PAUL’S CONVERSION REVEALED
Apostle Paul once thought he knew it all. He once was riding his high horse to go and persecute those who claimed to know the truth. The Apostle Paul once thought himself to be a religious leader or religious leaders, skilled in the art of judgment and condemnation. Then one day a great LIGHT knocked him off his High Horse.
John 3:21 But he that doeth TRUTH has come to the LIGHT (The Light is the TRUTH), that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Once the TRUTH was revealed to the Apostle Paul he was knocked off his high horse (Place of authority and judgment). The TRUTH humbled him. He realized that LOVE does not PERSECUTE OTHERS. It was then the Apostle Paul was striken BLIND.
To be Blind is a symbol of not “seeing the TRUTH”… to be blind in scripture means to be ignorant of the TRUTH.
Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down. loving to slumber.
So once the TRUTH appeared to Paul he realized he was ignorant of the TRUTH. It was then he was SET STRAIGHT.
Acts 9:11 And the Lord said unto him (Paul), Arise, and go into the street which is called STRAIGHT, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth.
Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O Lord (TRUTH), in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way (the truth) STRAIGHT (apparent, easily understood) before my face.
So a Blinded PAUL (ignorant of the TRUTH) began his journey toward that “straight and narrow gate” of WISDOM.
Proverbs 24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the GATE (way of wisdom).
His EYES (understanding) were covered by SCALES which is why he could not SEE (Understand the TRUTH).
Ephesians 1:18 The EYES of your UNDERSTANDING being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.
It wasn’t until the SCALES fell from his EYES that he could SEE.
So what is it that COVERS our UNDERSTANDING that keeps us from THE TRUTH?
The answer is our foolish PRIDE. (Thinking we know it all. This was Paul’s problem. Pictured by him riding his high horse and believing it was his job to correct and punish others.) – The SCALES that kept him BLIND was his IGNORANT PRIDE.
Job 41:15 His SCALES are his PRIDE, shut up together as with a close SEAL.
IGNORANT PRIDE is pictured in scripture as SCALES and a SEAL. Both of which keep the TRUTH locked away from our understanding.
Revelation 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book (THE TRUTH), and to loose the SEALS (MANKIND’S IGNORANT PRIDE) thereof?
However, once the SCALES (Paul’s PRIDE) fell from his EYES (understanding)… Once his pride was taken out of the equation… PAUL COULD SEE (he understood the truth and had received wisdom (which is a tree of life).
WISDOM is the TREE OF LIFE we all must regain. It is SEALED up by our foolish pride.
Proverbs 3:18 She (WISDOM) is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
So SAUL, a name which literally means “desire” became PAUL, which literally means “small” or humbled… No longer did PAUL see himself as greater or smarter than others.
The SELF exalted SAUL was knocked off his high horse, realized he was blind to the TRUTH. He was SET STRAIGHT and when the SCALES (his pride) fell from his EYES (understanding) he FINALLY SAW THE LIGHT (TRUTH).
The book (TRUTH) was no longer sealed up. The TRUTH set him free!
The moral of this story is we may think we know it all. But when the TRUTH is revealed to us, it will knock us off our high horse, change our nature (name), humble us, set us straight, and finally allow us to SEE!
This is what many refer to as being BORN AGAIN. Or the great day of the Lord (revealing of the existing one)
Isaiah 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the BOOK (Truth), and the eyes of the blind (Ignorant) shall see (become WISE) out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
The scriptures are an allegory, they are also a mystery. The Letter (literal interpretations) kills (make you ignorant) but the SPIRIT of these STORIES give you LIFE INDEED.
DIG DEEPER AND YOU WILL FIND THAT TREASURE THAT HAS BEEN HIDDEN IN YOUR FIELD (your mind).
All Praises To AHAYAH BAHASHAM YASHIYA WA RAWACH!