PAUL’S LAST MESSAGE
The apostle Paul, the man sent by God to the Gentiles, after writing 13 books (epistles/letters) of the New Testament was finally imprisoned in Rome in his last days.
The Book of the Acts of the Apostles records that Paul was under ‘house arrest’ but did have some freedoms as far as preaching and teaching. We read in Acts 28 “When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in greater numbers. From morning till evening he expounded to them, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets.” We have to remember that Paul was a highly educated theological Pharisee who did know the Law and the Prophets. His message was “testifying to the Kingdom of God and about Jesus.”
A few verses later we read, “Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen. He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.” He welcomed all who came and told them about the Kingdom of God and about Jesus. That was his final message and it is ours as well.
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus