Acts 12: 1-24
Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison and mirror of prayer for closing on our house sale
BELOW ARE THE WORDS OF THE BIBLE FROM ACTS 12 IN UN-BOLDED FONT.
MY OWN WORDS ARE IN BOLD AS I BOLDLY PRAY ASKING GOD FOR HIS HELP BEFORE KNOWING HOW HE WILL WORK THIS NIGHTMARE OUT.
12 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them.
It was about 2 weeks till closing and life continued to be crisis level drama daily as had been our life for four years. Ok
2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword.
We had adopted 7 years ago not knowing the impact of the childhood neglect our kids had faced and the trauma that would create for us as we tried to love our kids to wellness.
3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread.
Though God is for us, he has allowed suffering so severe that I have PTSD from the war that is waged in our home including being poisoned and beaten by my adopted kids.
4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.
We reached a point that our family had become a group of orphans each completely on his own for survival through the hell of crazy that had entered our home.
5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
But the church was earnestly praying to God for us.
6 The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.
The week before closing, being told the house sale could not close because of 1986 fence permit not being closed or finalized, we needed a Peter miracle to be released from the home where did much hurt has happened.
7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.
I am praying an angel will strick someone dealing with our nightmare that could cause us to lose the beach condo we are dreaming on living in and moving forward in, and healing and relaxing and… Not mowing an acre or fixing a broken something with 40 year old home or cleaning the dirty pool filter
8 Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him.
Following YOU JESUS.
9 Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision.
I don’t have a clue how the permitting process we need to happen (4-6 weeks) will happen in 4 days.
10They passed the FIRST and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him.
Please Lord, close the eyes of those who want our permits to sit in a pile under the others submitted ahead of us. Please Lord move the mountain of county beaurocracy so that we can close the sale on the Farms house and move to the condo next week.
11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.”
Now I know without a doubt the Lord has sent his angel and rescued us from Satan’s clutches and from everything the devil was hoping would happen.
12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark,where many people had gathered and were praying.
Before this happened, I thought we needed a Peter size miracle … Looking at this from legal and normal angles, there is just no way….
and I began writing on my blog… Praying continually.
13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door.
I knocked, banged on the door of heaven in prayer.
14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!”
I pray this will bring glory to God and shows how he reaches down and rescues still today.
15 “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.”
I have been told multiple times that I am out of my mind… That’s okay.
16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.
When this happened, Denise Mendocha and others were astonished.
17 Peter motioned with his hand for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison. “Tell James and the other brothers and sisters about this,” he said, and then he left for another place.
I can testify how the Lord brought us out of “prison”. And we are leaving for another place, Bella Vista on the Park condos.
18 In the morning, there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter.
The darkness that had assailed us is scratching their demonic heads.
19 After Herod had a thorough search made for him and did not find him, he cross-examined the guards and ordered that they be executed.
Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there.
to Caesarea and stayed there. 20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king’s country for their food supply.
21 On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. 22 They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.”
23 Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.
JESUS HAS ALREADY WON. SATAN HAS LOST AGAIN
24 But the word of God continued to spread and
continued to spread and