11And (AFTER ANANIAS & SAPPIRA WERE STRUCK DEAD) the whole Assembly were petrified and terrified, and so was everyone else who heard what had happened. 12And YAHUSHA’S followers were able to work many miracles and wonders among the people at this time. All of YAHUSHA'S followers often met together IN ONE MIND at Solomon's Porch in the Temple. 13But no one outside their fellowship dared join them, even though everyone liked them very much. 14And many men and women started believing in YAHUSHA and were added to the Assembly.
IF LOTS OF PEOPLE WERE BEING ADDED TO YAHUSHA DAILY, THEN WHO WERE THE ONES WHO DIDN'T DARE JOIN THEM?
15Then sick people were brought out to the road and placed on mats. It was hoped that Peter would walk by, and even his shadow would fall on them and heal them.
THIS WAS PARTLY THEIR IGNORANT SUPERSTITION SINCE A SHADOW WAS CONSIDERED PART OF A PERSON'S BODY ... BUT YAHUSHA STILL HONORED THE BELIEF THEY DESIPLAYED AND ALLOWED THEM TO BE HEALED!
16A lot of people living in the towns near Yerushalim brought those who were sick or troubled by evil spirits, and they were all healed.
17The High Priest and all the other Sadducees who were with him became furiously jealous. 18They arrested YAHUSHA’S followers and threw them into the City Jail. 19But that night an Angel from YAHUSHA opened the doors of the Jail and led them all out.
IF YAHUAH DOESN'T AGREE WITH SOMETHING MANKIND DOES, HE WILL SIMPLY CHANGE IT BACK. THEY KILLED HIS MESSIAH - SO HE BROUGHT HIM BACK TO LIFE. THEY LOCKED UP HIS FOLLOWERS, SO HE JAILBREAKED THEM.
The Angel said, 20“Go to the Temple and tell the people everything about this new life they can have.”21So they went into the Temple before sunrise and started teaching.
That morning, the High Priest and his men called together their council, which included all of Yisharal's Leaders. Then they ordered YAHUSHA’S followers to be brought to them from the Jail. 22But the Temple Police who were sent to the Jail didn't find them. So they returned and said, 23“We found the jail locked tight and the guards standing at the doors. But when we opened the doors and went in, we didn't find anyone in there.”24The Captain of the Temple Police and the Chief Priests listened to their report, but they did not know what to make of this bizarre situation.
25Just then someone came in and said, “Now those men you put in jail are in the Temple, teaching the people!” 26The Captain went with some of the Temple Police and brought the followers back, but they did not use force for they were afraid that the people might start throwing stones at them.
27When the followers were brought before the council, the High Priest said to them, 28“WE TOLD YOU PLAINLY NOT TO TEACH IN THE NAME OF YAHUSHA. BUT LOOK AT WHAT YOU’VE DONE! YOU HAVE BEEN TEACHING ALL OVER YERUSHALIM, AND TRYING TO BRING THE BLOOD OF THIS MAN ONTO US, BLAMING US FOR HIS DEATH.”
BRINGING BLOOD UPON SOMEONE MEANS TO ACCUSE THEM OF UNJUST KILLING (MURDER). SHEDDING INNOCENT BLOOD (DAM NAKI IN HEBREW) IS A GRIEVOUS SIN AND THERE WAS NO FORGIVENESS FOR IT (NO ANIMAL OFFERING AVAILABLE) IN THE LAW OF MOSES.
REMEMBER CAIAPHAS WAS THE CHIEF INSTIGATOR IN SWAYING THE CROWD TO DEMAND THAT PONTIUS PILOT RELEASE THE MURDERER BARABBAS AND IMPALE YAHUSHA. AND NOW, AROUND 3 MONTHS LATER, CAIAPHAS IS FURIOUS AND DEFENSIVE WHEN PETER TELLS HIM THAT INDEED THE BLOOD OF THE SON OF YAHUAH IS UPON HIM. AND FOR THIS THERE IS NO ATONEMENT, NO ESCAPE. THE HIGH PRIEST IS NOT USED TO BEING TALKED TO LIKE THIS.
Then YAHUAH gave Him all authority so that the people of Yisharal would repent and turn back to Him and be forgiven.
29Peter and the other followers replied, “We have to obey YAHUAH rather than men.30And YOU DID KILL YAHUSHA by nailing him to a Torture Stake. But our Alahim YAHUAH (who our ancestors worshiped) raised Him back to life31YES HIM, our Prince and Deliverer".
32So we're here to tell you about all this, through the power of YAHUSHA'S Spirit, the gift to everyone who obeys Him".
PETER WAS ACTIVE IN THE TRUTH OF YAHUSHA'S WORD, RIGHT IN THE FACE OF HEAVY, HATEFUL OPPOSITION. WHAT A SHORT, SWEET AND TRULY POWERFUL LITTLE DELIVERANCE-PACKAGE HE JUST DELIVERED. LET'S ALL TAKE NOTE
33When the council members heard this, they were cut to the heart and became so angry they wanted to kill all of YAHUSHA'S followers. 34But one of the members was the Pharisee Gamaliel (a highly respected Teacher), and he ordered the followers to be taken out of the room for a little while.
35Then he said to the council, “Men of Yisharal, be careful what you do with these men. 36Not long ago Theudas claimed to be someone important, and about 400 men joined him.
But then he was killed, and all his followers were scattered, and that was the end of that. 37Later, when the people of our nation were being counted, Judas from Galilee showed up, and a lot of people followed him too, but then he was killed, and all his followers were scattered also.
38So I advise you to stay away from these men. Leave them alone. If what they are planning is something of their own doing, it will surely fail. 39But if Alahim is behind it, you can’t stop it anyway, unless you want to fight against Alahim Himself”.
And the council members agreed with what he said, 40and they called the followers back in. They had them beaten with a whip and warned them not to speak in the Name of YAHUSHA anymore. Then they let them go.
41The followers left the council and were happy and rejoicing, because YAHUSHA had considered them worthy to suffer for His sake. 42Every day they spent time in the Temple and in one home after another. And they never stopped teaching and spreading the good news that YAHUSHA is the Messiah.
1. YAHUAH IS THE ALAHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB.
2. YAHUSHA WAS EXECUTED BY HUMANS ON A STAKE, THEREBY FULFILLING ALL THE PROPHECIES ABOUT HIM.
3. YAHUSHA WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
4. YAHUSHA HAS BEEN GIVEN ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND EARTH.
5. YAHUSHA IS NOT ONLY DELIVERER, HE IS RULER AND YAHUAH HIMSELF.
6. REPENTANCE OF OUR SINS THAT COMES FROM THE KNOWLEDGE OF YAHUSHA IS REQUIRED FOR FORGIVENESS AND DELIVERANCE.
7. ALL WHO BELIEVE AND OBEY YAHUAH ARE GIVEN THE SET-APART SPIRIT TO INDWELL WITHIN THEM.