God had to direct Phillip to meet the Ethiopian Eunuch in the desert to demonstrate to us the import and the effect of spiritual understanding! The light the Ethiopian Eunuch received opened the way for the gospel in Africa. As Isaiah 9:eight shows us, one particular revelation from the word can effect a generation for life: “The Lord sent a word into Jacob and it hath lighted upon Israel”
When our understanding dawn our miracles are bound to come. This is why when God wanted to invade the continent of Africa with the light of the word he sent Phillip into the desert to an Ethiopian Eunuch who was traveling back to his location. And God sent Phillip for one particular objective, to bring this eunuch to the location of understanding the word. This passage of scripture in Acts eight:26-39, highlights the energy of understanding!
We appear at Acts eight:26-39 to show us the energy of understanding and what it does.
“And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of excellent authority below Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, Was returning, and sitting in his chariot study Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit stated unto Philip, Go close to, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him study the prophet Esaias, and stated, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he stated, How can I, except some man need to guide me? And he preferred Philip that he would come up and sit with him. The location of the scripture which he study was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter and like a lamb dumb prior to his shearer, so opened he, not his mouth: In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. And the eunuch answered Philip, and stated, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and started at the similar scripture, and preached unto him, Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a particular water: and the eunuch stated, See, right here is water what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip stated, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and stated, I think that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand nevertheless: and they went down each into the water, each Philip and the eunuch and he baptized him. And when they had been come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no much more: and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was located at Azotus: and passing by means of he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
Let’s take a swift spiritual evaluation of some salient portion of this scripture. The summary of it all was of a man struggling with the word till understanding came. Nonetheless as quickly as understanding came, light dawned and the miracle of salvation was birth!
•’Understandest thou what thou readest‘(vs30) – This was the 1st query Phillip ask the Eunuch displaying that reading the word is not what is vital but considerably much more understanding the word. Scriptural profitability comes by reading and understanding.
•’how can I except SOME MAN guide me‘(vs31)- At times we want some guys to guide us in our quest for spiritual understanding. The Holy Spirit sends an agent of understanding to us, specially guys of the 5-fold ministry (Jeremiah three:15-16, Ephesians four:11-13). This is their principal assignment: ‘to make all guys see’ as Paul will typically say! (Ephesians three:9). Jeremiah three:15-16 tells us this, “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with information and understanding. And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and improved in the land, in these days, saith the Lord, they shall say no much more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to thoughts: neither shall they try to remember it neither shall they stop by it neither shall that be performed any much more”
Persons will only improve relative to the understanding they have received and our improve in the planet is relative to the understanding we have received from the word! As quickly as the pastors opened up the understanding of the men and women there was a corresponding improve in their lives.
This is the truth in that Jeremiah three:15-16. The church was as soon as named poor but as understanding came the tables had been turned! Now the planet is no longer bothered about the poverty of the church but her wealth! And definitely, I like that! Renewed understanding can transform any man’s story!
•’Phillip started at the similar scripture ‘(vs35) – This is what understanding does, understanding will give new meanings to old scriptures, fresh revelations from old information and facts! Understanding provides you a fresh point of view of the word! It was the similar scripture that the eunuch was struggling with that was the crucial to his salvation, but till understanding dawn he was stuck! Been stuck occasionally is a item of ignorance and not lack of work.
•’See‘(vs36) – that is what understanding does, it tends to make you see what you have in no way observed prior to! The veils are removed and you see beyond the words! Understanding right here converts words to photos so that you do not just hear, you see! Recall David stated in the Psalms, “in thy light shall we see light“. The Ethiopian eunuch right here saw light and darkness flees!
•’What hindered me from been baptized‘(vs36)- At the point of understanding you do not ask what shall we do, you know what to do! In Acts two:38 the listeners had been pricked in their heart, pricked, but they did not totally come to the point of light. So they asked, ‘men and brethren what shall we do’. Right here in Acts eight, the Ethiopian Eunuch knew what to do, prior to Phillip could say something, he had spelled out the methods! The energy of understanding at function! He knew the subsequent step was baptism, and he demanded it. Appear at that portion of scripture once again, ‘what hindered me from been baptized?’ and that suggests to me that at the point of spiritual understanding each and every spiritual hindrance to accessing the blessings of the word are removed!
vs37-38 – Phillip stated if you think you can be saved and the man stated I think and was saved! Just before faith came understanding came! Right here we see that conviction in the word (faith) is 1st preceded by comprehension of the word (understanding)! Spiritual understanding is what brings the spiritual enlightenment that leads to the birth of supernatural faith which is what procures our salvation! The Psalmist stated in Psalm 36:9 that ‘in thy light shall we see light’, understanding is what provides us that potential to see lights in the light!
No wonder the smart man of Proverbs 13:15 stated that very good understanding provides favor and with no it, life is tough and is a drag! Without the need of understanding spiritual factors are tough! Understanding simplifies the word, the word simplifies our lives! From now, each and every complication in your life is simplified in the name of Jesus. Amen!