1 Peter 2:9 NIVBut you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
- Signs you are marked by God
- Signs you are the chosen one
- Signs that God is calling you
- Purpose and calling of God
- Signs you are chosen by God
What does it mean to be chosen by God ? Being chosen by God is a divine calling with purposes that transcend this present life into eternity. A good number of people believe if they're chosen by God, that means they're called to do something for God on earth. But the reason why God chooses people goes way beyond being used of Him on earth.
Signs Of Chosen One By God
John 1:12-13But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
- The children of this world (Luke 16:8)
- The sons of perdition (John 17:12, 2 Thessalonians 2:3)
- The sons of light (1 Thessalonians 5:5, Luke 16:8)
- The sons of the kingdom (Matthew 8:12)
- The sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:31-46)
- The wheat and the tares (Matthew 13:24-30)
1. The Israelites As God's Chosen People
Deuteronomy 14:1-2 KJVYe are the children of the Lord your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.  For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
John 1:11 ESVHe came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.
Romans 1:16 NIVFor I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
Romans 11:17-19 NLTBut some of these branches from Abraham’s tree—some of the people of Israel—have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree. But you must not brag about being grafted in to replace the branches that were broken off. You are just a branch, not the root. “Well,” you may say, “those branches were broken off to make room for me.”
John 10:16 ESVAnd I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
Ephesians 2:12 NLTIn those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope.
1 Corinthians 1:18 NIVFor the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
2. Followers Of Christ Are God's Chosen People
Mark 4:11 NIVHe told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables
What Is A Calling From God
1. Called To Be Holy And Blameless
Ephesians 1:1-5 ESVPaul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love.
2. Every Christian Is Called Into Ministry
Matthew 28:18-20 ESVThen Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Acts 1:8 NLTBut you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
3. Every Christian Has A Unique Calling From God
Ephesians 4:10-12 ESVHe who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:4-5 NLTThere are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
What Is My Calling From God
Romans 12:6-8 BSBWe have different gifts according to the grace given us. If one’s gift is prophecy, let him use it in proportion to his faith; if it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
Signs God Is Calling You To Ministry
- You are saved. Your salvation isn't for nothing. It's one step towards working for God.
- You are filled with the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Holy Spirit isn't given as a toy, but for ministry.
- God has shown you dreams of Him using you in ministry.
- You have an inner-knowing that you are called into ministry.
- You have received many prophesies stating categorically that you are called into ministry.
- You are operating in spiritual gifts.
- God keeps trying to pull your attention from time to time towards working for Him.
- You have a burning zeal for the things of God.
- God keeps connecting you with genuine ministers of the Gospel, etc.
Benefits Of Being Chosen By God
1. To Be Chosen By God Is A Blessing And A Test
2. It Is A Powerful Privilege To Partner With God
Matthew 25:23 ESVHis master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
Final Words On Being Chosen By God
John 15:16 NLTYou didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.
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