THE FEAR OF THE LORD
"But you denied the Holy One and the just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, "and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses." Acts 3:14,15
Peter had just prayed for a lame man who was healed and he took the opportunity to preach the gospel to those who gathered to see the miracle. Again, he preached the truth of God's word, convicting the people that because of their sins they killed Jesus and chose a murderer!
The world is no different today, they want to believe but they are distracted by all the commotion and media blitz that swarms them, that is until they need a miracle themselves! I've seen many miracles in my life being in ministry for 39 years, but it is different when you need one for yourself as I did eight months ago being diagnosed with bladder cancer. I hadn't been sick for 40 years and all of a sudden my life hung in the very shadow of death.
From the time I went to the ER with a liter of blood in my bladder, my kidneys totally shot with a future of dialysis, then a biopsy on my prostate and bladder exposing what the doctor said, looked like an angry beast, the grace and mercy of God was all around me. I was in the hospital nine days, then told I would lose my prostate and bladder and wear a bag, I went for a second opinion. To make a very long story short, God healed my kidneys overnight, my second opinion, a Russian doctor, scraped out the cancer which the biopsy showed the tumor went from high grade to low grade needing chemo, but upon my visit for treatment after the procedure the doctor came in and said, "I can't treat what you don't have!" I just went in for my 5-month checkup and got the report, "All clear!" Praise God!
"Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord." Acts 3:19
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin