Gate Community Summer - Day 37
Yesterday we started lookingat Acts 5:12-16. Today, let's break it down a little more...
Evidence of Power
12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.
Here we see that the Holy Spirit is at work through the followers of Jesus. There were many signs and wonders being done. It doesn’t tell us at this point the exact details of these signs and wonders, but we know that there is a movement of power that is happening by the Spirit through the apostles and as an answer to prayer. If you remember in Acts 4, in verse 30, the followers of Jesus prayed that God would “Stretch out His hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of His holy servant Jesus.”
Another item to note is they are meeting in Solomon’s Colonnade, meaning that this display of power is taking place in a very public place for many people to witness. Solomon’s Colonnade was a prominent place in the outer court of the temple, where a large number could gather together. This is the same location from Acts 3 where Peter and John healed the lame man and Peter preached his second significant sermon to many listeners.
Where have you seen evidence of the Holy Spirit's power?