SATURDAY, APRIL 26
Scripture: Acts 4:29,30
Acts 4:29,30 says, “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” In this passage the early church asked for three things. They asked for boldness, they asked for an anointing to heal and they asked for something called signs and wonders. Now are the signs and wonders that the early church asked for what we consider to be signs and wonders today? Is our present day view of signs and wonders that which God intended? If we think healing can be a sign and wonder, why are they asking for signs and wonders after they had already asked for healing? They are obviously not the same thing. If we do a study of signs and wonders in the Old Testament, what we discover is that twelve of the fourteen appearances of signs and wonders together all speak about the judgments that were leveled against the gods of Egypt. The early church was asking for the Judicial Hand of Christ to be in action with them! They wanted boldness, they wanted an anointing to heal and they wanted the judicial anointing that Moses walked in! That is what they were praying for in this passage! Did they get it? If they did, why are we not asking for it?