Acts 9: 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting [his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
Saul was a very learned man doing something like a doctorate in scripture under the greatest Jewish expert in that field at that time. When God needed to transform him, we see God needed to blind Saul for almost 3 days and then get him to see by the hands of a commoner named Ananias.
Saul’s real name as Paul Saul. He preferred using the Jewish part Saul [meaning desire] of his name which was given by his Jewish mother all because he thought only Jews were God’s people and only they would be saved, it was when he realized God was not just the God of Israelite people but of the whole world and anyone who turns to Him is saved. It was then he started using the Roman part of his name Paul [meaning small] which was given by his Roman father.
The internal transformation of Paul Saul was symbolized by the Lord healing his sight. God caused Paul to have cataracts which fell like fish scales when Ananias laid hands on him.
We normally equate the organ heart with love or our inner-man but as I mentioned before the Bible equates the kidney to love and not the heart, also when we need to deeply study the inner-man it is the eye that helps us understand the inner-man and not the heart.
The human eye is the most complex organ in the human body and a marvel of God’s work. People who promote evolution are dumbstruck when it comes to explaining how the complex human eye was formed randomly by evolution of unicellular organisms.
Today the Lord is telling us He has marvelously created us and that every part of us has an understanding. He works in us in ways that are beyond our natural understanding, it is only when we use spiritual understanding and wisdom we know of His working in us and thus there is joy in us even in our current situations.
Lord You are Almighty and Wonderful God. Your ways and unlike the ways of man. You do things that are hidden from natural man. It is only when we use our true spiritual eyes we see your ways are perfect and marvelous. Lord we pray we understand the areas of working in us and stop being hindrance to it…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Acts 9:8-9, 15-19
8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought [him] into Damascus.
9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even] Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
Matthew 13:15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness!
Matthew 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam [is] in thine own eye?
Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Dated 22 – 2019