General call - of salvation ‘whosoever wills’ (Revelation 22:17.)
General call for service - All believers have specific jobs, good works and task to do as part of their calling and destiny (Ephesians 2:10 and 2 Timothy 1:9).
Appointed call - the five fold ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (Ephesians 4:10-13).
Open call - ‘Who will go’ (Isaiah 6:8) or ‘who will stand in the gap’ (Ezekiel 22:30). The apostle Paul had a Macedonian call ‘come and help us’ Acts 16:9-10.
Specific call - Saul was called to be king (1 Samuel chapter 9-12).
Five Question to Answer
Have I been truthful and honest today?
Have I been impure today?
Have I allowed bitterness to take root in my heart?
Has love been my motive in everything?
Have I sought God's glory or my glory?
Five Principals of Testing Faith
When God is testing us, that which He asks of us often makes no sense at all. If it made
complete sense then there would be no faith involved.
You must obey the Holy Spirit without knowing all the details or implications of His will.
You may not be permitted to let anyone else know what God is doing with you; (see Nehemiah
2:12 and Proverbs 12:23.)
Faith is never brought to maturity without suffering; (see Hebrews 2:10 and Hebrews 5:8.)
The worst suffering is generally right before the end of the test.
If you complain or murmur then the trial may be aborted or postponed; (see 1 Corinthians
10:1-12.) If you fail the trial then you will only have to take it again in another place with
similar circumstances. There are no short cuts with God.