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HOW CONSCIOUS THE CALL?

If you can tell where you got the call of God and all about it, I question whether you have ever had a call. The call of God does not come like that; it is much more supernatural. The realization of it may come with a sudden thunderclap or with a gradual dawning, but in whatever way it comes, it comes with the undercurrent of the supernatural, something that cannot be put into words.

At any moment there may break the sudden consciousness of this incalculable, supernatural, surprising call that has taken hold of your life-"I have chosen you." The call of God has nothing to do with salvation and sanctification. It is not because you are sanctified that you are therefore called to preach the gospel; the call to preach the gospel is infinitely different. Paul describes it as a necessity laid upon him.

"Woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!" He had realized the call of God, and there was no competitor for his strength.

If you agree with God's purpose, he will bring not only your conscious ...

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