I call millions, but I can only choose a few. Those who are not interested why, have already revealed that they will not be chosen.
There are three people groups, numbering in the hundreds of millions, who are not chosen.
FIRST: Is a lack of interest in My Kingdom and spiritual things.
When they hear My truths, their mind is on the sidelines, daydreaming about their own agenda, maybe talking or texting or dozing off and the fowls come and devour the truth that would have changed them, qualifying them to be chosen!, Matthew 13:4.
“And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them,” Matthew 13:4.
SECOND: Is the emotional group that sing, dance and shout when they hear the word.
They tell everyone about their church group and depend on their pastor or mentor for everything. They seem to excite everybody around them, but what is hidden is, how much they seek to know Me personally.
They do not dig into My word, or become intimate with Me. They trust in meetings and religious activity to excite their emotions, mistaking it for spiritual growth. Then when temptation excites their emotions their flesh causes them to fall away.
These people will dance and shout at a church altar on Sunday and dance and shout at a night club on Saturday night. The dancing and shouting must be based in the Spirit, not the soul, they look the same but one is chosen the other is not, Luke 8:13.
“But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away,” Luke 8:13.
THIRD: Are those people who are sincerely looking for answers.
The main reason they come is to have their needs met. When they hear the Word they feel that their problems are to big and they cannot muster up enough faith to apply My promises to their situation.
If they don’t get an immediate answer, the any faith they may have had is choked off and My Word does not profit them in any way, Luke 8:14.
“Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity,” Luke 8:14.
Okay. Now we are down to the few, chosen ones.
I choose certain people, because they have a good heart, one that is sold out to whatever they believe. They have never been lukewarm in anything they did.
When they receive the Word they keep it inside and let it transform their old nature.
However the main ingredient is the patience in each one of them. It takes patience for them to stay in My word long enough to be transformed and then start to bring forth fruit, some 30, some 60 and some 100 times as much as what they sowed, Luke 8:15.
“But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience,” Luke 8:15.
If you are reading this to the end you are definitely being called?
Have you got what it takes to be chosen?
~ Jim Hammerle
Jim Hammerle began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim now helps feed Ugandan widows and orphans, helps Muslims find the Jesus who feeds them. He’s His banker and is privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives.