Acts 19:9 – But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the people, he withdrew from them and took the disciples away with him, and had discussions daily in the school of Tyrannus.
Paul always started his ministry in a synagogue when he came to a city. He would minister there first, reaching out to the Jewish community, then he would go to the Gentiles. He began his ministry in Ephesus by ministering in the synagogue. That lasted for about three months until dissension broke out over Paul’s preaching which caused him to move his meetings to a local meeting hall called the School of Tyrannus. Paul continued daily meetings from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. for the next two years. During that time amazing things began to take place. Luke said that ‘unusual miracles’ began to break out. He didn’t really express what the miracles were like; He just said that the anointing was so intense that sweat rags that Paul had been using were sent everywhere and healing and deliverance was breaking out wherever these rags were placed on someone’s body. That may sound strange or highly suspect to some, but the truth is that the anointing is tangible. It has substance, even though it can’t be seen, and it is transferable. Apparently, these daily meetings were characterized by saturation. The more time everyone spent in this atmosphere of spiritual saturation, the more potent the anointing came. Miracles, unusual miracles, were the result.
Luke also said that the whole region was effected. In those two years, all of Asia (modern day Turkey) heard the word of God. Apparently ministers went out from these meetings and the seven churches of Asia were the result.
Luke also said that the word of God began to prevail in Ephesus. Many who had been involved in false religion, witchcraft, or the occult began to repent. There was actually a burning of their occult materials which Luke said was valued at over five million dollars. Surely, the Word and the Spirit prevailed over every stronghold that had held the people of Ephesus in captivity.
The church in Ephesus became a hub of early Christianity. The church here was said to be pastored by Timothy and then by the Apostle John. Not a bad legacy founded by the apostle Paul, pastored by Paul’s son in the faith Timothy, and followed up by the apostle John. All of this traces back to a two year revival of daily meetings that shook an entire region and advanced God’s kingdom. Do it again Lord!!!!!