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Stoned

  • But some Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there, and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But as the disciples stood around him, he rose up, and entered into the city. On the next day he went out with Barnabas to Derbe. Acts 14:19'20 WEB.

    After Paul and Barnabas healed a crippled man and preached the good news in the city of Lystra, the people were so impressed that they wanted to offer sacrifices to them. They shouted, "The gods have come down among us in human form!" They called Barnabas Zeus and Paul Hermes.

    Yet later, some Jews who disliked Paul came from other cities and stirred up the crowd against him. They formed a mob, stoned Paul, dragged him outside of the town, and left him believing he was dead. He may have actually been dead, for they knew how to stone people in those days.

    When the disciples gathered around Paul's body later to mourn his demise, he suddenly stood up on his feet and went back into the city to spend the night. The next day he traveled to Derbe and continued to preach the good news of Jesus with signs following.

    Being stoned at Lystra became a part of Paul's testimony. He added a lot more trials to his list. In 2 Corinthians 11:23, he wrote: "with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day, I was adrift at sea."

    Many times in life, we get knocked down. Especially when we are trying our hardest to live right, but trials will not stop us. You will get back up and take the next step. You are not beaten. You will continue on, and what you suffer will become a part of your testimony, just as it did with Paul. Getting back up after being knocked down is a time-honored tradition for the followers of Jesus Christ.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for being there for me. Please help me pull my life together and turn this test into a testimony. I look to You, Lord, for my help comes from above. Walk with me today and show Yourself strong in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes my Lord Jesus, amen. 

February 1, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

February 1, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

February 1, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

In Jesus Name Amen.

February 1, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

February 1, 2023
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, Give me strenght to get back up when needed to. Thank You Lord!

February 1, 2023
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! (h5)

February 1, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

February 1, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Father show me the power of Your spirit in my life. My flesh is weak. I'm struggling physically and mentally because of little sleep. I want to go forth with what You have for me but I can't like this.. I bind up every wicked scheme from the devil and his minions.. I rebuk them all in Jesus Christ Name. Forgive me my sins..my thoughts and attitudes.. help me Lord overcome my flesh. I pray the precious Blood of Jesus over my body, my life...and Your grace which is sufficient for me. I love You Lord...in Jesus Name 

February 1, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Praying for healing, David. Amen.

February 1, 2023
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Oh Lord, we lift up our brother David unto you, please touch him with your healing hands and give him Your peace, the peace which passes all understanding, give him restful nights gaining much needed strength, in the name of Jesus, AMEN!!! (h5)

February 1, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

 Amen and Amen 

February 1, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for all the times you picked me up and put me back on my feet in Jesus'name I pray 

February 1, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Amen Thank You Father For Putting Me Back On My Feet Many Times When I Didn't Realize I Was Standing. Good Morning Everyone 

February 1, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I thank You for being there for me. Please help me pull my life together and turn this test into a testimony. I look to You, Lord, for my help comes from above. Walk with me today and show Yourself strong in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

February 1, 2023
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen, Lynn (h5) (L)

February 1, 2023
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I look to you Lord for my help Amen. 

February 1, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 1, 2023
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Walk with me today, Lord, and show Yourself strong in my life. Thank you.

February 1, 2023
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Gene Zackerman
Gene Zackerman

Amen! I am leaning on Matthew 7:7, and asking in the perfect name of Jesus that my little dog will eat so I can administer his meds. The meds are critical to save his life. I know God says that I can ask in His name and it will be given according to His perfect will. I trust Him. 

February 1, 2023
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

God is faithful Gene.  I am praying that our Lord will touch your precious little dog and he'll eat so you can administer his meds.  Have a blessed day.

February 1, 2023
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: February 1, 2023

Amen and Amen, dear Gene, I'm joining Bella in praying for your little dog to feel better, again, to begin to eat and drink again, to gain strength and to accept the much needed medication, in the name of Jesus, Amen! (h5)

February 1, 2023
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Walk with me always Lord . Thank you and Amen!.

 

February 1, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

February 1, 2023
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: February 1, 2023

I look to you, oh Lord, You are my helper, my strength and shield, I put my trust and hope in You for not only myself, all my loved ones far and near, all the ones that you entrusted into my care, and all my brothers and sisters in the faith that you brought my way, and all of those that I may have already forgotten, since my memory is no longer what it used to be, in the name of Jesus, Amen!!! (h5)

February 1, 2023
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Amen

 

February 1, 2023