There is no doubt God has called many people to represent Him. However, the Scriptures also reveal that only some of them will answer to the higher call of the “chosen”. It seems that the free “ticket to eternity” comes with some fine print. The good news about the Good News is that if you don’t meet the requirements laid out in the fine print, your ticket does not get voided. Praise Yahweh for that!
That is good news; however, you also don’t get to participate in the assignments of the chosen! Yes, those are quite exciting. When the first priests were consecrated, Aaron and his sons, there were anointing rituals performed that pointed to corresponding assignments that we, the many of the Royal Priesthood, would one day be commissioned to do. It is in these assignments we find our opportunity to step up from “called” to “chosen.”
I think I can characterize those assignments with three little words; hear, do, and go! Paul said it like this; “How shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? If you take on these assignments you will transform from the many who are called to the few who are chosen. By the way, that is also how you go from a convert to a disciple!