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Separated For God’s Use

Key Verse

“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” Acts 13:2

Text — Acts 13:1-5


God is our Creator, He owns everybody in this world. He also sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die to save us from sin and hell fire. So, for every believer, God has double ownership over our lives. He created us and also redeemed our souls. Therefore, He calls us to be separated for His use just as Paul and Barnabas were set apart for His work of taking the gospel to all nations.

These two great apostles were specially called and set apart to spread the gospel from city to city. Immediately they received the call, they both set out to carry out their divine and sacred assignment. When a child repents and becomes a friend of Jesus, he is chosen as a vessel to preach the gospel. This is the reason why Jesus saved you.

Like Paul and Barnabas, your obedience to God’s call must be prompt. Be a diligent and sincere preacher of the gospel. Tell your classmates, peers, neighbours, family members and all the people you come across daily about the love of Jesus. Remember, you have been separated for God’s use. Be a witness for Christ in your conduct, conversation and life styles. God will reward you.

Further Reading

Exodus 30:30-33

Prayer for today

 Lord Jesus, help me to be separated and dedicated for Your use.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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