip’s words

About the good news of God’s kingdom and

The name of Jesus Christ, they went and were

 

Baptized, both men and women. 13 Even Simon

Himself believed and he was baptized; then

He followed Philip everywhere, amazed

 

By the great signs and miracles he saw.

14 When the apostles in Jerusalem

Heard that Samaria had welcomed God’s

 

Word, they sent John and Peter down to them.

15 When they arrived, they prayed that they’d receive

The Holy Spirit, 16 for the Holy Spirit

 

Had not yet come on any one of them;

They simply had been baptized in the name

Of the Lord Jesus. 17 John and Peter then

 

Laid hands on them, and they received the Holy

Spirit. 18 When Simon saw the Spirit was

Given by the apostles laying hands,

 

He offered money, 19 telling them, “Give me

This power, too, so everyone whom I

May lay my hands on will receive the Holy

 

Spirit,” 20 and Peter said, “Your money die

With you, because you thought that you could buy

The gift of God with money! 21 You do not

 

Have any part or share in this concern,

Because your heart’s not right in front of God.

22 Turn from this wickedness and pray to God.

 

Perhaps he will forgive you for your thoughts

Of wickedness, 23 for I can see your heart

Is full of bitterness and bound to sin.”

 

24 Then Simon answered, “Pray to God for me

So none of what you’ve said may come on me.”

25 When they had testified and preached the word

 

Of God, they went back to Jerusalem,

Stopping to preach in many villages

Of the Samaritans along the way.

 

26 An angel of the Lord told Philip, “Go

South to the road−the desert road−that goes

Down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So

 

He started out, and on his way he met

An Ethiopian eunuch, treasurer

For Ethiopia’s Queen Candace. He

 

Had traveled to Jerusalem to worship,

28 And was returning in his chariot,

Reading aloud from Prophet Isaiah’s

 

Book, 29 and the Spirit said to Philip, “Go

Up to that chariot and stay near it.”

30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot

 

And hearing what the man was reading, asked

Him, “Do you understand what you are reading?”

31 “How can I,” he replied, “when no one has

 

Instructed me?” So he invited Philip

To come and sit with him. 32 The eunuch was

Reading this Scripture: “He was led

 

Just as a sheep to slaughter; as a lamb

Is silent in front of the shearer, so

He did not open up his mouth. 33 In his

 

Humiliation, justice was denied

To him. Who can express the wickedness

Of his descendants? For his life was taken

 

Out of the earth.” 34 The eunuch questioned Philip,

“Please tell me, who’s the prophet talking of,

Himself, or someone else?” 35 Then Philip opened

 

His mouth, and starting with that Scripture, told

Him the good news of Jesus. 36 As they went

Along the road, they reached some water and

 

The eunuch said, “Look, water! Why can’t I

Be baptized?” 38 And he had the chariot

Stop there, then he and Philip went down in

 

The water; Philip baptized him, 39 and when

They came up from the water, suddenly

The Spirit of the Lord took Philip off.

 

The eunuch never saw the man again,

But went along his way rejoicing. 40 Meanwhile,

Philip appeared at Azotus and, ‘til

 

He came to Caesarea, went around

And preached the word of God in all the towns.

 

S.D.G.

September 20: Jezebel’s Chant

Jezebel’s Chant 

Cool earth, hot water fevered in cauldrons’ space,

White flames, dog’s eyes, shine on my painted face,

Dim, moon; grasp, earth; roar, winds; disturb the seers,

White blazes, dogs unleashed, unlock Baal’s spears,

Flash in nights, dogs, sink fangs in enemies,

Unearth sweet corpses; spread their disease:

 

 

Let not the prophet come

Before he’s been struck dumb,

Prophet who acts like a boss,

May my spells spell his loss,

My power shall increase,

He and his God shall cease.

~Day Williams

Scriptures about the Blood of Jesus Christ

Scriptures about the Blood of Jesus Christ
John 19:33-34
but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.

Luke 22:44
And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

Acts 5:28
saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.”

1 John 5:6
This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

Hebrews 9:12-14
and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 10:3-14
But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, “SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME; .

Hebrews 13:11-12
For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.

Romans 3:25
whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;

Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

Revelation 7:14
I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

1 Corinthians 11:25
In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

Matthew 26:27-28
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.

Mark 14:23-24
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”

Luke 22:20
And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.”

Hebrews 9:11-15
But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,

Hebrews 12:24
and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.

Hebrews 13:20
Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,

Acts 20:28
“Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

1 Peter 1:1-2
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.

Revelation 5:9-10
And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”

Romans 5:9
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

Matthew 26:28
for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.

Mark 14:24
And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”

Romans 3:25-26
whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Revelation 7:14-17
I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. “For this reason, they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them. “They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat;

Revelation 12:10-11
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.

Revelation 1:5-6
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood– and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father–to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Colossians 1:19-20
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Hebrews 9:14
How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 10:22
Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 13:12
Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.

1 John 1:6-9
If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Colossians 1:19-22
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds,
Hebrews 10:19-22
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

1 Corinthians 10:16
Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?

John 6:53-57
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.”
1 Corinthians 11:27
Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.

Hebrews 10:28-31
Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY ” And again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.”