Acts 16:16-18

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16Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

2 responses to “Acts 16:16-18

  1. Do you think only good spirits have supernatural ability? This evil spirit was able to see the future and it also proclaimed the truth of God and salvation. I am not sure why this evil spirit proclaimed the power of God and His salvation.

    Paul had dominion over this spirit and the power that he possessed from God and the spirit obeyed in the name of the Christ.

  2. I read this a couple of times, read through some of the commentaries and even read Chris White’s tweet – and here are my thoughts

    In the reading of the commentaries I did not see the tone of what she was saying – was it sincerity or sarcasm – Did she honestly believe in what she was saying and if so – can one truly believe in the True Living God and be possessed???

    Her agreement with what the disciples were saying could also be damaging to their testimony – if people knew this girl, knew her past and her “prophecies” and now is agreement with the Paul, Luke and the others – it could be a hinderance to what they were doing

    As to why Paul let it go on for days – that Im unsure –

    But thats my thoughts for now – back to reading and writing – BOOYA

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