In devising and implementing their lie, Ananias and Sephira had separated themselves from fellowship with God and the believers.
Acts 5:3 "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?"
Peter's question to Ananias gave him a clear path back to fellowship. Had Ananias been courageous enough to face the truth, the result would have been joyous healing.
I John 1:7,9 "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
God did not bring about Ananias and Sephira's death. The Devil, who holds the power of death, had orchestrated this ensnarement. God's desire was for them to believe to live and have further opportunity to cast off the works of darkness.
James 1:13-15 "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."
This is a wide open question with a number of possible answers. If it is cut off and incomplete, like:
"How many years has it been since Jesus..." was born?
"How many years has it been since Jesus..." ascended into heaven?
Give or take a few years... both of these can be answered the same: "More than two-thousand years ago."
Prophetically speaking: "...beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." (II Peter 3:8)
That would make it a little over "two days ago."
If the question is asking, "How many years has it been since Jesus.." recreated the earth?
"Since Jesus recreated the earth from Genesis 1:3, it's been somewhere between five and six thousand years."
If it's truly asking, "How many years has it been since Jesus?"
He is "Eternal"... "JHVH"... "I AM"... "He Exists"... "WAS, IS, SHALL BE": and within that frame of reference, which is inconceivable to the finite human mind... time ceases to exist.
The answer depends on which gospel account you are reading.
In Matthew, there is only ONE (1) mention of Jesus entering Jerusalem: chapter 21 (triumphal entry).
In Mark, there is only ONE (1) mention of Jesus entering Jerusalem: chapter 11 (triumphal entry).
In Luke, there are FOUR (4) mentions of Jesus entering Jerusalem: Luke 2:22 (presentation at temple, Jesus is approx. 41 days old); 2:41ff. (feast at Passover, Jesus is 12 years old); 4:9 (temptation by Satan); chapter 19 (triumphal entry).
In John, there are FOUR (4) mentions of Jesus entering Jerusalem: John 2:13 (Passover, cleanses temple); 5:1 (feast of the Jews, healing at the pool); 7:14-10:39f. (Feast of Booths-Feast of Dedication); 12:12ff. (triumphal entry).
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John each mention Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. There are, therefore, SEVEN (7) unique mentions of Jesus going to/entering Jerusalem in the Bible.
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The New Testament does not explicitly command believers to tithe. However, it does encourage believers to give generously and cheerfully to support the work of the church and those in need. Each person should prayerfully consider how much to give and the manner in which they give, according to their own convictions and ability.
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Acts 9:2 - and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
Acts 19:9 - But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
Acts 19:23 - And about that time there arose a great commotion about the Way.
Acts 22:4 - I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,
Acts 24:14 - But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.
Acts 24:22 - But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, he adjourned the proceedings and said, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case."
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In Acts chapter 9, Saul, a persecutor of Christians, is on his way to Damascus when he encounters a blinding light and hears the voice of Jesus. Saul is converted to Christianity, becomes blind for three days, and is then healed by a disciple named Ananias. Saul begins preaching about Jesus and faces opposition from the Jews, but his reputation as a changed man begins to spread throughout the region.
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I am unaware of any other name for Levi (meaning joined) in Scripture. He had 3 branches come out of his tribe though and perhaps this is what you are referring to. They are: Gershonites, Kohathites and the Merarites (Numbers 3).