Chains, Chains, Chains..
Here are the facts. An angel of the Lord came into that prison cell and woke up Peter and led him out to freedom. MIRACLE. Peter was in the midst of the miracle happening and didn’t fully realize that what was happening was actually happening!! But in the next few verses it says the angel told him to put on his sandals and his robe and follow him. He came to a gate and it opened for him. When they got safely away from the prison the angel left him. He was free!! It then says that Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating.” Even Peter had to come to grips with the realization that he was in the middle of a miracle happening. What would you have done if this happened to you? Would your first phone call have been to Fox News or CNN?
Tomorrow we will see exactly what Peter’s first move was after his miracle escape from those chains, chains, chains…..
Now, a few questions to ponder.
1. Do you believe in God for your salvation?
2. Do you believe in God for miracles?
3. Do you at times feel like your faith is in chains?
4. Do you believe God still does miracles?
5. Do you want to be released from the chains of human reasoning?
Then, if you have a wiling heart of faith. God will release you from the prison of unbelief you have surrendered yourself to. The chains of unbelief will fall off and God will lead you to a new place of actually believing God is active and powerful and able to do whatever He wants. This will change how you look at prayer, witnessing, church, and many other things in your life. Time to believe in “all” miracles that God can perform and believe in “earnest” about the ability of God to do them. Miracles still happen. We just miss them because of our unbelief and our worldliness. Time to give up worldliness for Godliness!! No more chains on your life anymore. Only faith in the One who saves, Jesus Christ.
Keep in mind this C.S. Lewis quote God seems to do nothing of Himself which He can possibly delegate to His creatures. He commands us to do slowly and blunderingly what He could do perfectly and in the twinkling of an eye.
The Pilgrimage continues….