The Call of God

In Jeremiah 1:5-7, the Bible says this:
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
7 But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

In other words, God speaking through the prophet says that not only was he known before he was conceived but that God had a calling on his life before he ever took his first breath. Jeremiah begins to argue a bit and essentially tells God, I’m not your man. The Lord then politely but strongly informs him that he is the one, “you WILL go and you WILL speak whatsoever I command thee.

In Galatians 1:15-16, the Apostle Paul wrote:
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

The Apostle recognized that Jesus knew him before his birth and that he had “called” him by his grace to this glorious truth. He understood that a man, no matter what his past can be born again and filled with God’s own Spirit. The Apostle said that this new birth was to “reveal his Son” in him that he might preach the gospel. He then made a statement that “immediately” he did what he was called to do. He didn’t go looking for help or support, he simply did what God had called him to do.

Now if God can use one man on foot to take the gospel to the entire known world of his day what might he be able to accomplish with over 500 Holy Ghost filled, Bible believing, motorcycle riding Apostolics?

Do you want to know why Paul accomplished more on foot by himself than 500 Azusa StreetRiders on motorcycles? The truth is that Paul understood that God had a calling on his life and he made that calling a priority in his life and too many of us don’t.

Here’s the thing folks, too many of us view ASR as a side thing, just something I do with other like-minded brothers and sisters. You know, something I fit in when I feel like it and if I don’t, then it’s no big deal. After all, I’m faithful to church, pay my tithes and even went to prayer meeting and it’s not like ASR is all that important, right? Wrong!

1 Thessalonians 2:12 says
12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

The fact is this: from the foundation of the world, before you were born you had a calling on your life. God knew you would have a love of riding and called you to this Ministry. ASR is a very big deal my friends, because it is God’s calling on your life! It may not be your only calling but I assure you that God has called you to this ministry.
Every time you put on that vest you are a rolling billboard for Jesus Christ. The word Apostolic means like the Apostles: Let’s be Apostolic, do what God has called us to do and take this message to the world. Let it be said of ASR that we “walk worthy of God, who has called us”

By the way, what do you think Paul could have accomplished if he had a bike???

Your brother in the Lord,
Pastor Bill Monk
VP Appalachian Chapter

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Fred Beall and his wife Diane Beall are the co-founders of Azusa StreetRiders, "The Apostolic Motorcycle Ministry of Jesus Christ." He served for 16 years as the first President of ASR and stepped down in 2015. He and Sister Beall reside in Myrtle Beach, SC, are members of the Myrtle Beach Chapter, and are active members today attending as many ASR events as possible.

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