God Has His Called, Chosen, and Faithful


Yes, God has His Called, Chosen, and Faithful-- FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her,
yea, the set time is come.

Brought into His kingdom for such a time as this,
Placed into His footsteps lest we walk amiss
God has apprehended vessels of His grace,
Firstfruits of redemption for each tribe and race.

In the hour of darkness, these, His lights, shall shine.
Wonderful the timing, wonderful design.
With His rare precision God fulfills His plan,
Manifests His glory through His chosen man.

‘Mid the world’s confusion, perilous the time,
Calm, cool, and collected, balancing the rhyme
Lo, the sons emerging ready for the hour,
Stripped of all self-seeking birthed at Babel’s tower.

These shall be the anchor while the storms do blow,
When men face the shaking, tossing to and fro.
With a stedfast courage these shall bless the Lord,
Fearing not the tempest, nor the riot’s horde.

Measured are the bound’ries of man’s deep travail.
By Divine appointment earthly kingdoms fail.
But the sons are waiting such a time as this,
Knowing in His kingdom right and peace shall kiss.

Thank God for the vision, blessed is the hope.
A people He’s preparing for this day to cope.
When all earth is rushing straight for the abyss,
Precious sons of Zion for such a time as this!

In every age, for every time, purpose, and situation, God has always had His man and/or woman on the scene, to be His instrument to challenge, or whatever the need required. While there is a sense of destiny which rests upon God’s apprehended ones today, with a view to that which we are BECOM-ING IN CHRIST. We have been foreordained (chosen and appointed) in accord-ance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His own will.

A perfect plan is being executed in precision and awesome wisdom and design. The greater the challenge, the greater the preparation of the vessel to be used-- but always ready at the right moment to fulfill His plan. For as great a task as that of leading Israel out of Egypt God apprehended a baby boy, Moses. It was not time for Israel’s zero hour of deliverance, but the preparation of a leader had begun-- 40 years in the king’s palace, followed by 40 years on the backside of the desert, but he was ready at just the right time.

With a humanistic approach we tend to view everything in terms of the grand and glorious hour of climax, and we tend to forget the day by day “moments” which are equally important and God directed, but “A wise man’s heart dis-cerneth both time and judgment. Because to every purpose there is time and judgment.” (Eccl. 8:5-6).

The judgments of God are so fitted to God’s plan, that we do well to walk softly before Him while He executes His will, deeply conscious that He has a people disciplined, trained, and ready for such a time as this. Amen.