Tuesday, October 26, 2021


As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called ; one Lord,one faith, one baptism;  one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

                         - Ephesianns 4 verse 1 - 6

The call of God is a formal optioning that a believer receives to be considered for a posting in the kingdom of God.

Receiving this call is an invitation to leave behind the mundane and adopt the discipline and rigor that functioning in the spiritual plane requires. It is a test run to measure our ability to heed the voice of the Spirit and perceive the nature and operations of the spiritual realm..

Parallel to this passage is a sobering injunction  issued by the Lord Jesus himself in Mathew 22 verse 14. 

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

Here, the called are those invitated to rise up to kingdom  service while the chosen are those who are able to cleave to  the call  and its pressures and are then selected to be entrusted with specialized operations in the kingdom of God on  earth.

The call, when issued to us, must stir us to be on full alert and heightened dedication to obedience and holiness to qualify for the honor of being chosen.

Have mercy on us O Lord.


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