por Rory Rodgers
After praying and fasting, the disciples in Jerusalem send out Paul and Silas, according to the direction of the Holy Spirit. Along the way they met a Jewish sorcerer, Bar-Jesus, who was with Proconsul Sergius Paulus. The proconsul wanted to know more about Jesus but the sorcerer tried to dissuade him. Filled with the Holy Spirit, Saul, now called Paul, confronted the sorcerer who was made blind for a time. This was very direct, righteous anger directed to one who would impede the gospel, similar to what Jesus would have done – loving people enough to tell them the truth. For us, we need to be wary of people like the sorcerer who believe a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and think it’s OK. Satan uses “religion” all the time to get people off track in their walk with the Lord.