“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:’’
Ephesians 1:4 KJV
God does not choose like human beings do. Humans can just look at you and say: “You are finished! No hope in God for you! You are just wasting your time! It is already too late!” But I have come to let you know that you are chosen. God is the one that made the choice despite your weakness. Our text today tells us that He made the choice when you were not even born yet. He decided where you would end even before you were born. You have a glorious future. So, stop looking at where you are now. Let no man write you off. You will not end a disaster. You will not end a failure.
He had prepared your seat before you were born. He chose you for His own purpose. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 1:9, “who has saved us and called us with the Holy calling not according to our own works but according to His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began’’. He chose you and if He chose you, without any contradiction, you will not end a disappointment. Your mouth will testify! Heaven will fight for you and you will not see shame.
God did not only choose you, He also ordained you. You know what ordination means? In other words, I authorize you.’ By divine decree, God ordained you. His hands are upon your life. You are authorized to come into His presence. You are also authorized to rebuke the devil and when you rebuke him, he has to obey. Brethren, by divine decree you have licence and you have authority. You have God’s mandate to come into His presence and receive. When you understand this divine decree, you will pray with authority because God is the One who authorized you. He ordained you to make it in life; therefore, you will make it.
Further Reading: John 15:16; Jeremiah 1:5
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 12-14; Evening- 2 Timothy 1