12 Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. 13 None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. 14 And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 15 so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. 16 The people also gathered from the towns round Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Our God is an omnipotent God; He also does signs and wonders. In this world there are many people who are sick or possessed by demons, but God loves us and has mercy on us. He is willing to set us free, to heal us and give us peace. He is our Father, and His love for us is higher than the mountain and deeper than the sea, not wishing that any should perish. He wants all who are chained to be healed. There were many people who were sick or possessed by the demons coming from all around Jerusalem to see Jesus, not one did he reject.
- God does not only work out these miracles by Himself, but He also sent out His servants to do His work. He gave this authority and power to them. Jesus said: “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do” and “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” Jesus also told His disciples: “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Through His disciples, the Holy Spirit works miracles and reveals His mighty power, His amazing love and mercy. When the people see His wonderful signs, they will give glory to God, and so, the number of those believing and returning to God will increase.
submitted by Li Qiang
PRAYING IN FAITH
Ask God to help us to be faithful, to believe in His promises, and that God would heal the sick and release those who are possessed by demons.
For your five
Ask God to help your five to stand before His throne, for their chains to be broken and that they will receive freedom, experience healing and receive His peace. Pray that they will know that He is the living God.
For our church
Pray for God to lead our church, and let us rely solely on His strength to spread His gospel and to increase the number of believers in the world.