SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Scripture: Acts 4:27-31, 2 Timothy 1
In Acts 4:27-31 we are told, “For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. 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.’ And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” Here they asked for three different manifestations of judgment against their demon-inspired leaders. First they asked for boldness. Number two, for God to extend His Hand to heal, and number three, they asked for signs and wonders. When we study signs and wonders we are led directly to the judgments of Egypt. 2 Timothy 1 makes it clear that we are going to face the same demonic opposition as Moses and that we will have to overcome it the same way. This is precisely what the early church was doing in the book of Acts. They were overcoming the demonic- dunamis in the same way that Moses did. Let’s meditate on the Word and discover the prayers God’s people prayed. When the Holy Spirit pushes us forward in exousia, let’s not hesitate at all to boldly pray!