Getting Ready for Our Calling by Bill Sgro

The Lord is calling us to be activated and to identify others within the seven mountains of culture who are in prominent positions, waiting for their high calling to be activated in their Christian walk of faith.

As I contemplate the future, I see the Lord is wanting to educate and train me for the work that is to come. It is not that I know entirely what that work is, it is just knowing that I need to develop spiritual maturity to get to that place and then be effective for the call of God in that position.

We are constantly taken through trials in our faith for stretching and testing to help us to better be equip to understand what to do when God calls us for a specific purpose we were put on this earth for.

Consider Joseph. He went from being sold into slavery by jealous brothers, to being accused falsely and then imprisoned and left for dead. However, through a series of events, God allowed Joseph to interpret the dreams of the pharaoh. The pharaoh immediately recognised Joseph’s God given ability, and promoted him to being the chief administrator of Egypt. This positions Joseph to be in the right place in the right time in history to deliver the Israeli people who at that time were only a small number of family members from the brink of extinction.

The Lord led me to read Psalm 93 this morning. This psalm talks about the Eternal Reign of the Lord. Inviting Gods rule, worship, and Kingdom. In my Bible, there is a section on this Psalm call Kingdom Dynamics. I’d like to note it for you in this article. It says, “Your throne is established from of old.” The notion that Kingdom advance “establishes” God’s throne needs clearer understanding. It is foolish to think man could add to or diminish the power or glory of God’s Kingdom rule. However it is equally unwise to overlook the responsible place the redeemed have been given. We are to welcome the kingdom and administrate situations on Earth by inviting the overreaching might of God’s Spirit to move into difficult or impossible circumstances and transform them. This is done by praise: “In everything (not “for” everything) give thanks (fill the situation with praise), for this is God’s will for you (us in FGBA)”. 1 Thess. 5:17 says, “Pray without ceasing.” Thus we welcome the overruling power of God’s presence into the situations we face. Pray, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done Here.” Then, set up a place for God’s throne to enter by filling your life’s settings with praise.

As Gideon’s trumpeters (Judg. 7:17-22) and Jehoshaphat’s choir (2 Chr. 20:20-22) confounded their enemies and paved the way for the victory the Lord said he would give, so praise brings the same entry of the King’s Kingdom today.

Amen! This truly is a word of the hour for us today.

Blessings Bill Sgro
FGBA Victoria