The bent of Paul’s heart to rage against God is the same bent of every heart apart from awakening grace.
The need of Paul to be knocked off his horse by the blinding light of the Lord is not a “Paul” need. God must reveal himself or we perish.
The response of faith in Paul once the Lord revealed himself personally to Paul, is the same response everyone has when the Lord reveals himself to you. Faith
Believers are all “chosen instruments.”
“And when he (Paul) had come to Jerusalem” Paul went to the church where it all started. The place he had approved of the murder of one of its deacons. Paul attended church in a place where he had murdered one of the beloved congregants. What amazing power the Gospel has to reconcile the vilest offender.
The church was multiplied as it Walked in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
When illness and death struck a church member, Peter an apostle was called by disciples of the Lord, and Peter raised her from the dead. By this means the gospel was spread throughout Joppa and many believed.
1) Thank you Father, for calling me – saving me, how I sense my desperate and wicked heart apart from Your saving grace. I am unworthy but grace to be a chosen instrument
2) Lord Let me embrace the vile, love sinners, trust the greatness of your call and your gospel as I encounter the broken.
3) Lead my heart to the fear and comfort of the Lord that your name may be magnified in my life.
4) Lord do the necessary miracles to spread your Good News in Moses Lake so that many will believe.