In Acts chapter 4, the Sanhedrin made a response to the healing of the lame man at the beautiful gate by Peter and John in chapter 3.
Sanhedrin is a compound word from ‘sit’ and ‘together’. The rulers of Israel met as a Sanhedrin to make and enforce rules.
They decided that the miraculous healing was undeniable, but that it was dangerous because it was out of their control. To prevent the spread of the uncontrollable work of the Spirit, they tried to control the disciples.
Modern rulers want to deny the uncontrollable Spirit and His work, and imprison anyone who won’t be intimidated by their threats and insults.
Submitting to them is not equal to submitting to God. Don’t be bound. Be awesome.