In this passage we see clearly that the redeeming blood of Jesus was shed for Jews and Gentiles alike. Peter, as an observant Jew, would not have touched the creatures he saw in the vision because they were unclean according to the Mosaic law. Likewise, he would not have entered the home of an “unclean” Gentile to share the Gospel message. God was correcting Peter, and revealing to us, that all who call on the name of Jesus are cleansed and made whole.
Henry Allan (“Harry”) Ironside (1878-1951) was born in Toronto, Canada. He moved with his family in 1886 to Los Angeles and there accepted Christ at the age of 14.