“We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. Acts 5:28-29
Peter and the disciples were forbidden from ministering in the name of Jesus. But as Peter said they will obey God and not Man. They knew there lives would be at risk, but they also knew with Jesus they would live forever.
Being a Christian in todays world is not popular either. As Jesus said many people will hate you because of him, but why? Because Jesus is the truth and has come to fulfil the law. The world doesn’t like truth because its exploits there corruption.
The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Acts 5:30
The high priest wanted to cover up the crucifixion of Jesus and hoped everyone would just forget he existed. But even today, over 2000 years later, Jesus is still being praised today, Why? Because he has risen and he lives evermore.
The world today is still trying to kill Jesus. They create false religions and false prophets to blasphemy his name. There is only way to the Father and that is thru the Son.
God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. Acts 5:31
Jesus is exalted the name above all names, the King of Kings, sitting at the right hand of the Father. He didn’t come to condemn the world but to save it. Jesus is the only way to redemption.
We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” Acts 5:32
God has giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit, the same power that resurrected Jesus from the dead, lives inside those who believe Jesus is the Messiah.
By his Word and Spirit, God has equipped us to continue to fight the good fight and make disciples of all the nations. The world will be against you, but if God is for us nobody can stand against you. Remember to Obey God and not Man in Jesus Name Amen