Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Corinthians 12:12 (KJV); Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
There is an authority that functions in the life of a believer by virtue of his or her office, whether prophetic, apostolic, evangelistic or pastoral.
This is what Paul means in our theme scripture when he speaks of “the signs of an apostle.” There are signs of a prophet, signs of an evangelist and signs of a pastor. For example, the grace to win souls will be more pertinent in an evangelist. Any man working under a true apostolic grace usually operates in a deep grace of miracles.
The message version of our theme scripture calls them “the signs that mark a true apostle.” These signs vindicate the office.
This is why, in understanding your true calling, you must seek to understand these signs that demonstrate the authority that comes with the office.
You are not a prophet simply because you were told that you were a prophet. Do you carry prophetic authority? What is the weight in your words to decree and establish?
Do you claim to be an evangelist but lack the boldness to win souls?
In 2 Peter 1:10, God urges us to make our calling and election sure. One of the ways to do this is to understand the authority that comes with the God-ordained office.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Peter 1:10, Ephesians 4:11.
GOLDEN NUGGET: God urges us to make our calling and election sure. One of the ways to do this is to understand the authority that comes with the God-ordained office.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I understand my calling. This calling is vindicated by Your Spirit. I don’t merely believe that I am called. I know it because I see the signs and walk in the authority that You have given me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.