by Robert Walker

The Transformation of Saul
Robert Walker
Acts 9:1-31

On November 30, 1991 fierce winds from a freakish dust storm triggered a massive freeway pileup along Interstate 5 near Coalinga, California. At least 14 people died and dozens more were injured as topsoil whipped by 50 mile-per-hour winds reduced visibility to zero.

The afternoon holocaust left a three-mile trail of twisted and burning vehicles, some stacked on top of one another 100 yards off the side of the freeway. Unable to see their way, dozens of motorists drove blindly ahead into disaster.

This particular afternoon a blind man walked into the marvelous light of salvation

Notice that God would take Saul the racist giant and turn him into the Apostle to the Gentiles. God would take Saul's blindness away. Saul had visibility zero before God healed him of his blindness.

In chapter nine we have the conversion of Saul of Tarsus and what a conversion this was. There has been none quite like it either before or since.

And Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest and desired of him the 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, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, "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.


We know that Saul wasn't just your typical, every day sinner. He did horrible things before he became a Christian. In fact, later ...

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