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June 10, 2021

Praying to Receive the Full Message of the Gospel

Acts 9:4 And he fell on the ground and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? (5) And he said, Who are You, Lord? And He said, I am Jesus, whom you persecute (9) And he was three days without seeing, and he neither ate nor drank. (11) ...a man from Tarsus named Saul; for behold, he is praying;

Here we see that in those three days Saul was praying. He did not see anything, and he did not eat or drink anything. All he could do was pray. I believe that as Saul prayed he tried to analyze Jesus, seeking to know who He is. Saul may have said to himself, "I know that Jesus was buried, yet He spoke to me from heaven. How can this be? Jesus said that I was persecuting Him. How could He have been among those I persecuted?" His experience during those days may have been one of watching a heavenly television in which he saw many things concerning the Lord Jesus. As he saw these things, Saul may have said, "Jesus the Nazarene is Jehovah. He is my Savior. No wonder that His followers testified strongly that He was resurrected. He surely has been resurrected, for He appeared to me from the heavens." Saul may have come to realize that as the One who is now in the heavens, the Lord passed through the process of incarnation, human living, death, resurrection, and ascension. While he was praying, the revelation concerning Christ was "televised" into his being. Saul beheld a wonderful view of the Lord on this heavenly television. No longer did Saul have any doubt concerning Christ's resurrection. He also came to believe in His incarnation and death. Through the visions that he saw during those days, Saul received the full message of the gospel. (c) 2007 Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Acts, pp. 211-212. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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