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…. they were unschooled, ordinary men …. they had been with Jesus …. the crippled man healed standing with them – Acts 4:13,14

What’s a disciple of Jesus, & example: the disciple who baptised Paul

What are the qualities, characteristics, walk and fruit of a disciple of Jesus ?
What distinguishes a disciple ?

Let’s look at an example, …
someone like you and me.

Ananias is known … and yet unknown.

Why God used him?
What can we learn from Ananias?

Interestingly, from his story, we’ll find a definition of an example of what is a disciple or follower of Jesus.
From his delivery of the Lord’s message to Paul, we’ll discover an example of what true prophecy is like.

Ananias appears in Acts 9, and later Paul mentions him in Acts 22 in Jerusalem about his conversion testimony. Subsequently, after this incident, there’s no mention of Ananias’ life or ministry.

Paul went on to write 13 of the 21 epistles/letters in the New Testament, and the second part of Acts is mainly  focused on Paul’s ministry to Gentile cities right up to Rome, the seat of power of the Roman empire.
(fyi, before his encounter with Jesus, Paul was known as Saul.)

Let’s start by referring to Acts 9 and Acts 22:

Acts 9:10-19 (NKJV)
10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11 And the Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight.” 13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at 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 instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; 16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.” 17 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.” 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized; 19 and he took food and was strengthened.

Excerpt of Paul’s testimony in Jerusalem:

Acts 22:12-16 (NASB)
12 “A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there, 13 came to me, and standing near said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very time I looked up at him. 14 And he said, ‘The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will and to see the Righteous One and to hear an utterance from His mouth. 15 For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard. 16 Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’

Prior to this situation,  Saul was on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians, when suddenly he had a dramatic encounter with the Lord which blinded him (Acts 9:1-9, 22:6-11)
The Lord’s instruction to Paul was, ‘Get up and go on into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.’ (Acts 22:10)
And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. (Acts 9:9)



 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias … (Acts 9:10)

Ananias had no fancy titles or roles like apostle, prophet, teacher, evangelist or pastor, elder, deacon,  etc, ….
… he is unknown,
he’s described simply a disciple, a follower of Jesus.

Later in Paul’s testimony in Acts 22, Paul gives a bit more detail of this man, Ananias
devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there 

Ananias’ only credentials was his daily walk with the Lord which was well-spoken by Christians & non-Christians in his city.  Not just his words, … also, his Christlike daily life that others saw, felt and testified … a sterling reputation in his city.

and the Lord said to Ananias …
So Ananias departed
… immediately … Saul regained his sight,
and he got up and was baptized

God used Ananias for his glory.
Ananias heard the Lord’s word,
he obeyed by faith,
and faithfully went to minister to Saul,
following the Lord’s instructions.

 


Ananias gives us a portrait of a disciple of Jesus empowerd by the Holy Spirit,
what a disciple is like, … and why God used him.

there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias (Acts 9:1)

From Ananias’ life, we’ll see it all begins with a surrendered life,
from which the anointing of the Holy Spirit will overflow to minister to others,
as the Lord brings people into our path.

**Ananias walked righteously.

was devout by the standard of the Law (Acts 22:12)

He knew the Word of God.
He lived by God’s Word.

17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. ….
19 …. whoever keeps and teaches them,
he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
(Matthew 5:17,19 NASB)

**Ananias also had a consistent sterling character among the people in his city.

and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there (Acts 22:12)

Ananias was credible and trustworthy to those who knew him.
Ananias was both well spoken by the people in his city, and the Lord.

16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 NASB)

Another example:
9:36 Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha …
this woman was abounding with deeds
of kindness and charity which she continually did.
9:39…  all the widows stood … all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make …

Acts 9:36, 39 (NASB)

**Ananias heard from the Lord through the Holy Sprit.  He knew the Lord’s voice.

the Lord said to him in a vision Ananias.” (Acts 9:10)

The Lord called Ananias by name , “Ananias.” 

Ananias was open to the gentle prompts and nudges of the Holy Spirit.
He stopped to listen.
The Lord gave Ananias clear ministry instructions.

Do we pause to listen to the Lord, … before ministering?

Ministry is birthed by the Word of God through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

On a side note, regarding hearing the Lord … we have all heard the Lord’s voice at least once before.

No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him;
and I will raise him up on the last day (John 6:44 NASB)

Such is the blessing of the New Covenant we have through Jesus:

Behold, days are coming, says the Lord,
When I will effect a new covenant
With the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
After those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws into their minds,
And I will write them on their hearts.
And I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.
And they shall not teach everyone his fellow citizen,
And everyone his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
For all will know Me,
From the least to the greatest of them.
(Hebrews 8:8,10,11 NASB)

** Ananias prayed to the Lord

Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard …. (Acts 9:13)

In his prayer with the Lord in Acts 9,
we observe that Ananias prayer experience was a two-way dialogue with God,
which went beyond just his own personal needs.

Ananias’ prayer also involved quietly listening to the Lord.

** Ananias obeyed the Lord by stepping out in faith.
Ananias yielded to the Holy Spirit.
He was willing to move beyond his comfort zone to help someone else
.. even a stranger.

“Here I am, Lord.”  (Acts 9:10)
So Ananias departed … laying his hands on him (Acts 9:10)

Ananias re-arranged his schedules and other appointments.
He made ministering to Paul his top priority in his backlog of things to do.

19″Go … make disciples  … 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you …” (Matthew 28:18,19 NIV)
Obedience —  a hallmark of a disciple.

Action, … not just empty words.
The follow-through, the quality delivery.

In Ananias case, … he had to make a trip to another part of the city to meet a total stranger,
an enemy, … someone who might even harm him.
He stepped out in faith.

 

** Ananias prayed for healing for Paul by the Holy Spirit.saul ananias

after laying his hands on him
 immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight (Acts 9:17,18)

Jesus said,
These signs will accompany those who have believed:
 they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:17,18 NASB)

** Ananias prophesied to Paul by the Holy Spirit.
(although he was not a prophet)

The Lord gave Ananias a prophetic word to share with Paul:
Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;
16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.” (Acts 9:15,16 NASB)

When the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost, Peter shared:
16.., this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17
And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,
That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
And your young men shall see visions,
And your old men shall dream dreams;
18 Even on My bondslaves, both men and women,
I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit
And they shall prophesy.
(Acts 2:17,18 NASB)

** Ananias baptised Paul.

Ananias said to Paul:
Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name (Acts 22:16)

Jesus commision to all believers:
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo,I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18,19 NASB)

** Ananias prayed for Paul to receive the filling of the  Holy Spirit, by the Holy Spirit.

So Ananias … 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 …. has sent me so that you … be filled with the Holy Spirit ” (Acts 9:17 NASB)

like the Apostles in Acts 8,

Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. (Acts 8:14,15 NASB)

and later Paul at Ephesus,

And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying. There were in all about twelve men. Acts 19:6,7 (NASB)

In summary,
Ananias had a vibrant, dynamic, personal relationship with Jesus,
who guides his day, his steps,
to be a blessing to others, … even strangers.

5:25 If we live by the Spirit,
let us also walk by the Spirit.

8:4 … who do not walk according to the flesh
but according to the Spirit.

For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh,
but those who are according to the Spirit,
the things of the Spirit.

8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God,
these are sons of God.
Galatians 5:25,  Romans 8:4, 5, 14 (NASB)



The anointing of the Holy Spirit for ministry is given to whoever is thirsty and believes in Jesus,

John 4:14, 7:37-39 (NIV)
whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

... Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive …


 

We are all weak, and struggle with doubts, fears and anxieties.
Ananias was no different.
Faith and trust is needed to obey the Lord.

Does God’s work/ministry include stepping out in  faith?  Why?
(for your kind meditation)

When the Lord gave Ananias His challenging assignment, Ananias expressed his doubts, fears and anxieties to the Lord … and it all begins with the word we like to use … but

But
Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem;
14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.”

From what Ananias knew of what he had heard from others about Saul,  …. he was walking straight into real danger … he himself could be bound … and even die.

Thankfully, the Lord knows our struggles … and he had already provided some helpful signs to Ananias, to confirm that the Lord was truly directing him to go and minister to a well-known persecutor of believers, Saul.

Does the Lord’s leading, sometimes includes challenges?
(for your kind meditation)

For Ananias (including ourselves), ministering to a persecutor was also an exercise of love our enemies, bless our enemies … which begins with forgiveness.
God has to work on our hearts first … before we can go and minister in His love to others.

We need to first love the person,
before we can effectively minister to the person.

The Lord’s word to Ananias had specific and precise details which can be verified with evidence.

“Get up and  go to the street called Straight,  – the right street
and inquire at the house of Judas
– the right house he’s staying
for a man 
– the right gender (i.e Mr)
from Tarsus –
 the right original city (i.e. a visitor, he’s not local)
named Saul, –
the right person’s name
for he is praying, – what the right man will be doing when Ananias first meets him

This almost sounds like sending a physical letter to someone, with the right receiver and address. (This was before the internet and mobile communications)
If … there wasn’t a house of Judas, or a Saul from Tarsus staying at the house of Judas, then Ananias would have known whether he had heard correctly.

At the same item, the Lord had also spoken to Saul that he’ll meet Ananias.

12 and he has seen in a vision the mode by which the Lord spoke to Saul
a man named Ananias come in
– the name of the person Saul will be meeting
and lay his hands on him,
 – the action this visitor will do  
so that he might regain his sight.”
 
– the miracle that will happen

The ‘who, what, which, where, how‘ of Ananias’ assignment.
There are 10 precise details that will help Ananias confirm that he had indeed heard correctly.
With each confirmation on the list, his faith & confidence would have jumped a quantum leap.

By the way, the Lord also gave a similar list of verifiable precise details to both Cornelius and Peter in the next chapter (Acts 10) when the Holy Spirit was first poured upon the Gentiles.

These 10 precise details will also confirm to Saul that Ananias’ prophetic word to him was also truly from the Lord.  Also, the content of the prophecy given by Ananias was fully consistent with the Lord’s earlier instruction to Saul, i.e. “… go on into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.” (Acts 22:10)

Saul/Paul descrfibed himself as  – “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God  …”
a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church(Acts 22:3, Philippians 3:5,6 NASB)
Saul was a top-class Pharisee, trained under the best teacher, a MDiv, DTh, DMin, etc,
while Ananias was an unknown, with no spiritual credentials, … a layman, a No Div.

So … a prophetic word coming from someone who is neither a prophet or religious leader or a qualified person, …. but, just an ordinary disciple of Jesus, … was an extraordinary paradigm shift for Saul to humbly receive. … a masterful stroke by the Lord.
(… like the little boy who pointed out the emperor’s new clothes)

The Lord certainly wanted Saul to see with even greater clarity with a new set of eyes of grace, …  after the scales of pharisaical religious zeal had fallen off.
Later Paul wrote — But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord ..” Philippians 3:7,8 (NASB)

Btw, Ananias’ name means ‘whom Jehovah has graciously given‘.

The prophecy to Paul:

15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; 16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.”  (Acts 9:15)

In Paul’s own words,

13  ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very time I looked up at him.  14 And he said, ‘The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will and to see the Righteous One and to hear an utterance from His mouth. 15 For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard. (Acts 9:13,14)

The prophecy given to Saul the persecutor portrays Paul the apostle‘s ministry to both Gentiles and Jews, and his suffering for the Lord.  In the time of Acts 9, ministry to Gentiles was still a very new thing to a Jewish mind (See Acts 10).

We should take note that Ananias’ prophecy served as confirmation to what Saul had already heard directly from the Lord on the road to Damascus.  Here’s what Paul said about his conversion when he shared his testimony to King Agrippa,

Acts 26:13-18 (NIV)
13 About noon, King Agrippa, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. 14 We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
15 “Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’
‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16 ‘Now get up and stand on your feet.

I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me. 17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Also note that the Lord shared with Paul the ‘what’ of his ministry … the ‘how’ will soon be revealed as he faithfully walks each step led by the Holy Spirit.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part (1 Corinthians 13:9 NIV)

As Paul walked faithfully with the Lord, the Lord’s word came to pass

Acts 26:19,20 (NIV)
19 “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.


 

As a side note on prophecy:
— Any prophetic word given or received should be specific and precise, so that it can be tested and conclusively verified with evidence.

Deuteronomy 18:21, 22 (NASB)
21 You may say in your heart, ‘How will we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’ 22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.

1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 (NIV)
19 Do not quench the Spirit.
20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all;
hold on to what is good,

22 reject every kind of evil.


 

Let’s delve a little deeper,
at an overview level of Acts,

Acts chapters 1-5, describes the ministry through the appointed Apostles who were with Jesus, ministering to large crowds, and individuals. Ministry in Jerusalem.
(Matthias was added by lot, Acts 1:24-26)

Acts 2:43, 5:12-14 (NIV)
43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.
47 …  And  the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. ….
14 … more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.

Acts chapters 6-8, describes the ministry through the elected deacons, particularly Stephen and Philip, ministering to large crowds and individuals, supported by the Apostles.  Ministry from Jerusalem to Samaria and beyond.

Acts 6:8 (NIV)
Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.

Acts 8:6-8, 12, 29, 38-40 (NIV)
When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was great joy in that city …
12 … they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.” …
38… Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

Then, Acts 9 describes the ministry through a disciple who the Lord spoke directly, Ananias, sent to minister to an individual, Saul, a persecutor of Christians, an enemy of the gospel, in the city Damascus.
The Lord led Ananias by His Spirit to minister to Paul.

Acts 9:17,18 (NIV)
17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized

The ministry of the Holy Spirit through Ripple
the apostles … the deacons … a disciple
i.e. anyone … you and me!

The Holy Spirit empowered propagating, discipling,
replicating ripple of God
moving outwards from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth.

Romans 8:14 (NIV)
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

The same Holy Spirit is given to anyone and everyone who believes.
The Holy Spirit empowers us all, individually and collectively for ministry.

Jesus said, you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NASB)

Continuing in Acts …
In Acts 10, the Holy Spirit is poured out upon the Gentiles ….
and the spread of the Gospel upon Gentile regions and cities, directed by the Holy Spirit,
till in  Acts 28, … the ministry in Rome by the Apostle Paul .

.. from Jerusalem to Rome and …. onto the ends of the earth,
by the Holy Spirit.

 


On a final note,

In the Old Testament/Covenant, the Lord would direct prophets to go and anoint specific individuals into their roles, and prophesy to them about the specific work God has anointed them for … eg, kings, prophets, etc.
An example of this, was when the Lord directed Samuel the prophet/priest to anoint Saul as Israel’s first king, and later anointed David.
There’s uncanny similarities of this aspect of prophetic ministry with this situation
when  the Lord directed Ananias to go, pray and prophesy about the work the Lord has anointed Saul/Paul for.

The same Holy Spirit is at work then and now.

… I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind;
…  I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit
And they shall prophesy.
(Acts 2:17,18 NASB)

Here’s excerpts from both Samuel and Ananias ministry with regards to this:

Samuel
10 Then the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for Your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10)

Ananias
10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.”  (Acts 9:10)

Samuel
Now there was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish ….. He had a son whose name was Saul ….
14 So they (Saul & his servant) went up to the city. As they came into the city, behold, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the high place.

15 Now a day before Saul’s coming, the Lord had revealed this to Samuel saying, 16 About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over My people Israel; and he will deliver My people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have regarded My people, because their cry has come to Me.”  (1 Samuel 1,2, 9:14-16)

Ananias
11 And the Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight.”

15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; 16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.”  (Acts 9:11,15,16)

Samuel
Then Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it on his head, kissed him (Saul) and said, “Has not the Lord anointed you a ruler over His inheritance? (1 Samuel 10:1)

Anaias
17 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.” 

Jesus said, 9 But what did you go out to see?A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written, Behold, I send My messenger ahead of YouWho will prepare Your way before You.’
11 Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist!” 

Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
(Matthew 11:9-11 NASB)

Such is the glory of the New Covenant built on better promises,
because the Holy Spirit is now given to all believers to empower us all to minister in His anointing and power.
(Hebrews 8:6, Acts 2:17,18)

 


Let’s follow Ananias example of a disciple of Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit, stepping out in faith.

It all begins with a surrendered life, (and not other credentials)
from which the anointing of the Holy Spirit will overflow to minister to others,
like rivers of living water,
as the Lord brings people into our path … just like Ananias.

and the Lord said to Ananias …
So Ananias departed
… immediately … Saul regained his sight,
and he got up and was baptized

God used Ananias for His glory.
Ananias heard the Lord’s word,
he obeyed by faith
and faithfully went to minister to Saul,sharing light
following the Lord’s instructions.

Like Ananias and Paul,
can we imagine the impact on the next Saul/Paul
that each of us can personally touch by the the Holy Spirit & the grace of God?

 


 Ministering Spirit & Truth | Discipling

by 林弟兄, bro Lim
July 15, 2015
laymanointing.wordpress.com

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