Scripture Reading: Acts 5:16, II Timothy 4:20
The Book of Acts covers a period of transition as the Kingdom Gospel declines and the Gospel of the Grace of God increases. The longsuffering of God delayed His final setting aside of His disobedient people Israel, giving them every opportunity to repent. Although the power to perform miraculous acts was gradually fading, the gift of healing remained throughout the entire period. "By the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people .. .insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the street that at least the shadow of Peter might overshadow them and they were healed every one" (Acts 5:12-16). Not
only the twelve kingdom apostles, but Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, maintained healing power. "There sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet ... who had never walked .... Paul said, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked" (Acts 14:8-10).
Even in the final chapter, Paul is still performing miraculous deeds. (See Acts 28:3-9.) But as the book closes, Paul delivers the final word of Israel's setting aside. "The salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and they will hear it" (Acts 28:28). From this time forward, Paul's healing power is over. He tells the ailing Timothy, "Use a little wine for thy stomach's sake" (I Timothy 5:23); and "Trophirnus have I left at Miletum-SICK" (II Timothy 4:20).
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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
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