Topic: Arise And Go [Sunday April 22, 2018]
Text: Acts 8:26-40 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.”(Acts 8:26).
We live in an age when many people travel far and near in search of God. They do not know that no one employing human methods, “can by searching find out God”, neither “can you find out the Almighty unto perfection”. Since they cannot do it on their own, the believers should arise and go to show all seekers the way to Jesus Christ.
Philip received the instruction of the Lord to leave the revival and success he was witnessing in Samaria and head to the desert! As he obeyed, he ran into a man of great authority from Ethiopia, who came all the way from Africa on a form of pilgrimage to Jerusalem. As Philip approached the man riding in his chariot, he heard him read from the Book of Isaiah. Prompted by the Spirit of God, Philip ran and go near the chariot, and immediately struck a conversation with the man. “Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.” The man accepted the gospel, believed that Jesus was the Son of God and was baptized, and went home rejoicing. Immediately after, the Spirit of God miraculously transported Philip to another location to continue spreading the gospel.
Preaching the gospel is our occupation. We must rise from our comfort zone and head to where the sinners are. We cannot afford to fail if we hope to pull the souls away from the path of perdition.
Thought For The Day: “Preaching the gospel is the essential prerogative of the redeemed.”
Bible Reading in one Year: Psalms 6; 8-10; 14; 16; 19; 21
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.