CHOSEN AND ORDAINED VI

As believers, we are chosen and ordained by God not because of certain qualification or personal merits, it is just God’s grace that located us.  The Bible says:

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,” – Titus 2:11

The grace that brings salvation appeared to you, at the same time that same grace saved you. The Bible says:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” – Ephesians 2:8

The election of grace (Romans 11:5) connected us with the empowerment to function beyond the natural capacity of any mortal.  The empowerment endues us with supernatural capacity to do signs and wonders. Jesus said:

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” – Mark 16:15-18

Within every believer is the potential to do signs and wonders.  Many believers pray for signs and wonders, believe for signs and wonders, crave and chase after signs and wonders but what guarantees the flow of signs and wonders is “…go ye into the world, and preach the gospel…” as instructed by the Master.

Don’t say it is difficult to do because “I am an introvert”.  “I don’t know how to talk to people” or “I have never done it before”. God says that you have been chosen and empowered.  Your maker says you can do it.  If God says “…go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel…” it means you can do it. You don’t need loads of Bible passages to do it.  All you need is your testimonies.  Share your testimonies lavishly and get as many as possible out of the dungeon of hell into the Kingdom of God.  As you step out to obey, God will confirm every simple word that you speak with signs following you.  Look at the following testimony:

“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” – Mark 16:19-20

They went forth to obey the instruction of the Master that said to them “…go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel…” and God became the invisible Hand working the signs.  They were doing the preaching and God (the invisible Hand) was doing the signs everywhere they went.

Visualize this; as they went everywhere, they were telling people to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, telling the sick that Jesus was able to heal them. At their word, the sick were getting healed.  They told the oppressed that Jesus Christ was able to set them free from captivity if only they would receive Him into their lives; they did and captives got delivered from oppression and destruction.  But nothing would have happened if they did not take the first step to go everywhere preaching the gospel.

If you are reading this and you have not received Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and personal Savior; God allowed this to come your way because He has called you, you can become one of the few chosen of God out of the many he calls by receiving Jesus Christ into your heart today as your Lord and personal Savior. Go to the salvation page on our website; say the prayer there and be in church next Sunday to consolidate your decision.  This is the foundation required to be chosen and empowered as an ambassador of Christ on the earth.  The reward is outstanding and unimaginable!

The ball is in our court today.  Step out for Jesus Christ, preach the gospel in season and out of season; signs, wonders and diverse miracles are bound to follow you!

Scriptures for meditation: John 15:1-16

Jesus is Lord!

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