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By: Oluwatunbi Stephen Akindayomi 

Bible Text: "Peter travelled from place to place... There he met a man named Aeneas, who had been paralyzed and bedridden for eight years. Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you! Get up, and roll up your sleeping mat!” And he was healed instantly." Acts 9: 32-34

If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much. Action conquers fear; the path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Peter went through all parts of the country to do ministry, travelling the 25 miles from Jerusalem to Lydda. Peter found the needy man God wanted to miraculously heal, and Peter found him as he was out ministering to others in the name of Jesus.

If we will be like Peter, who went through all parts of the country, then we will also find opportunities for the miraculous power of God. Peter clearly identifies who it is doing the healing “Jesus the Christ”.

Peter is only His instrument. Jesus healed with the power of Jesus, but Peter did not heal with the power of Peter.  Peter relied solely on the power of Jesus. Peter is simply trying to do what Jesus did.

Jesus is his leader.  He isn’t trying to lead Jesus anymore, as he did when he told Jesus not to go the way of the cross in Matthew 16:22.  Now Peter is letting Jesus lead him.

Does God still do this?  Can God still raise the dead?  Yes, of course He can and does.  But Christians today must not be gullible about unsubstantiated reports.

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