Saul was on a mission to persecute Christians in Damascus, but he became a Christian along the way. The scripture reported,
“As he (Saul) journeyed he came near Damascus, 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?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads” (Acts 9:1-6).
The encounter changed Saul’s life and he became a child of God. Since then, he faithfully preached the gospel of Jesus Christ in both near and distant countries.
God gives an opportunity of repentance to people, and he does not write off anyone. Since Jesus Christ died for both loving and wicked people at the same time, he will keep everyone on his radar so that he can save them. Anyone who responds to Jesus’ offer of salvation would be raptured at the last day, and they would be with him in heaven. However, all Christians are required to pray and preach to sinners, so that God can utilize their efforts as tools of salvation.
Dear Jesus Christ, please save people throughout the world. Touch their hearts to realize that you have died for their sins. Let them respond to you and be saved. Let all people – irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, and culture – accept you as the Son of God. Let them confess you as their personal Lord and Savior so that they can be accepted to heaven. Also, I ask you to please empower your servants throughout the world to preach your undiluted gospel that would convert sinners into genuine repentance. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.