Acts Chapter 27

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Acts 27

1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band.

2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

4 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.

6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone;

8 And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.

9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,

10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.

11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west.

13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

16 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.

18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.

23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.

27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;

28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,

31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.

40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.

41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

42 And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:

44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

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44 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 27

  1. Verses 16-17 MSG “We came under the lee of the small island named Clauda, and managed to get a lifeboat ready and reef the sails. But rocky shoals prevented us from getting close. We only managed to avoid them by throwing out drift anchors.” These verses made me think about rocky situations that come into our lives that try and keep us from getting closer to God. We cannot jump ship like some of these men were planning to do in later verses; we have to anchor ourselves in the Word of the Lord and trust in Him.

  2. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. (‭Acts‬ ‭27‬:‭23-25‬ KJV)

  3. 30. And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,

    31. Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

    We can’t allow fear to dictate our actions; we must learn to trust in what God has promised and wait on His timing.

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    Acts 27:29 NLT “At this rate they were afraid we would soon be driven against the rocks along the shore, so they threw out four anchors from the back of the ship and prayed for daylight.”

    The unbelievers prayed for daylight. Paul had warned them all that it wouldn’t be good to leave harbor and and they decided to do it anyway and now when they get into trouble they are praying for daylight. I’m not sure daylight came any sooner because of their prayer, but I am sure that Paul made an impact in their lives.

  5. Praise God!!!!! We are eating good today. This chapter is so full of good food it is hard to break it down. From the start, it is obvious that God is all about building relationships even with those that seems to be our enemy. Here is the centurion in charge of Paul, Paul most of been building a relationship with him for that centurion to feel like he can trust his prisoner, for he allows him to have a level of freedom. 3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

    Next, heed the warning of your elders…. Yes, I know sometimes as young people you might feel indestructible, but the truth is that emotions are temporary and our elders have lived through a lot more than we have and survive to speak about it. My parents always said that we do not learn by someone else’s head/experiences; but I disagree, listening to those that have lead me in the past stopped me from making too many mistakes, also avoiding to do what I saw did not work in the first place also helped. Be observant, listen to the elders stories they always have a word of wisdom even if you don’t see it right away, that is why elders find themselves repeating stories, not because they forgot they already had shared it but because we have not paid attention to the lesson that is in it. Revelation of God comes in layers. HEAR WITH ATTENTION, HEED THE WARNINGS, LISTEN ATTENTIVELY UNTIL YOU GET IT. DO NOT RUSH INTO ANY DECISION OR YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF CAP-SIDE AT SEA.

    When times get hard, fast and pray; but when fast is over eat, and share your meal with those around you for it will bring not only strength to what is to come, but joy and love to your spirits.

    At the end the building of relationships again comes clear as the Centurion does not want Paul to die, so he steps in to help and advice for the prisoners not to be killed. Although, the most important thing is at the end, we as matured Christians have learned to swim in rough waters; but how about our babes in Christ, what about them? It is clear that they are going to need something to hold on to, a word of encouragement might be the board they will float on, be ready to give them a word from God, always have a scripture to support it, and prayer is the most important thing you can give them, pray for them daily, if you have their names great, if not please do not use it as an excuse, do a general prayer for all babes in Christ, that God will send them a friend to build a relationship with that can serve as a mentor, a guide, into this new experience. All organizations have them, AA, the military have sponsors that receive you into a new unit, show you around, and help your family if you have any get acclimated to their new life. Why not the church, babes that have someone take them under their wings, be a true friend and sister or brother, are more able to succeed when the battles come. So be a board to them to float on until they learn how to swim in rough waters. 42 And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.
    43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:
    44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

    I am grateful for a great Church Family that has been there to give me words of wisdom when I needed it most: Pastor and Sister Watts, Bro & Sis Boyd, My sweet loving friends Bro & Sis Linton, and my God given parents that love me without boundaries, Papa and Mama Almanderez, Mom & Papa Tallant, and Ma & Pa Taylor. Nothing is better but to listen to their stories, to baste in their wisdom, and eat those delicious goodies. They love, prayer, and kindness goes without measures. So, to you, the babe in Christ build relationships, be part of this family that will give you all the love you might be missing out, hold to their wisdom, and let them guide you into a deeper relationship with the one that matters the most THE LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. In Jesus Name I pray AMEN.

    • Scripture to heed the warning of your elders. 9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,

      10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.

      11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

      The scripture to eat together. 35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

      36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

      37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

      38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

      I’m sorry I thought I had put the scriptures, but after reading it I guess I got so excited I forgot. Never the less here they are. May the Love of Christ continue in your heart and grow strong for those who are around you. Let your light shine so others can crave it. In Jesus Name AMEN.

  6. 20. The missionAry party as well as the sailors and other travelers had given up hope of survival. Faith gives us courage

  7. 3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

    Gave him liberty to go into his friends to refresh himself.

    Friends are needful. Because no one is an island unto themselves. We need our Bro. And Sis. In Christ .

  8. 25 So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said. (NLT)

    It will always be just as God said so don’t waste your time trying to be your own author. Trust and allow God to be the author of your life.

  9. 20) The terrible storm raged for many days, blotting out the sun and the stars, until at last all hope was gone. NLT

    What do you do when all hope is gone?

    You have to determine where you applied your hope. Was it in God? Or the boat? When we place hope in the wrong thing we will lose all hope.

    Job 17:11 My days are over. My hopes have disappeared. My heart’s desires are broken.

    Yet when we place our hope as a strong and confident expectation, we will find everything we lost!

    Psalm 33:20 We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield.
    Psalm 119:114 You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope

  10. SAVE YOURSELF

    43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:
    44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

    As believers we occasionally find ourselves in a turbulent situation as the result of someone elses choices. We learn from this passage that there are troublesome times that happen to good people.

    The instructions of the apostle were clear.

    1. If you get out of the boat now, you will die. (Stay in the CHURCH)
    2. If you have strength and endurance you can swim. (Discipline yourself)
    3. Cling to some part of the boat for salvation. (Hold ON to your commitment)
    4. There is safety in obeying the man of GOD.

    Whatever the condition of your life today, SAVE YOURSELF. Cling to your HOPE in JESUS and HE will bring you through the storm.

    Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

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  11. 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
    Paul told the men that in order to be saved you could not overboard but would have to stay with the ship. Sometimes the ship of life will toss you to and fro and you may want to abandon ship and stop serving God. But you must stay on the ship and continue serving God! You cannot be saved and delivered unless you stay on the ship of Zion!

  12. 19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.
    20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
    21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

    Tackle- this is the ropes and pulleys that allow ship mates to deal with the sails and rigging of the ship.

    They threw away the very things that allowed them to control the ship. This is what happens when we don’t follow the man of God. We get into trouble and then we throw out the very things that keep us up and in the fight. Don’t throw out the tackle in your life.

  13. 10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.

    11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west.

    Paul had given them direction to winter in the haven of Crete, but they would not listen to his voice. Therefore they were put in a situation of face a treacherous storm. Again an angel gave Paul direction and they this time they obeyed. Some made it to land by swimming, some on pieces of wood and pieces of the boat, but they all made it alive.

    Life is like this – God gives us guidelines and principles and sometimes speaks to us directly with answers to situations and yet we often times do our own things, and then must suffer the consequences of the choices we made. God in his loving kindness will be there waiting for us after we have gone about it our way, but sometime the outcome is not like it could have been, had we just been obedient the first time. Lord, teach us to listen the first time and save us all some trouble.

  14. “And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.”

    There is a price to pay for poor decisions. Good intentions are not enough. There is an old saying the highway to hell is paved with good intentions. Paul warned these men there would be issues. They ignored his warning. I can imagine most prisoners might try the same tactic to disuade their captors. However, these men knew Paul was not the normal prisoner by granting him privledges throught their journey.

    We cannot forget the price of poor decisions.
    “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭6:23‬

  15. 20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

    In where or who do you put your hope and trust in? If we are putting our trust in material items or in the wrong people instead of God, we will be lost in our storm and lead away from God. But if we put our hope in God he will lead us away from the storm before we even get there.

  16. 40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.

    41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

    42 And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

    43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:

    Good will provide a way out when our enemies plot against us

  17. Acts 27:33 just before dawn Paul urged them all to eat. For the last fourteen days he said you have been in constant suspense and have gone without food you haven’t eaten anything. Now I urge you to take some food. You need it to survive. Not one of you will lose a single hair from his head. After he said this he took some bread and gave thanks to God in front of them all. Then he broke it and began to eat. They were all encouraged and ate some food themselves.

  18. Acts 27:31
    “Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.”

    This chapter reminds us how important is to hear what Pastor is saying and obey his warnings. It is important for us to stay in church because if we don’t, we cannot be saved. But if we do, no matter “the storms in life” we face, God will be with us. and he will save us.

    Jeremiah 3:15 says, “I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
    Thank you Pastor for feeding us with knowledge and understanding of God’s Word, so that we can be saved.

  19. 3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

    Even when we are imprisoned, when we are faithful, Jesus will our friends to refresh us in Him. We might never know the times that our friends, or even people who never met us, cried out in prayer for us at night. We might never see the full impact of what our encouraging words had on someone else’s life.

  20. 35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

    Sometiimes when we are in the middle of the storm, and we haven’t seen the deliverance, even if we know it’s coming, sometimes we forget to thank him for it. We should be thanking him everyday for what he has given us no matter what our circumstances are right now, no matter how bad it may be. But when he gives us the sign of deliverance, that’s when we need to thank him all the more. Because our god is an awesome god.

  21. Acts 27:9-10 (Modern English Version)
    9 As much time had been lost and as the voyage was now dangerous, because the Day of Atonement was already over, Paul advised them, 10 saying, “Men, I perceive that this voyage will be with injury and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also of our lives.”

    Acts 27:15 (Modern English Version)
    15 When the ship was overpowered and could not head into the wind, we let her drift.

    As Christians we make public declarations of faith. We say that God is our provider, he is our protector, and our fortress. We tell others not to worry that everything is in his hands. These are all true statements that are backed by the word of God.

    However they are not truly understood and even believed by us until put to the test. Just like the Lord looked at Abraham with Isaac and said “Now I know” we too will face trials that will prove our legitimacy.

    It’s not until we are tested that we can have a testimony!

  22. 35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat We should always give thanks to the Lord !!!

  23. Act 27:22 — Act 27:25
    Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
    For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship,
    and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’
    So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told

    When you have faith and confidence in God there is no storm, trail, or situation that God can not handle. We have the confidence and trust, that We can speak boldly to our problems.

  24. You know it’s not only good wisdom to obey the Man of God, but admist the storm Paul broke bread with the men and had communion, and gave God thanks. Paul was very confident and believed what God told him through his Angel. It’s good to have your Daddy’s Armed Angel by your side. Our God reigns….

    “Stay Strong”……………….

  25. 30. And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,
    31. Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

    Don’t be over taken by fear, but have faith.

  26. It pays to listen…

    How many times done find ourselves in the position of these sailors? The man of God warns is but we do it anyway. When we are in the middle of the mess that we have created he seems to be silent. But as did Paul when the time was right he stepped in to give an encouraging word and got is back on the right track. Thank God for a Pastor

  27. 21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

    22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.

    It is well blessed to listen and obey the voice of the man of God. It can save a lot of heart ache and pain.

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    21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

    22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.

    This the second times Paul pleaded with his captures. Listen to the man of God, many times his advise is lightly taken. We think he doesn’t give things any thought but what does he need to think about most of the time? He walks in the Spirit and is released by it to speak words into our lives.

    Paul said you should have listen. How many of those have we had, if I had only listened to my man of God? Cut me man of God, like a speaker from NAYC said, “Submission starts, when agreement ends”.

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    23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

    The angel of God is always by my side! No matter what happens the angel of God wil never leaves us. I believe that when you pray for someone Jesus will protect them and guide them in the midst of their tribulation. Prayer works and will always word because my God is not dead he is alive!! Thank you Jesus for never leaving my side!!! I know I am your child and you shall never forsake me 🙂 Glory!!!

    The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Psalms 34:7

  29. Even broken pieces will save

    44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

    Sometimes we do not know the end but we must have faith and trust God.

    Deuteronomy 31:6
    Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will not leave you or forsake you.”

  30. “We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭27:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    Even though this was a physical storm, people seem to act the same way in spiritual storms. They throw things about themselves overboard hoping it will help the situation but in all reality it’s only hurting you more. In the midst of the storm trust in the word of God and the man of God placed in your life.

  31. 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

    We must stay on the ship of the Lord if we expect to make it. We cannot divert from God’s plan.

  32. “And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.” Paul (the man of God) had forewarned them what could happen if they did not listen (“And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives”). The wind that blew softly was like that of a whisper as it tempted them, however as we read on the wind did not remain soft (“But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon”). One that will listen to a whisperer over the real man of God (Jesus) is truly unwise. Dear God, bind the deceptive tempter, in Jesus name; “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!

  33. What stood out in this chapter to me is basically the walk with God…..the men on the ship didn’t want to obey the man of God so what happened they all went through a rough storm. If we just listen and obey God and the man of God then things would be easier then if we were on our own.

  34. 9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,

    10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.

    Paul knew God had their back. If they would listen to Paul all would of been ok. The hand of protection was upon them even though no one listed to Paul.

  35. 31″Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved.” (Acts 27:31KJV)

    Fear to me is an unpleasant emotion caused by our beliefs for example what we allow to enter through our minds and to be come thoughts in our mind that make us start thinking that there someone or something that is dangerous likely to cause pain or a threat to us out in this world that is better then us it is natural for people to act out of panic .Fear can urge compromise and disobedience. We have the same opportunity to cut or tear down in our lives for example lifeboat we have held onto in the natural. We need to let go whatever is in our minds that is control us out in this world and we should give God room to operate in our lives in the supernatural. Let go and let God. In Jesus name amen !!!

  36. “Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them, And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives. Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭27:9-11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Who do you believe?
    The men in he boat did not believe the man of God, but rather the people who ran and owned the boat instead of Paul. The man of God knows things when others do not. It is wise to listen to those who have a relationship with God rather than listen to worldly wisdom.

  37. 18We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard. 19On the third day, they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands

    When you are in the storm sometimes you have to let things go to survive. Sometimes God is trying to put us in a situation to reveal to us that the stuff we’ve been holding onto, that we thought we needed we really don’t. That he can supply our every need. Holding on to baggage weighs us down in the midst of the storm but if we surrender all to God and trust that He will bring us through it we will have conquered the storm by the hands of a mighty God!

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