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ST. PAUL FIRST JOURNEY

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THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

CHAPTER 13


ST. PAUL FIRST JOURNEY

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CHAPTER 13

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Paul's Journey

Welcome back to Daily Bread! We're following the Apostles of Jesus as they establish the church, and as you've seen, they had some very unique experiences.

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Some of the prophets that were in the church at Antioch at that time, were Barnabas, who you've been acquainted with already, Simeon, who was known as Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who was Herod's foster brother, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Send out Barnabas and Saul for the work I have chosen for them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Being led by the Holy Ghost, they left for Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. In the city of Samamis, on the island of Cyprus, they preached the Word of God in the Jewish synagogues, and they also had John (Mark) to assist them. When they had gone through the isle to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jewish man known as Elymas. He accompanied the deputy of the country whose name was Sergius Paulus.

Here's a little Daily Bread Crumb for ya. A deputy is person who is second in command, or substitute in power when his superior is absent. The Roman empire was so large, that there were many different levels of leadership in different countries. A proconsul, or deputy, of that time and era, was a governor or military commander of an ancient Roman province.

Okay now, Sergius Paulus, was a prudent man, and he called for Barnabas and Saul, wishing to hear the word of God, but Elymas opposed them, trying to turn the deputy away from the faith. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, fixed his eyes on Elymas and said, O full of all subtlety (craftiness) and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not stop corrupting the right ways of the Lord? And now, look, the Hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a while. Immediately a mist and a darkness blinded him and he went to find someone to lead him around by the hand. When the deputy saw what happened, he believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

Here is a Bread stock for ya ... We see that Saul is now called Paul and will be from this point on, in the Bible. As you recall, when Jesus first spoke to Paul, He brought blindness on him, and now through Paul, the Holy Spirit brought blindness on another who was also trying to hinder the Word of God. This also brings to mind the question I asked a few studies ago . . . Why would Jesus choose Paul to spread the Gospel to the Gentiles? Here's a perfect example. Because he used to be like them, so he knew how to reach in and touch their hearts better than someone who hadn't been in those shoes before.

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When Paul and his company set sail from Paphos in Cyprus, they went to Perga in Pamphylia, and John (Mark) returned to Jerusalem. Then they left Perga and they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down. (This is a different Antioch than the city in Syria where they started their journey from.)

After the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue said to them, You men and brethren, if you have any words of encouragement for the people, speak up. Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said:

Men of Israel, and you who fear God, give me your attention. The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they lived as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high (strong) arm, he brought them out of it. For about forty years, He suffered their manners in the wilderness, and when He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He divided their land to them by lot.

And after that He gave them judges for about the length of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

After that, the Israelites wanted a king and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. When God removed him, He raised up David to be their king; to whom also He spoke of, saying, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart (special), who shall fulfill all my will. From this man's seed, has God according to His promise, raised unto Israel a Saviour ... Jesus.

John had first preached before Jesus' coming, the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel, and as John delivered his message, he said, Who do you think I am? I am not He. But, behold, there comes one after me, whose shoes of His feet I am not worthy to loose. Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you fears God, to you is the Word of this salvation sent. Those who live in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they didn't know Him, or recognize the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath day, they have fulfilled their prophecies in condemning Him. And though they found no reason to put Him to death, they still insisted to Pilate that He should be slain.

When they had fulfilled all that was written of Him, they took Him down from the cross, and laid Him in a sepulchre. But God raised Him from the dead, and He was seen many times by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people. And we bring you good news, that the promise which was made to the fathers, God has fulfilled the same to us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee ( Psalms 2:7). And concerning that, He raised Him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption (death), He said this, I will give you the sure mercies of David ( Isaiah 55:3). He explained also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption ( Psalms 16:10). For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, died, and was buried, and saw corruption (his body decayed). But He, whom God raised again, saw no corruption. Be it known to you then, men and brethren, that through this man, is preached to you the forgiveness of sins, and by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses ( Isaiah 53:11). Beware therefore, in case that comes upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you (Habakkuk 1:5).

And when the Jewish people left the synagogue, the Gentiles asked that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.

Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jewish people and religious converts followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to stay with them, in the Grace of God. The next Sabbath day came, and almost the whole city came together to hear the Word of God. But when the Jewish people saw the crowds of people, they were filled with jealousy, and spoke against the things that Paul said, contradicting and blaspheming him.

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Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said, It was necessary that the Word of God should first have been spoken to you: but being that you dismiss it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, we must turn to the Gentiles. That's what the Lord commanded us, saying, I have appointed you to be a light of the Gentiles, that you should proclaim salvation unto the ends of the earth.

When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the Word of the Lord, and as many as were ordained to eternal life, believed. The Word of the Lord was published throughout all the region, but the Jewish people stirred up the devout and honorable women and the prominent men of the city, and started persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and kicked them out of their cities. But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and went to Iconium, and the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

There's a great lesson here. Not only the powerful words that Paul spoke, but the fact that they weren't accepted by everyone, just as every Christian today experiences. When that happens, do you ever find yourself feeling a little dejected and saddened? But that's just the opposite of what Jesus taught. Paul and Barnabas had the right idea. They wiped their feet against them, like Jesus told the apostles the very first time He sent them out. What does that mean? Well here's a little closing Daily Bread Stick for ya. If you step in something undesirable, you wipe your feet, because you don't want it sticking to ya. Jesus said the place that was "dusted" would suffer much.

Next time you're unaccepted for your beliefs, fill your heart with joy, and with the Holy Spirit, and see if it doesn't feel like a more righteous response than the other way. Go ahead and even take a glance down at your shoes and smile that there's nothing under them, except the right path!

I hope our paths cross again at Daily Bread, as we continue on through the book of Acts, and learn all we can from the apostles and the early disciples of Jesus, and how to spread His Word and do His will, better every day.




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