Therefore he reasoned in the synagoue with the Jews and with the Gentile worshipers, and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there.
The Christian’s constant witness may seem as worthless talk to some, but keep talking. Talking about Jesus is the spark that brings revival.
It is impossible to keep silent once you have truly believed the message of the gospel. In this story, you see Paul in Athens beholding all the idolatry and false teaching, and his spirit was grieved within him. He was surrounded by idols and idol worshipers. Once you have truly believed the gospel, all other teachings will cause you to rise up and speak the truth. This world is full of philosophers with followings, speaking empty lies to itching ears.
God had burned the message of the gospel into Paul’s heart, and He has burned it into mine as well. Telling the story is everything to me. A “babbler” is one who might appear to others as simple or ignorant. It is derived from the Greek word, spermologos, (sperm meaning seed, logos meaning to collect.) In the timed of the disciples, it had been used to describe someone who would survive by collecting scraps falling from the wagons and carts going through town. In a similar manner, Paul’s audience in this story most likely looked upon him as a mere babbler—distributing scattered knowledge here and there, but not truly learned about any subject.
Paul was not responsible for the results of the message, only for getting the message out. He was responsible for “babbling.” The hearers of were responsible for the results. Some mocked. Some procrastinated. Some believed and followed. It is like that in any revival.
Like Paul, as long as I have breathing in my body, I am going to keep on babbling. In the true sense of the word, it suggests on is outside of the world’s literary, philosophical realm—and that is just fine with me. I am not here to conform to this world’s philosophies…I have been transformed by the renewing of my mind! -(Steve Hill)
In early August, I will be moving to Orange County, California. We are believing that the Lord is going to pour out historic revival there. We plan to cover every area that the Jesus movement covered in 1970s. We will be preaching the Gospel in the streets, beaches, and everywhere else we can; to everybody that we can. The Lord has said to get a one way ticket, so Im not sure how long ill be there. I will continue to keep you updated on what the Lord is doing. Please pray that the Lord will release Heaven on earth, as He saves, heals, and delivers the masses.