Paul’s Unspoken Guide for Prayer (Continued)
And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, 'Ananias.' And he said, 'Behold, I am here, Lord.' And the Lord said unto him, 'Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, and hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.'" Acts 9:10-12
Secondly, Saul must have had a spirit and attitude of commitment and surrender to the Lord. As previously stated, he immediately called Him, "Lord!" There is no mistaking the Light that shines above the noon day and Its accompanying Voice. Such a great Light that no man can be seen! The Light of Christ blinds all that is of the natural man. It must be the Lord! The same Lord that Stephen prayed to while Saul consented to his death; the same Lord worshipped by men and women he haled and put in prison; and the same Lord in Whose death he had a part. The same glorified Lord! From this point on we will refer to him as Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ.
Coupled with his broken and contrite heart, Paul’s surrender and commitment gauge his sincerity and degree of submission. His immediate change signals the power of the difference of meeting Christ Himself compared to someone else’s version of Him. He would later testify that he conferred not with flesh and blood. Once such an encounter is experienced, there is no desire to seek man’s private interpretation. From this point it is all things spiritual with the Spirit of Truth as Guide.