Acts Chapter 9

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Acts 9

1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.

9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.

17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.

20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?

22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:

24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.

26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.

27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.

29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.

33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.

34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.

35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

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39 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 9

  1. This chapter is a revelation not only of sight for Saul; but, also in spirit and in Truth. There are so many walking around with scales on their eyes and not able to see the God who loves them. Verse 22 KJV “But Saul increased the MORE in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.” We must be like Saul and get our momentum up and plow straight into the opposition and begin to chip away at these scales (sin/lies) that are blinding people from Truth.

  2. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

    God’s chosen ones don’t have to hide and be ashamed, feeling unworthy to be seen and heard, but rather children of the Heavenly King are able to go before earthly kings, leaders, and all who will receive them, proclaiming Truth!

  3. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. (‭Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭18‬ KJV)

    Remove the scales from our eyes, so that we may see again.
    Being discouraged, hurt, bitter, talked about amongst each other, etc. can actually blind you. You lose passion, the fire, the hunger, and your purpose, as you lose focus because you’re trying to guard your heart from the body/family that has hurt you along the way in your walk/relationship with the savior. You may be broken, but don’t become bitter. As long as you’re living there is hope! Every scale that falls from your eyes can lead you to see the true light and allow you to live and not die. The world may fail you, but, know that The Lord has heard your prayers, and He is with you now. He will comfort you, and strengthen you.

    And he will use you for His Kingdom, and He shall be GLORIFIED!!!!

    Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭10‬ KJV)

  4. DON’T JUDGE!!!!!!!

    13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
    14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
    15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
    16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.
    17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

    How many times we look at certain people and we are nudge to invite them to church but must of the people say to themselves, “look at them there is no way they are going to change or you feel like you will be wasting that track or invite??? Who are we to decide who is worthy of His Grace or not??? I am guilty of it sometimes. We need to let them & God make that decision not us. At one time in our lives WE ALSO WEREN’T WORTHY OF HIS GRACE; BUT HE GAVE IT WILLINGLY !!!!!!! Our Job is to share HIS Gospel to ALL equally without judgement. You never know if you are denying to share it with the next Missionary that will covert isis to Christianity.

  5. 29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

    30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

    31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

    There is much here about the conversion of Saul of Tarsus which was later changed to Paul the Apostle.

    3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

    4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

    5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

    Yes he saw a bright light brighter than the noon day sun and heard a voice speaking to him. Paul became a great worker in the kingdom of God!

    Verse 31 took my attention by storm: The churches had rest, I perceive in this that persecution from Saul of Tarsus for a while was not there, The conversion of this one Saul changed for the churches for period of time.
    The churches was edified walking in the fear of the Lord and comfort of the Holy Ghost. What better thing could happen at any church than to be walking in the comfort of the Holy Ghost.
    I see this as what it takes to bring revival to any church and I think we can have this at POFW when we have these two factors.
    1. Have a high fear of the Lord
    2. Be so full of the Holy Ghost that we have such comfort and trust in God.

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    “Increase the More”
    22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

    How do you increase the more? This is of course, talking about Saul increasing in strength. Saul didn’t all the sudden become a bodybuilder and start increasing muscle…This strength is what comes from receiving revelation in the Word of God.

    “I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a pure-blooded citizen of Israel and a member of the tribe of Benjamin–a real Hebrew if there ever was one! I was a member of the Pharisees, who demand the strictest obedience to the Jewish law.” Philippians 3:5.

    The strength that Saul received was daily revelation in the truth of the scriptures. The Holy Ghost gave Saul Strength to confound the Jews. This is why we need the daily blog (daily bread) because it increases our strength.

  7. “…walking in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.”

    Praise God!! What an amazing feeling it is to walk in the comfort of the Spirit. Knowing God has control of all things, having utmost FAITH in Him and feeling the love and FAITH that He has in you. My GOD is so good. I love you, Lord!!!

  8. 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

    6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

    Once a person really knows who Jesus is, he is willing to do what ever Jesus wants him to and follow his commandments. The problem is not letting our own selfish will take over.

  9. No superheroes in the kingdom

    Acts 9:22 (Weymouth New Testament)
    22 Saul, however, gained more and more influence, and as for the Jews living in Damascus, he bewildered them with his proofs that Jesus is the Christ.

    There are no superheroes in the kingdom of God. In modern society the superhero culture purports that a few individuals with special giftings will help save and protect the world.

    These individuals come from all walks of life but sacrifice themselves to be the world’s guardians.

    In the church the power isn’t in individuals, but in God. Our abilities, and talents do not come from us activating our powers, but from us dying to self and submitting to God.

    The church is a body unified for the Lord’s purpose. The goal is to save the world, but he knows the best way to get it done.

    When we try to use our own abilities to save the world we fail, and hinder the fulfillment of the will of God.

    Moses tried to become a superhero to Egypt, killed a man, and then had to run for his life.

    Peter slew the ear of Malchus a roman guard. Jesus healed it saying “if you live by the sword you will die by the sword.”

    Superheroes are called on when help is needed. This means their powers are relied upon.

    The church is called to help, but we rely upon Jesus.

    Saul began to increase not because of Saul but because of Jesus. He gained more influence and the Jews were confounded not because of Saul, but because he preached Jesus.

    John said “I must decrease and he must increase.”

    Superheroes receive glory and honor for what they do. All glory and honor belongs to God.

  10. 41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

    42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

    Tabitha gave of herself to the needy by making coats for them and being a friend to widows. She was loved by the people and they were extremely sad when she died. Thankfully Peter who up to this point never raised anyone from the dead had the faith to believe God would heal her. God did raise her up and I believe she continued to bless peoples lives.

  11. INCREASED MORE

    22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

    In the midst of confusion and great opposition, in the face of adversity we find Saul increased in the ministry of MORE. MORE in strength, we learn from Saul how to respond in times of adversity; not withdrawing into silence of fear, but speaking MORE in the name of JESUS, sharing MORE of JESUS, preaching MORE of JESUS.

    The law of reciprocal (serving to reciprocate :consisting of or functioning as a return in kind) power is revealed here through Saul, the MORE he spoke of JESUS, the MORE he increased in strength. I pray the LORD our GOD help us in understanding this great opportunity to every believer. Speak MORE in the name of JESUS and receive MORE of JESUS.

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  12. vs -15-16
    The verse sums up the story of Pauls life reflected later in Acts and Pauls own 13 N.T.letters. Through Paul the church became primarily Gentile rather than Jewish.

  13. I have to different thoughts here. First:

    3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

    The name Damascus translates into silent is the sackcloth weaver. Sackcloth by definition is a course cloth (made from goat or camel hair usually) worn in mourning and penitence. The only reason for sackcloth garments to be made is heavy grief and sorrow. It must be a very humbling job to make something for people that they will only use to represent their pain, I imagine that’s why the sackcloth weaver is silent. Saul full of pride and vengeance on a people he thought was wrong had an abrupt humbling experience. Whether or not he physically donned sackcloth is left unsaid but Jesus brought him to a place of spiritual sackcloth wearing: true sorrow for his wrong doing and repentance.

    Second:
    Acts 9:40
    But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
    Jesus promised that greater works than he would be done by us. Peter walked in this promise. It wasn’t by his own power and it won’t be by ours. Peter prayed and then spoke to tabitha. We need to plug into our power source! The more we have of Jesus the more we can share Him with others! MORE!

  14. 3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

    4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

    5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

    6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

    God can use anyone! God took a man that didn’t believe in him, he took a man that had been killing Christians, and he filled him with the Holy Ghost! God used this man to speak to souls! It doesn’t matter what your past may be, it doesn’t matter if you think you’re to far gone, because that’s not what God said, He can use you!!

  15. No matter where we come from or who we were; Jesus can use us. Saul was not a nice person. However, Jesus knew He could use Saul and that he would be a valuable asset to the Kingdom. Remember that just because we have turned our life over to the Lord does not deliver us from people who knew us before Christ. Sometimes they will not believe we have changed until we are able to prove ourselves.

  16. And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” (‭Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭17‬ NKJV)

    The Lord call the ones you least expect. He gives mercy to the ones that hated him and didn’t even believe in him.
    When you are in the world you do not expect to be called. But when the Lord comes to you personally you’ll be a fool to run.

    Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. (‭Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭39‬ NKJV)

    How would you be know when you are dead. As a person who kept hate in your heart. That lived a life of bitterness.

    Or a person who loved and and have hope to others.
    Dorcas died helping others. She made cloths for others cause she cared for them. So when she died people were heart broken cause they loved her dearly. she was a servant to others.

    How would you be remembered?
    Would people remember the good deeds you did for them?

    Show the love of Christ.

  17. 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

    40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

    The Lord is going to place people on our path who are meant to rise. The disciple Ananias and Peter both were called to raise up fallen people. Power was given to the disciples and saints to be used for miracles. The last days church isn’t going to be silent like a dead church mouse, it’s going to be celebrating ressurrection power.

    Micah 7:8 Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.

  18. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

    There was no question in Pauls’ mind that he had an encounter with the Lord. His lifestyle changed, his actions and his attitude from that day forward were totally different. When we have an encounter with the Lord, our lives should follow the same pattern. Places we go, things we did, things we said, actions and attitudes should all take on the nature of Jesus Christ. Those around us should see that transformation and we should be able to be convicted of being Christ like in every aspect of our life.

  19. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

    Jesus help me do your will always Lord! If I don’t walk in your path I am not pleasing you Jesus. Direct my path everyday Jesus so your will may be done. Help me be sensitive to your voice Jesus and that I may be holy for you are holy Jesus!!!!!

  20. 6, “And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, ARISE, and GO into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.”
    11, “And the Lord said unto him, (spaking of Ananias), ARISE, and GO into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth.”
    39, “Then Peter AROSE and WENT with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.”
    Yesterday we read in Acts 8:26, “And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, ARISE and GO toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.”

    The command was given to ARISE and GO. If Saul, Ananias, Peter, and Philip had not obeyed, then souls would still be lost, revival would not take place, and miracles would not have happened. But, because they did obey, souls were saved, revivals took place, and miracles happened.

    I was thinking about what Bishop Foster talked about last night. If all we do is go to church and sit on a pew and praise the Lord, then we are not obeying the commands of the Lord to tell others about Jesus, seeing revivals take place, and seeing miracles happen in their lives. If we want to see souls saved, revivals take place, and miracles happen in peoples lives, we must obey the commands to ARISE and GO. So stop sitting around. GET UP and GO!!

  21. Acts 9:376 in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha she was always doing good and helping the poor. About that time she become sick and died and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. Lydia was near Joppa so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda they sent two men to him and urged him please come at once. Peter went with them and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All widows stood around him crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Diecast made while she was still with them. Peter sent them all out of the room then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning towards the dead woman he said Tabitha get up. She opened her eyes and seeing Peter she sat up.

  22. “And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.” There was a process before Saul was baptized.

    “But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.” There was a process before Tabitha arose. One can observe there were steps followed; there was respect and obedience given to God (Jesus) and the man of God, and then God completed the process. One that needs a miracle must first believe, and then be willing to follow the process. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

    More: Saul was strengthened because of obedience;

    22 But Saul increased the MORE in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

  23. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

    16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.

    17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

    18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

    Saul didn’t know it yet but he was a chosen vessel and with obedience & confidence in God, Ananias prayed that Bro Saul receive his sight! What I notice most in this chapter is Ananias was quick to obey God and that Saul had ‘scales’ on his eyes that fell off when he sought the Lord in the truth. There are many around us today who are zealous for the Lord, but have scales on their eyes. Yet as we invite & bring them and they experience HIS presence, scales will fall from their eyes as the word penetrates their heart! Many are called and we must find them.

  24. These nasty scales

    18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

    Job 41:
    15 [His] scales [are his] pride, shut up together [as with] a close seal.

    Pride will cause you to be blind to the truth!

    Thanks to Bishop Foster last night… Reality is not not the same as truth. The reality for Saul was he was blinded but the truth set him free and he could see the truth.

    Perception is reality but no matter what someone else thinks Jesus is still the Truth.

  25. Do I sleep or wake up for Jesus.

    I pray that I will be aware of Jesus and His ways and not mine. Give to kingdom and not my world but to God’s. What an Awsome Jesus.

  26. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
    16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.

    “No one said this would be easy” in fact they said exactly the opposite! It’ll all be
    worth it in the ens

  27. 3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

    4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

    5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

    Like Paul we all come to point in our lives where it does a complete 180, where we are at our darkest hour, but that’s when Jesus comes and picks us up and brings us to a place of deliverance and brings us into arms and thank you Jesus for that!

  28. 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

    6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

    Its so awesome that Saul was ready to serve from the start. He was dedicated to his job of persecution so it was no surprise to God that when Saul learned the Truth, he would become just as dedicated to His work from that point forward. God is so amazing 🙂

  29. Elder Tallant said it all for POFW by saying when we have these two factors.
    1. Have a high fear of the Lord
    2. Be so full of the Holy Ghost that we have such comfort and trust in God

    If we give everything and give it all no matter what the situation is and have our FAITH STRONG and BELIEVE that through God we can do anything, but only because of God, then His comfort will always be inbeded in us and we will never loose hope. We also need to fear the Lord though as he does discipline his children when they have disobeyed, in every situation great or small.

    15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
    16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.

    Thank you Jesus for this wonderful Chapter of Acts of your mighty MIGHTY POWER. Thank you God. I love you

  30. From prosicutor to preacher.

    13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
    14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
    15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

    This is one reason why I love our church. We all come from somewhere. Different walks of life. And most of them through hardships and trials. God can take what is broken and discusted. To mended and beautiful.

  31. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

    12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

    God will always tells us what to do, when to do it and how to do it. We must be in tune to listen and obey God’s direct orders.

  32. straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

    21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?

    22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

    The more we have of JESUS the more that we can give away. We need to be filled completely full of the spirit do that it can operate in us

  33. Commanding faith

    Acts 9:40
    But Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed, and turning to the body, he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

    The apostles did not ask Christ to do something in regards to signs and miracles. They simply commanded it. They were in tune with the mind of God.

  34. Put Forth

    39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

    40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

    Right before our miracle, we might feel like we go through season of loneliness and isolation. But it is not so much isolation as it is protecting our miracle. Even well-meaning loved ones can infect our miracle with doubt if they aren’t prepared to face the challenges we go through. It will hurt during the season, but the miracle will overshadow the loneliness. In the end, even those put forth will be those helping to spread the testimony of our miracle if we will be patient to see God through the process.

    41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

    42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

    Mark 5:39-42
    39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

    40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.

    41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

    42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

  35. But the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of Mine to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the descendants of Israel; (‭Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭15‬ AMP)

    I’m thankful for being chosen. Gods knows our end from our beginning. He knew where I would fail him and yet he chose me anyway. 

    For many are called (invited and summoned), but few are chosen. (‭Matthew‬ ‭22‬:‭14‬ AMP)

  36. 31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
    More! Prophet Guy spoke over Pastor that the miracles signs and wonders that would be done at church would bring hundreds And thousands of new believers to POFW. But it starts now, More and More starts now!

  37. v31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

    Multiplied sounds like a great revival in the city
    where many can be healed, delivered ,and saved.
    Thank the LORD , HE has opened HIS MESSSAGE to the whole world because of HIS LOVE.

    He is” not willing that any should pershish, but that all should come to repentance ”
    2Peter 3:9

  38. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

    14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

    Thanks be to God for while we where yet sinners He looks at our potential not the current position.

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