by Benjamin Munsell on June 1, 2019
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain PART (of the money), and laid it at the apostles' feet.  But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost,... And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord?... Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost:... And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things. And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people;... And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women. Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him,... and were filled with indignation, And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. (AGAIN). And when they had brought them, they... asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name?... Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.... And when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak IN THE NAME OF JESUS, and let them go. Acts 5: many verses. Are you getting ready for "Acts" signs and wonders, AND jail time? How much of Christ using you, do you want? Can you Preach Christ and someday (soon or later) die, in His Service? Is this for you, that others will come to Christ, and, Be Blessed?