10th March 2020

A Heavenly Calling

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 (ESV)

If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, then according to the Bible, you have received a heavenly calling that cannot be revoked or rescinded, because it is irrevocable! 1 Corinthians 1:9 says “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” and Romans 11:29 assures us that “the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” We are called into the holy, loving relationship that is God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit—a fellowship or communion that has existed from eternity and will continue forever!

What a blessing, privilege and honour to be called to share in the life of God, to participate in his work of salvation and to fellowship with the Father, Son and Spirit. It is a heavenly calling that we are to take seriously. “Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house” (Hebrews 3:1-2).

Because God loves the world, this special calling is meant for everyone, not just believers. It becomes a reality in us when we respond to it and take it seriously. The scripture also informs us that God is faithful. When we respond to being called into the fellowship of the Son, God will never leave nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), but also will walk beside us on this exciting journey of building a relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is the purpose for which we were born—to be a companion or friend of the beloved Son, as it says in Colossians 1:16, “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him,”

Father in heaven, please enable us to fix our eyes and thoughts on Jesus, and to set our affections on the things above, where he is at your right hand, and to trust in his unfailing love. In Jesus’ name we pray.

Study by Sherwin Scott

About the Author:
Sherwin Scott is a Deacon in the congregation of Grace Communion Church in Lewes. Like us on www.facebook.com/GCLewes

Local Congregation:
Grace Communion in Lewes
The House of Friendship
208 High Street

Meeting Time:
Sunday 11:00am

Local Congregational Contact:
Hilary Buck
Email: lewes@gracecom.church

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