Before Your Eyes
You are ready for this. Take it one step at a time. Do not get overwhelmed. I will lead you, guide you and direct you. I know the way that you should go. Follow My lead. Take My hand and know that I have your best interest in mind. Know that I care tenderly for you and that I will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. You are on the right road and this road is the one to Damascus. I will change you in the twinkling of an eye and people, as will you, will be stunned in who I turn you into and what I will lead you to do.
Things you use to do you won’t do anymore.
Because, I have given you a heart change.
You have encountered Me and one encounter with Me is enough to change your entire life. Keep walking. Be steady and Be ready -to transform into the person you never thought you could be, before your eyes & others. I am getting ready to change you into the person that I have called you to be. You will never be the same.
The term “Before someone’s eyes” means: in a very open and visible way so that someone can see it very clearly.
Acts chapter 9
The Damascus Road: Saul Converted
9 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. [a]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.
Ananias Baptizes Saul
10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, “Ananias.”
And he said, “Here I am, Lord.”
11 So the Lord said to him, “Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. 12 And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight.”
13 Then Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much [b]harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.”
15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children[c] of Israel. 16 For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.”
17 And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord [d]Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.
19 So when he had received food, he was strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus.
Saul Preaches Christ
20 Immediately he preached [e]the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.
21 Then all who heard were amazed, and said, “Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?”
22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ.
From killing Christians to joining them, Saul changed in the most drastic way. He was converted suddenly on the road to Damascus before his very eyes and others. Others could barely comprehend his transformation as I’m sure Saul struggled to believe it himself. Because of one encounter with The Lord, Saul became the person that He never thought he would be and God was glorified.
This message aligns with The Word of The Lord for this season, Release It!. It also highlights the importance of being aware of your God-given identity. There are times when The Lord will speak a new name over you and change you completely. Do you know what name The Lord is calling you? Is He trying to change your life radically like Sauls’? Consider getting I AM Affirmations to become acquainted and rooted in the fundamental truths of who God says that you are. God is speaking a new name over you and you need to know by which name to respond to.
Your transformation will be APPARENT, before your eyes and others, and God will be glorified.