Acts 8: 4 – 8 [KJV]: 4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word. 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. 8 And there was great joy in that city.
Philip (not the apostle), one of the many disciples of Jesus; chosen as a deacon but called by God as an evangelist; full of the Holy Ghost, faith, good report and power. He yielded himself to the Lord to carry out the great commission with an utmost urgency. He “alone” went to Samaria, and by the Holy Ghost got almost everybody saved.
Samaria, a city laden with sick folks and manipulated by demon spirits later became a citadel for the gospel. Even Simon, the greatest holder of some powers in that city lost his grips. He became a believer! Samaria suddenly became a city of Joy. The joy of the gospel…
Philip alone! With no team member, no assistant pastor or associate evangelist! Philip alone! O Dear Philip! He was available by the Spirit to be used for the Ethiopia eunuch, the eunuch carried the gospel to his country, he became a gateway for the gospel to Africa.
Dear friend, be inspired; be like Philip! Such men like these are needed in these crucial times. If we are all Philips, our cities will experience great joy like Samaria did. The whole creation groans and travails in pains until now; they await our manifestation (Romans 8: 19 – 22). The world has not yet known the power of one man who is fully persuaded and yielded to the Lord!
CONFESSION – I am inspired today with the historical account in Acts 8; my passion to spread the glorious gospel of the blessed Lord Jesus Christ is increasing in greater measure and I am taking my city and nation for God. I am instructed, I am full of the Holy Ghost and power, filled the anointing of God Spirit to reap the massive harvest of souls around me and beyond. Glory to God!