A servant of God or priest needs three main experiences as follows
Ad. 2 Receiving the calling with voice
- Sanctification with the fire of God's Word.
Moses came into the shepherding and saw the fire. We must be shepherded to see the fire of God's Word, Holy Spirit, and the love of God. In addition, there is fiery trial for us in the last days.
- Receiving the calling with voice.
- Receiving equipments of God.
Exodus 3:43:4 3:4 So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."
The calling of God comes from the midst of the bush in which there was fire but it was not burnt.
"The bush" means people always seem good but they crush one another when there is problem. The calling of God comes from holiness.
The more we are sanctified, the calling will become more obvious and firmer, and we will never move.
God calls with voice "Moses, Moses", meaning as follows
- He calls everyone He wills.
- He knows obviously everyone He calls. The calling of God has a beautiful purpose in our life privately, and for other people around us, as well as for the glory of His name.
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
8:30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
God does not merely call us but He calls us according to His plan and will. We know His plan and will through Shepherding Word. As long as we are in the true railway according to His plan and will in the true Word of God, we needn't be afraid. He will work together for good to us although we face tests and hindrances.
We are called by God to be justified, sanctified, and glorified
Shepherding is a place where we can be justified, sanctified, up to glorified.
Being glorified means as follows:
- Being employed to glorify God.
- Being perfected to become as glorious as He is.
Being justified, sanctified, and glorified, we will always be accompanied by God
. Exodus 3:43:4 So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."
Moses answered "Here I am"
when he was called by God.
It is the right answer to the calling of God, do not reject it.
"Here I am" must also become our answer in all duties or ministries in the field of God, and all aspects of our daily life.
Answering "Here I am" = being obedient to the true teaching Word and lifting up our hand to Him. The meaning of answering "Here I am" is as follows
2 Peter 1:10-111:10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
- The power of God settles all problems, even the impossible one, in our ministry and daily life until we become perfect.
- "Here I am or Yes" is one of the names of God.
22:13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."
The name of the Lord is "Yes and Amen", "Alpha and Omega", "Alif and Ya"(in Old Indonesian Translation.
If we receive it, He will be able to make end all things in good, beautiful, and perfect. We become His servant until the end line, until Jesus comes a second time, until we reach perfection.
1:11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The call and election are the full right or ticket to enter heavenly kingdom. Therefore, we have to keep our ministry with holiness, faithfulness, and fervency in spirit. Romans 11:28-29
11:28 Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.
11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
The calling of God is irrevocable, He never regrets His calling and election to us.
God blesses you.