Deeper In Faith
We see the Apostle Paul continually traveling around, on mission, to spread the Gospel all the while he has come to realize with each step he is moving closer to his own death. Is this part of living a full Gospel life? Are we to be so in tune with the Holy Spirit that each day we know a understand a little better when this life will transform from physical to spirit? I’ve heard it said we are spiritual beings having a human experience. If this is the case, and we dedicate our lives as we are instructed we will take steps closer to Jesus and the life of Jesus, which means we would understand, accept and embrace our death, a life with God.
Paul gleefully embraces the road ahead for he knows only one thing outside of the fact that he is to go to Jerusalem – once he arrives he will be bound and he will be killed for serving our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Acts 21 NKJV
10 And as we stayed many days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.
11 When he had come to us, he took Paul’s belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’ ”
12 Now when we heard these things, both we and those from that place pleaded with him not to go up to Jerusalem.
13 Then Paul answered, “What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
14 So when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying “The will of the Lord be done.”