“Rulers and elders of the people, if we are on trial today for a benefit done to a sick man, as to how this man has been made well, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health.” – Acts 4:8-10 NASB
After being filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter realized that a new kind of power was suddenly available to him. When he spoke in Jesus’ name, he had authority. Lives could be changed, and miracles could take place.
When Peter saw a lame man at the temple gate, he said, “In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!” The result was instantaneous. Peter took him by the right hand and lifted him, and “immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened. With a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God” (Acts 3:6-8).
All those who believe in Jesus have access to that same power through His name and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Like the lame man, you may have a physical problem that seems incurable. You may be crippled by emotional trauma or stress or be constantly worried. You may feel confused or overwhelmed with problems.
No matter what you face, you have immediate access to God because of Jesus. His power is real and available for you, and He wants to release this power into your life. He is waiting for you to ask and believe.
Today, ask God to release His resurrection power in your life to heal you, touch you, strengthen you, and meet your needs. Do not doubt, but place your faith in Him.
PrayerFather, I believe that You can heal me, solve my problems, and change my life. Thank You for the power and authority You have given me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Extended ReadingActs 4