(From: ACTS #21 - 13:1-12)
XV. 13:1-14:28 SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES OF CHURCH EXTENSION
A. 13:1-3 THE HOLY SPIRIT AND MISSIONS
a. 13:1 PROPHETS AND TEACHERS AT ANTIOCH
Esan de en An-ti-oCHEIa kaTA ten OUsan ek-kleSIan proPHEtai 
Now in the church that was at Antioch were prophets
kai diDAska-loi , ho te BarNAbas kai Su-meON ho kaLOUme-nos NIger,
and teachers, both :Barnabas and Symeon :called Niger,
kai LOUki-os ho Ku-reNAIos, Ma-naEN te HeROdou tou teTRAar-chou SUNtro-phos, kai SAUlos.
and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
b. 13:2 WORSHIP AND FASTING RELEASES THE HOLY SPIRIT
lei-tourGOUNton de auTON toKuRIo, kai ne-steuONton ,
And as they ministered to the Lord, and fasted,
EIpen to PNEUma to HAgi-on, A-phoRIsa-te  de moi ton BarNAban kai SAUlon
the Holy :Spirit said, Separate me then :Barnabas and Saul
eis to ERgon ho proSKEkle-mai auTOUS.
for the work unto which I have called them.
c. 13:3 Then, having fasted and prayed and laid theirhands on them, they sent themaway.
TOte, neSTEUsan-tes kai pro-seuXAme-noi  kai e-piTHENtes tas CHEIras auTOIS, aPElu-san.
B. 13:4-12 ACTIVITIES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN MISSIONS
1. 13:4-5 MESSENGERS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
a. 13:4 INITIAL OBEDIENCE TO LEADING OF HOLY SPIRIT
AuTOI men oun, ek-pemphTHENtes  huPO tou HaGIou PNEUma-tos,
THEY therefore, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit,
kaTELthon eis Se-leuKIan; eKEI-THEN te aPEpleu-san eis KUpron.
went down to Selucia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
b. 13:5 GOD'S WORD PROCLAIMED IN SYNAGOGUES
kai geNOme-noi en Sa-laMIni, kaTEGgel-lonton LOgon tou TheOU en tais su-na-goGAIS ton IouDAIon:
And when they were at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of :God in the synagogues of the Jews:
EIchon de kai IoANnen hu-peREten .
and they had also John as attendant.
2. 13:6-12 JUDGMENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
a. 13:6-7a BAR-JESUS: A FALSE PROPHET TO THE PROCONSUL
Di-elTHONtes  de HOlen ten NEson Achri PAphou,
And having gone through the whole island unto Paphos,
HEUron ANdra tiNA, MAgon , pseu-do-proPHEten , IouDAIon, ho Ono-ma Bar-IeSOUS;
they found a certain man, a sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesus
hos en sun to an-thuPAto, SerGIo PAUlo, anDRI su-neTO.
7awho was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding.
b. 13:7b HE called unto himBarnabas and Saul, and sought to hear the word of :God.
HOUtos pro-ska-leSAme-nos BarNAban kai SAUlon, e-peZEte-sen aKOUsai ton LOgon tou TheOU.
c. 13:8 ELYMAS OPERATES AS A SORCERER
anTHIsta-to  de auTOIS E-LUmas ho MAgos (HOUtos gar me-ther-meNEUe-tai to Ono-ma auTOU),
But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his :name interpreted) withstood them,
zeTON di-aSTREpsai ton anTHUpa-ton aPO tes PIste-os.
seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.
d. 13:9-10 PAUL STRONGLY CONFRONTS THIS TOOL OF SATAN
SAUlos de, ho kai PAUlos, plesTHEIS [4130PNEUma-tos HaGIou,
But Saul, who isalso calledPaul, filled with theHoly Spirit,
a-teNIsas  eis auTON, EIpen, O, PLEres panTOS DOlou 
fixed his eyes on him, 10andsaid, O, Devil's son,
kai PAses 'ra-di-ourGIas , huiE di-aBOlou , echTHRE PAses di-kai-oSUnes,
full of all guile and all villainy, enemy of all righteousness,
ou PAUsedi-aSTREphon tas hoDOUS tou KuRIou tas euTHEIas?
will you not cease to pervert the right :ways of the Lord?
e. 13:11a And now, lo, theLord's hand isupon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a season.
kai nun, iDOU, cheir KuRIou ePI se, kai Ese tuphLOS , me BLEpon ton HEli-on Achri kaiROU.
d. 13:11b JUDGMENT IMMEDIATELY CONSUMMATED!
pa-raCHREma de Epe-sen ep' auTON achLUS kai SKOtos ;
And immediately a mist fell on him and darkness;
kai pe-riAgon eZEtei chei-ra-goGOUS .
and he went about seeking someto lead him by the hand.
g. 13:12 THE EFFECT OF THIS JUDGMENT UPON THE PROCONSUL
TOte iDON ho anTHUpa-tos to ge-goNOS, ePIsteu-sen,
Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed,
ek-plesSOme-nos ePI te di-daCHEtou KuRIou.
being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.
NOTE: This mailing commences the beginning of the second half of the Book of Acts. Chapters 1-12 dealt primarily with the ministry of Peter - apostle to the circumcision. Chapters 13-28 deal primarily with the ministry of the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul to the Gentiles, the uncircumcision.
It starts out in 13:1-3 with the Holy Spirit inaugurating the beginning of a wider mission through the Presbytery of the church of Antioch, composed of Prophets and Teachers. In February of 1948, this “Presbytery Concept” was restored in a clearer manner after some 1900 years, in the North Battleford, Saskatchewan Visitation. Concomitant, or along with this restoration, came the restoration of the 5-fold equipping ministry of Ephesians 4:11-12, majoring on Apostles and Prophets. Three of the five Presbytery members present, obeyed the Holy Spirit by first checking, but then launching Barnabas and Saul upon Paul's first missionary journey. Notice the word “lei-tourGOUNton: - “ministered'. This was one of the 5 chief callings for the OT Levitical ministry in type and shadows. Nowit takes on a NT “One New Man” mystery importance. It has been said by some that the church today has lost the secret working of the Holy Spirit in this concept, and often it is but empty hands on empty heads. But it was notthis way in the beginning. We need to add to these 2 restored revival principles of 1948 with the other 10, - the 12 altogether linked with the 12 tribes of Israel, and the12 world-wide cultural groups. (To follow through on these 12 Revival Principles brought together in the 1948 Visitation, please turn to our Website <www.2rbetter.org>. Click on “Embryonics”, and there you will find this triple listing of twelves.)
The First Nations People I see linked with the tribe of Issachar, and the “Sensitivity, Faithfulness and Obedience”, as one of the 12 Embryonic Revival Principles which today need to be brought to maturity. 7 of these 12 principles were strongly exemplified in the life of George Hawtin, who God was pleased to use to spearhead this 1948 Visitation; and this third one mentioned, appeared again and again in his life.
Was he perfect? Of course not. None is perfect but God manifested in Jesus Christ, who is pleased to live out His perfect, resurrected life through all surrendered disciples. Paul makes this explicitly clear in Galatians 2:20.
Acts 13:4-12 illustrates how the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus - used Saul and Barnabas in Cyprus. J.A.W.