From Persecutor to Disciple
Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me? And the question, Who art Thou, Lord? was answered by the same voice, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. Acts 9:4. Christ here identifies Himself with His people. In persecuting the followers of Jesus, Saul had struck directly against the Lord of heaven.
When, in the midst of his blind error, Saul was given a revelation of the Christ whom he was persecuting, he was placed in direct communication with the church, which is the light of the world.
The marvelous light that illumined the darkness of Saul was the work of the Lord; but there was also a work that was to be done for him by the disciples. Christ had performed the work of revelation and conviction; and now the penitent was in a condition to learn from those whom God had ordained to teach His truth.