Irrevocable

Few things in this world are revocable. I can’t even think of one, but the old adage, “A deals a deal.” Which generally means once you agree to a transaction and it is completed there is no recourse, but actually there is, based on any number of scenarios where fraud, non-disclosure, disputes over contract terms or many others would allow a court to revoke the deal on behave of a party. Marriage is the quintessential agreement with consequences meant to be irrevocable, but was excepted by God because of men. (Mark 10:2-9; Deut. 24:1) 

Scripture says unequivocal, “As far as the gospel is concerned, they [the Israeli Jews] are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.” (Romans 11:28-29) You see God keeps His word, promises, and gifts given. Though the Jews rejected their Messiah, God would not withdraw their Messiah from them or retract His promises, but will in time, when the full number of the Gentiles have come in, remove their hardened hearts and sins. (Rom. 11:25-27) 

A really clear illustration and proof is when Israel rejected the promised land after God delivered them from Egyptian slavery. When the People rebelled against God He said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them? I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they.… Moses replied, ‘If you put all these people to death, leaving none alive, the nations who have heard this report about you will say, “The Lord was not able to bring these people into the land he promised them on oath, so he slaughtered them in the wilderness.” ’ ” (Numbers 14:11-12, 15-16) Though the nation of Israel rejected God’s word and promise and He was ready to destroy them and raise up a believing people, He kept His Promise to the Nation. The evil generation died over time in the wilderness. The same has happened with Yeshua Messiah, the wicked generation died over time, but a believing generation will arise and accept their Messiah, Yeshua and all Israel will be saved. 

In a much smaller way, God does not withdraw His gifts or calling to us though we fall in selfishness or pride. He does not take His Holy Spirit from us. Forever God remains faithful though we are faithless, as He cannot deny Himself. (2 Tim. 2:13) How great is His unfailing love, our transgressions have been removed as far as the east is from the west. God’s calling to you as a prayer warrior, encourager, evangelist, pastor, prophet, teacher, administrator, artist, writer, healer, or whatever your calling and gifting in Yeshua, will not be withdrawn by God. Yes, we may refuse to believe and fail to move in our calling or gifts, but God remains true to His word and promise. It is a serious thing to reject anything from God, and don’t confuse His sovereignty with our responsibility because His gifts and calling are irrevocable.

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