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1122nd -- Message On The Apostle Paul


There are many people in this world who doubt the supremacy of the Lord 
Jesus Christ. They think of Jesus Christ as a prophet, a teacher, a wise 
man, but in no way was He the Son of God who came to earth to die for the 
sins of the world and redeem mankind from their unrighteousness. They 
don't trust that Jesus is who He says He is and instead of surrendering 
their life to the Lord, they foolishly go the other way trusting more in 
their own intellect rather than in the One who created them. It is my 
hope that this message on trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ will turn some 
of those who have forsaken the Lord to come back and be reconciled with Him.

There is no greater testimony of redemption and reconciliation than that 
of the apostle Paul. The testimony of the apostle Paul should give every 
person the proof they need to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, 
that He has all power in Heaven and on Earth and that it is only through 
Jesus Christ that we can be saved, redeemed and reconciled back to God 
again. The story of the apostle Paul is one that is encouraging, 
inspiring, motivating and most importantly it is proof positive that the 
Lord Jesus Christ is forgiving even to the worst sinner and He can use 
them in ways that they never thought or imagined.
(John 3:16-17) (Matthew 28:18-19) (Isaiah 1:18)

The apostle Paul was born named Saul or more commonly known as Saul of 
Tarsus. He was a Jew by birth and he was a scholar in all of the Jewish 
laws and practices. There was nothing in the Jewish law that he was not 
masterful of since his youth. And when the Lord Jesus Christ's name became
more and more prominent, it was Saul's mission to destroy Christianity and 
to punish and or kill all those who preached the name of the Lord Jesus 
Christ. Saul felt he was doing God's work when he was killing those 
“false prophets” who were preaching that Christ had risen from the dead, 
that He was alive and that He had power to save and redeem mankind from 
their sins. (Acts 26:4-5) (Acts 26:9-11)

When Saul of Tarsus was given the task to seek those who were preaching 
Christ and bring them to Jerusalem for judgment, he took the job proudly 
feeling he was justified in bringing to justice those who were falsely 
preaching God's word. It was on that journey towards Damascus when Saul's 
plans to destroy Christianity were suddenly and eternally reversed. On 
his way to bring persecution to the Christians, the Lord Jesus Christ 
appeared in the sky and asked Saul a simple question that forever changed 
his destiny. The Lord Jesus asked “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting 
Me?” Saul did not know who he was speaking to and asked who are you and 
the Lord answered and said “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.” The 
Lord then gave Saul instructions on what to do next and he followed what 
the Lord told him and that was the beginning of the transformation from 
Saul the persecutor into Paul the preacher. (Acts 9:3-6)

Now called Paul, he took his new mission to preach Christ with the same 
zeal and fervor that he had before, but now he knew what his real purpose 
was. He was to use his life to tell everyone that Jesus Christ is the Son 
of God and that it is only through Him that we can be forgiven and 
redeemed from every sin and every shortfall. He preached that a new 
beginning is available to anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord. The 
apostle Paul once being the chief persecutor of Christians was now the 
chief advocate for Christ. God's power came upon Paul in marvelous ways. 
He preached with conviction, he healed those who were afflicted and he 
used his testimony of persecution against the Christians prior to his 
conversion to show that God's love is beyond our comprehension and that 
His forgiveness is without limit. The man who was once determined to 
drive people away from Christ now had a stronger conviction to lead people 
to Christ to be saved and redeemed.
(Acts 9:20-22) (Acts 26:20-23) (1 Timothy 1:12-17)

God used the apostle Paul in wonderful ways. His preaching helped to 
bring countless souls into God's kingdom. Paul's writings take up half of 
the New Testament. He encouraged, he challenged, he inspired, he edified, 
he affirmed and he showed us that even the worst sinner is not beyond 
redemption. He showed through his life and testimony that a new beginning 
is always available with God. God's forgiveness towards us is beyond our 
comprehension. Even when we do wrong, we are not beyond God's mercy and 
grace. We can be reconciled; we can be forgiven, redeemed and made new 
again just as the apostle Paul was. God used a man to bring glory and 
honor to His Name that no one else thought would be possible. Even the 
Christians who learned of Paul's conversion were skeptical because of his 
infamous past, but that is the great thing about God; He doesn't see us 
for who we were, but rather He sees us for who we can be in Him. Remember 
what Isaiah 55:8-9 declares “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither
are your ways My ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than 
the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your 
thoughts.” (Acts 9:26-28)

Be encouraged to see for yourself through the testimony of Paul that Jesus 
Christ is alive, that He is the Son of God and that He has all power in 
heaven and on earth. All who come to The Lord Jesus will be renewed and 
refreshed. There is no want in them that trust Him. Call upon the Lord 
and be reconciled. The Lord will forgive and make new every soul that 
calls upon His Name. He will not cast you away, but He will make you a 
new creation with new dreams and new possibilities. We have nothing to 
lose and all to gain with Jesus Christ. I pray that you will receive Him 
for yourself today if you have not already made that eternal decision.

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him 
while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man 
his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon
him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”

John 3:16-17 Jesus declares
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His 
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but 
have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn 
the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.”

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 “...Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have 
entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them 
that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the 
Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”

1 Peter 2:9-10 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an 
Holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of 
Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light: Which 
in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had 
not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”

Deuteronomy 4:30-31 “When thou art in tribulation, and all these things 
are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy 
God, and shalt be obedient unto His voice; (For the LORD thy God is a 
merciful God;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget 
the covenant of thy fathers which He sware unto them.”

Revelation 3:20 Jesus declares
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if 
any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will 
sup with him, and he with Me.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: PRECIOUS IN HIS EYES
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem90.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: TESTIMONY OF GOD'S LOVE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony150.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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