Friday, February 08, 2008

Day 5 - 28 Day Challenge

Mark spoke last Sunday from this Chapter particularly on the story of Ananias and Sapphira. You can listen to it here.

The later story in the chapter reminds me of a great movie the Shawshank Redemption. I love it when the guard angrily goes to get Andy out of his cell shouting at him as he walks towards the door only for his eyes to bulge with disbelief when Andy was gone. The cell door had been locked but mysteriously Andy was gone.

I would have loved to have seen the guards faces as the reached the cell to get the apostles and they were nowhere to be seen. Vanished into thin air. Then they had to tell a disbalieving High Priest. Of course Andy's escape from Shawshank owed its self to a hidden tunnel the Apostles escape was all about the power of God. Nothing can stand in the way of God's mission to the world certainly not a few iron bars.
Later in v34 we find Gamaliel coming up with a solution to the priests problems. Basically if this new movement was just some man made idea it would just fade away if it was inspired by God then it would succeed whatever they did so he suggested they leave it alone to see what would happen.

v39 but if it is of God, there is nothing you can do about it—and you better not be found fighting against God!

The determination of the disciples is incredible nothing could stop them in their determination in sharing the good news and of course nothing could stop God.

My Prayer

God keep my mind open today to what you want to do in my life I really don't want to be found fighting against you. Fill me again today with your Holy Spirit so I can see the supernatural past the natural.


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