Sunday, November 1, 2015
Those whom God calls
Those people whom God chooses to be His servants are most often rejected by the world because God chooses those who are not regarded by the world. God does not call people for their natural abilities or for their talents. He calls them in spite of their background, their talents or their lack of talents. God often uses those who are disregarded and rejected by the world. Most of God's servants will not be allowed to speak or preach or deliver their message in any of the modern day churches. God often uses those whom the world despise. He will use children, women, He even spoke through Balaam's donkey. God uses those whom He chooses.
Moses, the man of God was a murderer. He murdered an Egyptian. He was also a stutterer but God used him to deliver His people.
David was a slightly built young man but he rescued his father's sheep from the claws and the mouths of lions and bears and he killed the giant Goliath in the name of the Lord. David was a man after God's heart because he did not trust in himself, he trusted in the Lord God.
The prophet Amos was not called to be a prophet. We read in Amos 7:14 "Then Amos replied to Amaziah, "I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet; for I am a herdsman and a grower of sycamore figs. 15"But the LORD took me from following the flock and the LORD said to me, 'Go prophesy to My people Israel.' Amos 7:14,15.
The disciples of Jesus were fishermen, ordinary men, not educated men.
The apostle Paul was not a great speaker but God chose him and he called him and the apostle Paul wrote in
1 Corinthians 1:17
"17For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.
18For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
19For it is written,
“I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE,
AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE.”
20Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, 24but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 29so that no man may boast before God. 30But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”
Nobody will be able to boast when they stand before the throne of Jesus Christ. He does not use the wise and the strong. He uses those who answer to the call, those whom He has chosen who are willing to follow and obey Him IN SPITE OF THEIR DISPOSITION. You don't need to go to Bible school. You don't need to be taught by men. You don't need to be a great speaker. all that you need to do is OBEY Jesus Christ. we cannot bear fruit if we are no IN CHRIST. We cannot be of value for His kingdom if we do not follow and obey Him. God is not interested in the wisdom of the world or in the opinions of men.
Jesus Christ is LORD. He is GOD and He will bring to naught all human wisdom and that is why the true servants of God are not accepted nor acceptable to the churches of this age. They go after the wisdom of men and the teachings of men, not after Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ IS the wisdom of God and no-one and nobody will boast but Jesus Christ. All the wisdom , the power and the glory belongs to Jesus.
All that Jesus Christ requires is OBEDIENCE. LISTEN, FOLLOW and OBEY Him, DO what He commands you to do and SPEAK what He TELLS you to speak, not your own wisdom but speak the wisdom that comes from God. His sheep LISTEN to His VOICE, they FOLLOW Him, they DO His WORKS and they speak HIS WORDS. Those who are chosen, follow and obey Jesus Christ. Those who ignore Him and who reject His calling are not suitable for His kingdom and they will perish.
Are you willing to ANSWER to the CALL? Many are chosen but very few are willing. Are YOU willing?
May Jesus bless you.