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But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some other believers before the city officials, shouting: “These men who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here.”
This is the story of Paul and Silas in the city of Thessalonica. As was their custom, whenever they went into a large city they would immediately go to the synagogue and preach. In this story, they told the people that Jesus the Messiah had to die and rise again to cleanse people from their sins. So many were turning to Christ that Jewish leaders became jealous of them and raided a church member’s house. His name was Jason and they dragged him to the city officials claiming that these men who have caused trouble everywhere else have now come here!
What Jason and other God-fearing people had done was open their hearts and homes to these men of God. Paul and Silas had a reputation of healing men and women of their ailments and casting out evil spirits and lifting the hope level in every city they went to. If this is called causing trouble, then “I Guess I’m A Troublemaker Too!” It seems that today, the leaders are content to let the devil rule their cities. Anyone who is called to preach the gospel is called a “Troublemaker!” But the kind of trouble you and I bring to any great city or small community is called trouble for the devil. So, if that’s what Bible troublemakers do, then “I Guess I’m A Troublemaker Too!”
I’m asking You to give me more Holy Spirit power so I can be a continual Troublemaker to the devil. Amen