3 As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?” 5 “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! 6 Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” 7 The men with Saul stood speechless, for they heard the sound of someone’s voice but saw no one! 8 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. 9 He remained there blind for three days and did not eat or drink. (Acts 9:3-9 NLT)
- This was intervention of the God kind!
- What we might call interruption, God calls intervention!
Why did God intervene in Saul’s life? Or better yet…why does God want to intervene in your life? His never-ending, His overwhelming, His unconditional love for you! We serve a God of second chances.
- For Saul, that moment there on the road to Damascus, was his second chance. God wanted to rearrange his life.
- I believe God wants to do the same in your life.
- Don’t fight it. Yield to God and let Him work. Let Him do the rearranging!
- God will never force His way in. He will knock and He will wait for your answer.
20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. IF YOU HEAR MY VOICE AND OPEN THE DOOR, I WILL COME IN, and we will share a meal together as friends. (Revelation 3:20 NLT)
- Only with your permission, would God enter in
- He erases your sinful past, He rewrites your legacy, and He gives you hope.
- God gave Paul a second chance in life. God gave him a chance to rewrite his own legacy.
- God rearranged Paul’s life and gave him a new legacy!
- It was that same Saul that would later on write Galatians 2:20; Romans 5:8.
20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20 NKJ)
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5:8 NLT)
- Until you let God love the Saul inside of you, you will never discover the Paul that you’re meant to be.
- Right there in Damascus, God rearranged Saul’s life, erased his sinful past, rewrote his new legacy, and gave him hope.
In verse 15, God spoke this to Ananias:
“Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.” (Acts 9:15 NLT)
What is the holy Spirit saying to you through this message?