Is eye contact helpful? This kind of contact usually evokes with honorable answers. Here we read that Saul, also known as Paul, was Holy Spirit filled as he looked straight at the magician and called him a son of the devil and an enemy of everything that was good. Paul also mentioned the evil tricks Elymus used to turn the Lord’s truths into lies! Evil spirits do exist and they try to prevent the progress of God’s work. See the eye contact in Verse 9 the character descriptions in Verse 10 and the powerful blinding punishment in Verse 11.
God stopped Elymus in his tracks and belief abruptly developed when the governor witnessed about the power of God. Can we imagine Elymus, a worldly man who was full of evil tricks, but was now not being allowed to see at all by God? He had to be led around at the mercy of others as helpless and handicapped. God can make our lives center around Him when we definitely can see no other way out of our predicament at that time.
Read Paul’s sermon, a powerful message of salvation and encouragement to further see the power of God in our lives (Acts 13:16-41). See how God’s messages in Verses 23, 25, 28, 29, 30, & 31 outline the life of Jesus Christ. After being pulled by the sleeve with Paul’s story, let us move diligently, while always ignoring Satan, to complete our own race in this world to win the prize of eternal life with God’s endorsement! Let us continue to ask God for spiritual sight so that we will never become the blinded servants of Satan!
Mrs. Gladys McElmore, a resident of Norfolk’s Middle Town Arch Community, is a New Journal and Guide Freelance Contributor on religion. She is a native of Essex County, Va.