Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem also bear witness at Rome

But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.”

Jesus gave Paul words of comfort. He was there to cheer His faithful servant after he had spent himself for Jesus’ sake.

People can be of good cheer when everything is great; only a Christian can be of good cheer when things fall apart, knowing that God is mighty and wonderful whatever circumstances may be.

Jesus knows what Paul has done for him in Jerusalem, and He cheers Paul by saying there is more work for him to do in Rome.

So cheer up all believers of Christ, there is more for us to do. We need to bring more people to Christ, more humble ways to serve His people and more weary saints for us to encourage!

Let’s testify for Jesus and bear witness to Him in this world like Paul!

Licy John, Hyderabad – 7067

Acts 23:21
So do not listen to them, for more than forty of them are lying in wait for him who have bound themselves under a curse, not to eat or drink until they slay him, and now they are they ready and waiting for the promise from you.”

🍁 The Jews thought that Paul was defiling the temple by bringing Greeks into the temple. So they provoked the people in the city and dragged Paul out of the temple and started beating him. But when they saw the commander of the Roman cohort come with his soldiers and centurions, they stopped beating Paul. And the commander bound Paul in chains and took him away so as to know who he was and what he had done. But Paul asked the commander to permit him to speak to the Jews and when he had received the permission, he spoke to the Jews about his conversion and how he was sent to the Gentiles to preach about the kingdom of God. But the people got angry at this and wanted to do away with him. So the commander asked his centurions to scourge Paul first so as to know the reason why the Jews were against him.

🍁 But when Paul said that he was a Roman citizen, the commander set him free and called for a meeting among the chief priests and all the Council so as to know the truth about Paul and all the accusations made against him. But during the meeting there was a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees , so Paul was again taken back to the barracks so that he would not be torn into pieces because of their heated arguments.

🍁 But some Jews, about forty of them conspired against Paul and made known their conspiracy to the chief priests and told them and the Council to notify the commander to bring Paul to them so as to investigate into the matter and then on the way to kill Paul before he reached the chief priests and the Council.

🍁 But the son of Paul’s sister heard about the ambush and saved Paul by meeting the commander and telling him about the plot. So the commander sent Paul quietly to Caesarea to Felix, the governor so as to take charge of Paul’s case. The courage of the boy is really admiring, as he entered the barracks to inform Paul about the plot to kill him and then notifying all this to the commander so that he could save Paul from their evil plot. The commander believed in the boy and did the needful to save the life of Paul.
❤️ God chooses anyone to carry out His plans in our lives. Let us surrender our lives in the 👐 hands of God, so that He may use us for His Greater Glory. Amen.

6975 – Patsy Fernandes