“The Power in the Word”
Acts 13 and 14 There is an old hymn that says there is power, power, wonder-working power in the blood of the Lamb. Jesus is the Lamb that takes away the sin of the world. He came, he lived, he died, and he rose again on the third day that we might know and experience that power. Do you believe this?
Barnabas and Paul are the first winningest duo who took that message to cities far beyond Jerusalem and Antioch. They trusted in that power and souls were saved, but along with the message, the truth that Jesus said would also be true. “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. “ [John 15:20]And so it is that these two faithful servants of God would be used to preach, teach, and suffer. The words of God to Ananias about Paul are coming true; “I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.”
We really have no idea about suffering. We read about it, but for the most part, we have not suffered like Paul and Barnabas or as the early Christians did. Our challenge is this:
If God called you to share the truth, would you be willing to suffer for His Name?
There is wonder-working power in the blood of the Lamb to change lives. Will you share that power with another even if it means suffering?