PAUL’S VISIONS AND HIS THORN
1 I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and x revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a many in Christ who fourteen years ago was z caught up to a third heaven – whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, b God knows. 3 And I know that this man was caught up into c paradise – whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, b God knows – 4 and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. 5 On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, d except my weaknesses. 6 Though if I should wish to boast, e I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. 7 So f to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, 1 g a thorn was given me in the flesh, h a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 I Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, j “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that l the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 m For the sake of Christ, then, n I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For o when I am weak, then I am strong.
We all have a thorn and we all have weaknesses. The devil wants us in hell, not with the Father so he torments those of us who spread the gospel and will do so until our end.He has many tools like depression Bipolar physical problems and many other devices that he uses to completely destroy our faith in the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Remember if the Father seems not to be answering our prayers Remember Paul who was closer to God than most men and was told that Gods grace was good enough for him.Paul died with this demon and so will we. Our faith will be tested over and over again. So please pray for each other constantly.