Summary: He has chosen us.
Joh 15:16 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.
When God desires to shake, shock, or shape any age in order to save sinners, He always chooses a MAN not a system, not a plan, not an organization ...but a man! Strange it is that this old truth should be so startling yet today.
Hyper-organized, super-systematized, psychoanalyzed religion today has shut its eyes to this truth and furnished dark glasses to all
When God foresaw floodwaters, He chose a man. Out of the carelessness of Chaldea, God chose a man. Out of the bondage of Egypt, God chose a man. When will we ever learn that history's pages are full with God's glorious accomplishments through a chosen man Joshua, Samuel, Gideon, Samson, Saul, Barak, Elisha, Daniel, Peter, Paul Rahab mary Martha and Deborah and scores of others?
No crowd ever produced a Carmel victory; a Red Sea crossing; a lion's den
daybreak; a Goliath conquest. God chose men, not machines.
YOU ARE GOD'S POWER
Would that I could get every person to see that HE is the channel God wants.
We are so surfeited with little men whose little hearts are shriveled up with
little philosophical drivel such as Money talks, Must play along with the
crowds, Contacts are important, Know the right people, Join the biggest team .
Can't you see God's plan? God hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know His will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of His mouth. For thou shalt be His witnesses unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard (Acts 22:14,15). That statement doesn't concur with common opinion these days.
God wants you. God has chosen you. For what? To know His will, to see His face, hear His voice and witness to all men! But other men will not allow this procedure. Satan will not allow that plan. On every hand you will be discouraged in that course
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise... the weak things of this world to confound the things which are mighty; the base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not[nothing worthless], to bring to naught things that are: that no flesh should glory in His presence (I Cor. 1:26, 29). Yes, God hath chosen you to know His will, see His face, hear His voice and witness to all men.
His will is set down in His word. Read it! Its challenge is enough to curdle the thin blood of human effort. It goes beyond the prating of building a better
world. It smacks of conquest, battle, courage, power and real victory.
God's will charts a pathway for chosen men. It will not be satisfied with the
causes of committees it demands chosen men. The men of faith listed in Hebrews 11 were not party leaders, but men chosen of God for His will in a single purpose.
God has a plan for your life. the glorious foreknowledge of God that shapes man to the task before the man knows the task.
All your junk /joy battles/better pain/power
Now, God has prepared you for a specific job. Know His will!
Wake up, man; God has chosen you! You are not beholden to men. You are not limited to the leftovers of somebody's half-baked effort. Lift up your eyes to the fields and swing your blade in where the harvest is uncut. There's a world a whole world involved in His will. And when God gets the man, the man gets the provision. I've tested this in my life, and it works
Know His will and you will
SEE HIS FACE
His face is turned away from the superficial systems of the pseudo-saints to the wide sweeps of earth where forgotten men wait for His glory. His face is turned from political manipulators
Watch the lips of command move, and
HEAR HIS VOICE
His voice demands obedience. His voice requests separation. His voice instills faith. And I heard a great voice out of Heaven. Make sure the voice that commands your footsteps is out of Heaven not your decision.
His voice demands action. His voice pronounces the direction. His voice
describes the exact place of service. His voice predicts success by His power.
Men, if you have ever heard the voice of our Lord, you will become witnesses.
Each chosen man is not to be recluse but a burning torch. God's fire
was never meant to be boxed in by church walls, but to enflame a world with His Gospel. Each local church group is not to be a self-satisfied entity, but rather a vortex from which circulates the far-reaching fire of God.