also sold a piece of property.
Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit
You have not lied to men but to God.”verse 1,3,4
Ananias and Sapphira sold a piece of property. This possession donation relay is done by some people, not all people. So this donation was not chosen by force. But they did this to cheat them all of the church. Why they did do this? In the scripture, they were filled with Satan which means they had a bad intentions. There is no detailed description but we can guess they had bad intentions in the church by doing this donation because Peter said it belonged to them before selling and after selling. So the choice of the donation was theirs and they hide some of the money and lied to the church they donated all the money.
There might be some bad intentions in there. In this scripture, Peter warned that lying is not to men but to God and Holy Spirit. The bad intention of lying is Satans’s characteristic. So, they were captured by Satan’s spirit.
We need to be keen not to tell a lie to God. Don’t be conceived. Because God is not mocked. If we lie to men that could be passed but not passed to God. God knows the bad lie and the result is a horrible death.
and all of them were healed.
stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the peopleVerse 16,17,20
All of the people who came to Jesus were healed not some of them. So if we believe in the name of Jesus then we can be healed without exception. The point is the real belief in the name of Jesus. We shall not be suspicious of Jesus’ name power and God’s power. God is the almighty God who created this world.
Apostles could proclaim with the bold mind in the temple courts in where so many people were including governors. But the apostles stand firm and could say the Gospel to the people not afraid of arrest or harm. Jesus made them do this boldly. With Holy Spirit, they could do this.
So, if we follow Jesus and want to obey his mission, Jesus will make us proclaim boldly to the world the same as apostles with the help of the Holy Spirit who is sent by Jesus without being afraid of the people.
he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.Verse 31
the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”Verse 32
How can we receive Holy Spirit from God? There are some ways written in the Scripture. And in this verse, there is one of the ways which is to obey him. If we obey God he will give us Holy Spirit. And with the help of God’s Holy Spirit, we can do God’s work boldly and wisely.
So, to receive the Holy Spirit of God we need to obey God. We shall obey God’s direction written in the Scripture. I think privately, we have to be combined with God/Jesus/Holy Spirit/Scripture. If we live following the teaching in the Scripture we can receive Holy Spirit and if we do well that the Holy Spirit will be filled fully and overflowed to the world. God wants to speak his intention to the world through us filled with Holy Spirit. So if we are filled with Holy Spirit, then we can be the way doing God’s work which might make him happy and it will be so wonderful things in my life.
I hope continuously obey God’s direction and want to be filled with Holy Spirit continuously and fully filled furthermore overflowed with Holy Spirit in my life. Obedience to God is the key to this glorious life. Hallelujah! Thank you to God you let me know the secret of how to live a glorious life.
rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.Verse 41
good news that Jesus is the Christ.Verse 42