God's Word for Today Acts 16b
December 10, 2011
Many people want to know about the future. These business
people were making a real profit from this lady who could tell
the future. Christians must avoid fortune telling and
horoscopes, we dont want to give any opening to Satan and his
demons. Many people this next week are celebrating the
vegetarian festival. The desire to purify your self is
good one, but how does one become pure? We can avoid
eating met, not have sex, not drink alcohol, for a time, but
then are we really pure? No. The only way to become
pure is to believe in Jesus Christ, and then He makes us clean,
He makes us pure. A part of the vegetarian festival is to
have a spirit come into your body to give you a special power
like this woman, who had a special power to tell the future.
People here in Phuket want power to put sharp metal through
their body, or to be able to walk on fire. But this spirit
that would give a person such power is this spirit a good one or
a bad one? There are evil spirits who never want you to
know about God. The Bible tells us to be filled with Holy
Spirit of God, but we dare not be filled with any other spirit.
We know that God holds our future. Paul and Silas were
imprisoned because they were Christians, and had cast out the
evil spirit from the fortune teller woman. Falsely
accused, beaten, and unjustly imprisoned, Paul and Silas were
still praising God. Our happiness does not, or should not
depend upon our circumstances.
So Paul and Silas were put in jail but we read next in our
passage in Acts 16:25 they were praying and singing. They
were rejoicing in the Lord. Paul mentioned in his letter
to them, that they helped him in Thessalonica, which is one of
the cities we will talk about next week.
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