Saturday, February 5, 2011
Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Bride!
Acts 12:1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. 5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. 7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. 8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. 9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
Acts 12:21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. 22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. 23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. 24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.
You mess with the bride of any man and you have asked for some serious problems. But if you mess with the bride of Christ, have your funeral plans in place.
How hot the nether regions have burned! Hell has several Herods in residence who have been suffering for a long time now, regretting the persecution of Christ and His church.
An interview with any of them would reveal how mistaken they were in there malicious activity against the faith.
Fact is, Jesus does not countenance evil actions against His body, His Bride, His church. Persecution abounds around the globe, but woe to those who act maliciously against those that are Christ's.
Make sure you are with the church, and not working against it. Don't mess with the Bride.