The Egyptians were wise empire-builders, but they were foolish handlers of God’s people,
But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel. So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor” (Exodus 1:12–14).
The Book of Acts shows the same thing with the church. Therefore, let no one oppose the people of God, for if you try to squelch the church, she will only grow more.