Sunday, June 29, 2014

Patience, is a Blessing

While the Apostle Paul was visiting some places in Ephesus(Acts 19:1), he met up with a few followers, Paul proceeded to ask them if they've received the Holy Spirit yet and their reply was sincere because they've never heard about the Holy Spirit(Acts 19:2). You see, the Lord entrusted in us the mission to teach and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world(Mark 16:15) and that's what Paul was doing. Our point being, their is always someone that still hasn't received the full Gospel of Jesus Christ, that's we should be patient and treat them with love and respect(1 John 4:19) ...

Then the Apostle Paul dug deeper into the conversation because he continued to ask them what kind of baptism did they receive and their reply was the baptism of John(Acts 19:3). Furthermore, Paul shared with them that John’s baptism was a baptism of changed hearts and lives; however Paul told people to believe in the one who's coming after him, and that one is Jesus(Acts 19:4). Paul took the time to carefully educate them on the definition of baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus, then Paul took their hands and they immediately received the Holy Spirit, prophesying and spoke in different languages, too(Acts 19:5-6) ...

We'd just want to stress the importance of manifesting the fruits of the spirit(Galatians 5:22-23) and then the Lord will take care of the rest ... #Something2Ponder,

Blessings from Breakfast with Jesus,