I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
In the book of Acts chapter 3, Peter and John were on their way to the temple to pray. At the gate of the temple was a lame man asking alms of those that entered. When the lame man saw Peter and John, he asked them for alms too. Peter fastened his eyes on the man and said, "Look on us". The man gave heed to what was said. The Peter said unto him, "silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." Peter then took the man by the hand, lifted him up and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood and walked, and entered with them into the temple, waling, and leaping, and praising God (Acts 3:1-8).
When people began to ask what happened, Peter answered them. Peter let it be known that that same Jesus that whom they denied, that Holy and just one that they denied. That one that they desired to be killed and a murderer to be loses instead is how made the lame man hold.
Then when you go to Acts chapter 4:2, you will see where the priests, captain of the temple and the Sadducees were grieved that "they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. But wait a minute. When Peter was preaching to the people and telling them what had just taken place, does the scripture state that Peter mentioned Jesus being raised from the dead? No. Peter was preaching to them about the power of Jesus Christ to bring deliverance. Peter was preaching to them what Jesus can do. But, the priests, captain of the temple and the Sadducees missed the message. They were so ingrained with their false teaching that they did not hear what Peter was saying. How many do this today? How many today hold fast to false teaching and doctrine when the truth is presented to them and they missed the message?
Many have problem with the baptism. The Bible is clear that one must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Very clear. But how many ,miss that message?
This is the time we are living in now. Everyone wants the blessings but not the blessor (Jesus Christ). Many reject the truth of the Gospel as if God is going to change it for them. Peter and John were put in jail (hold) because of the truth. The truth will NEVER change.
In Acts 3:19, Peter told the people to "repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord". When one makes this change, then he or she will no longer miss what God has said and what the Lord is saying.
Did you miss the message?
"Now when they heard this they were pricked in their heart and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall be do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."- Acts 2:38
Did you miss the message?