This is why I love, love, love the Word of God and teachers of the Word of God who share their knowledge. And it didn’t cost me 19.95 for a CD or download… just sayin’
Perry Noble’s teaching on the book of Acts and brings out this truth…
On the day that Moses came down from the mountain having been given the 10 commandments, he discovers the idiocy of Aaron, whom he’d left in charge. At the peoples request Aaron makes an idol for them to worship (the golden calf). God’s angry, Moses is angry and the people are sorry… a little too late. In God’s anger God gives this order in Exodus 32:27 “And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.”
And they do as they’re instructed and we see in verse 28 that “there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.”
BUT CHECK THIS OUT!
In Acts 2:41
On the day of Pentecost when the believers were filled with the Holy Ghost the scripture says
“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”
When the law was given 3,000 people died, when the Spirit was given 3,000 people came to life!
Whew Doggies that’s what Spirit of God does! It brings to life that which was dead. I couldn’t keep the law… so God made Grace the way. Oh, I am so glad He did!