Acts, Chapter 20 - Paul in Macedonia and Greece
20 After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and when he had encouraged them and taken his leave of them, he left to go to Macedonia. 2 When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. 3 And there he spent three months, and when a plot was formed against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia. 4 And he was accompanied by Sopater of Berea, the son of Pyrrhus, and by Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia. 5 Now these had gone on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas. 6 We sailed from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and reached them at Troas within five days; and we stayed there for seven days.
- After the uproar had ceases
o The time of senseless yelling and anger had stopped
- Paul sent for the disciples
o And when we encouraged them
o And taken his leave of them
o He left for Macedonia
- Days of unleavened bread “free from leaven or yeast”; “free from fault or sin”
- Troas ““a horse prepared for battle”; “a man prepared for battle”
- Five days “five is the number for grace”
- Seven days “seven is the number of completion, perfection and rest”
- After the people stopped yelling; humility came and encouragement from the land of the tall (heaven). Those who were unstable, covered in the mire of their sin would be visited thrice (one person; three times; the Trinity); belonging to the Jewish Nation; exalted from the land of the tall (lifted high on the cross); savior of his father (a savior sent by His Father); to handle a heavy, weighty matter (sin); having the color of fire (judgement); red (blood); the best ruler; would bring good fortune to a populous city; the Lord; would open the gate and set the captives free; covering their sin; honoring God by being faithful feeding the foster children until the break of dawn; when the SON rises and mounts his horse to return; after the days of unleavened bread (purification; repentance); a celebration of grace and the completion of the redemption unto rest.
7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.
- On the first day of the week (this would be the Lord’s day)
- When we were gathered together to break bread (Maybe the Lord’s Supper)
- Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day
o Just like when Jesus had the last supper before leaving to be crucified
- And he prolonged his message until midnight
o Sounds like me ;-)
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