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What Is The High Calling?

I hear a voice calling my name

Somehow strange

yet so familiar

In the sound of it

I sense no blame

No sweeter voice

my heart has ever heard

Pure love is in it spoken

My hungry soul

feeding on every word

True life through it given

Oh soul to be satisfied

yet be still;

Hear the divine voice

speak at His will

So this empty being

God's Spirit may flood

That all who pass by may see

I'm covered in my Savior's blood

Whose love is reflected in me

I wrote this poem several years ago during a hard trial of faith. In the midst of the storm Jesus downloaded it into my spirit. I was inspired to write it in about five minutes. In the beginning I didn't fully understand the true essence or meaning within the words. I don't remember when the title came to me, yet I think I know how it fits the poem.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Ephesians 1:3,4

To be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ is the greatest call we can ever obtain. Jesus said that those who would receive him would be given the power to become the sons (children) of God. But there is a dying process involved-a dying out to the worldly desires of this fallen world. Just as Jesus Christ was tempted by the devil, we as believers are tempted with the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.

Satan used his own version of twisted scripture in an attempt to deceive Jesus. Of course it didn't work. Jesus exposed his false narrative with the truth of the Word of God- which lived within. And so we must take up the 'Sword of the Spirit'- along with all the other pieces of the armor of God- and fight the good fight of faith. We must study the Word with spiritual eyes.

11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. I Corinthians 2

That I may know Him

8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

Pressing Toward the Prize

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3


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