Acts – Chapter 27
- Paul sails to Rome
- The storm at sea
- The shipwreck
Hearing from God Makes a Difference
In this journey to Rome, the sailors or the centurion were not the leaders. Even as a prisoner, it was Paul who led everyone to safety. At the beginning they did not listen to his advice, but they all came at the end of their “ropes”. Human strength is able to cope with things when all is well, but when things turn really bad, the only way to make it, is with God’s direction and strength. Hearing from God makes the difference.
Here Paul demonstrates the fearless strength that we too can have when we know our God and His promises. He did not question the revelation he had received. He was not confused or distracted by the circumstances that appeared hopeless. Paul was not begging God to protect him. He was fully persuaded that he had heard from God and could boldly say, “So keep your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.” (Acts 27:25)
We can speak likewise, for we have a Bible full of exceedingly great and precious promises given to us to become partakers of the divine nature and obtain victory (2 Peter 1:4). What I am saying is that we are in a better place than Paul was. God has already spoken to us through the Bible. All the promises in it are yes and amen in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 1:20). Do you realize how blessed we are?
Is there any area in your life where you have doubted that God`s promises apply to you? They were written for you. Therefore, let go of your doubts, believe God with your heart and start speaking boldly your victory because with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation (Rom 10:9) because “it will happen just as He told you.”
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