Daily Bread 12-24-16
And being brought on their way by the Church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
ref. - Acts 14:27 - And when they were come, and had gathered the Church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
Good news! Great news was brought to the people in that God was truly working in the lives of the Gentiles! There was a great opportunity given to them and they were taking advantage of it. There were plenty that did not like it much but the power of the Gospel movement was not to be stopped. They tried, but there was no stopping the power of God through the Holy Ghost. Today we have this movement as well to all who will grab on and receive the wonderful conversion into salvation! The maker of peace, creator of the world, the one on charge of all things, is waiting for all to be converted to this gospel! All that is necessary is to believe and repent. Great joy will be had by all who really follow him on the conversion of only one soul! This joy will outweigh and overcome the dissension and confusion of the unbelievers. Will they come and try to drag us back into the old way? Yes, but as we gain in numbers and,most importantly, in the power of the Holy Ghost, this movement will not be stopped. Look into your own heart Brothers, do you find happiness and rejoice when you hear of a soul saved or do you get defensive and negative? In this quick check you can determine within yourself if you, too , need to be converted from the law and Judaism to Christianity. When this movement of revival comes to your town or your Church, if it is backed by the leadership of the Church and brought to you by the Church, listen closely. Mop up all the information and take part in all of the singing, worshipping, messages, altar calls, and testimony services that you can. Let the Church led Brethren bring you joy as they tell you of the great things that Go dis doing and God has done! As the Church grows in number strive to move forward with it and receive the necessary armor to help others to do the same! Even if they are not of your culture, color, financial status, even if they are not "part of the good old boys club" or your own family, be filled with rejoicing as God is on the move!! If we choose to we can all be very useful in the furtherance of the Gospel but we must not make it a competition. Working our own salvations with fear and trembling, making our own vocation evident, producing the fruit of the Spirit, and watching as God adds to the Church daily!! Let's get together, as Brothers and Sisters in Christ, and not only see the miracles but be the miracles!! Let us worship him in Spirit and truth! Paul had success and the people were happy, so can we if we follow the one who died for us, Jesus Christ!!! Have a great day!!!