Understanding Brings Conversion
Act Chapter 28, here St. Paul is arrested by the Romans and is been put in
the prison he has an appointed day to speak the Word of God and the Jews are invited to listen to him. So watch what happens in Verse 23
And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his
lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God,
persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and our
of the prophets, from morning till evening. So Paul was speaking from
morning to evening about Jesus to the Jews, that Jesus prophecy is the
time from Moses from Genesis and he began to speak about the great
prophets and the prophecy of the Messiah. So he began to show the
scriptures which prophecies Jesus’s coming from morning to evening.
Now in spite of Paul preaching from morning to evening look at what verse 24 is saying
And some believe the things, which were spoken, and some believed not.
So when did the people begin to believe? It was when Paul was speaking to
them the word of God from the book of Moses to the prophets and speaking to them concerning Jesus right from the Old Testament. So when will you believe? See many at times it’s your mind set. Brother why don’t we
have an anointing session, a praise and worship? And then you lay hands
and get us healed and we go back home. That’s not going to bring any
conversion. So does that mean no praise and worship? Praise and worship
is a anesthesia that prepares you to listen to the Word of God.
So look at verse 5
And when they agreed not among themselves they departed, after that Paul
had spoken one word, Well spoke the Holy Ghost by Isaiah the prophet
unto our fathers.
Paul has being speaking from morning till evening and now there is disunity
in the house some are agreeing when they heard it they began to hear and believe but there were some who didn’t believe. As they were getting up and going Paul began to speak about the prophecy of Isaiah.
Saying, Go unto these people, and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall not
understand; and seeing you shall see, and not perceive. For the heart of these people are waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and
their eyes have closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear
with theirs ears, and understand with their heart, and should be
converted and I should heal them.
So here the lord is saying only those who understand it will not only lead to conversion but it will lead to healing, deliverance, salvation,
property and every inheritance that Jesus has for you by dying on cross
for you. So what should you pray today that is going to change your
‘Lord bless with understanding because once I have that understanding the whole package is mine.’
Confession of the Day
We are the doers of the word, and not merely the hearers who deceive
themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers.