Manage episode 318878888 series 1134784
Peter is delivered from prison. Let me tell you... Acts 12: 7 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood there, and a light shined in the prison room; and striking the side of Peter, he roused him saying, "Arise quickly!" And his chains fell away from his hands.
8 And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and put on your sandals"; and he did so. And he said to him, "Put on your cloak and follow me."
9 And going out, he was following him, and did not know that the thing taking place by the angel was real, but he was thinking that he was seeing a vision.
10 And going though the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city, which was opened to them of its own accord; and going out, they went forward one street, and immediately the angel withdrew from him.
11 And Peter, having come to himself, said, "Now I know truly that the Lord has sent forth His angel, and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jews."
12 And realizing this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where a considerable number were gathered together and were praying.
13 And when Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a servant girl came to answer, named Rhoda.
14 When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her gladness she did not open the gate, but running in, she announced that Peter stood at the gate.
15 But they said to her, "You are mad!" Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, "It is his angel."
16 But Peter was continuing knocking; and opening the door they saw him, and were astounded.
17 And motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he related to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, "Tell these things to James and to the brothers." And going out, he went to another place.