|Acts 13:2-4 |
2 And while they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate to me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."
3 And when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent sent them off.
4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit1, departed to Seleucia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
1 Being sent forth by the Holy Spirit. Note! Paul and Barnabas were sent by the Holy Spirit. A true minister of the Lord is told exactly what to do and when to do it. A true minister of the Lord does not set his plans from the carnal mind. He who does not gather with me scatters. Luke 11:23, Mat 12:30 (To gather with him, is by his direction). When you witness, teach, or preach for him, not with him, you are scattering the sheep.
To gather with him, is to gather with his specific promptings, and words supplied at that moment.
If you lead someone to the Lord without his specific instructions, your convert is twice as fit for Hell as yourself.