Final Victory

Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 21:13

The Holy Spirit warned Paul that he would be in great danger going to Jerusalem, The Church , knowing this through The Holy Spirit, also warned and pleaded with Paul not to go to Jerusalem. But Paul was ready to face any consequences, including death, for the Lord Jesus Christ

Why were the Jews so unhappy with Paul? Because they didn’t understand the fulfillment of The Law through Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:17) What Jesus accomplished at the cross changed everything. Those who don’t know Christ or accepted him cant understand this fulfillment because The Holy Spirit is not in them. Moses himself taught about the coming of Christ (Deuteronomy 18:15) but most of the Jews didn’t understand this prophecy

“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 16:25

Jesus taught about the sacrifice Christians may have to make for him, Paul understood this and was willing to lose his life to the sake of Jesus Christ. Don’t follow the pleasures of this world, focus on Gods kingdom and the return on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Paul knew his outcome would probably be death, but he was willing to do this to expand the gospel of Jesus Christ and bring many to salvation

Heavenly Father, help us to be strong and courageous, even when we know the outcome might look grim for us, we know the final victory has already been won in Jesus Name Amen

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