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When we do what God asks, there is no limit to what may be accomplished. Phillip the deacon of Jerusalem, had been making great strides after fleeing the persecution of the church.  In Samaria, he was healing the sick and leading crowds to the Lord.  Then God sent an angel to give Phillip direct instructions. Go to the road leading to Gaza…That was the full instruction.  Phillip obeyed and on the way,  he met up with one of the queen of Ethiopia’s eunuchs.

During the course of their discussion, It was apparent the eunuch wanted to know about God, he was reading scripture but not understanding it.  So Phillip, explained the Gospel to the eunuch and he started his personal relationship with the Jesus. The eunuch then asked to be baptized. Phillip obliged and when done, Phillip was whisked away and the eunuch possibly opened the gospel to Ethiopia.

It is the same today, we have to be sensitive to his leading and as we are, he can use us as he used Phillip.  We, like Phillip, may have an amazing impact on the world.  Whether or not that happens, our only duty is to be available. The Spirit of God does the heavy lifting.  It is a great comfort to know he will use us if we will be available and faithful.  Help me Lord to remain faithful and available.

God Bless You

26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him…The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” [37]  38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.