Very little is known of the disciple of Jesus who became the vital key in Paul’s life (formerly known as Saul) immediately after his conversion on the Damascus Road (Acts 9:1-9 ). Ananias was his name; and Ananias was given revelation keys to impart into Paul’s life, as well as to bring healing of his sight after three days of blindness. He is only mentioned in two small portions of Scripture (Acts 9:10-19 & Acts 22:12-16 ); yet his ministry impacted the greatest Apostle since Jesus!
But what we do know of Ananias makes for very interesting reading and meditation:
THE SAME PRINCIPLES APPLY TO US TODAY
The prophetic principles and keys that Ananias gave to Paul in Acts 22:14-15 are exactly the same principles that we all need to take heed to and apply in our own lives today.
What are they?
Without these same principles in our lives, our effectiveness as a born-again, Holy Spirit-filled believer will be very limited. It is this personal revelation and prophetic input into our lives that makes us over-comers and achievers in the Kingdom of God today. If we do not know, see and hear the above, we will not know where to focus our attention, and will struggle in our endeavours to fulfil the will and call of God for our lives.
Let us learn from the example of Ananias. Let us be a person that God can rely on to give our name to others and tell them we are coming with a message for them. To be in that category we have to be obedient to whatever the Lord tells us, no matter what our mind or reasoning tries to tell us.
Will you be an Ananias for Jesus today?