Bahrain Ladies Christian Prison Ministry birthed 2005 to the present day (over 8 years) bring glory to GOD ALONE !
We pray in faith, belief O LORD for unbelievers. Amen!
And he (the jailer) brought them out (of the dungeon) and said, "Men, what is it necessary for me to do that I may be saved ? 31 And they (the prisoners) answered, BELIEVE in the LORD JESUS CHRIST (give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping) and you WILL be saved (and this applies both to) you, and your household as well. Amen!
How did the prisoners know this ? Because Paul had been speaking about JESUS to them in the prison and they had come to SALVATION !!!
Speaks about the purpose of GOD to put Paul in prison.
extracted.... For good reason, then, Paul joyfully explains to the Philippian believers that the net effect of his imprisonment has been to give their Roman brothers and sisters extraordinary courage to proclaim Christ, at the heart of the empire itself where storm clouds are brewing.The Gospel Advances Despite Ill-Will (1:15-17) These surprising sentences follow hard on the heels of verse 14, directly modifying most of the brothers [and sisters] (literally, "some, on the one hand, . . . others, on the other hand"). They describe two kinds of evangel-ism, in terms of motivation, taking place in Rome in response to Paul's imprisonment. They are surprising in part because nothing in verse 14 prepared us for this, and in part because of Paul's description of the second group and his attitude toward them. The description itself is set forth in a nearly perfect chiasmus (ABB' A' pattern):
A Some preach Christ because of envy and rivalry (v. 15)
B Others out of goodwill (v. 15)
B' The latter do so in love because they know my imprisonment i
on behalf of the gospel (v. 16)
A' The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely,
supposing they are causing affliction in my bonds (v. 17) -
FOR GOD'S GLORY ONLY
Philippians 1 Verse 18 - (Paul) But what does it matter so long as either way whether in pretence
(for personal ends) or in all honesty (for the spread of the Gospel), CHRIST is being proclaimed ? And in that I (now) REJOICE, yes, and I shall continue to REJOICE!
GOD'S PURPOSE IS TWO FOLD
19 For I am well assured and indeed KNOW that through your prayers and a bountiful supply of the Spirit of JESUS CHRIST this will turn out for my preservation (for the spiritual health and welfare of my own soul) and avail (be used to benefit) toward the SAVING WORK of the Gospel.