ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 7:55 NLT | “BUT STEPHEN, FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, GAZED STEADILY INTO HEAVEN AND SAW THE GLORY OF GOD, AND HE SAW JESUS STANDING IN THE PLACE OF HONOR AT GOD’S RIGHT HAND.”
Well, if you’ve studied the Gospels in detail, it’s likely you wondered why there was so much sensitivity to every little thing Jesus, His disciples and later the believers did. The Pharisees and company greatly excelled in being monitoring spirits.
Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, found himself in the crossfire of some ungodly religious bigots after being falsely accused of blaspheming God and Moses. He responded to his accusers with fearless courage and was eventually stoned to death.
In your spiritual journey, persecution will come. But, if you persist in His Will you will see the glory of God – Jesus, in His purest form. So, like Stephen, continue gazing into heaven and your spirit will be strengthened and made whole. Bliss be with you.