The DIFFERENCE between CALLING and SEPERATION

By David P. Ward

Some things never change because it is the way the WORD OF GOD declares it.

THE WORD OF GOD is Our final authority.

Acts 13:2

2 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.

The Greek word for

separate means, “to sever, to mark off from others by boundaries, or to set apart for a specific purpose of work.” The Greek word for called is referring to the ministry gift of apostle both Saul and Barnabus stood in. Notice how it is worded in this verse of Acts. “Separate (present tense) unto me...for the work whereunto I have called them (past tense).”

This shows us separation comes after our calling.

Galatians 1:15

15 But when it pleased God, who

separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

Galatians 1:15

The Message (MSG)

13-16 I’m sure that you’ve heard the story of my earlier life when I lived in the Jewish way. In those days I went all out in persecuting God’s church. I was systematically destroying it. I was so enthusiastic about the traditions of my ancestors that I advanced head and shoulders above my peers in my career. Even then God had designs on me. Why, when

I was still in my mother’s womb he chose and called me out of sheer generosity! Now he has intervened and revealed his Son to me so that I might joyfully tell non-Jews about him.

Paul’s separation occurred, but when was he called? Galatians 1:15 tells us he was called by God’s grace from his mother’s womb. Ephesians 1:4 tells us we were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world. Our calling goes back into eternity past.

Justin Carpenter, Neil King, and Jordan Ward are MINISTRY GIFTS…

These MINISTRY GIFTS that are called by God to fulfill their destiny doesn’t mean God has just now called them! They have been led into His calling ordained by God before the foundation of the world! This is all a part of God’s plan.

There is a CALL into the ministry, but there must also come a time of separation.

Romans 1:1

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ,

called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

We are called into an office but we must become separated unto the gospel. The calling is of God, but we have much to do with the time of separation. When we are called into a ministry we must begin to study the Word of God to show ourselves approved unto Him.

2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

Paul spent much time in prayer, fasting, and study before he was approved of God and separated unto the work.

Jesus told us “many are called few are chosen.” (Matthew 20:16) This is because there are very few who will pay the price and humble themselves under God’s hand.

1 Timothy 3:6

The Message (MSG)

3 1-7 If anyone wants to provide leadership in the church, good! But there are preconditions: A leader must be well-thought-of, committed to his wife, cool and collected, accessible, and hospitable. He must know what he’s talking about, not be overfond of wine, not pushy but gentle, not thin-skinned, not money-hungry. He must handle his own affairs well, attentive to his own children and having their respect. For if someone is unable to handle his own affairs, how can he take care of God’s church? He must not be a new believer, lest the position go to his head and the Devil trip him up. Outsiders must think well of him, or else the Devil will figure out a way to lure him into his trap.

Many, after sensing the “call” on their lives, try to open their own doors. It is for your own protection God does not separate you at the time He drops the calling into your heart. You must prove yourself by putting God’s Word first so He can trust you in the work of the ministry.

As a Pastor, when I am looking for WORKERS in the Church, I first look for people’s faithfulness. The Word tells us above all a steward is to be found faithful. I will often take faithfulness over qualifications. Qualifications can be taught, but faithfulness cannot. God Himself will not reward you for qualifications; He will reward you for faithfulness.

“Well done thou good and faithful servant. Thou hast been faithful over a few things I will make thee ruler over many.” (Matthew 25:23) If you w ill humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, He will exalt you in due time. (1 Peter 5:6)


If you will be faithful to study, pray, and seek God’s will in your calling, the time of separation will come. God promised it to you in due time.

Are you called of God? Is your DESTINY to be a LEADER in the Body of Christ? There is a SCHOOL OF MINISTRY waiting for you!

New Creation Missions International Training Center


2101 S. DEWEY AVE / Wagoner, Ok. 74467 / (918)-485-5777

www.ncmitraining.com

The DIFFERENCE between CALLING and SEPERATION

By David P. Ward

Some things never change because it is the way the WORD OF GOD declares it.

THE WORD OF GOD is Our final authority.

Acts 13:2

2 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.

The Greek word for

separate means, “to sever, to mark off from others by boundaries, or to set apart for a specific purpose of work.” The Greek word for called is referring to the ministry gift of apostle both Saul and Barnabus stood in. Notice how it is worded in this verse of Acts. “Separate (present tense) unto me...for the work whereunto I have called them (past tense).”

This shows us separation comes after our calling.

Galatians 1:15

15 But when it pleased God, who

separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

Galatians 1:15

The Message (MSG)

13-16 I’m sure that you’ve heard the story of my earlier life when I lived in the Jewish way. In those days I went all out in persecuting God’s church. I was systematically destroying it. I was so enthusiastic about the traditions of my ancestors that I advanced head and shoulders above my peers in my career. Even then God had designs on me. Why, when

I was still in my mother’s womb he chose and called me out of sheer generosity! Now he has intervened and revealed his Son to me so that I might joyfully tell non-Jews about him.

Paul’s separation occurred, but when was he called? Galatians 1:15 tells us he was called by God’s grace from his mother’s womb. Ephesians 1:4 tells us we were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world. Our calling goes back into eternity past.

Justin Carpenter, Neil King, and Jordan Ward are MINISTRY GIFTS…

These MINISTRY GIFTS that are called by God to fulfill their destiny doesn’t mean God has just now called them! They have been led into His calling ordained by God before the foundation of the world! This is all a part of God’s plan.

There is a CALL into the ministry, but there must also come a time of separation.

Romans 1:1

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ,

called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

We are called into an office but we must become separated unto the gospel. The calling is of God, but we have much to do with the time of separation. When we are called into a ministry we must begin to study the Word of God to show ourselves approved unto Him.

2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

Paul spent much time in prayer, fasting, and study before he was approved of God and separated unto the work.

Jesus told us “many are called few are chosen.” (Matthew 20:16) This is because there are very few who will pay the price and humble themselves under God’s hand.

1 Timothy 3:6

The Message (MSG)

3 1-7 If anyone wants to provide leadership in the church, good! But there are preconditions: A leader must be well-thought-of, committed to his wife, cool and collected, accessible, and hospitable. He must know what he’s talking about, not be overfond of wine, not pushy but gentle, not thin-skinned, not money-hungry. He must handle his own affairs well, attentive to his own children and having their respect. For if someone is unable to handle his own affairs, how can he take care of God’s church? He must not be a new believer, lest the position go to his head and the Devil trip him up. Outsiders must think well of him, or else the Devil will figure out a way to lure him into his trap.

Many, after sensing the “call” on their lives, try to open their own doors. It is for your own protection God does not separate you at the time He drops the calling into your heart. You must prove yourself by putting God’s Word first so He can trust you in the work of the ministry.

As a Pastor, when I am looking for WORKERS in the Church, I first look for people’s faithfulness. The Word tells us above all a steward is to be found faithful. I will often take faithfulness over qualifications. Qualifications can be taught, but faithfulness cannot. God Himself will not reward you for qualifications; He will reward you for faithfulness.

“Well done thou good and faithful servant. Thou hast been faithful over a few things I will make thee ruler over many.” (Matthew 25:23) If you w ill humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, He will exalt you in due time. (1 Peter 5:6)


If you will be faithful to study, pray, and seek God’s will in your calling, the time of separation will come. God promised it to you in due time.

Are you called of God? Is your DESTINY to be a LEADER in the Body of Christ? There is a SCHOOL OF MINISTRY waiting for you!

New Creation Missions International Training Center


2101 S. DEWEY AVE / Wagoner, Ok. 74467 / (918)-485-5777

www.ncmitraining.com