CHARACTER STUDY: PAUL 51

KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 18:8 ” And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized”.

  Apostle Paul kept preaching in Corinth and achieved some success. In verse 6, although some of the Jews opposed Paul, our key scripture tells us that, some of them got converted. Never back out from your evangelistic missions or outreaches when it appears people oppose you. God’s word and power supersedes all and will definitely prevail. The chief ruler of the synagogue and his house hold were saved. A great number of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptised. You would achieve success for the master if you don’t give up.

   In verse 6, apostle Paul shook his raiment and said unto the Jews who opposed him that he was free of their blood and decided to go solely to the Gentiles from then. He said that he has preached to the Jews and he was free from their blood. Are you free of the blood of all men?

In Ezekiel 33:2-6 the Lord declares that when we fail to warn the sinner of his ways and he dies in his sin; God will require his blood from us. What does it mean for one’s blood to be required of you? Let’s look at 2nd Samuel 4:11″………

Shall I not now therefore require blood from your hand, and take you away from the earth?” The word of God shows by this scripture that if you fail to warn a sinner of his or her ways and he or she dies in his sin, your life would be given for him or her?

This is very serious and we must not shut our mouths from sharing the word with others.

 In Acts 18:9 the Lord spoke to apostle Paul in a night vision saying, “……be not afraid but speak and hold not thy peace.” Paul had earlier said that he was no longer going to speak to the Jews but to the Gentiles. The Lord said unto him not to hold his peace and that he was with him. Please dear child of God, don’t stop your work of ministering to others about Jesus. This is the LORD’s business. He would have done so if he was here in person. Ministering to people is His prime occupation, so don’t hold your peace. If you are saved and you are not involved in ministering to the lost, then you have not enlisted in the Lords fundamental call for His children. You are not laying down treasures in the kingdom of heaven for your soul.

  In the message of the Lord to Paul, he assured him that he was with him. This should be a refreshing reminder to every child of God involved in the work of God. God is forever with you. He promised he would never leave you nor forsake you. Matt. 28;19&20

CONFESSION

I would not stop sharing the word of God to the lost. The Lord is forever with me. As I go about sharing the word to others He speaks through me.

FURTHER STUDIES:

Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, how is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

 Matthew 10:27 “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops”.

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