God blessed the disciples during those early days with great "signs" of His presence in their lives: Acts 5:1-11 — A couple who lied publicly to God were struck dead by God! Acts 5:11 — Great fear came over all who heard about these things. Acts 5:12-16 — People were healed of all types of afflictions and sicknesses. Acts 5:14 — Great numbers of new people came to believe in Jesus. You would think that given all this evidence of God’s presence and power everyone would have believed. But the religious leaders became jealous instead, so they put the apostles in jail.