Morning Message of Motivation
The Unusual Mercies of God 4
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Paul was saved by a special visitation from God.
The brilliant light shining brighter than the sun hit him and his men, and they were “slain.”
They all fell off their horses unto the ground.
Acts 26:14 NKJV
“And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’”
They all saw the light, they all fell to the ground, and they all heard a voice, but God only addressed Saul.
Saul alone was the recipient of the unusual mercy of God.
It is a great mercy to be able to hear from God.
Many are on a wrong path but few are privileged to be able to change their way.
The few who change are those who hear God’s word.
It is also a great mercy for God to call you by name.
Jesus called Saul by his name twice.
Jesus didn’t even reproach or rebuke Saul.
He just asked him to state his reasons for his persecution.
Saul was now seeing things differently. He was seeing things clearly with the benefit of the heavenly light.
Instead of stating his doctrinal reasons for his persecution of Christ Jesus, Saul rather wanted to know the Lord.
Acts 26:15 NKJV
“So I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”
Jesus revealed Himself to Saul.
Saul was totally saved and delivered instantly.
He was a changed man.
A new creation.
Saul now wanted to know what Christ wanted him to do.
Acts 9:6 NKJV
“So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?”Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
So Saul began his incredible journey to become the apostle to the Gentiles, and one of the most influential Believers in history.
Mercy made apostle Paul become who he was.
May the same uncommon mercy make you become a vessel unto honour in God’s kingdom.
May you operate in unlimited grace and mercy, in Jesus’ name.