“Many believed in the Lord,… and turned to the Lord.”
It is the will of God.
That whosoever will, would see, consider, understand and believe in the Love, Grace, Mercy, and Forgiveness of the Lord.
How is this to happen? What must we do to spread His Word? How shall they hear, if there is no preacher? Will they believe, even if they hear?
Will they believe if the preacher has no power?
Psalm 119:18 (KJV)
“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.”
We cry out, “Open my eyes,” do we then see? Is there anything to see? OPENED EYES…
We cry out that people would see, then talk them to death. That is not God’s plan. Peter knew the will of the Lord. That people would see.
Acts 9:32-43 (KJV)
“And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.
And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.
And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.
And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.”
The plan of the Lord, relies on people SEEING. Christians today, hear the word and will of the Lord. We do not witness, (SEE), the will, the work, the Power of the Lord.
Would it interest you to know, that the Psalmist cried out for the Lords eyes to be opened, as often as he cried out for our eyes to see.
Lord, please open Your eyes, look into my heart and mind. Cause me to walk in Your ways, empower me to do, Your will, use me to touch, Your people.
May “Many believe in and turn to You,” may You be Glorified, Magnified, Exalted above any other gods in this world, and in my life. Amen