Ananias and Sapphira
A man named Ananias and his wife, Sapphira had sold one of their properties to give to the needy among them. However, Ananias was dishonest and kept back part of the money for himself. His wife knew it too.
Ananias brought the rest of the money and laid them before the apostles’ feet. Peter said, “Ananias, why did you let Satan filled you and kept back part of the money. You have not lied to man but the Holy Spirit.”
Immediately after Peter finished speaking, Ananias dropped down to the floor and died. The young men came and carried him out to bury him.
After three hours, his wife, Sapphira entered. She was ignorant about what had happened. Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you sold your possession for?”
She answered, “Yes.”
Peter said to her, “How can you agree with your husband and lied to the Holy Spirit. Look, the men who buried your husband are already at the door and they will carry you out too.”
At that moment, she collapsed and died. The young men who came in found her dead. They carried and buried her beside her husband.
The fear of God came upon everyone in the church who heard about it.