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Act 24:1-22 The trial goes on!!!!  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Thursday, 10 November 2016

Here we are seeing Paul yet in prison and controlled by the Roman Government with Ananias the High Priest and a Attorney Tertullus.
Acts 24:1-27 (NKJV)
1  Now after five days Ananias the high priest came down with the elders and a certain orator named Tertullus. These gave evidence to the governor against Paul. It is strange how often Christians are accused of causing problems and here Paul was accused of having evidence he was a trouble maker. 2  And when he was called upon, Tertullus began his accusation, saying: "Seeing that through you we enjoy great peace, and prosperity is being brought to this nation by your foresight, 3  we accept it always and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.  It is common for many to find something good abut you before they turn on you with contempt and Tertullus was commenting on how they where in a time of great peace  and prosperity  because of your message. 4  Nevertheless, not to be tedious to you any further, I beg you to hear, by your courtesy, a few words from us. Now Paul I want you to hear what we have to say about you and do not want to waste your time.   5  For we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. Your like a plague that is spreading throughout the land with your preaching about Jesus of Nazareth.
6  He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, and wanted to judge him according to our law.
You even tried to profane or blasphemed the Temple and seized you to bring you into account according to the Law
7  But the commander Lysias came by and with great violence took him out of our hands,
8  commanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him."
Then a commander Lysias came and took you out of our hands and wanted you to come before us here.
9  And the Jews also assented, maintaining that these things were so.
The evidence against Paul was building but it was not revealing the truth.
10  Then Paul, after the governor had nodded to him to speak, answered: "Inasmuch as I know that you have been for many years a judge of this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself,
11  because you may ascertain that it is no more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
Now Paul is given a opportunity to speak and began with admonishing them of their duties and how privileged he felt to defend himself after being in the Temple 12 days ago.
12  And they neither found me in the temple disputing with anyone nor inciting the crowd, either in the synagogues or in the city.
Notice he did not fall into a trap but told exactly what he did and it was not arguing with the people, but just telling the truth Jesus is Lord and wants to rule and reign for He is the way, truth and life.
13  Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me.
Those who accused me could not bring any accusations against me.
14  But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.
Here he is revealing how he came to know the Lord and began to worship the Lord as the law and Prophets suggested. He knew the law for he was a Pharisee and understood what it meant to see the Lord rule and reign in the Church today, now.
15  I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.
Notice he had faith and hope in God for it was God who he worshiped and reverences so his prayer could be answered. He knew there was a death the Lord went through and a resurrection from the dead and alive and seated at the right hand of the Father to hear our prayer. He mention their will be those who are just and those who are unjust. So he was giving a message to allow his accusers the opportunity to confess and turn also to the Lord.
16  This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.
Paul knew the importance of his conscience and memory for the reason he believed the way he did for his imagination was alive with his own conversion gave him the affection he needed for such and time as this so his soul was alive with the truths of the gospel.
17  Now after many years I came to bring alms and offerings to my nation,
18  in the midst of which some Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with a mob nor with tumult.
Paul knew what it was life to support his nation, his church and the churches started in his travels. He reminded them of how often he went to the temple to worship the Lord all by himself which started no mobs to protest or any kind of tumult or problems.
19  They ought to have been here before you to object if they had anything against me.
These people that objected should be here know if they had a problem, where are my accusers is what he was saying to them.
20  Or else let those who are here themselves say if they found any wrongdoing in me while I stood before the council,
21  unless it is for this one statement which I cried out, standing among them, 'Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am being judged by you this day.' "  
Yes; there may be those here today that have something against me let them speak. I know it is hard to accept the fact someone died that I might have life and that is the reason I am here.
22  But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, he adjourned the proceedings and said, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case."
Here Paul says when Felix heard this he was aware of the way and adjourned the meeting and said, we need to wait unto the commander comes down to settle this case.
6  He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, and wanted to judge him according to our law. You even tried to profane or blasphemed the Temple and seized you to bring you into account according to the Law
7  But the commander Lysias came by and with great violence took him out of our hands,
8  commanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him." Then a commander Lysias came and took you out of our hands and wanted you to come before us here.
9  And the Jews also assented, maintaining that these things were so. The evidence against Paul was building but it was not revealing the truth.
10  Then Paul, after the governor had nodded to him to speak, answered: "Inasmuch as I know that you have been for many years a judge of this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself,
11  because you may ascertain that it is no more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship. Now Paul is given a opportunity to speak and began with admonishing them of their duties and how privileged he felt to defend himself after being in the Temple 12 days ago.
12  And they neither found me in the temple disputing with anyone nor inciting the crowd, either in the synagogues or in the city. Notice he did not fall into a trap but told exactly what he did and it was not arguing with the people, but just telling the truth Jesus is Lord and wants to rule and reign for He is the way, truth and life.
13  Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me. Those who accused me could not bring any accusations against me.
14  But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets. Here he is revealing how he came to know the Lord and began to worship the Lord as the law and Prophets suggested. He knew the law for he was a Pharisee and understood what it meant to see the Lord rule and reign in the Church today, now.
15  I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. Notice he had faith and hope in God for it was God who he worshiped and reverences so his prayer could be answered. He knew there was a death the Lord went through and a resurrection from the dead and alive and seated at the right hand of the Father to hear our prayer. He mention their will be those who are just and those who are unjust. So he was giving a message to allow his accusers the opportunity to confess and turn also to the Lord.
16  This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. Paul knew the importance of his conscience and memory for the reason he believed the way he did for his imagination was alive with his own conversion gave him the affection he needed for such and time as this so his soul was alive with the truths of the gospel.
17  Now after many years I came to bring alms and offerings to my nation,
18  in the midst of which some Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with a mob nor with tumult. Paul knew what it was life to support his nation, his church and the churches started in his travels. He reminded them of how often he went to the temple to worship the Lord all by himself which started no mobs to protest or any kind of tumult or problems.
19  They ought to have been here before you to object if they had anything against me. These people that objected should be here know if they had a problem, where are my accusers is what he was saying to them.
20  Or else let those who are here themselves say if they found any wrongdoing in me while I stood before the council,
21  unless it is for this one statement which I cried out, standing among them, 'Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am being judged by you this day.' "  Yes; there may be those here today that have something against me let them speak. I know it is hard to accept the fact someone died that I might have life and that is the reason I am here.
22  But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, he adjourned the proceedings and said, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case." Here Paul says when Felix heard this he was aware of the way and adjourned the meeting and said, we need to wait unto the commander comes down to settle this case.

Here we are seeing Paul yet in prison and controlled by the Roman Government with Ananias the High Priest and a Attorney Tertullus.
Acts 24:1-27 (NKJV)
1  Now after five days Ananias the high priest came down with the elders and a certain orator named Tertullus. These gave evidence to the governor against Paul. It is strange how often Christians are accused of causing problems and here Paul was accused of having evidence he was a trouble maker. 2  And when he was called upon, Tertullus began his accusation, saying: "Seeing that through you we enjoy great peace, and prosperity is being brought to this nation by your foresight, 3  we accept it always and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.  It is common for many to find something good abut you before they turn on you with contempt and Tertullus was commenting on how they where in a time of great peace  and prosperity  because of your message. 4  Nevertheless, not to be tedious to you any further, I beg you to hear, by your courtesy, a few words from us. Now Paul I want you to hear what we have to say about you and do not want to waste your time.   5  For we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. Your like a plague that is spreading throughout the land with your preaching about Jesus of Nazareth.
6  He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, and wanted to judge him according to our law.
You even tried to profane or blasphemed the Temple and seized you to bring you into account according to the Law
7  But the commander Lysias came by and with great violence took him out of our hands,
8  commanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him."
Then a commander Lysias came and took you out of our hands and wanted you to come before us here.
9  And the Jews also assented, maintaining that these things were so.
The evidence against Paul was building but it was not revealing the truth.
10  Then Paul, after the governor had nodded to him to speak, answered: "Inasmuch as I know that you have been for many years a judge of this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself,
11  because you may ascertain that it is no more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
Now Paul is given a opportunity to speak and began with admonishing them of their duties and how privileged he felt to defend himself after being in the Temple 12 days ago.
12  And they neither found me in the temple disputing with anyone nor inciting the crowd, either in the synagogues or in the city.
Notice he did not fall into a trap but told exactly what he did and it was not arguing with the people, but just telling the truth Jesus is Lord and wants to rule and reign for He is the way, truth and life.
13  Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me.
Those who accused me could not bring any accusations against me.
14  But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.
Here he is revealing how he came to know the Lord and began to worship the Lord as the law and Prophets suggested. He knew the law for he was a Pharisee and understood what it meant to see the Lord rule and reign in the Church today, now.
15  I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.
Notice he had faith and hope in God for it was God who he worshiped and reverences so his prayer could be answered. He knew there was a death the Lord went through and a resurrection from the dead and alive and seated at the right hand of the Father to hear our prayer. He mention their will be those who are just and those who are unjust. So he was giving a message to allow his accusers the opportunity to confess and turn also to the Lord.
16  This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.
Paul knew the importance of his conscience and memory for the reason he believed the way he did for his imagination was alive with his own conversion gave him the affection he needed for such and time as this so his soul was alive with the truths of the gospel.
17  Now after many years I came to bring alms and offerings to my nation,
18  in the midst of which some Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with a mob nor with tumult.
Paul knew what it was life to support his nation, his church and the churches started in his travels. He reminded them of how often he went to the temple to worship the Lord all by himself which started no mobs to protest or any kind of tumult or problems.
19  They ought to have been here before you to object if they had anything against me.
These people that objected should be here know if they had a problem, where are my accusers is what he was saying to them.
20  Or else let those who are here themselves say if they found any wrongdoing in me while I stood before the council,
21  unless it is for this one statement which I cried out, standing among them, 'Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am being judged by you this day.' "  
Yes; there may be those here today that have something against me let them speak. I know it is hard to accept the fact someone died that I might have life and that is the reason I am here.
22  But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, he adjourned the proceedings and said, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case."
Here Paul says when Felix heard this he was aware of the way and adjourned the meeting and said, we need to wait unto the commander comes down to settle this case.
6  He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, and wanted to judge him according to our law. You even tried to profane or blasphemed the Temple and seized you to bring you into account according to the Law
7  But the commander Lysias came by and with great violence took him out of our hands,
8  commanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him." Then a commander Lysias came and took you out of our hands and wanted you to come before us here.
9  And the Jews also assented, maintaining that these things were so. The evidence against Paul was building but it was not revealing the truth.
10  Then Paul, after the governor had nodded to him to speak, answered: "Inasmuch as I know that you have been for many years a judge of this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself,
11  because you may ascertain that it is no more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship. Now Paul is given a opportunity to speak and began with admonishing them of their duties and how privileged he felt to defend himself after being in the Temple 12 days ago.
12  And they neither found me in the temple disputing with anyone nor inciting the crowd, either in the synagogues or in the city. Notice he did not fall into a trap but told exactly what he did and it was not arguing with the people, but just telling the truth Jesus is Lord and wants to rule and reign for He is the way, truth and life.
13  Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me. Those who accused me could not bring any accusations against me.
14  But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets. Here he is revealing how he came to know the Lord and began to worship the Lord as the law and Prophets suggested. He knew the law for he was a Pharisee and understood what it meant to see the Lord rule and reign in the Church today, now.
15  I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. Notice he had faith and hope in God for it was God who he worshiped and reverences so his prayer could be answered. He knew there was a death the Lord went through and a resurrection from the dead and alive and seated at the right hand of the Father to hear our prayer. He mention their will be those who are just and those who are unjust. So he was giving a message to allow his accusers the opportunity to confess and turn also to the Lord.
16  This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. Paul knew the importance of his conscience and memory for the reason he believed the way he did for his imagination was alive with his own conversion gave him the affection he needed for such and time as this so his soul was alive with the truths of the gospel.
17  Now after many years I came to bring alms and offerings to my nation,
18  in the midst of which some Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with a mob nor with tumult. Paul knew what it was life to support his nation, his church and the churches started in his travels. He reminded them of how often he went to the temple to worship the Lord all by himself which started no mobs to protest or any kind of tumult or problems.
19  They ought to have been here before you to object if they had anything against me. These people that objected should be here know if they had a problem, where are my accusers is what he was saying to them.
20  Or else let those who are here themselves say if they found any wrongdoing in me while I stood before the council,
21  unless it is for this one statement which I cried out, standing among them, 'Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am being judged by you this day.' "  Yes; there may be those here today that have something against me let them speak. I know it is hard to accept the fact someone died that I might have life and that is the reason I am here.
22  But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, he adjourned the proceedings and said, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case." Here Paul says when Felix heard this he was aware of the way and adjourned the meeting and said, we need to wait unto the commander comes down to settle this case.


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