And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. (Acts 8:34-38)
The eunuch’s response by faith to the new birth by the Spirit of God and the Word of God led to immediate baptism as a demonstration of what He had already received from God by faith. The Word of God spoke to him as the Spirit of God used Philip to teach and preach Jesus Christ, the Messiah of God to this Jewish convert that the Gospel might go with him to the uttermost parts of the earth as Christ had proclaimed. The eunuch confessed Christ not only with his words, but also with his heart in obedience to the Lord.
No matter what our circumstances we should look for opportunities to preach the Word, teach Christ from the Scriptures, and witness of the resurrection and God’s power to those around us. We also teach of the justice and judgment of God, for God is just, and his justice is what demands a payment for sin, which Christ paid on our behalf because of his mercy and love. God loves everyone, and is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and faith in Him. He sends us to tell others, just as He did with Philip, that they might be saved. We are to be found faithful and obedient, as Philip was, and go where we are sent, say what He tells us to say in the context of the need, and be willing and available to continue to serve Him and those we are sent to serve in His Name.
God calls all His people to holiness and obedience to Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our GOD has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of GOD so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of GOD might have life in His Name.
GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.