May 20, 2024

And Suddenly God - Part 2 - By Pat Stanton

Saul in the New Testament in Acts 9:3, was "stopped in his tracks" "...And suddenly a light flashed around him from heaven."

Saul was totally enveloped in the presence of the Lord and the glory of the light blinded him for three days (Acts 9:3-9). He said this light was brighter than the noonday sun (Acts 26:13).

Saul was a strict Pharisee who persecuted the new Christians of The Way. He imprisoned many and even consented to the murder of Stephen.

But, suddenly God! Saul was knocked to the ground by the power of God and Jesus appeared to him and said, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" The head of the church tells Saul he is persecuting Him by harming His Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22,23).

Saul was changed into another man and became known as the Apostle Paul. The light of the Lord shined into his life. The presence of the Lord delivered his life from destruction.