Acts Chapter 25 – 25/40

Day 25: Acts Ch.25.Have you ever been frustrated by your circumstances and wondered how God could use your situation to advance His Kingdom? Perhaps Paul feels this way as the events of Chapter 25 unfold.

Pray for God’s strength to remain faithful, even when faced with failure or frustration. 

 

JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

 

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Acts 25

Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him,

And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.

Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.

And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.

And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.

But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?

10 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.

11 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.

12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go.

13 And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.

14 And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul’s cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:

15 About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.

16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

17 Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth.

18 Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:

19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

20 And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters.

21 But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar.

22 Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

23 And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus’ commandment Paul was brought forth.

24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.

25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

26 Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.

27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.

58 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 25 – 25/40

  1. Acts 25

    10-11 Paul answered, “I’m standing at this moment before Caesar’s bar of justice, where I have a perfect right to stand. And I’m going to keep standing here. I’ve done nothing wrong to the Jews, and you know it as well as I do. If I’ve committed a crime and deserve death, name the day. I can face it. But if there’s nothing to their accusations—and you know there isn’t—nobody can force me to go along with their nonsense. We’ve fooled around here long enough. I appeal to Caesar.”

    I can feel Paul’s frustration. He had things to do for the Kingdom and now he is halted by being on trial for false accusations. Distractions , repetitive excuses , frustrating circumstances of life causes the believer and the non believing to remove their focus we the church must stay focused on the Kingdom even in the midst of chaos . Keeping close to the altar and not allowing anything to make us lose that focus of seeking first the Kingdom. Paul’s words we’ve fooled around here long enough. Why waist precious time it’s time to make a choice either serve in the Kingdom and quit making false accusations against God’s servants time is too short
    In Jesus name.

  2. “But in my opinion he has done nothing deserving death. However, since he appealed his case to the emperor, I have decided to send him to Rome. “But what shall I write the emperor? For there is no clear charge against him. So I have brought him before all of you, and especially you, King Agrippa, so that after we examine him, I might have something to write. For it makes no sense to send a prisoner to the emperor without specifying the charges against him!””
    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭25:25-27‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    That’s sad when you’re stuck in a situation by your accusers and there is not just reason behind it other than blind hate. Stay strong like Paul did through the situation and don’t let it break you down. God’s got you

  3. 10 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.
    When we encounter unfair events in our lives, we can be assured that it is an opportunity to fulfill the Lord’s will in a different direction.

  4. Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed: But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive. And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters. But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar. Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.
    Acts 25:18‭-‬22 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/act.25.18-22.KJV
    The Jews were conniving, cunning, and deceitful, if they kill Paul, God will bring someone else, Paul is doing the work God sent him to do, if were doing what God wants, If were preaching truth, we are going to suffer something, because nobody likes to hear the truth, but if the gospel we are giving is watered down, of course we wont face opposition, the word is supposed to cut us, when I was first told about Jesus, I felt like the man knew all that I done, and all I could do was cry, I never wanted something so bad, but I didnt experience the fullness of God until later. God is Good! All the Time. I dont deserve him, but he sees something in me, just like Paul, he didnt deserve Jesus, but God, changed his whole life! I love you Jesus, you have been so so good to me!
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  5. If we live blameless before God and man we have nothing to fear. God has all things in his hands and under control.

  6. Festus said, “King Agrippa and distinguished guests, take a good look at this man. A bunch of Jews petitioned me first in Jerusalem, and later here, to do away with him. They have been most vehement in demanding his execution. I looked into it and decided that he had committed no crime. He requested a trial before Caesar and I agreed to send him to Rome. But what am I going to write to my master, Caesar? All the charges made by the Jews were fabrications, and I’ve uncovered nothing else. “That’s why I’ve brought him before this company, and especially you, King Agrippa: so we can come up with something in the nature of a charge that will hold water. For it seems to me silly to send a prisoner all that way for a trial and not be able to document what he did wrong.”
    Acts 25:24‭-‬26 MSG
    https://bible.com/bible/97/act.25.24-26.MSG

    Even facing judgement; Paul stood his ground. Those that sought his life had no concrete evidence that Paul did anything to deserve death. This is happening today. Those that would stand for the word of God are being brought into judgement with nothing to cause death or imprisonment, but yet they are being held captive and some put to death.

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    The world is the issue; they would rather live in sin before hearing the truth of God. Multitudes of people are gathering in different houses that they call God’s house; plotting against the true nature of His Kingdom. I call it fluff religion. All people want to hear is the good that has been done. Guess what; there is more than just fluff to understand. I know to learn of the whole truth; I have to study every aspect. I can’t just say oh; I’m going to take this and that: bring it together and call it good. I have to know the whole picture. Cause guess what a picture is worth a thousand words. That is what God wants us to do: get the full picture of the Kingdom. Thank you Jesus for filling me with the whole truth even in these times of false accusers.

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  7. 26 Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.

    27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.

    Paul is stock with accusations, but he stands firm in his believes!!!! What will you do, if you stood accused without reason?

  8. 19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

    20 And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters.
    21 But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar.
    22 Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

    I can only imagine the conviction and fervor that Paul preached with that would grab other people’s attention to want to hear him teach. Spoke with such clarity that other people became curious and wanted to hear his side. Paul had made such a drastic change in his life when he transitioned Christ that it became a glorious testimony to other people. What we can learn from all of that Paul preached is that everywhere he went he told his story and spoke with such conviction other people were drawn to his testimony, and we would be wise to follow suit. It doesn’t even matter what our testimony is whether we were delivered from drugs and alcohol or have been kept away from all of that, what matters is the fervency and the testimony that we tell

  9. 25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.
    26 Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.
    27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.

    What a shame that Paul is jailed and on trial but they can’t find a reason or a crime he has committed, except that he believes on Jesus and believes his word is truth. Truth angers this world and they do not want to be told they need Jesus. But there will be some who will hear and understand and come to God, so we must continue to teach, preach and witness when the door opens.

  10. 6 And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.

    7 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.
    24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.

    25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

    26 Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.

    27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.

  11. 24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.

    25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

    26 Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.

    27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.

    Isn’t amazing that even when many accused Paul of crimes they thought were deem able unto death, but all that the Jews were getting in high places to try him of the false accusations. Little did they know paul served an even higher judge.

    We are living in a society where accusations are enough to bring against the ministry and the church for many non believers to stand against the word. To many politically correct people have bought into the lies and accusations because they can not stand the truth or they just don’t want to hear it. But the church, whether standing accused or not, must continue to preach the truth of God’s word and being a witness unto him until the end of days. We are going to be judged and we cannot stand ashamed of the Gospel. We have to still try and save as many as we can and when it comes our time to either die or be raptured unto judgement, we will having nothing to be sorry for.

    Remember church it’s the truth that shall set us free rather than believing a lie and being damned.

    I live the kingdom!

  12. Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.

    6 And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.

    7 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

  13. FIRST THE KINGDOM
    JESUS IS ALIVE

    19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

    Arrested and imprisoned for declaring that JESUS is ALIVE.

    Is there not a cause?

    The apostle Paul, much like John the Baptist had every carnal, logical, and human right to question the deity and sovereignty of GOD. Paul was imprisoned, held as a criminal, threatened by death; all for the cause and purpose of The KING JESUS and HIS Kingdom.

    Yet in the face of every accusation and before all accusers, Paul declares the LIFE of JESUS and HIS Kingdom on Earth as his own purpose for living. What a beautiful opportunity for eternity.

    To be accused of declaring our Lord JESUS is Alive. I believe we will yet face similar opportunities to not only share our FAITH, but to also declare it to be so.

    Superstitions, and carnal accusations should never affect our TESTIMONY of the LIFE of JESUS.

    Lets GO today, declare that JESUS is ALIVE and WELL and WORKING in the earth for all who will call on HIM.

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  14. When your life is in the hands of hateful people, turn it around and give it to God, put your life in God’s hands, he will open the doors to the jail, and we shall be freed.

  15. For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
    Acts 25:11 KJV

    Paul suffered a great many things for the Gospel’s sake, yet he says,”But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself…,” (Acts 20:24 KJV). He wasn’t afraid to die. His only fear seems to be of failing Christ (“But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway,” [1 Cor. 9:27]).

    He knew that the word spoken to him was true and that he would testify in Rome. He knew that God has His way in the whirlwind and that all these troubles and the persecution that befell him was just a means of setting him before rulers and kings so that he could testify. Subsequently, he felt no need to vehemently defend himself or to even attempt to acquire release. Rather, he appealed unto Caesar, guaranteeing himself more imprisonment, trials, and cruel treatment.

    Paul’s attitude proved he lived and believed the words he had penned:
    “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
    Romans 8:28 KJV

  16. 10 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.

    We will be judged for what we know. On the great judgement day, we will be judged by the word of God. Do we know it, to be found able to go into heaven? I pray that as we continue in 40 days that we qill gain a passion to know the Word of God.

    Seek ye first the Kingdom of God

  17. Acts 25:25 (NLT), “But in my opinion he has done nothing deserving death. However, since he appealed his case to the emperor, I have decided to send him to Rome.”

    “I have decided to send him to Rome”
    Didn’t we just read a couple of chapters back, when the Lord stood by Paul and said, “Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.”
    God’s Plan for Paul was for Paul to be a witness for HIM in Rome. Sounds like God’s Plan for Paul was at work.
    Paul had to go through some things to get to Rome, but we must remember Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

    God has a Plan for each and everyone of us, and we are going to go through some things in order for His Plan to be accomplished in our lives. We must remember: “… all things work together for good…” and that God’s got everything under control!

  18. I Love To Worship The Lord

    Acts 25:1 (Festus)
    Festus was an honest ruler who died in A.D. 62 during his term in office.

    Acts 25:3 (Hostility)
    The intense hostility of the ruling Jews is shown in that they made accusing Paul one of their first orders of business with the new governor. They were even willing to risk alienating him, which assassination of a Roman citizen in the governor’s custody would surely have done!

  19. 11 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.

    Paul had a willing spirit; he knew the law, but even more he knew what he believed and who his true king was, Jesus! He was willing to submit to authority and serve any sentence he may be worthy of but he knew where the God was sending him. When God gives you direction, follow it and stick to it. Submit and respect to authority, but never move from the will of God. It’s the safest place to be; there’s no place I’d rather be!

  20. This chapter reminded me of a pivotal sermon Bro. Godwin preached many years ago before the formation of POFW – What Does The Congregation Say? Festus could find nothing wrong with Paul, but it was the people that was pressing for him to be punished, so Festus took him to King Aggripa for him to decide what Paul’s outcome would be.

    We must decide early in our walk with God are we going to obey God or man. Bro. Stoneking many years ago made a statement, that our Pastor uses often “It doesn’t matter who you please, as long as you please the Lord.

    If we listen to those around us, they may be carnally minded, they may not understand why we do what we do, why we worship like we do, why we live separated unto God like we do, but we don’t have to please them. Our Creator and Savior is the one who we need to worry about pleasing because on judgement day, those people are not going to stand before God for me, I will be standing alone.

    Only one life, so soon it will pass
    Only what’s done for Christ for last
    Only one chance to do His will
    So live for Jesus all your days, it’s the only life that pays
    When you recall, you have but one life.

  21. Acts, chapter 25, All these commotion was done so Paul can go to Rome to preach Jesus Resurrection , the Jewish they were acting very foolish they totally forgot to read the prophets, making a accusation with out proves, foolish to the word of God, PROVERBS 18 VERSE 2 A FOOL hath no delight in understanding, bat that his heart may discover it self, Chapter 1 verse 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instructions, NOW Paul he is not afraid of that Jewish people he is full of the Holy Fire God is in him,,a Acts 25 verse 8 While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jewish, neither against the temple, nor yet against Cesar have I offended any thing at all, I love these verse 11 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death I refuse not to die but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them I appeal unto Cesar, NOW because the ruler Cesar he can not find nothing against Paul because he do not follow the religious Jewish, verse 16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romes to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have thew accusers face to face, and have license to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him, The Jewish Totally forgot that God he told Joshua Chapter 20 verse 2 Speak to the children of Israel saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuse, whereof I Spake unto you by the hand of Moises, these cities was commanded By Jesus for this kind of problems God he knew the will be accused innocent people, verses 19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be LIVE, 26 Of whom I have not certain thing to write unto my lord wherefore I have brought him forth before you and specially before thee O king Agrippa that after examination had I might have somewhat to write, Even these king can not find anything or any crime against Paul, 27 For it seemeth to me UNREASONABLE, To send a prisoner and not withal to signify the crime laid against him,

  22. 18 Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:

    19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

    Why would a man endure so much pain and suffering? Why would he continue to preach after so many accusations and imprisonments?

    It comes down to one simple thing; he had encountered the mercy of the one true LIVING God, and he couldn’t keep it to Himself.

    Many know that Jesus is alive but live as if He was dead by not living a life pleasing to Him.

    But Paul knew, he knew that salvation was more than just believing that Jesus is alive, it is living the life that He has commanded and sharing the gospel with others.

  23. 7 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

    You will face opposition when you’re living in God’s purpose. The enemy hates the children of God. The enemy also wants to see us fail and live in defeat. It’s important we pray and enter into GOD’s word daily to be strong in the spirit and to remind ourselves of the God we serve! We serve a mighty God and through Him we can do anything no matter what comes our way!

  24. 25:18,19 Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusations of such as supposed:
    But had certain questions against him of their own superstition and of one Jesus which was dead whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
    They want to know about you Jesus, yes they wonder and have many questions but at the end they want to know about who this Jesus is in your life.

  25. 16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

    When god died on the cross for us he didn’t just take himself, he took with him all the sins, crimes, and pasts of every man so that way when wouldn’t have to pay the price of sin which is death and that way we wouldn’t be lost for eternity.

  26. And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
    Acts 25:24 KJV
    Paul knew he was to go to testify of Jesus in Rome and he also knew part of his mission was to testify before kings. God had told Ananias who most likely told Paul that he was chosen to tell kings, Jews and all people about Jesus.
    But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
    Acts 9:15 KJV
    Even while under arrest Paul bore witness to the Gospel. God can cause all things to work together for good. Here Paul gets another golden opportunity to tell King Agrippa and all the people that were with him about Jesus!

  27. “But Paul appealed to have his case decided by the emperor. So I ordered that he be held in custody until I could arrange to send him to Caesar.” “I’d like to hear the man myself,” Agrippa said. And Festus replied, “You will—tomorrow!” So the next day Agrippa and Bernice arrived at the auditorium with great pomp, accompanied by military officers and prominent men of the city. Festus ordered that Paul be brought in.”
    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭25:21-23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Sometimes our situations may seem unfair. Or sometimes undeserving. But if we could remind ourselves that God is in control and he has a plan. Perhaps if Paul never got arrested and wrongfully charged these people maybe have never heard the gospel.
    God will get the glory!

  28. 10 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.

    11 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesa

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    11 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.

    Paul knew the Jews would kill him if he went before the judgement seat. Them are the folks that were fasting till he was killed. Hungry folks do desperate things, but Paul would exercise his rights as being a Roman citizen to make them fasting fools fast longer. He would appeal to Caesar. Yall remember this back a couple chapters ago? 12And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.

    But it was already prophesied that Paul would go to Rome.
    11And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

  30. Once again we are reminded of Paul’s zeal and boldness for God! Even when accused of crimes he didn’t commit, he still stood and declared the Gospel to all men,

  31. When we are accused of something we didn’t do what is our first instinct we want to do? If we are all honest with ourselves it would be that we want to get even instead of letting God take care of the situation. If Paul was accused of crimes he didn’t do and if Jesus was mocked what makes us think we are not going to go thru trails and be mocked and made fun of. We have to be bold and strong and hold on to the word of God.

  32. And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

    8 While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.

    9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?

  33. 25 1-3 Three days after Festus arrived in Caesarea to take up his duties as governor, he went up to Jerusalem. The high priests and top leaders renewed their vendetta against Paul. They asked Festus if he wouldn’t please do them a favor by sending Paul to Jerusalem to respond to their charges. A lie, of course—they had revived their old plot to set an ambush and kill him along the way.(Message Version Bible gateway)

    In this chapter they planned to kill Paul along the way. This is kind of like when we are in our walk with Jesus, and I he devil is trying to provent it from happening

  34. People will accuse you for things that are not true. It is important that we keep our head up and trust that God is able to bring us through. Don’t let the enemy deceive you. My God is still a deliverer.

  35. Hechos 25

    *Se sentó en el tribunal y mandó que fuese traído Pablo: Una vez más, Pablo se encontraba en juicio ante un gobernante Gentil, acusado por líderes religiosos. Como antes, la vida de Pablo peligraba de ser encontrado culpable.

    * Presentando contra él muchas y graves acusaciones, las cuales no podían probar: Como antes, los líderes religiosos presentaron contra Pablo acusaciones sin evidencias. En respuesta, Pablo descansó en la evidencia y en su integridad.

    *Muchos en la Biblia fueron objeto de falsas acusaciones (como José y Daniel.) Sin embargo, en otro sentido, cada seguidor de Jesús es objeto de falsas acusaciones por el acusador de los hermanos Jesús es nuestra defensa contra la condenación y falsas acusaciones, gracias a Dios por ello.

  36. 25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

    Accusations are no match for integrity. When a persons integrity is strong and they are following God accusations can be given but they will not have power over them.

  37. 9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?
    10 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.

    Since their is no actual crime being committed such as, murder or theft, the case against Paul ministering the gospel and the Jews taking offense. Most Roman’s of this time worshiped idols, and didn’t know much of Jewish laws. So why would the Jewish leaders seek governmental action? They cannot prove Paul to be wrong. At this point Festus is just trying to do the Jews a favor by trying to accuse them. It’s a good tactic for Festus because it gets the Jews in his good graces. The thing is that Festus knows, legally Paul has done nothing wrong. So Paul stands by stands by his word to appeal before Caesar. Something not even King Agrippa can stop.

  38. 8 While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.

    25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

    Paul knew he didn’t do anything wrong. They also knew it. Life isn’t always fair but God us always faithful & just.

  39. While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.
    Acts 25:8 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/act.25.8.KJV

    I knowing who you are in Christ and where you stand is crucial when others come against you. Dying daily ( repentence) and being filled with the Holy Ghost on a daily basis will give you the strength and confidence you need to stand your ground when the enemy comes against you.

  40. From the beginning, the apostles preached the resurrection of Jesus Christ and our hope for personal resurrection. They proclaimed this truth to both Jews and Gentiles with powerful results.

  41. Paul answered:Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple , nor against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.
    10. Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.
    I have been in the temple, I preached and follow the rules of the law. I do not have to be in the hands of these people, I did not offended them. If I were guilty I am willing to be death. As he said before I have live holy with plane conscious, because I know that God will judge live and death. Paul did good defense of himself, but everything was in the perfect plan of God. Jesus have told him: Be a good cheer, for you will have testified of me in Rome. The Lord had prepared the hour, time and season for him, to testified to judges, kings and principals.
    Acts. 18:9 Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace.

  42. 10 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.
    11 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.

    Paul is saying here that the Jews want to judge him but he hasn’t done anything wrong. He tells the assembly that they know he hasn’t done anything wrong, but yet they still want to judge?? He then refuses death. Because he knows he hasn’t done anything wrong. The worst he’s done is offend the Jews.

    I pray that we walk in Christ with the boldness of Paul. To be able stand up and talk against our enemy and adversity and refuse death. The boldness to speak against the problem and the wisdom to know when we haven’t done anything wrong.

  43. “But Paul replied, “No! This is the official Roman court, so I ought to be tried right here. You know very well I am not guilty of harming the Jews.”(Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭25:10‬ NLT)

    Paul didn’t actually hurt anyone but offended the religious Jews. Festus is trying so hard to please the Jews by holding Paul until his trial with Caesar. Paul is well aware of his rights as a Roman. Pleasing others as Festus is will not please God.

  44. Paul in this chapter is taken before the magistrate and before a king. And he appealed unto caesar to the be judged there. I’m pretty sure that his trust was not in man but on the Lord. And knew that God was the one who was still in control of it all. There was a purpose behind all this. On the next chapter we see it to witness to a king. There are those that will have the privilege to stand before very important people of renown status. The important thing is the appeal. When looking up the definition in of the word used there according to the Strong’s appeal is:

    To put a name upon, to surname
    to permit one‘s self to be surnamed
    to be named after someone
    to call something to one
    to cry out upon or against one.

    To apply a name…to cry out. Whatever the situation that comes against us we can be sure to that we can cry out to Jesus and apply the name that has power to save. The name that has power that can break off every chain, power that can empty out a grave.

  45. 26“But what shall I write the emperor? For there is no clear charge against him. So I have brought him before all of you, and especially you, King Agrippa, so that after we examine him, I might have something to write.

    What will someone write about you? Will they write good about you or have to make up words about you? If you live an honest life, have a serving attitude, and give joyfully, your writing is easy, and everyone loves the person you are.

  46. A man that knows he’s right is a dangerous man. Nothing can stop him. Nexuses he know who is he’s. And he knows what he’s done. He’ll take on any challenge. Laugh at any accusation. Because he just knows what is true
    A lot of Christians take a seat when it comes to confutation , but knowing the Gospel is standing ups for truth and what is just. Stand up for the word of God. Stand up for your own testimony.

    “Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest. For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭25:10-11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  47. 19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

    It was inconvenient for the Jews for Jesus to be alive. And it wasn’t beneficial for the Romans for the “Jewish King” to be a dead.

    It seems normal that these extremists would be called superstitious but the rulers, because they probably thought it was a completely ridiculous reason to put someone to death.

  48. Acts 26-27 [Amp] [ However] I have nothing in particular and definite to write to my Lord concerning him. So I have brought him before all of you. And especially before you King Agrippa, so that after [ futher] examination has been made, I may have something to put in writing. I pray that we walk in boldness with Paul and declare that God II alive and well.

  49. came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.

    14 And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul’s cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:

    15 About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.

    16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

    17 Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth.

    18 Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:

    19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

    20 And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters.

    21 But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar.

    22 Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

    23 And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus’ commandment Paul was brought forth.

    24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.

    25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

    26 Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.

    27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.

  50. “But Paul replied, “No! This is the official Roman court, so I ought to be tried right here. You know very well I am not guilty of harming the Jews. If I have done something worthy of death, I don’t refuse to die. But if I am innocent, no one has a right to turn me over to these men to kill me. I appeal to Caesar!””
    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭25:10-11‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/116/act.25.10-11.nlt

    When someone is in the will of God it won’t matter what’s threatened towards you or what it may look like you’re about to face because Gods gonna keep his hand upon you without a doubt. We should be more sensitive to the Spirit, when we’re sensitive and obey God just watch him move and see what he does and prepare to be amazed because like in this chapter Paul’s ministry is not even close to finished.

  51. Paul knew he wasn’t getting anywhere with these people and their nonsense; so, he appealed to Caesar. He never wavered, never stopped stating his innocence and speaking truth about what he believed. Paul knew he had a promise from God and he stuck to it, regardless of what his current situation looked like. We too must do the same and not let our current situation dictate our outcome.

  52. 24. Then Festus said, “King Agrippa and all who are here, this is the man whose death is demanded by all the Jews, both here and in Jerusalem.

    25. But in my opinion he has done nothing deserving death. However, since he appealed his case to the emperor, I have decided to send him to Rome. NLT

    This sounds like many even in America today trying to tear down Christianity without even appearing to have a valid reason.

  53. “Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I would like to hear this man myself.” He replied, “Tomorrow you will hear him.””
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭25:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    When you become so passionate for God and his kingdom people will want to hear of what he’s done from your own mouth and not just the hearsay. They will make a way to listen to your testimony before

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