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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36 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 9

  1. A NEW MOVEMENT!!!!!!!!!!

    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.

    We are moving!!!!! In more ways than one. As I was trying to relax after a day of packing, packing, and more packing, my husband exhausted from all the work completely asleep; I decided to turn the TV and watch the news, like the ones on KERA Public Television. The reporter very excited says: NEW PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT TAKING OVER ASIAN COUNTRIES…. My first thought was back to what our Pastor have said last Sunday “Our church is over 2,000 yrs old”. If we want to come closer to today’s age, lets go to William Seymour and the Revival of Azusa Street in 1906, that still 109 years old. Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. JESUS IS COMING!!! JESUS IS COMING!!!! May be that will explain the excitement of this specific journalist as she reported last night this NEW MOVEMENT OF PENTECOSTAL IN ASIA. She explain how young people are turning from the upbringing given from their parent in Muslim or Buddhism. Which anyone that knows anything about the upbringing in Asia they are extremely obedient to parents. She goes on to explain how parents are throwing this young people out to the streets, but the young people have sacrificed everything for a new hope, a new believe, a new movement in their lives. When asked a young lady why she changed; she answer: I did not change God changed me, He is alive, He lives in me, and I belong to Him, for He gave me His Name. (Korea) Couldn’t have said it any better. So why Saul?? What was his purpose in God’s plan? The best thing He does, CHANGE!!!! Proverbs 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
    He can change the negative situation and flip it into the biggest blessing and that is exactly what He did with Saul, His new vessel, for His purpose. Therefore, what can be said about this NEW PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT, COME EXPERIENCE IT YOURSELF.

  2. Whether it be the lame man, Tabitha, or someone else, it is seen that before healing took place Peter would turn himself toward or look upon. He wouldn’t side glance. He wouldn’t casually gesture. He gave that person ALL his attention then would pray or proclaim boldly with the authority God gave him.

  3. To be chosen.
    “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:”

    It seems to me that when God uses people, they are always amazed that He would choose someone like them. A truly godly person will never boast of his or her great devotion or holiness. They won’t talk about what they have done for God. Rather, they will talk about what God has done for them.

    God chose a young, unknown girl by the name of Mary who lived in a relatively unknown city to bring about the most known event in human history. Here He used the chiefest of sinners to peach His word. God uses nobodies to tell everybody about Somebody. God specializes in choosing ordinary people and doing extraordinary things with them and through them.

    What is God going to do with me?

  4. 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.

    God chose Saul when he was still in sin, God spoke to him in a magnificent way to get his attention. God can get your attention, even if you are bad and living a life unworthy of God’s love and grace. Ananias had heard of Saul, but when God told him (he is a chosen vessel) and I will show him how he must suffer for my name sake. Ananias called him Brother Saul! We can do great exploits regardless of our past if we will just turn our life over to God!

  5. The dead live.

    Miracles, signs, and wonders accompanied the first century revival. We need the same demonstration of Christ in the 21st century. Most people know about Jesus. They also see the hypocrisy of flacky Christians. May we be overcome with prayer so that miracles testify of the truth in which we reside. We can turn this world upsidedown.

  6. 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 first had to humble himself and repent (the blindness, and fasting for 3 days), then he too received the Holy Ghost an was baptized. The plan of salvation. Saul’s story doesn’t stop there though, so why does so many “Christians’ ” stories stop there?

  7. MORE HOLY GHOST = MORE REVIVAL

    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.

    The early church had only 1 gear or speed. “ALL out for the Gospel of JESUS”.

    The church was edified (grew, repaired, built up) and walked in the “fear of the LORD” and was comforted in the Holy Ghost and it naturally grew.

    Looking at these 4 principals we find a formula for Church GROWTH.

    1. The Church was fresh (rested)
    2. The Church was edified or strengthened by their FAITH in JESUS
    3. The Church operated in the fear of the LORD
    4. The Church was comforted by the Holy Ghost, absent of fear of the world or its systems

    The Church MULTIPLIED.

    Lets GROW!

  8. 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.

    Helping out a brother will require prayer and action. We have to pray for them that God will work in them his will and also lend them a hand that they may arise. Sometimes people may leave for many different things or hurts and prayer will do great things, more that we can possibly can. Also, we at the same time must show that great action, love, giving a hand saying I’m here for you, I’m reaching out to help you arise.

  9. 31 Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.

    When you truly connect to God and receive the Holy Ghost you will suffer through the hard times as it says in verse 16.
    16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”
    But God will always be there by your side when you fall he will be there to pick you up. Then when God helps you pull through your trouble times and you realize there is nothin to fear but God that peace of God comes. But those hard times don’t come only one time when you spread Gods word more will come against you but God will be with you and as you tell you testimony more people will turn to God! Don’t lose faith because God has plan for all of us! 🙂

  10. Acts 9:13 Lord Ananias answered I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your Holy people in Jerusalem. And he had come here
    With authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name . But the Lord said to Ananias Go! this man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.

  11. 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.

    Brother Saul.

    Once an enemy, now a brother. Family. We do more for family than we do for friends and even enemies. But when an enemy becomes a brother/family. All people no matter how they look or act are family. Why? Because we are all children of God. We all have the same blood. We all have a soul that will go to heaven or hell. Family. Reach out and compel them to come.

  12. The conversion of Saul reminds us that God finds some who, by all appearances, are not looking for Him at all. Seeing how God reached Saul, it encourages us to believe that God can reach the people in our lives that we think are very far from him. We often give up on some people and think that they will never come to Jesus, but the conversion of Saul shows us that God can reach anyone.

    So never give up on nor stop praying for your family members, coworkers, people you meet on the streets or in the stores, because God can reach anyone.

  13. Acts 9:1-20

    Saul of Tarsus began his journey to becoming Paul the apostle on the road to Damascus. God knew Saul was perfectly suited for the task. He had study under Gamaliel, so no Jew would consider him ignorant of the scriptures. He grew up in Tarus, which gave him his Roman citizenship and acquainted him with the ways of the world. He was an articulate commutator, which made him perfect to write nearly two thirds of the New Testament. He pursued righteousness, a passion that help him reach Asia manor.

    God appoints specific people to fulfill a mission or ministry. He doesn’t hold a popular vote. If He had, no ancient believer would of voted for Saul. Instead, God saw Saul’s qualities and called to both follow Jesus and lead men.

  14. Acts 9:23 Saul spent over two years alone with God in a desert region receiving revelation
    Galations 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ

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    Acts 9:1 KJV And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

    Breathe out #G1709
    ἐμπνέω
    empneō
    emp-neh’-o
    From G1722 and G4154; to inhale, that is, (figuratively) to be animated by (bent upon): – breathe.

    We can see here that Paul was a very passionate man even before his conversion. The challenge arises when we are passionate and our passion does not line up with the Word of God. God knows how to take those men and women of God and completely change the course of their lives. Thank You Jesus, Paul ended up becoming a passionate Christian!

  16. 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.

    These verses remind me of scripture that says I’ll show you my faith by my works-James 2:18. When they disbelieved that Saul was truly converted, miracles, signs and wonders were done by God through him. I like what was said earlier-don’t stop praying for someone-look what God can do!

  17. 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.

    You know that person that seems so against Jesus that you would think there is no way they would become a Christian? They may end up being the person that goes and tries to reach the lost. Anyone can be the next preacher, teacher, etc no matter how lost they seem to be.

  18. vs-17
    Ananias found Saul laid hands on him and he regained his sight. After regaing his sight Saul got up and was baptized in vs 18. This is a other example of how important it is to be baptized.
    Often a person least likely to convert often makes the most committed one. God often chooses the unlikely.

  19. 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:

    How many “friends” do we know that we would write off being saved filled with the Holy Ghost and turning their life over the Lord to be a chosen vessel? If anyone look at Saul before his Damascus experience, they would have written him off too. But Jesus saw something in him, maybe it was his tenacious spirit, or his attitude that nothing was going to stop him, he was going to accomplish the task, whatever it was the Lord seen that it could be used to edify and build up the Kingdom of God, and gave a life changing experience to Saul on the road to Damascus.

    Let’s not be too quick to write anyone off and think they are not interested or they will never want what we have been given, but let’s do our part in sharing Jesus with everyone and let the decision be theirs.

  20. When God sends you, it’s time to go. There are task that God has for us that will take dedication. Being dedicated to the work for the kingdom. We are not here to sit back and relax, we must be about our father’s business.

  21. Acts 9:38 (NLT)
    38 But the believers had heard that Peter was nearby at Lydda, so they sent two men to beg him, “Please come as soon as possible!”

    I believe that it wasn’t the faith of Peter that raised Tabitha, but of those who were getting ready to bury her. They had already started to prepare her body.

    Typically Jewish custom was to bury the body the same day as the death. The fact that she wasn’t buried indicated that they believed she didn’t have to be.

  22. 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.

    I never realized that God said he was going to show Saul the suffering he would have to endure. Saul continued on knowing what was going to happen. He must have known that the sufferings on earth were nothing compared to the reward in heaven. With the suffering I believe God showed him the impact he was going to have, maybe even how his story and testimony are impacting lives today.!

  23. Pray for those that persecute you! – Matthew 5:24

    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.

    Here we find what to pray.
    Pray that the Light of His word would shine in them.
    Pray they would recognize the light as “Lord”
    Pray they would recognize His voice.
    Pray the eyes of their understanding would be open.

  24. 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.

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

    The man of God told the man (Aeneas) to arise, and later we read the man of God told the woman (Tabitha) to arise, which we also read, they did. The man of God (one that is full of the Holy Ghost and preaches/teaches the whole (ALL) word of God) is telling men and women today to arise (assemble, unite in; prayer, worship, and outreach), which one’s own book will be read by the Judge (Jesus) one day. Dear God, forgive me and change me so that I not only hear, but do, more; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In God we trust”. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  25. 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.

    We see revivals of 2,000 and 5,000 that were saved. Then we have revivals like this were churches in these regions just simply multiplied. One important factor that is common in all of these churches is that they were all full of the Holy Ghost. How can we expect for God to move in someone’s life if there ever isn’t a environment conducive for him to manifest himself. Most of the time we come with the attitude that we want to see if the praise team can get us in the mood to praise God, when in reality we should not even enter his house without Praise and Thanksgiving in our mouth and heart. Our faith can move mountains, our attitude can be the catalyst that moves the Spirit of God to do great and mighty works.

  26. “But their suspicions didn’t slow Saul down for even a minute. His momentum was up now and he plowed straight into the opposition, disarming the Damascus Jews and trying to show them that this Jesus was the Messiah.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭9:22‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Paul did not slow down or get upset because his past was thrown in his face time and time again. Instead he used it as fuel to push himself through anything he came into contact with. The lord delivered him from a life of sin and brought him to a new life. What are we doing with our lives? Are we slowing down and crying when someone reminds us of who we used to be, or are we using it as a reminder that greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Our God is greater than any obstacle, any past circumstance. Let’s use this passage as a reminder that we can’t back down once we’ve started.

  27. 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.
    Obedience is better than sacrifice. Time after time God has warned us and we just do our own thing knowing that we are going the wrong direction most of the time, so God has to get our attention some way so we can turn back to him.

  28. 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.
    This is the simplest yet greatest of miracles. A man buried deep in sin, receives revelation of Jesus and chooses to pursue the lord! Glory be to God!

  29. Act 9:13 — Act 9:16
    But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.
    And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.”
    But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
    For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”

    This is a situation that we as Christians encounter in society. What are we willing to do for the Lord? We must always be sensitive and obedient to Him. God creates so many opportunities to use us but it’s up to us whether we are willing to be used and not let fear get in the way. No matter what the circumstances are. We don’t know what God has in store for them.

  30. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” Acts‬ ‭9:16‬ ‭NIV

    Trails and suffering will come to those who spreads the Gospel. Paul begins his journey immediately after receiving his sight. He goes to the synagogues “straightaway” and the suffering follows him. They were ready to kill him, but he escaped though a basket. And it won’t be his last time facing trails. He was “beaten by rods three times, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea” not to mention the many other persecutions he faced. There will be suffering for us also whenever we are spreading the gospel.

  31. Talk about a miracle…..annoited Man of God.

    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.

    “Stay connected”……..………………..

  32. 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?

    When we have done wrong and are being confronted, its best to fall down and admit to your wrongs. Admit your mistakes, ask for forgiveness and move on.

  33. 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.

    God sees the heart of the man and it is wrong Forbes to judge by pasts or circumstances. When God chooses someone that’s it.

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

    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:”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭9:9-10, 15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Mighty answers come when you fast and pray. This man had a miraculous encounter with God, but he did not have his full miracle. He fasted and prayed because when he was touched by God he knew there was more. The fasting and prayer gave birth to a deeper understanding of his new revelation. This all allowed him to step into the fulfillment of what God said was going to happen.

  35. Persecution !!!! 1. AND Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, Acts 8 : 3 2. And desired of him letters to Da-mas’-cus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Je-ru’-sa-lem. 3. And as he journeyed, he came near Da-mas’-cus: 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 persecutes thou me? I LOVE YOU AND ADORE YOU JESUS !!!!

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