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GALATIANS 1:23-24**BUT THEY HAD HEARD ONLY, THAT HE (PAUL) WHICH PERSECUTED US IN TIMES PAST NOW PREACHED THE FAITH WHICH ONCE HE DESTROYED AND THEY GLORIFIED GOD IN ME.

PAUL (FORMALLY SAUL) PRESENTED THE MESSAGE TO THE GALATIONS THAT BLESSING COMES FROM GOD ON THE BASIS OF FAITH, NOT LAW. THE LAW DECLARES MEN GUILTY AND IMPRISIONS THEM; FAITH SET MEN FREE TO ENJOY LIBERTY IN THE MESSIAH CHRIST JESUS. FREEDOM IN CHRIST MEANS FREEDOM TO PRODUCE THE FRUITS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WITH A LIFESTYLE GUIDED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

GALATIANS 3:6-8**EVEN AS ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. KNOW YOU THEREFORE THAT THEY WHICH ARE OF FAITH THE SAME ARE THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM**GENESIS 12:3**AND I WILL BLESS THEM THAT BLESS THEE, AND CURSE HIM THAT CURSETH THEE: AND IN THEE SHALL ALL FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED.

EVEN NOW AND BEFORE THE LAW OF GOD WRITTEN BY MOSES, THE PROPHETS AND APOSTLES, THIS BLESSING RINGS TRUE TO ALL PEOPLE OF THE EARTH WITH FAITH AND WHO BELIEVE AND CORRECTLY INTREPRET THE COMPLETE WORDS (ENTIRE BIBLE) OF OUR CREATOR.

ACTS 9:1**AND SAUL, YET BREATHING OUT THREATENINGS AND SLAUGHTER AGAINST THE DISCIPLES OF THE LORD, WENT UNTO THE HIGH PRIEST (FOR AUTHORIZATION TO TRAVEL WITH ESCORTS TO DAMASCUS) **VERSE 4-6**JNPT**FALLING TO THE GROUND (AND BLIND), HE HEARD A VOICE SAYING TO HIM, "SHA’UL! SHA’UL! WHY DO YOU KEEP PERSECUTING ME?" SIR, WHO ARE YOU? I AM YESHUA (JESUS) AND YOU ARE PERSECUTING ME. BUT GET UP, AND GO INTO THE CITY, AND YOU WILL BE TOLD WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO."

DOES OUR CREATOR HAVE TO KNOCK YOU DOWN AND BLIND YOU TO GET YOUR ATTENTION TO DO HIS WILL? GENERALLY, HE PRODS US WITH HIS GENTLE AND SOFT, STILL VOICE. IS GOD TRYING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION? TURN TO HIM AND LET HIM LIGHT YOUR PATH TO SHOW THE WAY HE WANTS YOU TO GO.

ACTS 9:17-18**NIV**THEN ANANIAS (DISCIPLE OF THE LORD) WENT TO THE HOUSE AND ENTERED IT. PLACING HIS HANDS ON SAUL, HE SAID, "BROTHER SAUL, THE LORD—JESUS, WHO APPEARED TO YOU ON THE ROAD AS YOU WERE COMING HERE—HAS SENT ME SO THAT YOU MAY SEE AGAIN AND BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT." IMMEDIATELY, SOMETHING LIKE SCALES FELL FROM SAUL’S EYES AND HE COULD SEE AGAIN. HE GOT UP AND WAS BAPTIZED (IMMERSED), AND AFTER TAKING SOME FOOD (HE DID NOT EAT OR DRINK FOR 3 DAYS, BUT PRAYED CONSTANTLY), HE REGAINED HIS STRENGTH. **VERSE 20-22**SAUL SPENT SEVERAL DAYS WITH THE DISCIPLES IN DAMASCUS. AT ONCE HE BEGAN TO PREACH IN THE SYNAGOGUES THAT JESUS (YESHUA) IS THE SON OF GOD (THE MESSIAH). ALL THOSE WHO HEARD HIM WERE ASTONISHED AND ASKED, "ISN’T HE THE MAN WHO RAISED HAVOC IN JERUSALEM AMONG THOSE WHO CALL ON THIS NAME (YESHUA, JESUS)? AND HASN’T HE COME HERE TO TAKE THEM AS PRISONERS TO THE CHIEF PRIESTS?" YET SAUL GREW MORE AND MORE POWERFUL AND BAFFLED THE JEWS LIVING IN DAMASCUS BY PROVING THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST.

GOD DOESN’T ONLY SAVE WICKED PEOPLE LIKE SAUL WHO THOUGHT HE WAS RIGHTEOUS AND FAITHFUL WITH FERVANT MURDER OF GOD’S ELECT AND HE DOSEN’T ONLY SAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR THE LAW, GOD SAVES PEOPLE WHO COME TO HIM. EVEN SO CALLED GOOD PEOPLE NEED A SAVIOR. IF YOU HAVE HUMBLED YOURSELF AND BEEN CONVERTED (TRANSFORMED LIKE SAUL) BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, YOU CAN STILL BE AND INSTRUMENT OF GOD BY GOING FORTH AND CARRY HIS NAME TO THE UNSAVED.

**BELIEVE AND BE SAVED TODAY! SEE WHAT THE LORD CAN DO FOR YOU! **