Acts 9:17,18 – So Ananias departed and entered the house, and after laying his hands on him said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” And immediately something like fish scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized; and he took food and was strengthened.

Paul became literally blind for three days. Three days can be a long time, especially sitting in the dark in unfamiliar surroundings. Paul obviously had some time on his eyes to reflect on his past behavior and this new revelation of Jesus that caught him by surprise and left him in the dark while light was literally flooding his being. When Ananias came and prayed for Paul his physical eyes were opened. Paul’s whole being had been saturated from that encounter with the Lord, now he was living in this brand new world. Here is how Adam Clarke describes this event.

“This was real: he had been so dazzled with the brightness of the light that we may suppose the globe of the eye, and particularly the cornea, had suffered considerable injury. The structure of the cornea was doubtless much disturbed, and the whole of that humor would be rendered opaque, and incapable of permitting the rays of light to pass through the different humors to the retina, where all the images of things transmitted through the lenses, or humors, are distinctly painted. In the miraculous cure the membrane was restored to its primitive state, and the opaque matter separated from the cornea, in the form of thin laminae or scales. This being done, the light would have as free a passage as formerly, and the result would be distinct vision.”

Paul had seen the resurrected Christ in His glory. The brightness of the light blinded his natural eyes and flooded the eyes of His spirit with light at the same time. What happens when one beholds the glory of the Lord? He really has only one response, he enters into a lifelong practice of worshipping the Lord. Seeing His glory leaves no other options, we must worship Him. This story of Paul becomes our story when we see Jesus for ourselves. Maybe you haven’t seen him with natural eyes like Paul but your spiritual eyes have been flooded with light. You have only one move left, fall down before Him and worship the Lord.

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  1. So much can be derived by “body language” during a time of corporate worship. I’m not saying its a job anyone should seek to have, if only to “gauge” a momentary “pulse” of the blood flowing through the body, so to speak. Worship and music together produce a rhythm or flow that becomes so much more than singing, it is a doorway or gateway that if we allow ourselves to be caught up into, allows us to experience intimacies in our spirit man only possible through worship and consumed with His Word. This is the pouring out of The Spirit talked about “in the last day’s” Wisdom say’s stay filled for you know not when the Master will come.

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