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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Chosen Of God

John 15:16

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.

Our scripture text makes a powerful statement in regards to believers being the chosen of God. This verse makes it very plain that we as believers were chosen and ordained by God as His special people for a special purpose, which is through our powerful witnessing we bring others to Christ. It is noteworthy to say that as we witness Christ we are operating in the power of the Holy Spirit. He gives believers the boldness needed to stand firm in the face of opposition while witnessing Christ.

Believers' fruit bearing is our spiritual virtues as outlined in Galatians 5:22-23. This is because the Holy Spirit refreshes us daily with a fresh supply of God's love and the ability to be tolerant of others. Just as God is longsuffering with us we must also be with our fellowman. This is fruit bearing.

The overall purpose of believers being fruit bearers is the conversion of lost souls to Christ (John 4:36; 12:24). This is kingdom building. Let's be reminded of Christ's earthly ministry where He stated the well didn't need a doctor, but the sick does. The spiritually sick still needs Dr. Jesus-He is still healing sick souls.
Believers, we are chosen and ordained by God to convert the sin sick of this world.

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