We’re back in Antioch with Saul and Barnabas. The church is thriving and the Holy Spirit sends Paul and Barnabas away.
When they arrive in Salamis, there’s a “Jewish sorcerer and false prophet” that attempts to hinder the gospel being preached to a local official that has specifically requested to hear “the word of God” from Saul and Barnabas. Saul, who is now referred to as Paul, rebukes and blinds him.
“…Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about…When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.” v.11-12
The disciples continue on their journey, preaching the gospel in the synagogues. They draw a large crowd in Pisidian Antioch, of which many were saved, triggering jealousy amongst the Jewish leaders who get them expelled from the region.
Let’s Talk About It
The Holy Spirit spoke to the church as they were praising, praying, and fasting. If you want to hear from God, especially for guidance, this is an example of positioning yourself to hear Him speak.