Now to anybody who is really going to gel this all together, Paul had to have spent time, and it’s very highly debated: did he go into Arabia and have time with the risen Lord, which I believe is what happened. But for him to go and see Peter first, there is something very telling right there because he could have gone to find anybody. It tells me he had to have been with the risen Lord and just the like the recorded Gospel records, “Go tell My disciples and Peter.” Peter’s first mention here is not an accident. So he says he went to “see Peter, abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother. Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not,” because people were saying, “Paul’s a liar. Don’t believe him. He doesn’t have the Gospel. He doesn’t have any revelation. This guy, he persecuted the church. Look what he did.”

Now, “Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; and was unknown by face unto the churches of Judea which were in Christ; but they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. And they glorified God in me.”

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that we’re going to keep going on this catalog, this journey, “Fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem” – some call this his second visit – “with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.” We need to stop here.