|by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/4/18
On the way to his next roundup of Christians Saul is confronted by a light. Acts 9:3-5 and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul , Saul , why are you persecuting Me?" And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And the Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads." We later discover from Paul's testimony to Agrippa in Acts 26:14-16 And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.' "So I said, 'Who are You, Lord?' And He said, 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Jesus spoke this language, Saul's native language for Saul to know he is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who has stopped him and chosen him for a lifetime mission. Hebrew was the language spoken in the religious services in the synagogues and Temple, Aramaic, along with Greek was spoken in everyday life outside the religious meetings.