Daily Bread 9/12/2023


Daily Bread – September 12, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) Acts 9:3-5 – And as he traveled, he happened to draw near to Damascus; and suddenly, a light from Heaven flashed around him. And falling upon the ground, he heard a voice saying unto him, “Saul, Saul, why persecute Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?”; and He said, “I am Jesus, Whom you persecute.” When God calls a man, it is unmistakable. He called Saul like He called Moses and Samuel (Exodus 3:4 and 1 Samuel 3:4). The fact that Jesus actually appeared to Paul is further substantiated in both 1 Corinthians 9:1 and 15:8. Jesus also appeared to Ananias to prepare him to minister to Saul. Jesus most certainly appeared to both of them even though the word ‘vision’ is not used in the appearance of Jesus to Saul. Of course, the appearance of Jesus to Saul was more dramatic in the sense that Jesus was appearing to a person who was fighting against Him, rather than to a person who was his servant, Ananias (Acts 9:10-19). In the statement, “I am Jesus, Whom you persecute,” Jesus fully identifies Himself with His Church – whatever anyone is doing to His people, and thus His Church, they are doing it unto Him, “Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of these the least of my brethren, you have done it unto Me.” Matthew 25:40. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen