Saturday, May 11, 2013

2013 May 11 - Morning Manna

And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. (Acts 9:1-9)

Today's Morsel: It's great hearing how far technology and how advanced medicine has come when dealing with optometry. People who could not see, are now being able to see. And those who have struggled with their eyesight are now able to obtain medical procedures to help their vision. But when Paul was struck blind on the road to Damascus, these procedures were not in place for him to obtain his sight back again. He would only be able to see again through a miraculous means. Jesus said that he was anointed to recover sight to the blind (Luke 4:18). When Jesus sent Ananias to Paul, Ananias said to him, "Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God" (Acts 9:17-20). Not only did Paul receive his natural sight again, but he also received spiritual sight as well. Many people today are blinded by the light of God's Word and they can't see where they are going. They need someone to pray for them that they may receive their sight. Therefore, when God sends you to them, you must be ready to pray for them, and to declare to them the correct way. Remember, "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ"(2 Corinthians 4:3-6)
Sing: Open the eyes of my heart Lord. Open the eyes of my heart, I want to see You, I want to see You. To see You high and lifted up, shining in the light of Your Glory, pour out Your power and love, as we sing holy, holy, holy; holy, holy, holy, I want to see You.

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