The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

When Saul was on the road to Damascus to persecute believers, the Lord knocked him off his horse, blinded him and asked him why he was persecuting Him. Saul’s understanding of Scripture had been shaken. He thought he was doing God’s will only to find out he was greatly deceived. After being led to Damascus by his friends, Saul spent three days at a house on Straight Street without eating or drinking. God then sent a man named Ananias to heal Saul.

Acts 9:17Ananias laid his hands on him and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Instantly something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized.[1]

Something happened to Saul. He was filled with the Holy Spirit and was baptized. God was changing Saul from a persecutor to a preacher. Acts 9:19Saul stayed with the believers in Damascus for a few days. 20 And immediately he began preaching about Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is indeed the Son of God!” [2]

Everywhere Saul went there were people who did not know Jesus and were captives of the enemy. Everywhere Saul went, he proclaimed the good news of Jesus. What is the good news of Jesus? The good news is God sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins. (We could not pay for our own sins.) All of our sins were poured out upon Jesus on the cross at Calvary. He was our sacrifice. John the Baptist called Him the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. (John 1:29) On the third day He rose from the dead and 40 days later He ascended into heaven. Every person who places their faith in Jesus as their Savior will have eternal life.

John 3:16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. [3]

As Saul proclaimed the good news of Jesus, some would place their faith in Him as their Savior. In doing so they crossed over from kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light. Their souls had been saved. The soul is the most valuable possession you will ever have in life and worth more than all the gold and silver in the world.

The Lord call us as believers to share the good news of Jesus so other people can be saved and have eternal life. Who is the Lord placing on your heart to share the good news with? What an amazing God we have who works through His children to save others with the good news of Jesus.

Matthew 4:19 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” 20 And they left their nets at once and followed him. [4]

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[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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