Aug
07
2009

Don’t Agree to the Threats! by Oral Roberts

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Are you being threatened by something today? Do the odds seem insurmountable? Are you about to give up hope? The disciples of Jesus knew this feeling. In God’s Word we read how Peter and John met a lame man who was begging for alms as they were going to the temple. Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” Peter took the man by the hand and lifted him up by faith, and he began to walk and leap and praise God.

 

The people who witnessed the miracle knew the man, and they began to ask what had happened. Peter used the opportunity to preach the Gospel (Acts 3:6-11 NKJV).The next day Peter preached before the priests and leaders of the temple. After he had finished, the Bible says that the religious leaders realized that they [Peter and John] had been with Jesus (Acts 4:13). When you’ve “been with Jesus,” there is a boldness that comes on your life. You can get the attention of those who don’t know Him.

 

After the religious leaders witnessed the miracle healing of the lame beggar, they didn’t know what to do with Peter and John. They agreed, “Let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in [Jesus’] name” (Acts 4:17 NKJV). How did Peter and John answer? They said, “We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard” (v. 20).

 

The devil comes to threaten you for one main reason: to get you to stop talking about Jesus. Our response must always be, “We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard!”

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