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MANY CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED

MANY CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED

Scripture: Matthew 22: 14

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” 

Reflection.

What would you do if you were God and you had six billion people to save?  To save them, how many people would you send, or just one or two?  Naturally, you would send a large number of people to work in the harvest fields.  And that’s precisely what God has accomplished. He’s made a lot of calls! The few pastors you see seated in the front pews are not there to mislead you. That always conveys the idea that only a small portion of the congregation has been called, or that most have not.  The exact opposite is true.  Pastors are not the only ones called to save the world—many of them are. 

Five Facts about the Call of God

1. Many are called. 

For many are called, but few are chosen.  Matthew 22:14

What Does “Many are Called” Mean?

Many are called means large numbers of people are called.

Many are called means the masses are called.

2. There is a call to fruitfulness. 

“You don’t need to hear a call; you’re already called.”

Keith Green

What are we called to do? Are we all called to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers?  The answer is a simple, “No.” Most of us do not have these fantastic high callings.  We are all simply called to be fruitful.  John 15:16

3. Some people are called in a spectacular way. Acts 9:3-6

The apostle Paul was called in a dramatic and spectacular fashion. He saw a shining light come down from Heaven and heard a voice speaking to him.  He fell to the ground and was struck with blindness for several days.

4. Some people are called in an ordinary way. (1 Kings 19:11-12). 

It is great to experience God in some dramatic fashion. We all long for spectacular experiences with God.  Many people are called but they simply do not know it.  They are looking for the call in a spectacular way.  But the call often comes in an ordinary way. 

5. Some people are called through their desires. This is a true saying, if a man desires the office of a bishop, he desired a good work. 1 Timothy 3:1

According to Bishop Dag Heward-Mills- “I had prayed for years and years that Jesus would appear to me.  I desperately wanted to be like Kenneth Hagin who could describe personal visits of Jesus and the hours of discussions he had had with the Lord on various matters concerning the ministry. How come this was not happening to me?  Why was it happening to visitors in my house?”

However, in spite of the absence of such visions, the Lord has given me a ministry.  Because I have not had such spectacular encounters, I can encourage others who have also not had such visions to believe in God and to believe in their callings.

Remember! Many are called and you are one of those that are called to do God’s work.

Prayer.

Dear Lord! One thing resonates in my spirit and through this teaching that I might not be called in a spectacular way but the fact that I am called to do your work, please help me accomplish it, amen.

Please share.

Ref: Bishop Dag Heward- Mills

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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