“When God Calls, Go!” Ché Ahn – The Elijah List

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October 31, 2018

“When God Calls, Go!”
Ché Ahn, Pasadena, CA

From the Desk of Steve Shultz:

Steve ShultzWe have received numerous prophetic words about a time for birthing, a time to start new ministries, a time to replant to different locations and more…
If you can relate to this, you will want to read this empowering word from Pastor Che Ahn in which he shares some insights on what it means to GO!
Che Ahn says:
When God calls, go! The destiny He has planned for you is far greater than you may have ever imagined. I encourage you today to listen for His voice—I can assure you, He is speaking!

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“When God Calls, Go!”
Ché Ahn, Pasadena, CA

As we grow in knowing God, we grow in knowing His voice. Redeemed and covered by the Blood of Jesus, we have the gift of entering into the presence of our Creator who is faithful to speak to us, whether that be through the “still, small voice” (1 Kings 19:12) in our hearts, through Scripture, through a vision, or through other people He puts in our lives.

The question is: When we hear God’s voice, will we obey?

Obedience can be challenging, especially to our flesh and to our earthly way of thinking, but it always brings a blessing. Through the example of “the father of our faith,” Abraham (Romans 4:16), and through my own story of being called to the nations of China and India, I want to encourage you to pursue the presence of God, listen for His voice, and obey His leading.

When God calls you into something new, He will be with you every step of the way. He will fulfill His promises to you, and He will bless you abundantly!

Radical Call, Radical Obedience

“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.” (Genesis 12:1-4)

When God called Abram to leave his home country to an unknown land, he had every reason not to go: Abram was settled in his home country with wealth and property; he was surrounded by family, and he was seventy-five years old, seemingly too old to make a major move much less start a new life.

But God made Abram this promise: “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” Abram may have been settled, but he had no sons or daughters, no one to receive his inheritance and carry on his legacy. But God promised him he would become a “great nation,” and that from Abram—later “Abraham”—many would come, and that his name would be known.

So Abram went and faced numerous challenges along the way. He and his wife Sarai entered Egypt, facing hardship and trial there. They tried many years to conceive, unsuccessfully. They faced separation from their family. It would be many years before he would see the fulfillment of God’s promise to him, but Abram remained obedient and faithful. In Genesis 15:6 it says, “Abram believed the LORD, and He credited it to him as righteousness.”

Abram didn’t need to understand how the promise would be fulfilled, but he believed that it would be.

In the end, Abram received the land, the son, and the generations of offspring promised to him.

“And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.” (Hebrews 11:12)

A Vision in the Sky

Not long after I became a Christian, in 1973, I felt the call of God to go to the nations. As a junior at the University of Maryland, I saw a cloud formation in the sky of a world map—but China and India were twice the size of every other continent. I asked the Lord in that moment what the vision meant, and He told me that I would impact every continent for His name’s sake, but especially Asia.

My immediate interpretation was that I would drop out of college to become a missionary, but God had different plans. I didn’t know how this promise would come to pass in my life, but decades later I am experiencing the fulfillment of God’s call for me to “Go” in a way that has exceeded even my wildest hopes and expectations. Through Harvest International Ministry (HIM), I am able to make an impact by raising up leaders and building the Church across the nations, in particular China and India, to an extent I never would have been able to do in my own strength.


When God calls, go! The destiny He has planned for you is far greater than you may have ever imagined. I encourage you today to listen for His voice—I can assure you, He is speaking! Spend some time in His presence, meditate on His Word, and declare His promises over your life. When He speaks to you, move forward with His guidance. God may not be calling you to something that seems “safe,” but His calling always comes with grace to walk it out, provision for the vision, and incredible blessing.

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Ché Ahn
HRock Church

Email: info@hrockchurch.com
Website: www.hrockchurch.com

Ché Ahn and his wife, Sue, are the Founding Pastors of HRock Church in Pasadena, California. Ché serves as the Founder and President of Harvest International Ministry (HIM) and the International Chancellor of Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI). With a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, he has played a key role in many strategic outreaches on local, national and international levels. He has written more than a dozen books and travels extensively throughout the world, bringing apostolic insight with an impartation of renewal, healing and evangelism.

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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