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Lying to the holy spirit!

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Acts 5New King James Version (NKJV)

 

Lying to the Holy Spirit

 

 

5 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. 2 And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? 4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

 

5 Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. 6 And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.

 

7 Now it was about three hours later when his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 And Peter answered her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?”

 

She said, “Yes, for so much.”

 

9 Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” 10 Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband. 11 So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things.

 

Here we learn there is a penalty for lying to the Holy Spirit. Do you feel all lies told before the Holy Spirit within the Anointed ones , should hold the penalty of death? This of course to glorify God's presents in the chosen ones?

So, was the punishment about money or about lying? Is this a lesson about lying to God's people whom He is present in?

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So, was the punishment about money or about lying? Is this a lesson about lying to God's people whom He is present in?

It was about lying. Peter told Ananias that the money belongs to him and he didn't have to give any of it away.

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Acts 5New King James Version (NKJV)

So, was the punishment about money or about lying? Is this a lesson about lying to God's people whom He is present in?

The punishment was for lying, but also for breaking an agreement, and possibly for theft. If you look at the verses before, Acts 4: 32-5 makes it clear it makes it clear that selling goods and donating the entire amount was an agreement the believers had. If you take Acts 4:32 literally:

 

KJV, Acts 4: 32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

 

it means that Annias and his wife were withholding money gained for selling goods that were held in common among the believers, money that further would have been used to aid and succor the poor among them.

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Acts 5New King James Version (NKJV)

 

Lying to the Holy Spirit

 

 

5 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. 2 And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? 4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

 

5 Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. 6 And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.

 

7 Now it was about three hours later when his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 And Peter answered her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?”

 

She said, “Yes, for so much.”

 

9 Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” 10 Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband. 11 So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things.

 

Here we learn there is a penalty for lying to the Holy Spirit. Do you feel all lies told before the Holy Spirit within the Anointed ones , should hold the penalty of death? This of course to glorify God's presents in the chosen ones?

So, was the punishment about money or about lying? Is this a lesson about lying to God's people whom He is present in?

 

Simply lying. they said they gave all when they didn't! Peter told them while they had it it was theirs to disburse as they saw fit. Possibly they were ashamed they weren't giving all , which they shouldn't have felt ashamed for .

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Possibly they were ashamed they weren't giving all , which they shouldn't have felt ashamed for .

Or prehaps they were motivated by something that happened before they made their gift.

 

Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Acts 4:36,37 ESV

 

They may have seen how Barnabas was praised for his gift and wanted to receive the same praise for themselves.

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