“This is what the Lord says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him……I will go before you and will level the mountains……I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name…” [Isaiah 45:1-3]
This same God speaks through a man named Gamaliel, a Pharisee, a member of the Sanhedrin “…if this plan or this undertaking is of men, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” God’s sovereignty is evident as this counsel releases the apostles to continue their ministry.
- Isaiah 45:1 - 13
- Acts 5:33 - 42