All The Church Needs Is A Little Fear

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Acts 5:11
Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

O-bservation:

The Bible tells us that Ananias and his wife Sapphira had lied to the church concerning a real estate deal and had fallen dead before the congregation. Because of this event, great FEAR fell upon the church.

A-pplication:

You would think that such a shocking event taking place on a Sunday morning would leave a group of “Jesus Followers” not just scared but having a feeling of “I’ll Never Go back!” Yet, because of this event, verse number fourteen tells us, “Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.” (Vs. 14) You see, even though God struck two members down for lying, he also used his people on earth to heal many people and work miracles. The FEAR got their attention, but the miracles turned the fear-mongers into BELIEVER’S. The challenge for the church today is, will we let God have his complete way, as in judging us for our wrongdoing, or will we demand spectacular miracles only? People can get tired of a winning show, but if you throw a little fear in there, I believe the folks will just keep on coming. “All The Church Needs Is A Little FEAR!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,
I know the FEAR of what happened in the house of God when Ananias and Sapphira fell dead that Sunday morning – in time — brought about great revival. Please, Lord, keep us dependent upon you! Amen

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