Day 120 - Acts 5

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V.1-11 This man and his wife try to deceive the others by pretending they had brought all the money. But in doing so, they bring out the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in the assembly. God does not overlook pretending. They were really lying to the Holy Ghost by their action.
V.12-16 There was so much power in the assembly that those in whom there was no reality feared to associate with them. The Lord was the Center of this newly-formed company of believers, and many more were added to them.
V.17-32 Envy and frustration fill the rulers; they imprison the Apostles. The miraculous delivery. They do not stop preaching. They are filled with Christ. Peter makes a clear and powerful statement.
V.33-40 Murder rises in their heart! John 8:4444Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44) is worth turning to. God interferes, and delivers the Apostles. But not without their being beaten. Notice the name of the Person which most bothers them!
V.41-42 But that Name has the opposite effect on the faithful Apostles. They rejoiced — they suffered. Their main theme? “Jesus Christ.”