Stephen was going on, it seems, to show that the temple and the temple service must come to an end, and it would be the glory of both to give way to the worship of the Father in spirit and in truth; but he perceived they would not bear it.
Therefore he broke off, and by the Spirit of wisdom, courage, and power, sharply rebuked his persecutors.
When plain arguments and truths provoke the opposers of the gospel, they should be shown their guilt and danger.
They, like their fathers, were stubborn and wilful. There is that in our sinful hearts, which always resists the Holy Ghost, a flesh that lusts against the Spirit, and wars against his motions; but in the hearts of God’s elect, when the fulness of time comes, this resistance is overcome.
The gospel was offered now, not by angels, but from the Holy Ghost; yet they did not embrace it, ⁹for they were resolved not to comply with God, either in his law or in his gospel.
Their guilt stung them to the heart, and they sought relief in murdering their reprover, instead of sorrow and supplication for mercy.
It has been noted in Genesis God deals with those who in their minds believe they are worshipping righteously as sinners, will like the Jews fleeing Egypt spend time in a spiritual desert. The video shows what is required to remain under Gods protection.
In closing I am including the original story for further reference.
Personally, I try to deal with all my life situations as quickly and honestly as I can sometimes not liking what I am seeing and hearing. Because I know how easy it is to lie to yourself and just Cope with the problems.
Remember, these articles are given as warnings from a humble servant as God’s
Watchman bringing His warnings to the flock of impending dangers. I pray for all to be covered with Yeshua’s blessings. Be at peace and in faith as you journey forward doing God’s calling and work. As Yeshua said, be as wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove. Times are now, we must all be aware of our surroundings, and who it is we are dealing with. “And Yeshua through the Holy Spirit said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”