Called: P.5 (10.4.17)

Luke 15:1,3-7
[1] Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. [3] And he spake this parable unto them, saying, [4] What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? [5] And when he hath found it , he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. [6] And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. [7] I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Our mindset should be focused on the one who is lost getting saved.

It’s not about us- it’s all about Jesus!

How passionate are you about the 1 that is lost?

Ask yourself, “Am I a consumer or am I a minister?”

The blessing of God will come on your life while you are in the process of going after the one who is lost.

Advancing the Kingdom is worth the investment!!!

Phil 4:17-19

We need to have a passion for what Jesus has a passion for.

Matthew 16:13-14 
[13] When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? [14] And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

Do the people in the places you work and go know Jesus?

Matthew 16:15-19
[15] He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? [16] And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. [17] And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. [18] And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. [19] And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Your call will be persecuted.
Acts 4…When they were threatened, they prayed to God for boldness to share the Word.

John 15:18-20
[18] If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. [19] If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. [20] Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

Your call requires preparation.
Your exercise should prompt your eating, because eating will not prompt exercise.

The meat of God’s Word should be to fuel us reaching the lost and sharing the truth as we advance the Kingdom.

Preparation in the Word and time in prayer should be so that we are equipped as the body of Christ to share the gospel.

You’ve got to be willing to be called Joseph’s son when you know you are in your days of preparation.

There can be no public power when there has been no private preparation.

Don’t despise the days of private preparation.

Your call demands that you prepare.

Your call will be met with provision!

Luke 10:1,4 
[1] After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. [4] Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.

Luke 22:35
[35] And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

God always meets vision with provision

Money makes a wonderful servant but a horrible master.

Let Jesus be the master of your money.

Luke 22:35
[35] And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

Don’t question Gods power and provision when you are walking in the calling on your life.

Don’t let lack hinder you from what God has called you to do.

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