Galatians 1:15-16. “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me….” Every person born is born with purpose. Every person born is born with a call. We were not born to be called into ministry, to be a great preacher or evangelist to travel to the nations of the earth. Our purpose and call is not to hold miracle crusades, lead worship, or teach in Sunday school. – These are all by-products of the true call of God on our lives. Our purpose, our call, and our destiny is for Christ to be revealed in us.
It’s through relationship with God that we are changed and transformed into his image. For it’s then that we are able to be effective witnesses for Him and are empowered to preach the gospel. Preaching the gospel without fruit, without Christ being manifested in our lives is hypocrisy. In Galatians 2:20 Paul says that he’s crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. It’s through crucifying the old sin nature of man that we are changed. One of the words defining crucify is ‘process’. Christ is reveal in us through the process of crucifixion. As we refuse to give our flesh a voice and choose to put old nature things away from us, we begin to be changed into his image, revealing Christ to the World. It’s only then that we are truly empowered to be witnesses and preach Christ to the nations of the Earth. The more he is manifested or revealed in our lives, the more effective our witness. Hallelujah! He, through grace, will empower us to be changed. He is able to subdue all things unto himself, even our flesh. We do not do this alone or by our own strength, but his spirit is at work in us changing us and empowering us to die so that Christ might live in us.