The Call of God and You
In this book, I want to look at the various relationships that people have had with the call of God. What is the call of God? How does it affect you? And what should be your response to the call of God? My goal (I believe the Holy Ghost is going to help you) is to help you to make a correct scriptural response to the call of God upon your life.
The Call of God and You
In this book, I want to look at the various relationships that people have had with the call of God. What is the call of God? How does it affect you? And what should be your response to the call of God? My goal (I believe the Holy Ghost is going to help you) is to help you to make a correct scriptural response to the call of God upon your life. We all have different kinds of assets and liabilities in our lives, but the primary asset of any human being in life is his or her call in God or what you can call the destiny of God upon a man. Note that the devil seeks to pervert the destiny of man if he does not understand that destiny, discover it and pursue it! The call of God upon a man existed before that man came into the world and it is that call that every person is going to give an account for when he stands before the Lord in heaven. Various people have been motivated in their lives by various things, but God wants you and I to be motivated by His destiny for our lives, by the call of God upon our lives. God expects that the call of God upon a man or a destiny of a man should be what will guide his decisions, his choices, and his responses in life. As that is the greatest asset you have, that is what you will give an account for when you stand before the Lord in heaven. Let’s look at some scriptures that will introduce us to this subject.
First look at what Apostle Paul said concerning the subject of the call of God;
2 CORINTHIANS 5:10
10. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Every one of us will stand before the judgment seat of Christ one day, to give an account for something; the call of God, the destiny of God upon our lives. There is going to be a day when titles, earthly accomplishment and gains will cease to make any difference. What will make the difference will be this question that God will ask every one of us, “Did you do what I sent you to do on the earth?” and that’s what motivated Paul. He said further in verse 11; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:11
11. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
Knowing what awaits everyone, he is persuading men to respond to the call of God. Being born-again is one of the cardinal steps to fulfilling your destiny accurately. When a man is not born-again, he cannot fulfil his destiny correctly. Every person that is not born-again; a sinner, is in a state or condition of existence that he is unable to walk in the fullness of the destiny that God has designed for him. That is why being born-again is critical. If you are not born-again and you intend to fulfil divine destiny on the earth, it will be necessary for you to decide to be born-again. This is because being born again is one of the cardinal steps to fulfilling destiny accurately. Many people have come into the world with great destinies but because they were not born-again, the devil perverted that destiny. Do you know that religions that have been founded on the earth have led men away from the truth and led them to hell? You wonder what happened but the person that founded a religion must have been carrying a great destiny to affect multitudes of human beings for God, but because the person was not born-again it was easy for the devil to hijack his destiny and pervert it. So the power of that destiny and calling tries to express itself now in something contrary to God. If we look at the life of Apostle Paul for example, when he was not born-again, he was a murderer, he was a man that persecuted the church of Jesus Christ, attacked Christians to the point that they were running away in fear of him. Yet, look at Paul’s own testimony in 1Timothy 1:11-16 1Timothy 1:11-16 11. According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
12. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13. Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief 14. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus. 15. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am a chief. 16. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them, which should hereafter, believe on him to life everlasting. Paul was not born-again, the calling of God upon his life was trying to express itself; the destiny that he carried issued out in an unusual natural zeal in Judaism and he expressed that zeal in persecuting Christians. However, when he got born-again, God straightened out his course on the earth and settled him in the course that God planned for him and he became a foremost apostle of Jesus Christ. He wrote almost two-thirds of the New Testament, planted more churches, in fact, he said he did more than the other apostles put together by the grace of God that was upon him, yet at a time, he had been walking against the Kingdom of God; against God’s purpose. That is the danger of a man that carries great destiny and is not born-again. The destiny that a man carries is like a light in the spirit world.
This is seen in John 1:4-5 which says, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men and the light shinneth in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not”.
Verse 9 says
“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” That light lightens every man that is coming to the world. So, concerning every one that comes into the world, there is a light that flashes in the spirit world that gives a revelation of their destiny. Once the devil sees a great light flashing across, that represents a destiny he knows that person is a threat to his kingdom, because what makes you special to God’s kingdom is the destiny you carry. That’s your greatest asset. The devil now mounts pressure on that person’s life. If the person is not born-again, the devil wants to pervert that person’s destiny.
Remember when Moses was born, there was a law, a decree that was passed in Egypt that all male children from two years down must be killed, but the Bible says, the parents of Moses when they saw that he was a proper child, (what they saw was the destiny he was carrying) decided to disobey the king’s commandment. Just ook at the result that came out of their faith; Moses became a deliverer, fulfilling destiny because his parents were sensitive. Today many people don’t know what the people they are relating with actually are before God.
People can only call you names and attach information to you based on your circumstances, but when God relates with you as a person, He relates with you based on your destiny; based on your divine purpose; based on His calling on your life. See how Paul described this subject of divine destiny and the call of God upon a man’s life: ROMANS 4:28 28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Many times when we read this scripture we just read the first part: “.., all things work together for good to them that love God”. But it goes ahead to say: “to them who are the called according to his purpose”. That is, it is the power of the purpose of God behind a man’s life that works everything together for the good of that man’s life if he chooses to co-operates with God to fulfil that purpose.
ROMANS 4:29-30 29.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. It is still the same process: God foreknew somebody and predestinates him. That is, the destiny is set before the person started his journey on the earth, then God calls him into that destiny. The time that God calls that man into destiny begins when he gets born-again, bringing him into a process of discovery of that destiny. The Bible is clear on the fact that you and I do not decide our destiny; we can only discover it, accept it, respond to it, pursue it and fulfil it. Lots of people discover their destiny and refuse it; they don’t pursue it. Some discover it and build various relationships with it. There is nothing like a small destiny on the earth. You are a creature of God; you have a great destiny from God, a very peculiar destiny. So don’t belittle yourself, don’t let anybody rate you based on your circumstances, because God always relates with you based on your destiny.
As you read this book, I pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation to know exactly how to pursue the call and destiny that you carry.