Then Peter said, silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
Acts 3:6 NKJV
Acts 3:6, In the Spcripture, it is where Peter heals the crippled beggar. This man was carried to temple gate called Beautiful, where he was everyday to beg from those who are going to the temple courts.
When he saw Peter and John, He asked for money. Peter and John looked at his eyes straight, and said, “Look at us”. The man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have give you, In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”- Acts 3:1-6.
As Christians, on the day when we received our Salvation, it is not a one time off. That automatically, spiritual maturity is there and you possessed it. If that is the case, we are being deceived. We have to raise our spiritual discipline for us to become mature spiritually.
Spiritual discipline, it establishes our relationship with the Lord deeply rooted. “NO spritual discipline; NO spiritual maturity”. This is the case for some of us. Especially for new believer that were not guided properly in the Church, since day one. Fact, Faith and Feeling is important to understand from the heart for all Believers; and how Salvation work.
The crippled beggar in Acts 3 is — Us, Christians, who enjoy in our slumber. We are being crippled because of us being deceived. Some of us might think of Christianity will make me rich. I will receive blessing, blessing, blessing. We must understand that blessing is a bonus for us of God. He has “more” for us beyond blessing and much even important— Our Salvation!
That is the case of a crippled man. He only gave his attention to Peter and John because of money that he was asking. But for Peter and John, they knew that the crippled man, need much important than that. He need Jesus in his heart genuinely. He need Him to be released in his chain of bondage and wake up in his slumber.
Salvation is free to us and to anyone in this world. The crippled man received his healing without the intention of having it. But it is freely given to him.
When he rise up, he could walk. These two action words are important in our Spiritual life. When we received Jesus in our lives genuinely, we could rise up to stand firm of what we believe in. We could walk that people will take His light from us and be the salt in their life to draw near to God.
It is imperative for us, that our Salvation is freely given to us. Do not waste it. Wake up from our slumber. Christians, Rise Up and Walk.
Find out here, to know how to get Salvation and not to waste it.