FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
Scripture: Acts 2:44-47, 4:32, 5:1-11
In both Acts 2 and Acts 4, Jesus had worked to deliver the church from the spirit of mammon. Because in the persecution of Stephen they were all to be scattered to many cities and many nations and they were all going to start churches. If Jesus did not terminate Ananias and Sapphira, mixed seed and the spirit of mammon would have been reintroduced to the early church and scattered throughout the earth. Consequently, termination takes place in Acts 5:1-11 and it is Jesus who is doing it. It wasn’t the devil who killed Ananias and Sapphira, it was the Lord. And He did it for a very specific reason – He could not afford to have all the infant-seed churches that were about to be scattered throughout the earth to go with mixed seed. So He acted, and He acted decisively. The God of termination again steps in whenever destiny is threatened. This pattern is continuing to grow. We would be wise to heed it and understand that when our destinies are threatened, the God who terminates will hear our prayers.