Scripture: Acts 5:38-39
“Now in this present case let me say to you, stand off, withdraw from these men and let them alone. For if this doctrine or purpose or undertaking or movement is of human origin, it will fail, be over thrown and come to nothing; But if it is of God, you will not be able to stop or over throw or destroy them; you might even be found fighting against God.”
These scriptures are so powerful, because the apostles were not backing down from preaching the Gospel of peace and because of this, many people came to know the Lord and were saved and many incredible miracles happened because signs, wonders and miracles follow the preaching of the Gospel. But, the religious people…the high priest along with the Sadducee’s and the Pharisee’s were coming up against them, because many people were no longer following them, but the Apostles, who were proclaiming Jesus and His finished work!! The Apostles were thrown in jail, but they were supernaturally were delivered by an Angel of the Lord and directly after they left the prison they went to the temple continuing to preach the Gospel of peace. They were not hiding from any one and expected to be found and so they were. This quoted scripture was spoken by a Pharisee comparing the Apostles and the Gospel they were proclaiming to previous movements that had occurred, proclaiming to be truth but in a short amount of time the movement faded and the people were forgotten. It has been over 2000 years since this conversation happened, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been taken around the World. The bible says to make disciples of nations… meaning to go to every tribe, tongue and nation declaring that Jesus Christ is Lord over all the earth and that He is the only way, truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except through Him. Clearly, this movement was not made from the hand of men, but ordained from the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and therefore those who come up against the Gospel of Jesus Christ are rejecting His love and everything that Jesus did on the cross.
What can we learn from this phrase that the Pharisee spoke to this large group of men who were trying to destroy the work of the Apostles… He declared ” But if it is of God, you will not be able to stop or over throw or destroy them; you might even be found fighting against God.” The truth of the Gospel prevailed then and since God is the same yesterday, today and forever the truth of God will prevail today. The Apostles knew the power of God, because they had walked with Jesus, and witnessed his death, but not only that His resurrection as well. They were not afraid of who or what came against them, because they were standing for truth and the light of the living Gospel to be proclaimed through out the earth. When we get born again, the Spirit of the living God comes to dwell on the inside of us, the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives on the inside of believers… so today I ask you are you, what is holding you back from proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ… the Power of God is in you in proclaim the love of God and also to lay hands on the sick and see them recovered. The Gospel could not be stopped then, because it was not made from the hands of men and there fore it will not be stopped today no matter who or what try’s destroy it.
Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you for your love, your goodness, mercy and your grace that empowers us to do what we cannot do on our own! Father, I am asking that you would give us super natural boldness to proclaim your love to all the earth..where ever that may be…in our families, or work places, the grocery store…where ever it may be, people need to hear the Gospel of peace that cannot be stopped by human hand because it was not created by human hand. You are alive and living, you are a real God and your love is real. I am asking you father to anoint our tongues as ready writers to proclaim your truth with all boldness where ever we go… that we would be ever so sensitive to your voice and to speak and do what you would have us to speak and do. I thank you Lord that your truth does prevail in our lives and people will know and recognize your love through our lives, because we are your hands, your feet and your mouth pieces. use us today Lord, to reach the lost and to proclaim your truth, your goodness and your love to those we come in contact with ever day! In the name of Jesus!! Amen!!
I love you!