How To Live In A Miracle On The Edge Of Disaster
January 9, 2022 / Acts 4:10-31
The church you have always wanted meets the living God in prayer. To encounter God…
You pick the right issues
Let it be known to Israel, by the name of Jesus Christ, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by this name, this man stands here before you in good health.
There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven, by which we must be saved. Now, as they observed the confidence of Peter and John, and understood they were uneducated and untrained men, they were marveling, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus.
They commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; for we cannot stop speaking what we have seen and heard.” When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis to punish them). Acts 4:10,12,13,18-21
You give specifics in your prayer requests
When they had been released, they went to their companions, and reported all the chief priests and the elders had said to them. Acts 4:23
You acknowledge that God’s purposes will be done
When they heard this, they lifted their voices, “O Lord, YOU DID MAKE THE HEAVEN, THE EARTH, THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM. Who by the Holy spirit did say: WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS? THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER. AGAINST THE LORD, AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.” For in this city gathered together against Jesus, were both Herod and Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the people of Israel.” Acts 4:24-27
You go out in the confidence prayer brings
To do whatever your hand and your purpose predestined to occur. Lord, take note of their threats, and grant your bond-servants may speak your word with all boldness, while you extend your hand to heal, and wonders take place through the name of your Servant Jesus. Acts 4:28-30
You recognize God’s people are empowered by prayer
When they had prayed, the place where they had gathered was shaken, and they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31