Act 20:1 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto [him] the disciples, and embraced [them], and departed for to go into Macedonia. COMMENT: Paul said goodbye to the twelve Jewish disciples.

Act 20:2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them MUCH EXHORTATION, he came into Greece, COMMENT: He returned to encourage believers who had been saved in previous missions.

Act 20:3 And [there] abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia. COMMENT: Another persecution rose up against him, but they also failed. Spiritual warfare is just as real as war on a battlefield. Saint Paul is a man of extremely sharp discernment. He would perceive a hint of hostility in his potential persecutors and would immediately know what it meant, where someone of less discernment would not know persecutors were lying in wait to ambush him.

Act 20:4 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus. COMMENT: Saint Paul's team for THE THIRD MISSIONARY JOURNEY consisted of the above eight from various cities he had gone to; but the twelve Jewish disciples were left behind perhaps to continue the work in Ephesus as hot coals that might keep the fire alive while Paul was elsewhere doing the work of God.

Act 20:5 These going before tarried for us at Troas.

Act 20:6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days. COMMENT: Some of the missionary team went ahead perhaps on foot for lack of funds and the rendevouz was made in Troas where they all were together there for seven days. The distance between Ephesus and Troas appears to be somewhere around eighty miles. In those days the people were accustomed to walking so it is conceivable they could have done so in four days without too much hardship.

Act 20:7 And upon the first [day] of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. COMMENT: The disciples at Troas came together and partook of holy communion together on Sunday, the first day of the week and Paul, being a Master of the faith had much to preach unto them if you understand "disciples" to mean that group of believers at Troas whose lives were separated unto the gospel of Jesus Christ. In those days of so many signs and wonders and miracles, and with such powerful preachers going about preaching in the Spirit; it was common for new believers to immediately commit their lives totally unto the service of God; in the hope they too could become empowered in Christ!

In today's world with so many technological distractions to where the natural creation has been replaced by man's idea of living; people rarely walk to their destinations anymore. So the concept of walking in the Spirit faded into oblivion until the Lord revealed it to where abundant revelations of THE ANOINTING have been made available on this website.

Although Saint Paul rode in boats from one point to another in his missionary journies, it would be wise to note that he could walk in the Spirit in a ship whereas you must remain seated in buses, and in planes and cars.

Act 20:8/9 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

Act 20:10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing [him] said, "Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him." COMMENT: This kind of a healing is reminiscent of Elijah falling on the child to bring him back to life, not for any sensuality; but for maximum exposure of the Spirit that was upon Paul. For those who are not truly the Lord's anointed servants, falling on the dead would be of no avail whatsoever. It is not the flesh who heals, but the person of the Holy Spirit, Christ in the Lord's anointed; when it is his will to do so.

Act 20:11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even til break of day, so he departed. COMMENT: Paul preached another six or seven hours possibly before departing in what appears to have been twelve or more hours of preaching so great is his zeal and knowledge in the Lord.

Act 20:12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted. COMMENT: They were greatly comforted.

Act 20:13 And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot. COMMENT: Who is the "we" of Acts 20:13? It is the author of the book of Acts who out of humility has hidden his identity somewhat from us. But we are sure it is Saint Luke, the beloved Jewish Physician who traveled with the Apostle Prophet Saint Paul to make sure he was in the best possible health. As you see thes pronouns "we" and "us" in the subsequent verses, it is the author speaking.

Act 20:14 And when he met with US at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.

Act 20:15 And WE sailed there, and came the next [day] over against Chios; and the next [day] we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next [day] WE came to Miletus.

Act 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

Act 20:17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the Church. COMMENT: Saint Paul is not only in command of his team of missionaries that he has gathered from the harvest of his own miraculous power preaching, he is clearly in command of the Church at Ephesus.

Act 20:18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, "You know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,

Acts 20:19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:

Acts 20:20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable [unto you], but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

Act 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Act 20:22 And now, behold, I go bound in the Spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

Act 20:23 except the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying bonds and afflictions abide me.

Act 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Act 20:25 And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

Act 20:26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I [am] pure from the blood of all [men].

Act 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

Act 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood. COMMENT: Paul is talking to the leadership of the Church, the overseers.

Act 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. COMMENT: Here Saint Paul speaks as a Prophet, telling them grievous wolves will enter in among the Church; and this has continued to come to pass down through the centuries even here in America where those grieveous solves Jim Jones and David Koresh led their congregations into early graves in their madness.

Act 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. COMMENT: Here is another problem in the the Christian world, that although some are not wolves; they speak perverse things to draw away disciples after themselves; and this Kenneth Copeland and many others are doing, so they point to their multi-million dollar jets as proof of their holiness and closeness to God while holy Scripture clearly teaches materialistic prosperity is not evidence of godliness.

Believers are instructed to withdraw from such who suppose "GAIN IS GODLINESS." 1 Timothy 6:5 You are not to listen to them. They are "DESTITUTE OF THE TRUTH."

Saint Paul went on to say to the elders of the Church at Troas:

Act 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

Act 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. COMMENT: The word "sanctified" might be better understood here as "among all them which are saved."

We find elsewhere in the New Testament Saint Paul praying the Lord "sanctify them wholly" (1 Thessalonians 5:23) which points to spiritual perfection; therefore "an inheritance among all them which are sanctified speaks to the body of Christ in general once we are all Resurrected.

And the inheritance Saint Paul is speaking of the elders attaining to, are the treasures of the divine nature the Apostle Prophet was obviously storing up in heaven. He will have an inheritance among all who are sanctified unto salvation.

Saint Paul went on to tell them:

Act 20:33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. COMMENT: Many have taken the role of minister to the body of Christ in today's world coveting wealth. Here Saint Paul makes it clear coveteousness does not belong in the heart of a minister of the Word of God.

Act 20:34 Yea, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. COMMENT: Those who say they are ministers ought to follow hard after Saint Paul's example that they too might be able to say their hands have ministered unto their necessities.

Act 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so labouring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Act 20:36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.

Act 20:37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, COMMENT: There is no doubt they love Paul.

Act 20:38 Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.