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Lord, what do You want me to do?

Simple Gospel Summation
Reverend LC Muzembi 
Saul was uttering threats to arrest and kill the Lord's followers, but before he could get anywhere Jesus arrested instead.

"....Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do" Acts 9:4-6.

What was the charge? He was charged for harassment, and he could not deny it for he had the letters with him "to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem" Acts 9:2.

Persecuting or discriminating against any of his followers is an offence equal to persecuting him too, just as hard as for one to kick against the goads, "For thus saith the Lord of hosts... for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye" Zechariah 2:8. It’s same as offending the Holy Spirit.

Saul thought he was fighting people, but in so doing he found himself even fighting against God, and my advice is, in our services for God, let us not fight against God, and found to be always resisting "the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye" Acts 7:51. Anyway, what happened to Saul? After kicking against the goads, he found he couldn’t see anymore.

So Saul, was arrested, charged and sentenced, and Ananias was a key witness who had complied evidence, and he said, "Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 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: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake" Acts 9:13-16. What was the verdict? Saul was ordered to perform community service.

Ananias went and 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." Instantly, Saul could now see and was immediately baptised. On the day of Pentecost those who had heard Peter’s message "were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call" Acts 2:37-39. That includes you my friend.

God bless,
Laurence
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