I would just like to share a few verses that stuck out to me in the last few days. If you have any thoughts, feel free to leave a comment.
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted by him.
Isn't it absolutely wonderful that it doesn't matter who we are or where we come from? As many times as I have read these verses, I missed a very key point and that is it says "in every nation".
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
Acts 12:5, 7
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
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 the chains fell off from his hands.
Again we have a perfect picture of the power of prayer. But again we also see that it was in God's timing, not man's.
Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Yes! The blood of Jesus cleanses us from ALL sin and unrighteousness.