Acts 3: Who Kill The Prince Of Life?
Verse of the Day: (V15) “And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.”
1. Peter (V1-11)
V6 “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.”
Though Peter and John could not give financial help to the lame beggar, yet they healed him in the name of Jesus, and led him to believe in Jesus, and to receive the greatest and best gift of God’s salvation. This was why the lame beggar walked, leapt and praised God.
V8 “And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.”
2. Prince (V12-18)
V13 “The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.”
Peter told the Jews that Jesus, whom they killed, had miraculously healed the lame beggar. Even though Pilate, the Roman governor, found Jesus innocent, yet the Jews, Jesus’ own race, wanted Him dead. In fact Jesus was crucified by every one of us because we have sinned against God, and Jesus was willing to die and pay the penalty of our sins. On the third day of Jesus’ death, He rose again, and His resurrection was witnessed by Peter and many of His disciples. This was why Jesus Christ was called the Prince of Life.
V15 “And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.”
3. Prophet (V19-26)
V22 “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.”
Peter revealed to the Jews that Jesus Christ, was not only the Prince of life, but He was also the Prophet of God. Whosoever shall hear the words of Jesus Christ, the Prophet, and repent his sins, and believe in Him, shall have everlasting life with Jesus in heaven. However the souls who reject Jesus’ words shall be condemned and destroyed forever.
V23 “And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You for sending Your Son, the Prince of Life, to die for my sins.