by Harley Howard

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The Book of Acts, Chapter 5:16-42 (15 of 44)
Dr. Harley Howard

16 There came also a multitude [out] of the cities
round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and
them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they
were healed every one.

All of this is so reminiscent of the ministry of Jesus
Christ that it makes my previous statement move vivid.
These signs and wonders were all given by God to
authenticate the power of Christ among those who
rejected Him, the Jews, and was strategically
connected to the ministry of Jesus Christ closely to
His ministry on earth. Great numbers of men and women
from neighboring cities came to Jerusalem, bringing
infirmed and weak folks and those who were molested
and afflicted by demons. Look at the end of the
verse: And they were healed, every one! No one is
doing these things today in any so-called "healing
ministry". It is ludicrous to believe that any one of
these fakes is doing anything even close to these
things. When the apostles healed, every person was
healed. When the multitudes came with sick, informed
folks, demon possessed folks, they all went home
healed completely! Every single person that came sick
went home healed. There were probably thousands who
were sick. We cannot begin to imagine the great
number of people that came to the apostles, who were
healed, who heard the gospel, and who were saved.
Although the text does not say that the gospel was
preached, there is no question in my mind that it was
done. In other instances where miracles took place
the gospel was preached and certainly in this great
crowd, with this great opportunity, the gospel was

17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that
were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,)
and were filled with indignation,

Now these events did not escape the eyes of the
religious leaders and we know that these apostles were
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