The Acts of the Apostles

Act 5 – Scene 3

 “If God is for us, who can be against us?”

A wise man named Gamaliel, who had seen people rise before and cause a stir but they had ultimately come to nothing and their campaigns had just fizzed out. This is what he says…

“…Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”

So they listened to him and they let them go, after giving them a beating, and guess what, they could not stop them as their mission was from God! Our mission as a continuation of their mission, as commissioned by Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 1:8. God is with us wherever we are and is calling us to participate in his unstoppable mission.

Be strong and courageous in his name, wherever you are, for his glory that we may see some come to faith in Christ.

The thing that gets me is, they rejoiced that they had been counted worthy of suffering for the name of Jesus.

When we suffer, what do we do?

What questions do we ask?

Do we rejoice, would we rejoice or ask why me? To ask, why me is normal but we have to ask, what?

What is God doing through this and what am I learning about God and myself?

I’d love it if you would share your experiences in the comment section of this blog post.


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