Whole House Salvation

Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.  And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Acts 16:29-32, 34

On of the greatest blessings and privileges of being a Christian is getting to see things like this.  Think of the day that Paul and Silas had here.  They started the day by getting arrested and thrown in jail.  They sang and prayed, and went through an earthquake that was sent by God.  They stayed in the prison, and were able to lead the jailor and his family to the Lord.  They finished the day in the jailor’s house, eating with his family and rejoicing and praising the Lord for His goodness and mercy.  That’s quite a day!

We may not get the being thrown in prison and going through an earthquake, but we can occasionally see a man and his family believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.  That is a tremendous blessing.

It is, of course, a joy and blessing to see one person come to the Lord.  But it is especially nice to see one person come to the Lord and then see their family also come to the Lord, one by one.  I have had the privilege of seeing this a few times in my lifetime.  It just helps to give us a little better understanding of just how powerful the gospel really is.  What a wonderful Saviour!

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