Sunday, April 17, 2016

Uncompromised Obedience in Doing God's Will

God’s call defies human understanding. For Mary, it was having a strong faith to obey the calling, despite the fact that there was no biblical precedence of a virgin giving birth. Her bold step of faith changed the destiny of the world.

For Noah, he had great faith to obey God despite knowing that he will face the ridicule of building a boat in the middle of a vast dry land which had no past history of a flood. As a result of his strong faith, he and his family survived the worldwide calamity.

God's gifts and calling are irrevocable. A Damascus Road encounter turned Saul, a murderer of Christians, into a great apostle and martyr named Paul in less than 30 seconds (Acts 9:3). Jesus' calling was to do the will of God by going to the Cross to be crucified.

After Jesus told His disciples about His coming death, Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men" (Matthew 16:22-23).

When Sis Esther and I answered the call of God to set up a ministry in 2007, we too faced ridicule, were severely criticized and discredited by many close Christian friends, associates and pastors. A few years later, a senior pastor advised us to rebrand our ministry's name because of its controversy. This senior pastor was so fearful of being seen to be with us that he came quietly like Nicodemus (John 3:2) to visit us to receive impartation.

However, we stood firm without wavering. As a result, the ministry bore fruits, expanded and advanced beyond the shores of Singapore. There are so many amazing testimonies of the awesome works of God at our ministries. The fruits speak louder than any word could ever say.

The Lord does not so much reward His saints based upon their gifting as compared to their obedience, because gifting are given based on grace, but obedience is the mark of true sonship.

My testimony has encouraged many believers, not so much about the unique ways God uses me to minister but rather about how I yielded in obedience to the Lord’s voice in doing His will.

Our book, "The Arsenal of Fire" (English Edition) which provides an insight to the last-days move of God and our God's ordained ministry, will be available on the last week of April, 2016.

Ps. Paul. K. P. Ang
CKRM International

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