Acts 9: 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
Understanding one’s Calling and Mission is very important for it directs a person to do that which the Lord desires in our lives.
In the Tabernacle there were gold vessels as well as silver vessels and Bible says both were equally precious to the Lord. Peter in his letter goes on to say that the one who is focused on his or her Calling and Mission will not fail in the spiritual race.
The day the Lord triggered me to His Kingdom’s work He did show me in vision my mission and today I see that come true. Initially it was just unbelievable or impossible to even contemplate it but today I have seen many doors opening towards it.
Paul was very focused on to the mission that the Lord assigned him and that was to bear His Name before the Gentiles, Kings and the Children of Israel. It did not say to call out the Lord’s name or the phonics word ‘Jesus’ / ‘Iesous’ / ‘Yeshua’ / ‘Joshua’ by which we refer to the Lord Jesus Christ. It says to ‘bear His Name before’ meaning to bear the Nature of the Lord Jesus Christ which is also the Name of the Father. Secondly it specifies the audience as Gentile (lost sheep), Kings (rulers) and Children of Israel (those who are spiritually little). It is for this reason Paul’s letters do not go deep into revelation of things that are not basic. People who say Paul’s letters are very deep and strong have not really read them fully and have not relationship with the Holy Spirit who is the revealer of scriptures.
A couple of weeks back at a preaching when I revealed to the people the term Yahweh (YHWH) was referring to the Lord Jesus Christ, they realized they could not set aside the OT saying it is not valid or outdated for the star character in both OT and NT is the same. This was at a congregation that used the words ‘New Covenant’ in their name.
Let us understand the Word of God deeper so as to know our Calling and Mission in the Lord so that we run the race more firmly and swiftly.
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Omnipotent and Omnipresent. You Lord know the everything, the beginning and the end of all things, yet You intervene only when You are asked to or to protect your people. Lord we pray we do not seek testimonies of failure to victory but testimonies of victory to victory like when the Israelites in the OT kept your Commandments not one of the soldiers were killed in battle…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
John 17: 12 While I was with them, I kept them in thy name which thou hast given me: and I guarded them, and not one of them perished, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Acts 15:12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Galatians 2:8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
1 Corinthians 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able [to bear it], neither yet now are ye able.
Hebrews 5:13 For every one that useth milk [is] unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Dated 24 Oct 2019