God uses the struggles of this life, like pain, stress, persecution, misunderstandings, and financial problems to shape your character, so you end up living right and looking like His Son, Jesus Christ!
When you are a chosen child of God, you become His sheep! And that’s why Jesus said: “My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me!” John 10:27 NLT
Even if you consider yourself to be a Christian, if Jesus did not choose you, you will hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and take it away. Or, you will hear the message and immediately receive it with joy, but since you don’t have deep roots, you won’t last long.
”You didn’t choose Me, Jesus said, I chose you! I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit!” (See John 15:16)
So, if Jesus chose you, you will produce the fruits of a loving, joyful, tenderhearted, merciful, kind, humble, faithful, gentle, self-controlled, and patient person, that will last!
When Jesus, like the apostle Paul, chose you to be His vessel, you automatically become His sheep that listens to His voice and follows Him! No one would be able to snatch you away from Jesus, because His Father has given you to Him, and He is more powerful than anyone else.
A true Christian believer has been chosen by God and will produce lasting fruit!!! That is the reason why Jesus said; “you didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit!” John 15:16 NLT
“So this is the situation: Most of the people of Israel have not found the favor of God they are looking for so earnestly. A few have—the ones God has chosen—but the hearts of the rest were hardened.” Romans 11:7 NLT
The Scriptures warn us not to believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit, but we must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world!
That’s why the Bible says that, “God chooses to show mercy to some, and He chooses to harden the hearts of others so they refuse to listen!” Romans 9:18 NLT