What shall I say unto the Lord, all I have to say is thank You Lord, what shall I say unto the Lord, all I have to say is thank You Lord. Thank You Lord, thank You Lord, all I have to say is thank You Lord.// Praise the Lord O my soul, praise the Lord O my soul. Praise the Lord O my soul, Praise the Lord O my soul.
Precious Father, we thank You for the great and might things You have for us all through the week. We are grateful to You for Your goodness. You are good and you faileth not. Faithfulness is Your Name. Thank You for Your kindness and love that knows no bound. Above all thank You for counting us worthy to be partakers, glory be to your Name.
Immortal Redeemer, we thank You, we exalt You forever and ever.
Beloved, our God is good. There is nothing to compare with Him. I know you a testimony. This week teachings blessed my life greatly, I hope that also your testimony.
Apostle Paul is one of Apostles of old even a child will remember so much about him when mentioned. He was zealous for the Lord. As Jew and a lawyer, he persecuted those that was not following the Jewish laws and teaching. But when God arrested him and showed him what to do in the kingdom, he went on with same passion. Paul was not afraid to testify before the same official that was using him to persecute the Christians as we read from our text today.
Paul called everything he knew dung for the sake of Christ. He suffered so much for the sake of the gospel. So many times he suffered beating, flogging, imprisonment, hunger just for course he believed in but he complained not.
I have a question for you dearly beloved. How much will you be willing to suffer for sake of Christ? How much are you willing to let go for sake of your calling? How far will you be willing to stand up for Christ in that office you were miraculously taken.
Apostle Paul did not compromise his stand before King Agrippa when he appeared before him rather he (King) testified of almost being converted by Paul.
Beloved, can same be said of you? Are obedient to the vision you received? Are you operating in the ministry where God called you? Or are still playing hide and seek. You are up for Jesus today and tomorrow you will deny Him?
We, as Paul need to diligent in our heavenly vision. We must be courageous to preach the gospel in season and out of season. We are to be constant witnesses to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ as Paul was during his time.
Paul has done his bit even as he testified also in the bible (Act 20:24; 2Tim 4:7).
My prayer is that we will not fail in our heavenly vision. We will not fail in the ministry that is committed in our hands.
Beloved, remember the essence of having this session (PCL) is to have a look at the practical side of our various teachings and the way to live it out.
Today, by the grace of God after going through this ministration, you will be willing be obedient to your heavenly vision. You will also be a constant witness to the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
We will not be too busy for the Lord but we will be willing to go, to pray and to give for the sake of the gospel. Let get down to the business of the day:
“Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision.”—Acts 26:19
God does everything for a reason. God met Saul of Tarsus on the Damascus road for a purpose (Acts 9:1–9). Saul had planned to persecute Christians, but his encounter with Christ changed him forever. God did more in that encounter than save Saul from his sin. God began to reveal His will for Paul’s life. God’s assignment for Paul was clear: “He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake” (Acts 9:15–16).
God’s plan for Paul, revealed through a vision, involved both testifying before kings and suffering persecution. Paul was to enjoy the thrill of performing miracles, preaching to large crowds, and starting churches. But Paul was also to be stoned, shipwrecked, whipped, mocked, conspired against, and imprisoned (2 Cor. 11:23–28). Would we accept this part of his assignment as readily as the first?
We never hear of Paul complaining about his commission from God. He never asked that he be given a role like Peter’s, or James’s, or John’s (Gal. 2:9–10). It was enough for Paul that he be given any task in the kingdom of God. As he neared the end of his ministry, Paul could boldly state to King Agrippa, “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision.”
Oh, to have Paul’s tenacity and devotion to the Father’s will! What joy there is not only to begin well in our Christian faith, but also to end faithfully! It is God’s desire that each of us could say at the end of our lives, “I was not disobedient.”
We taught about diligence, and the need to apply same in our faith walk. So dear beloved, will also be diligence in living a life obedience to our calling and in bearing witness to the ends of the earth. Paul his gone, we are the Paul of today, let us therefore be constant witnesses to the end of the world as Jesus command us to be:
“For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.” Acts 22:15
Paul was chosen to see and hear the Lord speaking to him out of Heaven. This divine election was a high privilege for himself; but it was not intended to end with him, it was meant to have an influence upon others; yea, upon all men. It is to Paul that Europe owes the gospel at this hour.
It is ours in our measure to be witnesses of that which the Lord has revealed to us, and it is at our peril that we hide the precious revelation. First, we must see and hear, or we shall have nothing to tell; but when we have done so, we must be eager to bear our testimony. It must be personal: “Thou shalt be.” It must be for Christ: “Thou shalt be his witness.”
It must be constant and all absorbing; we are to be this above all other things, and to the exclusion of many other matters. Our witness must not be to a select few who will cheerfully receive us; but to all men” — to all whom we can reach, young or old, rich or poor, good or bad.
We must never be silent like those who are possessed by a dumb spirit; for the text before us is a command, and a promise, and we must not miss it — “Thou shalt be his witness.” “Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord.”
Lord, fulfill this word to me also!
If you are saying Amen to this prayer, arise and make it real. Go fishing. Witness to someone, you can start at your Jerusalem (your family members, domestic workers, car mechanic). And will bless you. Have I mentioned to about the miracle of tithing your time. I have a testimony. I will share it with you when I am enable to do so.
Have a wonderful weekend, see you next week by God’s grace.
Let’s Go Fishing! See you with a net breaking miracle of souls’. Praise God.
Remain blessed in the Lord.