Acts Chapter 7

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Acts 7

7 Then said the high priest, Are these things so?

2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,

3 And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.

4 Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.

5 And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.

7 And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.

8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.

9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

11 Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

12 But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

13 And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph’s kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.

14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.

15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,

16 And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.

17 But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

18 Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph.

19 The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live.

20 In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father’s house three months:

21 And when he was cast out, Pharaoh’s daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

23 And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.

24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:

25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.

26 And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?

27 But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?

28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?

29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.

30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.

31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,

32 Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.

33 Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

34 I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.

35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.

36 He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.

37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.

38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:

39 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,

40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?

43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.

45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;

46 Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

47 But Solomon built him an house.

48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

50 Hath not my hand made all these things?

51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.

59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

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31 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 7

  1. 9. And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

    Is God with you today?
    Are you living a repented life? Are you seeking His will? Do you take the time every day and ask Him to be?
    Then God is with you, and who could be against you?

  2. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

    56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

    57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

    58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.

    59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

    60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

    Stephen was stoned to death for preaching to these Jews and telling them about their fate for crucifying Jesus. This sounds like people of our day, crying with a loud voice holding their hands over their ears, where they can’t hear what the preacher is saying.
    As these people stoned Stephen, I can’t help but notice it says he was full of the Holy Ghost. Stephen said lay not this sin to their charge they know not what they do. This sounds as Christ like as you can get, which is what we should be, not one with a temper and holding grudges, but one that forgive people when they do you wrong.
    Luk 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

  3. Wow….talk about a recap. Stephen was so focused on Jesus that he didn’t even notice the mob. Verse 55 MSG “But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, hardly noticed—he only had eyes for God, whom he saw in all his glory with Jesus standing at his side.” One must make sure that you only have eyes for God. Do not let the mobs of this world distract you and keep you from what God has for you…..keep your eyes on Jesus! MORE focus, MORE glory.

  4. A simple “yes” would have been okay. However, Stephen decided to hold a history class.

    The high priest asked, “Are these things so?” He was referring to chapter six where false witnesses claimed Stephen was blasphemous. I don’t know that I would have handled the situation in the same way. Maybe a simple “Yes, and I comment of I can explain in more detail if it pleases the court…”

    Stephen decided to recite the history of the Hebrew people; for 55 verses! Jesus was wiser in his answers when being asked if He was the Christ. In Mathew 26:64 “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said” Might Stephen received a different reaction from the high priest? Likely not since Jesus name preaching was root of the issue.

    The point I am trying to make is sometimes when asked a simple question we can take the long way to the answer. I have had the opportunity through the years to answer such questions both simply and extravagantly. I have found, in most cases the simplest answer is best; yes or no.

    Do you want to go to heaven?
    Do you know who Jesus is?
    Do you want a closer walk with Him?

  5. Why Stephen?!

    Acts 7:57-58 (NASB Strong’s)
    57 But they cried out with a loud voice, and covered their ears and rushed at him with one impulse. 58 When they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him; and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul.

    Why Stephen!!?!??

    It doesn’t seem fair. He was the one serving, giving, preaching, and reaching. He was a sterling example, shining God’s glory. Wasn’t he what God wanted? Didn’t God want this kind of man who grew in power?

    Acts 6:8 (NASB Strong’s)
    8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.

    It doesn’t seem right for this book of Acts poster child to be martyred. He was the one that the church needed, in the eyes of the church. Yet in God’s eyes the picture was much bigger than Stephen. Perhaps God knew the church would have stayed in Jerusalem and not gone out into the world like he said.

    After Stephen was killed the church scattered. Maybe Stephen was a great man but the task that was coming could only be accomplished by his predecessor Paul.

    We must trust that God knows what he is doing. Though it doesn’t make sense when we look at it His ways are above our ways, and his thoughts are above our thoughts.

    Thank God for Stephen, and his death. Without this happening God’s will, and plan would not have been fulfilled. Without the death of Stephen many would never have come to know Christ.

  6. Be full
    55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

    56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

    57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

    58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.

    59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

    60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

    when one I’d “full of the Holy Ghost” there is no place for anything else. The best answer I can give to most people’s problems is “get filled or refilled”

  7. 29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.

    Moses had two sons?

    Exodus 18:3-4
    And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land: And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:

    Verse 5 tells us that Moses’s father-in-law came to the mount of God, where Moses and the just freed Israelites were amped and brought Moses’s wife and two sons with him.

    Many times we read something and we miss it, or it just doesn’t register, that is why we need to continually read the Word. Thank you JESUS for a Pastor that is so diligent about trying to instill so many Kingdom principles into us!

  8. Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside, and in their hearts they turned to Egypt, saying to Aaron, ‘Make for us gods who will go before us. As for this Moses who led us out from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’ (‭Acts‬ ‭7‬:‭39-40‬ ESV)

    …” In their hearts they turned to Egypt”…  Once we’ve been delivered from our sin it is not healthy for us to look back or long to live in those days again. 

    Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” (‭Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭62‬ ESV)

  9. iLove to eat more Word

    and rescued him from all his troubles. And God gave him favor before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. God also gave Joseph unusual wisdom, so that Pharaoh appointed him governor over all of Egypt and put him in charge of the palace. (‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭7‬:‭10‬ NLT)

    We need unusual wisdom in these last days. Thank you Lord for your grace and your mercy in Jesus name amen

  10. 35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.
    Looking at the life of Moses who would of thought that a murderer would be so mightily used of God. His life shows us that no matter what our failures and shortcomings we can all be used by God if we’re willing to submit to God and allow him to use us.

  11. What a great read today!

    60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

    I can clearly see Stephens spirit here, He was a man full of God as stated in Acts 6:8.

    8 Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people.

    As he is being stoned to death, by false accusations he forgives them so deeply as to not hold their sins against them as we have learned!

    He was following the True Example:
    Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

  12. God was with Joseph all the days of his life. He was with him in the Pit in potiphars house when the crazy women try to get him! In the prison. In the palace. No matter what Joseph did or went through God led him through it. God will be with us if we stay faithful like Joseph did!

    And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but GOD WAS WITH HIM,

    And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house. (‭Acts‬ ‭7‬:‭9-10‬ KJV)

    It was a bad idea to let the man preach before yall killed him. Smh I belive Stephen spoken nothing but truth and wisdom.

    Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. (‭Acts‬ ‭7‬:‭51-53‬ KJV)

    To live is christ to die is gain! He was alright with dieing he knew he was going to see JESUS in a matter of seconds. I would be okay with that! What’s even more crazy he had enough love for them that he ask Jesus to forgive them and to not charge those sins against them…

    We have to forgive when they come against us when people hurt us.when they crush us with their words. We have to dig down deep and find genuine love. Cause we have been forgiven so why can’t we forgive? We should. Jesus help me.

    And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. (‭Acts‬ ‭7‬:‭60‬ KJV)

  13. NLT of Acts 7:51-54, 57
    51-53: “You stubborn people! You are heathens at heart and deaf to the truth. Must you forever resist the Holy Spirit? That’s what your ancestors did, and so do you! Name one prophet your ancestors didn’t persecute! They even killed the ones who predicted the coming of the Righteous One – the Messiah whom you betrayed and murdered. You deliberately disobeyed God’s law, even though you received it from the hands of angels.”
    54: The Jewish leaders were infuriated by Stephen’s accusation, and they shook their fists at him in rage.
    57: Then they put their hands over their ears and began shouting. They rushed at him.

    NLT of Hebrews 2:1-3
    So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it. For the message God delivered through angels has always stood firm, and every violation of the law and every act of disobedience was punished. So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak?”

    Many people today, when hearing the Word of God, will get angry and put their hands over their ears and be deaf to the truth of God’s Word. They don’t want to hear it. They are a stubborn and a stiff-necked people who resist the Holy Ghost.
    But we, who have heard the Word of God and received it, must give more earnest heed and listen very carefully to the Word. We must live it, study it, hide it in our hearts, and grow in it. Lest at any time, we let it slip, and we drift away from it. For if we ignore or neglect this great salvation that has been delivered to us, there will be no escaping the wrath of God.

    Don’t turn a deaf ear to “IT”, but receive “IT” with gladness in your heart.
    Live “IT” and grow in “IT”. Don’t let “IT” slip away.
    “IT” is the Word of God!!

  14. THE TRUTH HURTS

    57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
    58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.
    59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
    60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

    Stephen being FILLED with the Holy Ghost spoke the WORD of GOD boldly and it pierced the hearts of the hearers to the place that they were enraged to harm him.

    STEPHEN was an example of the nature of CHRIST.

    In his final breath Stephen forgave his offenders.

    Let this be a lesson to us on the importance of FORGIVENESS.

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  15. 57 Then they put their hands over their ears and began shouting. They rushed at him
    58 and dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. His accusers took off their coats and laid them at the feet of a young man named Saul.
    59 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
    60 He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died. (NLT)

    There have been times when people asked me questions about Pentecostals and how and why we do the things we do. Often as I answer they begin to look away, try and act like they have to leave, or even just sit there and make faces and when I’m done comment, “No way, that’s too much. I don’t like all that.” Part of me wants to say, “Then why’d you ask?!” But you have to realize, even if it doesn’t seem like someone received or accepted the words you speak, those words (if you were good and used scripture) are not your own. When you allow God to use you, don’t be offended and grunt, instead thank God for the opportunity to speak to that person, to plant a seed that, in Jesus name, they will remember and in time understand the words you spoke to them. Use us Lord!

  16. Acts 7:51 you stiff necked people Your hearts and your eases are still uncircumcised. You are just like your and ancestors. You always resit the Holy Spirit. Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him you who have received the law that was given though angels but have not obeyed it.when the members of the Sanhedrin heard this they were furious andgnashed their teeth at him. But Stephen full of the Holy Spirit looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. Look he said I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.

  17. 57 Then they put their hands over their ears and began shouting. They rushed at him

    It seems childish to cover your ears, but when you are guilty of something, that’s what you want to do. When someone is telling you the truth, it hurts and angers you to hear it. The Jewish leaders did not want to hear the truth about their unrighteousness. We need leaders that will tell us the truth. Like the saying goes “the truth hurts”.

  18. 54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

    Talk about a bible study!! Wow. He broke it down from the start. We see here the result of the word of God. It will always cause people to action. The word is alive. Now the results where not so positive but it will always cause a reaction. It is alive and will always yield a result. It’s sharper than any two edged sword and penetrates oneself with pure truth.

  19. 58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.
    59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
    60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

    Passion unto death.

    We say that you must have great passion to die for something. What are you that passionate for? We say that we’re passionate for the Word, for God. Yet we say that Isis is radical for dying for a lost cause. But they have something that many of so called Christians don’t have. Passion. They believe in what they believe with a passion. Just as Stephen died, did he die in vain? Or do we say that he had a passion for the Word to be spread. Passion what does it mean to you?

    More passion
    More authority
    More power
    More Holy Ghost

  20. 51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

    So why do some Christians today resist the Holy Ghost in our lives? It could be one of many reasons, but I’m sure a driving cause behind some of them is rebellion. Because when we rebel against the Holy Ghost we are rebelling against God which he compares to a spirit of witchcraft.

    We need to be careful that we listen to the voice of God and listen to the people that in our authority of us in our lives for he puts those people in authority for a purpose and a reason and we show disrespect to God when we decide not to listen to them. So let us be obedient in our walk with God in every way.

  21. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? (‭Acts‬ ‭7‬:‭48-49‬ KJV)

  22. Joseph received favor after betrayal from his people/brothers, prison, chains, and false accusations made by Pharaoh’s wife. Stephen was persecuted, accused, stoned, and killed, and interceded for God not to account this sin against them. Here’s a question, who do you think these men looked like with their walk? That’s right……Jesus……………

    10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

    58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.

    59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

    60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

    “He bore it all, and still is today”…………much more than these two men did.

  23. 60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

    Dr Hughes came and taught on forgiveness last year saying that when you can say to God to not charge them with the sin they’ve committed against you, that then you have truly forgiven.

  24. “This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.” The true man of God (Jesus) is chosen by God, not man; as such one would be wise to heed. For one that would question or doubt the man of God, is actually questioning or doubting whom God chose. Dear God, help me not to be stiffnecked, but more like you; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. In God we trust! What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  25. 30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.
    31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,

    Never doubt or wonder the things of God!!!! He is powerful and mighty and God will never confuse you. If you are sensitive to His spirit He will guide you in he right direction and lead you. Like one of the evangelist said if it doesn’t produce the fruit of the spirit then it’s not of God…because is not a God of anger, hate, confusion, envy, depression, sorrow, etc. The devil just wants you to think it is but the devil can’t enter our lives unless we allow him to. The devil is under my feet and that is where he will stay. I AM AN OVERCOMER!!! Hallelujah!!!!

  26. 60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

    Forgiveness, even when Steven had every right to curse the people stoning him, he ask God to not charge them with his death.
    We live in a time were people consistently hurt us, emotionally, physically, or even spiritually. We leave in bondage to the pain and scares in our hearts, even to think that this kind of lifestyle is normal. We accept the hurt and become dumb to it at times. We’ve cried our selves to sleep because we do not let God heal us.
    Let us learn from Steven, forgiving those that hurt us to a point of asking God not to charge them with the deed.

  27. 9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

    10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

    God is with us in places that there is nothing but the world and the enemy around us. Not only is he with us but he gives us grace and favor in situations. He has the heart of the king in his hand

  28. Act 7:39-41
    39 Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside, and in their hearts they turned to Egypt, 40 saying to Aaron, ‘Make for us gods who will go before us. As for this Moses who led us out from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him. ’ 41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.
    (ESV)

    when we choose not to wait on God and His servant, we fall into desperation and disobedience. We begun to take matter into our own hands, like if God needed our help. We must remember to wait patiently on the Lord and in His time we will receive our answer and what he has in store for us.

  29. v54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

    LORD help me … Us to continue in faith, and boldness with your gospel of hope to the hopelessness and deliverance to a dying despaired world .

  30. 5 And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

    Not all of us have a right to the inheritance promised by the Lord. nevertheless, His promise is to whosever will. we must be willing and obedient and we will possess the promises that aged has spoken to us collectively as a body and individually.

  31. In a bush !!!! 35. This mo’-ses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush. Exod. 14 : 19 36. He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of E’-gypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years. 37. This is that Mo’-ses, which said unto the children of Is’-ra-el, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. Deut. 18 : 15; Matt. 15 : 5 38. This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Si’-na, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: Exod. 19 : 3 I Glorify his name !!!!

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