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.

31 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 9

  1. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. (‭Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭18-20‬ KJV)

    Thankful that The Lord Jesus can change a hardened heart! He calls all men to repentance, all to Him. He has a plan and purpose for all, but it will take your faith and obedience to His calling on your life. I’m blessed to say that I’ve been forgiven, and chosen of Him. I’m a child of the King. And no one can take this so great of Salvation from me.

    For there is no respect of persons with God. (‭Romans‬ ‭2‬:‭11‬ KJV)

  2. So many things in this chapter from belonging to the Way (people should know from your A (Appearance/Attitude) to your Z(Zeal), from God filling not only your spiritual need; but, he even fulfills your physical also (as he did for Saul after being blinded), and as Pastor preached about being Barnabas to somebody taking them under your wing (working together to grow/strengthen in Jesus). Verse 31 AMP says “So the church throughout the whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was edified [growing in wisdom, virtue, and piety] and walking in the respect and reverential fear of the Lord and in the consolation and exhortation of the Holy Spirit, continued to increase and was multiplied.”

    The end of the chapter just makes me shout “Hallelujah”. My God is so Big , so Strong and so Mighty (as Veggie Tales would say)….there is nothing, nothing, nothing that my God cannot do and if He did it for Aeneas and Tabitha; He can do it for You (my Friend)!

  3. 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.

    The Lord has a way of getting the attention of someone even if they are having a hard time hearing. Saul was not listening to what God was showing him, but on the road to Damascus a light much brighter than we are. We must learn to always follow that light and see where it will take us. God has never led anyone wrong and never will, God had a special work for Saul and needed him to hear what he was saying. So to make him listen he blinded him where he could not see.

  4. OUT OF THE HEART THE MOUTH SPEAKS.

    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.

    I still picture Saul at 4’6″ and I am perplexed. I am actually 4″ taller than him. Which brings me to the fact that it is all about attitude, believes, and not the outer appearance. If like him you are 4’6″ and walk, talk, and act like you are 6’6″ people and you will start believing you are that big. Saul must of been filled with so much anger, resentment, bitterness, and “religion”; that his mouth just spoke what he had in his heart. You see Jesus said Leviticus 26:31
    I will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries, and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings.
    Isaiah 1:11
    “The multitude of your sacrifices– what are they to me?” says the LORD. “I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.
    Amos 8:10
    I will turn your religious festivals into mourning and all your singing into weeping. I will make all of you wear sackcloth and shave your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son and the end of it like a bitter day.
    Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not take delight in your solemn assemblies.
    I say all this to show that God hates religion! Religion has many definitions but there is one given to me by my first Pastor Carl Lagow in Waterloo, IA Religion is a ritualistic system of faith or worship. In little words when it becomes more of a routine and it stops being a relationship with your Lord and Savior then you are guilty of religion. When you are more concern about what others are doing and not how close you are getting to your God, you are religion. Saul was religious, he truly believed he was doing it all in name of God, but Jesus is God and all he was doing was against Jesus. It wasn’t until the encounter, when he had to become blind to the world that his eyes were able to see Jesus, to feel Jesus, to know Jesus, and to recognize Jesus Power.
    Matthew 12:34 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
    Luke 6:45 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
    Let’s get so close to God that people will see Jesus through your actions, through your words, and through your heart. One of the best advice I have ever received was also from my Pastor Carl Lagow – “Hate what Jesus hate, love what Jesus Love and you will always know that you are close to him.” Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
    Keep your heart full of Him and your mouth full of His word. Speak it, Act it, Love it, and eat it. In Jesus Name AMEN. God is good ALL THE TIME.

  5. When you are proclaiming the truth, people will try to find a way to take you down. This is why it is important to stay in the will of God because he will give you strength in the time of trouble. When God has your back, there is no need to worry.

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    Acts 9:15 KJV 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 is showing us in these verses that literally anyone can become a born again believer. Saul was full of hate for the Church and it was his goal in life to take them and put them into bonds and throw them into prison. All it took for Saul to become a believer was a little humbling experience. There are countless folks out there that could become believers. The key is to believe in the possibility that God can change anyone and then once God brings them into a place of humility, to accept them into the Kingdom.

  7. A HUMBLING ESACAPE

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

    Often we attempt to make or prove our point in a certain situation or circumstance. Frequently by “proving a point” we create friction, tension and frustration that leads to volatile situations and potentially damaging circumstances.

    As Saul preached JESUS, it presented the scenario described above. The situation had the potential to become ugly and deadly for Saul.

    However as the LORD has promised, “he made a way of escape”.

    1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    Most likely the escape route is wrapped in humility and is not very attractive. In this case Saul was required to listen to and trust the family of GOD (Church) to get out of the situation alive. “Saved by a Basket” does not make for boastful headlines. However it does provide an opportunity to read the headlines.

    It much more advantageous to “bow out gracefully” than to die proving a point. Choose the humble escape in every situation to avoid conflict and be saved.

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  8. 28 So Saul stayed with the apostles and went all around Jerusalem with them, preaching boldly in the name of the Lord. (NLT)

    What an amazing testimony Saul has! Almost in an instant he goes from persecuting the church to boldly preaching the Name of Jesus; goes to show you don’t need a title to speak to people. Tell others your testimony of how God saved you and turned your life around, just like it resulted for Saul, souls could be saved because you never know who is going through the same situations you did. Lets boldly proclaim the Name of Jesus!

  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.

    Paul sought approval to destroy any of the disciples, or any christian for that matter that got in his way from the governmental authority. Little did he know they were soon to be his brothers and sisters in Christ.

    Don’t be surprised when God saves your greatest enemy and you find yourself sitting across the aisle from that individual, now filled with the holy ghost and baptized in Jesus name.

  10. 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:

    We cannot judge a man by what we’ve known, seen, or heard. When God calls somebody it doesn’t matter what they’ve done. All God sees is what they will do. Thank you Jesus

  11. 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.

    Many times we might feel scared to ask Jesus what He wants us to do because we fear we might not like it. However, Jesus is God that knows it all and if I doubt Him is not having in faith in Him. I’ve learned that God doesn’t tell us to do certain things if were not prepared or equipped to do it. I have dreams that I will not allow he enemy destroy them because if it’s Gods will it will come at it’s perfect time 🙂 I will trust in Him ALWAYS because he is the light……never doubt in Jesus!!!!

  12. 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.
    I would like to see bro;jeff receive his sight in jesus name amen!!!

  13. Acts 9:29 (NASB Strong’s)
    29 And he was talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death.

    Hellenistic Jews were named after the Greek Goddess Helen of Troy. These were Jews who were idol worshippers.

    Hellenistic
    Ἑλληνιστής, ἑλληνιστου, ὁ (from ἑλληνίζω to copy the manners and worship of the Greeks or to use the Greek language (Winers Grammar, 94 (89f), cf. 28)), a Hellenist, i. e. one who imitates the manners and customs or the worship of the Greeks, and uses the Greek tongue; employed in the N. T. of Jews born in foreign lands and speaking Greek (Grecian Jews): Acts 11:20 R (WH; see in Ἕλλην, 2); Acts 9:29; the name adhered to them even after they had embraced Christianity, Acts 6:1, where it is opposed to οἱ Ἑβραῖοί, which see Cf. Winers RWB, under the word Hellenisten; Reuss in Herzog see p. 701ff; (BB. DD., under the word ; Farrar, St. Paul, chapter vii.; Wetstein (1752) on Acts 6:1).

    These double minded individuals were the ones who killed Stephen. Now Paul debates the same lot.

  14. What would you do if God told you to talk to your enemy? Would you trust him? Would you do what he told you to do? This is why we must be every ready to go and do! Do the will of the Lord.

  15. Acts 9:20-23
    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.

    Because of someone’s past, it is hard for people to believe and accept that someone has been converted and saved. But, no matter what they say or think, keep increasing MORE in strength in the Lord Jesus Christ and be a witness for Him.

  16. 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

    When Peter told the man that he was healed, he didn’t suggest to him to get up and he would be healed but instead it was a statement. He was telling Aeneas that he was already healed, because Jesus had already done the work on the cross.

    When we speak healing, deliverance or favor into our lives or into someone else’s life, it should be a command, not questioning whether its God’s will for us to healed or delivered. Because he already did that for us when he died for us on the cross. So the word of God should be spoken into our lives with boldness. We gotta claim the victory!

  17. So thankful for friends to labor with. Two really is better than one. On this journey we should always have companions. At times it maybe just you and Jesus but we all need a friend.
    “The men with Saul stood speechless, for they heard the sound of someone’s voice but saw no one! Saul picked himself up off the ground, but when he opened his eyes he was blind. So his companions led him by the hand to Damascus. He remained there blind for three days and did not eat or drink.”

    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭9:7-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  18. Who are you?
    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.

    The widow women were familiar with grief. They had experienced loss at its best. The very person they where to connect with until death had passed on. In their experience grief meet hope was lost and they would not be reunited with until Christ returned.

    Peter had also experienced grief. The one that took him in and held him close had left His mortal state and was no wrapped in imortatlity. Yet, Peter had also experienced hope when it seemed of hope was gone. Peter understood that sometimes death was not unto death but to the Glory of God.

    So the question still remains. Who are you? Are you the widow or Peter. Do you see hope when it seems hopeless? Are you the one that just cries when it seems dead or do pray, turn to the situation, and tell it to arise?

    I say let’s be Peter and speak life!

  19. In this chapter it tells of two different stories one of Ananias and Saul and the other of Peter. They both encountered many people and faced things. But one thing that kept popping up to me in these stories is the fact that they needed to be brave. Not only be brave but trust in God.

    We including me must be brave, God didn’t give us the spirit of fear! So with us not fearing and being brave we must and need to trust in God. He knows all and loves us unconditionally so why not trust Him?

  20. “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?” They were well aware of all the evil he had done, and wanted nothing to do with him. Although one should be wise about situations, one would be very unwise to question whom God (Jesus) chooses to give the Holy Ghost, or forget where the Lord (Jesus) found oneself. Dear God, let me see the soul, just as you have done with me; “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!

  21. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. (‭Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭18-20‬ 
    Thank God He can take the scales of false doctrine off our eyes! The word of God is and the voice of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword!

  22. 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.

    It is here..those miracles signs and wonders and many will see what greater things the Lord will do in the midst of the church and will turn to him. Twice in this chapter we see of the miracle cause those who know and saw to turn to the Lord. What a great and mighty God we serve! Praise be to God.

  23. “The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” “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 has 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.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭9:11-15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    Whose report will you believe? You should believe the report of the Lord not others. His report is the only one that matters. When God gives you a command you shouldn’t analyze it based off of other people’s opinions. By not listening to Gods voice you could be the reason a message isn’t given to someone that really needs a spiritual intervention in their life just like Saul needed.

  24. Red Sky

    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:

    As Ananias prayed, he sought the Lord over whether this direction was concerning Saul/Paul or himself. Not every life event that comes our way is one that is meant as a direct effect upon our life, it could be God doing something in someone’s life and using us as instruments of His will. But others times it is not quite that way and God’s focus is on what is happening to us, for us, and how our life fits into His big picture. The Lord confirmed to Ananias that this instance is directly to affect Saul/Paul. Later on Paul experiences similar circumstances in which he goes to Jerusalem and he is imprisoned but this is not as Ananias’ case in which it is a simply matter to touch anothers’ life in the immediate time frame but is about Paul being positioned by God and changed to minister even more greatly. Ananias’ prayer seemed to echo that of the believers who knew of what would await Paul on his last journey to Jerusalem, yet God assured him that it was not for his capture but for Paul’s sake and how God wanted to use him. Jesus spoke to the religious of that day of how they could understand natural signs of a situation in the form of clouds and predicting weather, yet they lacked spiritual discernment; we are wise to pray for discernment concerning our situations to recognize the meaning of the “red sky” before jumping to conclusions of how we believe they fit in God’s plan.

    Matthew 16:2-3
    2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

    3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 

  25. 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.

    The blind can see and the lame can walk. The lepers are healed and the dead are risen. Jesus speaks the word, reaches out his hand, touches those in need and healing power flows. When we read of the signs and wonders Jesus performs, we see exactly what we would expect. He is God in human flesh. The sick are healed. Demons are cast out. The dead are raised. The apostles speak in the name of Jesus, the name above every name, and the signs and wonders contiune. When we read of the historical accounts on the book of Acts, we can’t deny that the power of God is flowing. The same Jesus who had performed miracles continues to work through the leaders of the early church. It is still Jesus at work, but now it is through the lives of his people. Miracle working power lives in us, in the people of the church and comes through the power of the Holy Ghost.

  26. “And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?”(Acts‬ ‭9:3-4‬ ‭KJV)

    God meets Saul on the road to Damascus but suddenly a light shone around him from heaven that appeared like a voice from heaven and Saul heard a voice somewhere outside of Damascus on the road but this suddenly happened that a spectacular event appeared before Saul regarded as unusual. God does not normally confront sinners with a heavenly light and an audible voice from heaven. In (Acts 22:6)-Paul revealed that this happened at mid-day, when the sun shines at its brightest. Yet Paul said that this light was brighter than the sun (Acts 26:13). Then Saul fell to the ground Sauls reaction was simply to fall to the ground but this wasn’t because of honor or reverence for God that Saul was simply showing a reaction of survival Saul was terrified at the heavenly light. In Jesus Name Amen!!!

  27. The Lord was so bright, it blinded Saul, and it forever changed Saul and was the moment of his conversion to Christianity. Saul, was instructed by the Lord to go to the city and it would be told of him what to do. Then Peter, was conducting great miracles signs and wonders of the Lord as well. But, Saul had hands laid upon him to recover his sight. Now Saul, had to see how much suffering he must endure for the sake of the gospel & for Jesus Christ. So, our lives will have suffering as well and we aren’t exempt from it.

    “Hope upon the Lord”……………………………………………………………………………

  28. 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 voice of a praying man can be heard by ears that have quit listening. Her ears were dead but they responded to Peter’s voice. If you have loved ones that are spiritually dead, don’t quit praying even though they are not responding right now; there’s still hope.

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