Chosen to be a “City of Light”
In Acts 19, we read of a supernatural move of God that began in the city of Ephesus in Asia Minor, the present-day country of Turkey. Ephesus was a major hub of false religion, commerce, and culture. Governmentally and geographically, it was of major importance. Paul visited Ephesus as recorded in Acts 19:1. Only a few believers were there, but because of the Apostle Paul’s discernment and ability to be led by the Holy Spirit, Ephesus was chosen to be a “City of Light,” if you will, for all Asia. As you read the rest of the chapter, several things emerge:
- The need for the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
- A commitment of time.
- Intentional strategic training and education.