“He, seeing this before, spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that His soul was not left in hell, neither did His flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we are all witnesses.” Acts 2:31-32.
This was the Apostle Peter in the first sermon preached on the Jewish day of Pentecost (Matthew 16:18-19; Acts 2:1,14). Peter establishes several points:
Evil is active because the heart of man desires it (James 1:14-15; Matthew 15:18-20). Murders, robbery, bribes, and bad conduct exist in schools because those who commit such acts see it as the solution (Genesis 6:5, 13:13; 2 Timothy 3:13). People everywhere are talking about how terrible crime is, and how unruly young people are. But evil cannot exist when each person decides to do what is right and that is how evil is eliminated (Jonah 3:4-10).
To put a dent in evil, men must repent by accepting the gospel of Jesus Christ (Luke 13:3; Romans 6:17-18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-2). But therein lies the problem. People refuse to accept the gospel, and it is the only hope for man (Titus 2:11-14; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Rom. 10:13-21, 1:16).
However, this must be considered first:
Saving for a rainy day is supported by the principles of God’s word. Just look at the example of the young man who got his inheritance and wasted it on partying (Luke 15:11-13). Had he not done so, money would have been left for him to live on (Luke 15:14-17). In Proverbs 21:20, the Bible teaches that wise men will have money in their accounts, while foolish men blow it. Ephesians 4:28 teaches for men to work and have surplus funds to help those in need. Matthew 25:27 teaches that the lazy servant could have put his master’s money in the bank where it could have gain interest.
Jesus taught that we should “count the cost” before doing anything and that certainly can be applied to the use of money. Money isn’t something that we should be in lovewith because it can’t be taken with us at death (Matt. 6:19-21; 1 Timothy 6:7-10; Job 1:21; Psalms 49:15-20).
But that doesn’t mean for us to waste money and not be able to pay the rent (Ecclesiastes 11:1-2). This is great advice from the Bible, so think before spending.
Jesus Christ, the Apostles, and some Christians had miraculous powers by which they healed sickness and injuries. They picked up snakes, struck men dead, blind, cast out demons and healed with handkerchiefs and their shadows (Matthew 8:1-17, 9:1-35, 12:9-13, 14:15-36, 15:21-39; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 2:43-44, 3:1-16, 4:7-22, 5:1-16, 6:8, 7:55-56, 8:5-25, 9:6-43, 13:9-12, 14:8-12, 16:16-18, 19:11-12, 20:9-12, 28:1-10).
Ever wonder why you don’t see such from people who claim to have the power of the Holy Spirit? Ever wonder why these people never go in a hospital to heal, or graveyard to raise the dead? Ever wonder why neighbors who live next door to such people, don’t even know they claim Holy Spirit power? And that’s because these lying people know they can’t heal (Revelation 2:2). Thats right! They can’t heal a broken hair on a dog’s tail! If a person has the power of the Holy Spirit, he will be busy using that power and everyone would know about it. People suffering from gunshot wounds, car accidents, stabbing, etc, would all be healed (1 Cor 2:4).