Day 8 – Bold Prayer For Peter
This is one of my favorite passages in the New Testament because it could just as easily happen today. Step back and look at the big picture; Peter is arrested by a politically correct Jewish King. Hoping to curry favor with the Romans, Herod decides to be bold and move against the perceived uprising. Peter is guarded by 16 crack Roman soldiers in a secured prison awaiting his death sentence. Yet the king’s boldness is dwarfed by the believers who set themselves to pray boldly to God.
Christians by and large are unaware of their standing with God through the blood covenant cut on the cross of Calvary. By it our access to the throne of God Almighty is assured and the effectual fervent prayers of God’s righteous people make tremendous power available. (Js 5:16b) God responds to bold faith in prayer, boldness that doesn’t question “IF” God will act on His Word but is convinced that He “SHALL.” This bold faith in prayer never puts a question mark where the Bible puts a period concerning a promise.
God dispatches an angel to free the Apostle in a very bold fashion. Peter himself isn’t aware of the certainty of his new freedom and neither are his intercessors when they see him at the door. That’s the beauty of walking by bold faith in prayer; it works even if your mind isn’t sure how He did it. That’s because faith is of the heart and not the head.
Why not step out in faith and pray boldly, in agreement with the promises of God and experience the supernatural power of the covenant-keeping God for yourself? God can and God surely will move the mountains in your life if you will stand in faith for the impossible. Because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mark 11:24)