Word of knowledge!

Scripture reading for June 2nd:  Acts 21

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Acts 21:10-11  “After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.  Coming over to us, he took Paul’s belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, “The Holy Spirit says, ‘In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.'”

Paul received a prophetic word of knowledge concerning what would happen to him when he arrived in Jerusalem. This word was not meant to frighten Paul or the church, but to strengthen them all for the persecution that would surely come to Paul and also to them in due time.  The initial reaction of the church was to try and persuade Paul to avoid the journey to Jerusalem.  But Paul had already heard from God about this trip.  He informed them that he was ready to go and even to die for Christ if this was God’s will.

Observations for over-comers:  God uses His people to bring words of knowledge and prophetic utterances to strengthen and encourage believers.  Over-comers listen to what God is saying and press on to do His will!  “Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land.  They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.”  (Jeremiah 1:18-19)

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