You Are Called
Updated: Feb 3, 2022
Psalm 68:11 Yahweh Himself gave the saying: Great (large in number) was the company (army of women) of those who proclaim it.
The women who bore the tidings (hearing that were heard) were a vast host (many used by heaven's army);
The Lord gives the command; (assignment) The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: NASB
You are called!!! Yahweh Himself calls to you. Jesus calls you by your name. He called many come follow Me. Come partner with Me. Called = klesis = invitation to Him to partner with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Such an intimacy) to partner.
Intimacy = bonding, feeling safe to share feelings, sharing ideas and opinions, deeply knowing someone, closeness, to connect, talk, share thoughts, touch.
We can actually be with Him, be in Him, made in His image and become a people of action. Partnering with Him to become people of action.
We can have all the titles, all the ministry - but have you forgot the invitation?
You have holy callings, & high callings which are both invitations.
You learn to know His voice and He gets to know you and what He expects for you.
Your goal should be God Himself. Your goal shouldn't be a ministry, a title, not a position, but should be Jesus. To pursue Him.
Ministry = is one who serves, is always linked to worship. It is worship and serve.
You will worship whom you serve. Whatever means the most in your life you will serve.
A natural response – example, when the young people going to hear a band (you sing, shout, jump up and down, raise your arms, dance, worship the band. Same with sport games.
And yet christian's when they go to church, are quiet, we don't raise our hands, we don't worship, we don't get excited, we don't get happy, etc. Your natural response
To Serve = you'll put effort into being able to be there, to that. People spend thousands to go a super bowl – they sacrifice and spend money they don't have. It is everything to them.
When we serve is our attitude - what is in it for me?
Bondservant – serves completely out of love, surrender completely out of love – would do anything for His Master.
Doul euo = A slave that stays with their master out of love even though they are free. Paul loved being a bondservant. This is our invitation.
Jesus paid a price for you, for you to be free.
Where and whom do you want to serve, what kind of servant are you?
Invite to intimacy/partner.
Called out of darkness.
Called into Glory.
Called to be saints together.
Called to be a child of God.
Called into holiness.
Called into service.
Called to peace.
Called to friendship with God.
Called to reflect His Glory.
Called to preach (not everyone has this calling) It burns within you. There is so much in you, you got to let it out.
Called to warfare.
Called to unity.
Highest calling of God is intimacy/partner with Him.
If you are not secure in your relationship with God, your calling will bog you down.
(doing ministry without Him) If you find yourself to busy = being under satan's yoke.
We do ministry with Jesus - His yoke is easy.
It is important to find who you are. Who you are in Him. Our value is not determined by
our function or title. Our value is our relationship with Him. He values you
Paul was an apostle, prophet at teacher but he most important was being a bondservant.
When God touches you – you become a bondservant
Always love the Master more then you love His service – or more then serving Him.
Paul's says this in Galatians 1:16 Now, when it delights God, Who serves me from my mother's womb and calls me through His grace, to unveil His Son in me that I may be evangelizing Him among the nations...
James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead; so faith without works is dead also.
When you go out on your own without spending time with God your works become dead.
You will struggle doing ministry on your own, when you do not spend time with Him.
This is why so many of us get burned out, weary, beaten up. When we are like this the enemy has a doorway to come in.
God always gives you a place where you belong, establishes where you belong.
I Peter 5:10 Now the God of all grace, Who calls you into His eonian (forever) glory in Christ, while briefly suffering, He will be adjusting, establishing, firming, founding you. To Him be glory and might for the eons (forever) of the eons. Amen!
We love to belong – Know where you belong. In Him.
He places you in a family, your natural family, your church family.
Psalm 103:1-2 Bless Yahweh, my soul, and all within me, bless His Holy Name! Bless Yahweh my soul, and do not forget any of His well -dealings (benefits). (that which you shall be). His compensations. He makes up for everything we cannot be for others and others for us.
He places you where you need to be. (example: mother vs spiritual mother/mentor)
John 14:2 In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for. Jesus is going away not to build us a house/mansion they are already there. He is going to prepare /building a place in My Fathers heart for you. A location to where you will be.
God is a God of order – the church has been in chaos for many years. Their agenda, not God's agenda.
We need to go deeper into God. We need to be trained in going deeper, to go further, to know ranks, to know our assignments.
There is order in heaven, the angels have ranks. Warring angels, messenger angels. They know their ranks and assignments.
We have novices who don't want to be trained. Example someone has told you, you are an Apostle so they want to start calling themselves Apostle without really knowing what apostle really means. Apostle Serves.....
Who is going to train you, who is going to mentor you, correct you, to help you to mature.
We can not take on a title without knowing who you are, whose you are, spending time to grow and mature. It takes many years to walk as an Apostle, as a prophet, etc. We must accept training so we can mature in our gifting, in what God has called you to be, your promises in Him.
We are the foundation of God's dwelling place. Let Him build you.
Know who you are and who you are not. His foundation is in you. He has structure for you. All your foundations should be in Him. Sometimes parents or others put a wrong foundation in you. Spoken words that are neg about you (you are stupid, you will never measure up, you won't amount to anything) these are wrong foundations that you must not align with. Who are you aligned with? Our foundation are in Him and how He sees you, what His purpose is for you.
What a 5 fold ministry does!
Death to self.
Desires to partner with Holy Spirit.
Builds up the church & set them into their function.
They find out who others are and builds them up.
They rule church in the place of servanthood and not ruling over people.
They correct in love but in firmness.
Corrections done in anger wounds the spirit. Proverbs 18: 14..who can bear a broken spirit.
Corrections done in love – heals wounds and you will know they care for you.
Be a team that works together in unity (not a competition).
A team should be – one who can trust one another, love one another. Should be able to give each other correction (in love) and be able to receive correction. Not be competitive. Encourage one another, honor each other, lift each other up when one falls.
For me this is where SWAT came into my life. comrades, the generals, the sergeants. All were there to get me to a place of working as an important team member. They saw in me what I couldn't to move forward as a Woman Warrior.
God puts you into places that will strengthen you, He sends you mentors to help you mature in your calling. Our purpose is to put God on display, to glorify Him.
Braveforce Warrior: BK - God's Might To Fight by Dr. Negiel Bigpond
The Brave Force Warrior carries the beauty of His glory.
Carries His strength to crush the enemy.
UNITY IS A NEW COLOR – FOR A NEW SEASON
UNITY IS NOT:
A new color with new strength and new beauty.
Remove the old for a new day.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with
compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 NIV
Tell your story, people will listen to your story it will touch them. Tell your story about being a bondservant so in love with the Master.
Deb Robinson - Eagle Warrior
I want to thank Carol Miller my mentor for teaching me this.