YOU were Called, Elected and PREDESTINED For SALVATION
I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5 I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12 You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16 I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26 You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 I knit you together in your mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6
If it is true, and it is TRUE… that God predestined in eternity past the elect who would be saved, then why do we need to witness to anyone?
Because Jesus commanded us to do it. It is something we do not always understand but he is our sovereign Lord and Savior of our lives and if he asks us to do something through obedience and love we do it.
There is a mandate to share Christ and engage in evangelism, a duty for the Christian. But at the same time it is an unspeakable privilege.
God does not need your testimony to save anybody. God has the power to address every person in this world immediately and directly to tell them what they need to know.
He does not need us to fulfill His purposes but the incredible thing is that the great God of heaven and earth has chosen the means by which He will bring His people to salvation. As well as the people He will bring. He has chosen what the bible calls the foolishness of preaching, the sharing of the word as the instrument the Holy Spirit uses to bring people to saving faith.
The same thing has to do with why we pray. Because God has sovereignty and HE has chosen to work through our prayers to do HIS work.
Again, we have the privilege of being the participants in Gods work of salvation. He does not need us but has chosen to work through us.