There is no doubt that the death of Stephen in the first century was a heavy blow to the early church. Here [...]
The sum of this article is that believers have authority, but it is an authority under God.
To counter sorrow, our Lord gave us a weapon: Joy! We must be aware of the devices of the enemy and also the weapons of our warfare.
Familiarity has robbed us of the blessings of God many times. We fail to see God coming for us because He is coming in a familiar vessel.
Start doing for people the kind of things you ask from God and God will begin to move people to do for you what you ask of Him.
Anyone and everyone can trust God once. Easy. There's however a caveat, anyone who trusts God MUST keep trusting Him.