Saturday, September 24, 2016


By Jon Bekemeyer

Scripture Reading: Acts 13:2-4

Acts 13:2-4 records the details of the separation of Paul  and Barnabus unto a particular ministry. It is interesting to  note that the Holy Spirit designated this by special revelation,  that is, God spoke audibly and definitively regarding this  ministry. There is no more such special revelation today (I  Corinthians 13:8). When one hears stories of God "telling" so-  and-so to do such-and-such, he may wish to inquire as to  exactly how this special revelation was made manifest. Were  there voices echoing in the plumbing? Perhaps the typewriter  suddenly began to mysteriously record a message. Maybe  there was handwriting on the wall. All too often people give  credit (or blame) to the Lord for their own wishes and  aspirations.

God has fulfilled His Word (Colossians 1:25), and now He  speaks only through it (I Corinthians 13:9, 10). Nevertheless,  God is still involved in placing people in specific capacities of  service. When one believes the Gospel, he is placed into the  Body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:13). The individual has a  special place in the Body (I Corinthians 12:18) and a distinct  capacity for service (Ephesians 4:16). The gifts in the Body  differ, because God has designed it that way (Romans 12:6).

How can one know his specific calling when there is no  more special revelation? He can know it as he studies God's  Word and understands God's program for today. As he does  so, he will read of different capacities of service. He will then  go on to discover a burden and ability toward certain areas of  ministry in the local assembly. He then, by faith, will serve in  those areas with boldness and confidence, believing that he  has found God's special calling for his life.

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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