Good morning y’all. Apologies i’m a day late with the blogging. Today’s post is on Acts chapter 12.
Be blessed 🙂
Peter is jailed by Herod and the church were fervently praying for his release and deliverance. They knew they couldn’t do anything physically of their own might to free Peter from jail, but rather than worry, they spent their energy on praying. They understood that prayer changes things that can’t be changed naturally. Verse 5 says they never stopped praying to God for him.
“But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him” (NLT).
God showed up and answered their prayer. It amazed me though that when Peter showed up at the place where they were praying for his release, the people didn’t expect to see him. They began arguing it couldn’t be him.
“When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed that, instead of opening the door, she ran back inside and told everyone, “Peter is standing at the door!” “You’re out of your mind!” they said. When she insisted, they decided, “It must be his angel.”Meanwhile, Peter continued knocking. When they finally opened the door and saw him, they were amazed” (V14 – 16 NLT).
They were praying but sort of didn’t expect a result. I can identify with this a lot. There are times in my life where I find myself in situation where it looks absolutely hopeless, yet I pray to God but somewhere in my mind I’m thinking this situation is impossible; I don’t know if this can actually be fixed. I keep praying though just like the church were doing and I ask God to intervene. When the miracle comes, I’m amazed and start wondering if it was really true and if it was God. Meanwhile I have been praying for the intervention. It’s like we pray yet we are not sure God can do it but we still pray. But I love me some God, He is ever faithful and in spite of our doubts and fears He still shows up to encourage us. He showed up for Peter and the church and with a mighty deliverance, He delivered Peter.
This tells me we can’t put God in a box or try to limit Him with our human understanding. It might seem impossible to us but with God its not. Let’s keep praying and have expectancy that God will intervene on our behalf.
Verse 10 also did it for me. I couldn’t get over it. It says the gate opened of its own accord for Peter and the Angel.
“They passed the first and second guard posts and came to the iron gate leading to the city, and this opened for them all by itself” (NLT)
This is the same gate that closed Peter in, the same gate that was standing in the way of His freedom.
A gate is a barrier; it’s something that’s used to contain one or keep one in. It represents a stumbling block or hindrance. This gate was an hindrance to Peter. As long as he was behind the gate he couldn’t progress, he couldn’t do what God has called him to do. But when the Everlasting King of Glory stepped into Peters situation, scripture says this same gate opened of its own accord to Peter and he walked out freely. Wow!!! isn’t that amazing.
I’m reminded of Psalm 24: 7- 10 –
“Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah” (NKJV)
I don’t know what’s the gate in your life that’s stopping you from fulfilling destiny, whatever be the gate, call God into the situation today and watch him open those gates on your behalf.
Micah 2:13 says “The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate,
And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the Lord at their head” (NKJV).
I pray God will give us the grace to trust in Him more; that our faith will continue to grow stronger. For as many that are going through one issue or the other, I pray God will send His angels to deliver you just like He did for Peter. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Thanks for joining today.
Have a blessed day 🙂
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***With God all things are possible***