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Peter on the way to Caesarea
Keeping to the subject of Caesarea, we are going to skip the first half of Acts 9 until later. In 9:32 we find Peter moving from Jerusalem on a journey to Caesarea, which was and is still a city on the eastern Mediterranean coast. As he headed toward the coast, he passed through the city of Lydda, where he met a man who had been bed-fast for 8 years with palsy.
Peter told this man something that he had heard Jesus say to a man who was sick of the palsy (Mark 2:9).
Acts 9:34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
Seeing this miracle caused people in the city to turn to the Lord (v. 35).
Peter then moved on to the coast, and arrived at the ancient city of Joppa, the same location from which Jonah caught a ship as he fled from the Lord hundreds of years before. Peter was called to Joppa by some disciples there because a woman named Tabitha Dorcas had died.
Peter again copied something he had seen and heard Jesus say and do as He ministered to Jairus’ dead daughter in Luke 8:54:
40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
Again following this miracle, “many believed in the Lord.” (8:42)