Who Will Kill the Killer?

After the resurrection of Jesus, He appeared to His disciples and gave  them the great commission.

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They were to carry the Gospel to the ends of the Earth and to glorify God.

The disciples were  equipped to carry out the work through  the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

However, Herod was out to persecute them and terminate the great commission.

He had ordered for James, the brother of John to be killed and the orders were executed. After this success he then went after Peter and had him put in Prison.

While Herod’s evil campaign continued to gain momentum causing fear and death, the church was praying with more earnest.

God is a faithful God. How could God not intervene when His Church was praying?

For a little while Herod gained glory for himself. Many people cooperated with him in carrying out his evil agenda because their day to day living depended on him.

Then one day something happened.

It was a day that seemed like any other but turned out that it wasn’t because on that day God released His Mighty Angels to carry out a special mission.

Herod put on a mass performance trying to steal glory for himself. And the people on his side tried to give him the glory that he was so longing for by praising him and saying ‘ this is the voice of gods’

Can evil succeed in stealing what belongs to God?

The book of Revelation presents to us a deep insight of how Angels in heaven sing “‘Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, Who Was, and Is, and Is to come.”

It also reveals when they give glory, honor and thanks to the one who sits on the throne the twenty four elders bow down and worship the Lord laying down their crowns before the throne.

God has and will always be the supreme authority and to Him alone belongs all glory.

In response to the prayer of the Church for Peter, God released an army of angels and commanded a supernatural rescue operation.

God arose in anger against the evil killer.

An Angel of God struck Herod.

The Killer was Killed!

Say This Prayer Today:

Sovereign Lord arise in all power and glory, give your  angels charge to carry forth a supernatural  rescue operation.

You are merciful and kind, slow to anger and quick to forgive all our trespasses.

We repent of any disobedience. As your Church we pray and seek your mercy, your intervention.

Lord, dispatch your angels and save your people, what man cannot do you alone can do. We pray for all the nations, Lord we pray especially over India, let your healing virtue fill the atmosphere. Kill the Killer with all his evil intentions and scheming. In your divine mercy and power, send us angelic help. And be glorified Jehovah Rapha, God our healer.

We pray in Jesus Powerful Name.

Bible verse:

On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.

But the word of God continued to spread and flourish.

Acts chapter 12

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VIDEO ‘Sin Is Still a Bigger Problem Than COVID’

April 15, 2021 by Staff

In a video called “Dear Closed Churches” uploaded to his YouTube account, Mark Driscoll made a comment that he is concerned that so many churches are still closed. Driscoll is the former senior pastor of Seattle’s Mars Hill Church and current founding and senior pastor of The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Taken from his sermon this past Sunday where he preached out of Romans 10 on predestination, Driscoll made the point that people will use the sovereignty of God as an excuse not to be on mission for God. Observing that type of thinking leads to a lazy, indifferent, unmotivated Christian, he said, “I don’t like to go super negative, but I do have a real concern…so many churches are still closed. Where is the sense of urgency?”

“Churches that even could be open…they’re still not open,” Driscoll said and explained the reasoning for his concern and plea for urgency was, “People don’t know Jesus and the church is a place where we have this great opportunity to love people and to serve people and to tell people about Jesus.”

The typical response to that statement is, “Well we don’t want anybody to get sick,” the “Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe” author shared.

In vintage Mark Driscoll fashion, the pastor told his congregation his view on the true sickness of the world, saying, “100 percent of people are infected with sin and will die because of sin, and the only remedy for them is Jesus Christ. So sin is still a bigger problem than COVID.”

Mark Driscoll explained that he isn’t against people taking preventative measures not to spread the COVID-19 virus. “If we want to wear a mask, wear hand sanitizer, get a vaccine, get a tape measure [to] stay six feet apart,” Driscoll said, people would not see judgement from him.

“You’re still gonna die because of sin and Jesus is your only hope,” he said, making sure the people listening understood the larger problem in the world isn’t the virus but their need for Christ:

God’s people can’t overlook the one message that is our unique contribution to the world. There’s a lot of places you can go to get a sandwich or a vaccination or an after-school program, but there’s only one place that can tell you about Jesus Christ, and it needs to be open!

Driscoll tied his concern that some churches are still closed to his warning of misinterpreting God’s sovereignty, the combination of which he feels can lead to a lazy, indifferent, unmotivated Christian. He explained, “When we think God is in charge, we think that we don’t matter, and we do because God has chosen to work through us to love and to serve others.”

Watch Driscoll’s entire sermon from Sunday here.

Mark Driscoll serves with his family at The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Ariz., which they planted in 2016 after leaving Mars Hill Church amid controversial circumstances. While he serves as the senior pastor at The Trinity Church, his wife Grace leads the women’s ministry. His oldest daughter Ashley serves as the executive director of Real Faith, his son Zac serves as the director of interns, and his son-in-law Landon Chase (married to Ashley) serves as Trinity’s Next Generation leader.