Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Divine Encounter

Wednesday January 25th

Bible Reading:     Acts. 9: 1 - 22

Topic:         Divine Encounter

Paul was a Hebrew and a Pharisee.

He studied under Gamaliel and was well versed in the Old Testament Scriptures

He was a Roman citizen.

In his zeal to extend his persecution of Christians whom he believed to be heretics from the Jewish faith beyond Jerusalem, he received permission from the Sanhedrin to pursue them as far as Damascus to bring them back to Jerusalem for punishment.

In his misguided zeal, Paul was determined to even kill the followers of the Lord and it took the Lord personal intervention to stop him in his tracks.

The Lord met with Paul on the road to Damascus and asked "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? (vs. 4).

With this Divine encounter, his vision and mission were redirected.

Paul was chosen to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel (vs. 15, 20, 21)

When you have a Divine Encounter with Jesus Christ, He makes you a new vessel for a special use; irrespective of your past records.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new" (2 Cor. 5:17)

This encounter with Jesus will enable you make a maximum impact on your generation.

Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Personal Saviour? Today is the right day and time to do it, tomorrow may be too late

O Lord, I need Your Divine Encounter to make maximum impact on my generation, Amen

Memory verse:   Acts. 9: 7
"And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a Voice but seeing no man"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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