Acts 8:37-40 King James Version (KJV)
37 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.
38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
39 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.
40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
Acts 8:37-40 Amplified Bible (AMP)
37 Philip said to him, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he replied, “I do believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”] 38 And he ordered that the chariot be stopped; and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord [suddenly] took Philip [and carried him] away [to a different place]; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the good news [of salvation] to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea [Maritima].
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37 All we have to do for us to be ready for baptism is believe who Jesus is and what He has done for us, if we don’t then we would be doing it for the wrong reasons any way.
38 Philip Baptized him, Philip was not a pastor anyone who is called by Christ can baptize.
39 So the Spirit takes Philip away similar to Elijah going to heaven but Philip would just be taken where the Spirit wanted him.
40 Philip was just taken away rather then take time to figure out what happened he continues the work of the Lord when things happen in our life that we don’t understand it often times effects our service but we should keep serving no matter what.
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