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You Won’t Be Able To Stop Them

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The death of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5 shows God’s sovereignty over life and death. Clearly this couple did not die a “natural death,” but then again, there is no such thing as a purely “natural death,” seeing as Christ controls when we are born and when we die.

God continued to work sovereign miracles by the hand of St. Peter, bringing people to salvation. We see that God opens the door of the prison where Peter is being kept, so that Peter is freed. Does this not show that God controls every circumstance of our lives, every molecule in existence?

God’s sovereignty is seen also in what Gamaliel says to the Jewish leaders. He explains to them that they should let the apostles go free, for if the apostolic preaching is of human origin, it will fail, just as other recent Jewish cult leaders failed. But if their preaching is from God, “you won’t be able to stop them, and you may even discover that you are fighting against God!” Indeed, once God sets about doing something, you cannot stop him. He is sovereign, and gloriously so.

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Written by Michael Duenes

May 7, 2015 at 4:52 am

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