You ever get excited about new shoes? Well I run most mornings. I have ever since I can remember now. I am not a fast runner but it gives my day a kick start and it allows me time to talk to GOD along the way as well.
So I am kinda excited when I get new shoes for my running. Most people like their old ones. Not me. I love getting new ones. They feel all bouncy and stuff. Well that brings me to Acts 27. We are gonna spend a few days here because there is a lot in this chapter.
The first has to do with a vessel and new shoes. Imagine?
You see every person is a vessel, a ship of sorts and we carry around JESUS within us, HIS HOLY SPIRIT. And sometimes, more than I would like to admit, we give ourselves over to another spirit, that self righteous spirit of our flesh. It’s antichrist. And that can rise up in us. It’s like having new shoes, but we sometimes want and do put the old ones on again.
Acts 27:1 KJV “And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band.”
This says they were given over to a leader from the legion that worshipped fear.
Acts 27:2 KJV “And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.”
Now it states they entered into a ship where death abided, and the LAW, and the Law of Sin and Death, the ruler being with them, rolling around endlessly, in the falsity of victory!
This word here “Thessalonica.” You know what that means? FALSE VICTORY….nothing, the flesh profits NOTHING. JESUS SAYS!
But you know what else? This word gave rise to a popular brand name of shoes and clothing. And they give you NOTHING but FALSE VICTORY!
WITHOUT JESUS YOU ARE NOTHING BUT DIRT!
JESUS IS EVERYTHING.
IT is JESUS that DID EVERYTHING AND JUST DOES IT! HE IS THE TRUE VICTORY!
Pride in cars, houses clothes, shoes, all garbage, careers, achievements fit for the dump! The only thing worth anything in this world is what you carry inside of you! JESUS IN YOU is all that matters!
And though I enjoy my new shoes, I WOULD WALK bare feet for the rest of my life with HIM! I beg you don’t put your faith in anything in this world. It’s sells you only false victory. JESUS is the real deal! You can’t buy that!
All Glory and Honour is Yours Almighty Father through Your SON, JESUS CHRIST!
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