- Acts 8:4-40
- Acts 9:1-43
“And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.” –Acts 8:39-40, ESV
Imagine being Philip. He follows the word of the Lord and shares the truth with the eunuch. Then, poof!, “Philip found himself at Azotus.” Scripture portrays it like no big deal. The eunuch receives a miraculous teaching from someone just happening along the way. Then the guy disappears. The eunuch, so enamored with his newfound faith, continues his celebration. And Philip simply “finds himself” at a totally different place.
God moved quick. The people in Azotus needed the word. Philip was available. Why waste time on a pesky thing like travel when evaporation and re-materialization gets the job done? When God moves, you gotta move with Him. Are you ready to take up the mantel should you just “find yourself” someplace in the next moment?