CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE AND GRACE

Jan 6, 2024

DAY FIVE OF FASTING

2 Timothy 1:9 who has saved us and CALLED [us] with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own PURPOSE and GRACE which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

It does not matter how you arrived here on earth, none of us is an accident or a mistake because Heaven has an agenda that has to be fulfilled through your life.

No matter how many mistakes you have made and troubles you have gone through, God knows how to turn them around and use them to manifest His purpose and grace for your life. 

All that God wants is your involvement by agreeing with Him that His grace and purpose find fulfilment in your life irrespective of the situation.

Luke 1:28-38

Mary simply agreed with God and responded, “Let it be to me according to your Word” and the Holy Spirit did the rest. God knows how to make it happen if we surrender all to Him.

The Lord spoke to us that this is our year of Better things spoken by the blood but as the spirit is speaking, you, (the bride) must submit your will to His. Revelation 22:17, Mathew 6:10

2Timothy 1.9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own PURPOSE and GRACE which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

1Kings.19.19-21 [19] So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him……

Purpose and grace located Elisha, not his efforts. He was ploughing with his oxen then grace and purpose found him. The anointing did not go to the seven thousand prophets, grace and purpose caused Elisha to be located who wasn’t even working or praying for it. Don’t disqualify yourself because you are not among the chosen prophets; Pray that grace to manifest purpose will locate you this season.

The same thing happened to Mary: she was busy preparing for her wedding when purpose and grace (favor) located her.

One common thing that both Elisha and Mary did is that they didn’t reject the call of God that came to them.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to [His] PURPOSE.

If your heart is soft, God will ensure that you are pushed and drawn to the purpose for which you are here on earth. Irrespective of whether the events of life are good or bad.

In this kingdom, there is no wastage and regrets; God takes anything: your mistakes and failures, successes, etc., and causes them to push you towards His purpose. Therefore, you should never regret whatever is happening to you.

God used Paul’s mistakes (persecuting the church) to bring out a mighty apostle. Purpose and grace has a way of causing your mistakes to aid you towards your destiny. Colossians 1:1.

Romans 8:35-39.

Nothing should ever separate you from the love of God; whether good or bad. Anything you give to God becomes a weapon to further His purpose in your life. Therefore, lack, tribulations, famine, nakedness, etc. that may come your way can still be used by God to serve His purpose in your life here on earth.

Eating a single spice alone (e.g., Red pepper, onions, garlic, etc.), is not enjoyable, but when mixed well and subjected to fire, they bring forth the best aroma and taste to be enjoyed.

All the hardships in Romans 8:35 are the different spices in life. When given to the Holy Spirit He will mix and spice them very well and until the world can’t wait to have you. So do not be afraid of the hardships of life because God is using them to help you fulfill grace and purpose.

You are God’s project and none of them has ever failed. Yield to Him and He will turn all things, good and bad for your good to help you fulfill your purpose and grace.

 Further study:

Joshua 2:4 Rahab was a prostitute but purpose and grace used that to save the spies.

Jeremiah 1:4-5 Jeremiah was busy with his business but purpose and grace located him even when he thought he was unable.

1 Samuel 16 Little David was busy tending to sheep but purpose and grace trained him through that for kingship.

God’s purpose will always stand; agree with the Lord and ask Him in prayer through these 21 days that His purpose and grace for your life prevails in your life.

Isaiah 46:10 (NIV), Proverbs 19:21 (NIV).

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.