Mighty in the Scriptures ~ Reflections from Acts

“Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures came to Ephesus. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John. So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. And when he desired to cross to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him; and when he arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace; for he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.”⠀

Acts 18:24-28 NKJV⠀

Apollos was “mighty in the Scriptures”. He did not have a full revelation of the work of the Spirit. This is why Aquila and Priscilla had to speak to him privately to help his understanding. Apollos certainly appeared to be a brilliant and eloquent man and yet he humbled himself to hear from others of the fullness of the gospel. I love this! ⠀

What is important to point out here is the marriage of being “mighty in the Scriptures” and being led by the Spirit of God. We must not separate the two because true sons and daughters are Spirit-led.⠀

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”

Romans 8:14 AMPC⠀

But we must always have a firm foundation in scripture. Too many charismatic people get into trouble by not being grounded in the Bible. This is dangerous. Without the founding in the Word of God, we can slip into error.⠀

There is an awakening and arising of ‘prophetic theologians’ in the Body of Christ. I am one of them. We are those who love and revere scripture. It is our foundation. But we also move in the Spirit and with power. Are you a prophetic theologian or do you wish to be “mighty in the Scriptures?” Drop me a comment… 👇🏼⠀

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