WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Scripture: Acts 13:6-11, 20:29-33
When Paul said in Acts 20 that men would rise up speaking perverse and twisted things we find that same word used twice in Paul’s conflict with the false prophet in Acts 13:6-11. It appears first in verse 8 where the false prophet sought to turn the proconsul away from the faith and it appears again in verse 10 in perverting the straight ways of the Lord. It is obvious from the end of this confrontation that the false prophet goes away blind and the proconsul believes because he sees the astonishing demonstration of the judgment of God. What makes a warrior shepherd and what makes a pile of passivity? Shepherds go to war and bring the judicial Hand of God on the enemy when the flock is threatened. Paul had the experience. No wonder he drew that distinction for the Ephesians elders. Name one institution that is not threatened by antichrist liberal activists! May God arise and disperse the enemy. May death seize those who refuse to repent!