THE REAL ISSUE PART IV
The Scriptures make clear that every believer in Jesus Christ is called. Every child of God is a child of destiny. Every child of God is a product of divine pre-destination; called, justified and glorified. The Bible says:
“For whom he did foreknow, he also predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover who he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” – Romans 8:29-30
As a believer, God knows you. He called you. His ultimate goal for you is to make you like Christ. You can only get close to this ultimate image of Christ by obeying Him and doing His work in the world. His ultimate work in the world is:
“…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.” – Mark 16:15-16
Jesus Christ was sent to this world not just to do signs and wonders but to win the world to God. John 3:16. He came primarily on a soul winning mission. He was the foremost soul Winner. He was our Perfect Master in everything, even in soul winning. As believers, you are called to call others. Andrew brought Simon Peter to Jesus; Philip bought Nathanael to Jesus. John 1:40-51. You are called as a believer to be sent forth to bring others to the Kingdom of God. Luke 10:1
The glorification agenda of God is anchored on this fact; the real issue. The real issue is to go forth and bring souls into the Kingdom and get the established in the church. The Bible says:
“And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governors shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engage his heart to approach unto me? Saith the LORD. And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.” – Jeremiah 30:19
Dr. David Oyedepo says; “You cannot be part of the flow and not be part of the glow”. Nobles, governors and people of influence shall arise from God’s congregations. These are people that have given themselves to being part of the multiplication agenda of God by reaching out to win souls into the Kingdom.
As a believer in Jesus Christ, you are an Andrew; you must continually look for your “Peter” so as to bring him to Jesus. In the same way, you are a Philip; you must keep getting your “Nathanael” to Jesus. This is what provokes the glorification agenda of God in your direction.
Scriptures for meditation: John 1:30-50
Jesus is Lord!