Then the angel told him, “Get dressed and put on your sandals.” And he did. “Now put on your coat and follow me,” the angel ordered. So Peter left the cell, following the angel. But all the time he thought it was a vision. He didn’t realize it was actually happening.
There is something that God spoke over you that you’ve been waiting on but the reality is that it’s happening right now. You just don’t realize that it’s happening. Because we are in the midst of what we asked God to bring us out of we don’t realize that he’s bringing us out even as you’re reading this devotion. It’s actually happening now.
Peter was in prison awaiting trial where he was most likely going to be executed. James had already been executed by the sword and Herod had his eyes on Peter. He saw that it pleased the people. Anytime you take a stand for God don’t be surprised if you find yourself in the political crosshairs of persecution.
1. The good news is that the church was “earnestly” praying for Peter. When you are under political persecution it really helps when you have a praying church behind. Jesus told Peter, “on your confession of faith I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against you!”
2. Get up and put your clothes on. Peter was in prison chained between two guards and guarded by two more but the Angel says “get dressed.” When God gets ready to deliver you it requires you to get dressed even when it looks like you’re not going anywhere. Dress for where you are going not for where you are.
3. The gate opened by itself but he didn’t realize that it was actually happening. A good sign that it’s happening is when doors start opening that you thought were shut. God is able to open doors that can’t be opened and to shut doors that need to be shut. It’s actually happening. Step through open doors and stand clear of closing doors.
4. When you come back to yourself go back to church. When Peter finally realized that God had performed a miracle he went back to the people that were praying for him at church. Funny how people thing is the people that were praying didn’t believe it was actually happening.
This next move of God is going to astonish the people who were praying because God is going to exceed their expectations! It’s actually going to happen. What do you need God to do for you that seems impossible? In the next 30 days I need God to _________! It’s actually happening right now.
Thank you for making a way out of no way. They tried to attack me politically but you delivered me in the spirit. There are doors opening for me right now. Everything I need to get out of my present situation is manifesting for me. Thank you for open doors. Thank you for shutting doors. I’m walking out and breaking free from everything that threatened to stop my progress. I’m headed in a New Direction from the inside out!
In Jesus Name!