CHARACTER STUDY: PAUL 86

KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 21:31. “And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.”

Apostle Paul had been captured by the Jews who started beating him. There was a great uproar in the city. They were in an attempt to get him killed, when the centurion got hold.

Paul had purposed in the Spirit to get to Rome through Jerusalem and share the word of God there too.

Acts 19:21 ” After these things were ended Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome”. Apostle Paul. had purposed in the spirit to go to Rome which. When the people took a hold of Paul, there was no way his life would be terminated because by divine program, he had to preach in Rome also. This was a divine verdict and nothing was going to stop it. This was the reason the Lord made the Roman soldier to intervene and stop them from killing him. Dear child of God every divine calling or assignment that Good has given to you would surely come to pass.

God is faithful and would bring to pass whatever He has said concerning you especially if it has to do with his work.

After Paul was taken over by the Roman soldiers, the Jewish zealots kept following calling for His death. Acts 21:36 ” For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him”. Over the years it has been only religious people who have called for the death of those they consider apostates or heretics. If you call yourself a Christian and you are calling for the death of apostates or heretics, then you never had the Spirit of Christ.

Every form of hatred for anybody in the name of Christianity is of the devil If you have a loved one who claims he is persuaded to leave Christianity for another faith, don’t call for his head. Show him love, talk to God about him. Trust God to save him. The Lord will ultimately save him. Let every. hatred against any man cease.

PRAYER

I am born of love. I have no hatred for anyone. I seek the salvation of all men and even those who blatantly oppose the faith.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 13:10. “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.”

Matthew 5:44. ” But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”

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