Let the truth of being CHOSEN settle deep into your being.
This scripture covers many aspects of what it means to be CHOSEN. When you read the scripture in John 15:16-17 after being chosen, HE tells us we will bear fruit that remains, we can ask the Father in Jesus name and HE will give us whatever we ask… the HE says these things I command you love one another.
So I have been chosen to be a picture of love. To love one another as He loved us!
Along with that we must understand we are not of the world, but HE chose us out of the world. We must pause and think on the WHOLE truth of being CHOSEN. We are called out, we are in the world, but not of the world.
“You did not choose me, but I chose you,” says The LORD.
“I chose you to go forth and bear fruit….. fruit that shall remain.
I chose you for a purpose for such a time as this. Know that my plan for you shall prevail. Do not let your voice be silent.
Come it is time to fill your lamps with fresh oil. The day of preparation is at hand,” says The LORD.
“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
These things I command you, that you love one another,” John 15:16-17.
The scripture continues to define another aspect of chosen in John 15:18-19,
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you,” John 15:18-19.
Read along with me from The Passion Translation (TPT) John 15:12-19.
“So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you. For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life for his friends. “You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey all that I command you. I have never called you ‘servants,’ because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing.
But I call you my most intimate friends, for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father. You didn’t choose me, but I’ve chosen and commissioned you to go into the world to bear fruit. And your fruit will last, because whatever you ask of my Father, for my sake, he will give it to you! So this is my parting command: Love one another deeply!”
[True Disciples Can Expect Persecution]
“Just remember, when the unbelieving world hates you, they first hated me. If you were to give your allegiance to the world, they would love and welcome you as one of their own. But because you won’t align yourself with the values of this world, they will hate you. I have chosen you and taken you out of the world to be mine.
Beloved, I say to you, in this appointed time, this very scripture is being fulfilled before your every eyes and this is a time of deep surrender and walking in the way, the truth and the life.”
Let the beauty of being CHOSEN by the creator color your emotions with splashes of new vision of your identity that destroys all thoughts of any and all rejection by people, places or things that brought shame and wrong images of yourself never to be remembered again.
He has not only chosen you but has appointed you to be different and not be caught up in the rejection of men or the cares of the world.
May the realization of CHOSEN rewrite a new day in your life in such a new way that you willfully push the restart button in your mind.
From this day forward, you have that total assurance of a new beginning that makes a new statement to all who see and know you. And surely that beginning sends a message of “today is the first day of the rest of my life!”
Everything has been made new! Decree to yourself:
“I have been called out of darkness into the light.
He sought me and bought me to carry HIS light with a two edged sword in my hand that will cut through the darkness and bring deliverance.”
Make that decision to shout out Holy, holy, holy is The LORD!
We are a holy nation, a holy generation. and we are letting it be known we are God’s special possession.
We shall step up to give HIM the high praises HE so deserves for we are a chosen people called out of darkness into the glorious light.
Let us decree today:
“We are the chosen ones and we are making a difference in this generation.
We are reversing the curse and we are taking back the land of the free and the home of the brave in Jesus name for the glory of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We declare that God is keeping that flag flying high!”
Be blessed as you relive history and be intentional to stand still and see God restore all.
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman of Matters of the Heart website was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.