“And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip… And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority… had come to Jerusalem for to worship…sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran…and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? … Then Philip...preached unto him Jesus… they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God… they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing” (Acts 8:26-39).
Four things Involved in Soul Winning
1. A Christian with a zeal and burden – Philip.
2. An unsaved person with a desire to know God – Eunuch.
3. The Holy Spirit directing the Christian to the unsaved.
4. The Word of God to open hearts to the Lord.
Philip asked the man, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man answered, “How can I except some man guide me.” If people do not understand, they cannot be saved. Philip used the Word of God to help the man understand. The man had a desire and open mind to know God. You cannot help someone who does not believe the Bible or has a closed mind. The Word of God may be planted, but it must be received to produce fruit. Christians should know the Bible and use it. No one is saved without the Word of God. No one!
A Witness Into The Deaf World
The Eunuch is a picture of the deaf world that needs to understand. “How can I know except some man guide me?” Deaf people, as the hearing, can only know what they have been told. It is hard for deaf people to understand the Gospel on TV or radio as hearing people do. It is hard for deaf people to understand many books, or literature. It is hard…. (To be continued.)