MONDAY, AUGUST 13
Scripture: Acts 9:6-9
Acts 9:6-9 says, “So he, trembling and astonished, said, ‘Lord, what do You want me to do?’ Then the Lord said to him, ‘Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.’ And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight and neither ate nor drank.” Paul was trembling in fear and God told him, ‘Get up, get off the ground.’ God knocked Saul of Tarsus to the ground. He flattened him and once he had his attention God said, ‘Now get up!’ The blindness came to bring the fear of the Lord and point out to Saul that he had been living in darkness for a very long time and that the time for some life changes had come. If we want to change someone’s thinking that is one certain way to do it. Come into their sphere and strike them to the ground and remove their sight and tell them to rise up but leave them blind long enough to realize they don’t rule in the affairs of men, only God works like this! No wonder the early church once they found their relationship with God through the power of holiness received life-changing interventions. They found an anointing and refused to return to religion. God was the only medical insurance in those days. God was a much better Healer than any doctor or hospital. When the early church accessed the true God and all of His benefits, they could walk in fullness. The gift of holiness is a key component to the maturity necessary to walk victoriously! Who is going to forfeit the unfailing life and health insurance policy that exists? When Paul realized it was God confronting him, he shaped up very quickly. If we saw manifestations like this I am sure we would all agree that we could have a harvest in the earth. I suspect we are headed toward such a harvest.