An Unlikely Choice

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Sometimes I believe God chooses the most unlikely person you can imagine to do His work, someone totally ungifted by nature. Into that person he pours his spiritual gifts so that there is absolutely no question that the work is of God. This website is an example of that principle, and I am the one totally naturally ungifted. I have never written a book, a website or a piece of prose in my life. When God gave me the vision that I needed to construct a website and write two dozen posts to fill it, I felt like Moses before the burning bush, totally unworthy for the task ahead. Fortunately, he is worthy. He has provided everything I needed, from the revelations of scripture to advisors. He has even provided a professional editor to turn my gibberish into understandable language. Praise to you Lord, Jesus!

My one word (www.myoneword.org) for this year is “focus.” The verse God initially led me to re-enforce my word seemed an unlikely choice:

But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.  (Ex. 9:16 NKJV)

This verse sounds encouraging, but in context God spoke these words to Pharaoh through Moses.  I wondered how could they possibly apply to me?  Pharaoh was  a foreshadow of the Antichrist and a poster child for stubbornness. In essence, God was saying to Pharaoh that he would defeat Egypt and free Israel, and  God’s display of power would be declared in the entire world and bring him glory.  God’s choosing the verse in Exodus for me was perplexing.  Obviously at that point, I did not have the complete understanding of God’s intention.

A month later, God led me to Romans 9:17.  Paul quotes the verse in Exodus exactly, and then in verse 18 adds a short follow-up: “Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens.” God had provided his answer.  He raises some up for mercy and some for wrath, but in both cases God is in control and he is to receive all the glory.  This same verse can apply to those he raises up to spread his message and to those he raises up as examples of his discipline.  In both, God’s power is demonstrated.

I was dumb-founded.  God had provided overwhelming confirmation to me that this verse, Romans 9:17-18 was to apply to me.  Only God could have led me first to what seemed like a verse in an in-appropriate context only to then lead me to a quotation of the verse that changed the meaning completely!

Does Romans 9:17-18 have prophetic meaning for this ministry?  I believe it does.  God has instructed us to awaken the Church so they can prepare for what is to come.  Will all church leaders be open to this message?  Assuredly not!  “Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens”  (Rom 9:18 NKJV).  We should not be dismayed when we are rejected by churches or leaders.  God is the one softening hearts and hardening them for his purposes and in his time.

He was willing to show mercy to me and use me. I was willing to be used. Because of that this amazing verse about being raised up would apply to me, the one without the natural gifts.

That is all you need to know about me. I was willing to be used. I pray that as you read and hopefully apply the scriptures in this website, the same can be said of you —that you were willing to be used.

Yours in the Gospel of the first and second coming,

Nelson Walters

 

 

10 thoughts on “An Unlikely Choice”

    1. Welcome Att! My Portuguese is not that good. If I understand you correctly, you are asking what my Christian beliefs are. I got “Calvinist” in your note but don’t understand “Arminianista” does this mean Armenian? If you can ask in English, I will be better able to answer. Thank you Brother.

    1. I don’t like labels but I am not Calvinist. I believe in free will and I believe that a believer can fall away from the faith just like Jesus teaches us in Matthew 24. “He who endures to the end shall be saved.” That is why Paul talks about a great apostasy as well.

      Now does God know who will fall away and who won’t? Yes, He knows all. That is why he can call those of us who endure the “elect.” Is it our free will however. yes.

  1. I have just read all of your posts and feel SO blessed. With all that has been going on in the world right now, I was alarmed, perplexed (being unschooled mostly in matters of prophecy), but now I have a much better grasp on how it applies to Christians today. I am no longer fearful…just excited to see how everything plays out in my lifetime, trusting that He will keep me in His grace so I can be a light to those who need it. Thank you for answering His call and making sense of what was once such a puzzle in my mind.

    1. Thanks for reading Sarah. Yes, God is in control no matter how crazy everything seems. It is all going according to what was foreseen and written about long ago. Jesus is coming to reign forever. He is coming soon.

  2. What will happen to the Christians in America who stand up against the anti-Christ? Will his dominion extend to the US?

    1. Thanks for reading grgyrs. I’m not sure the AC’s dominion will extend to the USA. Scripture is clear that there will be nations that oppose him, and during the 70th Week of Daniel he will conspire against and attack the “strongest fortresses.” (Dan. 11) What we already see is our nation darkening severely. We should all be prepared to face extreme persecution.

      However, I think we have our thinking backwards. We are not under attack. It is the Church who is assaulting Satan’s Kingdom. Jesus said the “gates of hades” will not prevail against his Church. Gates are defensive structures. I think Jesus was referring to the conquest of Jericho which is a “picture” of the Tribulation with the Saints marching around the city and showing the Ark of the Covenant (Jesus) to the world. We are on the offense taking back the kingdoms of the world until they become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ. Persecution is their fighting back. We need to expect it.

      My new book due in May discusses this in Depth in Chapter 4. Blessings to you.

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