Monday, July 17, 2017

Acts 26:19-23

Faith makes GOD happy. It pleases Him that we believe in Him. He longs for us to know that He alone is the CREATOR of ALL things and that we are a beloved part of that Creation. He shares the HOLY SPIRIT with us in the manner of visions, dreams and his inward voice to teach us His ways. He directs our path in the way that is good for us…we just need to clearly hear Him.

We are the sons and daughters of the living God!

Now it is up to us to spread the good news of the salvation provided in JESUS CHRIST on our road home.

Paul is being persecuted for following Jesus’ command to spread the gospel. Throughout Acts, the good news about Jesus is presented as the fulfillment of promises made by God in the old testament Scriptures. Faithlife Bible.

Paul’s preaching of the Good News was visible proof that he had repented of his former ways. Genuine repentance is evidenced by changed behavior. NKJ Bible.

Acts 26:19–23 (NKJV)
19 Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance. 21 For these reasons the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me. 22 Therefore, having obtained help from God, to this day I stand, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said would come—23 that the Christ would suffer, that He would be the first to rise from the dead, and would proclaim light to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.”

Revelation 1:5 (NKJV)
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,

Isaiah 42:6 (NKJV)
6 I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness,
And will hold Your hand;
I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,

As a light to the Gentiles,

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