What Would They Call Us

Christianity

All Scriptures in NKJV & AMP

Open: (The macrocosm)
Acts 11: 19-30 .. (19)“ Now those who were scattered after the
persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus,
and Antioch, preaching the word to no one but the Jews only. (20) But
some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had
come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus.
(21) And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number
believed and turned to the Lord. (22) Then news of these things came to
the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as
far as Antioch. (23) When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was
glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should
continue with the Lord. (24) For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit
and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. (25) Then
Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul. (26) And when he had found
him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they
assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the
disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. (27) And in these days
prophets came from Jerusalem to Antioch. (28) Then one of them, named
Agabus, stood up and showed by the Spirit that there was going to be a
great famine throughout all the world, which also happened in the days
of Claudius Caesar. (29) Then the disciples, each according to his ability,
determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea. (30) This they
also did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.”
Messianic Prophecy:
Isaiah 53:1 .. (1) “Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm
of the Lord been revealed? “

An explosive Growth is coming:
Isaiah 54:1-5 …(1) “Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into
singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are
the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says
the Lord. (2) “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the
curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And
strengthen your stakes. (3) For you shall expand to the right and to the left,
And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities
inhabited. (4) “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be
disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of
your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood
anymore. (5) For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the
whole earth.”

Enlarge, stretch, lengthen and strengthen:
Isaiah 54:2 .. (2) ““Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out
the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And
strengthen your stakes.”
Close – (the microcosm)
God (through prophets/Agabus) told Antioch church of Judea’s famine & they
sent “relief”

Acts 11:27-30 …(27) And in these days prophets came from Jerusalem to
Antioch. (28) Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and showed by
the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine throughout all the
world, which also happened in the days of Claudius Caesar. (29) Then the
disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the
brethren dwelling in Judea. (30) This they also did, and sent it to the
elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.”
Acts 11:25-26 (AMPLIFIED) .. (25) [Barnabas] went on to Tarsus to hunt for
Saul. (26) And when he had found him, he brought him back to Antioch.
For a whole year they assembled together with and were guests of the
church and instructed a large number of people; and in Antioch the
disciples were first called Christians.”
WOULD THEY HAVE KNOWN US AS “CHRISTIANS”?

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