Hold The Ropes

Acts 9

25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.

OUR TEXT TODAY IS A WONDERFUL BLESSING!
Paul’s life was in danger. And some of the Brethren came up with this ingenious idea to put him in a basket and let him down a wall that is about sixty feet high. 

Interestingly, at that very moment Paul’s life was in their hands.
If they did not hold the ropes well, Paul will fall off the basket to his death. If the dropped him carelessly, Paul would have crash landed to his hurt.

At this very moment, Paul and all that he will come to represent were in the hands of these men. The very dispensation of grace was in their hands…….in how the held the ropes.
It is clear also to note that the Blessed Spirit was brutally silent here concerning who these men were. He refuses to give us even their names!
It is clear then that these men were out to serve and propagate the gospel. They were not interested in fame, renown, stardom, publicity or recognition.

To these “faceless” men God committed the life of the greatest apostle to walk in shoe leather.
Thank God they did not fail. Paul was dropped safely to the ground and unto safety.
It must be clear that those men may not have known Paul’s future. But they rendered their service at the very risk of their own lives.

God has called you to hold the rope in different areas. May the ropes never fall off your hand.
You may be holding the rope for someone’s salvation, don’t let go.

Every Believer is holding the rope for the advancement of the gospel, hold the rope until the gospel gets to all the places it is supposed to get to by your hands.
Don’t be weary or faint. Your reward shall be great. HOLD THE ROPE!

To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!