Last week I was at a prayer meeting and the Spirit of the Lord released the following words of Jesus..."You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you." The words pierced the atmosphere and my spirit. During this time of prayer, many words came forth from the heart of God. Encouragement. Love. Correction. Fire. It was an amazing time of gathering together. We were there to worship and to be in His Presence. Sometimes more can happen when we are willing to put our intention on Him. There was no real agenda. There we were gathered together and His Spirit touched our spirits.
Later on as we closed in prayer, the Spirit of the Lord, declared..."many are called but few are chosen". After all that the Lord had stirred in our hearts this made me bow over. Just the thought. Overwhelming.
So after such a impactful time with the Lord, I just began to ponder His words to us that day. I kept meditating on it and putting the words before the Lord, asking Him..."Lord,what are you saying?" The Lord has taught me not to presume that I understand what He is saying especially when it comes to His Word, the logos or the rhema. We can get so familiar with passages that we become desensitized. Never a good thing. Then when we don't hear some "new" revelation from a minister or pastor, we can get discouraged or even offended. But what about seeking the revelation for yourself? What about asking the Lord to make it personal? I felt the need to ask the Lord why He declared that to us that day. His Presence was tangible. There was no mistake... He was speaking.
Several days later I am just unpacking it.
Ye 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.