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In the Words of Peter part II

Updated on February 12, 2018

Peter, The Cross and Resurrection

The cross

I followed Jesus as He bore the cross up the hill. I watched as they nailed His hands and feet and lifted him up. Seeing Jesus hanging I remembered the words He spoke," And if I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto Me." A great assembly of people from all walks of life were gathering there at Golgatha. Some mourning from seeing the Christ that worked miracles in their lives about to die. Some were there just to see what was going on, they knew it was something never seen quite like this. Some came to mock Him and laugh, not knowing Jesus was doing this for them to forgive their sins if they just ask him. I had to leave only John stayed with Mary, we all left but John.

Upper Room

Gathering in the room John came in said Jesus was dead. He was gone. John told us Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus had taken Jesus to bury Him. They said the roman soldiers thrust a spear in His side and blood and water flowed. They pronounced Him dead. We stayed in that room through the next days as we were afraid the soldiers would soon come for us. Little did I know just how much my life was about to change.

He's Alive

You see we stayed there in the room afraid, now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene said to us Jesus was not in the grave. john ran ahead of me and came to the grave first and I followed. John waited for me and I entered finding just the grave clothes. We were sore afraid still and in fear again resorted back to the room. In the midst of the room toward evening time Jesus appeared and stood in the middle of us. He said,"Peace be unto you." He showed us His hands and feet and His side. Then the most amazing happening we ever witnessed, Jesus breathed out the Holy Spirit to us giving us the power to preach in His name after He ascends to Heaven. But the Jesus was gone, we did not see Him for awhile.

Gone Fishing

Jesus had appeared twice to us, He came to us and breathed out the Spirit of God to us and had gone again. In the wait to see Him I had decided to go back to fishing. I had to keep busy, I just could not stand to sit idly by. We were fishing and we saw a person on the shore, we knew it was Jesus. We knew He had instruction for us so we had to go to him. I jumped out and swam to Him. The others brought in the boats and fish, but, He already had bread and fish and told us to sit and dine. He served us once again. Then He asked me if I loved Him. Three times He questioned me if I loved Him. I at first could not understand then He told me I would follow Him in death. I understand now the questioning, He was telling me to lead this group and that soon I would follow Him in death, the death of the cross. But through it all Praise God I had been redeemed by the Master.

Ye Men of Galilee

We were once again with Jesus as He rose to the skies. We watched as He left into Heaven, then heard someone speak. The words were simple," Ye men of Galilee why stand ye gazing into Heaven? This same Jesus which is taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven." It is now our time to preach Jesus crucified for the forgiveness of sins.

Three Thousand Saved

We were in a room together when we heard a rustling, it was the Holy Spirit of God coming and breathing into us. Our men started preaching and each around heard in their own language. I took the lead and preached in the streets and that day we saw 3,000 saved and baptized. What a day! There was more to come like this as over the next thirty years we all preached and taught there is salvation in no other name than that of the Lord Jesus Christ. People came and sought the healing and salvation that only Jesus could give. He left us the power to heal the sick, cause the blind to see, and even raise the dead, all in His name. Though I suffered greatly for the cause of Christ I gladly took each pain and persecution to the glory of the Christ that had taught me to speak His holy name. Then it started one by one my brethren that had been with Jesus began being martyred for His name.

baptizing in the Little Miami River in Beavercreek, Ohio
baptizing in the Little Miami River in Beavercreek, Ohio
What a privilege to baptize my daughter
What a privilege to baptize my daughter


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    • Michael Adams1959 profile image

      Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.


      Thank you for the amen!

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      Betty Bolden 6 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio


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      Michael Adams1959 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      exjw, thank you so much, your comments always lift me up so much. It is an interesting parallel on the 2 3000 events.

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      exjwlaurie 7 years ago

      This is so uplifting! You always bring healing with your words--and I enjoyed your perspective, you really brought life to this story!

      I always wondered about the significance of the 'three thousand' who were baptized and saved in Acts 2:41 when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the new Church.

      I remember that in Ex 32:28, that 'three thousand' were killed of the Israelite Nation due to their sinfulness. When Moses had gone up the mountain to receive the 10 commandments; just to come down the mountain to find them there--breaking everyone of them! So "three thousand" of them were killed.

      I found that to be an interesting parallel. Three thousand of God's children lost due to their sinful behavior, and then in Acts, three thousand "saved" for accepting Christ who bore our sins upon himself. Exodus represents "the need" for our redemption, and Acts demonstrates the power of redemption through Christ. It's just as you say--"People came and sought the healing and salvation that only Jesus could give." Amen!

      Anyway--as always--thank you for this encouraging hub Michael!

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      Michael Adams1959 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Thanks Captain.

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      Captain Jimmy 7 years ago from WV

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      Michael Adams1959 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      lifegate glad you felt ministered to, I hope my writings touch people in a special way. Most of the times I look back over a hub when I get done and think oh this isn't much or who would want to read this.

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      Michael Adams1959 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      fred allen thank you, I just thought that would be an interesting way to write this hub, glad you enjoyed.

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      William Kovacic 7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Wonderful hub, Michael. Thank you for ministering to me today!

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      fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      I like how you put this in the first person perspective. I think you're on to something powerful!