SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
Scripture: Acts 9:1-5, Genesis 22:17
Acts 9:1-5 says, “Then Saul still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. The he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ And he said, ‘Who are You Lord?’ Then the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’” Here Saul was breathing out threats and murder against the disciples and suddenly the Lord intervened and knocked him to the ground. God declared to him, “It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” The reason Saul had opposition was because he was persecuting Christ. We represent the same Jesus who can also visit all our opposition and put them on the ground. We need more of this Jesus We need more of this miraculous intervention in our experiences. We need to know how to pray this Jesus into manifestation. This is the covenant-keeping God Who spoke to Abraham and said, “By Myself I have sworn, ‘Because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son your only son, in blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply you, I will multiply your seed as the sand which is on the seashore as the stars in the heavens and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemy.” This is the Jesus Who you and I are in covenant with, Who hears what we pray and intervenes so that we possess the gate of the enemy. We have a kingdom and few believers are actually living in the benefits of the kingdom. What happened this day to the Apostle Paul should be a kingdom benefit for anyone who is being persecuted. Will we choose to find out our covenantal benefits and act on them? I trust we will!