Weekday devotionals for Christians

Philip…Soul-winner/Door-knocker…Kind Of

Act 8:29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
Act 8:30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
Act 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

Act 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
Act 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Notice in verse 29, the Holy Spirit told Philip to go witness to the Ethiopian Eunuch. I like Philip’s response, he ran to him.  Once he got to the Eunuch, he asked him a question.  I love the response, “How can I except some man should guide me?”

What would your response be to the Holy Spirit if He told you to go and carry the gospel to someone?  Would you run? Would you go?  So often our response or lack of responding can hinder someone coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Keep in mind that the Spirit is always willing to see souls saved, the question is, are you?  Are you willing to see souls saved and lives changed?  Are you willing to go immediately like Philip did?  He did not hesitate when told by the Holy Spirit.  I wonder how quickly the “window of opportunity” stays open for us to respond and get the gospel to someone?  I do believe that Philip understood that his opportunity was limited at best and because of it, he ran.

Would you run to someone to take them the gospel?  Would you do it, even if they turned you down.  What if the Holy Spirit wanted them to receive the Gospel witness of a soul-winner and you went and got turned down?  Remember in soul-winning, if you get rejected by someone, it is not you that they are rejecting, it is Christ.  Remember that when you go soul-winning, if you go soul-winning.  Last question, how long has it been since you led someone to Christ?

March 27, 2012 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment