- GOD'S CHOSEN CHILDREN
- OF DESTINY
- IS THIS YOU ?
- Sound a bit out of
- the way to you?
My friend, that's scripture.
Matthew 20:16..."So the last shall be first,
and the first last: for many are called,
but few chosen."
John 15:16..."You have not chosen me,
but I have chosen you and ordained you,
that ye should go and bring forth fruit,
and that your fruit should remain:
that whatsoever ye shall ask
of the Father in my name,
he may give it you." I Corinthians 1:26-29
..."For ye see your calling, brethren,
how that not many wise
men after the flesh,
not many mighty, not many noble,
are called: " But God hath chosen
the foolish things of the world
to confound the wise;
and God hath chosen the weak
things of the world to confound
the things which are mighty;
"And base things of the world
and things which are despised,
hath God chosen, yea,
and things which are not,
to bring to nought things
that are: "That no flesh
should glory in his presence."
CHOSEN That's what we are.
Notice, if you will, that each
passage of scripture you've
just read deals with the word
"chosen." God is saying,
"I choose you. I saved you
for a purpose." It started
with salvation. Many are
called to salvation, but not
all will receive it. You see,
Jesus issued a universal
invitation to salvation:
"Come unto ME."(Matthew 11:26)
."Whosoever believeth.."(John 3:16).
Yet not all will be saved,
simply because they don't want to,
as God has given man the power
of choice, and some
just don't want to accept.
What about those who seem
to seek salvation and don't
make it? Someone asked
Jesus, "Are there few that be
saved. Jesus' reply was, "Strive
to enter in at the straight gate:
for many, I say unto you, will
seek to enter in, and will not be
So, then, there are those
who give every evidence of
wanting to be saved and still
don't get into the kingdom.
Many are called, but few are
chosen. And yet, it is not God's
will that anyone should perish.
The field narrows even more
after salvation. Many are
called to preach, but FEW ARE
CHOSEN. "Some went," the Lord
is saying, "but I didn't choose
them. If they had sat at My feet
and gotten the words from My
mouth, the people would have
known that I sent them." They
have gone out, but God didn't
Those God HAS
chosen, were chosen from the
foundation of the world. Now,
I don't knock credentials,
but ordination papers don't
make a preacher, and licenses
do not make a missionary.
All the degrees mean nothing
if God has not chosen you.
For those God HAS chosen,
a destiny has been designated,
destiny being a predetermined
course. Fate if you will.
The inevitable. If you are a
"Chosen Child of Destiny,"
it is inevitable that you are going
to do what God wants you to do.
There are those whom God has
called to a work. Some answer
the call, some don't. But you
will find that if God has chosen
you to do a work, you have
no choice in the matter.
If you have been chosen by God,
there is something in you that
knows you are one of His chosen
sons or daughters of destiny.
And, the thing that God has
assigned your hand to do, you're
going to do it, because it's in you
to do it, before you ever get started.
You go to bed with it. You wake
up with it. You fast with it.
You pray with it. You find
that what you read and study
contains it. It pops up in your
conversation. Even when you
listen to the radio, the TV, the
preacher seems to talk about
it on the radio, because there's
something in you that registers
when that subject comes up.
And no matter how you stray
from it, and try to put other things
before it, you'll find yourself
coming right back to it like a
magnet. I don't care who
comes and lays hands on
you to prophesy to the contrary,
telling you to do ‘'this'' when
you know you're to ‘'that," you're
going to wind up doing "that,"
if you're a chosen child of destiny.
We've wasted so much time
in the church trying to help
people stay saved, live right,
and love one another.
God is tired of our stubbornness, and
unwillingness to move.
Hooked on self, materials, and
position, we've come to a
point where we refuse to move,
refuse to get up, regardless of
who we might be hindering or hurting.
WHO ARE THEY? It is exactly
this kind of environment that
molds and makes the chosen
children of destiny. Those who've
been in the background;
those on the back pews;
the unrecognized, the unnoticed:
those who have been like Moses,
on the backside of the desert;
or like Paul "three years in Arabia,
to get the mind of God," those
who have been in obscurity.
Now these "chosen ones," in the
fullness of time, come out of
obscurity, and into the limelight.
Not by the choosing of man,
but of God. And, no matter who
has been in front, no matter
who has been blocking you,
no matter who has been
overshadowing you, when it's
your time, you're coming forth
as sure as the world.
You're going to find that there
are many different
children of destiny. Some he,
some she. Some black. Some white,
some red, some old, some
young, some Catholic, some
Baptist, some fat...But, they
will have this in common:
God can depend on them.
They have been taken through
the tortures of the damned.
Ostrasized, criticized, tenderized,
and set aside. God has suffered
their hearts to be broken,
to be hungry, to be lonely,
disappointed, run over by
their best friend, kicked by
the enemy, to have those they've
done the most for, lift up their
heels against them, and they've
suffered great embarrassment.
Why? All this to shape and make
them... US, so that we shall have
sat where the people sat. We shall
have been touched with the feelings
of their infirmities. We are not
talking about those who are
rising and fallen in the church,
doing what they want, sinning,
and not caring, as long as
they don't get caught. Not the
whoremongers and whore-hoppers.
Not the homosexuals. Not those
just after the mighty dollar.
Not the ego-trippers,
and 4-day wonders.
Not the big wigs, big wheels,
and folk clamoring for office
and position. This message is
not for those... but God's
chosen children of destiny!
God's chosen children of destiny
are not concerned about those
things. They have been saved
from the clothes they wear.
They're saved from the homes
they live in, and the money in
their pockets. It is not for us to
look around and judge who is,
or is not a chosen child of destiny.
It's not always who you think it is.
They could at this moment be
sitting in a tavern, lying in a gutter.
But when God is ready for
them, they are going to be
sanctified, and filled with
the Holy Ghost / Holy Spirit!
FOR THIS TIME There have
always been chosen children
of destiny, but now they increase
greatly, as God calls them
forward for this special time
and day. There is a special task
that lies ahead. These are they
who will not cry when the going
get tough. He has toughened them.
He has disciplined them. He has
given them the will to do. He
has given them the patience,
tolerance, endurance, and
determination and fortitude
to be able to say yes to Him in
thick and thin. The things of
this world do not excite them.
Money... the big crowd... Rather,
they are excited over this one
thing... that they please God
in every way. While you sleep,
while you pray, while you fast,
the devil plots your downfall.
But as a chosen child of
destiny, you don't have to worry,
because He has promised
"a thousand shall fall at thy
side, and ten thousand at thy
right hand... but it shall not come
ANOTHER LIFESTYLE As a
chosen child of destiny, your
lifestyle will change. You will
not lead the same ordinary life
that others lead. Many of you
will be called into a complete
life of faith. No social security,
public welfare, compensation,
disability, but just dependency
on God for everything. And you're
going to have to, whether you
want to or not. LIVE BY FAITH.
Simply because you are a chosen
child of destiny. God is going to
bring about changes in your life.
You can't make the changes,
God will do it. SEVEN OVER
EASY First, your VALUES will
Heretofore your values may
have been misplaced. As you move
further into the realm where
God wants you, you'll find
them changing. It won't be
so important to have a new
car every year. Big homes,
and a full closet will not be
important anymore. Instead,
your values will enter into the
spirituals, as your only value
will be the will of God. You will
find that the will God shall become
the most important thing in your life.
You may want to do something good,
and right, but if it's
not the will of God, you're going
to leave that thing alone.
Some of you will find that your
DIET will change. You'll need
the best of health to do God's
business. Many illnesses are
caused by improper eating habits.
There are foods we eat that hinder
rather than help. Foods that drag
you down, make you tired,
depressed. Some make you
feel irritable, can give you a headache.
A good sensible diet with plenty of
fresh fruits and vegetables will help
give you that extra spark to carry on His
great work. You'll find that you don't require
so much in way of LIVING EXPENSES.
We've preached that prosperity thing wrong.
We've preached that the Lord wants you
to have. But... when you get it, what are
you going to do with it? Because that's not
the purpose of Him prospering you. He gives
to you that you might do two things: share i
... and give back into the work of the Lord.
And you'll find that you won't need as much
as you thought you did to exist. You'll learn
to make do with what you have. And... know
that when God tells you to do something. He
will supply what you need, and the means,
whether you consider it to be sufficient or not.
He knows what He's doing, and He'll give you
the grace to use what He's given you to work
or live with it.
God's chosen children of destiny be SOUND IN
EVERY WAY. God is not going to have His
children of destiny all bent over and looking
beat up, talking about. "God is able." His children
are going to have sound bodies, sound sleep. His
children of destiny are going to be sound in every
way that they may be an example of what God can
do for His people. And they will not see men as
trees walking, but their only FEAR, shall be to
fear God, and Him only. They shall not fear what
man can do to them. When man puts you, man
can bring you down. And ... when God has put
you up, no one had better touch you! You're in
the will of God! You're a chosen child of destiny!
God's chosen children will be GIFTED and
ANOINTED. There are some who are gifted,
but not anointed... anointed, but not gifted.
But chosen child, you will be both gifted and
anointed. God will give the gift and HIS anointing
will be on it. A gift can be operated anytime,
anywhere, but, it's the anointing that breaks
the yoke. It's the anointing that carries the
power of TOTAL deliverance. God's chosen
children of destiny will be HIGHLY ANOINTED.
God told me to tell you that you didn't choose
Him, He chose you. He ordained you. He wants
you to get out there and bear much fruit, and
let your fruit remain. He overlooked the nobleman,
the mighty, and chose the foolish thing...
the oddball, the black sheep of the family,
the fall guy, the Cinderella, the Humpty-Dumpty
that had a great fall. The one that all the
king's men, couldn't put back together again.
He wants to use you for His glory. Jesus
was rejected, but remember He became the
head cornerstone. Gideon was a chosen
child of destiny. He was from a poor family,
and the least in his household. Yet, God
chose to defeat the Amalekites described
as "without number." With only three hundred
men, who never lifted a sword (Judges 6 and 7).
BECAUSE HE CHOSE YOU You've got a
spot inside you reserved just for God, because
you're chosen. Because you're chosen, you've
got to go; you've got to obey; the "yes" is on
the inside; it's not too hot. it's not too cold;
you're going to go all the way.
You're going to have a "this kind" ministry.
The disciples asked Jesus why they could
not cast out a particular demon. Jesus told
them that "this kind come out only by fasting
and prayer." You'll have that "this kind"
ministry. Those hard demons, those bumpy
back demons, flea bitten demons, those
hard demons with whiskers on them, captain
demons, corporal demons, sergeant demons,
lieutenant demons... they'll have to leave
because they'll realize that there's power,
Power, POWER in the blood!
Bishop William Lockhart, got a confession
to make, I'M ONE OF HIS CHOSEN SONS OF
DESTINY! You didn't know why you had to go
the way you went. Why others COULD and
you couldn't. You didn't understand why He
held you back... why you couldn't get with
the in-crowd. Why He didn't let you go too far.
Because you're a CHOSEN CHILD OF DESTINY
...a royal priesthood... a holy nation... a peculiar
people... CHOSEN... to shew forth His praises.
The praises of Him who brought you out of
darkness and into His marvelous light. And no
matter how you say, "I'm not going to do it,
I'm not going to obey," you know that deep
in your heart you will, because it's in you
and you don't have a choice!
You're a chosen child of destiny. What -ever
you do, in the final analysis, it's going to be
Christ. Now you know why He's taken you
the way He did. So, now, come along with me.
Come along chosen child of destiny. There is
much work to do. The harvest is great.
The night draws nigh. With the last vestiges
of daylight we must gather in the harvest.
How shall we then live? By faith.
And what is our meat?
TO DO THE WILL OF HIM
US, OH, CHOSEN ONE