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Notes: God doesn’t need us to defend Him.
No man can be great for God who has not 1st been great With Him.
Don’t seek to move God’s hand without touching God’s heart.
We don’t reach for God’s greatness to make God love us, we reach God’s greatness because God lives us.
Philip, A Eunuch A Chariot, desert &
God works even in the desert, no crowd of people, no “platform” in the middle of a city.
The mandate of the Christian faith is fellowship with God.
AWESOME ILLUSTRATION Mattie Montgomery uses at the end of his video above – The Father uses the shoulder of the son to take aim.
The son turns his back on the dragon. He hears the dragon and begins to turn & look but the father reminds him to look at him.
The father uses the shoulder of the son to steady the shot and defeats the dragon.
Our Father in Heaven has already defeated death thru His Son, who came in the flesh to live & die & raise for us, to save us…
Now God can use us as His sons & daughters to reach those still caught in the flesh but we must turn our backs on ‘the ways/philosophies of the world & desires of the flesh’, keep our eyes on The Father and He will conquer the flesh.
He will hit & kill the dragon with or without us but we can & should desire to be in on & with His work.
We must follow Him, stay in full community & communication with Him (Holy Spirit) in order to accomplish any thing for Him we have to be with Him.
Note below how Philip followed the voice of the Spirit, know God’s tug on your heart…
Go where HE leads.
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”
So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”).
This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet.
The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”
Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet.
“Do you understand what you are reading?”
“How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?”
So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:
“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.”
The eunuch asked Philip,
“Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?”
Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said,
“Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?”
And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.
Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached
Acts 8:26-36, 38-40 NIV
God’s Word doesn’t go out & come back to Him without accomplishing what He wants it to accomplish (Is. 55:11).
Time for me to let GOD do His job & for me to keep me eyes on Him, let Him use my shoulder for aim…listen to Him and let Him point out to me where, who, when, why & how to reach others.
As i travel the road to ‘wherever,‘ as i started out, and i’m on my way i look forward to who i meet.
In Christ, with Christ,