The Fountain Day 323: Saul

I believe that not only do we need to stand and fight the anti-Christ spirit on the earth coming from the direction of the left, but also from within the church.  The Sauls of the day.  Those who are determined to persecute our own and from a spirit of religion, not righteousness.  These are the ones who have given themselves over to the spirit of the age, the woke spirit, if you will.  The ones who stand up and call out the real believers. 

God took care of Saul once, why would we think He couldn’t do it again?

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples.  He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.  As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.  He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?”  “Who are You, Lord?” Saul asked.  “I am Jesus, Whom you are persecuting,” He replied.  “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”  The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone.  Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes, he could see nothing.  So, they led him by the hand into Damascus.  Acts 9:1-8

This story is amazing.  After arriving at Damascus, hands were laid on him by Ananias and he was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit.  Immediately after this he went out and began to preach in the synagogue. 

The Spirit of the Lord changes everything.  It still does today. 

We must stand with the truth.  God saves and changes lives and that fact will never change. 

Do you believe it or not?

We must pray over the Sauls of the land.  Those who have disappointedly stood against the Spirit of Truth.  Many in the church, from the pastors to worship leaders and Sunday school teachers have fallen into something that doesn’t look like God at all.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom…not religion.

We must pray that our eyes are opened, yes…but also that other people’s eyes are opened as well.  The church must pray for its own. 

I encourage you to take a moment today and ask God if there is anyone He wants you to pray over…someone who needs a Saul encounter.

Let’s go for the lost…those who don’t know the Lord and those who do but have fallen away.