Why God Chose You – Part 1 by Pastor Joshua Olaleye (Digging Deep)
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Topic: Why God Chose You – Part 1
The word of God says: “Many are called but few are chosen” – Matthew 22:14. Praise God you are one of the chosen few: But why are you chosen by God? Jesus made it plain in John 15:16, when He said, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruits should remain…”
1. God who has chosen you from your mother’s womb has a purpose for doing so. He wants to be glorified in you, by you and though you. He loved you even before you know Him and it is only reasonable that you respond to that love. It is the supreme mercy of God that has made you what you are today, a saved soul, it is His purpose that you be an instrument of honour to Him – Isaiah 49:1-3, I John 4:10, 19, Exodus 19:5, Deut. 14:2, Psalms 78:52, Luke 1:17, Acts 15:14, Romans 9:11-16, 21.
2. One of the reasons why God chose you is to bear fruits. Now there are many types of fruits that God expects from you. These includes: (i) fruits of repentance as evidence of your turning away from sin (ii) fruit acceptable to God, the type of fruit that those who had died with Christ and had arisen with him can bear (iii) fruit of the Holy Spirit which is in goodness, righteousness and truth and (iv) souls for Christ, Matthew 3:8-9, Romans 7:4, Romans 6:22, Hebrew 12:11, Matthew 13:8, Philippians 1:11, II Corinthians 9:10, Philippians 4:17, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 5:9-10.
3. In order to be able to bear fruits for Christ, there are certain conditions to be satisfied, these conditions include (i) being in perpetual contact with Jesus Christ who is the living water (ii) understanding Jesus fully, because He is the word of God (iii) Being dead to the old life, (iv) constant spiritual polishing and (v) abiding permanently in Jesus Christ the Lord – Psalms 1:1-3, Matt.13:23, John 1:1, John 12:24, John 15:2, John 15:5, Philippians 4:13.
4. It is a dangerous thing not to bear fruits for the Lord. There are several reasons why this is so. Some of them are the facts that unfruitfulness (i) is a sign of worldliness (ii) a sign of misuse or disuse of talents (iii) disappoints the Master (iv) leads to Divine judgment and (v) ends in final rejection Matthew 12:22, Luke 13:6, Luke 19:20, Matthew 3:10, Hebrews 6:8, John 15:6.