Emanna for 03/04/2020
The Author of Life
Acts 3:14 But you denied the holy and righteous One and asked that a man who was a murderer be granted to you; (15) And the Author of life you killed, whom God has raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life... Words of Ministry
Here the Greek word rendered "Author" is archegos, meaning author, origin, originator, chief leader, captain. It denotes Christ as the origin or Originator of life, hence, the Author of life, in contrast to the murderer in the previous verse. Here Peter is saying that the Healer is the source of life, the Originator of life; He is the Author, the Chief Leader, in life. What we have in chapter three of Acts is not merely a matter of healing. Here we see the imparting of life into others. This is to propagate Christ. For such a propagation, we need the Lord as the Author of life, as the source of life. We need to see where life is, where life comes from. The word "Author" in verse 15 indicates that life comes from this Healer, who is the Holy One and the Righteous One. This Healer has not only the power to heal; He Himself is the source, the origin of life, for He is the Author, the Originator of life. When we have life, we also have healing. The reason people become sick is that they are weak in life. Medical doctors know that when we are weak in life, we may become ill. But if we are strong in life, the life will swallow up death.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Acts, pp. 104-105. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.