1.The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2. Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3. To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
Peter and John speaking to the Council of Rulers and Elders of Israel said "Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard" Acts 4:20
There are proofs and there are infallible proofs. It is Bishop David Oyedepo who said that "It is only a fool who doubts proofs".
Just three Bible Chapters before Peter began to address the council in Israel he was an obscure, insecure, timid and thoroughly ordinary man incapable of anything of note. But with his very eyes and instigated by the power of the living God he saw an impotent man rise up to walk and possibly run.
Dear reader, the people who deny the reality of God are always those who have never seen God beyond the narration of their Pastors from the pulpit. It is impossible for men who experience God at close range to wake up one morning and say that he does not exist again. It is just not possible. Proofs rub you of the luxury of such dangerous liberalism.
"1The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:"
I imagine what the hypocrisy of the world would have been today concerning the times and life of Jesus Christ, were he not to have shown those infallible proofs. Even Thomas, who said he would need to see the hole in the palm of Jesus and dip his finger in it was totally converted.
If there is one prayer that the body of Christ needs to pray today it would be "Lord show yourself unto us again by infallible proofs at a time like this and always".
Proofs strengthen our Christian faith. If for instance you have a blind man well known to you in your neighborhood; you may even know him from infancy. If such a person is then raised by the power of God in a crusade and made whole, then it becomes immediately impossible for anyone to lessen your belief in God by mere explanations of science.
As the whole world continue to struggle with the Covid-19 crisis, there is one proof that God will give His own people yet again in this season. According to his word in Ps 91:3 "3Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence."
When all of this Corona Virus pandemic is over, you shall be numbered among the living. According to the word of the Lord, nothing living in your house and family will become dead. You shall not suffer any loss. The Lord shall establish your exception yet again as a proof of His faithfulness over your life. So shall it be, in Jesus’ name.(Amen).