acts 4 – 23 – 32 the power of collective prayer of the gospel #christianity
Now, as a true believer, your strongest execution of your faith is prayer. alone or with others, but stronger with others. remember, prayer is a silent thing, mostly – unless you're leading a group in a prayer, in a non showy way, and aiming to achieve a unified objective.
Yeshua and our heavenly father, are always listening. The human mind, cannot grasp the reality that they are listening to the entire earth, as is the devil. Send your prayers to the winning team. Yeshua (Christ,) and our heavenly father, win in the end.
The passage from acts is the apostles reaffirming that they indeed were going to pray, and not give up, as they were told. This was an early attempt to nullify the miracles of the gospel and of Yeshua, our heavenly fathers only begotten son, a perfect man, who died on the cross for our sins, and was resurrected. :) 17-19 deal in the proclamation to preach the gospel no further, but 23-32 deal in their refusal to cease preaching the gospel to others.
17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
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