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God Repeats Himself by Pastor Melissa Scott

December 28th, 2014
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You have heard me say that when God repeats Himself, I pay
attention. In John 16:32, Jesus is giving His farewell messages to His
disciples. He says, “Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye
shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and
yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.”

In the preceding verses, He had described horrible persecutions and trouble that will come upon them. He says, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye
might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation”; this is a
certainty. “But be of good cheer.” Circle that word cheer. “I have
overcome the world.”
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. 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.”

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