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Acts 3:19

Acts 3:19…”Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” This call to repentance was in the context of Peter’s healing of a man who had been lame from birth, which was recognized and affirmed by many as being authentic. God used miraculous signs and wonders as a way to begin the spread of Christianity. In fact Peter’s response to confusion over this power was: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?” The point wasn’t that Peter was powerful, but that these visible, public miracles were a continuation of Christ’s ministry of proving that He was God. Christ had power over sickness and death, and although the world was and is still fallen and broken, He will return to restore creation. When He does, there will no longer be sickness and death, which was brought forth at the fall of creation. This will be a great and glorious day because He will reign and we’ll be with Him and see Him as He is.


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