The theme for Open Heaven Daily Devotional August 21 2023 is When God Calls You I.
SCRIPTURE: I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called”. Ephesians 4:1 (KJV).
The call of God is actually a call to God. It isn’t a call to something but a call to Himself. When He calls you, He is saying, “Come closer to me”. In Mark 3:14, the Bible says that the first reason He called the disciples was that they should be with Him.
The call of God is two-fold. First, He can call you to leave your sinful ways (Matthew 11:28). This is the very first call that every man will receive. It is a call that brings you close and guarantees eternity with Him if you answer. Thus, when you hear an altar call, it is God Himself calling you to salvation. If you are still committing sin, this is one call that you should not ignore. You don’t know the final call that God will make for you to come to Him for salvation.
Many have received God’s call to salvation but then, after a while, started to live in sin again. That is not how this call works (Luke 9:62). If you sincerely answer the call to salvation, then holiness would be your lifestyle.
If you become saved and then start living a double life where you sin willfully, the Bible says that God would spew you out of His mouth (Revelation 3:16) – in other words, He would reject you completely. (2 Timothy 2:19) says, “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
If you claim to be a child of God, then you must depart from all iniquity. If you don’t depart from iniquity, then God would not recognize you as His child.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; – (1 Peter 2:9)
Once God calls you out of darkness into His marvelous light, you are described as a holy nation – not an unholy one.
Be perfect, even as the One who called you is Perfect (Matthew 5:48).
Open Heaven For Today 21 August 2023 KEY POINT:
God’s call to salvation is a call to holiness. If you don’t live holy, you are rejecting the call.
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