Turning In A Flash, Literally
Have you ever been traveling in one direction and realized that you are absolutely going the wrong way? Were you able to stop in your tracks and correct course? Have you ever had a dream or a vision that changed your life, immediately, from what it was to something different?
We all have the power to do this, God makes it so, through the power of the Holy Spirit. If you have ever had a dream that was so real you could smell the environment, taste the atmosphere and hear the movement then you know exactly what I am saying. Are we baptized in the Holy Spirit when God speaks to us and changes our heart or is it in fact when we are baptized with water, cleansed, and space is created for the Holy Spirit?
Acts 9 NKJV
1 Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
2 and asked letters from 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.
3 As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven.
4 Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul,why are you persecuting Me?”
5 And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”
6 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.”
7 And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one.
8 Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.
9 And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
Saul, who would be Paul, answers the question before it is ask. Our Pastor, Mike Harder, said it this way – “The answer is yes. What is the question, God?” Of course Saul actually says “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Saul ask without thought, without hesitation and without regard for what the answer / direction would be.