“Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision” Acts 26:19.
Looking at the verses previous to this one you find Paul’s testimony of His salvation and calling from the Lord Jesus. That is found in verses 14-18. His calling is one of ministry and a witness to the matter of salvation, and the things which Paul has seen and will yet see. He is called to “Open the eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, from the power of Satan unto God, and that they may receive forgiveness of sins…” (v. 18).
Paul is, of course, sharing this message with king Agrippa who, along with his wife, had come to salute Festus. Festus had told the king of Paul who had false charges brought against him, and was wanting the king’s advice and guidance on what to do with Paul. The apostle had shared this glowing testimony of how he had met Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus, and that he had not departed from doing as he had been directed.
Would to God, that I could say, “I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision”. Some might say we had no “Heavenly vision” that caused us to come to Christ. If we were drawn by God’s Spirit to be saved. We had that heavenly vision. That vision is Jesus Christ. Keep that vision that God has given you in Christ His holy Son.
O Jesus, Savior, holy Son of God; give me YOUR vision for souls. Set a fire in my heart, O LORD for one lost soul today.
-Tim A. Blankenship