Boldness

I was reading Acts 4 this morning. Peter and John were fresh from a night in jail and went immediately to people of like faith to pray. 

24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, 25 who by the mouth of Your servant David have said:

‘Why did the nations rage,
And the people plot vain 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 against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. 29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”

31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.  source 

They prayed aloud together. They praised and confessed the sovereignty and power of GOD the Creator. They prayed His Word back to Him. They plainly explained their situation. And they asked for boldness to continue to proclaim His Story.

Thank You Sovereign Lord and Papa. Thank You for Your Word that teaches us, encourages us and convicts us. We pray for such love for You as had these and such courage to be bold proclaiming Your Story of Love, Grace and Forgiveness not only to those inside Christendom but those yet outside. We acknowledge here that Your Son is the only way of salvation to all mankind.  Thank You for giving us faith to believe and pray.  

Chazaq! 

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