It was true when I first wrote this, and it’s still true and even more so today!
Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, “You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun.” – Acts 13:9-11b
Paul and Barnabas had been sent out by the Antioch church with the blessing of the Holy Spirit to begin their first missionary journey to spread the gospel of Jesus to the Gentiles of the region. They sailed to the island of Cyprus and traveled to Paphos to preach where they encountered Bar-Jesus (Elymas), a sorcerer, who troubled them and opposed them in their teaching…
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