Friday 8th March, 2019
And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 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. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. – ACTS 8:26-35
Have you ever had the urge to speak to someone about Christ, but you held yourself back and eventually did not do so?
A young man had the prompting to go and speak to his cult-member schoolmate about Christ but he resisted doing so. Later in the evening the same day, the friend was shot by “car-snatching robbers” and he died. The Christian brother mourned and lamented the death of the schoolmate as if he was the one that pulled the trigger and killed him.
What you may not know about soul winning is that before God prompts you to minster to someone or a group, He has already sent angels ahead of you to prepare the people to receive you and your message. In Jeremiah 16:16-17 , the angels that help in gathering souls unto God are referred to as “fishers” and “hunters”. “Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face.”
The angel that spoke to Philip in Acts 8:26 and directed him to go and join the Ethiopian eunuch in his chariot must have been a fisher or hunter angel. He made sure that the eunuch received the gospel and became rooted in God’s kingdom.
You will never know the full joy of Christianity until you begin to partner with God and His angels in gathering souls into His kingdom.
PRAYER : Ask for empowerment to overcome the habit of procrastination and giving excuses.
Pray for stronger burden for perishing souls among brethren.
CONFESSION : Every moment, I am in partnership with God. I do my little part; God and angels do the supernatural part.