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18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!
20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
IT IS OF MUCH IMPORTANCE TO OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN AND TO LISTEN TO HIM
YOU NEED GOD MORE THAN YOU NEED MAN.OBEDIENCE TO GOD HAS SUCH REWARDS THAT ARE INCOMPARABLE.
CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL HEAR AND SERVE.
BUT DO NOT GIVE MUCH THOUGHT TO MAN
ITS FAR MUCH WISER TO HEAR GOD,TO HEAR FROM GOD AND TO HEAR SOME MEN OF GOD.
KNOW HOW TO DISCERN THE VOICES AS THERE ARE SPIRITS OF DECEPTION
So they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus.
But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him?
We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:18-20)
Relate: I debated back and forth in my mind and heart for quite a while whether I should write what I am about to post. It was not an easy decision. Words like wisdom and discretion argued against others like truth and openness. Ultimately the trump card was obedience. I believe that God is leading me to share what I will, and so even if I am wrong I am acting in what I believe to be obedience.
Let me back up a little bit. Some of you might have noticed that the…
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