I just concluded another reading of the book of Acts, and I got quite a few lessons from it. There was something that really got me this time. A communication between Jesus and Paul. In the 23rd Chapter, there is an account of Paul being held in the castle by the Romans, after being accused by the Jews. In verse 11, it is written: “The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.”
In the KJV, it says “be of good cheer“. When I read that encouraging message from Jesus to Paul, I felt like Jesus was cheering Paul on, and letting him in on a secret plan. Like it was really exciting, a bit like “You’re one lucky man! You’ve been chosen to go Rome to testify of me! Isn’t that great?”, and Paul would be thinking, “Awesome! I can’t wait to tell all those people the Truth! Thank you, Jesus!” I don’t know if you get what I’m getting at.
It wasn’t like Jesus was saying “Sorry, Paul, I have to break it to you, but you’re going to have to…
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