CHARACTER STUDY: PAUL 37

KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 16:19 “And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,”

After Paul commanded the spirit of divination from the young girl her masters realised they could no longer make money from her services since the demons that worked through her were gone.

Please note, Christianity is not a faith of only talking, but the demonstration of the power of God. Your mouth is the trigger and your heart downloads the power. (Romans 10:10) Believe what God says with your heart and speak it out in faith and you would see the manifestation of the power of God.

Never be afraid to act for God in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 They took hold of Paul and Silas and brought them to the market place where the rulers were. They brought them to the magistrates saying these men being Jews exceedingly trouble our city. The Romans said the people are Jews who have come to disturb us. Africans claim Christianity is a Western faith, the Europeans claim this is a Jewish culture and Jews claim it to be alien to them. Please do not listen to anybody who tries to associate Christianity with any particular culture. Christianity is not from any earthly culture. It is purely a heavenly culture. It is characterised by love and the manifestation of power proceeding from believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus. There is no earthly culture that is Christian, it is a heavenly one.

It is superior to every earthly culture. Be very aggressive about sharing your faith, and do not be intimidated about whatever somebody says. Every anti-Christian opposition is not just human, but from demonic origin.

    Please listen to what these people said about Paul and Silas in Acts 16:21 ” And teach customs which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe being Romans.”

 Please what customs did Paul teach? He only manifested the power of God that destroyed the power of the devil which they used to deceive men. The whole world lies under the deception of the devil. Never allow yourself to be driven into arguments that would not help anyone. Please let’s consider what Paul said to the brethren in 1st Corinthians 2:1,2&4 “And I brethren when I came to you came not with the excellency of speech or of wisdom declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you, save Christ and him crucified. And my speech and preaching were not with enticing words of man’s wisdom but in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power.” Please do not consider any human being as your opposer. It is against devils. Declare the kind of message that the demons cannot stand. That is the Gospel.  The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes. (Rom 1:16) The crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord, is what breaks the power of the enemy.

 CONFESSION

My faith in Jesus is sound and the true answer to the woes of humanity. I overcome every challenge opposes my faith in the name of Jesus.

FURTHER STUDY:

Ephesians 6:12 ” For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. “

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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