FRIDAY, MARCH 8
Scripture: Acts 20:24-36
In Acts 20:24-36 we are told in verses 24-26, “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more. Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men.” Let’s remember that this moment happened 28 years after Paul’s conversion. What happened in those 28 years? He received transformational revelation and he wrote the book of Ephesians. The Sonship Gifts happened. Through revelation and understanding of the Sonship Gifts, Paul’s conscience was cleansed. In those 28 years, he was completely forgiven and learned who he was in Christ. Who he was in Christ completely erased all blame, shame, guilt. He no longer had any conscience that was stained by his previous deeds. Those stains were forgiven and erased. Paul understood that he was a new man, a redeemed man! We are looking at one new man! We are looking at the power of transformation through the Living Word. It is amazing and it should be. Thank God for it because it paints our future. It was Paul’s experience of transformation and it can and should be the pattern for our personal transformation.