“…for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.” Acts‬ ‭5:38-39‬ ‭KJV‬‬. As Gamaliel spoke in behalf of the apostles, he reminded the Jewish leaders of this truth. In essence he was saying, that whatever men try to do on their own, apart from God, is doomed to failure. But when men are working with God, and God has ordained their work, when it is God’s purpose, nothing in all this world can stop what God has set in motion! And we know, that their work for God did go forward! The early church grew because God was giving them great power and great grace to accomplish this great work. But for us today, in the work of the church and in our individual lives, we should recognize the reality of this truth. Whatever we are trying to do on our own, without the leading of the Lord, without His wisdom directing us, will ultimately fail. It may seem to prosper on a human level, but in God’s eyes it will be a failure. But everything we do under the leadership of His Spirit, everything that He purposes to do in us and through us, it will be done! Because nothing men or devils can do against us will be able to overcome what God purposes! Thank God, greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world.

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