Acts Chapter 21

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Acts 21

1 And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara:

2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth.

3 Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden.

4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.

5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.

6 And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again.

7 And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.

8 And the next day we that were of Paul’s company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.

9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

10 And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

11 And when he was come unto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

15 And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem.

16 There went with us also certain of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.

17 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.

18 And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.

19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:

21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them;

24 Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.

25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.

27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him,

28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.

29 (For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)

30 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut.

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.

32 Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul.

33 Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle.

35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.

36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him.

37 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?

38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?

39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.

40 And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,

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50 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 21

  1. 13. Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

    How will we stand among those willing to be bound and die for Jesus if we aren’t even willing to be free and live for Him?

  2. The chapter ends with verse 40 MSG with the caption “Paul Tells His Story”…… “Standing on the barracks steps, Paul turned and held his arms up. A hush fell over the crowd as Paul began to speak. He spoke in Hebrew.” Even though Paul knew the seriousness of the crowd and even the possible danger to his life, he spoke up to tell his story. In verses 12-13 MSG the scriptures say “When we heard that, we and everyone there that day begged Paul not to be stubborn and persist in going to Jerusalem. But Paul wouldn’t budge: “Why all this hysteria? Why do you insist on making a scene and making it even harder for me? You’re looking at this backward. The issue in Jerusalem is not what they do to me, whether arrest or murder, but what the Master Jesus does through my obedience. Can’t you see that?” Do not let anything hinder your obedience to what the Lord has called you to do.

  3. 20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:

    21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

    22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

    The Jews that believe are still zealous of the law, Jesus came not to destroy the law but to fulfill the law. Others said of Paul he was teaching to forsake Moses! We still deal with the shallow mind of people today, I hear everyday how we no longer live under the law and am told how the old testament does not apply to us. Please read all the book and get the full truth, because the truth will make you free. Our goal should be to learn the scriptures and move forward with them. Learn what the law of Moses means to us as Christians and embrace the full truth!

  4. 13 But he said, “Why all this weeping? You are breaking my heart! I am ready not only to be jailed at Jerusalem but even to die for the sake of the Lord Jesus.” (NLT)

    What are you ready and prepared to do for the sake of the Lord Jesus? In last night’s service here at NAYC it was preached, “More Than A Covenant.” It’s time to develop a deeper and closer relationship with Christ that’s beyond so called rules of do’s and don’ts so that we are easy to say we’re ready to do whatever it is the Lord wills.

  5. I wonder how many are truly ready to suffer for Christ sake. Living for Jesus isn’t always going to be easy. There will be tough situations that we must face. The level of our faith and love for Jesus will determine our outcome. Don’t allow things in life to bring you down. Allow the power of God to always lift you up.

  6. 5 When it was time to leave, we left and continued on our way. All of them, including wives and children, accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray.

    The move of God is for everyone at anytime! Wherever God is the Holy Ghost is and a revival can and will break out!! Your not to young or to old, it doesn’t matter what you look like or what you have been through, God loves you and wants you to go to heaven. I pray that a revival outbreak will happen right where you are, it only takes 1 person to call Gods name and a revival can breakout! 🙂

  7. When you don’t pray God’s will be done

    Acts 21:14 (CWSB)
    14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

    We understand that the comma was added by the translators based on their interpretation of the context, and the meaning behind what is being said.

    Here Paul has been told in two separate occasions by the spirit to not go to Jerusalem. Yet Paul goes. Either Paul is deliberately disobeying God, and falling into rebellion or he understands something about God many don’t.

    If we remove the commas the scripture reads like this.

    Acts 21:14 (CWSB)
    14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased saying The will of the Lord be done.

    Is it possible that the Church realizing what the will of God was for Paul said they would stop saying “Thy will be done” because Paul would not accept that course of life.

    I have recently learned that part of our relationship with God is asking for what we want even when we know that God wants something else.

    Abraham our example prayed for Sodom and Gomorrah asking God to spare the city for from 50 to 10 righteous people. The Lord answered his prayer and saved lot and his family. Had he found ten righteous then the city would have been saved.

    God’s will was to destroy the city and Abraham asked God to change his mind, and God was willing to.

    We do want God’s will to be done, but we also need to be willing to ask him for what we want.

    Genesis 18:23-25 (KJV Strong’s)
    23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

  8. And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle. And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people. For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him. (‭Acts‬ ‭21‬:‭34-36‬ KJV)

    When you are called. You get called by the voice of God and you obey and just GO. We do not go knowing what we’re going to face we don’t understand why the people deny us when they do. We don’t onownthe persecution were going to face when we go. When your in ministry be prepared to go through for his name sake.

    COUNT THE COST! I’m ready.

    And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying, (‭Acts‬ ‭21‬:‭40‬ KJV)

    Somebody did just stick a number in the middle of the book of Acts…. You can’t leave a book hanging like this. smh

  9. 11 And when he was come unto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
    12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

    The price of a soul winner….

    I heard a testimony of a young man. His name was Payton. He was a soul winner. Through his young life he felt the call to soul win. He had gone to many conferences and heard about P7 in school bible studies. So he went and was shoot down and told “no”. He kept going and kept witnessing. He started to win his friends. One service he was prophesied over that he would be a great soul winner. Three months later he died in a car wreck. There were over 1200 that came to his viewing and 600 at the funeral. Now there are several P7 bible studies at 10+ schools. And through those has won over 40 people. What is the price of being a great soul winner? For some there life. What are you willing to pay?

  10. 4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.

    Hallelujah!! Finding disciples…finding he people that want to be closer to God. Who can we help disciple? Who can we help get closer to Jesus? Jesus is the answer to any storm that we may be goin thru but my God is BIGGER AND MIGHTIER than any situation u may be going thru. Lift us up Lord es us and help us be that great disciple that you have called us to be in your mighty and powerful name. Open up our hearts and our minds daily Jesus so we can go beyond and see MORE than what the natural can see. On Jesus mighty name Amen 🙂

  11. 22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

    What is to wait ? The people MUST get together for you will see greatness

  12. Acts 21:17
    And when we were come to Jerusalem the brethren received us gladly .

    We must be glad in the lord for he is worthy More Jesus. Amen

  13. 28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.

    This shows the hunger they had for more and more of God. In the sense of how we should be now. No matter what because God can do anything with his spirit.

  14. 13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

    Living for God may not always be the easiest thing to do, we will face tough times, and we will be mocked and criticized, but that is how God gets us to look to him for our strength! And in the end when we finally get to walk the streets of gold with Jesus, none of the pain and hurt we felt here on earth will seem to matter!!

    “The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭28:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  15. 5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed

    We need to pray everyday it’s not just something we can skip, we need the word of God to be in our lives every single day in order to get to heaven!!

  16. 13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
    Anyone who serves God must serve with sincerity and passion because one day we may have our faith challenged and must we willing to lay down our lives for Christ. Most of the disciples were martyrs with us living in the end times we should not be surprised to have to die for our faith.

  17. 13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

  18. 13. Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

  19. 13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

    Some people are just bound by their image, they want to make it seem like they love God and are willing to do what it takes. So, they may tell their friends about God but fail to stand for God is all areas of life. They may be willing to bring people to church or sing in the choir but refuse to look persecution in the face and put their faith in God.
    Yet, Paul said I am not just “bound” to preach the remedy of sin to the sinful nature of man but I am willing to die for what I believe in.

    Phillipians 1:21
    For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

  20. 5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed

    Talking to Jesus isn’t only for at church. You can pray in the car, at home, in a closet or in their case, the shore.

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    Acts 21:25 KJV As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

    Once again we have great scripture references that prove Gentile believers are not commanded to go through the ceremonial procedures of the law. The sad thing is, there are many movements going around to try and prove otherwise. The secret to the madness is, folks think they can get closer to God by trying to impose these ordinances on Gentile believers. The truth is that only relationship with Jesus can bring oneself closer to Jesus.

  22. 13 But he said, “Why all this weeping? You are breaking my heart! I am ready not only to be jailed at Jerusalem but even to die for the sake of the Lord Jesus.” 14 When it was clear that we couldn’t persuade him, we gave up and said, “The Lord’s will be done.”

    “For Just A Moment In Your Presences
    Just An Instant I Ask For
    For A Glimpse Of Your Glory
    Just A Minute I Ask For

    I’d Give It All
    It Wouldn’t Matter
    The Price I’d Have To Pay
    Or The Time I Have To Wait

    I Hunger For You
    For Your Presences
    For Your Fragrance
    For Your Power

    A Hunger That Hurts
    A Hunger That Weakens
    In Desperation
    For You

    I Hunger For You”

  23. 14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

    Many of the times, when we pray we have an outcome of what we expect God to do. Most of time we have an outcome before we come to God. God if you could only do this, God if you could allow this to happen everything would be better. We serve the almighty God, the omnipresent one and omniscient one that sees all and knows all. How then would we trust things to work out the way we would like them to? As Gods children it would be of more benifit for us to do what Paul said, God, let your will be done. You that knows best and loves so, would do what is best for me, let your will be done!

  24. 29 (For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)

    Things are not always as they appear. We would be wise to acknowledge that in both life and social media.

  25. 13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

    Don’t allow people to worry you about situations whether good or bad. Trust in the Lord, have peace of mind, and be bold in the Lord! He is our strength and He is always with us!

  26. It’s crazy that one day people will be saying away with him/her because we stand on the word of God and for teaching and preaching about the Gospel the true gospel about telling our friends about God the end is near and this is when the true Pentecostals and faithful servants will stand out

  27. 13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

    See Paul was a faithful in the lord and willing to die we need to be more like Paul

  28. Above all… The will of the Lord be done.

    14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

    Sometimes this is not the answer we want hear; sometimes it is. However, if we can be sensitive to the Lord we can understand His will and the prayer becomes part of our daily lives. It is when we lose focus on His will this prayer becomes difficult to live with. I have found myself on both sides of this in various times in my life. I can say it is easier to live with His will in mind rather than always playing catch up.

    This is not the only place this principle is applied…
    James 4:13-15 KJV Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

  29. 5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.
    6 And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again.

    No matter your age all have an important role when it comes to praying for the man of God.

  30. MORE REVIVAL NOW

    20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:

    I believe the ISM and MOTION ministries at NAYC will be well able to relate to this verse. Often the adversary uses the tool of isolation and popularity to discourage the people of GOD. Witnessing and experiencing crowds of thousands of believers has the potential to be “Life Changing”.

    I pray the LORD JESUS allows us to see that we are not a small group of people attempting to accomplish an impossible task. But a MIGHTY ARMY of the LORD accomplishing small tasks for the LORD JESUS and HIS Kingdom.

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  31. Acts 21:5
    “And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.”

    I read in a commentary this morning that it was a common (traditional) practice to walk with a traveler to the outskirts of a city, but kneeling down on the shore together for prayer was “uniquely” christian.

    Unique means different from all others, unusual, extraordinary, rare.

    1 Peter 2:9 tells us that we are “a peculiar people.” We, as Apostolic Christians, are Unique. We are different from all others. We are unusual and rare. We are extraordinary.
    Perhaps this is why Paul was able to continue on in his journeys, even though other tried to warn him, because he was a Unique man of God.

    We, as the children of God, are Peculiar and Unique, and it’s time to step out of the ordinary and into the Extraordinary with God!

  32. 5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.

    Prayer about every situation is very important. We have been taught through the Word of the Lord to say “I will do such and such, if the Lord wills” but how many of us seek the Lord about that situation to see if He wills us to do it?

    This great example of them seeking the face of the Lord before boarding that ship let’s us know that seeking the will of the Lord about every aspect of our life should become a life style practice. If God is okay with it then we should not find ourselves in precarious situations that we shouldn’t be in.

  33. 13 But Paul wouldn’t budge: “Why all this hysteria? Why do you insist on making a scene and making it even harder for me? You’re looking at this backwards. The issue in Jerusalem is not what they do to me, whether arrest or murder, but what the Master Jesus does through my obedience. Can’t you see that?”

    14 We saw that we weren’t making even a dent in his resolve, and gave up. “It’s in God’s hands now,” we said. “Master, you handle it.” msg
    Why do have to question God when he does something for us? Why do we question the man of God in our lives when he ask us to do something? I am admitting i have done this and if you were honest with yourself you have done the same thing. How much are we willing to give up to follow Christ and make Heaven our home? Will we still have the faith in God when something happens to one of our family members, i hope and pray we all will. Stand firm on your beliefs don’t let no one take you victory/joy from you.

  34. I thank you Jesus for your Word. Repentance is the only way to go. I’m tired of searching dear Lord. Bring me back to the truth. Which is Your Spirit Dear Jesus.

  35. Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break mine heart?for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the Name of the Lord Jesus.

  36. 11 And when he was come unto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

    12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

    13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
    When following the will of God we face trials. In those times we need to be brave and trust in the one who controls everything. Also it’s important not to let others dissuade us from the ministry of God.

  37. “Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.””(Acts‬ ‭21:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

    I am ready and full of confidence not only to be bound, but also to die like Pual would for the name of the Lord Jesus. Paul’s insistence on going to Jerusalem even in the dangers predicted by the Holy Spirit was not a result of rebellion, but an obedient response to the command of the Holy Spirit in his heart. He was bound in the spirit to go to Jerusalem. He had a fervent need to fulfil the task, the mission Jesus had set before him.

  38. 11 And when he was come unto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

    12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

    13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

    14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

    You might be thinking well wasn’t God warning him of the trouble up ahead? Why did Paul continue and went regardless of what might happen? Ready to die for our Lord Jesus and his gospel. Perhaps that was rather motivating to Paul, he had a vision and was not gonna stop any cause. Paul knew that he had everything whe he had Jesus.. In Paul’s own words, to him to live is Christ and to die is gain.” For a Christian life should be about pressing forward and going for the ultimate goal, our Lord Jesus.

  39. Who says God can’t use women, and that they must remain silent in the church. Another thing, is for our lady’s to keep in mind how preserving yourself can have other positive effects that God can use. Purity, is a wonderful and powerful thing that God used here, to provide prophets…………………………………

    9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

    “WAIT”……………………………………………………………

  40. “And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.” Paul had made up his mind and would not be moved. Many have made up their minds and declared the same in their heart, some to do the will of the Lord (Jesus), and some to do the will of the deceiver (satan). The Creator (Jesus) has allowed all too choose within one’s heart, which path. Dear God, order my steps towards you; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In God we trust”. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  41. “And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed. And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭21:5-6‬ ‭KJV

    What a message on the importance of prayer. They were leaving, everyone seeing them off and they stopped to pray. I wonder how many of us really stop to pray before, during, or after a trip. I thank God for all the times he has kept us safe on our journeys. It is only by His will and his grace that we are able to return home again.

  42. 34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle.

    35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.

    36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him.

    37 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?

    38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?

    39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.

  43. 8. And the next day we that were of Paul’s company departed, and came into Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Phillip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.
    9 And the same man had for daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

    Such as Phillip, many times when God blesses someone with gifts of the Spirit, HE blesses more than that person. The blessing flows down and his/her descendants are blessed as well.

  44. 12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

    The prophesy of bondage in Jerusalem shook the people because they care for Paul in the natural. No one wants to see someone they love hurt, and if it can be prevented stopped. Paul explains to them that these things must happen so he can complete the race set before him.

  45. 13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

    14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

  46. 13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

    14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

  47. 26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.

    In a day where we as a body of Christ try to stay pure, especially us young adults while the world does it’s own thing. As we try to keep on the right path and stay pure before God, people will come against and try to get us to stray from that path, but don’t let people stray you away from God

  48. Act 21:13 — Act 21:14
    Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
    And since he would not be persuaded, we ceased and said, “Let the will of the Lord be done.”

    What great example Paul gives us and challenges us to be ready, follow His Word, and do His Will. Even if death comes to us it’s all for His Glory

  49. “When we heard this, we and the local believers all begged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. But he said, “Why all this weeping? You are breaking my heart! I am ready not only to be jailed at Jerusalem but even to die for the sake of the Lord Jesus.” When it was clear that we couldn’t persuade him, we gave up and said, “The Lord’s will be done.””
    Acts of the Apostles 21:12-14 NLT

    We demonstrate great Faith in God when we are fully persuaded and determined.

  50. 13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

    14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

    Paul, being warned of God of things to come, was not persuaded to veer off his course. Instead he was warned of what he would find waiting on him, and stayed determined to do the will of the Lord for him.

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