We are the Special Ones!

In Romans 1:6 Paul writing to the Roman Christians says that among all the nations (Gentile nations and indeed all the nations of the world) they too are the called of Jesus Christ.

He says: Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ. Rom.1:6 KJV.

This means that, the Roman Christians, though geographically part of the Gentiles (nations), were a distinct people in that they too, alongside other Christians, were the called of Jesus Christ.

In other words, Christians everywhere, wherever there may be and regardless of the circumstances of their birth, though geographically part of different earthly nationalities, are a distinct people, separate from all peoples, tribes, races, or nations of the earth by virtue of being the called of Jesus Christ.

The word 'called' here simply means saints; people set apart by the Lord unto Himself.

This in itself means that we are beloved of the Lord Jesus Christ. Regardless of where you are, the circumstances of your birth, who you are, your caste, tribe, nationality, or standing in society, once you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart, you are beloved by the King of Kings and you are special! For He who is Lord over all has separated you unto Himself and called you His own not because of anything you have done or who you are: 1Cor.1:26; 2Tim. 1:9, but simply because of who He is and His grace and love towards you.

See 1 Peter 2:8,9 KJV

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 

If you would like to accept Jesus Christ into your heart please pray this simple prayer:

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins and that you were raised for my justification. I now confess you as my Lord and Saviour and put my all in you. Thank you God for loving me and making me part of your special people through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. I receive you into my heart and I am now born-again!   

If you prayed that simple prayer that's it! you are automatically part of God and Jesus's special people. That means exactly what 1 Peter 2:8 says. I encourage you to get a Bible, perhaps one easy to understand like the Living Bible or The Amplified Bible. You could even get the KJV (King James Version). What is important is that you begin reading it for yourself prayerfully asking God to reveal Himself and counsel to you. You can start from anywhere but perhaps beginning from the New Testament at Saint Matthew's Gospel might be a good start. 

And if you have any questions or prayer requests, please let me know using the contact form on the blog. I'll do my best to respond to your questions, prayer requests, comments etc promptly and I'll be praying for you.


Chukwuemeka Hargley. 


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