Curing Lameness-6

Acts 3:1 “Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, [being] the ninth [hour].”
Acts 3:2 “And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;”
Acts 3:3 “Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.”
…From yesterday…
Friend, check your status in church. You might just be hanging around the Beautiful gate without entering in. If you want to be in Zion, be in Zion and upon it!
Psalms 23:1 “The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Psalms 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
Beauty, goodness, mercy and the shepherd-hood of God are reserved exclusively for dwellers in Zion. Don’t be by the temple gate and expect beauty!
Another thing to note is that, this lame man has been asking for alms daily from men who had been giving him handouts but what made this encounter so unique and wonderful is that on this particular day, he asked alms from Peter and John. He asked alms from a different class of men!
Who were Peter and John? Let’s review them:
Acts 3:1 “Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, [being] the ninth [hour].”
The Greek word Peter is interpreted to mean “a rock or a stone”. A stone or rock in the bible talks about the word of God. It also talks about foundations. It also metaphorically talks about Christ.
The Greek word John on the other hand means “Jehovah is a gracious giver”.
What can we deduce from this?
We can see from here that this man has been lame because he had no foundation! He wasn’t standing on the rock, he knows nothing about Christ and what He can give and do.
To be continued…
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