Acts 26:16 – But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.
Paul knew that King Agrippa’s dad (King Agrippa I) was responsible at that time for the execution of James, one of the 12 disciples. Yet Paul made sure the truth was on trial, rather that His personal safety or self-esteem.
Like Paul we must resist people-pleasing. Once satan identifies this weakness in believers he uses it against them to keep them ineffective.
Paul allowed “crazy love” to rise up within his heart, which freed him from insecurity and fear of man. Two of the greatest obstacles to being an effective witness are the spirit of rejection and the fear of man
“In witnessing we work against the Holy Spirit when we try to make everybody feel happy all the time.” – CHARLES FINNEY
“There’s something strangely liberating about going crazy” – D. WASHINGTON
Psalm 104:2 – Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain.
James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
I AM THE “LIGHT” THAT GOD HAS FATHERED.
I AM A CHILD OF GOD AND, AS SUCH, THE LIGHT OF HIS PRESENCE SHINES WITHIN ME.
AS MY HEART IS PURIFIED BY TRUTH, THE SPLENDOR OF GOD’S GLORY EXPANDS AROUND ME; AND LIKE MY FATHER, I ALSO COVER MYSELF “WITH LIGHT AS WITH A GARMENT” (PSALMS 104:2)
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