Monday, July 30, 2012
A Private Interview
1Sa 9:26 And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day, that Samuel called to Saul on the housetop, saying, Up, that I may send thee away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad.
1Sa 9:27 As they were going down at the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us (and he passed on), but stand thou still first, that I may cause thee to hear the word of God.
What passed between them in private. Both that evening and early the next morning Samuel communed with Saul upon the flat roof of the house, 1Sa_9:25, 1Sa_9:26. We may suppose Samuel now told him the whole story of the people's desire of a king, the grounds of their desire, and God's grant of it, to all which Saul, living very privately, was perhaps a stranger; he satisfied him that he was the person God had pitched upon for the government; and whereas Saul would object that Samuel was in possession, and he would not for all the world take it out of his hands, Samuel, we may suppose, gave him all the assurance he could desire of his willingness to resign.
Early in the morning he sent him towards home, brought him part of the way, bade him send his servant before, that they might be private (1Sa_9:27), and there, as we find in the beginning of the next chapter, he anointed him, and therein showed him the word of the Lord, that is, gave him full satisfaction that he was the person chosen to be king, for he would not jest with that sacred rite. It is by the unction of the Holy Ghost that Christ, the great prophet, shows us the word of the Lord. 1Jo_2:27, the same anointing teacheth you of all things.
1Sa 9:21 And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou to me after this manner?
On A job interview the last thing you want to say to a prospective job interview, is to point out, I am not the man for the job.
This would be a sure death to your getting that job and outright insane, however; we would say all the good things about ourselves, what we have done, what we have learned , why we would be the best choice, etc.
It is the complete opposite when the lord wants to have an interview with you, he knows and cares not what your short comings are, he already knows them, he is not looking for anything but the words Isaiah spoke, 'Hear am I lord send me'
So many run from a call, an opportunity the lord presents, because they do not feel qualified, guess what you are not, and neither am I. The lord makes us what we are to be along the way, he enables us to be his man or women he calls. The lords interview, his calling on you to be employed for him is the highest calling, we all have it, and there is a great diversity in working for the lord and thus a variety of gifts of the Spirit.
The lord loves diversity, look at all the butiful flowers he created, all the different kinds of sea life, animals, bugs and people. The lord loves his creation and he loves diversity. You are the only person on the whole planet with your thumbprint. Creation, and his created humans made after his image is the lords thumbprint on us and creation.
All the ones called said the same or similar words as Saul did.
And you did, or will.
However, this heavenly interview, this holy calling is for you, you have an assignment, a purpose you were saved and a reason you are on this earth.
A list of shortcomings never end, not on this world. We simply, humbly, say yes, and trust and obey for there is no other way.
Many have been prepared in secret for the end times; it will blow your mind when you hear the call. It will amaze you, how could the lord chose me, and why, many are more talented, have better gifts, better creditable works, and on, but the lords interview does not have on heavens application for work, a question concerning anything about you aside from, are you willing and when can you start.
I do not mean the qualifications for a Sr. Pastor, minister, deacon, as Paul told Timothy and Titus the qualifications for theses offices, but understand no one is perfect and this is a guide line not a check list, if it were, there would be no one in ministry.
I remember the day the lord called me in for an interview, I was scared to death, an X drug addict, a man of passions, and not one of these things were brought up in the interview.
I was like Gideon hiding in the wine press with the wheat harvested to keep it from the enemy, and in comes the lord-Angel and said, thou mighty man of valor.
Scared to death, full of fear, trembling at his presence, but I had an audience with the king and he told me, do not look behind, look ahead, I have a plan in my hand for you, do not look at what you are, look at what you will become.
This interview is something every single Christian will one day face, it will be up to you to take the lords marching orders, or walk away and laugh, saying you have got to be kidding me, I am not the one you are looking for.
Moses learned this he blew it at age 40, it took 40 years of humble living, before he saw the burning bush.
The burning bush will come when it is time, the gifts and callings of god are irrevocable in Christ Jesus.
If not now, it will come again, the lord always follows up and he always schedules another interview, so just say yes and start your journey into the unknown, buy the glory of the lords power and might, with out it, what can we do any way, well I have to go, I think I hear the lord calling me in for another interview, new marching orders.