King Agrippa has come into Jerusalem, and now tells the apostle Paul that he may speak for himself. What a wonderful opportunity to share with a king the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In Acts 26:2-23 is Paul’s testimony of what had come into his life, and changed his direction; the cause for his being on trial in the city.
Let us focus on…
“…Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: but shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: that Christ should suffer, and that He should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.” Acts 26:19-23 (KJV)
In the verses just prior to these we find what happened on the “Road to Damascus” when he came face to face with God in the Person of the resurrected Jesus Christ, Son of God and God the Son. This is the vision he speaks of in verse 19.
The apostle has not violated the Law of Moses, or the prophets. He is in fact fulfilling them. The One who is just, holy and righteous sent His Son to die for the sins of the world [Mankind], He was buried, and He bodily arose and came out alive; and He ever lives as our Advocate, and Redeemer.
Let us, with Paul, say, “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision…” That is it. That is our life. That is my vision. I pray that it is yours as well.