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A pleasant day to you, and welcome back once again to Daily Bread. Today's
study takes us along with Paul on his third missionary journey to reach the
Gentiles for Jesus. Keep in mind that he does try and reach any Jewish
people that are around at the same time, they are just a lil more hardened
of heart than the Gentiles cuz they believe in the Old Covenant only. If
they did believe in the New Covenant, they would have to admit they
crucified their Lord. So it was quite a task for Paul to reach them, but he
did share the TRUTH with many and some Jewish people accepted it.
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While Apollos was at
Corinth, spreading the good news, Paul, came to Ephesus, and finding certain
disciples there he asked them, Have you received the
since you believed? They answered, We've never even heard of the Holy Ghost.
Paul asked, Into what then, were you baptized?
And they said, Into John's baptism.
Then Paul said, John truly baptized with the baptism of repentance,
telling the people, that they should believe in Him who would come after him, that is, in Christ
When they heard this, they were
baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And
when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came upon them;
and they spoke with tongues, and prophesied. There were about twelve men in
Paul went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for three months, teaching
and persuading the things concerning the Kingdom of God. But when certain
people's hearts were hardened, and didn't believe, but rather spoke evil in
front of the people, Paul departed from them, and took the disciples
separately, teaching daily in the school of a man named Tyrannus.
there for two years; so that all who lived in Asia heard the Word of the
Lord Jesus, both Jewish and Greeks. And
God worked special miracles by the hands of Paul, so that handkerchiefs or
aprons that were Paul's, were brought to the sick, and their diseases left
them, and evil spirits departed from them.
Did you get that? If a handkerchief that was owned by Paul touched someone
with a disease, they were healed! That's pretty incredible!
Now there were also some who probably thought they were ordained as
Paul was, but were not ...
Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took
upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the
name of the LORD Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus
whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one
Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know,
and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom
the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them,
and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of
that house naked and wounded.
This means don't try this at home kids ...
Removing evil spirits is to be performed by those called to do so.
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This became known to all
the Jewish and Greeks also living in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and
the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and
confessed, and confessed about the different forms of bad deeds they had
done. Many of them also, who practiced
curious arts (witchcraft and the like) brought their books together, and
burned them in front of everyone. They counted what they were worth, and
found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver. Soooooo they trashed
fifty thousand pieces of silver's worth of witchcraft books. That is just
awesome ... They BELIEVED.
The Word of God
spread mightily and prevailed. After that, Paul was determined that when he
had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I
have been there, I must also see Rome. It looks like there's gonna be a
fourth journey for Paul, doesn't it? So he sent Timotheus and Erastus (who
assisted him) into Macedonia, but he himself stayed in Asia for a while.
At the time, a big debate arose about THE WAY (the Gospel of Jesus), because a certain man named
Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines for Diana (the goddess of
the moon, wild animals and hunting in Roman mythology), brought in a lot of
business for the craftsmen. He had a meeting with the other tradesmen of the
same occupation, and said, Sirs, you know that by this business we make our
money. In addition, you see and hear that not only at Ephesus, but almost
all throughout Asia, this Paul, has convinced and turned away many people,
saying that they aren't gods that are made by hands, so that not only our
business is in danger to be brought to nothing, but also that the temple of
the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be
destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worships. (In other words these fellas
were seeing Paul spreading the TRUTH and feared losing their primary
income of making statues of a wanna be goddess named Diana)
Well, when they
heard these things, they were very angry, and cried out, saying, Great is
Diana of the Ephesians! The whole city was filled with confusion, and having
caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's traveling companions,
they rushed in all together into the theatre. When Paul wanted to go talk to
the people, the disciples wouldn't allow him to, and certain of the chief of
Asia, which were his friends, sent messages to him, pleading with him not to
risk going into the theatre.
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Some cried one thing, and some another, because the people were confused.
The majority of them didn't even know why they were gathered together. They
brought Alexander (one of the brethren) out of the crowd, and the
Jewish people set him in front of them. Alexander beckoned with his hand,
and wanted to make his defense to the people, but when they found out that
he was Jewish, they all shouted together, Great is Diana of the Ephesians,
and they continued to repeat it for two hours.
When the town
clerk had quieted the people, he said, Men of Ephesus, who doesn't know that
the city of the Ephesians is a worshiper of the great goddess Diana, and of
the image that fell down from Jupiter? Seeing then that these things can't
be disputed, you ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly. You've brought
these men here that aren't robbers of churches, or blasphemers of your
goddess. So, if Demetrius, and the craftsmen that are with him, have a
complaint against any man, the law is open (courts are open), and there are
deputies: let them accuse one another. But if you wish to debate any thing
concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly. We're
in danger to be called for an explanation (By the ruling Romans) for this
day's uproar, and there's no reason we can see for this meeting. And after
saying that, he dismissed the assembly of people.
We just learned
that Paul spent two years in Ephesus this time, and although these are the
only two incidents that Luke reveals to us, certainly there were many other
wonderful things that happened there as he spread the Word. When we come
back again, we'll follow Paul as he continues on his third journey and see
what's in store for him next, in Daily Bread.
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