Don’t you just love the Pharisees? They condemned the very ones delivering the message of the very things they were claiming to pray for! In fact, they even charged Paul with losing his mind for speaking the Truth; for speaking of the Risen King in whom they claimed to be waiting for!
Sound hypocritical? Good, because it is.
What are you praying for today? For Jesus’ return? I tell you He’s coming! Is this your response as well?
And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words. For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner. King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?” And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.” (Acts 26:24-29)