Acts Chapter 24

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Acts 24

1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,

3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.

5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.

7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,

8 Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.

9 And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.

10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:

11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.

12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:

13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.

17 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.

19 Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.

20 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

21 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.

22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.

23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

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31 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 24

  1. Acts 24:25 Men often put off receiving Christ as Savior, waiting for a convenient season. Rarely does that time come. There is no record that Felix ever found the right moment. God says, “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor.6:2).

  2. 12. And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:

    13. Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

    18. Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.

    19. Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.

    People are going to accuse us of things with no basis or truth, but all we can do is as Paul did – stay calm, state the truth, and keep spreading the Word of God.

  3. 10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:

    Attitude is everything – after all Paul had been through, and was currently going through he could have been very defensive in his responses to Felix during this time. However, he did not speak until Felix beckoned unto him, and when he did speak it was matter of fact, but not in a defensive mode.

    We must be careful in the tone /attitude in which we respond to circumstances and situations.

    Proverbs 12:18 “There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.”

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    10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:

    Paul was a very knowledgable about his surroundings. He was always ready to give an answer or an rebuttal. Thank-You Jesus for changing Paul and filling him with the Holy Ghost. He should give us all hope that the grace of God will give us fogiveness.

  5. Acts 24:5
    For we have found this man a plague, one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world and is a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.

    When we preach the gospel to this world, the enemy will begin to notice and try to take action against us, but with God’s help we will overcome. We will start to be thorne in the enemies side and it’s all for His Glory.

  6. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    People feel uncomfortable when you speak the truth. Keep speaking the truth!

  7. MORE TRIALS

    24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
    25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
    26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
    27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

    It is apparent that Paul could have been bailed out of jail at this time. However, he chose to share his FAITH in Christ JESUS which lead him to MORE TRIALS. It is possible to too often we “bail out” or “get bailed out” of our trials before the LORD has opportunity to complete HIS work in us.

    The “bailout” refusal cost Paul 2 years of alone time with GOD. Many scholars believe this to be the season the apostle penned many of the epistles to the churches.

    MORE TRIALS does not equate to more failure, but MORE OPPORTUNITY. We are wise to look deeper into our trials and find the LORD in the FIRE of our test.

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  8. 21except for the one time I shouted out, ‘I am on trial before you today because I believe in the resurrection of the dead!’”

    On judgement day, so many will be shouting a similar statement. I can imagine what the unrighteous will be shouting. Saying ” but, if only, and, didn’t have time, I don’t know”. The righteous we faith God will welcome us into his kingdom with open arms, saying “well done thy faithful servant”

  9. 26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

    27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

    Sometimes we feel like we are in a season where it feels like our deliverance should be coming soon, but it doesn’t, you end up having to wait even longer. But don’t lose faith for God’s timing is perfect and God will bring you out of the situation you are in, it may be when you least expect it but it will be right on time.

  10. 24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

    25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    No doubt Felix understood the Jewish faith being married to Drusilla and no doubt Felix felt the presence of God and feared when Paul expounded the gospel more perfectly. Sad to see that Felix never acted upon the knowledge he was given-even the apostolic doctrine that Paul taught everywhere to every man. A convenient season never occurred as far as scripture records for this mans salvation.

  11. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

    15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust

    “they threw me in prison!”
    “I’m innocent”
    “They should be locked up!”
    “It’s there fault not mine!”
    “God will judge you for your wicked deed!”
    “You will burn in hell for this!”

    Notice these words are not the response of Paul to imprisonment, false accusation, and trial. He did not stand and accuse, place blame, or defend himself against them. He spoke the word of God and chose to let the Lord do the defending.

    We live in a time the bible speaks of where men will be brought to trial for their faith.

    Matthew 10:18-20 (KJV Strong’s)
    18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

    The Lord will give us the words to speak in love. Being imprisoned, or brought to trial is not don’t because we have been wronged and someone must pay for this. It is done to give God the glory and draw others to him.

    This is what being a witness is all about.

  12. 21 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.

    It is the resurrection of Christ that we have hope. Everything we believe stems from it. If Christ never rose from the dead nothing would matter. It wouldn’t matter how we live or what choices we make because if Chirst didn’t rise from the dead and ascend into heaven then we have no hope but death. Our beliefs are built upon this. When someone comes against our beliefs they are directly calling into question the resurrection of Christ.

  13. 24 Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”

    Just because you may be in a trouble time doesn’t mean you stop talking about Jesus! Paul never stopped talking about God through his hard times. Some people may not want to hear about God or they feel uncomfortable but those are the people that need to here about God the most! Don’t stop talking about Jesus keep moving to spread his word! 🙂

  14. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    Felix knew this was the right way but it wasnt Felixs timing. Sometimes Jesus gives you and answer and shows you what needs to happen and we say within our heats or openly “im not ready to give of myself yet.”

    The is nowhere recorded that Felix ever had a convienant season. When God moves we need to respond ” yes,Lord”
    That way we dont miss out and get distracted . Keep focused Jesus has blessing for you .

  15. There is a battle between Gods spirit and the body. It’s a hard battle to fight if you feed both camps, but if you starve one camp and feed the other one we become the victor but which camp will you feed?

    I understand that is doesn’t really pertain to this chapter, but it’s what I thought of in my mind after reading.

  16. 24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

    25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

    Felix hoping that Paul would give him money, yet thought about the message Paul was preaching. The message is still the same, Jesus Christ with deliverance in his name.

  17. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

    Many denominations claim we are heretics. Nonetheless, we worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob just like the apostles do.

  18. 5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:
    6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.

    I count it all joy. Thank you Jesus for the truth. We are beginning to see what it will be like for the Christians very soon. To be thrown in jail because of what we say.

  19. 10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:
    Attitude determined altitude!

  20. Verses 14-16 NLT ” “But I admit that I follow the Way, which they call a cult. I worship the God of our ancestors, and I firmly believe the Jewish law and everything written in the prophets. I have the same hope in God that these men have, that he will raise both the righteous and the unrighteous. Because of this, I always try to maintain a clear conscience before God and all people.

    Same verses AMP “But this I confess to you, however, that in accordance with the Way [of the Lord], which they call a [heretical, division-producing] sect, I worship (serve) the God of our fathers, still persuaded of the truth of and believing in and placing full confidence in everything laid down in the Law [of Moses] or written in the prophets; Having [the same] hope in God which these themselves hold and look for, that there is to be a resurrection both of the righteous and the unrighteous (the just and the unjust). Therefore I always exercise and discipline myself [mortifying my body, deadening my carnal affections, bodily appetites, and worldly desires, endeavoring in all respects] to have a clear (unshaken, blameless) conscience, void of offense toward God and toward men.

  21. “He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.” Paul was steadfast in Jesus (God), which he did not bend or bow. The deceiver (satan) has and will always present opportunities to bend or bow, which the world today is proof thereof. Dear God, keep and change me, so that I may not bend or bow except to you; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In God we trust”. “One nation under God”. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  22. 24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

    25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    The word of God will always bring a reaction in people. Whether they get mad it are convicted and repent depends on the person. We must not cease to boldly proclaim this message speaking about Jesus-speaking about the word. It is alive and has power to change lives.

  23. I definitely agree with more trials more opportunity, experience is what molds and makes up, God is always there to get us thru

  24. Governor Felixs’ wife was a Jewess, meaning that he was knowledgable of the Jewish law and practices. His wife named Drusilla means “fruitful” seemingly a devout Jew came with him to hear Paul speak . As Paul reasoned Felix trembled, he couldn’t handle the “righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come” (vs25). The revelation of the things to come shook Felix to his core, he could have acted out in anger or repentance at this news. However, like many he chose to ignore it, sweep it under the rug. He told Paul that he would call for him again at a more convenient time. Felix wanted to get rid of him, pay him off and wipe his hands clean of him. In much the same way, Pilates wife warned him about Jesus, and he washed his hands of his judgment too.

  25. 13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. (KJV 24:13)

    Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me, even though it hasn’t been more then twelve days and Paul’s many witnesses could be easily found,for Paul’s accusers had not given no witnesses

  26. to prove that Paul was in fact in the temple disputing or inciting the crowd,for there was simply no proof of their accusations!!!! In Jesus Name Amen!!!

  27. 24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

    25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    As Paul continues in Jail God strenghtens him, Paul will stop at nothing to reach the lost. He risked his life, so that he could reach lost souls and bring them to God.

  28. “For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭24:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Pestilent fellow
    A man who is destructive to life; deadly. In this case it is really rather the opposite. He is preaching Jesus, who brings life. He is not taking life from others. We need to be so bold as Paul to be called a ringleader for Jesus.

  29. A pestilent fellow !!!! 5. For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Naz’-a-renes: 6. Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law. John 18 : 31 Victory !!!!! Jesus my redeemer !!!!

  30. 27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
    Paul is in the prison just Joseph had to go through his.

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