This is from Acts chapter 9:1-6
SAUL’S PLANS: Meanwhile Saul still drawing his breath hard from threatening and murderous desire against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest And requested of him letters to the synagogues at Damascus [authorizing him], so that if he found any men or women belonging to the Way [of life as determined by faith in Jesus Christ], he might bring them bound [with chains] to Jerusalem.
CHRIST”S INTERVENTION: Now as he traveled on, he came near to Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him,
SAUL’S REACTION: And he fell to the ground.
CHRIST’S QUESTION: Then he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me [harassing, troubling, and molesting Me]?
SAUL’S REACTION: And Saul said, Who are You, Lord?
CHRIST”S ANSWER: And He said, I am Jesus, Whom you are persecuting.
CHRIST’S WARNING: It is dangerous and it will turn out badly for you to keep kicking against the goad [to offer vain and perilous resistance].
SAUL’S OBEDIENCE: Trembling and astonished he asked, Lord, what do You desire me to do? The Lord said to him, But arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.
WHERE ARE WE on this time line?
Prayer- Father God, show us where we need to be and help us get there. Amen.