“Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me. To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”
by: Gem Barton.
The Apostle Paul was appealing his case in the presence of King Agrippa, giving an account of his meeting with Jesus while on the road to Damascus. Paul emphasized that it was due to this experience that he had become a witness of Jesus Christ. When you come into contact with Jesus Christ, your life can never be the same. Here, the Apostle who was once a persecutor of the Christian faith, was now being persecuted for his preaching of Jesus Christ. Jesus is described as a light to the Gentiles. He has chosen you to be a witness for him—do so with joy and gladness.