WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA
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Thursday, September 16
Topic: Being Chosen Instruments In God’s Hands.
But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
Acts 9:15 (NKJ)
Daily Reading Plan
Acts 9:15 (NLT) 15 But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.
Acts 9:15 (MSG) But the Master said, “Don’t argue. Go! I have picked him as my personal representative to non-Jews and kings and Jews. And now I’m about to show him what he’s in for—the hard suffering that goes with this job.”
Acts 9:15 (AMP) But the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of Mine to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the descendants of Israel;
On this day is important to recognize that God has his chosen instruments, those men and women who have given their lives to be used by Him. An example of this is the Apostle Paul; he was a man who gave himself completely to God’s destiny for your life. He recognized that he was a man chosen and set apart by God, as stated in Galatians 1:15, “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace.” For the Apostle Paul the call to ministry was not just a coincidence, it was a belief that burned in his heart!
God had chosen Paul, selected him for a greater purpose. His life would be a great impact; he would influence a whole generation! Paul would be used to present the gospel message to kings and people of different nations. Not only the Jews, but to the whole Gentile world! Paul continually recognized that it was Jesus Christ who had chosen him, in 1 Timothy 1:12 declares, “I thank you strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry.” Paul would not let nothing, and no one stop him from fulfilling God’s purpose for his life; he recognized that it was God who had placed him in the ministry!
This morning God wants to consecrate us to the work of the ministry. We were chosen before the foundation of the world to be His instruments here in this world. Do not forget that there is a mission; there is a vision to carry out! We are of great value when we put ourselves in His hands, only because of Him we are useful tools, such as 1 Corinthians 15:10 declares, “but by the grace of God I am what I am; and grace has not been in vain for me, I worked harder than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God with me. “We must give our lives, and let God use us to our full potential!
Acts 13:2 (NKJV) As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
Romans 1:1 (NKJV) 1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God.
Galatians 1:15 (NKJV) But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace,
1 Corinthians 15:10 (NKJV) But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
1 Timothy 1:12 (NKJV) And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry.
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