Acts 5:5

Acts 5:5…”When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.” The sin of Ananias and Sapphira was that they were ambitious of being thought eminent disciples, when they were not true disciples. They were covetous of the wealth of the world, and distrustful of God and his providence. They thought they might serve both God and money, and sought to deceive the apostles. The Spirit of God in Peter discerned the principle of unbelief reigning in the heart of Ananias, and the Lord struck him down to demonstrate His hatred for false converts. For those who call themselves believers, but whose lives look no different than that of non-believers; the One who is Sovereign knows everything about you, and you will stand before Him and give an account one day. Therefore, in light of 2:Corinthians 13:5, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?”

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