Are You In The FEW? Have You Obeyed Acts 2:38?


 Jesus said in Matthew 22:14, “For MANY are CALLED, But few are CHOSEN”. Repent, Get Baptize In Jesus Name, and Receive the Holy Spirit. Awesome and loving Holy Ghost have Your Way in this Teaching in Jesus Name, Amen. 


Shared by Apostle James Winfree Sr, 


Yes we should know the famous invitation of Jesus as recorded in Matthew: Jesus said, come unto Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28) Take note just what He said, Come unto Him, He did not say come unto them, you or I. This is what written in John: For GOD so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in JESUS should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) We see that all are in His plan. 


If not, it will be unfair on the part of our heavenly Father; and Satan would have accused Him on this point. Therefore what does this passage mean you are asking? Many are called, But few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14) This statement was made at the end of the parable of the man without a wedding garment.


 If you notice carefully, in this parable the ones who were called (the Jews), did not turn up for the wedding of the King's Son. And the King sent an open invitation to All. He said: As many as you shall find, bid to the marriage. (Matthew 22:9) Yes at Sister Betty and our wedding, Ms. Betty became, Mrs. Winfree she took on my name.Have you taken on Jesus Name as it is written in Acts 2:38? And all who were available came.


 It was not restricted to a limited number. He said, "As many as you shall find". That is, anyone and everyone who were around. Many responded to the open invitation of the King. Therefore, Jesus said: "Many are called", in the sense, many gave ear to the call and came even though all had the invitation. When you marry Jesus you take on His Name. Also in the great final commission, Jesus said: Go you into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. 


He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be save. (Mark 16:15) The call goes to the entire World, and to every creature. But how many are willing even to listen to the Gospel? There are quite a few who turn a deaf ear to the message even without listening to what it is all about. How then can they hear the call of GOD by the Holy Ghost? But there are many others who give ear to Him, and these fall into the category who obey Acts 2:38: "Many are called".


 Not that GOD has restricted His invitation to only this followers, but that these Believers was willing to hear the call of GOD in Christ Jesus. Some of them after listening don't respond. But there are a few who respond, and get converted to the Gospel message. These are the ones, who are referred to as: "FEW are CHOSEN".


 That does not mean that the ones who respond positively to the message will be saved. They have started well; they need to end well too. Apostle Peter admonished the Believers who accepted the Gospel invitation to do something more. He said: Make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall. (2 Peter 1:10) They were to make sure their calling all the time by being in the faith and growing in it.


 Jesus too said that beginning well is no good; one should end well too-that is what matters most! But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13) Also He warned the ones who have responded to the message not to relax and take it easy as most of the Christians do. He said: Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. (Luke 13:24) This is how "Many are called, but few are chosen" (Matthew 22:14).


 Does GOD call and choose arbitrarily?-Not at all. We have already seen that His invitation is extended to All souls. All who listen to His invitation, He calls them; and all who make sure their calling He chooses them for Heaven. That's very fair. All can fit into Jesus Christ if they want to.


 But the sad part is, ultimately, only a few will be chosen because the majority will be unwilling to sacrifice and fulfill the conditions of salvation, which is indeed little compared to the great sacrifice of Christ and they will obey their spiritual leaders and religions over GOD'S Holy Word! Apostle Peter wrote of Christ desire: The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) And Apostle John the Apostle penned down the all-open invitation that he heard: And The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him or her that hearers say, Come. And let him or her that is thirsty come. And whosoever will, let him or her take the Water of Life Freely. (Revelation 22:17)


 Will you put on His Name, The Name of GOD, The Name of JESUS, and The Name of The Holy Spirit which is JESUS The Christ? " We Are Leading All Souls To Jesus Christ And Him Alone!!! Apostle James & Betty R Winfree Sr, Online Full Time Nation Media Ministries.