TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24
Scripture: Acts 4:34-37
Major persecution was about to break out in Jerusalem so that everyone would be scattered. Everyone who had properties sold them and laid the proceeds down at the feet of the apostles. The Holy Spirit prepared members of the early church to relocate by the divesting of property. Those who were not willing to yield ended up being judged according to the standard of those who obeyed. The majority of the people yielded to the Holy Spirit and said yes to Him. As a result, they were about to see a dramatic move of the Spirit that would bring a judicial manifestation. A standard was established. As the early church yielded to the Spirit, a standard of righteousness was established by which Ananias and Sapphira were judged and terminated! Ultimate-grace proponents all stumble over understanding Ananias and Sapphira because they believe there is no more judgment.