Today we will examine the story of the Divine appointment

between Philip the evangelist and an Ethiopian Eunuch.

Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.” So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”  And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. The place in the Scripture which he read was this: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened not His mouth. In His humiliation His justice was taken away, and who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.” So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. Acts 8:26-38 (NKJV)

It is a high priority with God that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached to all people everywhere. And the Lord will use every kind of evangelistic method from large stadium events to one-on-one relationships. If you pay attention and listen to the voice of the Lord you will find He will set up Divine appointments along your life’s journey. Pray for those opportunities. Then look for them. I am convinced that one of the biggest reasons God does not use some people to share the Gospel is simple that they are not willing. Are you willing? Then pray for divine appointments. Then be ready to be used by the Lord! God wants to use you. Are you willing?

Pastor Mike