Meeting God on Your Road to Nowhere

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It’s time to get out of Idolatry and into humility. It’s time to meet God!

My friend a preacher, told me yesterday that he was fed up with church and wanted more of God. He was sincere and I saw his desperation the result of playing religious games, which he readily admitted too.  I suggested that he start by asking God for a revelation of who he really was.  My reasoning was found with Paul. He knew God but didn’t know his name. When stopped by a voice, he said, “who are you Lord?”…the Lord said, “I am Jesus!”.   He was then struck blind until Ananias told him that it was God’s will for him to preach Jesus to the Gentiles. (Acts 9:1-18)

Like so many folks today personal revival don’t come from a  sunday meeting but meeting God who shows you his name. Until then all men are blind and know not at what they stumble.

If you need a personal resurrection, read Acts and Isaiah to discover Jesus, Jesus in the Old, Jesus in the New, that’s your road, your Damascus road, ask God to show you his name and don’t stop on this road until you hear and see Jesus. When he speaks “Jesus,” you will know who God is! You will like Saul then be blinded for a season during which you will be confronted by an Ananias who will open your blinded eyes and you too will then see the hope of your calling.

If you’re on a religious road, a road to nowhere and need a revolution, in which you too like Saul, will see both your calling and know your God in person, then get off your hobby-horse theological ride and in humility get on your knees and cry out to God, “Lord who are you?   A man does not know “God” until God says “I am Jesus!!    This is a season not of ministry, prophecy or money but finding “Jesus!” knowing his name and him as God in person. Anything less is idolatry in its full measure.

Paul.


  1. Pastor Philip Roman Avatar

    Good word. Thought provoking! If people would be blind to religious ways they would not be blind to the presence of God. Most people are blind to the presence of God and can view the religious ways better. HHHMMMM! Good Word Paul. I will tweet this and facebook this today!

  2. reachingfinland Avatar

    Thank you for visiting our blog. Your post today was good as well! Be blessed in your work for Him, galphin

  3. Brandon Myhre Avatar

    There are also times when man doesn’t know who the Lord is until He speaks their name. For instance, Mary Magdalene didn’t recognize Jesus after the Resurrection at the tomb, until the Lord spoke to her, saying, “Mary!” This opened her eyes to be able to see and recognize Christ standing before her. “You didnt choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.” -John 15:16″And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” -1 Peter 5:10″Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” -Ephesians 1:4

  4. Brandon Myhre Avatar

    Thanks once again for the great blog post! 🙂

  5. Carl Garrett Avatar

    I definitely concur, Paul. My deliverance from 37 years of religion and habitual sin resulted because I became desperate, totally humbled myself, and cried out to the Lord for salvation from sinning. Then and only then did He teach me the meaning of His Name. And it was meditating on His Name, hearing what It means over and over, that resulted in faith in the Grace that saved me. http://www.amazingpromise.comPaul, could you add me to your Blogroll?

  6. Paul Avatar

    …Most certainly my dear Brother, your visit and ministry is valued and appreciated. Its a blessing to connect to you online and I look forward to sharing, discovering and building, as servants in the Lord’s work with you online.

  7. Paul Avatar

    Thank you my dear brother You are a blessing.

  8. Carl Garrett Avatar

    I agree about the Lord needing to speak your name in order to recognize Him, Brandon. I had to hear the Lord’s promise to me (us) with my name attached to it over and over before I trusted (in) it (truly believed it) thereby understanding Who He is and obtaining Salvation through His Name! HalleluYAH! See “The Amazing Promise” post and my upcoming book for the details of how this is the very foundation of the Gospel of Grace.

  9. Brandon Myhre Avatar

    I, likewise, needed to hear Him speaking my name, or rather yelling my name. More so than most, I am of the type that needs to be bludgeoned by a Holy Baseball Bat, before I recognized Him. I have now, finally, gained some wisdom concerning this, God’s rebuke, and His discipline. I know some of the wisdom behind the words to not take it lightly (Hebrews 12). This is what I used to do, by hiding from the conviction, convincing myself that grace covered me, and engaging in the company of those who, “eat, drink and are merry.” Finally, I now know to regard God’s discipline as a blessing and not as a hindrance. Therefore, when He calls my name, I recognize it a lot clearer than I once was able. I will certainly check out your blog, and thanks for your reply. In His Name,–Brandon

  10. Carl Garrett Avatar

    I love your heart, Paul! I always cherish meeting other true believers – a Phil Keaggy reference 🙂 and a great song, too – who truly “get it.” Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I’ll pursue adding a blogroll to my page and get you on it. BTW, could you change the hyperlink behind my name on your blogroll to http://amazingpromise.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/amazing-promise/That will make it point directly to “The Amazing Promise” post; the unique Gospel description. Thank you!

  11. Paul Avatar

    I Will change the link my brother and thanks for adding your insight and building conversation. which is always valuable

  12. saintofsorrows Avatar

    Amen Halelujah thank you Jesus!! It’s definitely time to get off our religious high horse and come face to face with the Lord of Salvation, Jesus Christ of Nazereth. This deeply breaks the surface of our end time dilima. Thanx brother Paul:)In ChristBro Santiago

  13. nightshade130 Avatar

    OMGoodness this is soooo speaking to my spirit. AMEN! Thank you Brother Paul for this word. I think I’m gonna have to share this one.

  14. nightshade130 Avatar

    Reblogged this on <a href="http://nightshade130.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/3111/“ rel=”nofollow”>Sherline's Watchu Thinkin' Blog and commented: Do you need an Ananias to recover your sight so that you can see GOD?

  15. Paul Avatar

    Thanks for the reblog my sister…I’m delighted it blessed you!Paul

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