Angel Of The Lord Rescued Peter From Prison August 4, 2010Posted by mercedescoleen in Guardian Angels.
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The Preacher called Peter had been imprisoned for preaching the gospel. An Angel of the Lord rescued him
1 About that time King Herod laid hands on some from the church to harm them.
2 He had James, the brother of John, executed with a sword.
3 When he saw that this pleased the Jews,1 he proceeded to arrest Peter too. (This took place during the feast of Unleavened Bread.)
4 When he had seized him, he put him in prison, handing him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him. Herod planned to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.
5 So Peter was kept in prison, but those in the church were earnestly praying to God for him.
6 On that very night before Herod was going to bring him out for trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison.
7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the prison cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly!” And the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.
8 The angel said to him, “Fasten your belt and put on your sandals.” Peter did so. Then the angel said to him, “Put on your cloak and follow me.”
9 Peter went out and followed him; he did not realize that what was happening through the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.
10 After they had passed the first and second guards, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went outside and walked down one narrow street, when at once the angel left him.
11 When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from everything the Jewish people were expecting to happen.”
Blessings and have a great day!