Acts 8:4-8; 26-40
1 – Philip was preaching Christ and things were happening…including GREAT JOY!
2 – Philip was obedient in going to Gaza, even thought things were going well where he was and he didn’t know why he was going.
God called Philip to go elsewhere…into a desert…when things were going well where he was. It doesn’t say that he questioned God, the Bible just says that he got up and went. He didn’t know what He would find when he reached Gaza. He was just in tune with the Holy Spirit and he was willing to say yes to the call.
3 – The eunuch was ready to hear the gospel…seed had been planted and he was ready to accept what was being told to him…this was God coordinated!
When Philip got to the chariot, there was an official reading Isaiah. Philip talks with him and finds out that this man is trying to figure it all out. This scripture pointed to Jesus and so Philip gets the opportunity to tell this man about Jesus. This man knew just enough to have a craving for the Word…just enough to pick up the Word…but not enough to know about Jesus – which is why Philip is there. The seed had been planted!
4 – Things happened because Philip was obedient – Because Philip was willing to go and follow God, things happened for God! If Philip had stayed in Samaria, things might have continued there, but God needed this eunuch to hear. God had a plan and a purpose and put all this together.
Would you be that obedient? God is calling!