3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.
“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. 6 “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Acts 8:3-7
The Lord was moving in supernatural ways during these times. Saul’s men were also privy to what Saul heard. What was going through their heads when they heard this? Saul seemed to have been the only one blinded.
Saul didn’t need a lot of direction. He didn’t need to know what awaited him over the next several years. It wouldn’t have been helpful. He just needed to get to Damascus.
In many “closed” countries around the world (where the Gospel is closed to Christian missionary work), we see this kind of supernatural manifestation of the Lord Jesus, usually through dreams and visions. Often He appears over the course of months or years. Until Jesus returns, men, women and children will continue to dream dreams and see visions in order to advance His kingdom.
Pray that God will continue to reveal Himself to men, women, and children in these lands.