Paul’s circumstances were not good. He knew the Truth and he lived the Truth in-spite of society and the culture. It wasn’t easy for Paul by any means.  

Acts 18:9-10, the Lord said to Paul in a vision, “Have no fear, but speak and do not be silent; for I am with you, and no man shall assault you to harm you, for I have many people in this city.” Then in vs 12, “But when Gallup was proconsul of Achaea (most of Greece), the Jews unitedly made an attack upon Paul and brought him before the judge’s seat.”

*“It was a period of political, philosophical, artistic, and scientific achievements that formed a legacy with unparalleled influence on Western civilization.” (Greece)

So there was a power shift in the country and now Paul is in danger. So should he believe God that he will be safe, or should he fear because now circumstances and politics have changed? This is a lesson for us all.

Gallio, the Greek judge denied to try the case, saying it was simply a matter of disagreement on the matter of doctrine, to which he would not be apart. Paul was let go, but then they (the Greeks) all seized Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him right in front of the judgement seat. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this.”

The first report is NOT the last report! Ps 112:7-8

Too often, we cry to Jesus, to heal us, to take care of our finances, or to deliver us from problems, but we don’t fully expect the good things to happen. We are more apt to focus on the negative aspects. Satan is always coming for our minds, to steal our faith and our hope.

Don’t be afraid at the way things appear! Trust God and His Word! It will ALWAYS trump your circumstances!



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