I Peter 2:9
Today we will be studying a subject that most of the religious and secular world can’t understand. Why? Because they are not “Called.” Only those who receive and accept the call can understand its real meaning and application in their lives. We need to be sober and humbled by the magnitude of the specialness and hope of this calling. It is empowering to change our lives and strengthen us through the days ahead.
This is a subject to embrace with all our hearts – to put our arms and minds around with joy and gladness – and at the same time, never let others or the powers of darkness rob us of the hope of our Calling. This is a subject to spend quality, serious time meditating and praying about it until we can make its meaning a core part of our very being and hope.
Definitions of Call, Called, Calling, etc:
Strong’s #1721 – Qara – To cry out, call aloud, roar; to proclaim, pronounce, preach; to call, summon (to court), to invite, to implore; to call together, to appoint, to praise, to celebrate, to call by name, to be called to be summoned, to call together, to be named, to read aloud, the enunciation of a specific vocal message. Calling upon the name of Yahweh, to summon His aid, summon for a specific task, a critical need, pray to Yahweh to reverse a curse. The prophets predicted the Gentiles would call upon Yahweh and serve Him. (Zephaniah 3:9, Isaiah 65:24, Joel 2:32) and He will answer them. Whosoever calls upon the name of Yahweh shall be delivered. It is usually addressed to a specific recipient and intended to elicit a specific response. It is used to represent a specific name. The naming of a person may characterize or specify an individual’s primary characteristics. It also means to declare a prophetic message.
Strong’s #5749 – ud – A verb meaning to bear witness, to testify, to serve as a witness or testify against someone, through falsely or in favor of someone. It can also mean to admonish someone, to warn solemnly, such warnings frequently came from Yahweh, they were also mediated through His prophets. It can mean to call to witness, to take as a witness, to obtain witnesses.
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