Call of Kingdom People

Call of Kingdom People

Three people had the desire to follow Lord Jesus Christ but were disqualified. (Luke 9: 57-62) The Call of God for Kingdom people today is the same as it was with Abraham. 

1) Destination:  God’s call for us is not about a destination.  God calls us to Himself, to be with Him.  Some people like to think that Heaven is our destination. Heaven is a worthy place, because of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Hence, Abraham was not given neither the destination nor the route.  He had to follow the Lord.  The delivered children of Israel from Egypt also did not have GPS or roadmap.  They had to follow the pillar of cloud and fire.  That means, it is faith on the one who has called.  Paul’s faith testimony is that he knew Him, who is true, and trustworthy.  (II Timothy 1:12) There is also no timeframe, the journey is according to His time. (Genesis 12:1-3)

2) Let the dead bury the dead:  This faith journey cannot stop by distractions and obstruction. The Lord called Abraham when he was at Ur, in Mesopotamia.  He journeyed and reached Harran.  (Acts 7:2) There his father died.  His journey continues as the Lord reminds him of Abraham’s call and God’s promises.  The disqualified man wanted to be with his father in his last days to claim his inheritance or after his death until he could collect his bones to store in an Ossuary.   

3) Hand in plough: The disqualified person wanted to go back, re-establish his contacts, network and make sure of his future security so that he could fall back if his discipleship experiment fails.  However, God’s call is irrevocable and permanent.  Elisha’s response to God’s call is instructive as he “took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him.”  (I Kings 19: 21) Abraham left his family, nation, language, culture and all to follow the Lord.

How do I respond to God’s call of discipleship?

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