The difference between manifestation of God’s power seen in the book of Acts and the modern Church is something that has always intrigued me. We see pockets of spiritual manifestations here and there but as a general rule it seems Christians are not experience what early Christians considered normal. I’ve come to believe that a reason for this is the traditions that have crept into our beliefs.Continue Reading
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Did you ever notice that Jesus held no punches when dealing with the Scribes and Pharisees?Continue Reading
And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?
2 Kings 7:3
Israel was surrounded. People were starving. These four lepers were in an equally dire situation but decided to do something. They had nothing to lose.Continue Reading