Tag-Archive for ◊ God’s calling ◊

11 Nov 2017 Exodus (Program #161)

Exodus (Program #161) – The Workers of the Tabernacle, the Furniture and the Priestly Garment – Skillful Works, the Workmanship

God’s calling is a wonderful and mysterious thing.  He calls many people to many different works.  But the highest call to all of His people, regardless of our personal interests or desires is to be fully occupied in the building up of His habitation.  In the Old Testament it was first the tabernacle and later the temple.  But today this building work and our calling is related to the church.

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14 Jun 2017 Exodus (Program #11)

Exodus (Program #11) – The Purpose of God’s Calling

The story of Moses is really the story of God’s calling.  Moses was surely called by God.  The account of this calling is both riveting and captivating.  How we admire a man like Moses so useful to God for His purpose.  But what about us?  Is God also calling us?  And if so, what is the purpose?  Stay with us today, and you might be surprised to find out that God is calling us and calling us for the very same purpose He called Moses.

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13 Jun 2017 Exodus (Program #10)

Exodus (Program #10) – The Complete View of God’s Call of Moses

God needs man to assist Him in His move.  This is a clear message of the Bible: God needs man.  For this God calls man.  God has called scores of men over the ages including all the great figures of the Bible, such as Abraham and King David and all the New Testament apostles.  But none of these experienced the complete calling that God gave to Moses.  It is this complete calling that God also desires to give to us.  We will focus on the complete view of God’s call to Moses on today’s life study of the Bible.

Witness Lee has said that God’s calling of Moses is the most complete of any calling recorded in Scriptures.  He compares it on a lot of occasions to God’s calling of the apostle Paul in the New Testament.  What makes this picture such a complete one?

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09 Jun 2017 Exodus (Program #6)

Exodus (Program #6) – God’s Calling of the Prepared One (2)

At the age of 40 when he was just in his prime, God called Moses.  But God did not employ him in that calling for another 40 years.  By now Moses is an old man, drained of both his strength of body as well as strength of soul.  Yet this was the time God could use him for His purpose.  God’s preparation of Moses, the one sent by God to deliver His people is one of the most revealing and illuminating stories in the Bible because it fully applies to us.

Firstly we are going to see the purpose of God’s calling.  In another words,  God has called each of us as believers in Christ, but what is the purpose of that calling?   Then number 2, we want to see how God prepares us to be His called ones, and to be His sent ones to accomplish His purpose.  This is seen in the way God called Moses and the way God prepared Moses to be His sent one.  Again this would be very applicable to us in our Christian life.

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08 Jun 2017 Exodus (Program #5)

Exodus (Program #5) – God’s Calling of the Prepared One (1)

Israel, out of the pain of their suffering and under the oppressive hand of Pharaoh in Egypt cried out to God to save them.  These cries were heard and God was moved in His compassion to rescue His people.  Yet He tarry for 80 years before coming in to save them.  Have you ever been forced to wait for God to answer your crying out to Him?  Why does God often make us wait?  The surprising answer may be that God is really waiting for us.

We are going to see today that God was deeply motivated by the cries of His people, Israel and He wanted to deliver them from the tyranny that they were under in Egypt.  But He delayed taking action for a long period of time.  We can all relate to having to wait for the Lord. Sometime it seems like an eternity to us.  But our God is a very patient, isn’t He?

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09 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #79)

Genesis (Program #79) – Being Chosen (2)

Today we are going to hear about the corporate aspect of God’s calling.

It is quite interesting to see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob all put together are showing us one corporate man.  With Abraham you see a person who lives a life of faith.  With Isaac you see a person who lives a life of enjoyment and with Jacob you can see a person who has experienced transformation for the sake of the fulfillment God’s eternal purpose.  Eventually, Jacob’s name was Is-ra-el.  El on the end means God.  It means God has been added to this man.  So the wonder thing here you put these 3 together and you see what’s on God’s heart.  God’s eternal purpose is the main topic of the whole Bible.  And that is He wants to dispense Himself, and work Himself into a corporate humanity for what purpose?  So that He could be expressed.  God is working Himself into a corporate humanity so that He could be expressed through this humanity, because this is what is on His heart according to His eternal purpose which He made in eternity past.  So we see these 3 representing one corporate person in God’s purpose.

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17 Mar 2017 Genesis (Program #56)

Genesis (Program #56) – The Seed and the Land (2)

Today we are going to pick up part two of the message entitled “The Seed and the Land” for the fulfillment of God’s purpose.  We saw previously that Abraham was called by God out of his land and out of his kindred,  his family and into a new land that God might fulfill His eternal purpose.  What are the main aspects of this purpose that God begin with His calling of Abraham?

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08 Mar 2017 Genesis (Program #47)

Genesis (Program #47) – The Background and Origin of God’s Calling and the Experience of the Called Ones

Genesis is broken into three sections and now we are just beginning to get into the third section, a very encouraging section that deal with God’s calling.

Although Genesis is a rather lengthy book, it is divided into 3 main sections.   The first concerns God’s creation.   The second deals with Satan’s corruption and his leading man into a corrupted state.  The third concerns God’s coming in to save man through His calling and His all-sufficient grace.  God’s creation deals not only with the original creation but as we have pointed out in several earlier messages, God’s re-creation and further creation climaxing in mankind created in God’s image.

The second section concerns Satan’s activity mainly behind the scene to lead man further and further into the fall in at least 4 stages.  Man fell in Genesis 3 away from God by disobeying Him.   Man fell again in Genesis 4 by turning away from God’s ordain means of salvation.  In Genesis 6, man fell unto the flesh and became polluted and then even after the flood and the institution of human government, man continue to fall and the whole human race rose up in defiant rebellion against God.  At that point, God no longer dealt directly with humanity as a whole but determine to work along another line by calling out a new people, a new race for Himself…

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07 Mar 2017 Genesis (Program #46)

Genesis (Program #46) – The Significance of God’s Calling

Our life study today is dealing with the significance of God’s calling.

For our introduction today, we will say something about the relationship between the great figures of the Old Testament in the accomplishment of God’s purpose.  God had a fresh start with Noah in chapter 9 and He seems to be starting new again here in chapter 12 with Abraham.  What is the significance of these new starts?

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08 Dec 2015 Ephesians (Program #15)

Ephesians (Program #15) – The Hope of God’s Calling and the Riches of the Glory of God’s Inheritance in the Saints

Hope can be a tremendous thing. If a person has hope, then their ability to withstand hardship and suffering is immeasurably enhanced. And as Christians, we above all people should live a life that is full of hope and therefore equipped to handle whatever may come our way. Paul, the apostle, experienced many hardships and knew much about hope; and in his letter to the Ephesians he opens up his earnest prayer to God on behalf of all the believers. One of the items that he prayed for strongly was that we all would see clearly and truthfully what is the hope of our calling. Where hope is a wonderful thing but our hope needs to be founded in truth and in the reality that the Bible conveys and not in something fanciful or simply according to the popular thought of the day.

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