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Acts 9:35

Acts 9:35…”All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.” Christ chose patients whose diseases were incurable in the course of nature, to show the desperation of fallen mankind. Aeneas had been paralyzed for eight years. Similarly, when we were without strength, as this poor man, he sent his word to heal us. Peter does not pretend to heal by any power of his own, but directs Aeneas to look up to Christ for help. The power and mercy God demonstrated through restoring His fallen creation (Aeneas) was used to turn hearts toward Him as we read in verse 35. This was only a temporary restoration though, as Aeneas, like all those the Lord heals, eventually died a physical death. However, when Christ returns, there will be an eternally permanent restoration of all creation, where there is no longer any disease or death.


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