BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2019.
TEXT: ACTS 18:24-28
KEY VERSE: Acts 18: 26 “And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.“
Priscilla and Aquila came across Apollos who knew little or nothing about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Apollos only knew about the baptism of John. Apollos spoke well of Christ but knew little of the truth of the gospel. He was a zealous man but had a deep ignorance in him.
Priscilla and Aquila found Apollos as a potential material for the gospel work. Priscilla and Aquila were able to use Apollos in gospel work because he was a humble man. He accepted the true gospel of Jesus Christ after his mentorship in the ministry of Paul. This made Apollos to become a great preacher of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The scriptures above revealed Apollos' limited knowledge about Christ. He had little or no knowledge of knowing Christ as the Lord and Personal Saviour of Mankind. Moreover, he had little or no knowledge about the Holy Spirit. He spoke and quoted scriptures about Christ but had little knowledge about Him.
This means Apollos didn't know Christ as his Lord and Personal Saviour. Priscilla and Aquila made use of Apollos by mentoring him. They recognized that Apollos could preach but still have deep ignorance in him. From their view,they knew such an inadequacy could lead Apollos to lead others astray from the true gospel teachings of Christ.
Similarly, you may know how to preach to attract others, but you still need true mentorship in order to be effective in gospel work. Priscilla knew the discipline of Paul's ministry and had known the truth. She followed the pattern of Paul to the letter and knew the sufferings attached to the gospel.
Priscilla became a true witness in Paul's ministry to the extent that she was very committed. Many of the people at that time were new converts in Christ. They never learned or knew the truth of the gospel. But Priscilla was a true disciple of Paul in a world of ignorance. Paul was a practical example of a true minister of God.
Priscilla emulated Paul's example in reaching out to the perishing. She came at a time when other disciples have forsaken Paul. She was one of the students of Paul and learned a lot of profitable truths from him.
Thought for the day:
You need true mentorship in order to be effective in gospel work.
Song for the day:
See me through, Lord Jesus see me through.....
Bible reading for the day:
Ezekiel 41-42; 2 Peter 1
PASTOR PAUL RIKA