A Holy Calling
He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.
And that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day.---------2Timothy 1:9,11,12
Before time began, God had a plan for the redemption of mankind that was not of our own doing, but by His own purpose and grace. He has saved us and called us with a HOLY CALLING.
The Apostle Paul, in his second letter to Timothy says that this HOLY CALLING is why he suffers, for the sake of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He goes on to say that he is NOT ashamed, because he KNOWS the One he has believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to him until that day.
So it is with every Child of the Living God, we have been SAVED and CALLED by Father God and it is not by ANYTHING that we have said or done, but by God’s OWN purpose and grace that has been given to us through the shedding of the blood of the RIGHTEOUS LAMB. And that was God’s plan BEFORE time began.
Spreading the gospel, is a part of our HOLY CALLING, and we need to be willing to do it regardless of the cost. Many have given their lives for the spreading of this GOOD NEWS, even in our day and age, it is costly to confess your faith to others. Nevertheless, we MUST, like the Apostle Paul, be willing to suffer for the cause of Christ. We must have a STRONG sense of COURAGE and not falter in our witness.
Paul says that he is NOT ashamed, because he KNOWS the One he has believed in and he is persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to him until the end. So it is with us today, we NEED NOT be ashamed to spread the gospel, but have the courage of the disciples and be willing to suffer for Christ’s sake. We need to be persuaded that God is ABLE to guard the gospel that has been entrusted to us until the end.
My thoughts go to Columbine, Co. and that tragic day when two gunmen entered a school and killed a lot of young people, some were asked if they believed in Jesus or God and if they answered yes they were shot and killed point blank. Those young people definitely displayed a STRONG sense of COURAGE and were not ashamed because they knew the One who they believed in and they were persuaded that He was able to guard what had been entrusted to them until the end. They KNEW and BELIEVED in their HOLY CALLING and their SALVATION.
It is my prayer that ALL of God’s Children has that kind of courage and strength in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. And that they realize the full scope of their HOLY CALLING.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to Jesus then you don’t possess SALVATION or a HOLY CALLING. And you are destined to spend ALL eternity in Hell, with no way of escape. However you can change your destination and receive your HOLY CALLING, by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and have COURAGE to receive your HOLY CALLING and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting