Understanding your calling

Understanding your calling

Scriptures: Romans Chapter 1

“To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7

“…called to be saints…”
If you feel a strong urge to preach probably it is the Holy Spirit trying to tell you that you’ve the calling of God upon your life. This calling is about telling all people everywhere of the good news and the great things God has done for them, so that they, too, will believe in him.

When called it means you’re chosen as a slave and you’re set apart to go preach around the world God’s good news – the good news which are nothing but the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” Romans 1:3-4

It is important that you believe that Jesus is that Christ, the Son of God. For if you believe and testify to this truth of all that he did for us at the cross you receive grace and apostleship also for obedience to the faith.

Grace means from the moment you first believe you’re not on your own, you’ve all God’s mercies, and peace, to include His divine nature. They all come down to fellowship with you, to make their aboard with you and to see you grow from faith to faith.

1 Corinthians 1:3-9 says, “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. [4] I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; [5] That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; [6] Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: [7] So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: [8] Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. [9] God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

The [Holy Spirit] works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure; he imparts in us spiritual gifts, whether it’s for faith, praying, worshipping, godliness, comfort, understanding God’s word or knowing God or spiritual warfare.

You need the Holy Spirit

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith…Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse…” Romans 1:17-20

How is it revealed? By His Spirit! The Spirit himself will mortify or crush the deeds of the body on your behalf. He makes you live and continue to obey God’s laws, and even if you were to die, he’ll make you live again.

The just (those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit) shall live – by faith!

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