This is why we are chosen
“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth,” Deut. 7: 6.
In the Bible days, God Almighty made a choice among all the people He created; He set them apart to execute important projects. That they were chosen to this high destiny was not on account of their extraordinary merits, but because God wanted to show His glory to mankind through them.
He told them in 1Peter 2:9: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.”
It is important to let the world know that we, the chosen ones, never applied to be chosen, but that God, of His own volition, chose us to be His glory out of the many people He has created. He did not choose us because of our beauty, intellectual capacity, physical prowess or other excellent attributes, but to believe in Jesus, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, and bear fruits for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Fruit bearing is a call to be a born again Christian, a call to soul winning. If you are not winning souls for Christ, wherever you are and in whatever position God has placed you, you are not meeting the demand for which you are chosen; in fact, you are not a chosen.
John 15: 16 says: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
Beloved, if you are a Christian, God has placed you under sacred obligations to be entirely devoted to His service. He has designated you to be a soul winner. He set you apart to bring forth fruit, and persevere in all the fruits of holiness and obedience, which are the praise and glory of God by Jesus Christ.
You are not to lead an idle life; you are to labour for the Lord. You must not wait for work to be brought to you, go and seek it. You must labour, so as to bring forth fruits, and win souls to the Lord. You must take care to water what God has planted, that is, the souls whom you have gathered, are not scattered. You must understand the importance of follow up and continuously pray that your labour won’t be in vain.
This is what the chosen are doing daily. So, when you see us in our aprons preaching the gospel, in the market places and buses, doing the work we are commissioned to do, you should not misconstrue our action, for it is not our fault, we are chosen to bear fruit — win souls. It’s not that by nature we are stronger than others, but because He graciously inclined towards us to seek and bring others to Him before the end comes.
There is an increase in crime, prostitution, divorce, killings and amoral lifestyle, because those that are chosen have consigned their commission to win souls to the bin. And any Christian, who has ceased to win souls, has lost the privilege of having his name written among the chosen.
This is because the main reason you are chosen is to be rich in good works, faithful and successful in spreading the gospel. This is the great business to which you are set apart, and this you should faithfully accomplish. It is the great end for which Christians are chosen. You were not chosen to be idle, or seek enjoyment, but to spread, as far as possible, the physical and spiritual rich blessings, which the gospel is fitted to confer on mankind. Therein shall the effect of your labour be permanent on mankind.
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