“Paul” says that on the Road To Assyria, he saw a spectre that said it was “Jesus”: and this spectre struck him blind. I have gone through to show that “Paul” never had a born again salvation, and rather said his sins were washed away by Roman sacrament of water baptism. Now, in “his first miracle”: a power moves to strike a man blind through “Paul”. What is wrong with that story?
- First he said that “the light and glory” of “his ‘Jesus'” struck him blind.
- Second, we now see a power moving out of “Paul” that strikes a man blind in “a mist and a darkness” that “Paul” calls “the hand of the Lord”.
Acts 22: 11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
Acts 13:4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. 5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister. 6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus [please note mockery of the name of Jesus; the author[s] of gnostic forged book “Acts” is/are gnostic]: 7 which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. 8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. 9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, 10 and said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? 11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
So, which is it? Does the “light and ‘glory'” of “Paul’s ‘Jesus'” strike men [“Paul” & Elymas] blind?
Or, does “a mist and a darkness” now moving through “Paul” strike men [“Paul” & Elymas] blind?
So, which is it? Is this power of mist and darkness that struck “Elymas the sorcerer” blind considered to be “an apostolic commissioning experience”? As it was for “Paul”?
Or, does this power that strikes men blind move to strike sorcerers blind? “Paul” first and then “Elymas” second?
Because “Paul” said being struck blind by a spectre that said it was the Lord was this “special apostolic commissioning experience”; and now this spirit “Paul” says is “the Lord” strikes another sorcerer blind.
“Paul” on the Road To Assyria [Damascus capitol city] in Acts 9 was moving in much greater demonic power to wreak havoc of the church than Elymas is moving in in Acts 14.
In Acts 14, Elymas is moving to turn away a deputy “from the faith” that “Paul” was speaking. [Which I have shown on my blog is not the true faith in the true historical and real Jesus.]
But, “Saul/Paul” [in the Acts story] already was the ringleader of the stoning of Stephen, made havock of the church, entered every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. “Saul/Paul” on the Road To Assyria was breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord.
Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judæa and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. 3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
Acts 9:1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 and desired of him 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.
In the story of “Paul/Saul” on the Road To Assyria [Damascus capitol city], “Paul/Saul” was operating himself as a sorcerer figure. “Paul/Saul” had letters from the chief priests to go to imprison and murder Christians.
So, as we compare both Elymas and “Paul/Saul”, “Paul/Saul” in his deeds was “full of all subtilty and all mischief”, a “child of the devil” and the “enemy of all righteousness” making havoc of the church to “pervert the right ways of the Lord” on the Road To Assyria.
The writers of Acts tell us that a spectre appearing to “Paul/Saul” blinding him: was a “great apostolic commissioning experience”.
Now, “Paul” who was blinded by this spectre has for his first miracle a power of “mist and a darkness” moving through him to blind a sorcerer.
I think we, as readers, are being mocked. Like we are “too blind to see” that “Paul” was blinded by a false “Jesus” on the Road To Assyria… presented as a “great apostolic commissioning experience”… and now this false “Jesus” is striking a sorcerer named Elymas blind through “Paul”.
To me, they are mocking us if we fail to see that “Paul” himself is a sorcerer; and that the same power has now blinded two sorcerers. One of the sorcerers [Elymas] we as readers are supposed to view as evil; while the other sorcerer [“Paul”] we as readers are supposed to view as “our great apostle of the church”. And, they’re both just the same as dark sorcerers in the reality. Except, “Paul” is the worse of the two in deeds of evil in the story.
I believe gnostic writers like to play games mocking sincere Christians who read their gnostic books they pass off to us as “scripture”.
Either way, Jesus Christ made it very clear to us that He came sent by the Father to heal the sight of the blind. Below is an excerpt from a previous blog post.
“Paul” claims that a “Jesus” struck him blind “on The Road To Assyria”. The real Jesus gives sight to the blind. Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry specifically stated that John the Baptist and all others are to know that He is the True Messiah come: because the blind see through HIS ministry.
Matthew 11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3 and said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? 4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
The Spirit of the Lord upon Jesus does not strike men blind. Rather, Jesus sets men free and gives sight to the blind. Jesus testified that these are the works that show the Jesus of Matthew and John to be the True Messiah. Giving sight to the blind is the work of Jesus. Jesus said if He did not do the works of the Father [giving sight to the blind]: then, persons should not believe He is the Messiah.
The spirit “Paul” encountered “on The Road To Assyria” struck “Paul” blind. This is not the work of the Father who through Jesus gives sight to the blind. This is not the work of the Spirit of the Lord.
Rather, striking men blind is the work of Lucifer and the spirit of the devil. Striking men blind is the opposite of the Spirit of the Lord upon Jesus. Striking men blind is the opposite of what Jesus said is the proof that He is of the Father doing the Father’s work and will: giving sight to the blind.
Jesus said we should not believe that a spirit that does not the work of the Father is the True Messiah [do not believe that spirit is Jesus Christ]. Jesus Christ literally warned us in advance to test the spirits: and do not believe that a spirit that strikes men blind is the Spirit of the Lord; and do not believe that a spirit that says it is “Jesus” that strikes men blind is truly Jesus Christ Himself.
John 10:36 say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
John 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 7 and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
Here we see that Jesus Christ casts out a demon to heal a blind man [who is also mute]. In other words, an onset of “sudden blindness” such as “Paul” experienced due to an experience of contact with a spiritual source of power speaking to “Paul”: is testified in scripture to be the work of a demon. To say that “Jesus” struck a man [“Paul”] blind “on The Road To Assyria” would be saying that Jesus Christ is a demon. It is a demon manifesting that suddenly strikes a man blind in an encounter with a spiritual entity: as scripture plainly testifies.
Matthew 12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 and if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
The fact that “Paul” was struck blind by an unidentified power exercising demon power to strike “Paul” blind… and this demon power manifests specifically on the Road to Assyria is a major red flag. Again, Jesus gives sight to the blind. Jesus stated that giving sight to the blind was a sign that He is the Messiah.
Scripture also declares that it is a demon and demon power that is responsible for blindness in a case in which a demon was cast out of a man so that Jesus healed his blindness.
Jesus warned us not to believe a spirit that said it was “Jesus” if this spirit did not do the work of the Father [the real Jesus giving sight to the blind] ~ but did the work of a demon [striking a man blind suddenly in a spiritual encounter as “Paul” testifies].
The first “miracle” of “Paul” in Acts is a spirit moving through “Paul” to strike a man blind. That is not the true Jesus of scripture. Jesus went about healing all sickness and disease; giving sight to the blind.
Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
Matthew 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
This “mist and a darkness” moving through “Paul” is the devil striking a man blind.
The first “miracle” of “Paul” in Acts 13 is a lying sign and wonder.
Just as “Paul’s” “Road To Assyria” blinding experience was also a lying sign and wonder.