Not for Sissies
The Bible is not for sissies. I’m still in Acts 13.
49 Now the word of the Lord spread throughout the whole region. 50 But the Jewish leaders incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and they drove them out of their district. 51 But Paul and Barnabas shook the dust off their feet against them, and they went on to Iconium. 52 And the disciples were filled with joy and the Ruach ha-Kodesh. source
The influential church ladies and the leading men, (notice the women are mentioned first) people with a form of godliness but no relationship with YESHUA, (see 2 Timothy 3:5-7) rose up against the people of GOD.
I am seeing a form of this today. Media has streamed it right into our living rooms: Influential women who talk a good game of helping women have joined forces and voices (and some men have joined them) to speak against and ‘run out of town’ the people of GOD.
So what do we do? The same as did Paul and Barnabas. Let us be filled with the HOLY SPIRIT and the Joy of the LORD, shake off the dust and move on to those who have not considered themselves UNFIT for the Salvation of GOD. (verse 46)