Preach the Word
If the Church today would get a revelation of what happened when Jesus was raised from the dead, if we’d find out about the grace of God and how it works, the same thing would happen to us that happened to the congregation in Acts 5. We’d get bold. Not with the faking-it kind of boldness that falls flat on its face, but with the Holy Ghost-inspired, God-generated kind of boldness that brings miracles on the scene.
If you want to see what can take place when that kind of boldness is present, read the entire chapter of Acts 5. There in the midst of the apostles were many signs and wonders, people saved, the sick healed and others delivered.
For years I read this passage of Scripture and thought only the apostles were involved in this great, miraculous move of God. But that wasn’t the case. It was the whole multitude of believers. Great grace was upon them all! They were all filled with the Holy Ghost and spoke the Word of God with boldness.
This group preached the Resurrection all over town until there were multitudes added to the Church. Then those multitudes began taking everyone who was sick into the streets to be healed. There were so many, the streets were full!
You can have that kind of boldness. Your church can have that kind of boldness. It’s available to all believers. You have to get it by faith. The believers in Acts 4 and 5 got it by praying and believing God…and they wound up filling the entire town with the message of God’s grace!
Want to turn your community upside down for God? Then get hold of the Word. Dare to believe it. Then preach it in faith with boldness. Soon, people will be pouring into the streets, running to your house, because they know that’s where they can be saved, healed and delivered.
Speak the Word
“I open my mouth boldly and make known the gospel of Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 6:19)
Scripture Study: Acts 5:12-16