Come together…

Acts 4:23-31

And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, who by the mouth of Your servant David  have said:

‘Why did the nations rage,

And the people plot vain things?

The kings of the earth took their stand,

And the rulers were gathered together

Against the LORD and against His Christ.’

“For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together  to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,  by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”

And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

When attacked they came together and prayed.  When we experience spiritual warfare our immediate response should be likewise.  Call fellow believers together and pray.  Their prayers recognized first the sovereignty of God, then remembered what he had done.  They acknowledged the threats then asked for intervention from the Lord as they indicated their intent to continue to spread his Word.  The response from God was to fill them once more with his Spirit and enable them to continue to speak his Word with boldness.  We have the same promise.  The scriptures share with us their  situation along with their response.  We can apply the same today.  We too are not exempt from spiritual warfare and it comes from all directions.  When we find ourselves in that place we too can come together for support, and turn collectively toward the One who can intervene and empower.  “they spoke the word of God with boldness.”  We too can speak with boldness the word of God.


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