The God of the Old Testament [Who became Jesus Christ, I Corinthians 10:1-4] made a very important statement. He said in John 15:16: “You have NOT chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: and whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.” As a result, notice the following.
Galatians 5:22-25: “But the fruit of the Spirit IS love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” “Awestruck I gazed as John, with lifted finger, Pointed and cried, ‘Behold the Lamb of God!’ Even then He drew me so I could not linger; Turned I and followed where His footsteps trod. What was the spell, the charm, that led me to Him? – Him, the despised of all the human race? Rather I’d ask why men so coldly view Him. I cannot tell, but I had seen His Face. Word of the Father! Who before creation Dwelt in the light that no man can conceive. Yet in our flesh has wrought our full salvation; What can we do but wonder and believe? Rich men may boast their wealth and count it pleasure Daily to revel in its stores unpriced; I have known that which sinks to nought their treasure – Known the delight of being loved by Christ.” (St. John, by Mary Beale)
We have had saints of God called from the time of Abel! God called Enoch for a special purpose, and then took him to a safe place to live out the remainder of his life. He was specifically called to tell the “Giants,” which were the offspring of the fallen angels of Genesis 6. God called Noah to save mankind that had not had their DNA pattern corrupted. Anyone who has read the Bible knows of Abraham. Sarah was called to be the “mother of many nations. What about the saints from the time of Christ for the next 100 years? We can know “The Calling of the Saints” from the Bible and secular history. The British have the greatest archives on this subject.