29And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants to speak thy word with all boldness, 30while thou stretchest forth thy hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of thy holy Servant Jesus. 31And when they had prayed, the place was shaken wherein they were gathered together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
Mr. Liu Pao Lin was suffering from Opium addiction while his wife was suffering from an illness that had kept her down for four years. When he saw how Chang Ho Ching had been delivered from opium addiction after accepting Jesus, he began to consider becoming a Christian. That began a chain of events that led to deliverance from opium addiction, the healing of his wife and the establishment of a worship hall in his village.
Zhang Rongliang, a member of the Chinese Communist Party, was arrested for attending a Christian meeting. Although he was offered freedom if he would deny Christ, he prayed and received the grace and courage to stand for Christ. In the face of inevitable suffering, he experienced the joy that comes from doing the right thing.
When Martin Goldsmith's request for a miracle from God was amazingly granted, an excited Martin surrendered his life to Christ - for he had seen that God truly is alive and works miracles; even for little folks like himself.
God healed Bassa from diabetes, which became a powerful witness as Bassa preached the Gospel to villages far and wide.
After a man and his family gave up spirit-worship for Christianity, his son was soon possessed mightily by demons. But when James was called upon, he led the young believers in prayer aloud that the Name of Jesus might prevail - and so great was the effect of the boy's deliverance to the faith of these young believers.
The news about Esther’s death was no surprise to many who knew she was sick, but the news of her restoration to life left many dumbfounded. Her grandfather, who prayed against all odds, for her restoration to life was previously questioned and mocked for his faith, but with this miracle; it was obvious to all that he served a powerful God.
When Japanese soldiers captured Hsi-Lien, they offered to spare his life and his family's if only he'll become their ammunition carrier. But Hsi-Lien was a Christian, so blatantly, he rejected their offer. And for his refusal to aid them, he was tied to a pole outside his home, and was jeered as his wife and three kids were heinously annihilated.
Harlan Popov was given the chance to become an informant for the barracks Chief, betraying his faith in Jesus. If he agreed, he will receive better treatment. He rejected that, chose to stand for truth, and suffered more persecution.
In an attempt to mock Vanya and his God, one sergeant told him that “If your God is all-powerful and is alive and can do everything, then let Him get me a leave tomorrow to go home. Then I’ll believe in Him!” All the other soldiers joined in the agreement. To their amazement, the sergeant was granted leave the next day.