And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. (Acts 16:16-18)
Today's Morsel: Does the devil know your mission? Do people know that you are a child of God? It's amazing to me that some people who say that they are gay these days, have no problem with stating and showing their identity, so that others can see and know their personal preferences. Should not we as Christians do the same? If we say that we are Christians shouldn't people know it? Jesus said that we are to let our light shine so that men would see our good works and glorify our Father which is in heaven. The woman with a spirit of divination knew who Paul and Silas were and what their mission was. She said, "These men are servants of the most high God, which show us the way of salvation." Mission compromised. The devil knew their mission and he had it exposed. Paul and Silas, by all accounts, did not use any kind of operational security in trying to hide who they were. Christians are not to be some kind of secret agents. We are to be lights on a candle stand. If people don't know your mission for Christ when you are new in town, chances are that you are hiding the gospel.
Sing: We are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of salvation. And it's to everyone, everyone that receives it. And it's to everyone, everyone that believes it, that we can have everlasting life.
Thought for Today: No one is saved outside of the gospel.