Acts Chapter 24 – 40 Days of FIRE 24/40

Day 24: Patience (Matthew 27:14; Romans 12:12; James 1:3,12)

 

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Acts 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

79 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 24 – 40 Days of FIRE 24/40

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

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

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

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

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

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

  2. 10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:

    Todays word is patience, I think I would have been a little impatient after being accused of all the things and then getting imprisoned. Paul didn’t tho he kept his cool he stayed with a level head regardless the type of emotion he was feeling. It matters how we react to things. When we see loved one who have backslid time and time again, when we try to tell an unbeliever the gospel and they start to argue. When we simply have different opinions with others on strong subjects. Overreacting can cause confusion and a lot of times we don’t get our point across. Being patient and calm will allow you to use your words more diligently.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    With hatred for Paul, the Jews were falsely accusing him before the council. There are always going to accusers and they are going to try to destroy the good that Paul had been doing boldly for Christ. He was brought before man to be accused and hopefully killed. When Paul spoke that that he always was conscience of not offending anyone while preaching the word of God. The accusers had felt the truth sting them so they did not want any part of it.

    It is amazing what the devil means to harm god’s children God will turn it for the good of them that love him. We find that walking in a world of immorality and sin, we can either be persuaded by the world or by the word of God. Either way we have to be bold and do the things we do with all our heart, mind, and soul. We have to take a stand for something or we will fall for anything. It’s time to serve the king of kings and the lord of lords. It’s time we have to the church and willing vessels that God has called each of us to be. Live Jesus to give Jesus.

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

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

    Don’t wait for a more convenient season; it will never come. There will always be other delays and distractions.

    2 Corinthians 6:2
    (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

  5. Acts 24:14-16
    But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

    Paul stood firm in his faith, when many would have cowered to the majority, he stood boldly and upright for his faith!

  6. Talk about patience…..Paul always shared continually whenever called upon and given the opportunity to talk about a life of believing in Jesus Christ. This went on for years in the confinement that they had him in; but, he never stopped honoring his commitment or held back anything. His testimony never wavered according to his current situation or conditions, he simply shared his testimony. We too can do the same, no matter what restrictions are placed on us or taken away. We have a commission to share this gospel and that is what we need to continue to do, now more than ever as our time is short and there is so much more to do.

    Romans 12:11-12 NLT says “Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.[a] Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” So let us be patient as we LIVE-GIVE JESUS!

    Ephesians 4:1-3 MSG “In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.”

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

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

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

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

  8. 13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

    In today’s world whenever things go bad everyone will always look for someone to blame and take fault, and throughout history we see that Christian are mainly the accused but if we stand up and stand strong on god’s word whenever the accusers come their arrows will not touch or nor harm us because we stand strong in the armor of god.

  9. Acts 24 :15 [ amp] Having [ the same ] hope in God which these themselves hold and look for, that there is to be a resurrection both of the righteous and the unrighteous ( the just and the unjust).
    1 Corinthians 15: 19 ] If we who are [ abiding] in Christ have hope only in this life and that is all, people most miserable and to be pitied.
    Hope is something to look for! Hope is internal!
    There is hope iin Jesus!
    Hope is sharing your testimony!
    I will have a good day sharing my testimony to my co workers! Because there is hope.
    ” Live Jesus, Give Jesus.

  10. 22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter

    No matter what Paul was going through God’s hand never left him. He put Paul in front of Felix for a reason to be a witness and to testify so that he could send him on to somebody else. While temptations and trials come we must be willing to allow God to direct our pathways wheresoever he would send us by using the people that we come across. Trust in the Lord in with all thine heart and lean not on your own understanding

  11. 3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
    4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
    5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:
    6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.

  12. At the same time he was also hoping to get money from Paul [as a bribe]; so he continued to send for him quite often and talked with him. But after two years had passed, Felix was succeeded [in office] by Porcius Festus; and wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned.
    Acts 24:26‭-‬27 AMP
    https://bible.com/bible/1588/act.24.26-27.AMP

    Dangers of a people pleaser…when our hearts are not in the right place it can leave us open to all sorts of influences and mind frames. We must make sure to check our minds and our hearts daily according to the Word of God.
    Repair our altar
    Read Bible daily
    Pray daily!

  13. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    A CLEAR CONSCIENCE

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

    Paul the accused prisoner, gladly affirms his position on the Gospel and Revelation of Christ JESUS. In his admission of FAITH, Paul affirms that he is not:

    1. Offended at GOD
    2. Offended at man

    If anyone had opportunity to be offended, I believe it would be this man. Remember his testimony, he did not ask for this way, calling or responsibility. He finds himself imprisoned for the revelation that GOD gave him, through the blinding light.

    It would have been convenient to be offended at GOD.

    Also, man who is ready to kill him for his FAITH in, belief in and commitment to the Gospel of the Resurrection of the dead, mainly Christ Jesus. Man has imprisoned him for his belief.

    We are witness to both of these conditions today, mainly in the area of emotional prison, isolation and judgement.

    Therefore are we offended at GOD for our current temporal set of circumstances or can we look past this situation to see our eternal reward with HIM. Likewise are we offended at man for being an instrument of the adversary in attempt to separate me from GOD and HIS Mercy, Grace and Peace.

    The Youngs Literal Translation brings a clear and powerful perspective to this verse.

    YLT
    16 and in this I do exercise myself, to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men always.

    I exercise myself. Whoa what a word EXCERCISE – WORK-out to make sure that I am not offended. Some days, certain situations, troublesome circumstances will present the opportunity and availability for offense. But we must make every attempt at offense to be null and VOID – Worthless.

    How?

    Psa. 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

    Fall in LOVE with the WORD of GOD and HIS Kingdom.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

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

    Paul was on house arrest, but he didn’t take time off from teaching and preaching about Jesus. The Word of God in this chapter made Felix tremble, but it didn’t make him change as we read further that Felix left Paul bound to “show the Jews a pleasure”. The key to living a godly life is whether we are on lockdown, or whether we are a governor and are rich and free, is to let the Word of God actually change us and lead us into true righteousness. Paul taught Felix about Jesus for over 2 years, but Felix never bought into totally selling out for Christ.

  15. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    When is it a good time? Does such good time even exist?

    Paul finds himself in a situation we face daily. The fact that we run into people and God give us the grace to speak the gospel to them. And something happens, they say I get it but I don’t if I’m ready right now.

    Then they leave as fast as the came. Don’t get discouraged, build your confidence and remember, they aren’t rejecting you. They’re rejecting the Lord.

  16. AMP – 24 Several days later Felix came with his wife [e]Drusilla, who was a Jewess. He sent for Paul and listened to him talk about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control [honorable behavior, personal integrity], and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, “Go away for now, and when I find [a convenient] time I will send for you.”

    Habits of a good christian: righteousness, self control, honorable behavior, personal integrity

    These are attributes that we find should be evident in all of our lives, yet for some it makes them not want to live for Jesus. Laying aside our self-righteousness to put on the righteousness of God should be an easy exchange. Yet it causes us to crucify our flesh, die out to our own will and ways and take on the character and nature of God’s righteousness.

    Self-control – honorable behavior, personal integrity. Controlling our carnal nature is a task that we can’t accomplish on our own. Fits of anger/rage, saying things we shouldn’t, demonstrating anger these are all attributes that we need the Holy Ghost to help us keep under control.

    Recognizing that we can’t continue to act in ways as the “old man” the “carnally minded” man that we once were, but we must take on new ways, new attributes is sometimes overwhelming to people because they are looking at it through the natural eye.

    Putting God’s word in our lives DAILY, crucifying our flesh DAILY through prayer will help us keep this carnal natured man in line. You can always tell when someone is carnally minded – flesh begins to rule in our lives and we find ourselves acting in ways unbecoming to the nature of JESUS.

  17. 22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.

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

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

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

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

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

    Politics are still just as weird and crooked as always. One day certain things are permitted and another day other things are done to please the political party. Things haven’t change much since then. Paul gets to spend extra time and the only thing he can do is defend himself the best he can. He seemed to have been doing quite well when the Jews have to go find an orator to discuss things against Paul. They finally realized that Paul was a very eloquent speaker so they hired a professional to see if that way they can outsmart Paul. Things would probably had worked if it wasn’t for politics. But one thing I know for sure that not one hair of our head falls without our God knowing about it. I am not saying that God allows cancer into our bodies or corona or anything else sometimes is our actions that takes us to that illness. I will use myself as an example I smoke for many years, I drank like a fish, and I abused my body by doing all kinds of crazy extreme sports as a young person, so now I have screws, bars, machines, all kinds of metals in my body. My body is a body of an 80 year old lady but I’m almost 60. I can’t blame this on God is unfair to tell God why did you allow this to happen when all my actions through my youth diminish and disrespected His creation. Can God heal me??? YES!!! AND HE HAS!!! So many, many times. You see I was given 6 months to live in 1996. By God’s Grace I live and breath!!! No matter what ALL I CAN DO IS PRAISE HIM!!!! Do I dare tempt Him by walking around without a mask, or not follow my doctors instructions NO, GOD FORBID!!! Is the same with sin, GOD HAS FORGIVEN US AND HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT; DOES THAT GIVES YOU THE FREEDOM TO GO AROUND SINNING???? NO LORD FORBID!!!!! THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR GRACE AND MERCY!!!!

  18. Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    We need to pray that attitude off people now so they may gladly receive the Word of God and obey His commandments.

    God says “Behold, now is the accepted time; Behold, now is the day of salvation.
    2 Corinthians 6:2

    Live Jesus
    Give Jesus

  19. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
    It appears to me that lesson here is to not to postpone repentance until you become more fully convinced, because I do not think the scripture records that Felix had ever converted to Christianity.

  20. Acts 24:14-15 NKJV But this I confess to you, according to the Way which they also call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.
    15 I have hope in God, which they themselves also except, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.

    No matter how bad your circumstances may seem, God is always in control. Stand firm on your belief and trust in Him.

  21. Always keep you faith in God, never let it go. Never give in to temptation because God is right by your side. Integrity is important Being Faithful is important being honest is important. When you are in a jam being close enough to God to hear his voice because he loves you he will guide you and give you help in your situation.

  22. 24:26, 27 He hoped also that money should be giving him of Paul, that he might loose him, wherefore he sent for him the oftener and communed with him.

    but after two years Porcuious Festus came into Felix room, and Felix willing to shew the Jews a pleasure
    Left Pul bound.
    ——
    Ok, woe to you!!! ( Felix….) Who have been listening To the “Good News” news for quite a bit, and at the same , (you )having wrong motives agains the man of God.
    Woe to those!! who seek for the people of God to fall, and speak falsely against them….
    you might not have another chance.
    Choose this day, whom you will serve.
    This man spent quiet a bit of time with Paul, listening to him
    And instead of repenting , he went ahead and continued
    with
    His plan, he could stopped his wrong doings, but he did not.
    LORD HAVE MERCY!!!!Lord have mercy.
    🙏.

  23. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
    15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

    For many, it is hard to hear the truth of the New Testament church founded in the book of Acts. Many people are entrenched in the tradition of their church and it’s doctrine, and can go back generations in their faith and are blind to the truth. They get angry or indignant like the Jews in this chapter. It took a vision from God to change Saul to the apostle Paul we see today. But we must reach these souls! They love God and have a deep faith in Him and we must be anointed and led by God to teach them. With our prayer to soften their hearts and open their minds asking God to give them a hunger and thirst for his righteousness, they can be converted! With God, all things are possible and it’s not his will that any perish. Keep praying for the lost in your family and community and we WILL see a great harvest and revival. Backsliders WILL come home in Jesus name!

  24. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

    One of the most devastating actions in battle is friendly fire. At some point the soldier cannot determine friend from foe. It comes from the source of confusion. As we know God is not the author of confusion. This is why asking God to guide is is important. It is better to mistake a foe for a friend than a friend for a foe.

    Here Paul is identifying that he also worships the God of their fathers and believes in the written law. He is literally spelling out that they are on the same team. Paul learned this the hard way being blinded on the road to Damascus. God stopped him in his tracks because he was set to “kick against the pricks” (Acts 9:5-6). By imprisoning Christians Paul was making himself foe to God, when he thought he was a friendly.

    Some will not believe or agree with us. For instance their are more than one denomination that calls themselves “Christian”. The only way to determine who a real “Christian” is will be by the way they …live and give Jesus! We are called to be Christ-like and walk for Him and as He did.

  25. “And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭24:24-25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Felix was gingery for the truth, but not willing to fully accept it. He even brought his wife to hear as well. This means there was discussion when they went home about the things that Paul told them. But Felix was not persuaded. Maybe if he would have stayed longer or come back at a convenient season he could have been persuaded. This show us the power of not giving up in the moment. I don’t think it was Paul who relented. I think Felix gave up. This is why Pastor testifies of the brother who taught him bible study doing everything in one night. He had to have the full message at one time. I pray that God makes it clear to us who needs to hear it all at once and who is coming back for revelation because they need it in smaller bites so that we can fully impact those around us.

  26. 13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

    Reminds me of a saying we all heard growing up, probably even had a cheesy poster of it in a classroom at one point.

    “Honest is the Best Policy”

    Seems like an accurate phrase to live by, but as I sit here thinking about all the various times in my life I can’t say honesty would have been the best policy. There have been conflict avoided, and friendships mended due to lack of brutal honesty.

    I’m not advising lying or deception, I’m only sharing a thought that maybe “honesty” isn’t always the “best policy”.

    I would like counterfeit that “OBEDIENCE is the Best Policy”.

    Obedience to God, authority, and those guidelines placed in our lives either by ourselves or others ultimately set us up for success. Obedience will not lead us down the path of chaos or confusion, as we will have a clear vision from what has been instructed to us. Obedience is better than sacrifice, which leads me to believe that obedience is the best policy.

    As Paul was honestly defending his case, there was a reoccurring act of obedience. Paul never wavered and acted insubordinate or acted out for being locked away. He was obedient to Jesus and allowed His Will to be his path.

    We are blessed with multiple opportunities throughout life to be obedient and honest! Through practicing BOTH honesty and obedience as Paul did, we too can LIVE and GIVE Jesus Daily!

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

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

    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:1-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Notice that there is not a time or a season called “convenient”? It is because there is no such thing.

    Not only is life busy most of the time but we also can always find an excuse for it to not be a convenient time.

    “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    No matter the season; we must remain faithful. Faithful to a life godliness and faithful to a life of outreach!

    There will never be a convenient time, so make time!

  28. 24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
    25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a conVenient season. I will call for the.
    26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
    27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

    Paul was the greatest witness for God. God had already told him to be of good courage because he was going to suffer many things.

  29. Two scriptures caught my attention this morning.
    Acts 24
    16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
    Once again Paul makes a proclamation to accusers of his actions. He was confident enough in his relationship with God and how he reflected the things of God. He came before them with a pure heart . Nothing against God and nothing against man. I truly believe we can live with a clear conscience. Even our thoughts must come under submission to God about individuals. Nothing can separate us from a walk with God . Daily bringing thoughts and actions and our talk into submission to God. I believe Paul had live with a clarity that his conscience was set on one thing Jesus Christ and he Lived Jesus in order to Give Jesus . How else would he be able to speak to Felix with the next scripture if he himself was not living the word .
    Acts 24:25
    Paul went on discussing about goodness, self-control, and the coming Day of Judgment, Felix was afraid and said, “You may leave now. I will call you again when I get the chance.”

    How sad that Felix possibly considered the words of Paul here but did not take the time to adhere and apply them . More convenient time. Is this why God has put such a great halt to society recently. Is this God’s way of allowing “the chance “? Think about it time has been given to everyone a concierge time made to do what ? Be still and know God . Now is the time for us to be able to stand before anyone and say I have a good conscience before man and God and take this opportunity while the world has “ the chance “. to listen . Still there will be those saint and sinner who will say I will at a more convenient time I’ll get to it when I have the chance .
    I choose to Live Jesus that’s the only way I can Give Jesus. And some have said you may leave now .

  30. “Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me. But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭24:13-14‬ ‭
    Let them come for you. Write your wrongs on a bulletin board and sell your Name. Let them try to bring you into prison. But call on God. Because you know you have no fault with God.
    LET GOD BE TRUE AND EVERYMAN A LIAR.
    be real and true with God and he will bail you out.

  31. 26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

    Money! Money! Money! Not always get your way Because it’s very obvious that Part did not take the money.

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

    Patient! Patient! Patient!
    Able to accept or tolerate daily, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious . You can buy it, you can give it, you can’t teach it, either you have it or you don’t Paul definitely got it.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  32. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
    15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
    16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.

    Not ashamed of what he believed, Paul spoke truth. He then spoke with wisdom: to not have ought or offense towards God and men. Paul never wanted to argue, he never wanted to cause riotous debate, he simply wanted to speak the truth of the gospel. Unfortunately, not everyone will receive it like these unruly Jews. But we can always persist with the wise words Paul spoke – to worship and share truth for all to see and hear, not intentionally seeking to offend any, especially our God.

  33. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

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

    Felix is a prime example of someone we read about in St. Luke 8:14, “And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.”

    Paul planted the Seed, the Word. He had told Felix and Drusilla about faith in Christ. He had talked to them about righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come.
    BUT
    When Felix heard the Word, it was choked out by cares and riches (Felix wanted Paul to give him money, so that he could release him), and pleasures of this life (Felix left Paul bound, because he wanted to shew the Jews a pleasure.) And because of this, the Seed, the Word that was planted by Paul did not bring fruit to perfection in Felix’s life.

    Don’t let the cares and riches and pleasures of this life choke the Word of God out of you life.

    Read the Word Daily
    Study the Word Daily
    Live the Word Daily

  35. In Caesarea the Jewish leaders charge Paul with crimes against their religion and charges which Paul disputes. The astute governor Felix delays judgment. He keeps Paul in jail in part to please the Jews in part hoping for a bribe yet also curious about Pauls teaching . For two years Paul is kept in Caesarea under house arrest.

  36. ““We’ve found this man time and again disturbing the peace, stirring up riots against Jews all over the world, the ringleader of a seditious sect called Nazarenes. He’s a real bad apple, I must say. We caught him trying to defile our holy Temple and arrested him. You’ll be able to verify all these accusations when you examine him yourself.””
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭24:5-8‬ ‭MSG‬‬
    Significantly, the same man who found it so easy to flatter also found it easy to accuse with no evidence. The two almost always go together; the person who flatters today will likely tomorrow accuse without evidence.

  37. 12 My accusers never found me arguing with anyone in the Temple, nor stirring up a riot in any synagogue or on the streets of the city. 13 These men cannot prove the things they accuse me of doing.

    Always do the right thing, tell the truth and be honest. So no one can accuse you of wrong doing, or being guilty of something. They won’t be able to prove anything, if your innocent. The enemy will try to deceit you and trap you when you least expect it. Be on guard at all times, and do what is right, even when no one is looking.

  38. Acts 24
    Paul was innocent of doing any wrong. He was being put in prison because he was talking about the resurrection of the dead. Again he was stedfast about how he believed even though the consequences was prison. Felix a Jew was hoping Paul would bribe him so Paul would be in trouble. Paul being of a pure heart was being honest and strong in the Lord. We should never back down about our Lord Jesus!! Paul was kept in prison for two years about this. How many of us would have done such a thing?

  39. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    Felix had knowledge of the word God. He knows the truth but was not converted. It seemed like he was satisfied with the way he was living, being wanted/liked by the world. We can witness to this in our daily living, many people seeking to please others than God. They know the truth and get frightened at some point, but greater is their love of what the world offers. I pray that we remain firm in our walk with God and seek to please God for our salvation is in him.

  40. 14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets, 15 and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.

    We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield. Psalms 33:20

  41. Hechos 24
    1Cinco días después, descendió el sumo sacerdote Ananías con algunos de los ancianos y un cierto orador llamado Tértulo, y comparecieron ante el gobernador contra Pablo.

    2 Y cuando éste fue llamado, Tértulo comenzó a acusarle, diciendo:

    Como debido a ti gozamos de gran paz, y muchas cosas son bien gobernadas en el pueblo por tu prudencia,

    3 oh excelentísimo Félix, lo recibimos en todo tiempo y en todo lugar con toda gratitud.

    4 Pero por no molestarte más largamente, te ruego que nos oigas brevemente conforme a tu equidad.

    5 Porque hemos hallado que este hombre es una plaga, y promotor de sediciones entre todos los judíos por todo el mundo, y cabecilla de la secta de los nazarenos.

    6 Intentó también profanar el templo; y prendiéndole, quisimos juzgarle conforme a nuestra ley.

    7 Pero interviniendo el tribuno Lisias, con gran violencia le quitó de nuestras manos,

    8 mandando a sus acusadores que viniesen a ti. Tú mismo, pues, al juzgarle, podrás informarte de todas estas cosas de que le acusamos.

    9 Los judíos también confirmaban, diciendo ser así todo.

    10 Habiéndole hecho señal el gobernador a Pablo para que hablase, éste respondió:

    Porque sé que desde hace muchos años eres juez de esta nación, con buen ánimo haré mi defensa.

    11 Como tú puedes cerciorarte, no hace más de doce días que subí a adorar a Jerusalén;

    12 y no me hallaron disputando con ninguno, ni amotinando a la multitud; ni en el templo, ni en las sinagogas ni en la ciudad;

    13 ni te pueden probar las cosas de que ahora me acusan.

    14 Pero esto te confieso, que según el Camino que ellos llaman herejía, así sirvo al Dios de mis padres, creyendo todas las cosas que en la ley y en los profetas están escritas;

    15 teniendo esperanza en Dios, la cual ellos también abrigan, de que ha de haber resurrección de los muertos, así de justos como de injustos.

    16 Y por esto procuro tener siempre una conciencia sin ofensa ante Dios y ante los hombres.

    17 Pero pasados algunos años, vine a hacer limosnas a mi nación y presentar ofrendas.

    18 Estaba en ello, cuando unos judíos de Asia me hallaron purificado en el templo, no con multitud ni con alboroto.

    19 Ellos debieran comparecer ante ti y acusarme, si contra mí tienen algo.

    20 O digan éstos mismos si hallaron en mí alguna cosa mal hecha, cuando comparecí ante el concilio,

    21 a no ser que estando entre ellos prorrumpí en alta voz: Acerca de la resurrección de los muertos soy juzgado hoy por vosotros.

    22 Entonces Félix, oídas estas cosas, estando bien informado de este Camino, les aplazó, diciendo: Cuando descendiere el tribuno Lisias, acabaré de conocer de vuestro asunto.

    23 Y mandó al centurión que se custodiase a Pablo, pero que se le concediese alguna libertad, y que no impidiese a ninguno de los suyos servirle o venir a él.

    24 Algunos días después, viniendo Félix con Drusila su mujer, que era judía, llamó a Pablo, y le oyó acerca de la fe en Jesucristo.

    25 Pero al disertar Pablo acerca de la justicia, del dominio propio y del juicio venidero, Félix se espantó, y dijo: Ahora vete; pero cuando tenga oportunidad te llamaré.

    26 Esperaba también con esto, que Pablo le diera dinero para que le soltase; por lo cual muchas veces lo hacía venir y hablaba con él.

    27 Pero al cabo de dos años recibió Félix por sucesor a Porcio Festo; y queriendo Félix congraciarse con los judíos, dejó preso a Pablo.

  42. 14-16 However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets, and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.

    Always stand and speak for what you believe. Not every one will agree with or want to know his truth and we must know that we can’t make them believe. Continuing to speak and spread his word is our mission for his kingdom.

  43. 16. And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offense toward God, and toward men. 17. Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings. 18. Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult. 19. Who ought to have been here before thee , and object, if they had ought against me. 20. Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council, 21. Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead , I am called in question by you this day.

  44. 13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

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

    They couldn’t prove anything they said about Paul

  45. 22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.

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

    Paul may have been kept in Custody, but the word of God and the truth was free! It is so amazing how Paul kept his faith and trust in God. Paul was locked up but a spirit was free.

    I aspire to be like Paul in the way he carried himself as a Christian he knew who God was and trusted that whatever he did was the best for him!

  46. “And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭24:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    “But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭24:27‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    God’s will be done and not our own. Jesus told Paul he would be sent to Rome to be a witness but He didn’t specify timing. 2 years Paul remained bound and he didn’t lose faith in God. The world may tell us to place our faith in people to get us out of situations but placing faith in man is not wise and will only get you so far. When we place our faith in God, we give Him complete and total control of our lives and whatever situations we may face. We have to trust God to know he will never fail nor forsake us.

    I thank God for going before us and fighting on our behalf. I pray we keep our faith through the process, praising and worshipping Him through it all

  47. “But after two years had passed, Felix was succeeded [in office] by Porcius Festus; and wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭24:27‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    In spite of it all Paul never lost his character. He kept the faith. God told him where to go and he followed not knowing how long he would be there. He remained obedient. I pray we can be like Paul and inspite of what life situations we maybe going through that we remain true to our character and keep the faith.

  48. It’s Easy not to get butter against God it’s hard not to get better against man, in the scripture it says “to have ALWAYS a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.”

    Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

    Acts 24:16 KJV
    [16] And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

  49. “As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control and the coming day of judgment, Felix became frightened. “Go away for now,” he replied. “When it is more convenient, I’ll call for you again.””(‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭24:25‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

    We know that the word of God is like a sledge hammer that’s so powerfully strong it can bring life to anything. (Hebrews‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬)“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

  50. 2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,

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

    Beware when someone comes to you with flowery speech and pronouncing accolades upon you, they are about to drop something on you, you may not agree with. Do not think too highly of yourself.

    Prov 16:18  Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

  51. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    Paul just talking to Felix about righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come.
    We should seek God that we as Christians could talk to sinners the same way Paul talk to Felix and have the sinner’s tremble when we speak on these things.

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

  53. Acts 24

    This Chapter means that, members of the high council accused Paul for Believing In The Truth and had to wait while their was a new governor.

  54. As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”
    Acts 24:25 NIV
    https://acts.bible/acts-24-25

    Today is the day of salvation that’s what the Word of God says. Yet many people try and find a more convenient time to hear the truth. Something about speaking the truth that makes people uncomfortable and push away. We need to know that the times are well spent and the second coming is near. Continue to share with whomever will hear and pray that they harden not their hearts but make a way for the King in them.

  55. 16-19 “Believe me, I do my level best to keep a clear conscience before God and my neighbors in everything I do. I’ve been out of the country for a number of years and now I’m back. While I was away, I took up a collection for the poor and brought that with me, along with offerings for the Temple. It was while making those offerings that they found me quietly at my prayers in the Temple. There was no crowd, there was no disturbance. It was some Jews from around Ephesus who started all this trouble. And you’ll notice they’re not here today. They’re cowards, too cowardly to accuse me in front of you.

  56. Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:
    11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.
    12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city: 13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

    Many will accuse but can it be proven. In a effort to defend personal agendas people will bring accusations against godly men that are bond by the oath of God to donHis work. Yet when the light of truth shines on their accusations there will be no validity to the accusations. We must stand for truth and not politics.

    The church is not the place of politics or pride. It is the house of prayer. Don’t allow politics and pride to divide us when we have the weapon of prayer that unites us!

  57. 15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
    16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.

    Paul spoke the truth and spoke with courage and wisdom of the word of God. Paul knew things could happen when he did but that didn’t stop him ever from speaking the word of God to the people. During these days now not a lot of people are going to listen or believe just like the Jews, but at the same time there will be those who want to be saved and believe and listen . We need to speak truth and wisdom everyday, we need to show people the Lord and his word, and how he can save them just like he did with us.

  58. My accusers never found me arguing with anyone in the Temple, nor stirring up a riot in any synagogue or on the streets of the city.
    Acts of the Apostles 24:12 NLT

    Now days people want to argue about their beliefs. They want to prove that their religion is the correct one but instead of arguing we should spread God’s love and that alone wins any argument.

  59. “After two years went by in this way, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And because Felix wanted to gain favor with the Jewish people, he left Paul in prison.”
    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭24:27‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Our focus should be on pleasing the Lord not man. It doesn’t matter who we please if it doesn’t please God. The only thing that’s going to last is what we do for Christ. It’s the best investment we could make.

    “Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.”
    ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  60. 24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
    We need to share our faith in Christ. Lord I pray that people will have an open heart and mind an listen for you Jesus are the way, the truth and the life

  61. v15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of dead, both of the just and unjust.

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

  62. 1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  63. “And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭24:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Is this how we treat God? We know the word of God is true but it’s just not convenient to go to church or to help in a ministry. Let me live my life a little before I commit. The problem is there will never be a convenient time to serve God. If you won’t find it now then when? We have to stop wasting time and gambling with our salvation. No one knows when there last moment will be.

  64. Because of that, I always try to do what is right. I do not want to do anything bad against God or against other people.

    Acts 24:16 EASY
    https://bible.com/bible/2079/act.24.16.EASY

    We should always try to give our best to God always, we shouldn’t settle and not give our best to Him. We need to summit ourselves to Him and give Him our all.

    LIVE GIVE JESUS!

  65. “After two years went by in this way, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And because Felix wanted to gain favor with the Jewish people, he left Paul in prison.”
    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭24:27‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Felix was told about the word of God he wanted to have the Jews to like him so he left Paul in prison. Some of us are like Felix all want is other to like us so we do what is trending now in these days so that we can fit in so that others may like us. As we try to fit in the world we leave all thing behind including the word of God we leave alter but God hasn’t left us. Their a calling for us an anointing a blessing for us God has send his Angelic to deliver us from the situation, we got to makeup in our mind that we aren’t gonna be ashamed to said the name of Jesus. Let us decrease so that He can increase.

  66. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee

    Felix was scared of the Lord because of his sin he wanted the please other and stay with sin and be save so he wanted to worship two gods. You can only worship one God and his name is Jesus you can make him full your needs but you have to full His needs.

  67. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

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

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

    In these verses, Paul tells that he believes the same things his accusers believe, but he also believes that Jesus fulfilled the laws of the Prophets. He proclaims that Jesus is who the laws speak of in having fulfilled the resurrection. He speaks with a clear conscience speaking and proclaiming the truth and in doing so he is not offending God, nor man. God’s law has been fulfilled, and yet those that are in power don’t want to accept it, nor change from their sinful ways. One must have an open heart in order for Jesus to enter that person. One must be willing to lose control and allow God to control them in order to gain everything, for to gain, one must give. Hallelujah, praise Jesus.

  68. “But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings. Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult. Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me. Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council, Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭24:14-21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Christians should never be timid about or ashamed of the truth or of the evidence. If we are truly following God, the truth and evidence are our friends, not our accusers.

  69. 15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

    I pray this too. Just because some one is alive and well doesn’t mean they’re truly alive. Were all dead men until were filled with the Spirit of God. Theres just and just people all over the nation or even all over the world but if they’re not baptized in Jesus name and filled with the holy ghost then theyre not truly alive. Gods wants us to spread this life so lets get to spreading the word of God. Im gonna push this mentality till Jesus comes thats a promise.

  70. 24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
    25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

    Felix sent for Paul, to confide in him and seek guidance within the faith. He then reasoned “. . . of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come. . .” When we are up against and wall and don’t know where to turn, God has put a Pastor in our life and other churchgoers to confide and reason with. Use what God has given us to help us within our own lives and faith to help us make it on our spiritual journeys.

  71. 6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.

    1 Corinthians 6:19
    19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    They were more worried about the temple being sacred than who the temple was about. We need to be more in tune with who is in our temple than our daily lives and routines since our body is a temple also.

  72. Sometimes our patience will be our greatest witness. If we are ministering to others or simply trying to allow our walk with God to show a witness on the job or out in public or even at home. Our patience can often overcome many things that having an impatient spirit will cause to collapse or cause chaos. Building our gifts of the spirit will include building this patience that will benefit us in many things as well as benefit others. I pray each day for more patience in all things including those emotional or spiritual. At times we must wait on the Lord.

  73. 20 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

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

    Paul has nothing to hide he’ll defend himself with the word of God. Nothing shall stand that’s not of God, shine for Jesus always.

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