Known to God are all His works from eternity.
Nothing just happens, without God’s approval and appointment. The truth is that God had chosen you before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4) and to show forth the good works of God in you (Ephesians 2:10).
Everything happening to you and around you is part of the recruitment process that God is using to fashion out a new breed in you, in order to suite His prescription for your life (Romans 8:28-30).
In Matthew 10:1, Jesus called (chose) twelve disciples, empowered them and sent them out to preach the kingdom of heaven. This was a heavenly mandate for which they had been called according to the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, but they still had to be equipped with power.
He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. After thoroughly going through the process of empowerment, the disciples became the apostles… (Matthew 10:2).
Likewise, God is equipping you with power today, so that you can be a witness to His dominion over every principality and power in heaven and on earth.
Furthermore, He has given us power to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over every power of the enemies… (Luke 10:19). It is in the process of discharging our God-given assignment that this power is released.
If you fail to reach out to others with the Gospel, you won’t know you carry such tremendous power.
As we examine our anchor text for today’s message, Paul, in his defence here, gave a report of the message given to him by Ananias the priest from the Lord. He said the Lord God had chosen Paul (who was referred to as Saul previously):
That he should know the will of God;
To see the Just One (Jesus Christ) and
To hear the voice of His mouth… (Acts 22:14; 9:10-19).
For you will be His witness (bearing His testimony) to all men of what you have seen and heard…
This became a driving force in the life of Paul. Beyond reasonable doubts, he was constantly filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
He laboured tirelessly and selflessly, bearing the testimony of Christ, preaching the Gospel of the kingdom (1 Cor. 15:10).
When you walk in the knowledge of God’s will, and you see Jesus and you hear Him, you become God’s mouthpiece in your generation.
God is recruiting massively in these last days, pouring out His Spirit upon the thirsty souls who are longing for His filling and are willing to bear the testimony of Jesus (1 John 1:1-4).
The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy… Revelation 19:10.
Receive the grace and the power to be a carrier of God’s presence, witnessing about the power of Christ, spreading the light of the Gospel and bearing His testimony to your generation.
Pastor Nathaniel Sadela
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