Tag: Acts 3:2-8

Expectations exceeded!

Scripture reading for May 9th:  Acts 3

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Acts 3:2-8  “Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.  When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.  Peter looked straight at him, as did John.  Then Peter said, “Look at us!”  So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.  Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you.  In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”  Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.  He jumped to his feet and began to walk.”

A crippled man was begging for money as Peter and John came by going to the temple.  They heard his plea and looked at him asking for his attention.  The man looked at them expectantly.  But what they gave him was not what he was expecting!  They spoke the name of Jesus Christ over him and commanded him to get up and walk!  They even took him by the hand and helped him up!  As he responded, he stood up and began to walk.  Next he was leaping and jumping and praising God!  There is power in the name of Jesus!

Observations for over-comers:  Faith has great expectation.  God honors faith in those who call out in Jesus’ name!  “For when You did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before You.  Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.” (Isaiah 64:3-4)

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