- Base Scriptures: Acts 9:7-20 EASY
When God Stops Your Plan
Acts 9:4 Saul fell down on the ground. He heard a voice which said to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you fight against me?’
Man… when I read this in the EASY translation, I was so shocked about how much this relates to my life as a Christian…. And I think you will be to. Just a little back drop about The Apostle Paul.
Before the Apostle Paul encountered Jesus, he was determined to persecute Christians. I mean he was playing no games. He was getting letters, running up on people, probably banging on doors, going from house to house… like the Apostle Paul was probably one of those “it’s on sight when I see you” type of people.
Like in my mind this how I see him
So Saul met Jesus, and we know Jesus is real.. He is so beautiful but He can turn up in a second… Don’t believe me? Look at these verses
- Exodus 15:3 The LORD is a warrior; Yahweh is his name!
New Living Translation
- Exodus 12:29 And that night at midnight, the LORD
struck down all the firstborn sons in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sat on his throne, to the firstborn son of the prisoner in the dungeon. Even the firstborn of their livestock were killed.
New Living Translation
- Exodus 14:26 When all the Israelites had reached the other side, the LORD said to Moses, “Raise your hand over the sea again. Then the waters will rush back and cover the Egyptians and their chariots and charioteers.” 27 So as the sun began to rise, Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the water rushed back into its usual place. The Egyptians tried to escape, but the LORD swept them into the sea.
New Living Translation
Basically, Jesus blinded the Apostle Paul and he couldn’t see, couldn’t eat, and he started praying… Now how does this relate to you ?
- My story: when Jesus first started dealing with me it was a big No for me. Infact, I told God I would never serve him. Then one day, after I lost everything in the wilderness I heard the Lord God Jesus say “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
There Is A Time In Your Christianity Where You May Feel Blind
- For a moment, and there are still some times, where I can’t see where I am going like the Apostle Paul. I hear God, I pray to God, and I may have a dream about what God is saying… but I can’t see.. But I know that it is a consequence for what I have done. A lot of time in Christianity we forget that we must repent and there are many repercussions and consequence for our sin. During this time the Apostle Paul was being chastened. I’m sure he may have been scared, I’m sure he may have been afraid.. I mean he was blind, couldn’t eat, drink.. but what did he do? Pray.
- According to Genesis 50:20 God is going to do something good out of your situation.
- According to 1 Thessalonians 5:17 we know that we are commanded to pray.
- According to The Bible (King James Version) Psalms 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
- God is with you. Just keep on praying (Matthew 7:7-11). God is dealing with someone about you and He is ready to use them for your deliverance. Praise God for Opened Doors!
Get To Work
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who calls out to me,
‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of
Heaven. Only those who actually do
the will of my Father in heaven will
enter. 22 On judgement day many will say
to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in
your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many
miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
YOU HAVE WORK TO DO. DO NOT WAIT FOR PERFECT CONDITIONS.
- Ecclesiastes 11:4 Living Bible (TLB)
4 If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.
No every one is not called to be a preacher, honestly most of you couldn’t handle it. Every one is not a prophet and everyone is not going to heaven. Work out your own salvation in according to Philippians 2:12-13. While The Apostle Paul was blind, he was focused on God and praying and that is how his deliverance came. So what are you doing? Are you in a fantasy waiting on some random boyfriend or girlfriend (understand that I do not stand for homosexuality In Jesus Name) to come save you from your troubles? What does the BIBLE say ?
- Proverbs 12:11 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense. (New International Version)
- Proverbs 28:19 A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty. (New Living Translation)
- 1 Corinthians 6:9 Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people-none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. 11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NLT)
Are you being messy while blind? You’re waiting on God but you’re gossiping, being petty, and being mean… what do you think is going to happen to you ?
- Revelation 2:11 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. Whoever is victorious will not be harmed by the second death. (NLT)
- Revelation 3:17 “You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. (NLT)
Repent and Turn From Your Wicked Ways.
- Revelation 3:18-19 NLT
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