And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it. Acts 5:38-39
As Christian actor Kirk Cameron recently reminded us, even with the uncertainties of today’s headlines, “God is still on His throne, and all throughout time He’s used everything from the weather, to enemy nations, to the sin of His own people, and the prayers of the people of God to work together to accomplish His purposes.” Some seasons of life and ministry can seem discouraging, but we must remind ourselves of what wise Gamaliel said years ago—the work of God on this earth is unstoppable.
The setting in Acts 5 involved the disciples, who had been spreading the Gospel throughout Jerusalem. The Jewish ruling council was furious and gathered to determine what to do with the apostles. Rabbi Gamaliel stood and warned them to be cautious, “For if this plan or this work is of… God, you cannot overthrow it.”
God will work everything together for the advancement of His kingdom, and He will not leave you behind. His work cannot be halted or hindered.
The movement of the church is unstoppable, and we are invited to participate.
John Paluska, “Kirk Cameron: ‘God Is Still on His Throne’ Amid Season of Uncertainty,” Christian Headlines, October 9, 2020.