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Pulled Apart in Your Circumstance? by Pastor Melissa Scott

December 8th, 2013
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Go to Acts 23. Here is the one “born out of due time.” Paul had felt led of the Lord to go to Rome. He had written from Corinth that he was not ashamed of the gospel; it was the power of God unto salvation.

He had sent a letter to Rome to assure them that he intended to come. He set out on his way, and he stopped at the house of a man named Philip. A prophet named Agabus bound Paul with cords and prophesied that he would be bound if he went to Jerusalem.

Pastor Melissa Scott continues, the Christians didn’t want him to go. Paul was sure he was in God’s will and that was the way to go. When he arrived, he was brought before the chief priests and the council.

In Acts 23:10, there arose such a dissension, the chief captain feared “lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them.”

Have you been sort of pulled in pieces and pulled apart in your circumstance in the last few days or weeks? Tune in on this man, in the will of God, with much of his work still lying ahead. “Fearing lest Paul 
should have been pulled in pieces of them,” the captain “commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.”

Verse 12 says, “When it was day,” the next day, “certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.” Paul went  from facing a mob to being the target of a murder conspiracy.

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