Acts 9:33-43

“Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed." And immediately he rose” (v34). Peter’s command to Aeneas revealed his profound belief that the living Jesus was still active in the world.  Peter had walked with Jesus on earth and seen His miracles and heard His teaching; now, the resurrected Christ was present to heal through the Spirit all over the world – wherever believers called on His name.

“And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, [the church] multiplied” (v31). Jesus still brings forgiveness, new life, and restoration to everyone who calls on His name.