12/8/22 Weeklies Originated by Charles L. Robinson Jr. of Edifying Christian Publications.
Saul did not understand or accept who and whose he was. (1) As a result of Saul not understanding who and whose he was, he did not love himself unknown to him. In other words, he did not realize how much he did not really love himself until after he discovered who he really was in Christ. (2) Upon learning to love himself (due to understanding and accepting who he was in Christ), Paul (not Saul) learned that his personal relationship with the one true God through Christ Jesus alone completed him. (3) Simultaneously, in his process of being made whole, he also realized that "remaining embraced" with others was a major part of his completion in Christ - a major part of his sustenance and contentment. (4) How? Others learning to love themselves due to knowing who they were in Christ drew Paul to them and Paul learning to love himself due to knowing who he was in Christ drew others to Paul. (5)
Charles (Chuckie) III, Caleb (Charles), Aireale, Adrian, Maya, Joan, Charles Sr., and My Beloved (ECP followers): Your personal relationship(s) with the one true God through Christ Jesus alone completes you all. However, "remain embraced" with others because it is truly part of your completion in Christ, your sustenance and contentment. Remain embraced.
I believe for the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit between you and others, in the name of Jesus.
And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest. Acts 9:1
But if I crucify you, brethern, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I never received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For ye have heard of my conversation in time past of the Jews religion, how that I beyond measure I persecuted the Church of God, and wasted it: And profited in the Jews religion above many of my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood. Galatians 1:11-16
And Annias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hast sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. Acts 9:17-19
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Now I would not have you ignorant, bretheren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among the Gentiles. Romans 1:11-13
And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. But all that heard him was amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on his name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priest? Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. Acts 9:20-21,25