I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago (whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows) was caught up to the third heaven.
They were only hearing, “The one who once persecuted us is now proclaiming the good news 1 of the faith he once tried to destroy.”
Since I was confident that you would obey, I wrote to you, because I knew that you would do even more than 1 what I am asking you to do.
When Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger 1 to them and spoke to them harshly. He asked, “Where do you come from?” They answered, 2 “From the land of Canaan, to buy grain for food.” 3
The man 1 replied, “Who made you a ruler 2 and a judge over us? Are you planning 3 to kill me like you killed that 4 Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid, thinking, 5 “Surely what I did 6 has become known.”
“‘When a person sins 1 in that he hears a public curse against one who fails to testify 2 and he is a witness (he either saw or knew what had happened 3 ) and he does not make it known, 4 then he will bear his punishment for iniquity. 5
He said to his father and mother, “I have not seen him,” 1 and he did not acknowledge his own brothers or know his own children, for they kept your word, and guarded your covenant.
So Gideon took ten of his servants 1 and did just as the Lord had told him. He was too afraid of his father’s family 2 and the men of the city to do it in broad daylight, so he waited until nighttime. 3
The Lord’s messenger said to Manoah, “If I stay, 1 I will not eat your food. But if you want to make a burnt sacrifice to the Lord, you should offer it.” (He said this because Manoah did not know that he was the Lord’s messenger.) 2
As they approached 1 Micah’s house, they recognized the accent 2 of the young Levite. So they stopped 3 there and said to him, “Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? What is your business here?” 4
Samuel said, “Is it not true that when you were insignificant in your own eyes, you became head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord chose 1 you as king over Israel.
So Saul sent messengers to capture David. When they saw a company of prophets prophesying with Samuel standing there as their leader, the spirit of God came upon Saul’s messengers, and they also prophesied.
The king replied, “How is the young man Absalom?” Ahimaaz replied, “I saw a great deal of confusion when Joab was sending the king’s servant and me, your servant, but I don’t know what it was all about.”
So the king got up and sat at the city gate. When all the people were informed that the king was sitting at the city gate, they 1 all came before him.But the Israelite soldiers 2 had all fled to their own homes. 3