Acts 12:11-15

11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.”

12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. 13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!”

15 “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.”


One response to “Acts 12:11-15

  1. Before I fault them, I must observe that they had gathered in the name of Christ to pray for Peter’s deliverance and release. James had just been beheaded, so execution was very real to them. They put action to their faith and gathered together to pray.

    But their faith must have been fledgling because they were not expecting God to deliver Peter to their door and did not believe that it had happened when it did.

    This is a great example to me of how I should be praying and the power of God to deliver and how His power is greater than the might of the strongest army on earth.

    My prayers need to be prayers of faithful expectation and not prayers of obligation.

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