Chapter 13:9 But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit fixed his gaze on him,
Chapter 13:10 and said, “You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord.”
Chapter 13:11 Now behold, “the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time.” And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand.
Chapter 13:12 Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.
Saul is now called Paul, which is his Gentile name, rather than his Jewish name, Saul. Paul saw the sin in Bar-Jesus and told him exactly what kind of person that he really was. Paul, being indwelled with the Holy Spirit, saw the wickedness in Bar-Jesus. I want you to see that God immediately honored what Paul had requested. God can take man down in a split second and take away his pride as well as making him as helpless as a baby. We need to take a minute and realize how truly dependent we are upon God!!! Every non-believer that reads this should praise God that He has been so merciful up to this point in their lives. We need to remember this scripture from James 1:17 “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shining shadow.’ We must remember that the Devil has nothing good to give.