In Acts 3, “… a crippled man was put at the temple gate …” (Verse 2)
Acts 4:22 talks about that same crippled man. It says that the same crippled man had been begging at the same temple gate for over 40 years! However, nothing significant had taken place in that crippled man’s life until Peter and John came along – or maybe I should say -- until God came along inside of Peter and John! Look with me at Acts 3:6-8, “Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do 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. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.”
Peter and John represented God to that crippled man. How well are we representing God? Church! Spirit filled Christians can make a difference!
Church! Do not miss this. We have work to do! We have a mission to accomplish. We have a purpose to fulfill. We have a name to live up to. There are times when nothing significant will occur in the life of the hungry and hopeless people around us until we come along -- or maybe I should say -- until God comes along inside of us!
Where there is smoke, there is supposed to be fire.
Where there are Spirit-Filled believers, there is supposed to be God and His life changing power! Where there are Spirit-Filled believers, there is supposed to be Godliness!