The Acts Of God
When Peter came to Lydda, he found a man named Aeneas who had been bedfast for eight years with palsy, he said to him,
“Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise and make thy bed. And he arose immediately. And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord” (Acts 9:34-35).
In Joppa, when a godly woman named Dorcas died…
…Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive. And it was known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. (Acts 9:40-42)
Every time the disciples were used of God in this manner, then they could tell the people that these things happened by faith in the Name of Jesus Christ. After the demonstration of the miracles, they could share all about Jesus. They could tell them, “He is the Son of the living God. He died to cleanse you and to forgive you. You can see these great demonstrations of His power happen in your own life. You can be changed and your sins can be forgiven. You can be revolutionized and be made new by that same power of the Holy Ghost which you see demonstrated.”
Many say that miracles such as the disciples performed were for 2,000 years ago. They say the day of miracles is over, but there is no such thing as a “day of miracles.” There are no such things as Bible days. There is only a God of the Bible. There is only a God of miracles.
You have the same potential today as anyone in the Bible to write another chapter in God’s history book by being able to be moved upon by the Holy Spirit’s power to work the works of God.
We talk about the “Acts of the Apostles,” but the Book of Acts is not about the acts of the apostles. It is only a brief record of the acts of two men, Peter and Paul. We are not even told anything of the other apostles and their acts. However, none of the acts were really the Acts of Peter, John, or any of the apostles. They were the acts of the Holy Spirit.
Peter and Paul are gone, but the Holy Spirit is not gone. Men change, but God does not change. Denominational theories change but God never does. We serve the same God as did Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Peter, Paul, James, and John. The acts of God go on long after man has passed from the scene.
Make this declaration:
God is the same. He does not change. The acts of the Holy Spirit flow through my life and ministry just as they did in Bible days.