Title: More Grounded!

Acts 9 

Meanwhile, Saul was uttering threats with every breath and was eager to kill the Lord’s followers.So he went to the high priest.

2 He requested letters addressed to the synagogues in Damascus, asking for their cooperation in the arrest of any followers of the Way he found there. He wanted to bring them—both men and women—back to Jerusalem in chains.

3 As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him.

4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?

5 “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked.

And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting!


My prayerful declaration is that this will be a summer of more!

There must be more!

  • More of God’s presence!
  • More of God’s power!
  • More God ideas.
  • More of the Father’s love!
  • More of the Son’s freedom!
  • More of the Spirit’s power!
  • More HG inspired creativity, ingenuity, and innovation.
  • More of God!
  • More from God!
  • More for God!

There must be more!

If you want more, better yet if you demand more, than the Saul encounter provides the biblical hack that will change your life!


*1 More of God Demands less of your way! Our opinions, feelings, plans and desires must surrender to God’s word, will and way! (Matthew 6:10 Thine will be done!)

*2 More of God Ignites the Light that makes all darkness fall!

John 1:5 Your job is to turn on the light not to get rid of the darkness.

*3 More of God Requires Grounded Conversations!

Some of the best conversations with heaven take place when you’re going through hell.

Some of the best conversations with God take place not when you are on your feet but rather when you are on your face.

(Romans 10:13 Those that call upon…..)


* More of God requires you to make room for holy disruptions!

4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?

Just like with Saul,

  • The creator of the universe,
  • The architect of life,
  • The sustainer of eternal truths,
  • The One that created you, has a plan for you.

And he will interrupt your now in order to secure your next. He will disrupt your plans in order to activate his purpose! God’s plans are greater than your plans. God’s ways are greater than your ways. This undeniable truth stand evident in the life of Saul. Saul was so confident as he walked with his acquaintances to Damascus when all of a sudden; (bright light). Am I the only one here whose life was suddenly interrupted?

Am I the only one on route to my Damascus to what I believed was my destination when God just showed up prompting me to stop for a moment, pause for a pivot, wait for a word?

Saul was on his way when THE WAY showed up!

Did Jesus ask permission?

Did Jesus slide a DM?

He just did what? SHOW UP!

God doesn’t need your permission to show up in your life!

God doesn’t need your permission to show up in your children’s life!

God doesn’t need your authorization to disrupt your plans, interrupt your journey and takeover the conversation!

Here is the word for you today!

Get ready!

In your family and faith, home and health, in your atmosphere and activities; get ready for divine interruptions!

Get ready for holy disruptions!

More of God requires you to make room for holy disruptions!

“For I am ready to set things right, not in the distant future, but right now!

Isaiah 46:13

When God says “now” he means “now”!

Somebody shout NOW!

Not tomorrow but NOW!

Not next week but NOW!

*More Of God Will Ground You, Connecting You to The Source!


“a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. He fell to the ground”


Jesus shows up and what happened?


Saul fell!

Saul fell!

Saul of Tarsus fell!

Saul the Pharisee fell!

Saul the persecutor fell!



The light of Christ!

The light overwhelmed him.

The light overpowered him.

The light overtook him.


And he fell!

And he collapsed!

And he surrendered!


Why did he fall?

The laws of the universe!


James Webb Telescope

1 million miles away/Orbital perch

Webb is currently at its observing spot, Lagrange point 2 (L2), nearly 1 million miles (1.6 million km). It is the largest and most powerful space telescope ever launched.

Psalm 8

3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

The same laws that govern here, govern there!

Uniformity! Same God! Same architect! Same designer! Same creator! Same sustainer! Same laws! Same principles! Same physics! Same God!

Quick facts:

Universe is 13.7 billion years old

Span 150 billion light years

Most cosmological evidence points to the universe’s density as being just right — the equivalent of around six protons per 1.3 cubic yards — and that it expands in every direction without curving positively or negatively. In other words, the universe is flat.Feb 23, 2021

https://astronomy.com › 2021/02

The universe is composed of three types of substances;

Normal matter

Dark matter

Dark energy


Only one third normal, the other two thirds dark. Sound like some people I know. 😊


(By the way Dark matter, dark energy -invisible force guiding the growth acceleration of the universe)


Dark energy, meanwhile, is the name we give the mysterious influence driving the accelerated expansion of the universe.

Why is the universe still growing?

Because in Genesis 1:1-3

In the beginning God!

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth!

And darkness prevailed and he said let there be light!

His word is still bearing fruit!

It is the same with my word.    I send it out, and it always produces fruit.It will accomplish all I want it to,    and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

Isaiah 55:11

God said let there be light and he never said stop.

God never said stop no more light.

The moment he said let there be light that word is still bearing fruit.

That’s why you cannot be stopped.

The moment God said go,

nothing can stop you

the moment God said bear fruit

nothing can stop you

the moment God said occupy

nothing can stop you

the moment God said you are anointed nothing can stop

the moment God said you were saved….

Here it is;

The light of Jesus prompts Saul to fall.

Let’s look at it from a scientific perspective.

Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation, which means it has electric fields and magnetic fields vibrating back and forth very quickly as a wave.

Light-Another principle of physics is that Light and Electricity are the SAME THING. Electricity is just Light guided along wires.

Light -electric fields

Saul falls to the ground!

When something falls, it falls because of gravity.

The electromagnetic radiation of Jesus appears and Saul hits the ground!

The light of Jesus triggered Saul to fall.

Gravity is the invisible force that keeps us from flying of a planet spinning at because the center pulls us in!

He was grounded!

The electromagnetic radiation of Jesus appears and Saul hits the ground!

Ground Wire

The ground wire offers an additional path for the electrical circuit to flow into the earth so as to not endanger anyone working with the electricity nearby in the event of a short circuit. Without ground wire, your body could instead complete the ground path and may cause shock or electrocution.

Without the ground wire, a surge or short circuit can electrocution( possibly killing you).

The light of Jesus triggered Saul to fall.

He was grounded!

  • If you’re not grounded you are vulnerable to an electric surge.
  • If you’re not grounded you are vulnerable to an electrocution.
  • If you’re not grounded you’re vulnerable to being shocked.

In other words if you’re not grounded in Jesus your dream may will blow up in your face your destiny may very well evaporate.

But when you are grounded not even a storm will be able to separate you from your purpose.

God is not grounding you to punish you God grounds you to protect you.

God grounds you to protect purpose.

God ground you to protect the calling.

If you find yourself grounded don’t whine about it, give God praise.

God’s light, God’s electromagnetic radiation will ground you in order to save you.

God’s light will ground you in order to connect you to your original purpose!

But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him to reveal his Son to me so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles. When this happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being. Galatians 1:15-16

  • God designed you!
  • God defines you!
  • God develops you!
  • God destined you!
  • God defends you!

Get grounded!

Side note: Beware of those that want to drain your power!

Energy vampires

Don’t text them

Don’t respond


Use your power, holy electricity for the following;




Fruit of my labor -leave wealth, bless others



*More of God grounds you; making the old you fall, in order for the new you to rise up.


5 “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked.

And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting!


The old you must collapse before the new you conquers!


I want to speak to every single person who experienced the reality of being grounded.


The fall is not your end.

The fall, when Jesus is present, is actually the beginning.

Paul you began his journey with Christ through a fall!

And then he got up and changed the world!

You can’t change the world until you change first.

Changing the world begins with you!

I would love to have been there!

No TikTok video, no FB, No IG, No IPhone but on that floor was the man that would one day get up and full of God’s HS, inspired by the HS, would write;

That guy on the ground!

That guy on the ground was the man who was possessed with the Holy Spirit and wrote the following;

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.”  I would rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.  Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with hardships, persecutions, and constraints for the sake of Christ, for when I am weak then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7)


2 Corinthians 5:7 Walk by faith and not by

1 Corinthians 15:10 by the grace of God

Philippians 4:13 I can do all (some?)

Romans 8:1 Now there is no condemnation

Romans 8:15


28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.


31 If God is for us, who can ever be against us?


35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?

36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”

37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[p] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.


That guy on the ground!

So do not tell me if you are grounded that your best days are behind you.

Your best days are not behind you, your best days in Jesus are ahead of you.

  • You are about to see what you have never seen before.
  • You are about to say what you have never said before.
  • You are about to occupy when you have never occupied before.
  • You are about to accomplish for him what you have never accomplished before.


Because what begins down here will inevitably end up up there


So if you say, Pastor Sam, I fell again?


Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again, but the wicked will be brought down by calamity.

Proverbs 24:16


Samuel Rodriguez

New Season-Lead Pastor

NHCLC President/CEO

Author “Persevere With Power; What Heaven Starts, Hell Cannot Stop!”

Exec. Producer “Breakthrough” and “Flamin Hot” Movies

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