Wednesday, May 29, 2013

let us not whisper

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.  But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.  So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together.  “What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. 

“Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it.  But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”

Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!  As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.  For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.-Acts 4:13-22

Over two thousand years have passed, but man hasn't changed.  To just speak the truth.  Today it's not politically correct to speak what is true.  All Peter and John proclaimed was that Jesus was mankind's only means of salvation. Using the name of Jesus today can still get a believer in trouble.

Let us not whisper among ourselves.  Let us not be fearful to offend or oblige the world.  L
et the believers boldly proclaim the name of Jesus.

Pray for me also, that I may be given the message when I begin to speak--that I may confidently make known the mystery of the gospel,
-Ephesians 6:19

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