In the early church the apostles were very “successful” in terms of healing, delivering and seeing people saved (Acts 5 v 16).
People were healed, people were set free from demonic bondage and great good was being done among the masses.
You would have thought that everyone would have been happy to see such good things on the earth.
But this was not the case; the religious establishment and the legalists did not like what was happening, even though people were being healed and set free (Acts 5 v 17).
The religious establishment even went as far to heavily persecute those under grace, preaching the Gospel (Acts 5 v 18).
Unfortunately the same is happening today.
As soon as you start telling people that God loves them and that they have been forgiven through the blood of Jesus (what the original apostles were doing) you will be persecuted, and the persecution gets worse as you start getting results.
What I want to tell you tonight is not to let this type of persecution stop you.
Keep preaching, teaching and speaking out the message of grace, the one and only Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Keep laying hands on the sick in order to see them healed.
Keep on freeing people from the bondage of the law and legalism.
Do not let legalistic Pharisees and religious Sadducees stop you or even slow you down; keep on doing what you know is right.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and all that it has done for me”.
Acts 5 v 16 to 18…..There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folk, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one. The high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, and laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison