What a Prayer!

The Passage we are about to read comes after Peter and John had spent the night in jail and the next morning the Rules and Elders (Religious Folks) examined them and in the end charged them to shut up about JESUS. Upon their release they gathered with their companions of Faith and reported to them what the Chief Priests and the elders had said.

Acts 4: (New American Standard Bible)
24 And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM,
25 who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said,
‘WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS?
26’THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.’
27 “For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.
29 “And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence,
30 while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.”
via Acts 4:24-30 – Passage Lookup – New American Standard Bible – BibleGateway.com.

And the result of that prayer?

Acts 4: (New American Standard Bible)
31 And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
via Acts 4:31 – Passage Lookup – New American Standard Bible – BibleGateway.com.

Verses 32 – 34 goes on to say of them that they were
Of one heart and soul
The apostles were with great power giving testimony to the resurrection of THE LORD JESUS
And there was not a needy person among them.

Sounds Radical. Sounds like what is missing today.

ABBA, help us repent in JESUS Name.

HIS,
Kathie

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