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INFLUENCING THE AUTHORITIES

INFLUENCING THE AUTHORITIES

INFLUENCING THE AUTHORITIES

SOUL-LIFT DAILY DEVOTIONAL WITH DR D.M. TIKILI.

DATE: TUESDAY MAY 11 2021.

TOPIC: INFLUENCING THE AUTHORITIES.

DEVOTIONAL READING: ACTS 27

KEY VERSE: 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. (Acts 27:1)

BIBLE CHARACTER: JULIUS

Once he became a messenger of CHRIST, Paul spent a great deal of time in prison. While under arrest, an unusual relationship developed between Paul and a centurion named Julius, who had received orders to escort several prisoners to Rome. Julius and Paul may have known each other during the two years the apostle was detained in Caesarea. Julius showed kindness and trust toward Paul from the start, even allowing him to visit friends along their route.

When the ship ran into bad weather, Paul warned Julius of danger and loss. Yet Julius felt pressure to accomplish his mission, and others convinced him to journey on to a better port. Paul’s warning proved true, and the ship sank. Only the passengers survived.

During the ship wreck, the soldiers planned to kill the prisoners rather than run the risk of having them escape. But Julius overruled the plan. He wanted to protect Paul. From then on, Luke’s account indicates that Julius allowed Paul a voice in the decision making.

We can easily imagine that Julius met CHRIST through Paul. Every person we meet gives us an opportunity to be faithful to CHRIST in our words and actions. How do you show your faith to those whom GOD has placed in authority over you?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
No Relationship Is Accidental.

FURTHER READING:
Paul and Julius’s adventure is recorded in Acts 27:1-28:16.

PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS:
1. Thank the LORD for today’s devotional and revelations.
2. My father, make me your light at all times in Jesus Name.
3. I refuse to be history while I’m still living in Jesus Name.
4. Fire of revival, sweep across the nations in Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen!

Be Lifted!

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