Church of Jesus EM

Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Called By His Grace


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Called By His Grace
(Mk3:13-15; Gal1:11-17)

God is the God of revelation.
He reveals Himself in His time, according to His ways and
He calls those whom He wants and reveals Himself to them (Mk3:13-15).

Faith is knowing His calling as grace.
The life of this faith is living a life worthy of His calling by preaching according to His
revelation and doing His work until the end.

Ministers of government called by the president or
Soldiers called by the nation for the duty of defending it
Consider it honor even if they die while on duty or in combat
Since they consider the calling itself as grace.

Christianity is the faith by revelation, by grace because
While God endlessly hides Himself from the religious who
Attempt to approach Him by human methods,
He calls on those whom He wants (Mk3:13-15).
Those who consider His calling as grace respond
By saying, “Here I am” (Ge22:1).

By answering God’s calling,
Adam, though he had sinned (Ge2:17, 3:4-6), was
Given the garment of skin which God made (Ge3:21);
Abraham received the promise of great blessing, the growth of his seed and
The possession of his enemies’ gates (Ge22:1-18); and
Moses was able to achieve the exodus of Israel (Ex3:4-10).

The sanctuary where the name of Jehovah was and
Also the mercy seat which was above the ark inside the Most Holy Place was where
God called them, met with them and commanded them (Ex25:21-22).
Both Joshua and Samuel heard God’s calling from there (Dt31:14; 1Sa3:4-10).

Although the Israelites were called and chosen as God’s people (Is43:1; Hos11:1),
However, they became corrupted and did not answer God when He called them, for which
God put them to swords and they lost their sovereignty (Is34:2) and
The rebuilding of the temple was the hope for Israel’s restoration.

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days” (Jn2:19) because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body,
He would call not just the Jews in the name of Jehovah but
All men in the Father’s name Yeshua (Jn5:43) for
He is the God revealed to men in the last days (Jn1:14, 14:9-10; He1:2-3).

He called those whom He wanted (Mk3:13-15) and the sinners (Lk5:32) who
Considered His calling, knowing Him and doing His work as grace for
Many are called but few are chosen (Mt22:14).

As He died, Yeshua said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) Obeyed according to the calling He received from the Father in the beginning (Is49:1;
Jn10:18) and completely revealed His will through His torn flesh (Lk23:45; He10:20);
2) Condemned the devil who left his position on his own (Is14:12-15; Jude1:6); and
3) With His redeeming blood broke the bondage of sins and freed men so that they may
answer God’s calling and go before Him (Rm8:2; Col2:14).

He rose and sat on the heavenly throne where
He opened the heavenly banquet.

The Holy Spirit whom He sent
In the name Yeshua calls whoever out from the world,
Gathers them into the church chosen as His body to worship Him.
He lets them know the glory of the One who called them (2Pe1:3).

The Christian is he who
Knows Yeshua’s calling of the unqualified such as himself as grace and honor (1Co1:26-29).
Thus, he puts effort to live a life worthy of His calling, His kingdom and glory (Eph4:1; 1Th2:12)
By living a sanctified life (1Th4:7), a life as called to (Lk9:23; 1Co7:18-24),
Preaching only the gospel of truth (Gal1:11-12) and fulfilling the duty of His vessels (Ac9:15).
He follows the footsteps of Christ (1Pe2:21) for
He longs to be called up into the air by His grace when He returns (1Th4:16-17).

O Lord,
You have seen me since I was in my mother’s womb and
When it was time You called me by Your grace.
How is it that the King of kings called me and that
Your call is irrevocable (Rm11:29)?
Here I am, Lord! Speak to me! Reveal Yourself to me!
Amen.
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