FOLLOW UP

In Acts 15 we see that the apostle Paul assisted others before he himself became the great preacher, teacher, evangelist and apostle that he was. What I love about Paul is that wherever he preached or taught and the people received and accepted Christ, he did a follow-up to make sure that they were okay and on the right path. Paul continued in confirming and strengthening the churches through visits and letters.

As ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ we can’t take for granted that everyone is on one accord because there are so many false prophets and teachers who lure people away from God’s truth to the devils lies. Sadly, most new converts don’t drink enough milk of the Word in the early stages of their new birth to strengthen them as they grow, in order for them to be developed enough to receive the meat of the Word.

This is why the Bible encourages us in 2 Timothy 2:15 to study to show ourselves approved, a workman that need not be ashamed of God or His word and is able to divide it rightfully in the proper place revealing its truth. However, in verse 39 of Acts 15 we see a disagreement that leads to good, because it did not stop the desire and zeal of Paul, nor Barnabas in going their separate ways. Yet, when following the path of righteousness sometimes these things happen for the furtherance of the gospel, because, we may be hindering or hampering each others growth and progress. This incident between Paul and Barnabas proves that we can disagree on one thing, but agree on the truth that the Gospel must be preached regardless of our personal feelings. However, their calling was different; Barnabas was a pastor, but Paul was an apostle.

May people would say that Paul was callous and unforgiving when Mark chose to depart from them in the beginning, but Paul had the discernment of the Spirit to know that Mark was not ready to take on the task ahead until later on in 2 Timothy 4:11 when he requested him because he was seasoned in the meat of the Word. Which proves again that men look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart, which never lies.

Companionship is the key to success in everything because Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 tells us that two are better than one. If one falls, one will lift the other up. A true help mate lifts you up when you fall. Remember also that two cannot walk unless they agree.

Where two or three are gathered in His name He is in the midst. Matthew 18:20

Go to the Salvation Prayer page above to read more about how you can accept Christ into your heart and into your life

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I humbly ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

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