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03/1997
God's Choice
 

The character of Abraham is pertinent to our understanding of the works and move of God in the End Times. Abraham is a prime example of divine sovereign election and predestination. God chose Abraham according to His divine purpose. 

Abraham was not a Jew when God called him. He was not even a Hebrew. He was a pagan, yet God told him: "I will make you a great nation." Such an action on God's part is nothing less than His sovereign grace. 

In Deuteronomy 7, God revealed to Moses why He has chosen Israel to be the nation for the outworking of His divine plans. It reads, "The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all people, but because the Lord loves you..." (v. 7, 8). Why did God love them? Simply, He loved them. God sought after Abraham because of His love. We are like Abraham. There is nothing in us to commend ourselves to God. And yet God loves us. This is not human logic. It is divine logic. It is the logic of grace. In short, Abraham's life is the unfolding of God's marvellous grace. 

In observing the " Toronto blessing", one could clearly see the sovereignty of God at work. The "laughter" phenomenon was beyond the dictates of man. God's sovereignty was shown through the pure outworking of the Holy Spirit. Out of the thousands of individuals, God found Abraham to be the right choice for His purposes. Currently, the eyes of the Lord runs to and fro throughout the earth to find the right candidates to receive the mantles and anointings to do His will in these last days. 

Abraham has nothing in himself to boast of his being the "Father of many nations" because everything in his life was the result of the outworking of God's grace. Therefore, this Scripture: “let no flesh glory in His presence", should find a special place in our heart as we seek to please Him in our walk before Him.

 
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