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Now you know that the Lord’s enemies do not end up winners, even if it seems that way to you sometimes.

BibleGateway: Acts 12:12-25

ESV Text: Acts 12:12-25

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:43 and ends at about 3:43

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12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying. 13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. 14 And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. 15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel. 16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. 17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place. 18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter. 19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.

     20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king’s chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king’s country. 21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. 22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. 23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. 24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. 25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 213 :
Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise — Organ Audio

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1. Hail the day that sees Him rise 
To His throne above the skies 
Christ, awhile to mortals given 
Reascends His native heaven 

2. There the glorious triumph waits 
Lift your heads, eternal gates 
Christ hath conquered death and sin 
Take the King of glory in 

3. See the Heav’n its Lord receives, 
Yet He loves the earth He leaves, 
Though returning to His throne, 
Still He calls mankind His own 

4. See! He lifts His hands above 
See! He shows the prints of love 
Hark! His gracious lips bestow 
Blessings on His church below 

5. Still for us He intercedes 
His prevailing death He pleads 
Near Himself prepares our place 
Harbinger of human race 

6. There we shall with Thee remain 
Partners of Thy endless reign 
There Thy face unclouded see 
Find our heaven of heavens in Thee 

Hymn: LSB 680 Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise