Acts 5:14,15 – And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them.

For some people this passage is a little to hard to stomach and could even be called embarrassing. For those who have tasted the power of His anointing it is encouraging and quite believable. When you do a little digging we are talking about more than the ordinary shadow of some unsophisticated fisherman from Galilee here. Actually, the word shadow in this passage is a rarely used word that is describing a manifestation of the glory of God. This is how the Passion Bible notes describes this passage.

“The Greek word translated “overshadow” is episkiazo, which is used exclusively for the power of the Almighty “overshadowing,” such as with Mary, who conceived a child supernaturally by God. It is also used for the cloud that overshadowed Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration.This was not a natural shadow created by the light of the sun, but the supernatural overshadowing of God’s power coming upon the sick to bring healing.”

If you combine this passage with Psalm 91 you can come to an interesting conclusion. Psalm 91 is filled with promises to those who abide under the shadow of the Almighty. To the Old Testament believer this is describing the place of safety underneath the shadow of the wings of the cherubim on the ark of the covenant. For us today, we have boldness to come into God’s presence by faith in the blood of Jesus. Psalm 57 gives us a glimpse of this idea in the Old Testament.

Ps.57:1 – Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,

for in you my soul takes refuge;

in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,

till the storms of destruction pass by.

The sick and suffering recognized the power of God on the apostles in the early days of the church. Today, that power has not abated. We have access to the presence. We can live in that shining glory cloud of God. For those who dwell there, the Lord will keep them from fear, pestilence and plagues, will drive out your enemies, and satisfy and extend your life.


  1. Amen!!!
    Dwelling in the presence of God and having a relationship with Him….there’s just no words to describe how much He loves us! He will take care of His children❣️❣️❣️

  2. I know this is gonna seem silly to people, lol, but if you watch the transformation scene at the end of Beauty and the Beast (animated)….it is how I envision what the Holy Spirit does to us when we finally realize without God life is impossible. When the last petal falls, at the end of himself, realizing he could never earn love, he gave up trying too ‘be a good person’ in his own strength ….God lifts us up into His Glory Cloud and the Spirit transforms our entire being!!! We now shine inside and out with the Glory of God🤯🥰!! He makes the impossible….I’M..POSSIBLE! We must allow the storms of life and the wind of the Spirit to unravel our ‘beast’, layer after layer and from glory to glory, until we are transformed into who we really are…the beautiful Bride of Christ!!! All the while trusting that we are in His Hands…it is from the Lord and wonderful to see! Love y’all ❤️

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