What the Lord is saying Today
Acts 3: 1 - Acts 4:4
When Peter and John healed the man
who'd been lame from birth at the gate Beautiful, people gathered
round marvelling at the great wonder of this healed man leaping
about praising God. Consequently 5,000 men believed in Jesus
because of this miracle. Goodness knows how many women and children
and then those who would come to believe through them..... the
numbers that were added to the church because of this miracle
By signs and wonders God drew the
people to believe in Jesus. People were and still are hungry
to see the supernatural. They want to believe that there is
a God who loves them.
Power in earthen vessels
Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel,
why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as
though by our own power or holiness
we had made this man to walk? .
Peter was acknowledging that in
his own self that he was powerless to have done this miracle.
God chooses the ordinary things of this world to display His
wonders through. In fact if you think that you aren't good enough,
strong enough, intelligent enough, good looking enough, or any
other enough, for God to use.....YOU QUALIFY.
have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of
the power may be of God, and not of us. 2Co 4:7
In fact if
your waiting to become perfect for God to use you, you'lll be
waiting a long time. If you are going through the mill, God
can use you in even greater measure. Paul took delight in his
weaknesses because he knew that in his weakness was God's strength.
said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength
is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in
necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake:
for when I am weak, then am I strong. 2Co 12:9-10
The Power of the Name of Jesus
And when Peter and John were questioned,
by the grieved powers that be, "By what power, or by what
name, have ye done this?" they answered....
"Be it known unto you all,
and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ
of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead,
even by him doth this man stand here before you whole".
By the name of Jesus and by His resurrection power. If we are
to see people coming to know Jesus we need to understand the
power that we have in the Name of Jesus.
The word exousia in Greek means authority, jurisdiction, liberty,
power, right, strength, domain,
We have the same rights, authority and jurisdiction as Jesus
did, when we speak in the Name of Jesus,
I give unto you power (Exousia) to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any
means hurt you. Luk
When was the last
time we spoke to someone lame with authority.....
"IN THE NAME
OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH RISE UP AND WALK".
took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately
his feet and ankle bones received strength.
leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the
temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
Act 3: 7 & 8
WAS NORMAL BEHAVIOUR FOR THE CHRISTIANS IN ACTS.
thats... FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!!!